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The Oath

The Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1418509264
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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An ancient sin. A long forgotten oath. A town with a deadly secret. Something evil is at work in Hyde River, an isolated mining town in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Under the cover of darkness, a predator strikes without warningùtaking life in the most chilling and savage fashion. The community of Hyde River watches in terror as residents suddenly vanish. Yet, the more locals are pressed for information, the more they close ranks, sworn to secrecy by their forefathersÆ hidden sins. Only when Hyde RiverÆs secrets are exposed is the true extent of the danger fully revealed. What the town discovers is something far more deadly than anything theyÆd imagined. Something that doesnÆt just stalk its victims, but has the power to turn hearts black with decay as it slowly fills their souls with darkness.

The Oath

The Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307833798
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Schocken
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The Oath by Elie Wiesel Book Resume:

When a Christian boy disappears in a fictional Eastern European town in the 1920s, the local Jews are quickly accused of ritual murder. There is tension in the air and a pogrom threatens to erupt. Suddenly, an extraordinary man—Moshe the dreamer, a madman and mystic—steps forward and confesses to a crime he did not commit, in a vain attempt to save his people from certain death. The community gathers to hear his last words—a plea for silence—and everyone present takes an oath: whoever survives the impending tragedy must never speak of the town’s last days and nights of terror. For fifty years the sole survivor keeps his oath—until he meets a man whose life depends on hearing the story, and one man’s loyalty to the dead confronts head-on another’s reason to go on living. One of Wiesel’s strongest early novels, this timeless parable about the Jews and their enemies, about hate, family, friendship, and silence, is as powerful, haunting, and significant as it was when first published in 1973.

The Oath

The Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1647421152
Author: A.M. Linden
Publisher: She Writes Press
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When the last of members of a secretive Druid cult are forced to abandon their hidden sanctuary, they send the youngest of their remaining priests in search of Annwr, their chief priestess’s sister, who was abducted by a Saxon war band fifteen years ago. With only a rudimentary grasp of English and the ambiguous guidance of an oracle’s prophecy, Caelym manages to find Annwr living in a hut on the grounds of a Christian convent. Annwr has spent her years of captivity caring for the timid Aleswina, an orphaned Saxon princess who was consigned to the cloistered convent by her cousin, King Gilberth, after he assumed her father’s throne. Just as Caelym and Annwr are about leave together, Aleswina learns that Gilberth, a tyrant known for his cruelty and vicious temper, means to take her out of the convent and marry her. Terrified, she flees with the two Druids—beginning a heart-pounding adventure that unfolds in ways none of them could have anticipated.

The Oath

The Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781101209684
Author: John Lescroart
Publisher: Penguin
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When HMO executive Tim Markham is hit by a car during a morning jog through his exclusive San Francisco neighborhood, he has the bad luck to be transported to one of his own hospitals . . . and winds up dead in his ICU bed. But in spite of the rumors about his company's substandard care, this death appears to be a case of malice, not of malpractice—especially after Markham's entire family is gunned down in their home. Lt. Abe Glitsky has strong suspicions about a doctor with opportunity, means, and motives to spare. But working up a case against Eric Kensing might not be easy, especially when Glitsky has to rely on two bumbling rookies to gather the evidence. When defense attorney Dismas Hardy takes Kensing on as a client, both Glitsky and Hardy have to worry not only about losing the case, but about losing a best friend as well. And as the investigation leads to something bigger than they expected, they may both be in danger of losing their lives as well. . .

The Obama White House and the Supreme Court

The Obama White House and the Supreme Court [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0525433767
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Publisher: Vintage
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The Obama White House and the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin Book Resume:

A Vintage Shorts Selection The bestselling and prizewinning author of The Nine and American Heiress tells the dramatic and gripping insider’s story of the momentous ideological war fought between the Obama White House and the Supreme Court. President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts could not be more different. Obama, a legal conservative grappling with the second amendment among other issues, believes in the close interpretation of the Constitution, incremental change, and pragmatism over ideology. But, for Roberts the law is all about winning. And, from the moment he botched Obama’s oath of office in 2009, the relationship between the Court and the White House has been fraught. This is essential history that unravels the forces that have shaped the Roberts Court over the last eight years. The nation is preparing to vote for its next president, and it bears remembering that the future of the Supreme Court will also be on the ballot. An ebook short.

