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Dani's Shorts 3

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Publisher: Dani J Caile
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Dani's Shorts 3 by Book Resume:

Wow, it's already Volume 3 of TIW shorts! The third collection of totally pointless exactly 500 Challenge and exactly 200 Weekend Quickie word nonsense (plus a few collaborations and extra TIW things) to entertain you while doing whatever you do when reading.

Dani's Shorts 2

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Author: Dani J Caile
Publisher: Dani J Caile
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Dani's Shorts 2 by Dani J Caile Book Resume:

Yes, it's Volume 2 of TIW shorts! Yet another collection of totally pointless exactly 500 and exactly 200 word nonsense to entertain you while doing whatever you do when reading. I hope you enjoy these short snippets just as much as you enjoyed Volume 1. Thanks again to Brian and all the other Iron Writers for making The Iron Writers phenomenon the success that it already is. If you are 'up to the Challenge', then go to...

Artisans in the North Carolina Backcountry

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Author: Johanna Miller Lewis
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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Artisans in the North Carolina Backcountry by Johanna Miller Lewis Book Resume:

During the quarter of a century before the thirteen colonies became a nation, the northwest quadrant of North Carolina had just begun to attract permanent settlers. This seemingly primitive area may not appear to be a likely source for attractive pottery and ornate silverware and furniture, much less for an audience to appreciate these refinements. Yet such crafts were not confined to urban centers, and artisans, like other colonists, were striving to create better lives for themselves as well as to practice their trades. As Johanna Miller Lewis shows in this pivotal study of colonial history and material culture, the growing population of Rowan County required not only blacksmiths, saddlers, and tanners but also a great variety of skilled craftsmen to help raise the standard of living. Rowan County's rapid expansion was in part the result of the planned settlements of the Moravian Church. Because the Moravians maintained careful records, historians have previously credited church artisans with greater skill and more economic awareness than non-church craftsmen. Through meticulous attention to court and private records, deeds, wills, and other sources, Lewis reveals the Moravian failure to keep up with the pace of development occurring elsewhere in the county. Challenging the traditional belief that southern backcountry life was primitive, Lewis shows that many artisans held public office and wielded power in the public sphere. She also examines women weavers and spinsters as an integral part of the population. All artisans—Moravian and non-Moravian, male and female—helped the local market economy expand to include coastal and trans-Atlantic trade. Lewis's book contributes meaningfully to the debate over self-sufficiency and capitalism in rural America.

Brothers Of Bethlehem

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Author: Logan Christopher Hudson
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Brothers Of Bethlehem by Logan Christopher Hudson Book Resume:

Lao Tzu said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." In the Brothers of Bethlehem, those initial steps belong to three boys from Bethlehem who track down the Magi the night those learned men reach Jesus. On that night, they meet the Son of God as an infant. Thirty years later as grown men, their lives intersect around a radical Rabbi claiming to be the Messiah. Their lives were blessed three decades ago; and now, they have the option to accept or deny a new blessing. In this engaging and enlightening journey of discovery, Logan Christopher Hudson weaves the themes of friendship, family and culture into an authentic portrayal of the circumstances surrounding one of history's most pivotal stages. The joys, blessings, pain, and guilt experienced by the main characters are for the modern day saints who believe that had they been in the presence of the Son of God, they would have stopped at nothing to be his disciple. While reading this spiritual account, the readers will be confronted with the choice to accept or deny a new blessing as they journey through the brothers' lives.

Frederick Taylor and the Public Administration Community

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Author: Hindy L. Schachter
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Frederick Taylor and the Public Administration Community by Hindy L. Schachter Book Resume:

This book argues that the “authoritarian” depiction of Frederick Taylor trivializes his important contribution. Schachter’s analysis of Taylor’s work shows that he actually originated many of the human relations insights that the literature attributes to Mayo, Maslow, and McGregor. Introduced are two major arguments. Through an examination of Taylor’s work, a new way of understanding his actual approach to management is opened. Also discussed are the political and historical reasons that led to the distortion of his work.

Chronos, Kairos, Christos II

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Author: Ray Summers,Jerry Vardaman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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Chronos, Kairos, Christos II by Ray Summers,Jerry Vardaman Book Resume:

Christian theologian and educator Ray Summers (Baylor University) influenced the lives of more than one generation of students, many of whom are now teachers, ministers, and missionaries. This collection of essays in honor of Mr. Summers focuses on his many interests--which are also concerns of many people today--liberty of conscience, civil religion, warfare, the New Testament (especially the Gospels) and other topics.


