The Hallowed Ones

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Laura Bickle
  • ISBN : 0544088735
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 2566

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale with a philosophical bent. Rumors of massive unrest on the “Outside” abound. Something murderous is out there. Amish elders make a rule: No one goes outside, and no outsiders come in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man, she can’t leave him to die. She smuggles him into her family’s barn—at what cost to her community? The suspense of this vividly told, truly horrific thriller will keep the pages turning.

Iron Maiden - Guitar Tab

  • Category : Music
  • Author : Iron Maiden
  • ISBN : 1495098729
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 2109

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: (Guitar Recorded Versions). 25 authentic transcriptions with notes and tablature from the extensive career of these British metal masters that first came onto the scene in 1975. Songs: Aces High * Blood Brothers * Can I Play with Madness * Caught Somewhere in Time * Children of the Damned * Dance of Death * Fear of the Dark * Hallowed Be Thy Name * Iron Maiden * The Number of the Beast * The Phantom of the Opera * Powerslave * The Prisoner * Run to the Hills * Running Free * Seventh Son of a Seventh Son * Stranger in a Strange Land * The Trooper * 22, Acacia Ave. * Two Minutes to Midnight * Wasted Years * Wasting Love * Where Eagles Dare * Wicker Man * Wrathchild.

More Than Conquerors - Teacher's Manual PDF

  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Dr. Brian J. Bailey
  • ISBN : 159665063X
  • Publisher : Zion Christian Publishers
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3357

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For those who long to be more than a conqueror, there is contained within the pages of this thought-provoking study a precious hope and assurance of what God is able to do in the lives of those who yield to Him. Dr. Bailey’s commentary on the book of Romans will enable readers to discover the richness of this masterpiece of Biblical literature and deposit within our hearts a hope and assurance that this same gospel of Christ can be established within our lives in order to achieve the ultimate goal - Christ in us, the hope of glory.

This Hallowed Ground

  • Category : History
  • Author : Bruce Catton
  • ISBN : 0307947483
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 576
  • Readers : 7302

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The classic one-volume history of the American Civil War simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Catton. Covering events from the prelude of the conflict to the death of Lincoln, Catton blends a gripping narrative with deep, yet unassuming, scholarship to bring the war alive on the page in an almost novelistic way. It is this gift for narrative that led contemporary critics to compare this book to War and Peace, and call it a “modern Iliad.” Now over fifty years old, This Hallowed Ground remains one of the best-loved and admired general Civil War books: a perfect introduction to readers beginning their exploration of the conflict, as well as a thrilling analysis and reimagining of its events for experienced students of the war. Includes maps.

Hallowed Ground

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Rebecca Yarros
  • ISBN : 1633755428
  • Publisher : Entangled: Embrace
  • Number of Pages : 458
  • Readers : 9014

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: There are some debts you can't repay... Josh Walker is loyal, reckless, and every girl's dream. But he only has eyes for December Howard, the girl he has yearned for since his high school hockey days. Together they have survived grief, the military, distance, and time as they've fought for stolen weekends between his post at Ft. Rucker and her schooling at Vanderbilt. Now that Josh is a medevac pilot and Ember is headed toward graduation, they're moving on—and in—together. Ember never wanted the Army life, but loving Josh means accepting whatever the army dictates—even when that means saying goodbye as Josh heads to Afghanistan, a country that nearly killed him once before and that took her father. But filling their last days together with love, passion, and plans for their future doesn't temper Ember's fear, and if there's one thing she's learned from her father's death, it's that there are some obstacles even love can't conquer. Flight school is over. This is war. Series order: Flight & Glory Book 1: Full Measures Flight & Glory Book 2: Eyes Turned Skyward Flight & Glory Book 3: Beyond What is Given Flight & Glory Book 4: Hallowed Ground

Sacred Waters

  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Celeste Ray
  • ISBN : 100002508X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 398
  • Readers : 8741

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Describing sacred waters and their associated traditions in over thirty countries and across multiple time periods, this book identifies patterns in panhuman hydrolatry. Supplying life’s most basic daily need, freshwater sources were likely the earliest sacred sites, and the first protected and contested resource. Guarded by taboos, rites and supermundane forces, freshwater sources have also been considered thresholds to otherworlds. Often associated also with venerated stones, trees and healing flora, sacred water sources are sites of biocultural diversity. Addressing themes that will shape future water research, this volume examines cultural perceptions of water’s sacrality that can be employed to foster resilient human–environmental relationships in the growing water crises of the twenty-first century. The work combines perspectives from anthropology, archaeology, classics, folklore, geography, geology, history, literature and religious studies.