The Oath

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Author: Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala
Publisher: Literators Publishing
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Dr. Krishna, a conscientious doctor, is arrested and put on trial for treating naxalites, a banned people war group. Many police officers are killed in an encounter with naxalites, and the police are looking for payback. They want Dr. Krishna to pay for helping naxalites, to pay for the deaths of their men, and to pay for their helplessness. They mount irrefutable evidence against Dr. Krishna, and the Public Prosecutor has never lost a case. Can Dr. Krishna survive the legal onslaught? Does his old lawyer have enough in him to defend a lost cause? Set in Zala, the hot bed of naxal activity in the state of Andhra Pradesh, The Oath narrates a gripping, entertaining and intellectually stimulating tale of the clash between Medicine and Law. Dr. Kalyan is a novelist and Thai yoga masseur from Bangalore, India. He started his fiction writing with legal thrillers, and is currently writing historical and crime thriller novels. Some of his novels were among best sellers on different stores, and have been listed among the 'must reads' for people interested in the law thriller genre. He is an IP attorney by profession, and is listed among the top intellectual property minds in India. Dr. Kalyan Kankanala writes extensively on intellectual property issues, and has published highly referenced books and law review articles on the subject. Dr. Kalyan is also a trained Thai yoga masseur, and provides Thai yoga body work as a hobby. He combines his learnings from psychology, music therapy and body work to offer meditative and relaxing massages.

The Oath

The Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1912881608
Author: Michael L. Lewis
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
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The polished veneer of a boys’ boarding school in Northern England masks a cadre of wickedness. Seniors viciously torment any junior they deem unfit. Jonathan Simon, in his first term at Blackleigh School in 1955, is warned: 1) There are three monsters in his dorm: seniors Flicker, Sleeth, and Tunk; and 2) A code of conduct mandates no snitching. Simon befriends two other juniors; pixie-faced Ian Gracey; and witty, grossly overweight Arthur Crown. Juniors are required to clean seniors’ studies and Crown panics when he’s assigned to Flicker, who was under suspicion by the police a year earlier after a junior fell from the church bell tower in the off-limits cemetery. During a cross-country run, the three friends take a shortcut and stumble into the cadet rifle range. Corps Sergeant Sleeth puts them through a degrading punishment using human excrement. The three juniors swear a blood oath never to allow another bully to abuse them. Will this oath be their downfall, or will they make it through the school year? Snitching could have serious consequences, but keeping silent will break their blood oath. As Simon, Gracey and Crown try to survive this perilous journey, the constant threat of harm brings their friendship ever closer…

The Oath

The Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 153209809X
Author: Dan Peled
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Oath by Dan Peled Book Resume:

When a prominent New York businesswoman discovers her husband's dead body, her life is shuddered. As she awaits the arrival of a homicide detective, the story of Valerie's past unfolds. Her life has been a torrent of success and tribulation. This extraordinary fiction novel weaves together an unforgettable cast of characters in this fast-moving and gripping story. It grabs the reader from the start and continues to build up steam. Valerie had turned her talent into the lucrative real estate market of New York's luxury residences, while her ballet career blossoms. When she decides to withdraw from a real estate venture, her partner convinces her husband, a prominent New York attorney to assume her place in the project, take control of it and seek funds for it's completion. He introduces him to a former Russian vice- admiral and his shadowy associates, whose funds help turn around the joint venture and the ambitious project then moves forward, as the approval of it's phase one by the city's planning board is at hand. Christopher, Valerie's husband meets stiff opposition by Sarah Whitmore, a mysterious new planning board member, whose resistance is met with Christopher's wrath. Here is a stunning tale of intrigue, romance, betrayal and greed, as Sarah Whitmore is entangled in a war of nerves against Christopher Ames and her success is twisted amid powerful forces and events as a masterful finale’ looms ahead, where a woman- pursued by foes and friends alike holds a stunning surprise of her own.

Bite Of The Oath

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Author: Laura Greenwood
Publisher: Drowlgon Press
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Bite Of The Oath by Laura Greenwood Book Resume:

When her brother's best friend asks her to pretend to be his fiancée, Bindi says yes, even though she knows she shouldn't. Pretending to be madly in love with Julian is easy for her. Perhaps too easy, and she finds herself falling for the charming vampire for real. Can they continue their charade without losing their hearts? - Bite Of The Oath is a fake fiancé(e) vampire romance and part of the Black Fan series. It is Bindi and Julian's complete story.