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Author: Dani J Caile
Publisher: Dani J Caile
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Manna-X by Dani J Caile Book Resume:

"I haven't come across anything quite like this..." Debbie Roxburgh (Speedy McCready) "With your wily work [Dani], I tend to focus on what's in parentheses. (I also think you are very misunderstood...and possibly always have been.)" Eponymous Rox (B.O.T.) Reginald sends Graham Reader (aka the Grim Reaper), out on a mission to find Code 237-Manna-X, the Manna Machine after the Overlords warn him of an imminent (3000 year old) threat against the security of both the physical and non-physical realms. Will Graham find the fantastic yet deadly device before anyone or anything else does?

Jesus Died for This?

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Author: Becky Garrison
Publisher: Zondervan
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Jesus Died for This? by Becky Garrison Book Resume:

From the author:When I arrived at Yale Divinity School back in 1988, I expected to engage in an intense period of discussion and self-reflection around issues like eschatology, evangelism, and ecclesiology with fellow Protestants of all stripes (with a few Catholics thrown in as sort of a guilty pleasure). After all, despite our theological differences, surely we all at least bought into this Nicene Creed biz where it clearly states that Jesus was born, died, and then rose again from the dead? Silly me.Instead way, way, way too much time was spent navel gazing over trivial topics like Why can’t priests be promiscuous? What priestly perks come with this parish? Is YDS a Christian’ divinity school? (This Q comes courtesy of the fundy faithful) and my favorite Why don’t you use ^%$#@ inclusive language in worship? (Uh, Jesus was a “dude.” Hello.) I just don’t see why the creator of all, who loves all of her creation unconditionally, would bring his son into the world to suffer, die, and then rise from the dead unless he knew such an act was needed to transform the world. There’s no way God would have given us the gift of eternal life just so we could stage Christian catfights that make us all look like biblical buffoons.Yes, we can point the finger at silver tongued televangelists and politicians behaving unbiblically. But the more I cover Christian carnage, I realize that this foolish quest to conform Christ’s teachings to the whims of one’s own socio-political agenda has started to stink up the local churches big time. I know Jesus was born in a barn but do churches have to smell like one as well? In I Died for This? I will pick up my pitchfork and muck out the spiritual stables for signs of the living Christ hidden under the mounds of Jesus junk and faith fertilizer. My search will start when I first set foot in the Promised Land in January 2007 and conclude with the 2008 election a.k.a. the Presidential Promised Land. Along the way I will expose emergent excesses, debunk democratic dogma and other biblical bunk that separates us from the radical rule breaking, love making rabble rouser who came to save us all.

A Long, Dangerous Coastline

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Author: Anthony Dalton
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
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A Long, Dangerous Coastline by Anthony Dalton Book Resume:

On September 8, 1923, seven US Navy destroyers rammed into jagged rocks on the California coast. Twenty-three sailors died that night. Five years earlier, the Canadian Pacific passenger ship Princess Sophia steamed into Vanderbilt Reef in Alaska’s Lynn Canal. When she sank, she took 353 people to their deaths. From San Francisco’s fog-bound Golden Gate to the stormy Inside Passage of British Columbia and Alaska, the magnificent west coast of North America has taken a deadly toll. Here are the dramatic tales of ships that met their ends on this treacherous coastline—including Princess Sophia, Benevolence, Queen of the North and others.

Bethlehem Steel

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Author: Kenneth Warren
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
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Bethlehem Steel by Kenneth Warren Book Resume:

Bethlehem Steel presents an original and compelling history of a leading American company, examining the numerous factors contributing to the growth of this titan and those that eventually felled it—along with many of its competitors in the U.S. steel industry.

Movie Roadshows

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Author: Kim R. Holston
Publisher: McFarland
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Movie Roadshows by Kim R. Holston Book Resume:

This work examines a film distribution system paralleling the rise of early features and persisting until 1972, when Man of La Mancha was the final roadshow to require reserved seating. Synonymous with Hollywood’s star-studded premieres, roadshows were longer and cost more than regular features, making the experience similar to attending the legitimate theater. Roadshows, often epic in subject matter, played selected (usually only one) theaters in major urban centers until demand decreased. De rigueur by the 1960s were musical overtures, intermissions, entre’acte and exit music and souvenir programs for sale in the lobby. Throughout the text are recollections by people who attended roadshows, including actor John Kerr and actresses Barbara Eden and Ingrid Pitt. The focus is on roadshows released in the United States but an appendix identifies international roadshows and films forecast but not released as roadshows. Included are plots, contemporary critical reaction, premiere dates, production background, and methods of promotion—i.e., the ballyhoo.

