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Can faith, hope, and love survive A YEAR OF TERROR? FOR AMERICAN MISSIONARIES Martin and Gracia Burnham, what started out as a relaxing, once-m-a-lifetime anniversary getaway at an exotic island resort turned into one of the most horrific nightmares imaginable Kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist group with ties to Osama bin Laden, the Burnhams were snatched away from friends and family and thrust into a life on the run in the Philippine jungle During a perilous year in captivity, they faced near starvation, constant exhaustion, frequent gun battles, coldhearted murder-and intense soul searching about a God who sometimes seemed to have forgotten them In this gripping firsthand account of faith, love, and struggle in th'e face of unnervingly casual brutality, you'll go behind the scenes of a real life drama, told in gritty detail by the least likely survivor Whatever the struggles of your life, you'll find encouragement and hope in this refreshingly honest story of a yearlong battle with the darkness that inhabits the human heart "The Burnhams, under torturous conditions, befriended their guards, comforted their fellow hostages and kept their faith in a God who seemed to have abandoned them." -USA TODAY ISBN 0-8423-6239-8 Inspiration/Biography US $7 99 Illlllllllllllllllllllllllllll 06239 0 " 113 1809H00799'"10
A PICTURE-PERFECT CRIME Princess Lara Kincade returned home to New Orleans to continue her late husband's humanitarian work. She also hopes to force his killer out of hiding. But a priceless painting has put her plans-and life-at risk. Embroiled in a deadly art scandal, Lara must depend on handsome photojournalist Gabriel Murdock to help her expose a murderer. Gabriel's determination to keep her safe has softened her heart to love's possibilities again. Somewhere among his photos lies the identity of the murderer, but can they uncover the killer before this heist turns deadly?
Entranced by a portrait, haunted by scandal, he would stop at nothing to learn the truth . . . even if it led to their utter ruin.
In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts: A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuriesby Stephen L. Dyson
The stories behind the acquisition of ancient antiquities are often as important as those that tell of their creation. This fascinating book provides a comprehensive account of the history and development of classical archaeology, explaining how and why artifacts have moved from foreign soil to collections around the world. As archaeologist Stephen Dyson shows, Greek and Roman archaeological study was closely intertwined with ideas about class and social structure; the rise of nationalism and later political ideologies such as fascism; and the physical and cultural development of most of the important art museums in Europe and the United States, whose prestige depended on their creation of collections of classical art. Accompanied by a discussion of the history of each of the major national traditions and their significant figures, this lively book shows how classical archaeology has influenced attitudes about areas as wide-ranging as tourism, nationalism, the role of the museum, and historicism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art.
Anna Maxwell is a pixie-like bad girl with a penchant for brawny men, determined to prove her innocence when accused of stealing. Erotic romance.
In Pursuit of Early Mammals presents the history of the mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era, the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and describes their origins, anatomy, systematics, paleobiology, and distribution. It also tells the story of the author, a world-renowned specialist on these animals, and the other prominent paleontologists who have studied them. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska was the first woman to lead large-scale paleontological expeditions, including eight to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, which brought back important collections of dinosaur, early mammal, and other fossils. She shares the difficulties and pleasures encountered in finding rare fossils and describes the changing views on early mammals made possible by these discoveries.
