Biography & Autobiography

The Perfect Lion

The Life and Death of Confederate Artillerist John Pelham

Author: Jerry H. Maxwell

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 081731735X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 419

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Provides one of the first complete biographies of John Pelham, an Alabama native and Confederate artillery commander in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, known for his great courage in battle.
Fiction

Taming the Lion

Author: Kerry Adrienne

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1460397517

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8063

Pack bonds are tested in the Shifter Wars as the lion heir must choose between his legacy and his mate For Marco, heir to the lions' throne, seizing control of the Cave of Whispers from the bear clan is more than just a quest—it's fulfilling the legacy of his breed. But the latest crusade has left Marco gravely wounded in enemy territory and in the hands of Alicia, healer for the bears. An irresistibly sensuous adversary, Alicia presents a serious problem. She carries the scent of a mate. Drawn to this dominant master of his den, Alicia knows her allegiance has been compromised. His brooding sexuality is testing her defenses, but falling in love with Marco means falling in league with a rival shifter. And turning her back on the bears in a time of war is a lethal move. Two breeds united by destiny could inspire a peaceful new future for their opposing clans—or ignite the fiercest battle yet and destroy all of Deep Creek forever. This book is approximately 75,000 words
Language Arts & Disciplines

Ergativity

Emerging Issues

Author: Alana Johns,Diane Massam,Juvenal Ndayiragije

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402041888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 874

The overarching theme of this volume is the formal expression of the range and limits of ergativity. The book contains cutting-edge theoretical papers by top authors in the field, who also conduct original field work and bring new data to light. It contains articles that apply the most recent theoretical tools to the area of ergativity, and then explore the issues that emerge. Languages investigated in the text include Basque, Georgian, and Hindi.
Performing Arts

Lights, Camera, Lions

Memoirs of a Real-Life Dr. Doolittle

Author: Hubert Geza Wells

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683501012

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

View: 9635

A unique and entertaining memoir of training and working with animal actors. Lights, Camera, Lions tells the remarkable story of Hungarian Hubert Geza Wells, who defects to America during the communist era and goes on to make a name for himself as one of the most sought-after animal trainers in Hollywood. With tales from his long career, which included filming on five continents and working on over a hundred films including Out of Africa and Born Free, his hair-raising memoir (pun intended) also provides insight into training animals that has never been revealed before.
Sports & Recreation

The Perfect Mile

Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve it

Author: Neal Bascomb

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618391126

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

View: 8966

Follows the journey of three young men--John Landy, Wes Santee, and Roger Bannister--who suffered defeat at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 but nevertheless vowed to break the four-minute mile, training tirelessly to accomplish their goal.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Perfect Pillow!

Author: Mary Beth Temple

Publisher: Leisure Arts

ISBN: 1609000390

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 36

View: 9393

The Perfect Pillow! (Leisure Arts #5243) is a collection of 10 stylish crochet pillows by Mary Beth Temple. The designs offer plenty of variety. Go for bold color or original texture. Try a lacy, vintage bolster or add buttons to a two-toned, contemporary look. Mary Beth shares her insights and inspirations on how she created each of the designs, and provides clear instructions so you can finish these fun projects beautifully. 10 pillows to crochet in light or medium weight yarns: Loop-De-Loop, Fresh Idea, Art Deco, Buttoned Up, All-A-Whirl, Bachelor's Buttons, Alfresco, Happy Patches, Tempting Texture, and A Little Luxury (in bedspread weight cotton thread).
Young Adult Fiction

The Perfect Shot

Author: Elaine Marie Alphin

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1467731560

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 360

View: 1008

Someone murdered Brian's girfriend, Amanda. The police think it was her father. Brian isn’t so sure. But everyone he knows is telling him to move on, get over it, focus on the present. Focus on basketball. Focus on hitting the perfect shot. Brian hopes that the system will work for Amanda and her father. An innocent man couldn’t be wrongly convicted, could he? But then Brian does a school project on Leo Frank, a Jewish man lynched decades ago for the murder of a teenage girl—a murder he didn’t commit. Worse still, Brian’s teammate Julius gets arrested for nothing more than being a black kid in the wrong place at the wrong time. Brian can’t deny any longer that the system is flawed. As Amanda’s father goes on trial, Brian admits to himself that he knows something that could break the case. But if he comes forward, will the real killer try for another perfect shot—this time against Brian?
Religion

