Summary Book Review The Poland Trilogy: Push Not the River; Against a Crimson Sky; The Warsaw Conspiracy (The Complete Historical Saga) (Box Set) :
Download or read book in PDF The Poland Trilogy: Push Not the River; Against a Crimson Sky; The Warsaw Conspiracy (The Complete Historical Saga) (Box Set) written by James Conroyd Martin and published by Hussar Quill Press. This book was released on 2022-04-29 with total page 1266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An IPPI GOLD MEDAL WINNER, Best Regional E-book (Box Set) Based on the diary of a Polish countess who lived through the rise and fall of the Third of May Constitution years, 1791-94, PUSH NOT THE RIVER paints a vivid picture of a tumultuous and unforgettable metamorphosis of a nation--and of Anna, a proud and resilient woman. AGAINST A CRIMSON SKY continues Anna's saga as Napoleon comes calling, implying independence from her neighbors would follow if only Polish lancers would accompany him on his fateful 1812 march into Russia. Anna's family fights valiantly to hold on to a tenuous happiness, their country, and their very lives. Set against the November Rising (1830-31), THE WARSAW CONSPIRACY depicts partitioned Poland's daring challenge to the Russian Empire. Brilliantly illustrating the psyche of a people determined to reclaim independence in the face of monumental odds, the story features Anna's sons and their fates in love and war.
Author :James Conroyd Martin Publisher :Janes Conroyd Martin Release Date :2021-04-30 ISBN :9780997894592 Pages :400 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (978 users download)
Summary Book Review Fortune's Child: A Novel of Empress Theodora (Book 1 of 2) :
Download or read book in PDF Fortune's Child: A Novel of Empress Theodora (Book 1 of 2) written by James Conroyd Martin and published by Janes Conroyd Martin. This book was released on 2021-04-30 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: KIRKUS REVIEWS: "A meticulously researched historical account presented in the form of a thrilling political drama." GRAND PRIZE 2019 Best Book, Chanticleer International Book Awards Theodora: actress, prostitute, mistress, feminist. And Byzantine Empress of the Roman world. Stephen: handsome Syrian boy, wizard's apprentice, palace eunuch. And Secretary to the Empress. How does this unlikely pair become such allies that one day Empress Theodora asks Stephen to write her biography? From a very young age, Theodora, daughter of a circus bearkeeper in Constantinople, sets her sights well above her station in life. Her exquisite beauty sets her apart on stages and in the eyes of men. Stephen, a Syrian lad of striking good looks, is sold by his parents to a Persian wizard, who teaches him a skill in languages that will serve him well. By the time Destiny brings them together in Antioch, Theodora has undergone heart-rending trials and a transformation, while Stephen has been sold again . . . and castrated. Discover the enduring bond that, however imperfect, prompts Theodora—as Empress—to request palace eunuch Stephen to write her biography.
Summary Book Review The Theodora Duology: Fortune's Child; Too Soon the Night (The Complete Story of Empress Theodora) (Box set) :
Download or read book in PDF The Theodora Duology: Fortune's Child; Too Soon the Night (The Complete Story of Empress Theodora) (Box set) written by James Conroyd Martin and published by Hussar Quill Press. This book was released on 2022-10-06 with total page 755 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theodora: actress, prostitute, mistress, feminist. And Byzantine Empress of the sixth-century Roman world. Stephen: handsome Syrian boy, wizard's apprentice, palace eunuch. And Secretary to the Empress. How does this unlikely pair become such allies that one day Empress Theodora asks Stephen to write her biography? Fortune's Child is "a meticulously researched historical account presented in the form of a thrilling political drama." Kirkus Reviews OVERALL GRAND PRIZE 2019 Best Book, Chanticleer International Book Awards "I felt like I was there." ~Lisa Wingate, bestselling author of Before We Were Yours Too Soon the Night is "a gorgeous tapestry of impeccable research and intricate world-building. A must-have for any fan of ancient-world historical fiction." ~Kate Quinn, bestselling author of The Rose Code and The Diamond Eye "Readers will be enchanted with the inimitableTheodora in this elegant second novel." Eileen Stephenson, bestselling author of Tales of Byzantium Chaucer Grand Prize Winner, 2021 Chanticleer International Book Awards Winner of an IPPI Bronze Medal
Summary Book Review Against a Crimson Sky (The Poland Trilogy Book Two) :
Download or read book in PDF Against a Crimson Sky (The Poland Trilogy Book Two) written by James Conroy Martin and published by Hussar Quill Press. This book was released on 2013-12-31 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An IPPI GOLD MEDAL WINNER! (Best Regional E-book Series 2018) What happens when Napoleon comes calling on a Russian dominated Poland, suggesting that he will win back their independence if only the famed Polish lancers accompany him on his infamous drive to take Moscow and all of Russia? A magnificent epic, AGAINST A CRIMSON SKY is an unforgettable tale of love, valor, and the enduring strength of the human spirit, set against the backdrop of war-torn Poland at the cusp of the nineteenth century. The year is 1794, and the beautiful and resilient Countess Anna Maria Berezowska has narrowly escaped death amidst the chaos caused by the violent dissolution of Poland. Anna is soon reunited with her longtime love, Lord Jan Stelnicki, and the two lovers marry even as their beloved country is ripped apart. As the couple struggles to raise a family in the face of an uncertain future, Anna's capricious cousin Zofia returns with a surprise of her own. Although Zofia's past schemes still resonate, Anna's doubts turn to fear as Jan's patriotism draws him to the battlefield. Offering new hope for a conquered Poland, Napoléon Bonaparte arrives in all of his pomp and glory. With the aid of new Polish legions~Anna's friends and family among them~Napoléon battles his way across Europe, an effort that culminates in the march into Moscow and the subsequent doomed winter retreat. Against this backdrop, Anna and Jan valiantly fight to hold on to a tenuous happiness, their country, and their very lives.