Edna Lewis, whose name has become synonymous with honest American food, simply and lovingly prepared, gives us the secrets of a lifetime in pursuit of flavor. With almost 200 delicious recipes, plus notes and special boxes on important ingredients (from black-eyed peas and Virginia hams to Peking ducks and oysters) and personally developed cooking techniques (making your own jelly bags, peeling chestnuts), Mrs. Lewis shows us how to get the best flavor from the foods we buy today in supermarkets and farmers' markets. Examples... · She puts together lovely combinations of vegetables--tomatoes and cymling squash, green peas and Vidalia onions · She seals in the subtle aromas of fish fillets or chicken breasts by baking them in parchment. · She boils fresh corn in its husk for added flavor. · She roasts browned bones and meats with just a little water to make a deep, rich, savory stock. · She braises a game bird in a clay pot with aromatic vegetables to keep it succulent. · She shows us how to use cut fresh herbs and when to add them. · She shares her secret of mixing one's own non-chemical-tasting baking powder. · She persuades us to listen for signs of when a cake is done. ...and much more. Following the seasons, Edna Lewis leads us through the chapters of this book--From the Gardens and Orchards, From the Farmyard, From the Lakes, Streams, and Oceans, For the Cupboard, From the Bread Oven and Griddle, and The Good Taste of Old-fashioned Desserts--and drawing on her childhood in Freetown, Virginia, a farming community founded by her grandfather and his friends after emancipation, she recreates some of the simple good dishes she grew up on. In addition to these "old friends" she has peppered the book with "new discoveries," in that wonderful mingling of old and new that has made her food so sought-after at Fearrington House in North Carolina, Middleton Place in South Carolina, Uncle Sam's in Manhattan, and other kitchens she has presided over. Above all, every recipe--from Oyster Stew with Salsify to Damson Plum Pie--is illuminated with Edna Lewis's remarkable cooking insights, which help the home cook to prepare a dish just as she has done it. And the whole book--with its charming illustrations--is flavored with the kind of personal warmth that makes it a joy to cook with Edna Lewis at your side.
"There are three rules for running a business; fortunately, we don't know any of them. " In 1978, Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner decided that rather than just distribute Paul's own salad dressing at Christmas to neighbors, they would offer it to a few local stores. Freewheeling, irreverent entrepreneurs, they conceived of their venture as a great way to poke fun at the mundane method of traditional marketing. Much to their surprise, the dressing was enthusiastically received. What had started as a lark quickly escalated into a full-fledged business, the first company to place all-natural foods in supermarkets. From salad dressing to spaghetti sauce, to popcorn and lemonade, Newman's Own became a major player in the food business. The company's profits were originally donated to medical research, education, and the environment, and eventually went to the creation of the eight Hole in the Wall Gang camps for children with serious illnesses. In these pages Newman and Hotchner recount the picaresque saga of their own nonmanagement adventure. In alternating voices, playing off one another in classic "Odd Couple" style, they describe how they systematically disregarded the advice of experts and relied instead on instinct, imagination, and mostly luck. They write about how they hurdled obstacle after obstacle, share their hilarious misadventures, and reveal their offbeat solutions to conventional problems. Even their approach to charity is decidedly different: every year they give away all the company's profits, empty the coffers, and start over again. The results of this amazing generosity are brought to life in heartwarming stories about the children at their camps. With rare glimpses into their zany style and their compassion for those less fortunate, Newman and Hotchner have written the perfect nonmanagement book, at once playful, informative, and inspirational.
The unforgettable Margaret of Ashbury returns in the second book of the trilogy that began withA Vision of Light. Margaret, a resourceful midwife, is living with the insufferable relatives of her third husband, Gilbert de Vilers, known as Gregory. She is carving out a life for herself and her daughters despite the hostility and greed of her in-laws. But when Gregory is captured in France and held for ransom, Margaret knows she must take action--her in-laws are too tight with money to be of any use--so she teams up with her old friends Mother Hilde, the herbalist, and Brother Malachi, an alchemist on a quest for the secret of changing base metals into gold. Together, the trio plan to rescue Gregory and bring him back to London, where he and Margaret can start a new life away from his meddling family. And thus begins a wild romp across fourteenth-century Europe. Murderous noblemen, scheming ladies, truculent ghosts, and a steady stream of challenges plague the journey. Margaret will need not only her special gift of healing, her quick mind, and her independent spirit but the loyalty of her friends and the love of her new husband to carry them all safely home.