The Perfect Lesson

The Logic of Lust

Author: Young Darby

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410738493

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 3169

Pastor Greenway intends to believe and preach the total truth of the Bible regardless of the consequences. He’s joined by Zeek, a dedicated deacon who still wrestles with lust and who is worried about his best friend betraying him by revealing a well-kept secret. Greenway and Zeek focus on what it takes to be perfect Christians, and their journey is not without challenges. In The Perfect Lesson, author Young Darby explores the meaning of Christianity as well as what it means individually and in light of the Holy Bible. It challenges Christians to fully examine their walk with and relationship with the Lord. A novel based on true life events, The Perfect Lesson offers insight and understanding concerning the plight of many Christians. Real characters of strength, weaknesses, humility, integrity, and wisdom, as well as ignorance, inspired the fictional characters of Pastor Greenway, his deacons, and their path to spirituality.
History

Journal of the Civil War Era

Spring 2012 Issue

Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807852635

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 9110

The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 2, Number 1 March 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS Forum The Future of Civil War Era Studies Stephen Berry, Michael T. Bernath, Seth Rockman, Barton A. Myers, Anne Marshall, Lisa M. Brady, Judith Giesberg, & Jim Downs Articles Jacqueline G. Campbell "The Unmeaning Twaddle about Order 28″: Ben Butler and Confederate Women in Occupied New Orleans David C. Williard Executions, Justice, and Reconciliation in North Carolina's Western Piedmont, 1865-67 Matthew C. Hulbert Constructing Guerrilla Memory: John Newman Edwards and Missouri's Irregular Lost Cause Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Kathi Kern & Linda Levstik Teaching the New Departure: the United States vs. Susan B. Anthony Notes on Contributors The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.
Fiction

The Lion Shares

A Collection of Short Stories

Author: Charles A. Mazzarella

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145350432X

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 6414

This is a collection of short stories covering just a few subjects in life, spanning the range of emotions. It is the author’s wish that you enjoy the variety of stories, poems, and plays that dwell within the pages of this book. Inspiration for the words came from dreams, observations in life, and a glimpse of what may happen yet. The author wants to point out that a few of the characters speak in a very real way, and language perhaps inappropriate to younger readers will be found within. However, the characters were depicted as real and speak plainly and how they would converse if you were introduced to them. Heartfelt appreciation is given to the author’s parents, sister, friends, and extended family members, both alive and deceased. They influenced the ideas of some stories and have been immortalized in spirit. The author would also like to send thanks to God, the Creator, Who made the brain of the author become inspired by the life he has lived, so far. Always remember that you may not know how you affect the life of another. Life is what we make of it. May you be given the opportunities to show others your potential and try to make a difference. Never forget: everyone you meet has a story to tell. It is up to them to want to tell the story, and up to you to care enough to listen, read about it, write it down, and remember. Thank you for the purchase of this book.
History

The Children of the Lion

Author: Ashley Gibson

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 9788120613713

Category: History

Page: 92

View: 6825

Collection of children's short stories based on the Mahavamsa of Mahåanåama, 5th cent.
Religion

The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross

Author: St John of the Cross

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 0935216936

Category: Religion

Page: 814

View: 6868

This revised edition of The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross was produced to mark the fourth centenary of the death of St. John of the Cross (1542–1591). The result is an English translation of his writings that preserves the authentic meaning of the great mystic’s writings, presents them as clearly as possible, and at the same time gives the reader the doctrinal and historical information that will lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the teachings of the Mystical Doctor. Included in The Collected Works are St. John’s poetry, The Ascent of Mount Carmel, The Dark Night, The Spiritual Canticle, and The Living Flame of Love, as well as his extant letters and other counsels. More Information: Complementing St. John’s writings are a comprehensive General Introduction for the entire work, as well as brief, enlightening introductions for each specific work, explaining theme and structure. These are enhanced by new and expanded footnotes and a glossary of terms. About the Translators Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. Father Kieran, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, made his profession as a Discalced Carmelite in 1947. He has held several important positions within the order, including prior, formation director, and provincial councilor. A founding member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies, he subsequently served as its chair, as well as publisher of ICS Publications. Father Kieran’s major contributions in the field of Carmelite studies are his translations from the Spanish of the works of St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross, in collaboration with Father Otilio Rodriguez. He also was the English translator of God Speaks in the Night: The Life, Times and Teaching of St. John of the Cross, a pictorial biography of St. John of the Cross commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, published in several languages. In addition to translations, Father Kieran is also the author of two ICS Publications’ study editions of the works of St. Teresa, and has written several other books on St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross. Father Kieran has lectured and written widely on the teaching of both of these Carmelite saints. He is a member of the Discalced Carmelite community in Washington, D.C. Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D. Father Otilio was born in Mantinos, Palencia, Spain, and was a Carmelite for more than fifty years. He was provincial of the Burgos province several times and also served as rector of the Discalced Carmelites’ international pontifical theological faculty, the Teresianum, in Rome. Father Otilio was one of the founders of the Institutum Historicum Teresianum and was a member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies. Both internationally and throughout the United States he gave retreats and lectures on Carmelite history and spirituality and wrote extensively on Carmelite subjects. Father Otilio died in Rome in 1994.
History

