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In this, his greatest novel, Dr. Cronin presents a vital human theme through the life story of a, simple man who will be loved and remembered as long as the printed page is read. "The Keys of the Kingdom" will hold you because of the story, rich in the dramatic scenes for which Dr. Cronin is famous; and still more because of its chief character, Francis Chisholm, Scots priest, a curious mixture of childlike simplicity and logical directness, who believed that tolerance was the highest virtue and that humility came next. By conventional standards a failure as a curate, he was given a vicariate in China; and there, for thirty-five years, a thousand miles from Tientsin, he labored to establish and maintain a mission in a Chinese village; there he struggled against indifference, famine, plague, bandits and civil war; there he searched for the eternal truths. Many other people throng the novel, his relatives, the girl he loved as a boy, the nuns who came to help' at his mission, priests and doctors, Chinese merchants,' peasants and officers. Valiant, humble, utterly individual, Francis Chisholm is becoming something more than a character in a book. To thousands upon thousands of readers regardless of creed or faith this Scots priest, hater of cant and lover of his fellowmen, is a truly human being. This is why more copies have been sold of "The Keys of the Kingdom" within four months of publication than were sold, in the same length of time, of any other book ever published by Little, Brown and Company in its one hundred and four years of publishing.
The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II vs. Russia and the West for Control of the New World Orderby Malachi Martin
The Struggle for World Dominion Between Pope John Paul II, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the Capitalist West.
""Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw with some degree of proficiency," Bert Dodson proclaims. " In this book he shares a complete drawing system that you can use for any subject or type of drawing-even if you doubt your ability to draw. It's based on fifty-five "keys to drawing," which are introduced at a comfortable pace. The keys are interspersed with dozens of practice exercises that help you learn by doing. You'll learn how to: Restate, focus, map and intensify. Free your hand action, and then learn to control it. Convey the illusions of light, depth and texture. Stimulate your imagination through "creative play"
Features dozens of exercises to help you more fully engage your artwork and unlock the power of the imagination.
This book focuses on the thinking skills needed to pass the GED Language Arts, Reading Test.
The authors give detailed advice on buying, selling, and operating residential rental and commercial real estate to achieve cash flow, income, tax shelter, and appreciation value. Leasing information and exercising leverage through borrowing are included. Titles in the popular" Business Keys" series are written for non-professionals. They take the mystery out of finance and investment, and offer advice on money management to ordinary consumers. Using non-technical language, these books offer up-to-date information on a wide range of money matters." Business Keys" titles are regularly updated to reflect the most current market conditions and business innovations Jack P. Friedman is a real estate appraiser and consultant in Dallas, Texas. Jack C. Harris is a research economist at the Real Estate Center of Texas A&M University. Friedman and Harris are the authors of Keys to Buying a Foreclosed Home, Kees to Mortgage Financing and Refinancing, and Keys to Purchasing a Condo or Co-op.
A guide to attaining spiritual growth. With an emphasis on biblical scripture as a means of harnessing and maturing your faith in God.
Why do some cities grow economically while others decline? Why do some show sustained economic performance while others cycle up and down? In Keys to the City, Michael Storper, one of the world's leading economic geographers, looks at why we should consider economic development issues within a regional context--at the level of the city-region--and why city economies develop unequally. Storper identifies four contexts that shape urban economic development: economic, institutional, innovational and interactional, and political. The book explores how these contexts operate and how they interact, leading to developmental success in some regions and failure in others. Demonstrating that the global economy is increasingly driven by its major cities, the keys to the city are the keys to global development. In his conclusion, Storper specifies eight rules of economic development targeted at policymakers. Keys to the City explains why economists, sociologists, and political scientists should take geography seriously.
Best-selling author Garth Nix creates a magical world and an intriguing mystery in this new blockbuster series. Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world -- where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets. This is another thrilling, triumphantly imaginative series from Garth Nix, the best-selling author of THE SEVENTH TOWER, SABRIEL, and LIRAEL.
Arthur Penhaligon's magical adventures continue as he faces a new grave danger -- in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday. More amazing fantasy from best-selling author Garth Nix. Arthur doesn't think he will ever have to return to the strange house that nearly killed him on Monday -- the house that contains an entire world. But Tuesday brings new challenges -- in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday, who threatens the well-being of both Arthur's family and his world. Arthur must retrieve the Second Key from Grim Tuesday in order to save everything -- an adventure that will include stealing a Sunship, surviving a very weird work camp, befriending a bearlike spirit, fighting the voidlike Nithlings, and traveling to the scary Far Reaches for the ultimate showdown.
