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Dark Union
  • Author : SM Reine
  • Publisher : SM Reine
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 9781937733360
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Every fifty years, the most powerful ethereal and infernal beings convene on Earth to resolve conflicts with mediation by kopides–humans born to police relations between Heaven and Hell. They’re meeting in Elise Kavanagh’s territory this year, and she used to be the greatest kopis in the world. But she’s not invited. An old friend, Lucas McIntyre, asks her to attend the summit in his place. But when she arrives, she discovers that a human faction called The Union has taken charge of the summit, and they’re not playing nice. Worse yet, someone has killed a prominent Union member…and now they’re demanding blood.

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    Dark Union
  • Author : Leonard F. Guttridge,Ray A. Neff
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : UOM:39015056951299
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  • Genre : History
  • The real truth behind the assassination of our 16th presiden

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    Dark Union
  • Author : David Fears
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1503391345
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  • Genre : Books
  • After Mike witnesses a barefoot bank robber who got away in a hail of bullets, an iron-fisted longshoreman union boss hires Mike to find the killer of his granddaughter, a loose-morals woman who slept with both sides of a labor war. A second murder confuses his case, but the bank robbery connects somehow with the murder. Even though directed not to pry into union affairs, every lead takes Mike there, in ever deeper danger, until he's shanghaied in a shipping container en route to Tokyo. His initial theory doesn't fit the limited evidence. Mike is tempted by three different women, one of whom comes on to Molly as well. Once again solo as Rick is mostly retired and Molly puts her lack of reflexes in a desk job downtown. Mike and the police see things as wrapped up, but are they? Set in Portland, Oregon in 1970 Dark Union is number 11 in the series.

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    Darkness & Light
  • Author : Kyle Hoy
  • Publisher : Pageturner, Press and Media
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 1643765515
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Auron and his Omans freed Afena from the Darkness in the depths of Terra, but it came at the cost of Benoit's life, and Addicus being critically injured by Fazon. As retaliation, Auron knew the Darkness would inevitably send its hollowed minions to the surface to take the lives of as many Humans as possible. How will Auron and his Omans protect the Humans against the masses of the hollowed minions? The Darkness needs a vessel to transfer its power into, and is now in search of a new Dark Bride, to finally defeat the Omans and extinguish the core of Terra. But who will the Darkness see fit to become its Dark Bride?

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    Musterion's Dark Union
  • Author : Larry Forkner
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 069229189X
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  • Genre : Books
  • When the lost continent of Musterion was separated from Mescalahem thousands of years ago, its location became closely guarded. Using dreammelds, Madarian is able to make contact with the Empress Keres on Musterion. Madarian, Walter and Keres agree to join their unholy dark powers together, in an effort to finally defeat Wendel and Sapphire. Keres searches all of the ancient scrolls she has collected over the centuries and, at last, finds a way to bring the joined masters to Musterion. But the passageway is a mystifying, deadly labyrinth that even the incredibly powerful, joined masters may not survive. With time running out, Wendel struggles to find a way to stop the masters from joining their powers with Keres. If that dark union succeeds, the freedom fighter's cause will be in great peril. Musterion's Dark Union is a pivotal book in the Wendel Wright Chronicles, which dramatically sets the stage for the thrilling conclusion in book six. It is filled with the dramatic battles, growing peril, tender romance, timely humor and all of the great characters you've grown to love along the way.

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    Once Darkness Falls
  • Author : SM Reine
  • Publisher : Red Iris Books
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
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    Exorcising Translation
  • Author : Douglas Robinson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9781501326042
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • "A major new work in translation studies and comparative literature, looking at the tensions and relations between western and eastern culture and literature, by a pioneering scholar in the field"--

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    Dark Husk of Beauty
  • Author : Andrew Leggett
  • Publisher : Interactive Publications
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 9781876819385
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Explores the duality of beauty and ugliness of creation and destruction. The title section addresses the beauty of the body subject to the ravages of passion, disease and death. The second section takes up the metaphor 'Prophecy'. Leggett: prize winner in the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award 2004.