Walking Closer with God

  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Dr. Elizabeth Thambiraj
  • ISBN : 1532001363
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Number of Pages : 228
  • Readers : 2298

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Walking Closer with God is talking about relationship with the Living One and Only True God; God of infinite wisdom, majesty, splendour, power and honour Who alone is able to orchestrate events around us and Whohears. If something burdens our mind, it is wiser to go to God in prayer because we want someone to scale the unscalable in our lives. All thoughts which are formed in our minds can be brought in captive to Gods authority by petitioning to the Lord. When we express our desires to God we are not talking about experiential/emotional/mystical/ fanatical approach but rather our hearts are drawn closer to the truth so that we as children of God are spared from the deception of end days which is today. I believe prayer, supplications, songs and staying in Gods Word is the Sovereign antidote against perplexing fear and anxiety. She is very spiritually mature, knows and loves the Word of God and seeks God in prayer consistently. She is very dependable and is a woman of her word. I have seen her use wise discernment in a committee setting and bring peoples ideas together in very gracious, organized, and practical way. Jan Annan; Sr. Pastors Wife, Harvest Hills Alliance Church, Calgary She is a woman of prayer. She is also a woman of faith. Only faithful prayers distinguish committed Christians from the carnal ones. Elizabeth takes joy to be alone with the Lord in prayer as her disciple lifestyle. Dr. Nelson Kung, a Christian Author Award Winner with his book, Built to Last: How to Build an Effective, Disciple-Making Church with Love and Patience; Fuller Life Church, Toronto

Hallowed Ground

  • Category : History
  • Author : James M. McPherson
  • ISBN : 0307529754
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 3211

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: James M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, and arguably the finest Civil War historian in the world, walks us through the site of the bloodiest and perhaps most consequential battle ever fought by Americans: the Battle of Gettysburg. The events that occurred at Gettysburg are etched into our collective memory, as they served to change the course of the Civil War and with it the course of history. More than any other place in the United States, Gettysburg is indeed hallowed ground. It’s no surprise that it is one of the nation’s most visited sites (nearly two million annual visitors), attracting tourists, military buffs, and students of American history. McPherson, who has led countless tours of Gettysburg over the years, makes stops at Seminary Ridge, the Peach Orchard, Cemetery Hill, and Little Round Top, among other key locations. He reflects on the meaning of the battle, describes the events of those terrible three days in July 1863, and places the struggle in the greater context of American and world history. Along the way, he intersperses stories of his own encounters with the place over several decades, as well as debunking several popular myths about the battle itself. What brought those 165,000 soldiers—75,000 Confederate, 90,000 Union—to Gettysburg? Why did they lock themselves in such a death grip across these once bucolic fields until 11,000 of them were killed or mortally wounded, another 29,000 were wounded and survived, and about 10,000 were “missing”—mostly captured? What was accomplished by all of this carnage? Join James M. McPherson on a walk across this hallowed ground as he be encompasses the depth of meaning and historical impact of a place that helped define the nation’s character. “[I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract.” —President Abraham Lincoln

On Hallowed Ground

  • Category : History
  • Author : Bill McWilliams
  • ISBN : 1504021517
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 3147

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Brilliantly reveals the extraordinary courage of those who fought the final, bitter, bloody, costly days of the Korean War” (Gen. Jack I. Gregory, USAF Ret.). By the summer of 1953, the Korean War had long since reached a stalemate. As peace negotiations dragged on, units of the US 7th Infantry Division rebuilt the defenses of Hill 255, one of numerous outposts in front of the Main Line of Resistance extending across the peninsula. Better known by its nickname, Pork Chop Hill, the outpost had twice been the scene of some of the fiercest fighting of the spring. Now, the soldiers tasked with its rebuilding and defense hoped they would not be the last men to die in what had already become known as “the Forgotten War.” On the night of July 6th, under the cover of a heavy monsoon rainstorm, forces of the Chinese 23rd Army attacked. For five hellish days, the opposing forces engaged in devastating artillery assaults, brutal hand-to-hand fighting, and round-the-clock attacks and counterattacks. Less than three weeks after the smoke on Pork Chop Hill cleared, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. On Hallowed Ground is the riveting story of this epic battle. Drawing on previously classified documents, interviews, and letters from survivors, author Bill McWilliams details the strategy and tactics behind the conflict and pays stirring tribute to the heroic soldiers and medics who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to hold “the Chop.”

Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

  • Category : Travel
  • Author : J. W. Ocker
  • ISBN : 1581576765
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 6730

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical! Follow the footsteps of the father of American horror fiction. Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity: his life, literature, and legacy are all, well, odd. In Poe-Land, J. W. Ocker explores the physical aspects of Poe’s legacy across the East Coast and beyond, touring Poe’s homes, examining artifacts from his life—locks of his hair, pieces of his coffin, original manuscripts, his boyhood bed—and visiting the many memorials dedicated to him. Along the way, Ocker meets people from a range of backgrounds and professions—actors, museum managers, collectors, historians—who have dedicated some part of their lives to Poe and his legacy. Poe-Land is a unique travelogue of the afterlife of the poet who invented detective fiction, advanced the emerging genre of science fiction, and elevated the horror genre with a mastery over the macabre that is arguably still unrivaled today.


  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cynthia Hand
  • ISBN : 0062103474
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 1931

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning. In this compelling sequel to Unearthly, Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are.

The Pagan Night

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Tim Akers
  • ISBN : 1783297395
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Number of Pages : 592
  • Readers : 8106

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Celestial Church has all but eliminated the old pagan ways, ruling the people with an iron hand. Demonic gheists terrorize the land, hunted by the warriors of the Inquisition, yet it’s the battling factions within the Church and age-old hatreds between north and south that tear the land apart. Malcolm Blakley, hero of the Reaver War, seeks to end the conflict between men, yet it will fall to his son, Ian, and the huntress Gwen Adair to stop the killing before it tears the land apart. The Pagan Night is an epic of mad gods, inquisitor priests, holy knights bound to hunt and kill, and noble houses fighting battles of politics, prejudice, and power.

Life of Pi

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Yann Martel
  • ISBN : 0307371123
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 9821

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

These Hollow Vows

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lexi Ryan
  • ISBN : 035838687X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 3199

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A New York Times Bestseller! Cruel Prince meets A Court of Thorns and Roses in this sexy, action-packed fantasy about a girl who is caught between two treacherous faerie courts and their dangerously seductive princes. Brie hates the Fae and refuses to have anything to do with them, even if that means starving on the street. But when her sister is sold to the sadistic king of the Unseelie court to pay a debt, she'll do whatever it takes to get her back—including making a deal with the king himself to steal three magical relics from the Seelie court. Gaining unfettered access to the Seelie court is easier said than done. Brie's only choice is to pose as a potential bride for Prince Ronan, and she soon finds herself falling for him. Unwilling to let her heart distract her, she accepts help from a band of Unseelie misfits with their own secret agenda. As Brie spends time with their mysterious leader, Finn, she struggles to resist his seductive charm. Caught between two dangerous courts, Brie must decide who to trust with her loyalty. And with her heart.

Dead Bibles Created Dead Religions

  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Darrell Herron
  • ISBN : 1662446381
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Number of Pages : 516
  • Readers : 5196

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book exposes the biggest cover-up story that has ever existed, which should never have needed to be written, but sadly, because of what has truly must be written. At no time in our history has such a book been written which exposes religions and Bibles through historical facts and how religious corruption began. In discovering the alterations of Bibles that have risen many religions to the power of dominance through propaganda. Through the entity of both, we will receive the knowledge of discovery of history’s facts of how it happened and how it all began. Discovering written manuscripts of the true disciples of Christ that have been buried under the sands for over two thousand years and have recently been found. The discovery of these manuscripts have exposed what and who and the reasons Bibles have been written, showing how we have been exposed with propaganda, the way that religions have called us to follow. All has been hidden and are now being exposed, from the religious conspiracies to the truth. In which the world now has the opportunity to learn the truth about Bibles and religions. In discovering how truth gives life and deception takes it away. Unlocking the mysteries of the gate to receive the keys of understanding. With raging questions of what to believe and what not to believe, with revelations of which will emerge victorious. After reading this book, you will never see the world the same way again.

Rapid Instructional Design

  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : George M. Piskurich
  • ISBN : 1118974131
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Readers : 9289

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The classic guide to instructional design, fully updated for thenew ways we learn Rapid Instructional Design is the industry standard guideto creating effective instructional materials, providingno-nonsense practicality rather than theory-driven text. Beginningwith a look at what "instructional design" really means, readersare guided step-by-step through the ADDIE model to exploretechniques for analysis, design, development, intervention, andevaluation. This new third edition has been updated to cover newapplications, technologies, and concepts, and includes many newtemplates, real-life examples, and additional instructor materials.Instruction delivery has expanded rapidly in the nine years sincethe second edition's publication, and this update covers all themajor advances in the field. The major instructional models areexpanded to apply to e-learning, MOOCs, mobile learning, and socialnetwork-based learning. Informal learning and communities ofpractice are examined, as well. Instructional design is the systematic process by whichinstructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered.Designers must determine the learner's current state and needs,define the end goals of the instruction, and create an interventionto assist in the transition. This book is a complete guide to theprocess, helping readers design efficient, effective materials. Learn the ins and outs of the ADDIE model Discover shortcuts for rapid design Design for e-learning, Millennials, and MOOCs Investigate methods for emerging avenues of instruction This book does exactly what a well-designed course should do,providing relevant guidance for anyone who wants to know how toapply good instructional design. Eminently practical and fullyup-to-date, Rapid Instructional Design is the one-stop guideto more effective instruction.


