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A Blaze of Glory

By Jeff Shaara
  • ISBN Code: : 0345527372
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
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“[An] exciting read . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil War in this first book of a new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted.”—Library Journal NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Spring 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse. General Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to abandon the critical city of Nashville and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston’s trail are two of the Union’s best generals: Ulysses Grant and Don Carlos Buell. If their combined forces can crush Johnston’s army and capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There’s just one problem: Johnston knows of the Union plans and is poised to launch an audacious surprise attack on Grant’s encampment—a small settlement in southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh. Drawing on meticulous research, Jeff Shaara dramatizes the key decisions of the commanders on both sides of the conflict—and brings to life the junior officers, conscripts, and enlisted men who gave their all for the cause. With stunning immediacy, Shaara takes us inside the maelstrom of Shiloh as no novelist has before. “Brilliant . . . riveting . . . a work to be embraced.”—Bookreporter Includes a preview of Jeff Shaara’s next Civil War novel, A Chain of Thunder.

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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345527437
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 817
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows so well, with the latest novel in the series that started with A Blaze of Glory and A Chain of Thunder. In The Smoke at Dawn, the last great push of the Army of the Cumberland sets the stage for a decisive confrontation at Chattanooga that could determine the outcome of the war. Summer, 1863. The Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured complete control of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy, cementing the reputation of Ulysses S. Grant. Farther east, the Federal army under the command of William Rosecrans captures the crucial rail hub at Chattanooga. But Rosecrans is careless, and while pursuing the Confederates, the Federal forces are routed in north Georgia at Chickamauga Creek. Retreating in a panic back to Chattanooga, Rosecrans is pursued by the Confederate forces under General Braxton Bragg. Penned up, with their supply lines severed, the Federal army seems doomed to the same kind of defeat that plagued the Confederates at Vicksburg. But a disgusted Abraham Lincoln has seen enough of General Rosecrans. Ulysses Grant is elevated to command of the entire theater of the war, and immediately replaces Rosecrans with General George Thomas. Grant gathers an enormous force, including armies commanded by Joseph Hooker and Grant’s friend, William T. Sherman. Grant’s mission is clear: Break the Confederate siege and destroy Bragg’s army. Meanwhile, Bragg wages war as much with his own subordinates as he does with the Federals, creating dissension and disharmony in the Southern ranks, erasing the Confederate army’s superiority at exactly the wrong time. Blending evocative historical detail with searing depictions of battle, Jeff Shaara immerses readers in the world of commanders and common soldiers, civilians and statesmen. From the Union side come the voices of Generals Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, and George Thomas—the vaunted “Rock of Chickamauga”—as well as the young private Fritz “Dutchie” Bauer. From the Rebel ranks come Generals Bragg, Patrick Cleburne, and James Longstreet, as well as the legendary cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest. A tale of history played out on a human scale in the grand Shaara tradition, The Smoke at Dawn vividly recreates the climactic months of the war in the West, when the fate of a divided nation truly hangs in the balance. Praise for The Smoke at Dawn “Civil War history fiends will be riveted.”—Parade “A beautifully written novel . . . Shaara once again elevates history from mere rote fact to explosive and engaging drama.”—Bookreporter “Shaara’s mastery of military tactics, his intimate grasp of history, and his ability to interweave several supporting narratives into a cohesive and digestible whole . . . will appeal to a broad range of historical- and military-fiction fans.”—Booklist “Top-notch . . . As with the best historical war novels, knowing the ultimate outcome of the bitter fighting is not a bar to engagement.”—Publishers Weekly

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440672784
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by the folk singer, activist, and man who saw it all. Woody Guthrie was born in Oklahoma and traveled this whole country over—not by jet or motorcycle, but by boxcar, thumb, and foot. During the journey of discovery that was his life, he composed and sang words and music that have become a national heritage. His songs, however, are but part of his legacy. Behind him Woody Guthrie left a remarkable autobiography that vividly brings to life both his vibrant personality and a vision of America we cannot afford to let die. “Even readers who never heard Woody or his songs will understand the current esteem in which he’s held after reading just a few pages… Always shockingly immediate and real, as if Woody were telling it out loud… A book to make novelists and sociologists jealous.” —The Nation

