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

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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

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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?

Honor in the Dust

Author: Karen Stokes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692350065

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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South Carolina, 1865. The army of General Sherman has ravaged the state, and Captain John Hutchinson comes home from the war to find his world-and a way of life-in ashes. He struggles to work his plantation lands again, all the while anxious about a wounded brother wavering between life and death, and though tempted to despair, he finds a source of hope and strength when he falls in love with Emma DuBose. This beautiful young woman soon becomes the center of his life, but their happiness is threatened when John learns of a shocking crime committed at his plantation by enemy soldiers and kept secret from him for months.Embittered by a futile pursuit for justice, John finally reveals the terrible news to Emma, unaware that she is haunted by the memory of her own deadly and brutal encounter during the war. Together, they must find the faith and courage to face an uncertain future and overcome the horrors of the past.

Honor Harrington: Die Ehre der Königin

Author: David Weber

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838722671

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Der Planet Grayson spielt eine Schlüsselrolle im Konflikt zwischen Manticore und der Volksrepublik Haven. Das Außenministerium Ihrer Majestät der Königin übersieht jedoch eine "unbedeutende kulturelle Besonderheit", als es Honor Harrington beauftragt, auf Grayson für Ruhe und Ordnung zu sorgen: Dort besitzen Frauen weder Recht noch Stand; die bloße Anwesenheit Honors ist ein unerträglicher Affront. Jede andere Frau hätte sehr viel früher aufgegeben, doch dann startet Graysons Nachbarplanet eine Attacke und Honor muss bleiben, nicht nur um ihre Ehre zu verteidigen, sondern auch die ihrer Königin...

Der Teufel von Blackwood Hall

Author: Julia London

Publisher: CORA Verlag

ISBN: 3733761871

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Ein höchst verwegener Plan: Die schöne Grace Cabot hat sich zu einem verschwiegenen Rendezvous mit dem vermögenden Lord Amherst verabredet. Durch eine kompromittierende Situation will sie ihn zur Ehe zwingen und so den Ruin von ihrer Familie abwenden. Und kaum betritt sie den dunklen Raum, spürt sie seinen hungrigen Mund, heiße Hände und das Reißen des Stoffs über ihren Brüsten ... Doch als das Licht angeht, sieht sie schockiert, wer sie da schamlos verführt hat: nicht der charmante Lord Amherst, sondern sein düsterer Bruder Jeffrey, Earl of Merryton! Man sagt, er sei mit dem Teufel im Bunde - und ihn muss Grace nun heiraten!

Ein Junge namens Weihnacht

Roman

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430931

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Die absolut wahre Geschichte des Weihnachtsmanns - vom Bestsellerautoren Matt Haig Wie war das eigentlich, als der Weihnachtsmann noch ein Junge war? Er hieß Nikolas, wuchs in großer Armut mitten in Finnland in einer kleinen Holzhütte auf – und dies ist seine wahre Geschichte. Der elfjährige Nikolas begibt sich allein auf eine gefährliche Reise an den Nordpol, um seinen Vater zu finden. Er besteht haarsträubende Abenteuer, begegnet fliegenden Rentieren, einer Elfe, einem gewalttätigen Troll – und er stellt fest: Wichtel gibt es wirklich! In ihm reift ein Entschluss: Er will die Welt zu einem glücklicheren Ort machen. Wie er dieses Ziel erreicht und wie er dabei zum Weihnachtsmann wird – das verrät dieses Buch.

Die englische Freundin

Roman

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641127823

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Als die Sklavenfrage Amerika entzweite – ein großer Frauenroman von Bestsellerautorin Tracy Chevalier Die junge Quäkerin Honor verlässt 1850 aus Liebeskummer ihre Heimat, um in Amerika ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft wird sie von einer harten Realität eingeholt, die Frage der Sklaverei spaltet die Nation. Zu ihrer einzigen Vertrauten wird die temperamentvolle Hutmacherin Belle. Dass sich ausgerechnet der Sklavenjäger Donovan für Honor interessiert, bringt sie in eine schwierige Lage, und sie muss sich zwischen schönen Worten und mutigem Handeln entscheiden.

Verletzlichkeit macht stark

Wie wir unsere Schutzmechanismen aufgeben und innerlich reich werden

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Kailash Verlag

ISBN: 3641106788

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Selbstliebe statt Perfektionismus In einer Welt, in der die Furcht zu versagen zur zweiten Natur geworden ist, erscheint Verletzlichkeit als gefährlich. Doch das Gegenteil ist der Fall: Die renommierte Psychologin Brené Brown zeigt, dass Verletzlichkeit der Ort ist, wo Liebe, Zugehörigkeit, Freude und Kreativität entstehen. Unter ihrer behutsamen Anleitung erforschen wir unsere Ängste und entwickeln eine machtvolle neue Vision, die uns ermutigt, Großes zu wagen.

Finding Roses in the Dust

A Journey to a New Perspective

Author: Erin Brynn

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449795064

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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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

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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.

Thirteen Soldiers

A Personal History of Americans at War

Author: John McCain,Mark Salter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476759677

Category: History

Page: 384

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A personal history of war from bestselling authors John McCain and Mark Salter, told through the stories of thirteen remarkable American soldiers who fought in the nation’s major military conflicts, from the Revolution of 1776 through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and a long-time student of history, John McCain brings a distinctive perspective to the experience of war. With Mark Salter, Thirteen Soldiers tells the stories of real soldiers who personify valor, obedience, enterprise, and love. You’ll meet Joseph Plumb Martin, who at the tender age of fifteen fought in the Revolutionary War; Charles Black, a freeborn African American sailor in the War of 1812; and Sam Chamberlain, of the Mexican American War, whose life inspired novelist Cormac McCarthy. Then there’s Oliver Wendell Holmes, an aristocratic idealist disillusioned by the Civil War, and Littleton “Tony” Waller, court-martialed for refusing to massacre Filipino civilians. Each story illustrates a particular aspect of war, such as Mary Rhoads, an Army reservist forever changed by an Iraqi scud missile attack during the Persian Gulf War; Monica Lin Brown, a frontline medic in rural Afghanistan who saved several lives in a convoy ambush; and Michael Monsoor, a Navy SEAL, who smothered a grenade before it could detonate on his men in Iraq. From their acts of self-sacrifice to their astonishing valor in the face of unimaginable danger, these “inspirational accounts of thirteen Americans who fought in various wars…aptly reveal humanizing moments in such theaters of cruelty” (Publishers Weekly).

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

Dust Off

Army Aeromedical Evacuation in Vietnam

Author: Peter Dorland,James Nanney

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756710855

Category:

Page: 134

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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

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“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

MEV Bible Thinline Reference

Modern English Version

Author: Passio

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1629982180

Category: Bibles

Page: 1184

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The Beauty of the Past with Clarity for Today This Thinline Reference Bible is small, lightweight, and perfect for your Bible study, reading, and devotions. Beautiful and easy to carry, it is ideal for use at home or at church and includes study tools such as: Cross-references Parallel references Concordance Words of Jesus in red Four-color maps Clear. Reverent. Accurate.