Mercyful Fate's Don't Break the Oath

Mercyful Fate's Don't Break the Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501354396
Author: Henrik Marstal
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Mercyful Fate's Don't Break the Oath by Henrik Marstal Book Resume:

Upon its release, Don't Break the Oath charted fifth on the official British heavy metal album list and was supported by a two month long sold-out American tour in early 1985. The band's controversial stage appearance with burning crosses, a microphone stand formed as a cross made of two human leg bones, as well as other blasphemous rituals attracted the attention of the then newly formed PRMC (Parental Resource Music Center) committee, ironically reassuring the band its position on the charts. But though the album was hugely popular in the anglophone metal scene, it was conceived in peripheral Denmark. This book discusses the relationship between center and periphery. It juxtaposes the Anglophone reticent of heavy metal with the rather marginalized location of Copenhagen, and examines Mercyful Fate's relation to the Nordic region more generally. It also takes a close look at the methods involved in the production of King Diamond's vocals, and emphasizes the role of the vocalist as just as an important part of the over-all soundscape as the instrumental contributions.

Names Of Persons Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance To The State Of Pennsylvania Between The Years 1777 And 1789

Names Of Persons Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance To The State Of Pennsylvania Between The Years 1777 And 1789 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0806303743
Author: Thompson Westcott
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
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Names Of Persons Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance To The State Of Pennsylvania Between The Years 1777 And 1789 by Thompson Westcott Book Resume:

"This invaluable list of close to 2,000 persons who signed the Revolutionary oath of allegiance in Philadelphia gives the name of signer, the actual date of signing, and, where known, the occupation and residence of the signer. In many instances, the signer previously resided in another of the Thirteen Colonies, and this as well as his European origins are mentioned" --from the publisher.

The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents

The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393652130
Author: Corey Brettschneider
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents by Corey Brettschneider Book Resume:

“A cleareyed, accessible, and informative primer: vital reading for all Americans.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Can the president launch a nuclear attack without congressional approval? Is it ever a crime to criticize the president? Can states legally resist a president’s executive order? In today’s fraught political climate, it often seems as if we must become constitutional law scholars just to understand the news from Washington, let alone make a responsible decision at the polls. The Oath and the Office is the book we need, right now and into the future, whether we are voting for or running to become president of the United States. Constitutional law scholar and political science professor Corey Brettschneider guides us through the Constitution and explains the powers—and limits—that it places on the presidency. From the document itself and from American history’s most famous court cases, we learn why certain powers were granted to the presidency, how the Bill of Rights limits those powers, and what “we the people” can do to influence the nation’s highest public office—including, if need be, removing the person in it. In these brief yet deeply researched chapters, we meet founding fathers such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, as well as key figures from historic cases such as Brown v. Board of Education and Korematsu v. United States. Brettschneider breathes new life into the articles and amendments that we once read about in high school civics class, but that have real impact on our lives today. The Oath and the Office offers a compact, comprehensive tour of the Constitution, and empowers all readers, voters, and future presidents with the knowledge and confidence to read and understand one of our nation’s most important founding documents.

Swear an Oath

Swear an Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453535276
Author: Kevin Morse
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Swear an Oath by Kevin Morse Book Resume:

A struggling private investigator, Alan Williams, is called out of the blue by an old friend and colleague. He arrives only too late after his friend is killed. What looked like a suicide to the police looks differently to Alan as a murder. Coincidentally, the day before a merger victim washed up shore on the Detroit River which really has the police baffled. Alan has an acquaintance in the department and since the police are overwhelmed with the killings, Alans acquaintance, Sergeant Lorenzo decides to engage the services of Alan to investigate. Quickly, Alan and his associates are drawn into a world of mystery, esoteric knowledge, secret oaths, and secret organizations. Swear an Oath has all the makings of a mystery thriller with secrets that could have reshape ones perspective and have huge implications on the world.