  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
  • ISBN : 1848800754
  • Publisher : Islam International Publications Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 1045
  • Readers : 7101

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this book the Promised Messiah, on whom be peace, discusses the philosophy of divine revelation, the three categories of people who claim to receive revelation, and the distinction of the truthful from the false. He then establishes his truthfulness by documenting over 200 Signs, including the fulfillment of prophecies made by the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, other men of God, earlier scriptures, and his own revelations spanning over twenty-five years. The author cites numerous examples of his enemies who publicly predicted his downfall and demise, only to become the very victims of their own prophecies. God, however, protected him against every assault, while continuously reassuring him of His promise to bless his Community—a promise which continues to bear the seal and testimony of history. The author also appeals to the followers of different faiths to read this book cover to cover to appreciate and accept this evidence as proof that God is One and the Holy Prophet Muhammad is the Messenger of God, and that he is the Promised Messiah raised to unite humanity under the banner of Islam.


  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • ISBN : 0345807464
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 1365

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: WINNER 2013 – National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction FINALIST 2014 – Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction FINALIST 2014 – Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award A searing new novel, at once sweeping and intimate, by the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun: a story of love and race centered around a man and woman from Nigeria who seemed destined to be together--until the choices they are forced to make tear them apart. Ifemelu--beautiful, self-assured--left Nigeria 15 years ago, and now studies in Princeton as a Graduate Fellow. She seems to have fulfilled every immigrant's dream: Ivy League education; success as a writer of a wildly popular political blog; money for the things she needs. But what came before is more like a nightmare: wrenching departure from family; humiliating jobs under a false name. She feels for the first time the weight of something she didn't think about back home: race. Obinze--handsome and kind-hearted--was Ifemelu's teenage love; he'd hoped to join her in America, but post 9/11 America wouldn't let him in. Obinze's journey leads him to back alleys of illegal employment in London; to a fake marriage for the sake of a work card, and finally, to a set of handcuffs as he is exposed and deported. Years later, when they reunite in Nigeria, neither is the same person who left home. Obinze is the kind of successful "Big Man" he'd scorned in his youth, and Ifemelu has become an "Americanah"--a different version of her former self, one with a new accent and attitude. As they revisit their shared passion--for their homeland and for each other--they must face the largest challenges of their lives. Spanning three continents, entering the lives of a richly drawn cast of characters across numerous divides, Americanah is a riveting story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world.

The Hollow Places

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : T. Kingfisher
  • ISBN : 1534451145
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 4601

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A young woman discovers a strange portal in her uncle’s house, leading to madness and terror in this gripping new novel from the author of the “innovative, unexpected, and absolutely chilling” (Mira Grant, Nebula Award–winning author) The Twisted Ones. Pray they are hungry. Kara finds the words in the mysterious bunker that she’s discovered behind a hole in the wall of her uncle’s house. Freshly divorced and living back at home, Kara now becomes obsessed with these cryptic words and starts exploring this peculiar area—only to discover that it holds portals to countless alternate realities. But these places are haunted by creatures that seem to hear thoughts…and the more one fears them, the stronger they become. With her distinctive “delightfully fresh and subversive” (SF Bluestocking) prose and the strange, sinister wonder found in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, The Hollow Places is another compelling and white-knuckled horror novel that you won’t be able to put down.

The US National Climate Assessment

  • Category : Science
  • Author : Katharine Jacobs,Susanne Moser,James Buizer
  • ISBN : 3319418025
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 201
  • Readers : 1036

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book offers valuable climate policy and climate assessment lessons, depicting what it takes to build a sustained climate assessment process. It explores the third U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA3) report as compared with previous US national climate assessments, from both a process and content perspective. The U.S. Global Change Research Program is required by law to produce a National Climate Assessment report every four years, and these reports provide a comprehensive evaluation of climate science as well as observed and projected climate impacts on a variety of sectors. As the book describes, a key contribution of the NCA3 approach is a far more deliberate interdisciplinary process, as well as an engagement strategy that brought hundreds of public and private sector stakeholders into the assessment community. Among its most important conceptual contributions was an explicit focus on building the infrastructure to conduct better assessments over time and an experimental approach to analysis of the impacts of climate on cross-sectoral systems and inter-locking and cascading effects across sectors. Readers may explore innovations such as the development of regional climatologies and projections for every region of the US, as well as the development of the Global Change Information System. The book also highlights the need for decision-makers to be part of the assessment process, in order for assessment findings to be truly useful from a decision-maker's perspective. Many lessons have been learned by the NCA3 authors that can be useful in future assessments and adaptation processes, both within the US and internationally. This book passes on such lessons and includes an evaluation of the role of state climate assessments in ongoing national assessment processes.