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    Hoax
  • Author : Edward Steers Jr.
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780813141619
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  • Genre : History
  • Did a collector with a knack for making sensational discoveries really find the first document ever printed in America? Did Adolf Hitler actually pen a revealing multivolume set of diaries? Has Jesus of Nazareth's burial cloth survived the ages? Can the shocking true account of Abraham Lincoln's assassination be found in lost pages from his murderer's diary? Napoleon famously observed that "history is a set of lies agreed upon," and Edward Steers Jr. investigates six of the most amazing frauds ever to gain wide acceptance in this engrossing book. Hoax examines the legitimacy of the Shroud of Turin, perhaps the most hotly debated relic in all of Christianity, and the fossils purported to confirm humanity's "missing link," the Piltdown Man. Steers also discusses two remarkable forgeries, the Hitler diaries and the "Oath of a Freeman," and famous conspiracy theories alleging that Franklin D. Roosevelt had prior knowledge of the planned attack on Pearl Harbor and that the details of Lincoln's assassination are recorded in missing pages from John Wilkes Booth's journal. The controversies that Steers presents show that there are two major factors involved in the success of a hoax or forgery -- greed and the desire to believe. Though all of the counterfeits and conspiracies featured in Hoax have been scientifically debunked, some remain fixed in many people's minds as truth. As Steers points out, the success of these frauds highlights a disturbing fact: If true history fails to entertain the public, it is likely to be ignored or forgotten.

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    Lincoln Legends
  • Author : Edward Steers
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780813136974
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : History
  • The folklore surrounding history's towering figures often overshadows actual scholarship, both in terms of quantity and in terms of prevalence in the public consciousness. As one might expect with a revered national icon, nearly every facet of Abraham Lincoln's life has been subject to mythmaking as well as academic inquiry of widely varying quality and accuracy. In Lincoln Legends, noted historian and Lincoln expert Edward Steers Jr. carefully scrutinizes some of the most notorious tall tales and distorted ideas about America's sixteenth President. Did Abraham Lincoln write his greatest speech on the back of an envelope on the way to Gettysburg? Did he appear before a congressional committee to defend his wife against charges of treason? Was Lincoln an illegitimate child? Was he gay? Edward Steers weighs the evidence in these and other heated debates about the Great Emancipator. Steers's conclusions will satisfy some and disappoint others, and he just might settle some of these enduring questions once and for all.

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    Feminist Critique and the Museum
  • Author : Kathy Sanford,Darlene E. Clover,Nancy Taber,Sarah Williamson
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9789004440180
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  • Genre : Education
  • Feminist Critique and the Museum: Educating for a Critical Consciousness illustrates the potential of feminist adult education and research to critique but equally to encourage imaginative responses to traditionally patriarchal museum exhibition representations and practices.

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    A Secret Society History of the Civil War
  • Author : Mark A. Lause
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780252093593
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • This unique history of the Civil War considers the impact of nineteenth-century American secret societies on the path to as well as the course of the war. Beginning with the European secret societies that laid the groundwork for freemasonry in the United States, Mark A. Lause analyzes how the Old World's traditions influenced various underground groups and movements in America, particularly George Lippard's Brotherhood of the Union, an American attempt to replicate the political secret societies that influenced the European Revolutions of 1848. Lause traces the Brotherhood's various manifestations, including the Knights of the Golden Circle (out of which developed the Ku Klux Klan), and the Confederate secret groups through which John Wilkes Booth and others attempted to undermine the Union. This book shows how, in the years leading up to the Civil War, these clandestine organizations exacerbated existing sectional tensions and may have played a part in key events such as John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Lincoln's election, and the Southern secession process of 1860-1861.