The Oath

The Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 180032393X
Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Canelo
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The Oath by Michael Jecks Book Resume:

The threat of war looms over England 1326. In an England riven with conflict, knight and peasant alike find their lives turned upside down by the warring factions of Edward II with his hated favourite, Hugh le Despenser, and Edward's estranged queen Isabella and her lover, Sir Roger Mortimer. Yet even in such times the brutal slaughter of an entire family still has the power to shock. Three further murders follow, and bailiff Simon Puttock is drawn into a web of intrigue, vengeance, power and greed as Roger Mortimer charges him to investigate the killings. The twenty-ninth instalment in the gripping Last Templar Mysteries series, perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Susanna Gregory. Praise for Michael Jecks ‘Michael Jecks is a national treasure’ Scotland on Sunday ‘Marvellously portrayed’ C. J. Sansom

The Oath of Bjorn

The Oath of Bjorn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0008455740
Author: Tamara Goranson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The Alexiad

The Alexiad [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141904542
Author: Anna Komnene
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Alexiad by Anna Komnene Book Resume:

A revised edition of Anna Komnene's Alexiad, to replace our existing 1969 edition. This is the first European narrative history written by a woman - an account of the reign of a Byzantine emperor through the eyes and words of his daughter which offers an unparalleled view of the Byzantine world in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Sensing the Nation's Law

Sensing the Nation's Law [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319754971
Author: Stefan Huygebaert,Angela Condello,Sarah Marusek,Mark Antaki
Publisher: Springer
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Sensing the Nation's Law by Stefan Huygebaert,Angela Condello,Sarah Marusek,Mark Antaki Book Resume:

This book examines how the nation – and its (fundamental) law – are ‘sensed’ by way of various aesthetic forms from the age of revolution up until our age of contested democratic legitimacy. Contemporary democratic legitimacy is tied, among other things, to consent, to representation, to the identity of ruler and ruled, and, of course, to legality and the legal forms through which democracy is structured. This book expands the ways in which we can understand and appreciate democratic legitimacy. If (democratic) communities are “imagined” this book suggests that their “rightfulness” must be “sensed” – analogously to the need for justice not only to be done, but to be seen to be done. This book brings together legal, historical and philosophical perspectives on the representation and iconography of the nation in the European, North American and Australian contexts from contributors in law, political science, history, art history and philosophy.

Polemic in the Book of Hebrews

Polemic in the Book of Hebrews [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1597528390
Author: Lloyd Kim
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Polemic in the Book of Hebrews by Lloyd Kim Book Resume:

The author of Hebrews is arguing that God himself has brought about the fulfillment of these institutions through his Son's priesthood, his once-for-all sacrifice, and the new covenant he inaugurated in the last days. These new institutions are never denied the Jews. In fact, the context of the epistle presumes that these are primarily for the Jews, considering that the author was speaking to a Jewish-Christian community. The author is not arguing for the abandonment by God of the Jewish people, but rather for the abandonment of the shadowy means by which God's people drew near to him. It is here we can speak of a qualified supersessionism. According to the author of Hebrews, the Levitical priesthood, the Mosaic covenant, and the Levitical sacrifices have been superseded by Jesus' priesthood, the new covenant, and Jesus' once-for-all sacrifice. However, we conclude that the polemical passages in Hebrews do not promote hatred of the Jews, nor do they advocate the destruction of the Jewish people. Rather, the author of Hebrews stresses the fulfillment of specific Jewish institutions for the benefit of the Jews. It is this idea of fulfillment that rules out the charge that the epistle promotes the supercession of the Jewish people. Because of God's great love for his people, he has provided a superior way by which his people can draw near to him. --from the Conclusion

Swords, Oaths, and Prophetic Visions

Swords, Oaths, and Prophetic Visions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0824864530
Author: Elizabeth A. Oyler
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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Swords, Oaths, and Prophetic Visions by Elizabeth A. Oyler Book Resume:

Swords, Oaths, and Prophetic Visions investigates some of the most historically important political and social issues raised by the Genpei War (1180-1185). This epic civil conflict, which ushered in Japan’s age of the warriors, is most famously articulated in the monumental narrative Heike monogatari (The Tale of the Heike). Elizabeth Oyler’s ambitious work lays out the complex interconnections between the numerous variant texts of the Heike and the historical events they describe. But Oyler’s innovative methodology also brings other texts and genres—the Gikeiki, the Soga monogatari, the Azuma kagami, and pieces from the kōwakamai (ballad-dramas) repertoire—into her analysis. Rather than concentrating on individual texts, Oyler focuses on the inter-textual relationships within this larger body of narrative and drama and the collective role of these works in creating and disseminating stories about some of the Genpei War’s most contentious events. In so doing, she works toward a new understanding of the underlying cultural problems of which these tales are symptomatic and which they attempt to address.