The Philosophy of History

  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • ISBN : 0486119009
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 3870

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One of the great classics of Western thought develops concept that history is not chance but a rational process, operating according to the laws of evolution, and embodying the spirit of freedom.

India Higher Education Report 2018

  • Category : Education
  • Author : N. V. Varghese,Jinusha Panigrahi
  • ISBN : 9353283124
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications India
  • Number of Pages : 428
  • Readers : 2356

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the last few decades, India has experienced several shifts in the policies pertaining to the financing of higher education. These shifts include a move from public financing to keep pace with the expansion requirements of the sector; the strengthening of market forces in higher education both through privatisation of public institutions and operation of private institutions; and a move from the financing of institutions to the financing of students. The Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE) has initiated major research activities to understand how the recent changes have affected the financing of higher education in India and how the higher education institutions cope with and respond to these changes. India Higher Education Report 2018, the fourth volume in the series, presents this study to provide a comprehensive analysis of financing of higher education in India. This book investigates the changing dynamics and related key issues including state–market dynamics, university–industry linkages, foreign aid, institutional strategies to overcome shortages in funding, issues with self-financing courses, educational loans and fee reimbursement schemes, expansion and financing of private higher education.

How to Pray the Rosary

  • Category : Books
  • Author : Donald H. Calloway
  • ISBN : 1596144025
  • Publisher : Marian Press - Association of Marian Helpers
  • Number of Pages : 72
  • Readers : 2766

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this handy little guide, best-selling author Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, teaches you how to pray the Rosary well and why it matters, addressing issues such as: Why pray the Rosary? How long should a well-prayed Rosary take? What are the graces attached to praying the Rosary? How can I become a champion of the Rosary? Our Lady needs Rosary champions to help bring peace in the world. Will you answer her call to prayer?

The Jews and Modern Capitalism

  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Werner Sombart
  • ISBN : 1412826926
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 402
  • Readers : 1121

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Since its first appearance in Germany in 1911, Jews and Modern Capitalism has provoked vehement criticism. As Samuel Z. Klausner emphasizes, the lasting value of Sombart's work rests not in his results-most of which have long since been disproved-but in his point of departure. Openly acknowledging his debt to Max Weber, Sombart set out to prove the double thesis of the Jewish foundation of capitalism and the capitalist foundation of Judaism. Klausner, placing Sombart's work in its historical and societal context, examines the weaknesses and strengths of Jews and Modern Capitalism.

Bee Season

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Myla Goldberg
  • ISBN : 1400032768
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 9435

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Eliza Naumann, a seemingly unremarkable nine-year-old, expects never to fit into her gifted family: her autodidact father, Saul, absorbed in his study of Jewish mysticism; her brother, Aaron, the vessel of his father's spiritual ambitions; and her brilliant but distant lawyer-mom, Miriam. But when Eliza sweeps her school and district spelling bees in quick succession, Saul takes it as a sign that she is destined for greatness. In this altered reality, Saul inducts her into his hallowed study and lavishes upon her the attention previously reserved for Aaron, who in his displacement embarks upon a lone quest for spiritual fulfillment. When Miriam's secret life triggers a familial explosion, it is Eliza who must order the chaos. Myla Goldberg's keen eye for detail brings Eliza's journey to three-dimensional life. As she rises from classroom obscurity to the blinding lights and outsized expectations of the National Bee, Eliza's small pains and large joys are finely wrought and deeply felt. Not merely a coming-of-age story, Goldberg's first novel delicately examines the unraveling fabric of one family. The outcome of this tale is as startling and unconventional as her prose, which wields its metaphors sharply and rings with maturity. The work of a lyrical and gifted storyteller, Bee Season marks the arrival of an extraordinarily talented new writer.


  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cynthia Hand
  • ISBN : 0062103466
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 8297

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Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Described as "utterly captivating" by Richelle Mead and as "enchanting and exciting, romantic and believable" by Melissa Marr, the New York Times bestselling Unearthly series has dazzled readers and critics alike. In this riveting finale, Cynthia Hand explores the timeless question of whether it is better to follow the rules or your heart. This incandescent paranormal romance will win the hearts of fans of Becca Fitzpatrick, Andrea Cremer, and Cassandra Clare. The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Now, with the fallen angel who attacked her watching her every move and the threat of Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny—a destiny that includes Christian Prescott by her side. But in order to complete her purpose, Clara must first find a way to give up the thing she wants most . . . a future with the boy she loves, Tucker Avery.