Summary Book Review The Monongahela: River of Dreams, River of Sweat :
Download or read book in PDF The Monongahela: River of Dreams, River of Sweat written by and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Monongahela is one of three rivers that meet in Pittsburgh, where Parker was Executive Vice President of the Waterways Association from 1971 to 1993. He recounts the river's history from a route for early expansion west to its current commercial and leisure use. Among the highlights are the beginning of shipbuilding in the 1790s, the growth of other industries and subsequent need for coal, Carnegie's first steel mill in 1872, the bloody Homestead strike in 1892, the rusting of the steel belt in the 1980s, and attempts to revive.
Download or read book in PDF Earl's Dene written by Robert Edward Francillon and published by . This book was released on 1871 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Arrivals and Departures from Normal :
Download or read book in PDF Arrivals and Departures from Normal written by Lana Jean Rose and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2015-10-22 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A naïve teenage girl in her senior year of high school comes home to find all her belongings packed and sitting on the front porch. Airstream’s abusive father, who silently laments the loss of his baseball career, and a mother, who lives in a world convinced she is Cleopatra before Cleopatra was Cleopatra, have decided Air is a “commie-pinko” since she reads Ramparts and the Berkeley Barb. From an early age, Air realized in order to survive her bizarre family life she had to protect her authentic self. Whimsical, innately talented, and fiercely independent by nature, Air struggles to piece her life together as she finds herself continually caught in you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me circumstances. The author marvelously portrays heart-rending stories with wit and humor. Despite being emotionally abandoned by her parents, Air becomes an engrossing, strong and fascinating young woman, determined to be a successful artist without any formal training. Ingenious and persistent, Air is on a mission to confront her demons and multi-personalities, surmounting the endless, inexplicable far-fetched absurdly funny bumps in the road to prove she is lovable and worthy of love. Air’s life path is far from normal.
Author :Penny C. Sansevieri Publisher :Author Marketing Experts, Inc. Release Date :2003 ISBN :9781890158729 Pages :165 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (91 users download)
Download or read book in PDF Get Published Today written by Penny C. Sansevieri and published by Author Marketing Experts, Inc.. This book was released on 2003 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author :William G. Britton Publisher :Wipf and Stock Publishers Release Date :2018-05-16 ISBN :9781532634499 Pages :260 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (326 users download)
Download or read book in PDF Wisdom From the Margins written by William G. Britton and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-05-16 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henri Nouwen wisely said, "The great illusion of leadership is to think that man can be led out of the desert by someone who has never been there." Jesus has "been there" and knows how to lead us out--but first, he just may lead us in. He meets us in the desert and does his best work in us there. We look for an easier way in vain. I myself reluctantly entered the desert and eventually received unimagined gifts there--gifts I didn't ask for, deserve, or want--gifts hidden in such painful loss that I despaired--and yet, looking back now, these "desert gifts" were the best thing that ever happened to me. I entered the desert, and years later, found my way out. It's not a new way, it was just new to me. Jewish and Christian sages had been living it for thousands of years. Somehow, in recent generations, we managed to forget it. In this collection I mean to begin to make those riches available to you. I'm hoping that like me, you'll discover something that you didn't know you wanted or needed--and something now you wouldn't give up at any price.
