Download or read book in PDF Book of a Thousand Days written by Shannon Hale and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-05-03 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a beautiful princess refuses to marry the prince her father has chosen, her father is furious and locks her in a tower. She has seven long years of solitude to think about her insolence. But the princess is not entirely alone - she has her maid, Dashti. Petulant and spoilt, the princess eats the food in their meagre store as if she were still at court, and Dashti soon realises they must either escape or slowly starve. But during their captivity, resourceful Dashti discovers that there is something far more sinister behind her princess's fears of marrying the prince, and when they do break free from the tower, they find a land laid to waste and the kingdom destroyed. They were safe in the tower, now they are at the mercy of the evil prince with a terrible secret. Thrilling, captivating, and a masterful example of storytelling at its best. The princess's maid is a feisty and thoroughly modern heroine, in this wonderfully timeless story.
Download or read book in PDF A Thousand Days in Tuscany written by Marlena De Blasi and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 2005 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A transplanted American chef and food writer continues her story of her life in Italy, describing her and her husband's move to rural Tuscany into a former stable with no phone or central heating and detailing their participation in local life, farming traditions, and culinary discoveries. By the author of A Thousand Days in Venice. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 55,000 first printing.
Download or read book in PDF A Thousand Days written by Arthur Meier Schlesinger and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2002 with total page 1087 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An account of John F. Kennedy's campaign, election, and days as President.
Summary Book Review The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches :
Download or read book in PDF The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches written by Brian MacArthur and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2012-05-03 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: *FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED* Whether it was Churchill rousing the British to take up arms or the dream of Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro inspiring the Cuban revolution or Barack Obama on Selma and the meaning of America, speeches have profoundly influenced the way we see ourselves and society. Gathered here are some of the most extraordinary and memorable speeches of the last century. Some are well known, others less so, but all helped form the world we now inhabit.
Summary Book Review The Holy Bible: Book of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon :
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Summary Book Review Proximity and Distance in Northern Landscape Photography :
Download or read book in PDF Proximity and Distance in Northern Landscape Photography written by Darcy White and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2020-07-31 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Northern landscapes are both real places and representations, imagined spaces - notions which are bound to collide in landscape photography. In this book, photographers, academics, curators, and archivists from Germany, Finland, Scandinavia, the US, and the UK address urgent questions about environmental degradation, globalization, consumerism, and the role of new technologies of representation in relation to landscape. Wide-ranging case studies examine the interpretation, experience, and appropriation of landscape in northern Europe, northern England, Scotland, and the Nordic countries. The book explores tensions in landscape photography between an emphasis on proximity and the embodied experience of place and space, and an advocacy of distance and critical engagement and a questioning of the primacy of direct experience.
Summary Book Review The President's Book of Secrets :
Download or read book in PDF The President's Book of Secrets written by David Priess and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every president has had a unique and complicated relationship with the intelligence community. While some have been coolly distant, even adversarial, others have found their intelligence agencies to be among the most valuable instruments of policy and power. Since John F. Kennedy's presidency, this relationship has been distilled into a personalized daily report: a short summary of what the intelligence apparatus considers the most crucial information for the president to know that day about global threats and opportunities. This top-secret document is known as the President's Daily Brief, or, within national security circles, simply "the Book." Presidents have spent anywhere from a few moments (Richard Nixon) to a healthy part of their day (George W. Bush) consumed by its contents; some (Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush) consider it far and away the most important document they saw on a regular basis while commander in chief. The details of most PDBs are highly classified, and will remain so for many years. But the process by which the intelligence community develops and presents the Book is a fascinating look into the operation of power at the highest levels. David Priess, a former intelligence officer and daily briefer, has interviewed every living president and vice president as well as more than one hundred others intimately involved with the production and delivery of the president's book of secrets. He offers an unprecedented window into the decision making of every president from Kennedy to Obama, with many character-rich stories revealed here for the first time.
Download or read book in PDF The First 1,000 Days written by Roger Thurow and published by PublicAffairs. This book was released on 2017-09-12 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Your child can achieve great things." A few years ago, pregnant women in four corners of the world heard those words and hoped they could be true. Among them were Esther Okwir in rural Uganda, where the infant mortality rate is among the highest in the world; Jessica Saldana, a high school student in a violence-scarred Chicago neighborhood; Shyamkali, the mother of four girls in a low-caste village in India; and Maria Estella, in Guatemala's western highlands, where most people are riddled with parasites and moms can rarely afford the fresh vegetables they farm. Greatness? It was an audacious thought, given their circumstances. But they had new cause to be hopeful: they were participating in an unprecedented international initiative designed to transform their lives, the lives of their children, and ultimately the world. The 1,000 Days movement, a response to recent, devastating food crises and new research on the economic and social costs of childhood hunger and stunting, is focused on providing proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days of children's lives, beginning with their mother's pregnancy. Proper nutrition during these days can profoundly influence an individual's ability to grow, learn, and work-and determine a society's long-term health and prosperity. In this inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking book, Roger Thurow takes us into the lives of families on the forefront of the movement to illuminate the science, economics, and politics of malnutrition, charting the exciting progress of this global effort and the formidable challenges it still faces: economic injustice, disease, lack of education and sanitation, misogyny, and corruption.