The Hollow Heart

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Marie Rutkoski
  • ISBN : 0374313857
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Number of Pages : 286
  • Readers : 1180

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Intrigue, romance, and magic abound in The Hollow Heart, the heart-stopping conclusion to Marie Rutkoski’s Forgotten Gods duology. At the end of The Midnight Lie, Nirrim offered up her heart to the god of thieves in order to restore her people’s memories of their city’s history. The Half Kith who once lived imprisoned behind the city’s wall now realize that many among them are powerful. Meanwhile, the person Nirrim once loved most, Sid, has returned to her home country of Herran, where she must navigate the politics of being a rogue princess who has finally agreed to do her duty. In the Herrani court, rumors begin to grow of a new threat rising across the sea, of magic unleashed on the world, and of a cruel, black-haired queen who can push false memories into your mind, so that you believe your dearest friends to be your enemies. Sid doesn’t know that this queen is Nirrim, who seeks her revenge against a world that has wronged her. Can Sid save Nirrim from herself? Does Nirrim even want to be saved? As blood is shed and war begins, Sid and Nirrim find that it might not matter what they want...for the gods have their own plans.

Asterisk: The Future of Telephony

  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Jim Van Meggelen,Jared Smith,Leif Madsen
  • ISBN : 9780596551629
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Number of Pages : 608
  • Readers : 8170

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Category: Computers Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This bestselling book is now the standard guide to building phone systems with Asterisk, the open source IP PBX that has traditional telephony providers running scared! Revised for the 1.4 release of the software, the new edition of Asterisk: The Future of Telephony reveals how you can save money on equipment and support, and finally be in control of your telephone system. If you've worked with telephony in the past, you're familiar with the problem: expensive and inflexible systems that are tuned to the vendor's needs, not yours. Asterisk isn't just a candle in the darkness, it's a whole fireworks show. Because Asterisk is so powerful, configuring it can seem tricky and difficult. This book steps you through the process of installing, configuring, and integrating Asterisk with your existing phone system. You'll learn how to write dialplans, set up applications including speech synthesis and voice recognition, how to script Asterisk, and much more -- everything you need to design a simple but complete system with little or no Asterisk experience, and no more than rudimentary telecommunications knowledge. The book includes: A new chapter on managing/administering your Asterisk system A new chapter on using Asterisk with databases Coverage of features in Asterisk 1.4 A new appendix on dialplan functions A simplified installation chapter New simplified SIP configuration, including examples for several popular SIP clients (soft phones and IP telephones) Revised chapters and appendicies reviewed and updated for the latest in features, applications, trends and best-practices Asterisk is revolutionizing the telecom industry, due in large part to the way it gets along with other network applications. While other PBXs are fighting their inevitable absorption into the network, Asterisk embraces it. If you need to take control of your telephony systems, move to Asterisk and see what the future of telecommunications looks like.

The New Counter-insurgency Era in Critical Perspective

  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Celeste Ward Gventer,M.L.R Smith
  • ISBN : 1137336943
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 375
  • Readers : 5966

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Category: Political Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The notion of counter-insurgency has become a dominant paradigm in American and British thinking about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This volume brings together international academics and practitioners to evaluate the broader theoretical and historical factors that underpin COIN, providing a critical reappraisal of counter-insurgency thinking.

Managing Conflicts in India

  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Bidisha Biswas
  • ISBN : 0739187554
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Number of Pages : 132
  • Readers : 4131

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Category: Political Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Managing Conflicts in India, Bidisha Biswas analyzes how democratic states choose between policies of coercion and accommodation by addressing the under-studied topic of India’s approach to internal conflicts. Biswas weaves an examination of three conflicts in India into a larger exploration of the challenges and choices facing democratic and multiethnic countries that are dealing with protracted insurgencies.

Playing with Religion in Digital Games

  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Author : Heidi A. Campbell,Gregory P. Grieve
  • ISBN : 0253012635
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 3721

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Category: Games & Activities Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Shaman, paragon, God-mode: modern video games are heavily coded with religious undertones. From the Shinto-inspired Japanese video game Okami to the internationally popular The Legend of Zelda and Halo, many video games rely on religious themes and symbols to drive the narrative and frame the storyline. Playing with Religion in Digital Games explores the increasingly complex relationship between gaming and global religious practices. For example, how does religion help organize the communities in MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft? What role has censorship played in localizing games like Actraiser in the western world? How do evangelical Christians react to violence, gore, and sexuality in some of the most popular games such as Mass Effect or Grand Theft Auto? With contributions by scholars and gamers from all over the world, this collection offers a unique perspective to the intersections of religion and the virtual world.

