Honor in the Dust

Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's I mperial Dream

Author: Gregg Jones

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101575123

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 558


On the eve of a new century, an up-and-coming Theodore Roosevelt set out to transform the U.S. into a major world power. The Spanish-American War would forever change America's standing in global affairs, and drive the young nation into its own imperial showdown in the Philippines. From Admiral George Dewey's legendary naval victory in Manila Bay to the Rough Riders' heroic charge up San Juan Hill, from Roosevelt's rise to the presidency to charges of U.S. military misconduct in the Philippines, Honor in the Dust brilliantly captures an era brimming with American optimism and confidence as the nation expanded its influence abroad.

Honor in the Dust

A Winslow Breed Novel

Author: Gilbert Morris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439168377

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4810


The grandfather of Christian fiction returns with the story of what happened to the winslow family during an earlier era when the Tudors reigned—tracing the doomed rise of Stuart Winslow within the salacious court of King Henry VIII. The determined Stuart Winslow will go to any lengths to lift himself and his widowed mother out of poverty. After a distant relative manages to secure a place for Stuart in the court of King Henry VIII, Stuart quickly learns that the court is really a wicked cauldron of vices, power plays, and temptation. As Stuart rises at court, he is asked to find and deliver for execution an enemy of the king—William Tyndale, an acquaintance of Stuart’s whose sole ambition is to translate the Bible into the language of the common man. Does Stuart fall prey to his dangerous ambition and accept the assignment? Or is he willing to face death at the stake for the sake of Christ? In Honor in the Dust, bestselling author Gilbert Morris captures the tone of the Tudor period beautifully, chronicling the period’s excesses with skill and prudence. But like Morris’s other novels, it also contrasts those excesses with the godly behavior of real-life characters like William Tyndale. In this captivating historical drama, Stuart Winslow is caught between two worlds: one that promises material and worldly success, and one that promises salvation. Is his faith strong enough to withstand such a challenge?

Finding Roses in the Dust

A Journey to a New Perspective

Author: Erin Brynn

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449795064

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 4074


Take a journey to a dangerous, war-torn country that has been devastated by years of conflict and chaos. Author Erin Brynn’s travels have taken her from Africa to India to Southeast Asia and most recently to Afghanistan. As you take this journey with her, you will see what she saw and feel what she felt. Her raw honesty and unique perspective will make you laugh and cry and hurt and celebrate, while challenging you to look at your life and your world in a whole new way. As her perspective changed, so can yours. You can learn to see the good in the bad, the beauty in the ashes, and the roses in the dust of your world. “This book will take you out of your comfort zone. Erin will challenge you to see what our Father sees. What an extraordinary tale, an adventure, a walk of obedience in the perfect will of God. Are you willing to open your eyes and see?” —Dr. Terry Law, Founder and President of World Compassion “Finding Roses in the Dust is inspirational, heartwarming, educational, and captivating. I felt I was taken on a journey and a whole new world was opened to me.” —Wendy Mather, Missouri “Perhaps the last place you thought you would want to visit is Afghanistan. This book will take you there, and you will be glad you went! Through the eyes of a mom and wife, you will take off your blinders and learn to love its people. I’m glad I made the trip!” —David Stevens, MD, MA (ethics), CEO, CMDA

Font of Life

Ambrose, Augustine, and the Mystery of Baptism

Author: Garry Wills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199911899

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 7712


No two men were more influential in the early Church than Ambrose, the powerful Bishop of Milan, and Augustine, the philosopher from provincial Africa who would write The Confessions and The City of God. Different in background, they were also extraordinarily different in personality. In Font of Life, Garry Wills explores the remarkable moment when their lives intersected at one of the most important, yet rarely visited, sites in the Christian world. Hidden under the piazza of the Duomo in Milan lies part of the foundations of a fourth-century cathedral where, at dawn on Easter of 387, Augustine and a group of people seeking baptism gathered after an all-night vigil. Ambrose himself performed the sacrament and the catechumens were greeted by their fellows in the faith, which included Augustine's mother Monnica. Though the occasion had deep significance for the participants, this little cluster of devotees was unaware that they were creating the future of the Western church. Ambrose would go on to forge new liturgies, new forms of church music, and new chains of churches; Augustine would return to Africa to become Bishop of Hippo and one of the most influential writers of Christianity. Garry Wills uses the ancient baptistry to chronicle a pivotal chapter in the history of the Church, highlighting the often uncomfortable relationship between the two church fathers and exploring the mystery and meanings of the sacrament of baptism. In addition, he brings long overdue attention to an unjustly neglected landmark of early Christianity.