Never Rest on Your Ores

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Author: Norman B. Keevil
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Never Rest on Your Ores by Norman B. Keevil Book Resume:

A century ago, a prospector discovered gold at Ontario’s Kirkland Lake and a son was born to British immigrants in Saskatchewan. The boy – Norman Bell Keevil – went on to become a renowned scientist, teacher, and prospector, discovering a small but high-grade copper mine in Ontario. Parlaying that into control of the Kirkland Lake gold mine fifty years later, he formed the fledgling mining company Teck Corporation. In Never Rest on Your Ores , Keevil’s son Norman, also a geoscientist, recounts how over the next fifty years, a growing team of like-minded engineers and entrepreneurs built Canada’s largest diversified mining company. In candid detail he tells the story of a company and its makers, of the discovery and creation of mines, of the mechanics of industry financing, and of the role that mergers and acquisitions play in a volatile environment. Along the way he meets fascinating captains of industry and politicians not only in Canada, but in the United States and around the world. Finding an ore body – rock that holds valuable metals and minerals – and promoting its development in order to finance and create a mine, most often in hard-to-access wilderness, is complicated work, comparable to locating and extracting a needle in a very messy haystack. Underlying this history is a constant need to replenish the ore, and this need drives the people involved. A detailed and revealing history of a company that he helped to grow and lead for many years, Norman Keevil’s Never Rest on Your Ores is both entertaining and instructive, a rare insider’s account of an industry that has been crucial to the building of this country.

The Material of World History

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Author: Tina Mai Chen,David S. Churchill
Publisher: Routledge
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The Material of World History by Tina Mai Chen,David S. Churchill Book Resume:

This volume considers the confluence of World History and historical materialism, with the following guiding question in mind: given developments in the field of historical materialism concerned with the intersection of race, gender, labour, and class, why is it that within the field of World History, historical materialism has been marginalized, precisely as World History orients toward transnational socio-cultural phenomenon, micro-studies, or global histories of networks? Answering this question requires thinking, in an inter-related manner, about both the development of World History as a discipline, and the place of economic determinism in historical materialism. This book takes the position that historical materialism (as applied to the field of World History) needs to be more open to the methodological diversity of the materialist tradition and to refuse narrowly deterministic frameworks that have led to marginalization of materialist cultural analysis in studies of global capitalism. At the same time, World History needs to be more self-critical of the methodological diversity it has welcomed through a largely inclusionary framework that allows the material to be considered separately from cultural, social, and intellectual dimensions of global processes.

Wealth: a Mallory O’Shaughnessy Novel

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Author: Paula Rae Wallace
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
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Wealth: a Mallory O’Shaughnessy Novel by Paula Rae Wallace Book Resume:

Continuing the adventures of the strong, faithful, and intelligent seventeen-year-old Mallory OShaughnessy as portrayed in DAZZLING and TREASURES, Paula Wallaces new novel, WEALTH, showcases the spunky teenager following the Lord and finding more danger and intrigue! Mallory has recently returned to her duties as the young CEO of DiaMo Corporation. The diamonds inherited from her fathers estate continue to pay off big and have given her numerous worldly riches. But Mallory constantly keeps the Lord first in her life, knowing that her true riches lie in Heaven. A stalwart Christian friend, Diana Faulkner, has helped Mallory through all the twists and turns her life has taken in recent years. When Dianas daughter, Cassandra, a violin prodigy, is invited to Israel to play in the orchestra, Mallory senses something isnt right, yet says nothing when Diana encourages her daughter to pursue her dream. But Cassandra becomes caught in the snare of a vindictive woman who desperately wants Mallorys pink heart diamondand to destroy Diana Faulkner. Mallory takes matters into her own hands, even if it means she herself must take the fall With a global setting from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Tel Aviv, Israel, WEALTH traces one womans determination to live her life for God and the true love between friends. "You may contact Paula by email at [email protected]"

The Uss Blessman and I

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Author: Edward Hinz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Uss Blessman and I by Edward Hinz Book Resume:

As a memoir of shipboard life during World War II, the story is an accurate depiction of life aboard a combat vessel during the invasions of Normandy, Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and landing in Wakayama, Japan. From escorting convoys crossing the Atlantic and working with Under Water Demolition Team UDT15 now called Seals, in the Pacific, the USS Blessman survived a 500 pound bomb blast at Iwo Jima. After limping to Mare Island for repairs, she sailed at full speed carrying UDT-17 team to join the forces landing on Japan soil.