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    Getting Right with Lincoln
  • Author : Edward Steers Jr.
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780813180922
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  • Genre : History
  • Did Abraham Lincoln hate his father so much that he would not visit him on his deathbed or buy him a tombstone? Is it true that Ann Rutledge, who died tragically young, was the real love of his life? Did he order the murder of thirty-eight Dakota Sioux warriors because of his hatred of Native Americans? Noted historian and Lincoln expert Edward Steers Jr. sets the record straight in this engaging and authoritative book, analyzing the facts and clarifying some of the most prominent misconceptions about the sixteenth president's life. He investigates claims that have found a foothold in mainstream lore, ranging from the contention that Lincoln had a troubled and perhaps scandalous early adulthood in Springfield, to more serious attacks on his character, such as the accusation that he was reluctant to emancipate enslaved people and held racist beliefs. Drawing on his background in health science, Steers also examines allegations that Lincoln suffered numerous illnesses -- from endocrine disorders to syphilis. Much of the recent revisionist history about Abraham Lincoln relies on selective sources that provide a false image of the man. His law partner of twenty-one years, close friend, and early biographer William Herndon described Lincoln as "the most shut-mouthed man" he ever knew, and yet volumes have been written on Lincoln's musings, beliefs, and private thoughts in general. His life and deeds have been heavily researched, interpreted, and reinterpreted time and again until the interpretations themselves have become untrustworthy. In this book, Steers relies on primary textual evidence to address each legend at the source and maintains caution when reviewing the potentially biased reminiscences of historic figures close to the president. The result is a fascinating forensic exploration of some of the persistent hoaxes and myths related to America's most revered president.

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    Science
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1060
  • ISBN : IOWA:31858011769514
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  • Genre : Science
  • Vols. for 1911-13 contain the Proceedings of the Helminothological Society of Washington, ISSN 0018-0120, 1st-15th meeting.

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    The Appomattox Generals
  • Author : John W. Primomo
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9780786476329
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • Joshua L. Chamberlain of Maine and John B. Gordon of Georgia led the Union and Confederate armies, respectively, at the formal surrender ceremony at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, on April 12, 1865. In one of the most dramatic and memorable moments of the Civil War, as the Confederate soldiers marched through the Union lines to stack their weapons and flags, Chamberlain, moved by the historic moment and desiring to pay honor to a valiant, defeated foe, ordered his Union soldiers to salute Gordon's Confederates. Gordon, surprised but stirred by the same emotion, immediately responded, and ordered his men to return the salute. Both men had volunteered for military service, feeling a strong need to fight for their respective causes. They entered military service as low level officers with no formal military training. Repeatedly, they exhibited exceptional aptitude and responsibility, rising through the ranks as they received the glowing accolades of their superiors. Yet, they remained humble, continually demonstrating extraordinary courage, which earned them the respect of their men. Ultimately, their heroism and leadership culminated in their meeting as the commanders at the Appomattox Courthouse surrender. After the war, Chamberlain and Gordon entered politics in their respective states.

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    Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father’s Love
  • Author : Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB,Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB
  • Publisher : Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9781645850250
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Prayer is at the heart of the Christian life. Given that we are weak and even sinful human beings, how can it be that God has anything to do with us? What does it mean to have a personal relationship with God? Why is God so silent and hidden? How do we grow in prayer? Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father’s Love brings the depth of human experience together with the Catholic tradition of prayer to present the path to an intimate and vulnerable relationship with God. Experienced spiritual directors Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, and Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, explore the many forms of Catholic prayer and demonstrate that vulnerability is essential to growing in relationship with God. Rich with the wisdom of Scripture, Catholic teaching, and the writings of the saints, Personal Prayer is an exhaustive guide for priests, religious, and laity desiring to receive the Father’s love in a profoundly personal way.

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    American Poland-China Record
  • Author : American Poland-China Record Association
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1152
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924094205949
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  • Genre : Poland-China swine
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    American Civil War: A State-by-State Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
  • Author : Spencer C. Tucker,Paul G. Pierpaoli Jr.
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 1019
  • ISBN : 9781598845297
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  • Genre : History
  • This two-volume encyclopedia offers a unique insight into the Civil War from a state and local perspective, showing how the American experience of the conflict varied significantly based on location. Intended for general-interest readers and high school and college students, American Civil War: A State-by-State Encyclopedia serves as a unique ready reference that documents the important contributions of each individual state to the American Civil War and underscores the similarities and differences between the states, both in the North and the South. Each state chapter leads off with an overview essay about that state's involvement in the war and then presents entries on prominent population centers, manufacturing facilities, and military posts within each state; important battles or other notable events that occurred within that state during the war; and key individuals from each state, both civilian and military. The A–Z entries within each state chapter enable readers to understand how the specific contributions and political climate of states resulted in the very different situations each state found itself in throughout the war. The set also provides a detailed chronology that will help students place important events in proper order. • Presents coverage of all U.S. states and territories from 1861 to 1865 and addresses important cities, towns, military posts, and manufacturing centers • Enables readers to understand the tremendous influence of the Civil War on civilians as well as on military personnel directly involved with the conflict • Explains the critical roles played by manufacturing and agriculture in the events and outcome of the Civil War

