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The Great Rift

By James Mann
  • ISBN Code: : 1627797564
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : History
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The Great Rift is a sweeping history of the intertwined careers of Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, whose rivalry and conflicting views of U.S. national security color our political debate to this day. Dick Cheney and Colin Powell emerged on the national scene more than thirty years ago, and it is easy to forget that they were once allies. The two men collaborated closely in the successful American wars in Panama and Iraq during the presidency of George H. W. Bush--but from this pinnacle, conflicts of ideology and sensibility drove them apart. Returning to government service under George W. Bush in 2001, they (and their respective allies within the administration) fell into ever-deepening antagonism over the role America should play in a world marked by terrorism and other nontraditional threats. In a wide-ranging, deeply researched, and dramatic narrative, James Mann explores each man’s biography and philosophical predispositions to show how and why this deep and permanent rupture occurred. Through dozens of original interviews and surprising revelations from presidential archives, he brings to life the very human story of how this influential friendship turned so sour and how the enmity of these two powerful men colored the way America acts in the world.

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This collection of wide-ranging essays from the New York Times–bestselling travel writer is “a steamer trunk full of delights” (Chicago Sun-Times). This collection of decidedly opinionated articles, essays, and ruminations, by the author of My Other Life and Kowloon Tong, transports the reader not only to exotic, unexpected places in the world but also into the interior life of the writer himself. Whether it is his time serving in the Peace Corps, his memorable interview with tennis star John McEnroe, bearing witness to the uprising in Uganda, or the debt he owes to his mentor, V. S. Naipaul, Theroux approaches each subject with characteristic intelligence, insight, and an eye for life’s great ironies. Over the course of two decades, Paul Theroux gathers people, places, and ideas in precise, evocative writing that “serves as both the camera and the eye, and both the details and the illusions are developed with brilliance” (Time). “What makes Mr. Theroux most persuasive as a writer is simply his willingness to put himself on the line. . . . Gusty, personal, and astonishing.” —The New York Times “These pieces prove anew Theroux’s unflagging, infectious enthusiams [sic] for exploring.” —Kirkus Reviews

Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America

By Stanley S. Beus
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  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Book Code : 081375402X
  • Total of Pages : 475
  • Category : Canada
  • Members : 231
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Search the Scriptures with an Open Mind

By Bob Snider
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524660221
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 363
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Religion and science do not disagree. Disagreeable people use one to discredit the other. Learn how not to be a disagreeable person. Find what relativity and quantum mechanics say about God. Read the biblical account of evolution and learn your churchs interpretation of it. Locate the Garden of Eden. What is meant by the image of God? Find Neanderthal men mentioned in the Bible. Trace the course of Noahs ark. Where was the Tower of Babel and who built it? Find the stories of Joseph and Moses in hieroglyphics. What caused the plagues of Egypt, and how did it affect the rest of the world? What caused the sea to part, and where did it happen? Name the star that shone over Bethlehem. When was Jesus born (not in December)? What did Jesus say about miracles, dogma, liturgy, and authority? What happened to the forbidden gospels, and what do they tell us? Why are there so many Christian denominations? Learn how conmen use antievolution to steal your money and your vote. A faith healer may cure you, or he may kill you. Know the difference. Do current events suggest that the four horsemen of the apocalypse are not far away?

Regional Geology of Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming

By P. K. Link,Mel A. Kuntz,Lucian B. Platt
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  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Book Code : 0813711797
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Science
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The Greatest Gothic Classics

By Edgar Allan Poe,Mary Shelley,Horace Walpole,William Thomas Beckford,Eliza Parsons,William Godwin,Ann Radcliffe,Matthew Gregory Lewis,Charles Brockden Brown,Jane Austen,Thomas Love Peacock,John William Polidori,Washington Irving,Charles Robert Maturin,James Hogg,Victor Hugo,Frederick Marryat,Nikolai Gogol,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,Nathaniel Hawthorne,George Eliot,Wilkie Collins,Robert Louis Stevenson,Charles Dickens,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Arthur Conan Doyle,Oscar Wilde,Guy de Maupassant,Anna Katharine Green,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Arthur Machen,George MacDonald,John Meade Falkner,H. G. Wells,Richard Marsh,Henry James,Bram Stoker,W. W. Jacobs,Robert Hugh Benson,Gaston Leroux,Théophile Gautier,William Hope Hodgson,Grant Allen
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027247527
  • Total of Pages : 10773
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 528
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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Frankenstein The Orphan of the Rhine Nightmare Abbey The Tell-Tale Heart The Fall of the House of Usher The Cask of Amontillado The Masque of the Red Death The Castle of Otranto Vathek The Castle of Wolfenbach Caleb Williams The Mysteries of Udolpho The Italian The Monk Wieland Northanger Abbey The Black Cat The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Vampyre The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Melmoth the Wanderer The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner The Hunchback of Notre-Dame The Phantom Ship St, John's Eve Viy The Mysterious Portrait Jane Eyre Wuthering Heights Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street The House of the Seven Gables Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark The Lifted Veil The Woman in White Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde The Mystery of Edwin Drood Carmilla Uncle Silas The Hound of the Baskervilles The Picture of Dorian Gray The Horla The Forsaken Inn The Great God Pan Lilith The Lost Stradivarius The Island of Doctor Moreau The Beetle The Turn of the Screw Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars (Original 1903 Edition) The Monkey's Paw The Necromancers The Phantom of the Opera Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot The House on the Borderland The Boats of the Glen Carrig Wolverden Tower