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By Jeff Shaara
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345527402
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 861
  • Pdf File: a-chain-of-thunder.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Continuing the series that began with A Blaze of Glory, Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s long and bloody Civil War. In A Chain of Thunder, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general—and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause. In May 1863, after months of hard and bitter combat, Union troops under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant at long last successfully cross the Mississippi River. They force the remnants of Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton’s army to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the Big Black River in its path. But after sustaining heavy casualties in two failed assaults against the rebels, Union soldiers are losing confidence and morale is low. Grant reluctantly decides to lay siege to the city, trapping soldiers and civilians alike inside an iron ring of Federal entrenchments. Six weeks later, the starving and destitute Southerners finally surrender, yielding command of the Mississippi River to the Union forces on July 4—Independence Day—and marking a crucial turning point in the Civil War. Drawing on comprehensive research and his own intimate knowledge of the Vicksburg Campaign, Jeff Shaara once again weaves brilliant fiction out of the ragged cloth of historical fact. From the command tents where generals plot strategy to the ruined mansions where beleaguered citizens huddle for safety, this is a panoramic portrait of men and women whose lives are forever altered by the siege. On one side stand the emerging legend Grant, his irascible second William T. Sherman, and the youthful “grunt” Private Fritz Bauer; on the other, the Confederate commanders Pemberton and Joseph Johnston, as well as nineteen-year-old Lucy Spence, a civilian doing her best to survive in the besieged city. By giving voice to their experiences at Vicksburg, A Chain of Thunder vividly evokes a battle whose outcome still reverberates more than 150 years after the cannons fell silent. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's The Smoke at Dawn. Praise for A Chain of Thunder “[Jeff] Shaara continues to draw powerful novels from the bloody history of the Civil War. . . . The dialogue intrigues. Shaara aptly reveals the main actors: Grant, stoic, driven, not given to micromanagement; Sherman, anxious, high-strung, engaged even when doubting Grant’s strategy. . . . Worth a Civil War buff’s attention.”—Kirkus Reviews “Searing . . . Shaara seamlessly interweaves multiple points of view, as the plot is driven by a stellar cast of real-life and fictional characters coping with the pivotal crisis. . . . [A] riveting fictional narrative.”—Booklist “Shaara’s historical accuracy is faultless, and he tells a good story. . . . The voices of these people come across to the reader as poignantly as they did 150 years ago.”—Historical Novels Review “The writing is picturesque and vibrant. . . . [an] engrossing tale.”—Bookreporter

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9780743298728
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 839
  • Pdf File: city-of-glory.pdf

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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 154000497X
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 426
  • Pdf File: rent-faq.pdf

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After opening in a small Off-Broadway theater, Rent, a modern adaptation of Puccini's La Bohème, quickly became a worldwide phenomenon with a more zealous and devoted fan base than had any musical in history. Rent FAQ includes biographical info on the musical's brilliant creator, Jonathan Larson, who tragically passed away at age 35 the night before the show began preview performances. Other chapters focus on the creative team and original cast; the development of the script and score from early drafts and workshop performances to the version we know and love today; the movie version, tours, and much more. The section “Rent Cultural Literacy” is a guide to all the titles and real people referenced in the show and the East Village and Alphabet City locations that Rent helped make famous; another chapter provides clues to the characters and tips for anyone thinking about auditioning for the musical, or putting on a production! A final chapter provides a rundown, with numerous photos, of revivals and local productions all over the country, including regional, community, and dinner theaters, and high school and college versions. Rent FAQ is a treasure trove of information, background, and fun facts for the show's devotees as well as anyone who might be lucky enough to be discovering the musical for the first time!

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  • Publisher : Liberty Parker
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: blaze-of-glory.pdf

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Blaze Montgomery, the president of the West Texas chapter of the Dark Leopards MC, is up against his biggest challenge he’s faced yet. Women and men are missing from his town, he’s beside himself trying to figure out who they are and what they’re up to. Why his town? Why his people? When he discovers the truth behind these questions, how far will he go to save them all? Betrayal unlike any he’s ever come up against slams unceremoniously into him. These were trusted members of the shifter community. He believed in them and supported them, but now, what will that end up costing him? Glory Montgomery is on a mission. As the mate and old lady to Blaze, she must overcome her personal feelings and support him no matter what. Her best friend has lost everything, and Glory must sit idly by and watch as her friend struggles through her latest tragedy… one that ends up being the club’s worst nightmare come to fruition. Can she keep their secrets closely guarded? Or will she end up hurting her mate and club while caring for her friend? As secrets unfold and life turns their world upside down, will these two mates make it through? Will they hold strong to one another and come out on the other side unscathed? Only time will tell.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101149116
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 630
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  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Book Code : 159726377X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 959
  • Pdf File: no-way-home.pdf