War and the Arme Blanche

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Author: Erskine Childers,Ryan Desmond
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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War and the Arme Blanche by Erskine Childers,Ryan Desmond Book Resume:

Robert Erskine Childers (1870–1922) was a British-born Irish writer. In his early career, he was a notable military historian and critic, famously writing an account of the Boer War for which he was a correspondent. In his 1910 work, “War and the Arme Blanche” Childers offers a critique of the cavalry. Employing his personal experiences in the Boer War, he argues that instead of simply having lances, the cavalry should be transformed into mounted infantry complete with swords and carbines. Content includes: “The Issue And Its Importance”, “The Threefold Problem”, “British And Boer Mounted Troops”, “Elandslaagte”, “From Elandslaagte To The Black Week”, “Colesberg And Kimberley”, etc. Other notable works by this author include: “The Riddle of the Sands” (1903) and “The Framework for Home Rule” (1911).

Her Christmas Wish

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Author: Kathryn Springer
Publisher: Steeple Hill
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Her Christmas Wish by Kathryn Springer Book Resume:

To: Uncle Eli From: Olivia Dear Uncle Eli, I don't think Daddy is getting me what I really want for Christmas—a mommy. He's been sad since Mommy died, and I want him to be happy again. And ever since Leah, my new nanny, came to stay, he's been smiling more. She's really nice. She makes cookies with me and takes me to church. I think Leah is perfect for us. I told him he should marry her, but he's busy with his carpentering stuff. Maybe he'll listen to you? Tell him my Christmas wish is to have Leah with us, ALWAYS.

What Will A Man Give In Exchange For His Soul?

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Author: George D. Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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What Will A Man Give In Exchange For His Soul? by George D. Johnson Book Resume:

George D. Johnson’s What Will A Man Give In Exchange For His Soul? is an extensive study of men and women who gave their lives to Christ for the sake of others. Men have exchanged their souls for much power, wealth, and success. When the envious Pharisees asked Christ which was the greatest commandment in the law, in essence, he told them that loving God and their fellow man are the only two laws for which men can exchange their souls. Anything apart from this means they will fall short of God’s expectations. And Johnson’s sophisticated treatise illustrates this fact.

Slouching Towards Gomorrah

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Author: Robert H. Bork
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Slouching Towards Gomorrah by Robert H. Bork Book Resume:

In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling: a nation that slouches not towards the Bethlehem envisioned by the poet Yeats in 1919, but towards Gomorrah. Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a penetrating, devastatingly insightful exposé of a country in crisis at the end of the millennium, where the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism (the equality of outcomes rather than opportunities) and radical individualism (the drastic reduction of limits to personal gratification), has undermined our culture, our intellect, and our morality. In a new Afterword, the author highlights recent disturbing trends in our laws and society, with special attention to matters of sex and censorship, race relations, and the relentless erosion of American moral values. The alarm he sounds is more sobering than ever: we can accept our fate and try to insulate ourselves from the effects of a degenerating culture, or we can choose to halt the beast, to oppose modern liberalism in every arena. The will to resist, he warns, remains our only hope.

Psychology in Organizations

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Author: S Alexander Haslam
Publisher: SAGE
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Psychology in Organizations by S Alexander Haslam Book Resume:

Alex Haslam has thoroughly revised and updated his ground-breaking original text with this new edition. While still retaining the highly readable and engaging style of the best-selling first edition, he presents extensive reviews and critiques of major topics in organizational psychology - including leadership, motivation, communication, decision making, negotiation, power, productivity and collective action - but with much more besides. Key features of this 2nd Edition: · An entirely new chapter on organizational stress which deals with highly topical issues of stress appraisal, social support, coping and burnout. · New, wider textbook format and design making the entire book much more accessible for students. · Wide range of pedagogical features included - suggestions for further reading included at the end of each chapter; comprehensive glossaries of social identity, social psychological and organizational terms.

Not A Wayward Goat, Too

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Author: Shanna Kelley
Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
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Not A Wayward Goat, Too by Shanna Kelley Book Resume:

Not a Wayward Goat Too is a continuation of book one, The Wayward Pig and Other Farm Stories. It shares more stories of The wayward farm animals and how they are getting by after the hard year of 2020. It continues to share funny times and can help those who need some healing with laughter. Twenty twenty was a hard year for everyone. This book goes through the year 2020 with the farm animals and all the things they went through. This book will shock you and make you laugh at the same time. Read Not a Wayward Goat Too to learn about the new animals on the farm and to check in on your favorites from The Wayward Pig and Other Farm Stories.