Dust Off

Army Aeromedical Evacuation in Vietnam

Author: Peter Dorland,James Nanney

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756710855


Page: 134

View: 2570


During a tour with The Historical Unit, U.S. Army Medical Dept., from 1974-1977, Peter Dorland, then a captain and a former Dust Off pilot in Vietnam, completed the basic research for this book and drafted a lengthy manuscript. In 1971, James Nanney, an editor at the U.S. Army Center of Military History conducted further research on Dust Off, reorganized and redrafted portions of the original manuscript, and added Chapter 4 and the Epilogue. Chapters include: the early years of medical evacuation, and the Korean War; birth of a tradition; the system matures; the pilot at work; from Tet 1968 to stand-down; statistics; doctrine and lessons learned; a historical perspective; and bibliography.

The Whispering of Bones

Author: Judith Rock

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101623144

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7717


“Rich with telling detail and a deep feeling for time and place,”* Judith Rock¹s historical mysteries are "a great mix of mystery, excitement and intrigue...a truly excellent series.”** Paris, 1687. The last thing Jesuit Charles du Luc and his elderly confessor expect to find in an ancient crypt is a newly murdered body. Even more troubling, the shock of discovering the victim—a young man about to enter their order—proves too much for Charles’s companion. Vowing justice, Charles wants nothing more than to discover the killer, but is unexpectedly restrained from investigation. At the same moment, a fellow soldier has also entered the Jesuit Novice House, bringing Charles’s worst battlefield secret back to haunt him. And when another Jesuit disappears from the college of Louis le Grand and Charles himself is attacked, he begins to wonder whether there might be something more sinister afoot. All signs point to someone targeting Jesuits—and not even an ex-soldier like Charles may be able to escape... READERS GUIDE INSIDE *Margaret Frazer, national bestselling author of The Apostate’s Tale **The Big Thrill

NKJV, The NKJV Study Bible, eBook

Second Edition

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418587389

Category: Bibles

Page: 2368

View: 3544


The NKJV Study Bible, Second Edition is the most comprehensive study Bible available! It has the most complete study system for pastors, teachers, or students who desire accurate study in God's Word. Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has "the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor." Thomas Nelson's skilled team of scholars has produced the study system to reach for when accurate study in God's Word is the goal. Features include: More than 15,000 verse-by-verse study notes 150 Bible times and culture notes 114 articles on key Bible doctrines 350 word studies with Strong's numbers "Christ in the Scriptures" feature Topical index Deluxe Nelson concordance Full-color maps Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles NKJV Study Bibles sold to date: More than 1.3 million The New King James Version® - More than 60 million copies sold

Register of Debates in Congress

Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress: [Dec. 6, 1824, to the First Session of the Twenty-fifth Congress, Oct. 16, 1837] Together with an Appendix, Containing the Most Important State Papers and Public Documents to which the Session Has Given Birth: to which are Added, the Laws Enacted During the Session, with a Copious Index to the Whole ..

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 8955


The Works of Whittier, Volume III (of VII) Anti-Slavery Poems and Songs of Labor and Reform

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842496362

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 3654


This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Left in the Dust

How Race and Politics Created a Human and Environmental Tragedy in L.A.

Author: Karen Piper

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466891688

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 1763


An intensely personal story crossed with a political potboiler, Left in the Dust is a unique and passionate account of the city of Los Angeles's creation, cover-up and inadequate attempts to repair a major environmental catastrophe. Owens River, which once fed Owens Lake, was diverted away from the lake to supply the faucets and sprinklers of Los Angeles. The dry lakebed now contains a dust saturated with toxic heavy metals, which are blown from the lake and inhaled by unsuspecting citizens throughout the Midwest, causing major health issues. Karen Piper, one of the victims who grew up breathing that dust, reveals the shocking truth behind this tragedy and examines how waste and pollution are often neglected to encourage urban growth, while poor, non-white, and rural areas are forgotten or sacrificed.

The Daily Walk Bible NLT

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414375342

Category: Bibles

Page: 1536

View: 9072


Take a walk. Change your world. Reading through the Bible is difficult. The Daily Walk Bible will help you complete the journey. Drawing from the rich resources of Walk Thru the Bible’s Daily Walk magazine, The Daily Walk Bible offers a simple daily reading plan and tools to help you complete the journey and see how the Bible fits together. Each day’s reading includes an overview to give you a bird’s-eye view of the day’s reading, several chapters from the Bible, an Insight offering an interesting fact from the day’s reading, and My Daily Walk—a short devotion to help you reflect on and apply a specific insight from the day’s reading. Every seventh day offers a pause on the journey as you are invited to Look Back over the readings from the previous week, Look Up to God, and Look Ahead to the reading to come. This edition features the clear and understandable New Living Translation.

