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To thousands of readers of LAND BELOW THE WIND the author seems like a personal friend. "Tunny and sensible, untrammeled by any reticence," as Agnes Rothery wrote in her Herald Tribune review of that book, Agnes Keith is certainly someone you would like to know and someone you feel you do know when you read her books. Now besides herself you will know her family--her husband, Harry, and George, their small son. When Borneo was taken over by the Japanese the Keiths were there. Many of Mrs. Keith's readers suspected this, and her publishers received hundreds of anxious letters inquiring about her safety--so many in fact that the Atlantic felt called upon to print, in May 1943, the card, just received, which she had written in January 1942. It was written on the prisoners' form, sending word that she and Harry and George were interned by the Imperial Japanese Army. (They were actually treated as prisoners of war, not as internees.) In THREE CAME HOME the whole story is told of what war did to this engaging, devoted family: how they came to know the value of freedom, and to know that there is no war without captivity, both of the victor and of the vanquished. That Agnes Keith never lost her grit is axiomatic to those who know her. That she is able now to tell about those unspeakable three and a half years with her amazing sense of humor and of balance is a gift in understanding for all who read this book.
These histories reveal not only the working of the unconscious in paranoid and neurotic cases, but also the agility of Freud's own mind and his method for treating the disorders. Includes: Notes upon a case of obessional neurosis (1909) -- Psychoanalytic notes upon an autobiographical account of a case of paranoia (dementia paranoides) (1911) -- From the history of an infantile neurosis (1918)
At the end of each week, Mike and his pals play a game in the street. They each get a strong, fat stick. They set a block in the street to use as a puck. Then they place a big box at each end for a goal.
When Peter and Jack go looking for their lost model airplane in an old abandoned house, they find a lit fire in one of the rooms. So who is living there, and why? It looks like the Secret Seven have another interesting case to solve.
William Wells Brown, Frances E. W. Harper, and Charles W. Chesnutt, three black writers who bore witness to the experience of their people under slavery, create a portrait of black life in the 19th century in these three novels.
THE PROMISED LAND .. .... Renowned for his wisecracks, his right hook, and his penchant for poetry and pretty women, Spenser is one-of-a-kind in the detective business. Spenser took mystery readers by storm when he made his debut in The Godwulf Manuscript in 1974, and since then Robert B. Parker has brought the irresistible gumshoe back in one bestseller after another. THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT Spenser thought it was an open and shut case--find out who stole the priceless 14th- century Godwulf Manuscript from a Boston college library and get the book back. But the witty sleuth quickly discovers that the medieval manuscript is just one strand in a sticky web of drug deals, a seductive blue- blood mother and her even more seductive daughter, a murdered campus radical, small- time mobsters, and big-time trouble. "Spenser is as tough as they come and spiked with a touch of real class." --Kirkus Reviews MORTAL STAKES For Spenser, it looks like the job of a lifetime: drink beer, eat peanuts, and hang out with the Boston Red Sox players to investigate some behind-the-scenes hanky panky. But Spenser soon stumbles on a very nasty blackmail scheme involving a pornographic movie, the team's star pitcher, and a couple of vicious thugs. Spenser thinks he's found a solution, but time is running out--and if the truth leaks, the Sox are finished. "Spenser probably had more to do with changing the private eye from a cof- fin-chaser to a full-bodied human being than any other detective hero." --The Chicago Sun-Times PROMISED LAND Harvey Shepard, a shady Cape Cod vacation home developer, wants his wife back, and he's willing to pay Spenser whatever it takes to find her and get her home. But the real trou- ble starts when Spenser tracks the little woman down and discovers she's gotten her- self mixed up in a bank robbery and murder. Spenser's got just twenty-four hours to untangle this mess--or he'll wind up with two very dead clients. "[Spenser is] tough, wisecracking, unafraid, lonely, unexpectedly literate- in many respects the very exemplar of the species." --The New York Times
This retelling of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" is set in the heart of a city where an enormous rat tries to keep three goats from crossing the street.
The Dana Girls, Jean & Louise end up in another mystery as they come across a old acquaintance from back home. They follow the trail and discover the truth about Mrs. Flower's family.
Set in Canada and the battlefields of France and Belgium, Three-Day Road is a mesmerizing novel told through the eyes of Niska--a Canadian Oji-Cree woman living off the land who is the last of a line of healers and diviners--and her nephew Xavier. At the urging of his friend Elijah, a Cree boy raised in reserve schools, Xavier joins the war effort. Shipped off to Europe when they are nineteen, the boys are marginalized from the Canadian soldiers not only by their native appearance but also by the fine marksmanship that years of hunting in the bush has taught them. Both become snipers renowned for their uncanny accuracy. But while Xavier struggles to understand the purpose of the war and to come to terms with his conscience for the many lives he has ended, Elijah becomes obsessed with killing, taking great risks to become the most accomplished sniper in the army. Eventually the harrowing and bloody truth of war takes its toll on the two friends in different, profound ways. Intertwined with this account is the story of Niska, who herself has borne witness to a lifetime of death--the death of her people. In part inspired by the legend of Francis Pegahmagabow, the great Indian sniper of World War I, Three-Day Road is an impeccably researched and beautifully written story that offers a searing reminder about the cost of war. .
A debut author delivers a very dark and sexy entry into the popular paranormal romance genre.