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Animal migration is a magnificent sight: a mile-long blanket of cranes rising from a Nebraska river and filling the sky; hundreds of thousands of wildebeests marching across the Serengeti; a blaze of orange as millions of monarch butterflies spread their wings to take flight. Nature’s great migrations have captivated countless spectators, none more so than premier ecologist David S. Wilcove. In No Way Home, his awe is palpable—as are the growing threats to migratory animals. We may be witnessing a dying phenomenon among many species. Migration has always been arduous, but today’s travelers face unprecedented dangers. Skyscrapers and cell towers lure birds and bats to untimely deaths, fences and farms block herds of antelope, salmon are caught en route between ocean and river, breeding and wintering grounds are paved over or plowed, and global warming disrupts the synchronized schedules of predators and prey. The result is a dramatic decline in the number of migrants. Wilcove guides us on their treacherous journeys, describing the barriers to migration and exploring what compels animals to keep on trekking. He also brings to life the adventures of scientists who study migrants. Often as bold as their subjects, researchers speed wildly along deserted roads to track birds soaring overhead, explore glaciers in search of frozen locusts, and outfit dragonflies with transmitters weighing less than one one-hundredth of an ounce. Scientific discoveries and advanced technologies are helping us to understand migrations better, but alone, they won’t stop sea turtles and songbirds from going the way of the bison or passenger pigeon. What’s required is the commitment and cooperation of the far-flung countries migrants cross—long before extinction is a threat. As Wilcove writes, “protecting the abundance of migration is key to protecting the glory of migration.” No Way Home offers powerful inspiration to preserve those glorious journeys.

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By David Diga Hernandez
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  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Book Code : 0768410223
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 805
  • Pdf File: carriers-of-the-glory.pdf

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Discover your identity as a carrier of Gods presence, glory and power!Do you sometimes wonder how God can consider you a friend in light of your failures and defeats? Does your own insufficiency cause you to wonder whether the Holy Spirit truly dwells within you? Do you wonder why your own faith experience is so different from that of the heroes in the Bible? Scripture makes it clear that communion with the Holy Spirit is the key to living the kind of empowered and authentic Christian life we see modeled in Scripture. The Holy Spirit works within us to form hearts that truly worship, minds that understand of the depths of Gods Word, and hands that accomplish the miraculous. This book will acquaint you with the mysterious third Person of the Trinity, helping you to draw closer to Him so that you may become a carrier of Gods Spirita chosen friend of God. This book provides answers to some popular questions about the Holy Spirit What is the Holy Spirits purpose and nature? What is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit and why is it an unpardonable sin? What does the Bible really teach about spiritual gifts? What does it mean to be friends with God? If you desire to know God in a deeper and more intimate way, if you want your soul to be set ablaze with a passionate love for Him, if you want to walk in the fullness of all that He has created you for, then this book is for you!Draw close to His glory.

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1588364402
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : True Crime
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By Warren Ellis
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571365647
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Regeneration

By Pat Barker
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 014190643X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection The modern classic of contemporary war fiction - a Man Booker Prize-nominated examination of World War I and its deep legacy of human traumas. 'A brilliant novel. Intense and subtle' Peter Kemp, Sunday Times Craiglockhart War Hospital, Scotland, 1917, and army psychiatrist William Rivers is treating shell-shocked soldiers. Under his care are the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, as well as mute Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by means of pencil and paper. Rivers's job is to make the men in his charge healthy enough to fight. Yet the closer he gets to mending his patients' minds the harder becomes every decision to send them back to the horrors of the front. Pat Barker's Regeneration is the classic exploration of how the traumas of war brutalised a generation of young men. This is the first novel in Pat Barker's Man Booker Prize-winning Regeneration Trilogy: I: Regeneration II: The Eye in the Door III: The Ghost Road 'A vivid evocation of the agony of the First World War and a multi-layered exploration of all wars. A fine anthem for doomed youth' Time Out 'A novel of tremendous power' Margaret Forster 'Unforgettable' Sunday Telegraph 'One of the strongest and most interesting novelists of her generation' Guardian