Drawing In the Dust

Author: Zoe Klein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439117446

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6274


UNFORGETTABLE DEBUT NOVEL IS A RICHLY EVOCATIVE AND BOUNDLESS LOVE STORY THAT REVERBERATES FROM BIBLICAL TIMES TO THE MODERN WORLD. Brilliant archaeologist Page Brookstone has toiled at Israel’s storied battlegrounds of Megiddo for twelve years, yet none of the ancient remnants she has unearthed deliver the life-altering message she craves. Which is why she risks her professional reputation when a young Arab couple begs her to excavate beneath their home. Ibrahim and Naima Barakat claim the spirits of two lovers overwhelm everyone who enters with love and desire. As Page digs, she makes a miraculous discovery—the bones of the deeply troubled prophet Jeremiah locked in an eternal embrace with a mysterious woman. Buried with the entwined skeletons is a collection of scrolls that challenge centuries-old interpretations of the prophet’s story and create a worldwide fervor. Caught in a forbidden romance of her own, and under siege from religious zealots and relentless critics, Page endangers her life to share the lovers’ story with the world. But in doing so, she discovers she must let go of her own painful past. Called a “zesty debut” by Kirkus Reviews, Zoë Klein’s historically rich novel is a lyrical and unexpected journey as poignant and thought-provoking as the beloved bestsellers The Red Tent and People of the Book.

Lust in the Dust, A Memoir

Author: Barbara Stapel

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460228294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 4129


From being shipwrecked in the Caribbean at the age of 21, author Barbara Stapel weaves a spell-binding tale of adventure and romance set in exotic locales. Generously seasoned with humor and a cast of fascinating characters, Lust in the Dust, A Memoir chronicles moments in the author’s life in seven countries. From being padlocked into a 300-year-old house in the desert kingdom of Rajasthan, to her adventure with a treasure trove of hidden royal heirlooms in India, Barbara maintains a captive audience. A backdrop of palatial halls, the domain of royalty in the Arabian Gulf, sets the stage for the romance of a lifetime, while her time spent in some of Egypt’s poorest neighborhoods, exposes a very different world.

CCSS RI.7.3 Interactions in Text

Aligns to CCSS RI.7.3: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text.

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787708887

Category: Education

Page: 10

View: 9648


Fill in the gaps of your Common Core curriculum! Each ePacket has reproducible worksheets with questions, problems, or activities that correspond to the packet’s Common Core standard. Download and print the worksheets for your students to complete. Then, use the answer key at the end of the document to evaluate their progress. Look at the product code on each worksheet to discover which of our many books it came from and build your teaching library! This ePacket has 6 activities that you can use to reinforce the standard CCSS RI.7.3: Interactions in Text. To view the ePacket, you must have Adobe Reader installed. You can install it by going to http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

Thanks, Praise, Honor, and Glory to the Triune God for Leading and Guidance in Documenting Lead Poisoning in the Public Schools and the Obstructions of Justice in Order to Conceal the Indisputable Truths

Author: Diana R. Williams

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456793883

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 1173


School buildings in Maryland, Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, South Carolina, and throughout America that have chipping, peeling, and flaking lead-based paint on the interior and exterior are exposing our children and others to lead poisoning. Having renovations performed on these already lead hazardous schools without implementing the proper protective protocols to prevent millions of more microscopic lead dust particles from spreading only compounds the exposure to lead poisoning. Moreover, if these same lead hazardous school buildings, also, have their water supply flowing through leaded pipes, pipes that are connected with lead solder, or have leaded fixtures attached to the fountains, then, our leaders of tomorrow and others are ingesting even more lead poisoning through drinking lead-tainted water. This non-fiction book documents the truth that a Mathematics teacher, who has maintained her certification and accreditation in lead hazard evaluation and control since 1997 as a Repainting and Maintenance Supervisor, an Inspector Technician, a Lead Abatement Service Contractor, and thus, a Recognized Lead Expert by the Maryland Department of the Environment, identified four schools in Baltimore City that had either deteriorating, chipping, and flaking lead-based paint, major renovations that disturbed lead hazardous components and didnt have the proper protective protocols in place, or drinking water that was lead-contaminated. She attempted on numerous occasions to have the health hazards addressed and resolved. However, the powers that be only wanted to silence her and continue concealing the truth that for over a decade the custodians of these public schools, the owners, and others knowingly, willingly, and negligently exposed lives to lead poisoning. Moreover, the detailed, documented true findings from five Finders of Fact that substantiate that the powers that be retaliated against the messenger because she blew the whistle regarding the lead hazardous in these Baltimore City schools.