These days all of us lead hectic, stressful lives. And most of us react to difficult circumstances by struggling against them, which only creates more tension. Three Deep Breaths provides a welcome alternative--a simple technique that you can use, no matter how busy you are, to transform tough situations into positive, energizing experiences. It is a mind/body technique that combines the "cognitive-restructuring" capability of the brain (the ability to change our attitudes and perceptions of the world) with the calmness and presence of an aligned, centered state of being. Thomas Crum illustrates this radically simple technique through the story of Angus, who is struggling to break through the negative habits that lead to anger, exhaustion, and poor performance. We follow Angus as he learns to use the Three Deep Breaths to maintain clarity and purpose in the midst of seeming chaos, to redirect negative energy to more positive purposes. By working with our breath, by being aware of it and using it as a focusing tool, we can open up a whole new world of possibility. The quality of our lives depends not on whether or not we have conflicts but on how we respond to them. All it takes to change your life is Three Deep Breaths--which you can do in an instant, anywhere, at any time.
Berkley, using the medium of dialogue based text, challenges the existence of matter against Ideas in the mind, that are the ultimate reality paving way for knowledge.
A boy finds himself the owner of a mule that likes children but is very hostile to adults. To the parents' dismay and the boy's delight, all attempts to sell the animal fail.
In this gentle yet suspenseful story, three adventurous little ducklings wander away from their barnyard home and unwittingly avoid disaster after disaster until they eventually return to the nest, where their mother takes them under her wing for a nap.
THE THREE EDWARDS, third in Thomas B. Costain's survey of Britain under the Plantagenets, covers the years between 1272 and 1377 when three Edwards ruled England. Edward I brought England out of the Middle Ages. Edward II had a tragic reign but gave his country Edward III, who ruled gloriously, if violently.
A secular regime is toppled by Western intervention, but an Islamic backlash turns the liberators into occupiers. Caught between interventionists at home and fundamentalists abroad, a prime minister flounders as his ministers betray him, alliances fall apart, and a runaway general makes policy in the field. As the media accuse Western soldiers of barbarity and a region slides into chaos, the armies of God clash on an ancient river and an accidental empire arises. This is not the Middle East of the early twenty-first century. It is Africa in the late nineteenth century, when the river Nile became the setting for an extraordinary collision between Europeans, Arabs, and Africans. A human and religious drama, the conflict defined the modern relationship between the West and the Islamic world. The story is not only essential for understanding the modern clash of civilizations but is also a gripping, epic, tragic adventure. Three Empires on the Nile tells of the rise of the first modern Islamic state and its fateful encounter with the British Empire of Queen Victoria. Ever since the self-proclaimed Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi gathered an army in the Sudan and besieged and captured Khartoum under its British overlord Charles Gordon, the dream of a new caliphate has haunted modern Islamists. Today, Shiite insurgents call themselves the Mahdi Army, and Sudan remains one of the great fault lines of battle between Muslims and Christians, blacks and Arabs. The nineteenth-century origins of it all were even more dramatic and strange than today's headlines. In the hands of Dominic Green, the story of the Nile's three empires is an epic in the tradition of Kipling, the bard of empire, and Winston Churchill, who fought in the final destruction of the Mahdi's army. It is a sweeping and very modern tale of God and globalization, slavers and strategists, missionaries and messianists. A pro-Western regime collapses from its own corruption, a jihad threatens the global economy, a liberation movement degenerates into a tyrannical cult, military intervention goes wrong, and a temporary occupation lasts for decades. In the rise and fall of empires, we see a parable for our own times and a reminder that, while American military involvement in the Islamic world is the beginning of a new era for America, it is only the latest chapter in an older story for the people of the region.
Walter M. Fitch, a pioneer in the study of molecular evolution, has written this cogent overview of why creationism fails with respect to all the fundamentals of scientific inquiry. He explains the basics of logic and rhetoric at the heart of scientific thinking, shows what a logical syllogism is, and tells how one can detect that an argument is logically fallacious, and therefore invalid, or even duplicitous. Fitch takes his readers through the arguments used by creationists to question the science of evolution. He clearly delineates the fallacies in logic that characterize creationist thinking, and explores the basic statistics that creationists tend to ignore, including elementary genetics, the age of the Earth, and fossil dating. His book gives readers the tools they need for detecting and disassembling the ideas most frequently repeated by creationists.
Three representative profiles of farmers across the nation--a Massachusetts dairy farmer, an Iowa farmer devoted to raising corn and hogs, and a California agribusiness--document the plight of America's small farmers and their vanishing way of life.
3 short stories that introduce readers to MacDonald's celebrated detective Colonel Anthony Gethryn. Includes "The Rasp", "Murder Gone Mad" and "The Rynox Murder".
Pregnant...and on her own! Mary Elizabeth Drummond: She's a sheltered "good girl" with a pedigree a mile long. She's three months pregnant. She has no intention of marrying her baby's father. She's lost her credit cars, her driver's license and her money.She's on her own for the first time in her life. Then she meets Pete Mitchell-tough, sexy, a confirmed bachelor. Things are looking up.
When her father loses his job and plunges her family into a financial crisis, eleven-year-old Lindsey enlists the help of her faithful friends in several moneymaking schemes so she can afford the costume for their upcoming ballet recital.
Three very different high school classmates find their friendship severely tested by the pressures of growing up.
Rooted in her broad knowledge of the Bible and of history, Marjorie's wonderful new novel explores the "lost years" of Jesus's young manhood--a period not even mentioned in the Bible. Where did he go and what did he do between the age of twelve, when we last see him debating the elders in the temple, and the age of thirty, when he began his ministry? What were those years like for Mary? Was her son as human as his brothers? Was it possible that he, too, could fall in love? With great reverence, Marjorie Holmes employs her remarkable talent for vividly recreating characters and background to bring Jesus, his parents, brothers, sisters, and friends to sparkling life.
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