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    The Oxford Handbook of Mystical Theology
  • Author : Edward Howells,Mark A. McIntosh
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9780191034060
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  • Genre : Religion
  • The Oxford Handbook of Mystical Theology provides a guide to the mystical element of Christianity as a theological phenomenon. It differs not only from psychological and anthropological studies of mysticism, but from other theological studies, such as more practical or pastorally-oriented works that examine the patterns of spiritual progress and offer counsel for deeper understanding and spiritual development. It also differs from more explicitly historical studies tracing the theological and philosophical contexts and ideas of various key figures and schools, as well as from literary studies of the linguistic tropes and expressive forms in mystical texts. None of these perspectives is absent, but the method here is more deliberately theological, working from within the fundamental interests of Christian mystical writers to the articulation of those interests in distinctively theological forms, in order, finally, to permit a critical theological engagement with them for today. Divided into four parts, the first section introduces the approach to mystical theology and offers a historical overview. Part two attends to the concrete context of sources and practices of mystical theology. Part three moves to the fundamental conceptualities of mystical thought. The final section ends with the central contributions of mystical teaching to theology and metaphysics. Students and scholars with a variety of interests will find different pathways through the Handbook.

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    Throw in Loner
  • Author : William Sindewald
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9781664183810
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Throw-In Loner follows the adventures of Sam Richardson, a private soldier in the Thirteenth Alabama Infantry, as he fights his way through the three days of bloody Battle at Gettysburg. Along the way, Sam encounters Kevin Mulroney, a private in the Twenty-Fourth Michigan and a member of the famous Iron Brigade. He meets Elizabeth Schmidt, a local resident who lives on a small farm near the battlefield. Her husband, Jacob, is a member of the 114th Pennsylvania of the Union Third Corps. The story also chronicles the exploits of Johnny Robinson, Billy O’Neal, Jimmy Corchoran, and Dicky McMahon, all privates in the Sixty-Ninth Pennsylvania, as they defend the stone wall on Cemetery Ridge. Relive the drama and the glory of the greatest battle in American history. Experience the terror and the horror of the firing line as the private soldiers of the North and South did. Who will survive the three days of Battle at Gettysburg?

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    Adventure Guide Grenanda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Author : Cindy Kilgore,Alan Moore
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9781588436245
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  • Genre : Travel
  • "My wife and I took this book with us on a recent Yankee Clipper cruise from Windjammer. The book was quite useful with good descriptions (usually a paragraph or two) of the accomodations and restaurants on the islands we visited (Grenada, Mayreau, Bequia, Carricou, Tobago Cays). The authors were very up front about the experiences they DIDN'T like which helped us to avoid frustration. The book also had a nicely organized table of contents which helped navigate the book quickly... This is an excellent guidebook for the area and is highly recommended." -- Matthew Clark (Amazon reviewer). A guide to St Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines. It covers Mustique, Bequia, Palm Island, Tobago Cays, Carriacou, Mayreau, Petit St Vincent, St Vincent and Grenada, at the southern end of the Caribbean arc, just below St Lucia. St Vincent has the oldest botanical gardens in the Americas; on Bequia, some islanders still harpoon whales as their ancestors did; Grenada has pristine reefs and abundant natural beauty; and tiny Mustique, home to countless celebrities, has verdant mountains. The series of "Adventure Guides" are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers a mix of practical travel information along with activities designed for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - presents a knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. The volumes also cover: places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; useful websites; e-mail addresses; and tourism contacts. Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. "This guide is immediate and thorough; it give a host of places and activities that could fulfill even the most bored tourist's desires. The book is salted with the kind of personal experience that makes visiting these islands so special. They take us away from palm beaches, island vistas and rugged emerald mountains and put us in touch with the people who inhabit these beautiful places. From fishermen in Barrouallie to Rastas in the Port Elizabeth market and a botanist in St. George's, we get a sense of the lives that entwine to make up the fabric of these islands. Also, each section begins with a history of the place at hand, so important to understanding the southern Windwards. The authors have produced a journeyman labor, a product of discernment and enterprise tempered with warmth and humor. Those of us who have seen the southern Windwards as a special place for so long have reason to be thankful and relieved." Paul Tyler, Caribbean Compass