Shakespeare's Curse

Shakespeare's Curse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000115941
Author: Bjoern Quiring
Publisher: Routledge
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Shakespeare's Curse by Bjoern Quiring Book Resume:

Conceptualizing the curse as the representation of a foundational, mythical violence that is embedded within juridical discourse, Shakespeare’s Curse pursues a reading of Richard III, King John, and King Lear in order to analyse the persistence of imprecations in the discourses of modernity. Shakespeare wrote during a period that was transformative in the development of juridical thinking. However, taking up the relationship between theatre, theology and law, Bjoern Quiring argues that the curse was not eliminated from legal discourses during this modernization of jurisprudence; rather, it persisted and to this day continues to haunt numerous speech acts. Drawing on the work of Derrida, Lacan, Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben, among others, Quiring analyses the performativity of the curse, and tracks its power through the juristic themes that are pursued within Shakespeare’s plays – such as sovereignty, legitimacy, succession, obligation, exception, and natural law. Thus, this book provides an original and important insight into early modern legal developments, as well as a fresh perspective on some of Shakespeare’s best-known works. A fascinating interdisciplinary study, this book will interest students and scholars of Law, Literature, and History.

The Civil Law in Its Natural Order

The Civil Law in Its Natural Order [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5875633123
Author: Jean Domat
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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A History of the Criminal Law of England

A History of the Criminal Law of England [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5879044211
Author: S.J. Fitzjames
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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Medical Ethics in the Ancient World

Medical Ethics in the Ancient World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781589018617
Author: Paul J. Carrick
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Medical Ethics in the Ancient World by Paul J. Carrick Book Resume:

In this book Paul Carrick charts the ancient Greek and Roman foundations of Western medical ethics. Surveying 1500 years of pre-Christian medical moral history, Carrick applies insights from ancient medical ethics to developments in contemporary medicine such as advance directives, gene therapy, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, and surrogate motherhood. He discusses such timeless issues as the social status of the physician; attitudes toward dying and death; and the relationship of medicine to philosophy, religion, and popular morality. Opinions of a wide range of ancient thinkers are consulted, including physicians, poets, philosophers, and patients. He also explores the puzzling question of Hippocrates' identity, analyzing not only the Hippocratic Oath but also the Father of Medicine's lesser-known works. Complete with chapter discussion questions, illustrations, a map, and appendices of ethical codes, Medical Ethics in the Ancient World will be useful in courses on the medical humanities, ancient philosophy, bioethics, comparative cultures, and the history of medicine. Accessible to both professionals and to those with little background in medical philosophy or ancient science, Carrick's book demonstrates that in the ancient world, as in our own postmodern age, physicians, philosophers, and patients embraced a diverse array of perspectives on the most fundamental questions of life and death.

The Reckless Oath We Made

The Reckless Oath We Made [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0525541861
Author: Bryn Greenwood
Publisher: Penguin
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The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood Book Resume:

A new provocative love story from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. “The story of Zee and Gentry is the reason we read.” —Brunonia Barry Their journey will break them—or save them. A moving and complicated love story for our time, The Reckless Oath We Made redefines what it means to be heroic. Zee has never admitted to needing anybody. But she needs Gentry. Her tough exterior shelters a heart that’s loyal to the point of self-destruction, while autistic Gentry wears his heart on his sleeve, including his desire to protect Zee at all costs. When an abduction tears Zee’s family apart, she turns to Gentry—and sets in motion a journey and a love that will change their lives forever. “[A] mind-blowing book that has left me scrambling to pick up the pieces of my brain and my shattered heart . . . Prepare to have your mind and heart expanded to their limits.” —The Oklahoman

Catholic Resistance in Elizabethan England

Catholic Resistance in Elizabethan England [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317169182
Author: Victor Houliston
Publisher: Routledge
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Catholic Resistance in Elizabethan England by Victor Houliston Book Resume:

During his lifetime, the Jesuit priest Robert Persons (1546-1610) was arguably the leading figure fighting for the re-establishment of Catholicism in England. Whilst his colleague Edmund Campion may now be better known it was Persons's tireless efforts that kept the Jesuit mission alive during the difficult days of Elizabeth's reign. In this new study, Person's life and phenomenal literary output are analysed and put into the broader context of recent Catholic scholarship. The book bridges the gap between historical studies, on the one hand, and literary studies on the other, by concentrating on Persons's contribution as a writer to the polemical culture of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. As well as discussing his wider achievements as leader of the English Jesuits - founding three seminaries for English priests, corresponding regularly with Catholic activists in England, writing over thirty books, holding the post of rector of the English College in Rome, and being a trusted consultant to the papacy on English affairs - this study looks in detail at what is arguably his greatest legacy, The First Booke of the Christian Exercise (more commonly known as the Book of Resolution). That book, first published in 1582, was to prove the cornerstone of Persons's missionary effort, and a popular work of Catholic devotion, running to several editions over the coming years. Although Persons was ultimately unsuccessful in his ambition to return England to the Catholic fold, the story of his life and works reveals much about the ecclesiastical struggle that gripped early modern Europe. By providing a thorough and up-to-date reassessment of Persons this study not only makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the polemical context of post-Reformation Catholicism, but also of the Jesuit notion of the 'apostolate of writing'. This book is published in conjunction with the Jesuit Historical Institute series 'Bibliotheca Instituti Historici

Oath and the Measure

Oath and the Measure [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786963255
Author: Michael Williams
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
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Oath and the Measure by Michael Williams Book Resume:

Secrets of the past. Although Raistlin and Caramon urge him not to go, Sturm Brightblade attends an annual Solamnic ceremony that is interrupted by . . . A stranger, taunting challenge. Clues from the past. Death. Once he accepts a mysterious gauntlet, young Sturm must make a dangerous journey with some curious friends, rescue a fair if querulous maid, defeat a traitor knight, and learn the secret fate of his long-lost father. He must also learn the meaning of honor. The fourth installment in the popular Meetings Sextet tells the story of Sturm Brightblade, the noble Solamnic Knight, in the years before Sturm joined up with the other companions of the best-selling Dragonlance series.

Napoleon the Little

Napoleon the Little [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: Good Press
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Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo Book Resume:

"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Delaware State Constitution

The Delaware State Constitution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190491086
Author: Randy J. Holland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Delaware State Constitution by Randy J. Holland Book Resume:

The Delaware State Constitution is the first state constitution drafted by a convention composed of popularly elected representatives, and it is rich with history and tradition. The Delaware Bill of Rights has remained almost exactly the same since 1792, and it has enacted specific provisions whereby its three branches of government operate differently from the federal system. The Delaware State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's basic governing charter. In it, Judge Randy Holland begins with an overview of Delaware's constitutional history. He then provides an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing important changes that have been made over the years. Justice Holland's learned treatment, along with the list of cases, index, and bibliography, makes this guide indispensable for students, scholars, and practitioners of Delaware's constitution. This second edition includes all amendments to the Delaware Constitution since 2002 and all significant court decisions interpreting any provision in the Delaware Constitution that have been issued since 2002. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.

My Religion

My Religion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1776583159
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: The Floating Press
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My Religion by Leo Tolstoy Book Resume:

Leo Tolstoy is widely recognized as one of the most important fiction writers of the modern era. What's less widely known, however, is that Tolstoy was a devout Christian who read deeply in the subjects of religious philosophy and theology and, over the course of his lifetime, came to devise his own unique take on Christianity. This volume offers an overview of the author's religious views and practices.

The Kennedy Assassination--24 Hours After

The Kennedy Assassination--24 Hours After [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0465019994
Author: Steven M. Gillon
Publisher: Basic Books
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The Kennedy Assassination--24 Hours After by Steven M. Gillon Book Resume:

Riding in an open-topped convertible through Dallas on November 22, 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson heard a sudden explosive sound at 12:30 PM. The Secret Service sped him away to safety, but not until 1:20 PM did he learn that John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. Sworn in next to a bloodstained Jackie Kennedy at 2:40 PM, Johnson worked feverishly until 3:00 in the morning, agonizing about the future of both his nation and his party. Unbeknownst to him, his actions had already determined the tragic outcome of his presidency. In November 22, 1963, historian Steven Gillon tells the story of how Johnson consolidated power in the twenty-four hours following the assassination. Based on scrupulous research and new archival sources, this gripping narrative sheds new and surprising light on one of the most written-about events of the twentieth century.