The Oxford Companion to Beer

  • Category : Cooking
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : 0199912106
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 960
  • Readers : 3747

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Category: Cooking Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: 1st Place Winner of the 2012 Gourmand Award for Best in the World in the Beer category. For millennia, beer has been a favorite beverage in cultures across the globe. After water and tea, it is the most popular drink in the world, and it is at the center of a $450 billion industry. Edited by Garrett Oliver, the James Beard Winner for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, this is the first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer. The Oxford Companion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts. Attractively illustrated with over 140 images, the book covers everything from the agricultural makeup of various beers to the technical elements of the brewing process, local effects of brewing on regions around the world, and the social and political implications of sharing a beer. Entries not only define terms such as "dry hopping" and "cask conditioning" but give fascinating details about how these and other techniques affect a beer's taste, texture, and popularity. Cultural entries shed light on such topics as pub games, food pairings and the development of beer styles. Readers will enjoy vivid accounts of how our drinking traditions have changed throughout history, and how these traditions vary in different parts of the world, from Japan to Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil, among many other countries. The pioneers of beer-making are the subjects of biographical entries, and the legacies these pioneers have left behind, in the form of the world's most popular beers and breweries, are recurrent themes throughout the book. Packed with information, this comprehensive resource also includes thorough appendices (covering beer festivals, beer magazines, and more), conversion tables, and an index. Featuring a foreword by Tom Colicchio, this book is the perfect shelf-mate to Oxford's renowned Companion to Wine and an absolutely indispensable volume for everyone who loves beer as well as all beverage professionals, including home brewers, restaurateurs, journalists, cooking school instructors, beer importers, distributors, and retailers, and a host of others.

The Concept of Military Objectives in International Law and Targeting Practice

  • Category : Law
  • Author : Agnieszka Jachec-Neale
  • ISBN : 1317594711
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 294
  • Readers : 9633

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Category: Law Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The concept that certain objects and persons may be legitimately attacked during armed conflicts has been well recognised and developed through the history of warfare. This book explores the relationship between international law and targeting practice in determining whether an object is a lawful military target. By examining both the interpretation and its post-ratification application this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the definition of military objective adopted in 1977 Additional Protocol I to the four 1949 Geneva Conventions and its use in practice. Tackling topical issues such as the targeting of TV and radio stations or cyber targets, Agnieszka Jachec-Neale analyses the concept of military objective within the context of both modern military doctrine and the major coalition operations which have been undertaken since it was formally defined. This monograph will be of great interest to students and scholars of international law and the law of armed conflict, as well as security studies and international relations.


  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Dr. V. Balasubramaniam
  • ISBN : 1948352575
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Number of Pages : 340
  • Readers : 1438

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Category: Self-Help Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Glory of Arunachala pays an ecstatic homage to the rare liberated souls that wandered through the hallowed region of Thiruvannamalai, who showed the ignorant mankind wherein lay the truth of existence. The peregrination of such souls sanctified the places they visited or stayed and lifted up the people from the mire of samsara. The chronicling of the paths traversed by Seshadri Swamigal and his younger fellow- sojourner Bhagawan Ramana creates a veritable galaxy of spiritual luminaries such as Poondi Samiyar, Vallimalai Swamigal, Mouna Swamigal and others. The impassioned account of Ramana’s life from Thiruchuzhi to Thiruvannamalai, is, undoubtedly, the Cereus in the constellation of Orion peopled by countless liberated souls. The textuality of this complex of hagiographies traverses through puranas, sthalapuranas, legends and lore, chronicling the author’s efforts to find testimony and corroboration for them. He is eager to prove that such siddhas truly walked this earth and held a light to Reality for posterity to get enlightened. That is his answer to the question, ‘why do we need hagiographies at all?’ The lofty spirit and style are meant to reiterate the immense possibility for transformation of consciousness that beckons us from the life and teachings of the countless siddhapurushas and jivanmuktas narrated here.

Thine is the Kingdom

  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Bishop Emmanuel Mc Lorren
  • ISBN : 1462035701
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Number of Pages : 108
  • Readers : 4603

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Category: Religion Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Thine is the Kingdom, is a literary challenge to readers, to seek first the rule and authority of the Kingdom of Almighty God, in their lives. The author sets an atmosphere for one to develop a passion to be in the presence of the King of kings. The revelation of sonship and clear ambassadorial vision will develop the understanding of the believer's royal position in Christ. By reading this book, one will receive knowledge that would transform through the truths of God's Word in John 8:32, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free".