Bobby and J. Edgar Revised Edition

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Author: Burton Hersh
Publisher: Basic Books
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Bobby and J. Edgar Revised Edition by Burton Hersh Book Resume:

NOW WITH A NEW PREFACE In this riveting account of the explosive relationship between Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover, renowned journalist and author Burton Hersh sets their highly publicized clashes in the context of Joe Kennedy’s ongoing manipulation of Congress and his children’s careers, and his lifelong connections to organized crime. Theirs was a unique triumvirate, marked by conflict and betrayal, and culminating in a near-Shakespearean tragedy. Based on compelling new research, and told in gripping anecdotal style, Hersh chronicles the complex relationship between the two antagonists, from their early brushes during the McCarthy years to their controversial deaths.

Baseball and the House of David

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Author: P.J. Dragseth
Publisher: McFarland
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Baseball and the House of David by P.J. Dragseth Book Resume:

House of David barnstorming baseball (1915-1957) was played without pre-determined schedules, leagues, player statistics or standings. The Davids quickly gained popularity for their hirsute appearance and flashy, fast-paced style of play. During their 200 seasons, they travelled as many as 30,000 miles, criss-crossing the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Benton Harbor teams invented the pepper game and were winners year after year, becoming legends in barnstorming baseball. Initially a loose affiliation of players, the Davids expanded to three teams--Western, Central and Eastern--as their reputation grew, and hired outsiders to fill the rosters. Prominent among them were pitchers Grover Cleveland Alexander and Charlie "Chief" Bender, both player managers in the early 1930s. They resisted the color barrier, eagerly facing Negro League teams everywhere. In 1934, before their largest crowd to date, they defeated the first Negro team invited to the famed Denver Post Tournament, the great Kansas City Monarchs, for the championship.

Countdown to Statehood

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Author: Hillel Frisch
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Countdown to Statehood by Hillel Frisch Book Resume:

A study of Palestinian state formation in comparison to Zionist experiences.


Bethlehem [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Karen Kelly
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Bethlehem by Karen Kelly Book Resume:

With the writing chops of Ian McEwan and the story-craft of Lisa Wingate, Karen Kelly weaves a shattering debut about two intertwined families and the secrets that they buried during the gilded, glory days of Bethlehem, PA. “A haunting debut.” —Georgia Hunter, New York Times bestselling author of We Were the Lucky Ones “Karen Kelly is the real deal.” —Mark Sullivan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky A young woman arrives at the grand ancestral home of her husband’s family, hoping to fortify her cracking marriage. But what she finds is not what she expected: tragedy haunts the hallways, whispering of heartache and a past she never knew existed. Inspired by the true titans of the steel-boom era, Bethlehem is a story of temptation and regret, a story of secrets and the cost of keeping them, a story of forgiveness. It is the story of two complex women—thrown together in the name of family—who, in coming to understand each other, come finally to understand themselves.

The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Author: William Anderson,Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson,Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Resume:

Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America’s most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder—a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life and work. The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a vibrant, deeply personal portrait of this revered American author, illuminating her thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and dealings with family, friends, and fans as never before. This is a fresh look at the adult life of the author in her own words. Gathered from museums and archives and personal collections, the letters span over sixty years of Wilder’s life, from 1894–1956 and shed new light on Wilder’s day-to-day life. Here we see her as a businesswoman and author—including her beloved Little House books, her legendary editor, Ursula Nordstrom, and her readers—as a wife, and as a friend. In her letters, Wilder shares her philosophies, political opinions, and reminiscences of life as a frontier child. Also included are letters to her daughter, writer Rose Wilder Lane, who filled a silent role as editor and collaborator while the famous Little House books were being written. Wilder biographer William Anderson collected and researched references throughout these letters and the result is an invaluable historical collection, tracing Wilder’s life through the final days of covered wagon travel, her life as a farm woman, a country journalist, Depression-era author, and years of fame as the writer of the Little House books. This collection is a sequel to her beloved books, and a snapshot into twentieth-century living.