The next spellbinding book in best-selling author Garth Nix's magical Keys to the Kingdom series. Everyone is after Arthur Penhaligon. Strange pirates. Shadowy creatures. And Drowned Wednesday, whose gluttony threatens both her world and Arthur's. With his unlimited imagination and thrilling storytelling, Garth Nix has created a character and a world that become even more compelling with each book. As Arthur gets closer to the heart of his quest, the suspense and mystery grow more and more intense. . . .
The stellar fourth book in Garth Nix's masterpiece series... now in paperback! On the fourth day there was war... Following their adventures in the Border Sea, Arthur and Leaf head for home. But only Leaf gets through the Front Door. Arthur is blocked because someone . . . or something . . . has assumed his identity and is taking over his life. Before Arthur can take action, he is drafted by Sir Thursday and forced to join the Glorious Army of the Architect. While Leaf tries to banish Arthur's doppleganger on earth, Arthur must survive his basic training, avoid getting posted to the Front and work out how he can free Part Four of the Will....
The fifth book in Garth Nix's New York Times-bestselling series! Four of the seven Trustees have been defeated and their Keys taken, but for Arthur, the week is still getting worse. Suzy Blue and Fred Gold Numbers have been captured by the Piper, and his New Nithling army still controls most of the Great Maze. Superior Saturday is causing trouble wherever she can, including turning off all the elevators in the House and blocking the Front Door. Amidst all this trouble, Arthur must weigh an offer from Lady Friday that is either a cunning trap for the Rightful Heir or a golden opportunity he must seize--before he's beaten to it!
The penultimate book in Garth Nix's masterpiece series! The secret of his own identity. The identity of The Architect. The complete Will of the House. The fulfillment of his fate. Arthur Penhaligon is getting closer and closer to these things... but not without risks, conflict, and adventure.
The fantastic conclusion to Garth Nix's NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series! Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. In this thrilling conclusion to Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series, Arthur Penhaligon must complete his quest to save the Kingdom he is heir to...and Arthur's world.
Shear (national affairs, The National Journal) chronicles how the US has aided Japan's ambitions to dominate the aerospace and aviations products industry, America's most lucrative exports, and has provided the infrastructure for Japan's production of the FS-X fighter plane. Shear, drawing on official documents and interviews with top government officials, reveals the arrogant self-interest that surrounded the FS-X project on both sides of the Pacific and pinpoints the continuing ramifications of this crisis. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR
"Essence"-bestselling author Blue introduces star-crossed lovers who find redemption and hope in each other, but learn that escaping their pasts is not so easy.
Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989), a brilliant physicist and the principal designer of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, later became a human rights activist and--as a result--a source of profound irritation to the Kremlin. This book publishes for the first time ever KGB files on Sakharov that became available during Boris Yeltsin's presidency. The documents reveal the untold story of KGB surveillance of Sakharov from 1968 until his death in 1989 and of the regime's efforts to intimidate and silence him. The disturbing archival materials show the KGB to have had a profound lack of understanding of the spiritual and moral nature of the human rights movement and of Sakharov's role as one of its leading figures.
This book tells the history of the KGB from Lenin to Mikhail Gorbachev. It's a collaboration between a veteran of the CIA and a journalist. They uncover the inside story of the CIA-KGB spy wars.
John Barron catalogs the actions and methods of the KGB, the Soviet secret police, as they tried to foment revolution throughout the world.
From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Conn Iggulden's Conqueror.The Great Khan is dead--and his vast empire, forged through raw courage, tactical brilliance, and indomitable force, hangs in the balance. Now, with the sons of Genghis Khan maneuvering for supremacy, the very qualities that united the fierce Mongol tribes threaten to tear them apart.Genghis's tough and canny heir, Ogedai, is on the verge of becoming the new Khan. Inexplicably, Ogedai has delayed his coronation to complete a project many deem a folly: the building of Karakorum, a magnificent city amid the wild plains. His decision emboldens his arrogant brother Chagatai to violently challenge him, leaving their noble sibling Tolui caught between them. Yet even as they clash, the Khan's armies extend his reach farther than ever before, into southern China and across the rugged mountains of Russia to the vulnerable heart of Europe, where the most courageous warriors the West commands await the coming onslaught.fe for a new generation of readers. From the Hardcover edition.
Khubilai Khan is one of history's most renowned figures. Morris Rossabi draws on sources from a variety of East Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages as he focuses on the life and times of the great Mongol monarch.
A thrilling story about Alaska's 1,049 mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome through the eyes of lead dog Kiana.
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