The Mendip Caves

By H. E. Balch
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  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Book Code : 148319549X
  • Total of Pages : 396
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 682
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The Mendip Caves examines the demographic features of Wookey Hole caves, and the Cheddar gorge and caves. This book contains eight chapters that discuss the history of the places and the caves. The first chapters addresses some important exploration of the subterranean river, Cox’s cave, Gough’s cave, Swallet caves, Rock shelters, and the Badger Hole. The succeeding chapters describe the great Cave of Wookey Hole; characteristics and personalities of the people living in the cave; description of the noises heard inside the cave; the discovery and historical background of the cave; and detailed description of Valley of Wookey Hole and the Gorge of Ebbor. Other chapters examine the artefacts discovered in the cave, the traditions and daily activities done inside the cave, and the antiquity of the caves of Mendip. The last chapters explore the caves and shelters of eastern Mendip, as well as the Levvy of Sandford Hill. The book can provide useful information to the archaeologists, explorers, students, and researchers.

Manual of Phytogeography

By Léon Croizat
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 9401761132
  • Total of Pages : 696
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 532
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Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War Vol 2

By Capt H. FitzM. Stacke
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1781508496
  • Total of Pages : 426
  • Category : History
  • Members : 355
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Arguably the finest regimental history even written. A magnificent publication it is with its profusion of maps, illustrations and photos - each page of photos contains several. The Worcesters was one of the five regiments that had four regular battalions before the war, with two special reserve and two territorial battalions. By the end of the war another fourteen battalions had been raised for a total of twenty-two of which twelve went on active service. 9,460 officers and men gave their lives, 71 Battle Honours were awarded and eight VCs one of whom, attached to the RFC, was the airman Leefe Robinson, famous for shooting down a zeppelin. Battalions served on the Western Front, in Gallipoli, Macedonia, Mesopotamia, Italy; one battalion ended the war in North Persia. Appendices provide the Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards including Mention in Despatches, with date of Gazette (for 'Companion' of the British Empire read 'Commander'); details of Badges, Colours and Distinctions of the regiment; and the music for regimental marches. Illustrations are by well-known artists depicting battle scenes including each VC-winning action - apart from Leefe's zeppelin. After considering various factors, explained in his very informative preface, the author decided to present this history as one general story in which the number of the battalion concerned is printed in the margin of the pages dealing with its deeds. Attention is paid to minor actions such as trench raids, which usually find no place in compressed official histories; they are recorded in this history. The plans illustrate the engagements recorded in the book, and are designed to depict the part played by the several battalions in their battles and to enable the visitor to the battlefields to recognise the ground on which each fight took place, as much as to make clear the general course of those actions. The book opens with a very interesting account of the regiment in the years before the war, beginning at the turn of the century, and there is a very comprehensive index of 25 pages. This is a great piece of work and must rank as one of the finest of the Great War regimental histories, many would say the finest, and I wouldn't argue.

The Greatest Works of Charles Carleton Coffin

By Charles Carleton Coffin
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2113
  • Category : History
  • Members : 650
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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited Charles Carleton Coffin collection: The Seat of Empire The Story of Liberty Old Times in the Colonies My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times: 1769–1776 The Boys of '61 Following the Flag Winning His Way The Life of Charles Carleton Coffin

Africa: A History

By Alvin M. Josephy
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  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Book Code : 161230978X
  • Total of Pages : 665
  • Category : History
  • Members : 610
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Most of us still know less about Africa's past and peoples than we do about the continent's wild animals. And what we do know is colored by romance - safaris and treks and camel caravans, Solomon's mine and Tutankhamun's curse, the shores of Tripoli and the snows of Kilimanjaro. Yet the ancestor of all humankind may have lived in Africa. The world's longest-lived, literate civilization was African. Through the ages, great civilizations rose and fell in what was once called "darkest" Africa, leaving behind mysterious fortresses and splendid art. Christianity and Islam battled age-old beliefs - and each other. Traders on camels were followed by explorers in caravels and by a plague of invaders, hungry for ivory and diamonds and the "black gold" of slavery. In just the last half century, independence has swept away the old maps and colonial ways to jar the balance of the world. Here is Africa's story.