A Mixed Race

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Author: Frank Shuffelton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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A Mixed Race by Frank Shuffelton Book Resume:

This collection of new essays enters one of the most topical and energetic debates of our time--the subject of ethnicity. The recent vigorous debates being waged over questions raised by the phenomenon of multiculturalism in America highlight the fact that American culture has arisen out of an unusually rich and interactive ethnic mix. The essays in A Mixed Race suggest that American society was inescapably multicultural from its very beginnings and that this representation of cultural differences fundamentally defined American culture. While recent scholarship has looked extensively at the ethnic formation of modern American culture, this study focuses on the eighteenth century and colonial American values that have been previously overlooked in the debate, arguing that a culture shaped by responses to ethnic and racial difference is not merely a modern circumstance but one at the base of American history. Written by a group of first-class contributors, the essays in this collection discuss the representation of cultural differences between European immigrants and Native Americans, the circumstances of the first African-American autobiographical narratives, rhetorical negotiations among different European-American cultural groups, ethnic representation in the genre literature of jest books and execution narratives, and the ethnic conceptions of Michel de Crevecoeur, Phillis Wheatley, and Thomas Jefferson. A Mixed Race offers agile and original yet scholarly readings of ethnicity and ethnic formation from some of our best critics of early American culture. Moving from questions of race and ethnicity to varieties of ethnic representation, and finally to individual confrontations, this volume sheds light on the confrontations of ethnically diverse peoples, and launches a timely, full-scale investigation of the construction of American culture.

God's War

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Author: Christopher Tyerman
Publisher: Penguin UK
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God's War by Christopher Tyerman Book Resume:

The story of how a group of warriors, driven by faith, greed and wanderlust, carved out new Christian-ruled states in the Middle East is one of the most extraordinary of all epics. The crusaders' stunning initial success started a sequence of great Crusades, each with its own story, that fundamentally shaped the Christian and Muslim worlds for two centuries, until the last Crusader castles were finally expunged. The energy and commitment that sent army after army into the eastern Mediterranean also led to the invasion and conversion of Central and Baltic Europe, Spain, Portugal, the destruction of the Cathars in Provence and the settlement of America. Told with great verve and authority, God's War is the definitive account of a fascinating but also horrifying story. ‘We are still living with the images and legends of the crusades...Tyerman tells us how the Church set about preaching the crusades, exploiting the perennial pessimism and guilt of the European nobility of the Middle Ages. He shows how crusading ideology penetrated the religious sensibility of the period, as well as its secular fiction and poetry...Of all the modern histories of the crusades it is the shrewdest, the most reliable and the most complete.’ – The Spectator

Willow Wind Farm

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Author: Anne Pellowski
Publisher: Bethlehem Books
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Willow Wind Farm by Anne Pellowski Book Resume:

This is the fourth book in the popular Latsch Valley Farm series that has so far spanned 100 years and four generations of a Polish-American extended family in rural Wisconsin. The story is based on the lively experiences of Betsy Korb, 7th daughter in a family of 10 children and niece of author Anne Pellowski. Along with Linda, Kathy, Danny, Carol, Mona, Dorothy, Julie, Sara and Kristine, Betsy enjoys the fun—and disasters—that occur at “medium-sized” Willow Wind Farm, with its cows, cattle, pigs, chickens, cats and dogs. She partakes in all the pleasures of a large family as well as learning to cooperate with the necessary chores: preparing meals, washing-up and being an alert member of a busy, working farm. Set in the year 1967, the book describes a close and flourishing community still connected to its European and Catholic roots.

Olivier Messiaen

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Author: Richard D E Burton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Olivier Messiaen by Richard D E Burton Book Resume:

The 20th century French composer Olivier Messiaen was a devout Roman Catholic and notably claimed that his music was an expression of his faith. Unsurprisingly, many performers and listeners consider Messiaen's strong religiosity central to their appreciation of the composer's music. Music scholars have devoted much energy to exploring how Messiaen's music was an extension of his religious beliefs. Yet, these works tend to discuss Messiaen's Catholicism solely in terms of personal religious identity and ignore the composer's broader connections to the cultural landscape of Roman Catholicism in France. In Olivier Messiaen: Texts, Contexts, and Intertexts (1937-1948) the late French literature scholar Richard Burton examines nine of Messiaen's works in the context of the broader French Catholic intellectual tradition. Drawing on an expansive knowledge of the Catholic literature and the surrealist tradition, Burton reveals that Messiaen's middle-period compositions are filled with intertextual references to the Bible and other theological writings, which Messiaen, given his reputation for falsifying facts, may have gone to great lengths to obscure. As a Catholic, Messiaen is presented as somewhat removed from the ethos of his time and place, taking no part in the social side of Catholicism that found expression in the Pétainist litany of 'Patrie, Famille, Travail'. Rather, Messiaen regarded himself as having a 'vertical' relationship with God, which could make him seem unworldly and even uncaring. With insights into the artistic careers of Messiaen's notable contemporaries and historical perspectives on the breakdown of French politics during World War II, Burton creates a vivid picture of the previously unexamined spiritual and philosophical inspirations behind Messiaen's pivotal mid-century compositions.