Summary Book Review Better Is One Day Devotional :
Download or read book in PDF Better Is One Day Devotional written by Adam Palmer and published by David C Cook. This book was released on 2006 with total page 125 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thirty one-day devotions based on the popular worship song Better Is One Day.
Summary Book Review The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night :
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Summary Book Review Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible :
Download or read book in PDF Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible written by David Noel Freedman and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2019-02-28 with total page 3031 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible gathers nearly 5,000 alphabetically ordered articles that thoroughly yet clearly explain all the books, persons, places, and significant terms found in the Bible. The Dictionary also explores the background of each biblical book and related writings and discusses cultural, natural, geographical, and literary phenomena--matters that Bible students at all levels may encounter in reading or discussion. Nearly 600 first-rate Bible authorities have contributed to the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Intended as a tool for practical Bible use, this illustrated dictionary reflects recent archaeological discoveries and the breadth of current biblical scholarship, including insights from critical analysis of literary, historical, sociological, and other methodological issues. The editorial team has also incorporated articles that explore and interpret important focuses of biblical theology, text and transmission, Near Eastern archaeology, extrabiblical writings, and pertinent ecclesiastical traditions--all of which help make the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible the most comprehensive and up-to-date one-volume Bible dictionary on the market today.
Summary Book Review The Destiny of the German Empire; Or, an Attempt to Ascertain the Apocalyptic Dragon and to Show that the Binding of the Dragon ... and the Millenary State are Likely to be Altogether Different from what Christian Writers Have Taught, Etc :
Download or read book in PDF The Destiny of the German Empire; Or, an Attempt to Ascertain the Apocalyptic Dragon and to Show that the Binding of the Dragon ... and the Millenary State are Likely to be Altogether Different from what Christian Writers Have Taught, Etc written by James BICHENO and published by . This book was released on 1801 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book in PDF Wrapped in the Flag written by Claire Conner and published by Beacon Press. This book was released on 2013-07-02 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A narrative history of the John Birch Society by a daughter of one of the infamous ultraconservative organization’s founding fathers. Named a best nonfiction book of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews and the Tampa Bay Times Long before the rise of the Tea Party movement and the prominence of today’s religious Right, the John Birch Society, first established in 1958, championed many of the same radical causes touted by ultraconservatives today, including campaigns against abortion rights, gay rights, gun control, labor unions, environmental protections, immigrant rights, social and welfare programs, the United Nations, and even water fluoridation. Worshipping its anti-Communist hero Joe McCarthy, the Birch Society is perhaps most notorious for its red-baiting and for accusing top politicians, including President Dwight Eisenhower, of being Communist sympathizers. It also labeled John F. Kennedy a traitor and actively worked to unseat him. The Birch Society boasted a number of notable members, including Fred Koch, father of Charles and David Koch, who are using their father’s billions to bankroll fundamentalist and right-wing movements today. The daughter of one of the society’s first members and a national spokesman about the society, Claire Conner grew up surrounded by dedicated Birchers and was expected to abide by and espouse Birch ideals. When her parents forced her to join the society at age thirteen, she became its youngest member of the society. From an even younger age though, Conner was pressed into service for the cause her father and mother gave their lives to: the nurturing and growth of the JBS. She was expected to bring home her textbooks for close examination (her mother found traces of Communist influence even in the Catholic school curriculum), to write letters against “socialized medicine” after school, to attend her father’s fiery speeches against the United Nations, or babysit her siblings while her parents held meetings in the living room to recruit members to fight the war on Christmas or (potentially poisonous) water fluoridation. Conner was “on deck” to lend a hand when JBS notables visited, including founder Robert Welch, notorious Holocaust denier Revilo Oliver, and white supremacist Thomas Stockheimer. Even when she was old enough to quit in disgust over the actions of those men, Conner found herself sucked into campaigns against abortion rights and for ultraconservative presidential candidates like John Schmitz. It took momentous changes in her own life for Conner to finally free herself of the legacy of the John Birch Society in which she was raised. In Wrapped in the Flag, Claire Conner offers an intimate account of the society —based on JBS records and documents, on her parents’ files and personal writing, on historical archives and contemporary accounts, and on firsthand knowledge—giving us an inside look at one of the most radical right-wing movements in US history and its lasting effects on our political discourse today. From the Hardcover edition.
Summary Book Review Five Thousand Days Like this One :
Download or read book in PDF Five Thousand Days Like this One written by Jane Brox and published by Beacon Press (MA). This book was released on 1999 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents the history of the author's family who were farmers in New England's Merrimack Valley