Download or read book in PDF The Love of Uncertainty written by Steven Harrison and published by Sentient Publications. This book was released on 2008 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Steven Harrison's international dialogs invite people to discuss questions such as Can we have an experience that is truly new, truly unknown? Is experience shaped by what we know? This is not an idle philosophical pursuit, since the state of the world seems to hinge on our ability to step out of our belief systems and see others in a fresh way. In this book we can join in Harrison's explorations into the nature of our existence.
Summary Book Review The Book of the Prophet Daniel :
Download or read book in PDF The Book of the Prophet Daniel written by Carl Friedrich Keil and published by . This book was released on 1877 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Poetry of Arctic and Life Experiences :
Download or read book in PDF Poetry of Arctic and Life Experiences written by Edward Collinson and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2003 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a child, I could not understand why the children got punished because their parents were going through hard times. It was the child that got the blame for the wrongs of the adult. The child was put into homes that needed workers to help on the farms and they were placed their by the Children's Aid. The family was split up so there was no one to play with and in the end the games were played in the ones own mind. My poem, "I Walk Alone" reflects on my pains as a child experiencing difficult times in foster homes and being separated from my family. When I grew older, to confirm to myself that I had become a man and that I could live on my own, I joined the Canadian Armed Forces. I suppose at the same time, I was looking for friendship. But to tell you the truth, I have never been able to experience a lifetime friendship. I have kept in touch with one army friend, but you could not call it close friends as he did not extend the same willingness to carry on our friendship. This isolation shows up in many of my poems, such as "To Walk in Memories". The abuse caused by the welfare is one of my most heart felt poems as when I retired. The hard time they gave me in trying to get financial assistance for me and my grandchild was a paltry $116/month. This financial difficulty cumulated with the frustration of not been able to work for a living, gave me the anger inside that inspired me to write poetry for this book.I am not a story writer. I did it in poetry because it seems easier for me to express my thoughts in short writings. There are several poems that relate to the challenges I faced with welfare, "Welfare Pay Day" is one such poem. Religion is another hard subject for me as it creates a lot of contradictions both in reading it and listening to someone preaching it."Blame It on My Brother" and "What is Sin?" are two poems that express my thoughts on the ambiguity of religion. In our society we have courts and corruption of courts; they call this law? In "Rule by Elders", I write:"One word in law becomes a book, and in the end the meaning mistook." The drunkenness of judges and lawyers up here was pretty bad. They have tried to clean some of it up but what of the lives they ruined when the were drunk in the court rooms themselves? There is no law when you say to the First Nations that you are under apartheid, which the Indian Act is, but we call it equality. The Indian Act is one law that we cannot have in our society. We cannot have equality when the laws are different for different groups of people. They say it is because of the government. But to my mind, that is even worse as they are the ones that are supposed to make society equal. I have done many years hunting and trapping up here in the Arctic. We had wide open trap lines but you respected the other person's line. If another trapper was on a certain line first, you made your line some place else. Most of us just got enough fur to support our families. It was the white-man that thought himself one step higher and in the end destroyed the life in the bush for both himself and the natives. I have several poems on my life in the bush, for example, "The Hunter".
Summary Book Review 2005 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market :
Download or read book in PDF 2005 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market written by Anne Bowling and published by Writer's Digest Books. This book was released on 2004-08 with total page 666 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing
Download or read book in PDF The War of the Rebellion written by United States. War Department and published by . This book was released on 1880 with total page 902 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Official records produced by the armies of the United States and the Confederacy, and the executive branches of their respective governments, concerning the military operations of the Civil War, and prisoners of war or prisoners of state. Also annual reports of military departments, calls for troops, correspondence between national and state governments, correspondence between Union and Confederate officials. The final volume includes a synopsis, general index, special index for various military divisions, and background information on how these documents were collected and published. Accompanied by an atlas.
Author :Peter G. Beidler Publisher :University of Missouri Press Release Date :2018-02-02 ISBN :9780826273987 Pages :191 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (262 users download)
Download or read book in PDF Rafts and Other Rivercraft written by Peter G. Beidler and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2018-02-02 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The raft that carries Huck and Jim down the Mississippi River is often seen as a symbol of adventure and freedom, but the physical specifics of the raft itself are rarely considered. Peter Beidler shows that understanding the material world of Huckleberry Finn, its limitations and possibilities, is vital to truly understanding Mark Twain’s novel. He illustrates how experts on Twain’s works have misinterpreted important aspects of the story due to their unfamiliarity with the various rivercraft that figure in the book. Huck and Jim’s little raft is not made of logs, as it is often depicted in illustrations, but of sawn planks, and it was originally part of a much larger raft. Beidler explains why this matters and describes the other rivercraft that appear in the book. He gives what will almost certainly be the last word on the vexed question of whether the lengthy “raft episode,” removed at the publisher’s suggestion from the novel, should be restored to its original place.