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  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Book Code : 1612008453
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 495
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The thrilling biography of the brilliant British inventor and daredevil war hero whose efforts saved countless lives during WWI. Though he only lived to be 33, Wing Commander Frank Brock had accomplished much in his short life. The scion of the world-famous Brock Fireworks company, he is best known as the inventor of the Brock Bullet—the explosive bullet used to destroy German Zeppelins. He also invented the Dover Flares which lit up the sea at night and forced U-boats into deep mine fields. But his exploits went far beyond the engineering lab. As a secret agent Brock dashed to France on his wedding day, snuck into Switzerland, rowed across Lake Constance into enemy territory, and orchestrated the world’s first strategic bombing raid at the zeppelin factory in Friedrichshafen, Germany. On the day of his untimely death, he led the charge in a surprise naval attack on Zeebrugge, Belgium, only made possible by the smoke screen he invented to mask their approach. Co-authored by his grandson, Gunpowder and Glory tells more than Brock’s amazing life of invention and heroism. Woven into the narrative is the dazzling history of C.T. Brock & Company Fireworks, the world-famous firm started by Frank’s five-times great-grandfather.

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By Taylor Jenkins Reid
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385692218
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 633
  • Pdf File: malibu-rising.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER Malibu 1983. Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of one night, each of their lives will be changed forever in this propulsive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six. Malibu is buzzing with anticipation for Nina Riva's annual party. Everyone wants to be in the company of the famous Rivas: Nina, the surfer and model; her brothers, Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other his renowned photographer; and Kit, the adored baby of the family. As if that picture-perfect family isn't enough, their father is Mick Riva, the legendary singer. By morning, the Riva mansion will have burned to the ground. And no one will know how the fire started. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play and the loves and secret yearnings that shaped this family across generations will all come bubbling to the surface to make for a night no one will ever forget. This is a story about family: about what you choose to keep from the people who made you, and what you must leave behind.

Aliens Ate My Homework

By Bruce Coville
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1481415603
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 486
  • Pdf File: aliens-ate-my-homework.pdf

Book Short Summary:

IT'S THE WEIRDEST ALIEN INVASION EVER! "I cannot tell a lie," says Rod Allbright. And it's the truth. Ask him a question and he's bound to give you an honest answer. Which is why, when his teacher asks what happened to last night's math assignment, Rod has to give the only answer he can: "Aliens ate my homework, Miss Maloney!" Of course, no one believes Rod this time, so they don't bother to ask him why the aliens are here. It's just as well, since he is sworn to silence about their secret mission and the fact that he has been drafted to help them!

George Simpson

By Dale Lahey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1554887739
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 587
  • Pdf File: george-simpson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Born in Scotland and trained as a sugar broker in England, Sir George Simpson was appointed as governor of Ruperts Land and the Indian territories in 1820. By his friendliness, strict discipline, and vigorous and constant travel, he brought peace and prosperity to the vast empire under his control.

Blaze of Glory

By Michael Pryor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Loveable Store
  • Book Code : 6028801666
  • Total of Pages : 554
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 294
  • Pdf File: blaze-of-glory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Blaze of Glory

Racism and the Image of God

By K. Teel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230114717
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 502
  • Pdf File: racism-and-the-image-of-god.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From her perspective as a white feminist theologian, Karen Teel dialogues with five womanist thinkers to develop a Christian theology of the body that can compel Christians, especially U. S. Christians of European descent, to actively resist the sin of racism.

The Little Black Book of 6-Chord Songs

By Wise Publications
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  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Book Code : 1783231947
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 912
  • Pdf File: the-little-black-book-of-6-chord-songs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A pocket-sized collection of over 70 songs, all of which use no more than 6 chords. Presented in chord songbook format, arranged in the same keys as the original recordings with chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics.

The Third Testament for the Third Millennium

By Kevin Carey
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  • Publisher : Sacristy Press
  • Book Code : 1908381582
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 819
  • Pdf File: the-third-testament-for-the-third-millennium.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Complete Edition of the Third Testament for the Third Millenium brings together all three volumes of the series: Perpetua, Spirit, and Unity.