Religion and Ethics in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Ronald M. Green,George A. Little
  • ISBN : 0190636874
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 9655

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Category: Medical Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Each year, neonatal Intensive care units (NICUs) in the U.S. and around the world help thousands of sick or premature newborns survive. NICUs are committed to the ideals of family-centered care, which encourages shared decision-making between parents and NICU caregivers. In cases of infants with conditions marked by high mortality, morbidity, or great suffering, family-centered care affirms the right of parents to assist in making decisions regarding aggressive treatment for their infant. Often, these parents' difficult and intimate decisions are shaped profoundly by their religious beliefs. In light of this, what precisely are the teachings of the major world religious traditions about the status and care of the premature or sick newborn? Few studies have grappled with what major religious traditions teach about the care of the newborn or how these teachings may bear on parents' decisions. This volume seeks to fill this gap, providing information on religious teachings about the newborn to the multidisciplinary teams of NICU professionals (neonatologists, advance practice nurses, social workers), as well as to parents of NICU patients, and students of bioethics. In chapters dealing with Judaism, Catholicism, Denominational Protestantism, Evangelical Protestantism, African American Protestantism, Sunni and Shi'a Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Navajo religion, and Seventh Day Adventism, leading scholars develop the teachings of these traditions on the status, treatment, and ritual accompaniments of care of the premature or sick newborn. This is an essential book that will serve as a first resort for clinicians who need to understand the religious dynamics influencing anyone making a difficult decision about her sick newborn.

Section 27 and Freedman's Village in Arlington National Cemetery

  • Category : Education
  • Author : Ric Murphy,Timothy Stephens
  • ISBN : 1476636419
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Number of Pages : 237
  • Readers : 2606

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Category: Education Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: From its origination, Arlington National Cemetery's history has been compellingly intertwined with that of African Americans. This book explains how the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the home of Robert E. Lee and a plantation of the enslaved, became a military camp for Federal troops, a freedmen's village and farm, and America's most important burial ground. During the Civil War, the property served as a pauper's cemetery for men too poor to be returned to their families, and some of the very first war dead to be buried there include over 1,500 men who served in the United States Colored Troops. More than 3,800 former slaves are interred in section 27, the property's original cemetery.

The Idea of a Human Rights Museum

  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Karen Busby,Adam Muller,Andrew Woolford
  • ISBN : 0887554695
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Number of Pages : 386
  • Readers : 5329

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Category: Political Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The Idea of a Human Rights Museum" is the first book to examine the formation of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and to situate the museum within the context of the international proliferation of such institutions. Sixteen essays consider the wider political, cultural and architectural contexts within which the museum physically and conceptually evolved drawing comparisons between the CMHR and institutions elsewhere in the world that emphasize human rights and social justice. This collection brings together authors from diverse fields—law, cultural studies, museum studies, sociology, history, political science, and literature—to critically assess the potentials and pitfalls of human rights education through “ideas” museums. Accessible, engaging, and informative, the collection’s essays will encourage museum-goers to think more deeply about the content of human rights exhibits. The Idea of a Human Rights Museum is the first title in the University of Manitoba Press’s Human Rights and Social Justice Series. This series publishes work that explores the quest for social justice and the basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled, including civil, political, economic, social, collective, and cultural rights.

A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture

  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Saha, Pallab
  • ISBN : 1466645199
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 580
  • Readers : 9468

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Category: Computers Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Organizational complexity is an unavoidable aspect of all businesses, even larger ones, which can hinder their ability to react to sudden or disruptive change. However, with the implementation of enterprise architecture (EA), businesses are able to provide their leaders with the resources needed to address any arising challenges. A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture highlights the current advances in utilizing enterprise architecture for managing organizational complexity. By demonstrating the value and usefulness of EA, this book serves as a reference for business leaders, managers, engineers, enterprise architects, and many others interested in new research and approaches to business complexity.

Collaborative Land Use Management

  • Category : Nature
  • Author : Robert J. Mason
  • ISBN : 0742573990
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 370
  • Readers : 6239

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Category: Nature Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Collaborative Land Use Management: The Quieter Revolution in Place-Based Planning discusses the less-regulatory approaches to land use management that have emerged over the past 35 years, analyzing the collective value of such place-based planning approaches as land trusts, open-space ballot measures, watershed conservancies, ecoregional plans, and smart-growth initiatives. Collaborative Land Use Management appraises these trends from physical, social, economic, civic, and environmental justice perspectives. Mason seeks to answer such questions as: · What are the environmental justice implications of smart-growth efforts? · How is the property-rights movement affecting collaborative planning? · What is the significance of newly created planning regions? · What do these approaches mean in the larger context of the future of the American landscape? · How do we begin to evaluate and assess these efforts? Robert Mason pulls together a wide array of land-use planning initiatives into a synthetic and critical story. Incorporating many insightful case studies, Collaborative Land-Use Management is intended for planners, practitioners, policy-makers, geographers, and students with interests in environment and landscape.