What is the shortest possible route for a traveling salesman seeking to visit each city on a list exactly once and return to his city of origin? It sounds simple enough, yet the traveling salesman problem is one of the most intensely studied puzzles in applied mathematics--and it has defied solution to this day. In this book, William Cook takes readers on a mathematical excursion, picking up the salesman's trail in the 1800s when Irish mathematician W. R. Hamilton first defined the problem, and venturing to the furthest limits of today's state-of-the-art attempts to solve it. Cook examines the origins and history of the salesman problem and explores its many important applications, from genome sequencing and designing computer processors to arranging music and hunting for planets. He looks at how computers stack up against the traveling salesman problem on a grand scale, and discusses how humans, unaided by computers, go about trying to solve the puzzle. Cook traces the salesman problem to the realms of neuroscience, psychology, and art, and he also challenges readers to tackle the problem themselves. The traveling salesman problem is--literally--a $1 million question. That's the prize the Clay Mathematics Institute is offering to anyone who can solve the problem or prove that it can't be done. In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman travels to the very threshold of our understanding about the nature of complexity, and challenges you yourself to discover the solution to this captivating mathematical problem.
For general readers of science and technology titles, this engaging work on the meaning and impact of mathematical equations examines seventeen of the most important equations in history and explores not only the science behind the specific formulas, but also the wide influence of these germinal ideas on modern technologies and scientific study. Covering popular equations such as the Pythagorean theorem and Relativity, as well as more obscure and advanced topics, the work provides an entertaining journey through the development of theoretical mathematics, as well as an informative look at applied science. Numerous tables, graphs, and illustrations are provided throughout. Stewart is professor emeritus of mathematics at Warwick University. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The music critic and writer maps out the road that music and musicians have traveled, particularly in the US, since 1900, both in classical music and jazz.
The book is a comprehensive, student-friendly introduction to astronomy. This accessible text guides readers through the development of historical and current astronomical theories to provide a clear account of how science works. With numerous interactive learning tools, the Starry Night planetary software package, and stunning visuals and up-to-date content, In Quest with the Universe, Sixth Edition is an exciting overview of this ever-changing discipline.
One of the major decision-makers of the Vietnam War tells his story.
In twenty-nine provocative essays, Joyce Carol Oates maps the "rough country" that is both the treacherous geographical and psychological terrain of the writers she so cogently analyzes--Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth, E. L. Doctorow, and Margaret Atwood, among others--and the emotional terrain of Oates's own life following the unexpected death of her husband, Raymond Smith, after forty-eight years of marriage. "As literature is a traditional solace to the bereft, so writing about literature can be a solace, as it was to me when the effort of writing fiction seemed beyond me, as if belonging to another lifetime," Oates writes. "Reading and taking notes, especially late at night when I can't sleep, has been the solace, for me, that saying the Rosary or reading The Book of Common Prayer might be for another." The results of those meditations are the essays of In Rough Country--balanced and illuminating investigations that demonstrate an artist working at the top of her form.
For more than twenty years, Paul Burrell has enjoyed an extraordinary connection with the British Crown. Starting out as footman to Queen Elizabeth, he went on to become Princess Diana's butler and her closest confidant, the man she referred to as her "rock." The Prince and Princess of Wales were famed for the superb style in which they entertained, and Paul Burrell oversaw every aspect of each soiree, from the simplest of brunches to the most elaborate dinner parties, both at home and abroad. Now this expert on etiquette and palace life reveals the secrets of royal style and how you too can host events In the Royal Manner. What is the proper order of courses in a meal? How many glasses and pieces of cutlery should be at each place setting? How does a butler in Buckingham Palace decant a wine? How can you give your overnight guests the true royal treatment? In this fully illustrated, lavishly produced volume, Paul Burrell escorts you through a typical year of seasonal occasions. Here are detailed guidelines on etiquette and entertaining, as well as the royal standards for teas, picnics, children's parties, simple suppers and brunches, holiday meals, formal weddings, and other celebrations. Unique to this book are the menus and more than fifty longtime popular recipes (including particular favorites of Princess Diana such as Pears in Port Wine with Cinnamon Ice Cream), classic Victorian dishes, and the ever-stylish Pimms, a cool summer cocktail made with fruited lemonade and gin. Paul Burrell also shares his knowledge of palace history and lore, along with his special perspective on the traditions of the royal family and his treasured memories of the late Princess of Wales. From detailed directions on how to fold napkins into elegant designs, to tips on formal seating arrangements and proper table manners, to step-by-step instructions for creating elaborate floral centerpieces, In the Royal Manner has everything you need to make a party in your home truly fit for a king.