The Perfect Way

Or, The Finding of Christ

Author: Anna Bonus Kingsford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110802811X

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 2345

These wide-ranging lectures on theosophy, first published in 1882, discuss religions, spirits, divinity and redemption, truth, liberty and reason.
History

The Perfect Square

A History of Rittenhouse Square

Author: Nancy M. Heinzen

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592139892

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 8380

Great cities and neighborhoods rise and fall, yet Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia has seized the imagination and envy of social climbers, urban planners, and novelists alike for two centuries. In The Perfect Square, Nancy Heinzen—a resident of Rittenhouse Square for over 40 years and an activist committed to its preservation—provides the first full-length social history of this public urban space. One of the five squares William Penn established when he founded the city, the southwest-situated Rittenhouse Square has transformed from a marshy plot surrounded by brickyards and workers’ shanties into the epicenter of Philadelphia high society. A keystone of center city Philadelphia, it was once home to great dynasties, elegant mansions, and grand dames of the Victorian era. Today it is lined with million-dollar high-rise condominiums, where nouveau-riche entrepreneurs and descendants of ethnic immigrants live side-by-side. Heinzen lovingly chronicles this urban space’s development and growth, illustrating that not only is Rittenhouse Square unique, but so is the combination of human events and relationships that have created and sustained it. Painstakingly researched and generously illustrated with black-and-white photos from public archives, The Perfect Square will appeal to lay readers interested in history, to professional historians and urban planners, and to the thousands of new residents who have settled on or near Rittenhouse Square since the dawn of the 21st century.
Fiction

The Perfect Paragon

An Agatha Raisin Mystery

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429901642

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3801

The Perfect Paragon continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. After being nearly killed by both a hired hit man and her former secretary, Agatha Raisin could use some low-key cases. So when Robert Smedley walks through the door, determined to prove that his wife is cheating, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Trouble is, Agatha hates divorce cases--especially when the client is as pompous as Smedley--but she has a business to run and she's not about to turn away a paying customer. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife, young and pretty and a regular volunteer at church. Although Smedley's case doesn't look promising, Agatha's attentions are diverted when she stumbles across the body of missing teenager, Jessica Bradley. In a sudden gesture of kindness (and good public relations), Agatha offers to investigate Jessica's death free of charge. As Agatha juggles her two biggest cases, things are turned upside down when Robert Smedley is found poisoned in his office. The prime suspect, his sainted wife Mabel, immediately hires Agatha to find the real killer. With the help of her old friend, Sir Charles Fraith, and some newly hired staff, Agatha Raisin sets off on another adventure solving crime in the English Cotswolds.
Biography & Autobiography

The Perfect Song

Author: Donna J. Bosn & Arthur Lee Crume Sr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453536086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 836

Legends are said to be those individuals who soar above the limitations of the average human experience. These special souls leave eternal footprints in the hearts of even the casual observer, and their message remains timeless. History books are full of stories about these remarkable people. While some of these dynamic leaders affect only their generation, others are birthed for the purposes of eternity. Arthur Lee Crume Sr. is such a man. Arthur is the owner, manager, and longest active member of the widely acclaimed Soul Stirrers's Gospel Quartet. Historians herald this group as the greatest quartet in the history of gospel music. Arthur's musical talents catapulted and held him at the top of his field for several decades. Although he enjoyed all the attention and accolades he received, he had one serious problem. Arthur did not have a personal relationship with the God he was singing about. All the notoriety and fame stroked his already inflated ego and caused him to become even more self-absorbed. His poor choices and fleshly appetites scarred the lives of those who loved him the most, leaving broken hearts littered along life's highway. But God, who is rich in mercy, never gave up on Arthur. Editing by Dixie Phillips and Karen Burkett of ChristianWritingServices.com.