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    The Shadow Self in Film
  • Author : Gershon Reiter
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9780786476640
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • This book examines 13 movies that deal with the protagonist and his projected "other." The cinematic Other is interpreted as an unconscious personality, a denied part of the protagonist that appears in his life as a shadowy menace who won't go away. Devoting a chapter to each movie, the book starts with Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and three cinematic pairs: two Hitchcock films, Shadow of a Doubt and Strangers on a Train; two versions of Cape Fear, J. Lee Thompson's 1962 original and Martin Scorsese's 1991 remake; and a pair of Clint Eastwood films, In the Line of Fire and Blood Work. The book then examines Something Wild, Sea of Love, Fight Club, Desperately Seeking Susan, Apocalypse Now and The Lives of Others. Overall the book aims to show how movies envision the unconscious Other we all too often project on other people.

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    The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism
  • Author : Amy Hollywood,Patricia Z. Beckman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : 9780521863650
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Religion.

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    Identical Bidding in Public Procurement
  • Author : United States. Department of Justice
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112119574009
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  • Genre : Government purchasing
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    Charge: McClellan's Peninsula Campaign
  • Author : Line of Battle
  • Publisher : Nick Vulich
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : History
  • Charge: McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign outlines the battle and explains how it came about. In less than an hour, you will meet the main participants, understand Union and Confederate troop movements, and learn more about the battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Fair Oaks. For those readers who want to know more and understand how contemporary readers learned about the battle, we included the original accounts published in contemporary newspapers. It's not the complete story, but enough to bring you up to speed, understand the issues of the day, and maybe encourage you to explore more on your own. Each book includes a timeline to help you see the bigger picture so you can watch events unfold. **************************************************************** Whether you are a Civil War buff or are just looking for a simple overview of General George McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign, you will enjoy this book. It is written in a simple, conversational style that makes it easy to understand the complex troop movements of the Union and Confederate armies. Line of Battle – Book 7

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    Textile World
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433111682815
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  • Genre : Textile fabrics
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    Lao-tzu's Taoteching
  • Author : Lao Tzu
  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781619320871
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Revised and re-translated, Red Pine's best-selling and authoritative translation of Taoteching is now--vitally--available once again.

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    A Buff Looks at the American Civil War
  • Author : Shon Powers
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 581
  • ISBN : 1456755498
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  • Genre : History
  • There have been thousands of books put out about the Civil War, but none by a Civil War Buff, so I wrote one. This book was a produce of five years' work and puts the war in a way that casual fans of the war will be surprised at what took place. This book is in three parts: Civil War Timeline: the events, battles, politics, and personal observations of those who were a part of the war. Things that any good soldier of the Civil War should know: the weapons, uniforms, food, duties, marching, fighting, medical advice, and slang (with a little tribute to the Navy and Marines). Amazing Facts: starting with the issues, this part displays many facts that usually do not make it into the history books.

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    Second Coming
  • Author : SM Reine
  • Publisher : Red Iris Books
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Elise Kavanagh was once known as the Godslayer - a woman born to kill Adam, a man become God. But she defeated him and stepped into his role, taking her lifelong partner into the pantheon with her. Now she must navigate her mortal goals with her divine life, beginning with substantiating into an avatar to have James Faulkner's baby, and ending with vengeance. Book 8 of the Ascension Series.