If God Made the Universe, Who Made God?

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Author: Holman Bible Editorial Staff
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
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If God Made the Universe, Who Made God? by Holman Bible Editorial Staff Book Resume:

Perhaps you remember being in a university class, feeling frustrated when the respected professor dismissed questions from a student because of her religious faith. Or maybe over a business lunch one of your colleagues referred to Christianity as a fairtytale, and you said nothing. Many Christians find themselves in such situations but don’t speak up because they don’t fully realize the strength of their own position. They feel incapable of giving reasons for the hope that is theirs. Christian apologetics is the discipline and growing body of knowledge that equips believers to address their own doubts, to converse with seekers and critics from a position of strength, and to bear witness to Christ with confidence. In the spirit of the title question, If God Made the Universe, Who Made God? collects 130 essays written in defense of the Christian faith. Contributors include some of the pre-eminent apologists of our time, from Lee Strobel and Charles Colson to Hank Hanegraaff, J. P. Moreland, and Ravi Zacharias. The content is grouped into ten topics: Apologetics: Introductory Issues Jesus Christ Science and Faith Cults and World Religions The Existence of God Ethics Theology The Scriptures Heaven and Hell Evangelism

The Hour of Sunlight

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Author: Sami al Jundi,Jen Marlowe
Publisher: Nation Books
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The Hour of Sunlight by Sami al Jundi,Jen Marlowe Book Resume:

As a teenager in Palestine, Sami al Jundi had one ambition: overthrowing Israeli occupation. With two friends, he began to build a bomb to use against the police. But when it exploded prematurely, killing one of his friends, al Jundi was caught and sentenced to ten years in prison. It was in an Israeli jail that his unlikely transformation began. Al Jundi was welcomed into a highly organized, democratic community of political prisoners who required that members of their cell read, engage in political discourse on topics ranging from global revolutions to the precepts of nonviolent protest and revolution. Al Jundi left prison still determined to fight for his people's rights—but with a very different notion of how to undertake that struggle. He cofounded the Middle East program of Seeds of Peace Center for Coexistence, which brings together Palestinian and Israeli youth. Marked by honesty and compassion for Palestinians and Israelis alike, The Hour of Sunlight illuminates the Palestinian experience through the story of one man's struggle for peace.


Beginnings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Peter C. Bouteneff
Publisher: Baker Academic
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Beginnings by Peter C. Bouteneff Book Resume:

What are we missing when we look at the creation narratives of Genesis only or primarily through the lens of modern discourse about science and religion? Theologian Peter Bouteneff explores how first-millennium Christian understandings of creation can inform current thought in the church and in the public square. He reaches back into the earliest centuries of our era to recover the meanings that early Jewish and Christian writers found in the stories of the six days of creation and of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Readers will find that their forbears in the faith saw in the Genesis narrative not simply an account of origins but also a rich teaching about the righteousness of God, the saving mission of Christ, and the destiny of the human creature.

Mystery of the Sturbridge Keys

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Author: Linda Hourihan HHCP
Publisher: iUniverse
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Mystery of the Sturbridge Keys by Linda Hourihan HHCP Book Resume:

Dramatic time travel fiction as a family is cast into ancient history and pre-history, slavery and immigration, the birth of Christmas, and how Noahs sons populate the earth through the empires. 70th Anniversary of Old Sturbridge Village Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin tales Noahs repopulation through the empires Who are the Egyptian slaves? Old Sturbridge Village discovers the secret of Christmas

Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land

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Author: Ruth Everhart
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land by Ruth Everhart Book Resume:

When Ruth Everhart was given the opportunity to travel to the Holy Land as one of several ministers taking part in a documentary about pilgrimage, she jumped at the opportunity. Little did she know just how demanding -- yet ultimately rewarding -- her transformation from Presbyterian minister, wife, and mom to pilgrim would be. Candid, down-to-earth, and delightful, Ruth recounts her experiences in Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land, inviting readers to journey alongside her on an unforgettable Holy Land pilgrimage. Watch the trailer:

John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

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Author: Dayton Haskin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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John Donne in the Nineteenth Century by Dayton Haskin Book Resume:

In 1906, having been assigned Izaak Walton's Life of Donne to read for his English class, a Harvard freshman heard a lecture on the long disparaged 'metaphysical' poets. Years later, when an appreciation of these poets was considered a consummate mark of a modernist sensibility, T. S. Eliot was routinely credited with having 'discovered' Donne himself. John Donne in the Nineteenth Century tracks the myriad ways in which 'Donne' was lodged in literary culture in the Romantic and Victorian periods. The early chapters document a first revival of interest when Walton's Life was said to be 'in the hands of every reader'; they explore what Wordsworth and Coleridge contributed to the conditions for the 1839 publication of the only edition ever called The Works, which reprinted the sermons of 'Dr Donne'. Later chapters trace a second revival, when admirers of the biography, turning to the prose letters and the poems to supplement Walton, discovered that his hero's writings entail the sorts of controversial issues that are raised by Browning, by the 'fleshly school' of poets, and by self-consciously 'decadent' writers of the fin de siècle. The final chapters treat the spread of the academic study of Donne from Harvard, where already in the 1880s he was the anchor of the seventeenth-century course, to other institutions and beyond the academy, showing that Donne's status as a writer eclipsed his importance as the subject of Walton's narrative, which Leslie Stephen facetiously called 'the masterpiece of English biography'.

The Mistletoe Effect

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Author: Melissa Cutler
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
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The Mistletoe Effect by Melissa Cutler Book Resume:

A cowboy and an heiress find themselves a pretend marriage—and a very real passion—in THE MISTLETOE EFFECT, a delightfully sexy Christmas e-novella from Melissa Cutler. The Briscoe Ranch is famous for its December nuptials. No couple that's ever gotten married at the Texas resort has divorced—a phenomenon that the wedding industry has dubbed the Mistletoe Effect. But when the resort owner's youngest daughter leaves her wayward fiancé at the altar, the Briscoe Ranch faces a publicity nightmare. So Carina Briscoe, the sister of the bride, steps in to exchange vows with James Decker, one of the ranch's loyal employees instead. Their marriage might be a sham but the sparks between them are anything but. Sometimes a little bit of Christmas magic is all it takes for two hearts to end up in the right place at the right time...Could it be that this unlikely couple ends up with the greatest gift of all?

Grace Period

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Author: Melinda Worth Popham
Publisher: iUniverse
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Author Melinda Worth Popham left home for Yale Divinity School at age fifty-six after a barrage of painful life events brought her to her knees and led to the discovery that pain is the Miracle Gro of spiritual growth. Grace Period recounts the spiritual journey launched by the break-up of her marriage and her teenage daughters descent into an intractable depression that led to an Ivy League seminary, not in pursuit of ordination to ministry but quite simply to her plain old ordinary sacred self. Wise, honest, and unexpectedly humorous, Grace Period is not only about Pophams study of God but about Gods education of her. In this impeccably written memoir, Popham ... proves herself a highbrow, refined spiritual sister to Anne Lamott. Publishers Weekly (starred review) Anyone who has suffered, or lives with a modicum of spiritual curiosity, will want to press this book into the hands of a friend. BlueInk Review (starred review) A stunning spiritual autobiography and a work of profound discernment. Foreword Clarion Review (5-star review) Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas!

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Author: Amy Newmark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas! by Amy Newmark Book Resume:

This collection of 101 heartwarming and entertaining stories of holiday traditions, family, and goodwill will spread the wonder and joy of the holiday season. A fantastic holiday gift and a great way to start the season! Christmas is a festive and joyful time of year, a time of family, friends, and traditions. You will delight in reading the 101 merry and touching stories of love, joy, and wonder. And all the stories are “Santa safe” so they can keep the magic alive for the whole family.

King of Capital

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Author: David Carey,John E. Morris
Publisher: Currency
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King of Capital by David Carey,John E. Morris Book Resume:

The story of Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone, and a financial revolution, King of Capital is the greatest untold success story on Wall Street. In King of Capital, David Carey and John Morris show how Blackstone (and other private equity firms) transformed themselves from gamblers, hostile-takeover artists, and ‘barbarians at the gate’ into disciplined, risk-conscious investors while the financial establishment—banks and investment bankers such as Citigroup, Bear Stearns, Lehman, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley—were recklessly assuming risks, leveraging up to astronomical levels and driving the economy to the brink of disaster. Now, not only have Blackstone and a small coterie of competitors wrested control of corporations around the globe, but they have emerged as a major force on Wall Street, challenging the likes of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley for dominance. Insightful and hard-hitting, filled with never-before-revealed details about the workings of a heretofore secretive company that was the personal fiefdom of Schwarzman and Peter Peterson, King of Capital shows how Blackstone and private equity will drive the economy and provide a model for how financing will work in the years to come.