The Economist's Oath

The Economist's Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199813434
Author: George F. DeMartino
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Economist's Oath by George F. DeMartino Book Resume:

Economics is today among the most influential of all professions. Economists alter the course of economic affairs and deeply affect the lives of current and future generations. Yet, virtually alone among the major professions, economics lacks a body of professional ethics to guide its practitioners. Over the past century the profession consistently has refused to adopt or even explore professional economic ethics. As a consequence, economists are largely unprepared for the ethical challenges they face in their work. The Economist's Oath challenges the economic orthodoxy. It builds the case for professional economic ethics step by step-first by rebutting economists' arguments against and then by building an escalating positive case for professional economic ethics. The book surveys what economists do and demonstrates that their work is ethically fraught. It explores the principles, questions, and debates that inform professional ethics in other fields, and identifies the lessons that economics can take from the best established bodies of professional ethics. George DeMartino demonstrates that in the absence of professional ethics, well-meaning economists have committed basic, preventable ethical errors that have caused severe harm for societies across the globe. The book investigates the reforms in economic education that would be necessary to recognize professional ethical obligations, and concludes with the Economist's Oath, drawing on the book's central insights and highlighting the virtues that are required of the "ethical economist." The Economist's Oath seeks to initiate a serious conversation among economists about the ethical content of their work. It examines the ethical entailments of the immense influence over the lives of others that the economics profession now enjoys, and proposes a framework for the new field of professional economic ethics.

Odysseus: The Oath

Odysseus: The Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230769330
Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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Odysseus: The Oath by Valerio Massimo Manfredi Book Resume:

Odysseus: The Oath is the first book in Valerio Massimo Manfredi's Odysseus epic. A man becomes a hero . . . As a young boy in Ithaca, Odysseus listens in wonder to his grandfather Autolykos, a man feared by many across the land as a ruthless fighter. He learns of his heritage and a lifelong passion is sparked: to become an adventurer and warrior. In Mycenae, he meets King Eurystheus and learns the terrible story of Hercules – the man with god-like strength who slaughtered his family and punished by the King to undertake impossible tasks to earn absolution. But is Eurystheus the man he says he is? When a child comes to Odysseus in the middle of the night, with another, very disturbing, version of what happened that fateful night, Odysseus embarks on the first of his extraordinary quests . . . So begins the epic story of Odysseus, the first of two volumes: an adventure of love, war, courage and heroism, weaving from a small rocky island in Greece, to the mighty fall of Troy.

The Complete Writings of Roger Williams, Volume 2

The Complete Writings of Roger Williams, Volume 2 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1556356048
Author: Roger Williams
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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The Complete Writings of Roger Williams, Volume 2 by Roger Williams Book Resume:

Ten years after the U. S. Civil War, a group of men in Rhode Island made a conserted effort to rescue the widely scattered writings of Roger Williams. Few sets were printed though, and under the guidance of Perry Miller, 'The Complete Writings of Roger Williams' were brought back in 1963, but still in short numbers. The present collection now makes these volumes available to readers in their original orthography. The theme of religious liberty is dominant in these volumes, running through Williams's correspondence with John Cotton and on through his famous pair of works on 'The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution.' All of the extant shorter writings and letters of Roger Williams are included in this set, along with two significant works resulting from his engagement with Native Americans: his seminal 'Key into the Language of America and Christenings Make Not Christians.'

Our Dear-Bought Liberty

Our Dear-Bought Liberty [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674258789
Author: Michael D. Breidenbach
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Our Dear-Bought Liberty by Michael D. Breidenbach Book Resume:

How early American Catholics justified secularism and overcame suspicions of disloyalty, transforming ideas of religious liberty in the process. In colonial America, Catholics were presumed dangerous until proven loyal. Yet Catholics went on to sign the Declaration of Independence and helped to finalize the First Amendment to the Constitution. What explains this remarkable transformation? Michael Breidenbach shows how Catholic leaders emphasized their church’s own traditions—rather than Enlightenment liberalism—to secure the religious liberty that enabled their incorporation in American life. Catholics responded to charges of disloyalty by denying papal infallibility and the pope’s authority to intervene in civil affairs. Rome staunchly rejected such dissent, but reform-minded Catholics justified their stance by looking to conciliarism, an intellectual tradition rooted in medieval Catholic thought yet compatible with a republican view of temporal independence and church-state separation. Drawing on new archival material, Breidenbach finds that early American Catholic leaders, including Maryland founder Cecil Calvert and members of the prominent Carroll family, relied on the conciliarist tradition to help institute religious toleration, including the Maryland Toleration Act of 1649. The critical role of Catholics in establishing American church–state separation enjoins us to revise not only our sense of who the American founders were, but also our understanding of the sources of secularism. Church–state separation in America, generally understood as the product of a Protestant-driven Enlightenment, was in key respects derived from Catholic thinking. Our Dear-Bought Liberty therefore offers a dramatic departure from received wisdom, suggesting that religious liberty in America was not bestowed by liberal consensus but partly defined through the ingenuity of a persecuted minority.

Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section)

Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1602065578
Author: St Thomas Aquinas
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
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Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section) by St Thomas Aquinas Book Resume:

"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume III, Aquinas addresses: faith and heresy charity peace and war mercy, anger, and justice prayer truth and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."

Pivot Patterns in the Former Prophets

Pivot Patterns in the Former Prophets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0567403572
Author: Nathan Klaus
Publisher: A&C Black
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Pivot Patterns in the Former Prophets by Nathan Klaus Book Resume:

The 'pivot pattern' is a unique type of chiasmus, a linguistic pattern characterized by an inversion of the internal order of a phrase or passage. The main idea is found primarily at its pivot, while its elements, normally of an uneven number, are distributed on both sides of the pivot in a mirrored symmetry. Klaus undertakes here to compile a 'grammar' of the pattern, and to characterize, exemplify and differentiate its various forms.

Abraham, Israel and the Nations

Abraham, Israel and the Nations [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0567477398
Author: Paul R. Williamson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Abraham, Israel and the Nations by Paul R. Williamson Book Resume:

The divine promises to Abraham have long been recognized as a key to the book of Genesis as a whole. But their variety, often noted, also raises literary and theological problems. Why do they differ each time, and how are they related to each other and to the story of Abraham? Williamson focuses on the promises in Genesis 15 and 17, and concludes that they are concerned with two distinct but related issues. Genesis 15 guarantees God's promise to make Abraham into a great nation, while Genesis 17 focuses chiefly on God's promise to mediate blessing (through Abraham) to the nations. The two chapters are connected, however, by the theme of an individual, royal descendant who will come from the nation (Israel) and mediate blessing to all the nations of the earth.

Telecom Standards Newsletter

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Publisher: Information Gatekeepers Inc
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The Axe and the Oath

The Axe and the Oath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781400836147
Author: Robert Fossier
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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The Axe and the Oath by Robert Fossier Book Resume:

In The Axe and the Oath, one of the world's leading medieval historians presents a compelling picture of daily life in the Middle Ages as it was experienced by ordinary people. Writing for general readers, Robert Fossier vividly describes how these vulnerable people confronted life, from birth to death, including childhood, marriage, work, sex, food, illness, religion, and the natural world. While most histories of the period focus on the ideas and actions of the few who wielded power and stress how different medieval people were from us, Fossier concentrates on the other nine-tenths of humanity in the period and concludes that "medieval man is us.? Drawing on a broad range of evidence, Fossier describes how medieval men and women encountered, coped with, and understood the basic material facts of their lives. We learn how people related to agriculture, animals, the weather, the forest, and the sea; how they used alcohol and drugs; and how they buried their dead. But The Axe and the Oath is about much more than simply the material demands of life. We also learn how ordinary people experienced the social, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of medieval life, from memory and imagination to writing and the Church. The result is a sweeping new vision of the Middle Ages that will entertain and enlighten readers.

Flemish Nationalism and the Great War

Flemish Nationalism and the Great War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137391731
Author: K. Shelby
Publisher: Springer
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Flemish Nationalism and the Great War by K. Shelby Book Resume:

Karen Shelby addresses the IJzertoren Memorial, which is dedicated to the Flemish dead of the Great War, and the role the monument has played in the discussions among the various political, social and cultural ideologies of the Flemish community.