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The authors, both teachers and history reenactors in community, screen, and television projects, begin by describing Civil War politics, historians' varying opinions on the causes of the war, America as a Zion for the world, and slavery and abolition. Then, sections on soldiers' lives and activities on the homefront include interesting details such as: what the slaves' and the freed black men and women's lives were like; how soldiers obtained their food; how recipes were changed to accommodate food shortages; the popular books and magazines of the time; and how clothing and fashion were affected by the war. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Daily Life in Elizabethan England: Second Edition offers a fresh look at Elizabethan life from the perspective of the people who actually lived it.
Description of life, food, clothing, etc., during the later sixteenth century.
Description of foods, games, clothing, entertainment, etc. during the medieval centuries.
Let God's Word light your way.One of the most beloved devotionals of all time! For over two hundred years, Samuel Bagster's classic and timeless Daily Light on the Daily Path has encouraged and strengthened readers with the words of Scripture. The devotional gathers what the Bible has to say on issues such as worry, hope, wisdom, and peace and arranges them so that the Bible speaks directly to felt needs. This beautifully packaged landmark devotional is Scripture only--simple, straightforward, and always relevant. A quick read perfect for busy people who love the Word, this compilation of related verses based on a daily theme will light readers' paths each morning and evening!
Following in the footsteps of such poets as Emily Dickinson, William Stafford, and Frank O'Hara, David Lehman began writing a poem a day in 1996 and found the experience so rewarding that he continued for the next two years. During that time, some of these poems appeared in various journals and on Web sites, including The Poetry Daily site, which ran thirty of Lehman's poems in as many days throughout the month of April 1998. For The Daily Mirror, Lehman has selected the best of these "daily poems" -- each tied to a specific occasion or situation -- and telescoped two years into one. Spontaneous and immediate, but always finely crafted and spiced with Lehman's signature irony and wit, the poems are akin to journal entries charting the passing of time, the deaths of great men and women, the news of the day. Jazz, Sinatra, the weather, love, poetry and poets, movies, and New York City are among their recurring themes. A departure from Lehman's previous work, this unique volume provides the intimacy of a diary, full of passion, sound, and fury, but with all the aesthetic pleasure of poetry. More a party of poems than a standard collection, The Daily Mirror presents an exciting new way to think about poetry.
A unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity, encouraging experimentation and growth, and increasing sales for artists of all levels, from novices to professionals. Do you want to bring the joy back into your art? Have you landed in a frustrating rut? Are you having trouble selling paintings in galleries, getting bogged down by projects you can't seem to finish or abandon, or finding excuses to avoid working in the studio? Author Carol Marine knows exactly how you feel--she herself suffered from painter's block, until she discovered "daily painting." The idea is simple: do art (usually small) often (how often is up to you), and if you'd like, post and sell it online. Soon you'll find that your block dissolves and you're painting work you love--and more of it than you ever thought possible! With her encouraging tone and useful exercises, Marine teaches you to:-Master composition and value-Become confident in any medium-Choose subjects wisely -Stay fresh and loose -Photograph, post, and sell your art online-Become connected to the growing movement of daily painters around the worldFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Let Great Reading Fuel Your WritingGreat writers read–voraciously and across many topics and genres. They read to learn, to research, to study the style of others, and to improve their own work. They read because they love the written word. But becoming well read takes time, dedication, and patience. The thought can be daunting–especially when you're eager to get to your own writing.Fred White, author of The Daily Writer, helps you sort through the plethora of reading material available by providing you with 366 engaging excerpts from ancient poetry to modern science, on topics from allegory to food to writer's block. Each thoughtfully chosen excerpt is followed by a brief reflection and a prompt that allows you to integrate elements from each piece into your own writing.The Daily Reader makes broad reading accessible, invigorates your thirst for the written word, and equips you to put the power of the pros behind your writing.
The inspiration found in author Joel Osteen's #1 New York Times bestselling book Break Out! touched lives around the world. Now DAILY READINGS FROM BREAK OUT! contains meaningful quotes along with insightful and thought-provoking prayers written by the author. It is designed to guide, encourage, and uplift you every day of the year. We were not created to just get by with average, unrewarding or unfulfilling lives. God created us to leave our marks on our generations. Every person has seeds of greatness planted within by the Creator. This devotional will help readers break out and break free so they can believe bigger, increase their productivity, improve their relationships, and accomplish their dreams. Filled with faith and motivation, DAILY READINGS FROM BREAK OUT! challenges readers to have a new perspective, to let nothing hold them back, and to reject any labels that might limit them.
Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller Every Day a Friday, DAILY READINGS FROM EVERY DAY A FRIDAY is designed to help readers see every day of the week as a gift from God, and to live each day with gratitude, good humor, and faith. This 90-day devotional incorporates excerpts from the original book emphasizing faith-building messages day to day; along with additional supportive and encouraging material in the form of key Bible verses, daily prayers, and daily thoughts. Divided into seven key sections, each building on the next, the format helps readers to put events and circumstances in perspective, and to give them a mental, emotional and spiritual lift each and every day.
It's your time to declare your faith, to look for God's favor, and to give control of your life to Him so that you can find fulfillment in His plans for you! In Daily Readings from It's Your Time, pastor and bestselling author Joel Osteen helps you turn every day into an opportunity for a better life as you incorporate messages of hope and faith more deeply into everything you do. No matter where you stand, this 90-day devotional provides new approaches for transforming your life. Joel guides you with thought-provoking anecdotes, words of encouragement, and inspiring scripture. Based on It's Your Time, this devotional centers around five encouraging themes: * It's Time to Believe * It's Time for Favor * It's Time for Restoration * It's Time to Trust * It's Time to Stretch Each section consists of readings that elaborate on one of the five ideas. As you travel through each day, you will find new and exciting ways to bring the teachings of It's Your Time into your life. Highlighting key stories from It's Your Time, this devotional also supplies passages and daily thoughts that offer messages of faith, hope, and strength to help you rise above any circumstance so that you can fulfill God's best plan for your life. Joel offers assurance that God does not want you to merely survive challenging times, He wants you to thrive. When you give your life over to Him, God will send opportunities your way so you can soar to new heights of fulfillment. He also reminds you that the bigger your burden, the greater your blessings to come. It's Your Time
Renowned pastor Osteen offers motivational thoughts, inspirational messages, and helpful Scripture verses that will help readers strengthen their faith in God.
Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, "time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers." Kafka is one of 161 inspired--and inspiring--minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his "male configurations". . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced "every pleasure imaginable." Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . . Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to "clear the brain"). Brilliantly compiled and edited, and filled with detail and anecdote, Daily Rituals is irresistible, addictive, magically inspiring.
Readers can banish boredom from the bedroom all year with this day-by-day guide to the most erotic foreplay and exciting sex imaginable! Every happy couple knows that sex is an integral part of a healthy relationship-and that it takes hard work to keep the bedroom routine from getting stale. But being sexually adventuresome takes a lot of confidence, and sometimes, a lot of planning ahead. Now, there's DAILYSEX-365 different sex tips and techniques for every day of the year. Organized into 12 month-long calendars that can be started at any time, each page consists of thrilling new positions for intercourse, titillating manual and oral activities, and other methods of fantastic foreplay. By encouraging daily intimacy, it will also help to promote love, trust, and communication between partners, which only enhances the sexual experience. This is the ultimate guide to help readers make great sex a reality-every day of the year!
This book brings together nineteen essays on the many moments of Zen to be found in the artful humor of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
The New York Times bestseller from Emmy-winning, Oscar-hosting, Daily Show-anchoring Jon Stewart--the man behind the megaseller America (The Book) -- is now available as an ebook! Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science and culture -- all in a tome of approximately 256 pages with lots of color photos, graphs and charts. After two weeks of hard work, they had their book. EARTH (The Book) is the definitive guide to our species. With their trademark wit, irreverence, and intelligence, Stewart and his team will posthumously answer all of life's most hard-hitting questions, completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy.
If you need a fresh breath of joy in your life, Barbara Johnson's 365 Day Devotional will help you look for "life's little sparkles," even in the midst of life's most crippling sorrows. Love and hilarity bubble through these pages in equal doses as Barbara dispenses her unique blend of wisdom and zaniness to help thousands of hurting readers learn to laugh again. This daily devotional features a scripture passage and encouraging thought all wrapped up in Barbara's trademark style of offering firsthand advice about handling life's hardest hurts, while dispensing infectious laughter and outrageous joy.
