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Backwardness, historical prejudice and Naxalism are woven together to create the backdrop of this passionate love story between Madhavi (a fiery young leader in the Naxalite movement) and Ram Naik (a super cop). In the exploited and rugged Telangana terrain, their paths are different, but their psychic relationship survives-- a sensible amalgamation of armed political activism and intimate love.
Lamb traces the self-discovery of David Lamb, a narcissistic middle aged man with a tendency toward dishonesty, in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie, an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness, and even comes to believe that his devotion to Tommie is in her best interest. But when Lamb decides to abduct a willing Tommie for a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, planning to initiate her into the beauty of the mountain wilderness, they are both shaken in ways neither of them expects. Lamb is a masterful exploration of the dynamics of love and dependency that challenges the boundaries between adolescence and adulthood, confronts preconceived notions about conventional morality, and exposes mankind's eroded relationship with nature.
Destruction and Evil Meet Life and Peace Adolf Hitler spilled the blood of millions for his own sake. Jesus Christ shed his own blood for the sake of millions. Hitler set himself up as a god and the masses succumbed. Jesus Christ was God in the form of lowly man. Hitler created a living hell for the masses. Jesus endured hell to save the masses. Hitler's name is synonymous with power, evil, and genocide. Jesus' name with love, peace, and life. Put the two in a room together and you won't believe your ears. The third compelling book in Ravi Zacharias' Great Conversations series addresses fundamental issues of life and death, the evil of violence in light of the value of human life, and other tough issues in modern society. Adolf Hitler Evil. Hatred. Pride. Destruction. Jesus Christ Peace. Love. Humility. Life. What could they possibly have to talk about? In this compelling dialogue, two men of contrasting values meet face-to-face. They address fundamental issues of life and death, the evil of violence in light of the value of human life, and the timeless search for unity in diversity. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor Hitler ordered hanged, joins in and the heat intensifies when the three begin to weigh the value of relationships, love, and forgiveness. You won't want to miss this imaginative discourse that will take you inside the mind of one of the most brutal tyrants of all time...and the very God who made him. "The works of Ravi Zacharias are a vital resource around our house." Frank Peretti Story Behind the BookThis third book in the intriguing Great Conversations series takes Jesus out of the New Testament setting and places him in the 1900s to confront one of the world's most influential people of all time--Adolf Hitler. The other books in the series reveal fictitious conversations Jesus might have with Buddha and with Oscar Wilde. The three books combine to attract readers who have friends practicing other religions, or who admire or question contemporary figures. These conversations are rich, begging for eavesdroppers.From the Hardcover edition.
A young couple begins their married lives on the eve of the Civil War in this story of the poor people of the American South who never owned a slave nor planned to fight a war.
Five short stories by the master storyteller Roald Dahl, which are: Parson's Pleasure, A Piece of Cake, Lamb to the Slaughter, The Bookseller, and The Butler.
Book 2 in the wildlife investigator Lauren Maxwell series. Lauren asks herself how she, an obscure biologist, could get mixed up in murder yet again.
After three years of medical treatment, Julie Lambert faces the irrefutable truth: She will never have children. Devastated, lost, and alone, she buries her pain by making several life decisions that threaten her relationship with her husband, Ethan.
"Will needs our help, Betty." She sat down and placed her hands in her lap. "You got ten minutes. Cookies are in the oven." Will laughed. "Tell me how to win Taylor. She thinks our time has passed. Too late. Lost what we once had." Grandma waved her hand. "Taylor's easy, Will. She already loves you. I can see it in her eyes. You just need to let her know that no matter what, you're going to be there for her. Never let her go. Prove whatever happened between you ten years ago won't happen again." Will grinned. Simple. Wise. Brilliant. Hopefully, not impossible.
In The Lame God, author M. B. McLatchey reminds us of the inevitable bond between art and empathy. With a controlled language that finds its echo chamber in the immortal themes and characters of classical literature, this courageous work accompanies the author on her journey through a parent's anguish in the face of a horrific crime. Using the art of poetry she gives voice to a suffering--and a love--that might otherwise go unheard.The May Swenson Poetry Award, an annual competition named for May Swenson, honors her as one of America's most provocative and vital writers. During her long career, Swenson was loved and praised by writers from virtually every school of American poetry. She left a legacy of fifty years of writing when she died in 1989. She is buried in Logan, Utah, her hometown.