Unity

By Kevin Carey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sacristy Press
  • Book Code : 1908381523
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 368
  • Pdf File: unity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Unity is the third and final book in The Third Testament for the Third Millennium, a bold re-telling of the New Testament in a 21st Century context, asking Christians to question what they believe and why.

Scorpio Ablaze

By Alan Burt Akers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mushroom eBooks
  • Book Code : 1843197073
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 285
  • Pdf File: scorpio-ablaze.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Under the twin sun, Antares, the planet Kregen is a world of wonder and terror, of beauty and horror. Now, in the streaming mingled lights of the Suns of Scorpio, Prescot, slave of the Shanks, takes up the Krozair brand to attempt to save his friends who are about to be killed by the vicious Shank lord. Next he must rally the coalition of forces from Vallia, Hamel and Tsungfaril to expel the Shanks from Tarankar. But things rarely go according to plan on Kregen... Scorpio Ablaze is the forty-first book in the epic fifty-two book saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen by Kenneth Bulmer, writing as Alan Burt Akers. The series continues with Scorpio Drums.

Language of Battered Women, The

By Carol L. Winkelmann
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 079148582X
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 270
  • Pdf File: language-of-battered-women-the.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Shows how battered women's personal theologies help them survive and heal, despite the women's knowledge that religion may also have contributed to their oppression.

Z-Burbia 3: Estate of the Dead

By Jake Bible
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jake Bible Fiction LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 516
  • Pdf File: z-burbia-3.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jace Stanford has lost family, friends, and his arm to the zombie apocalypse that hit his subdivision of Whispering Pines. But he’s also gained something he never in a million years would have thought would be a plus: the cannibal savant known as Elsbeth. Now Jace needs Elsbeth’s help more than ever. But is she up to the task when her past is revealed? A past that is possibly more shocking than the zombie apocalypse itself? Jace is gonna find out the hard way. And, as everyone knows, in Z-Burbia the hard way usually means a whole lot of people are going to die! Welcome back to Z-Burbia, y’all! Reviews- “I have really enjoyed this series, and Z-Burbia 3: Estate of the Dead did not disappoint. It was cool to finally get a few answers on Elsbeth's past - where she came from and how she became the badass she is today. With lots of laughs, killing, and of course...zombies, this is a great series for anyone into apocalyptic thrillers. I can't wait to start book four!” -Jennifer Murphy, 5-star Goodreads review “This series gets better with every book.The action grabs you from the start and doesn't let up.Unlike a lot of zombie books these characters feel well rounded and believable. I can't wait to start on the next book.” Christine Delong, 5-star Goodreads review Other books by Jake Bible: By Series: The Apex Trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal & Ash) The Kaiju Winter Series Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! Black Box Inc. Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy The Salvage Merc One Series Fighting Iron Series Dead Team Alpha Series The AntiBio Series Reign of Four By Genre: Post-Apocalyptic- The Z-Burbia Series Dead Team Alpha Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy EverRealm Fighting Iron Series The AntiBio Series The Kaiju Winter Series Zombies!- The Z-Burbia Series Dead Team Alpha Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy EverRealm Science Fiction- Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! The Flipside Sagas The Salvage Merc One Series Drop Team Zero Outpost Hell Galactic Vice Agent Prime Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy Fighting Iron Series Mech Corps Reign of Four The AntiBio Series In Perpetuity Thriller/Action/Adventure- Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Blood Cruise Agent Prime Galactic Vice Horror- The Z-Burbia Series Blood Cruise Stone Cold Bastards Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/Dark Fantasy- Black Box Inc. Series Stone Cold Bastards EverRealm YA/MG Novels- ScareScapes! (middle grade scifi adventure Intentional Haunting (2014 Bram Stoker Award Finalist- YA horror) Little Dead Man (YA zombie apocalypse) By Series: The Apex Trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal & Ash) Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! Black Box Inc. Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy The Salvage Merc One Series Fighting Iron Series Dead Team Alpha Series The AntiBio Series The Kaiju Winter Series Reign of Four Genres- zombie apocalypse, post-apocalyptic, dark humor, satire Keywords: zombies, post-apocalyptic, walking dead, George Romero, undead, post apocalyptic Key Phrases: apocalyptic fiction, apocalyptic books, post-apocalypse books, zombie apocalypse satire, post-apocalyptic books, post-apocalyptic fiction, post-apocalyptic collection, zombie apocalypse survival kit, zombie apocalypse books, George Romero books