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    Reign of Monsters
  • Author : SM Reine
  • Publisher : Red Iris Books
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Shatter Cage has everything he wants. He's convinced his billionaire boss that he's a phoenix shifter—not a were-squirrel—and he's working his dream job as a professional thief. But just when everything is going to plan, his home falls apart. Literally. The barriers protecting his lower-class neighborhood from toxic fog have fallen. Luckily, his new boss is powerful. Less luckily, his new boss doesn't care to help. Cage can help his hometown if he doesn't mind stealing from his boss, risking his dream job…and if he can survive the resentful ex-girlfriend on his heels, hellbent on murdering him.

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    Playing the Race Card
  • Author : Linda Williams
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 9780691201337
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • The black man suffering at the hands of whites, the white woman sexually threatened by the black man. Both images have long been burned into the American conscience through popular entertainment, and today they exert a powerful and disturbing influence on Americans' understanding of race. So argues Linda Williams in this boldly inquisitive book, where she probes the bitterly divisive racial sentiments aroused by such recent events as O. J. Simpson's criminal trial. Williams, the author of Hard Core, explores how these images took root, beginning with melodramatic theater, where suffering characters acquire virtue through victimization. The racial sympathies and hostilities that surfaced during the trial of the police in the beating of Rodney King and in the O. J. Simpson murder trial are grounded in the melodramatic forms of Uncle Tom's Cabin and The Birth of a Nation. Williams finds that Stowe's beaten black man and Griffith's endangered white woman appear repeatedly throughout popular entertainment, promoting interracial understanding at one moment, interracial hate at another. The black and white racial melodrama has galvanized emotions and fueled the importance of new media forms, such as serious, "integrated" musicals of stage and film, including The Jazz Singer and Show Boat. It also helped create a major event out of the movie Gone With the Wind, while enabling television to assume new moral purpose with the broadcast of Roots. Williams demonstrates how such developments converged to make the televised race trial a form of national entertainment. When prosecutor Christopher Darden accused Simpson's defense team of "playing the race card," which ultimately trumped his own team's gender card, he feared that the jury's sympathy for a targeted black man would be at the expense of the abused white wife. The jury's verdict, Williams concludes, was determined not so much by facts as by the cultural forces of racial melodrama long in the making. Revealing melodrama to be a key element in American culture, Williams argues that the race images it has promoted are deeply ingrained in our minds and that there can be no honest discussion about race until Americans recognize this predicament.

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    Shaping Traditions
  • Author : Goizueta Folklife Gallery (Atlanta History Museum),John A. Burrison
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 0820321508
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  • Genre : Art
  • A complete catalog of the Atlanta History Center’s permanent folk art exhibition, this richly illustrated volume defines and documents the folk arts of the lower southeastern United States. The objects, crafting processes, and performances represented here illustrate the unique qualities of the community-learned traditional arts of the South. John A. Burrison examines a multitude of traditional art forms, many of which still thrive today. Intricately constructed miniatures of covered wagons, sorghum-syrup mills, and pottery workshops speak of a life of subsistence farming. Decorated baskets represent the cultural exchanges of Native Americans, European Americans, and African Americans. Intricate wrought-iron gates, musical instruments, quilts, and such curiosities as face jugs combine beauty and utility--the dual nature of most folk art--with southern flair. An illuminating introduction by Burrison, the curator of the exhibit and an expert folk art collector, presents highlights of his thirty years of research and collecting experience, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the exhibition. A concluding section looks at the adaptations and innovations shaping the future of southern folk arts.