The trail had gone cold in Major Colin Fairfax's highstakes murder investigation. Then danger struck. . . and he took a bullet for a feisty redhead who had information on his brother's killer. Maggie Ryan assaulted his senses with her potent beauty, yet Colin's hackles rose when he realized the P. I. was keeping secrets. Tainted by dark misfortune, Maggie refused to let Colin's orphaned niece become collateral damage in the Mexican drug trade. However, she was less certain about her feelings for the overprotective Brit who kissed her breathless one minute and roused her Irish temper the next. But nothing would prevent her from bringing Colin home to Texas to face down their enemy. . . .
What kind of woman would marry a man she only just met? The kind with nothing to lose. Long ago, Evelyn Cross sacrificed her good name, her freedom, and any hope for love. Now, in the remote English countryside, she struggles to survive and avoid the scandal threatening to destroy all she holds dear . . . until a sinfully handsome viscount arrives on her doorstep, offering marriage, salvation, and tempting her with so much more . . . What kind of man would marry a woman he only just met? The kind bound by duty. Fresh from war, Spencer Lockhart returns home to claim his title and right the wrong his cousin perpetrated upon Evelyn Cross. In need of a wife, his marrying her is a small price to pay for duty. But when he meets her, the fiery chit is not what he expects to find in a ruined lady. As desire flares hotly between them, honor is the last thing on his mind . . . What kind of man and woman would marry when they've only just met? The kind who could ignite a scandal with just one touch.
We are in an era of radical distrust of public education. Increasingly, we turn to standardized tests and standardized curricula-now adopted by all fifty states-as our national surrogates for trust.Legendary school founder and reformer Deborah Meier believes fiercely that schools have to win our faith by showing they can do their job. But she argues just as fiercely that standardized testing is precisely the wrong way to that end. The tests themselves, she argues, cannot give the results they claim. And in the meantime, they undermine the kind of education we actually want.In this multilayered exploration of trust and schools, Meier critiques the ideology of testing and puts forward a different vision, forged in the success stories of small public schools she and her colleagues have created in Boston and New York. These nationally acclaimed schools are built, famously, around trusting teachers-and students and parents-to use their own judgment.Meier traces the enormous educational value of trust; the crucial and complicated trust between parents and teachers; how teachers need to become better judges of each others' work; how race and class complicate trust at all levels; and how we can begin to 'scale up' from the kinds of successes she has created.
Amy is off to Paris--the City of Light! She can't wait to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, to walk along the River Seine, and to see the glass pyramids outside the Louvre museum. But there's one sight she wasn't counting on. Andy! Amy fell for Andy last summer and was shocked to learn that he, too, was a clone. When Andy disappeared, Amy didn't know what to believe about him. Now she spots him at a café. Or thinks she does. . . . Is Andy really in Paris? Is it the same Andy? Is it one of his supposed clones? One thing's for sure: If Andy's around, danger isn't far behind. Amy couldn't trust Andy a year ago, but all she knows now is that she has to find him no matter what!
A history of the vampire legend from the fifteenth century until the late twentieth century. Concentrates on the historical Dracula, Vlad the Impaler who was a prince and ruler in fifteenth century Romania. Includes a bibliography of popular books about vampires beginning with Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and including the novels of Anne Rice. Also includes a complete filmography of vampire movies.
A series of essays ranging over a broad area of English history from Roman times to the present. Emphasis is on Medieval Britain and social history. Those unfamiliar with details of Engish history will find the writing easy to follow. Those more familiar with English history will find the detail wonderful.
After studying 43 of America's best-run companies, these writers have compiled eight basic and successful principles of management.
God is considered to be omnipresent (present everywhere) but still eludes the human beings who go in search of God.
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