The Reality of the Supernatural World

By Todd Bentley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Book Code : 0768498910
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 170
  • Pdf File: the-reality-of-the-supernatural-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

God invites and wants to bring you into a heavenly experience with Him now, so that your life will be a prophetic message that carries supernatural substance. Revivalist Todd Bentley inspires you to develop a kingdom now mindset; by exploring the keys to tearing open the heavens in your life and ministry. As you read this book, you'll come under a powerful anointing to walk daily in the reality of the supernatural as a vessel for miracles, signs, and wonders. Even though this book is about the supernatural realm, the underlying theme is deeper intimacy with God. The Reality of the Supernatural World will inspire you to believe in a bigger God than you have ever known!

A Feminist Ethic of Risk

By Sharon D. Welch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Book Code : 9781451418262
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 174
  • Pdf File: a-feminist-ethic-of-risk.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An updated edition of this influential feminist text.

Bright Light: A Lifetime of Seeing God at Work

By Harold E. Burchett
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  • Publisher : Bringing Christ Back Ministries
  • Book Code : 0578128632
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category :
  • Members : 385
  • Pdf File: bright-light.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bright Light tells the story of God visibly at work in and through the life of pastor and revivalist Harold Burchett, now (March 2016) ninety-one years old. What Harold has seen and reports here are not flashy “signs and wonders” in the traditional sense but other ways that God has unmistakably shown up in Harold’s experience and ministry. He tells his story in three parts. 1. “God’s work in me—first”: from a loving, God-centered childhood into the rough-and-tumble world of a reporter for his local newspaper—and then, while still a teenager, to war in the South Pacific on a U.S. Navy destroyer. Prayers answered in the war zone, along with practices learned for reaching the hearts of his faith-mocking fellow sailors, set a fire in Harold’s heart that shapes his entire career. 2. “God’s work in my public ministry”: scenes from Harold’s life as an itinerant evangelist and settled pastor. Through prayer and with total confidence in God’s power to change lives on the basis of Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross, Harold ministers in public settings from New Brunswick to Virginia. He details some of the notable results. 3. “God’s work in my personal encounters”: stories of individuals who experience the Lord’s personal rescue from a wide variety of crippling issues through Harold’s prayers and words. Those early shipboard lessons on how to be a “fisher of men” (Mark 1:17) clearly have paid off! The book concludes with pointed summaries of lessons learned and of life-advice, especially for readers hungry to experience the same Bright Light that Harold has seen.

Mind-Matter Interaction

By Pamela Rae Heath, M.D.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 078645668X
  • Total of Pages : 319
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 243
  • Pdf File: mind-matter-interaction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The power of the mind to influence the physical world has long been debated, debunked, studied for military applications, and used in science fiction. This historical and theoretical study of mind-matter interaction, or MMI, explores the phenomena of levitation, stigmata, inedia, paranormal activity, bilocation, fire immunity, luminosity, and the teleportation of matter. The results of more than a century of formal experimental research are discussed, as are resultant training techniques, theories, and controlled experiments used to test or bolster psychokinetic abilities.

The Cat's Pyjamas

By Julia Cresswell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141912421
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 667
  • Pdf File: the-cat-s-pyjamas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fascinating, thematic exploration of clichés from as the actress said to the bishop to zero hour, explaining what they are and where they’ve come from. Julia Cresswell has taken her best-selling dictionary of clichés (‘Sumptuous... A mine of information.’ Guardian) back to the drawing board and has created a book, packed with famous (and infamous) quotations and memorable information, that will change the way you see English.

Gods and Generals

By Jeff Shaara
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345438493
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: gods-and-generals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The New York Times bestselling prequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Killer Angels In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders from the first gathering clouds of the Civil War. Here is Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a hopelessly by-the-book military instructor and devout Christian who becomes the greatest commander of the Civil War; Winfield Scott Hancock, a captain of quartermasters who quickly establishes himself as one of the finest leaders of the Union army; Joshua Chamberlain, who gives up his promising academic career and goes on to become one of the most heroic soldiers in American history; and Robert E. Lee, never believing until too late that a civil war would ever truly come to pass. Profound in its insights into the minds and hearts of those who fought in the war, Gods and Generals creates a vivid portrait of the soldiers, the battlefields, and the tumultuous times that forever shaped the nation. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's Blaze of Glory.