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    The Philosophical and Mathematical Commentaries of Proclus on the First Book of Euclid's Elements
  • Author : Proclus
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105041587101
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  • Genre : Euclid's Elements
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    Thomas Taylor, the Platonist
  • Author : Thomas Taylor
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN : 9780691198538
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • This volume makes available to the modern reader selected writings of Thomas Taylor, the eighteenth-century English Platonist. TO Taylor we are indebted for the first full translation into English of Plato and Aristotle. Platonism, as Taylor saw it, was an informing principle, transmitted through a "golden chain of philosophers," a doctrine received by Socrates and Plato from the Orphic and Pythagorean past and transmitted to the future. It emerged again and again, enriched in the School of Alexandria, in Renaissance art, in the works of Spenser, Shelley, Yeats. Kathleen Raine is well known as a poet. GEorge Mills Harper is Professor of English, University of Florida. Bollingen Series LXXXVIII. Originally published in 1969. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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    The philosophical and mathematical commentaries of Proclus ... on the first book of Euclid's Elements, and his life by Marinus, tr. with a prelim. dissertation on the Platonic doctrine of ideas by T. Taylor. (To which are added, A history of the restoration of the Platonic theology, by the latter Platonists: and a tr. of Proclus's Theological elements by T. Taylor).
  • Author : Proclus (Diadochus.)
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : OXFORD:600047733
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book The philosophical and mathematical commentaries of Proclus ... on the first book of Euclid's Elements, and his life by Marinus, tr. with a prelim. dissertation on the Platonic doctrine of ideas by T. Taylor. (To which are added, A history of the restoration of the Platonic theology, by the latter Platonists: and a tr. of Proclus's Theological elements by T. Taylor).

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    The Philosophical and Mathematical Commentaries on the First Book of Euclid's Elements, to which are Added, a History of the Restoration of Platonic Theology, by the Latter Platonists; and a Translation from the Greek of Proclus's Theological Elements
  • Author : Proclus (Diadochus),Proclus Diadochus
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : ONB:+Z173613201
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book The Philosophical and Mathematical Commentaries on the First Book of Euclid's Elements, to which are Added, a History of the Restoration of Platonic Theology, by the Latter Platonists; and a Translation from the Greek of Proclus's Theological Elements

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    At Winter's End
  • Author : Robert Silverberg
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 9781480418264
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After seven hundred thousand years underground, a tribe emerges to a frozen Earth, in this novel from the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author. The time of falling death stars ushered in the Long Winter—eons of cold that caused plants and animals to vanish from Earth and drove people to take refuge in underground cocoons. Human ingenuity had never faced a greater challenge. For seven hundred thousand years, generation after generation was born and died below the Earth’s surface. But now, one small tribe is sensing change. Chieftain Koshmar is sure that the New Springtime is near, so she leads her people above ground to explore the new world that awaits. The unfamiliar Earth, still a frozen shell of its former self, will test their mettle in every way, leading the people of the tribe to the brink of their destiny—or to their doom. At Winter’s End is the first book of the New Springtime series, which continues with The Queen of Springtime. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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    Vermonia 8: Return of the Queen
  • Author : YoYo
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781477791097
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this thrilling conclusion to the Vermonia saga, our heroes face their ultimate challenge brought to life with spectacular manga art. The final chapter to the Vermonia saga opens with our four heroes bravely standing up to seemingly insurmountable odds. Uro's assault on the last pillar of the Turtle Realm continues. With Uro's awakening, the dark Yami magic is growing stronger and stronger. The sheer size and power of the Deras is enough to bring the guardian ministers into the fray, but even their powers aren't enough to stop Uro's will. The battle rages continuously, and with things at their bleakest, the indomitable spirit of the four skater kids from Blue Star must shine forth and inspire hope even when all seems lost. But will that be enough to overcome the evil destructive magic on such a huge scale and when the stakes are so high?

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    Retreat: Seven Days Battles
  • Author : Line of Battle
  • Publisher : Nick Vulich
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : History
  • Retreat: Seven Days Battles outlines the battles and explains how they came about. In less than an hour, you will meet the main participants, understand Union and Confederate troop movements, and learn more about the seven battles that were fought at Mechanicsville, Gaines’s Mill, Garnett’s Farm, Savage’s Station, Glendale, and Malvern Hill. For those readers who want to know more and understand how contemporary readers learned about the battle, we included the original accounts that were published in the New York Herald. It's not the complete story, but enough to bring you up to speed, understand the issues of the day, and maybe encourage you to explore more on your own. Each book includes a timeline to help you see the bigger picture so you can watch events unfold. ************************************************************** Whether you are a Civil War buff or are just looking for a simple overview of the Seven Days Battles, you will enjoy this book. It is written in a simple, conversational style that makes it easy to understand the complex troop movements of the Union and Confederate armies. Line of Battle – Book 6