The title piece of this new collection has had an ongoing life in anthologies, in radio performances, in audio recordings, on the Internet, and in photocopies held by hamburger magnets on the doors of peoples refrigerators. This collection, a companion to the author's previous humor collections Dating Your Mom(1985) and Coyote v. Acme(1996), contains thirty-three pieces gathered from the last thirteen years.
Adolf Hitler believed in witchcraft. Could the witches of England weave a spell to keep him from destroying their land?
Previously published in the print anthology The Golden Ball and Other Stories. Thirty years ago, a house was inhabited by a man and his young son. One day the man traveled to London, was recognized as a criminal, and shot himself. What ever happened to the boy?
In 1913, a boat named Karluk, Aleutian for "fish," part of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, became stuck in the Arctic ice. On board were a captain and crew, scientists and explorers, a cat, forty sled dogs, Iñupiaq hunters, and an Iñupiaq family with two small girls. Even with the Iñupiaq and their skills of hunting and sewing, even with the family's care and wisdom, even with the compassion and courage of their captain, odds for survival in the cold, dark Arctic seem against the passengers of the Karluk. Here is a riveting, unforgettable story, poetically told and exquisitely illustrated with rounded scratchboard art that captures the strength and grace of Iñupiaq culture. Details of centuries-old crafts and skills - of sewing boots from caribou legs and ugruk skin, of quickly cutting snow houses, of wearing wooden goggles to ward off snowblindness - will enrich modern imaginations. And by the story's end, listeners will know something of the way of life in the high north, something of the song of the place, the wide sky, the sound of the wind, the ptarmigan.
Originally published in 1975, this Pulitzer Prize for History-winning biography chronicles the life of Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy (1814-1888), New Mexico's first resident bishop and the most influential, reform-minded Catholic official in the region during the late 1800s. Lamy's accomplishments, including the endowing of hospitals, orphanages, and English-language schools and colleges, formed the foundation of modern-day Santa Fe and often brought him into conflict with corrupt local priests. His life story, also the subject of Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, describes a pivotal period in the American Southwest, as Spanish and Mexican rule gave way to much greater influence from the U.S. and Europe. Historian and consummate stylist Paul Horgan has given us a chronicle filled with hardy, often extraordinary adventure, and sustained by Lamy's magnificent strength of character.
This book is designed to help undergraduates who are taking the basic American government course better understand their country's political system by providing essential readings on American ideas, constitutional system, core political institutions, public opinion, political competition, and policy debates.
Three years after free-spirited Shari Sutherland escaped from the Lancaster family patriarchs, she returned home because of her mother's stroke. There she was reunited with Whit Lancaster, her rugged stepbrother--and suddenly her feelings for him were anything but sisterly. But Whit wanted sole possession of the raven-haired beauty. And even as Shari rebelled against his arrogance, she knew he was the only man she would ever want... the one man whose strong touch would arouse her deepest passion!
BACK ON THE BIKE LANCE ARMSTRONG is the premier cyclist in sports history. But the road to victory has not been smooth, which makes his story all the more compelling. In 1991 he was the National Amateur Cycling Champion, and a professional career seemed guaranteed. But a grim diagnosis of cancer in 1996 threatened to cut the career -- and his life -- short. With the help of family, friends, and a dedicated team of doctors, Lance began the hard work not only to beat the disease, but to get back on the bike. By the summer of 1999 Lance was not only back, he was leading the pack to his first Tour de France win. And he hasn't stopped winning since that sweet victory. Here's the story of Lance Armstrong, from his first ride, to his most recent race, and all the twists and turns in between!
The crowd cheered as Lance Armstrong crossed the finish line. One of the world's best cyclists, Lance has overcome many obstacles to get where he is today. The hardest thing he had to face was a serious case of cancer. Lance feared he would never ride again. Yet he recovered and worked hard to regain his strength. Three years after nearly dying from cancer, he shocked the world by winning his first Tour de France. In 2005, he became the only man to have won seven Tours in a row! Follow Lance through the ups and downs of his incredible career.
Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de Franceby Daniel Coyle
The extraordinary story of greatness pushed to its limits, a vivid, behind-the-scenes portrait of Armstrong, perhaps the most accomplished athlete of our time, as he faces his biggest test: a historic sixth straight victory in the Tour de France.
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