The Greatest Gothic Classics of All Time

By H. P. Lovecraft,Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Wilkie Collins,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Arthur Conan Doyle,Grant Allen,Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Théophile Gautier,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Charles Dickens,Fitz-James O'Brien,Horace Walpole,William Thomas Beckford,Eliza Parsons,William Godwin,Ann Radcliffe,Matthew Gregory Lewis,Charles Brockden Brown,Jane Austen,Thomas Love Peacock,John William Polidori,Washington Irving,Charles Robert Maturin,James Hogg,Victor Hugo,Frederick Marryat,Nikolai Gogol,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,George Eliot,Robert Louis Stevenson,Oscar Wilde,Anna Katharine Green,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,George MacDonald,John Meade Falkner,H. G. Wells,W. W. Jacobs,Robert Hugh Benson,Gaston Leroux
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 10814
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 842
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e-artnow present to you this meticulously edited collection of the greatest gothic & macabre classics of all time: _x000D_ Content:_x000D_ Frankenstein_x000D_ The Orphan of the Rhine_x000D_ Nightmare Abbey_x000D_ The Tell-Tale Heart_x000D_ The Fall of the House of Usher_x000D_ The Cask of Amontillado_x000D_ The Masque of the Red Death_x000D_ The Castle of Otranto_x000D_ Vathek_x000D_ The Castle of Wolfenbach_x000D_ Caleb Williams_x000D_ The Mysteries of Udolpho_x000D_ The Italian_x000D_ The Monk_x000D_ Wieland_x000D_ Northanger Abbey_x000D_ The Black Cat_x000D_ The Murders in the Rue Morgue_x000D_ The Vampyre_x000D_ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow_x000D_ Melmoth the Wanderer_x000D_ The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner_x000D_ The Hunchback of Notre-Dame_x000D_ The Phantom Ship_x000D_ St, John's Eve_x000D_ Viy_x000D_ The Mysterious Portrait_x000D_ Jane Eyre_x000D_ Wuthering Heights_x000D_ Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street_x000D_ The House of the Seven Gables_x000D_ Rappaccini's Daughter_x000D_ The Birth Mark_x000D_ The Lifted Veil_x000D_ The Woman in White_x000D_ Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde_x000D_ The Mystery of Edwin Drood_x000D_ Carmilla_x000D_ Uncle Silas_x000D_ The Hound of the Baskervilles_x000D_ The Picture of Dorian Gray_x000D_ The Horla_x000D_ The Forsaken Inn_x000D_ The Great God Pan_x000D_ Lilith_x000D_ The Lost Stradivarius_x000D_ The Island of Doctor Moreau_x000D_ The Beetle_x000D_ The Turn of the Screw_x000D_ Dracula_x000D_ The Jewel of Seven Stars (Original 1903 Edition)_x000D_ The Monkey's Paw_x000D_ The Necromancers_x000D_ The Phantom of the Opera_x000D_ Clarimonde_x000D_ The Mummy's Foot_x000D_ The House on the Borderland_x000D_ The Boats of the Glen Carrig_x000D_ Wolverden Tower_x000D_ The Case of Charles Dexter Ward_x000D_ The Call of Cthulhu

The Greatest Horrors of William Hope Hodgson

By William Hope Hodgson
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  • Book Code : 8027248531
  • Total of Pages : 1254
  • Category : Fiction
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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.Novels:The Boats of the Glen CarrigThe House on the BorderlandThe Ghost PiratesThe Night LandShort Stories:Carnacki, the Ghost FinderThe Gateway of the MonsterThe House Among the LaurelsThe Whistling RoomThe Horse of the InvisibleThe Searcher of the End HouseThe Thing InvisibleThe Haunted JarveeSargasso Sea StoriesFrom the Tideless Sea Part OneFrom the Tideless Sea Part TwoThe Mystery of the DerelictThe Thing in the WeedsThe Finding of the GraikenMen of the Deep WatersOn the BridgeThe Sea HorsesThe DerilictMy House Shall Be Called the House of PrayerThe Captain of the Onion BoatThe Voice in the NightThrough the Vortex of a CycloneThe Shamraken Homeward-BounderCaptain Gault, Being the Exceedingly Private Log of a Sea-CaptainThe Case of the Curio DealerThe Red HerringThe Drum of SaccharineOther StoriesJack Grey, Second MateDemons of the SeaOut of the StormA Tropical HorrorThe Stone Ship The Real ThingEloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani (The Baumoff Explosive)