Open this book each morning, and let the "Queen of Encouragement" splash your day with joy. Acclaimed encourager Barbara Johnson has survived tragic adversity to become a merry missionary of mirth to those who need a little laughter in their lives?that is, to all of us! She knows firsthand how the smallest splash of joy can soothe broken hearts with the light of God's love. And she's seen how a simple message of hope uplifts a life that's left in tatters. In these pages you'll find a daily dollop of Barbara's favorite jokes, heartwarming stories, witty cartoons, and heartache-survival strategies. Share a moment each morning with the Geranium Lady, and soon you, like Barbara, will realize you've been "blessed to be a blessing."
Praise for The Daily Trading Coach"A great book! Simply written, motivational with unique content that leads any trader, novice or experienced, along the path of self-coaching. This is by far Dr. Steenbarger's best book and a must-have addition to any trader's bookshelf. I'll certainly be recommending it to all my friends."-Ray BarrosCEO, Ray Barros Trading Group"Dr. Steenbarger has been helping traders help themselves for many years. Simply put, this book is a must-read for anyone who desires to achieve great success in the market."-Charles E. KirkThe Kirk Report"'Dr. Brett', as he is affectionately known by his blog readers, has assembled a practical guide to self coaching in this excellent book. The strategies he outlines are further enhanced with numerous resources and exercises for the reader to refer to and keep the principles fresh. I enthusiastically encourage anyone interested in bettering their trading and investing to read this book and keep it on their desk as a constant source of learning."-Brian Shannon, www.alphatrends.netauthor of Technical Analysis Using Multiple Timeframes"Dr. Brett has distilled his years of experience, as both a trader and a psychologist/coach, into the 101 practical lessons found in The Daily Trading Coach. Those lessons provide effective strategies for coping with the stumbling blocks that traders often face. This book should be a cornerstone of any serious trader's library."-Michael Seneadzaequities trader and blogger at TraderMike.net
Eating nutritionally balanced, all-vegan meals can be a tough task-after all, broccoli doesn't come with food labels. Now, vegan readers don't have to question how wholesome their healthy food really is or how they'll add sufficient protein to their diet. The Daily Vegan Plannerpairs twelve weeks of meal plans with journaling space to help new vegans follow a clear-cut strategy as they transition into their new lifestyle. Each day, readers will: eat four practical, nutritious, and tasty vegan meals; track essential nutrients-from carbs and protein, to calcium and B12; record types of food they ate on a vegan food pyramid; and journal about food discoveries, daily challenges, and kitchen notes. From the moment they write their vegan mission statement to the time they debrief themselves on Week 12, readers will find themselves fully engaged in making a difference in their lives-and the world-one meal at a time.
M. Basil Pennington uses Peter, the first of the Apostles, as the prime example of the maturing follower of Christ. Through Peter, Pennington shows, the Gospel takes on relevance from which the contemporary Christian can learn valuable lessons.
Kids climb to new heights in reading and writing with these engaging, reproducible word building games! Kids read clues on each rung, then change and rearrange letters to create words until they reach the top. All the while, they're boosting decoding and spelling skills, broadening vocabulary, and becoming better, more fluent readers.
Make Writing a Part of Your Daily Routine It isn't always easy to carve out time to devote meaningful thought and energy to your writing. Hectic schedules, distractions, and creative blocks all too often interrupt the dream - postpone it for another day. But with 366 provocative entries - each addressing a specific facet of the writing craft, and accompanied by an in-depth reflection and a stimulating exercise - The Daily Writer provides you with easy entry points into that elusive space where words matter most and helps you to embrace writing as a way of seeing the world. Whether you're looking for a way to better integrate writing into your life, get warmed up before you dive into a bigger work in progress, or overcome an old case of writer's block, The Daily Writer can help you establish and maintain an inspired devotion to the craft.
Make Writing a Part of Your Daily Routine It isn't always easy to carve out time to devote meaningful thought and energy to your writing. Hectic schedules, distractions, and creative blocks all too often interrupt the dream - postpone it for another day. But with 366 provocative entries - each addressing a specific facet of the writing craft, and accompanied by an in-depth reflection and a stimulating exercise -The Daily Writerprovides you with easy entry points into that elusive space where words matter most and helps you to embrace writing as a way of seeing the world. Whether you're looking for a way to better integrate writing into your life, get warmed up before you dive into a bigger work in progress, or overcome an old case of writer's block,The Daily Writercan help you establish and maintain an inspired devotion to the craft.
The Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults. She has an unfortunate effect on the people around her: they have a habit of dying violently. Is Gabrielle the victim of a family curse? Or is the truth about her weirder and infinitely more dangerous? The Dain Curse is one of the Continental Op's most bizarre cases, and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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