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A Strong West Wind

A Strong West Wind

A Memoir

  • Author: Gail Caldwell
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0307430472
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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In this exquisitely rendered memoir set on the high plains of Texas, Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell transforms into art what it is like to come of age in a particular time and place. A Strong West Wind begins in the 1950s in the wilds of the Texas Panhandle–a place of both boredom and beauty, its flat horizons broken only by oil derricks, grain elevators, and church steeples. Its story belongs to a girl who grew up surrounded by dust storms and cattle ranches and summer lightning, who took refuge from the vastness of the land and the ever-present wind by retreating into books. What she found there, from renegade women to men who lit out for the territory, turned out to offer a blueprint for her own future. Caldwell would grow up to become a writer, but first she would have to fall in love with a man who was every mother’s nightmare, live through the anguish and fire of the Vietnam years, and defy the father she adored, who had served as a master sergeant in the Second World War. A Strong West Wind is a memoir of culture and history–of fathers and daughters, of two world wars and the passionate rebellions of the sixties. But it is also about the mythology of place and the evolution of a sensibility: about how literature can shape and even anticipate a life. Caldwell possesses the extraordinary ability to illuminate the desires, stories, and lives of ordinary people. Written with humanity, urgency, and beautiful restraint, A Strong West Wind is a magical and unforgettable book, destined to become an American classic. From the Hardcover edition.

The Western Wind

The Western Wind

  • Author: Samantha Harvey
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473553598
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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15th century Oakham, in Somerset; a tiny village cut off by a big river with no bridge. When a man is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday, an explanation has to be found: accident, suicide or murder? The village priest, John Reve, is privy to many secrets in his role as confessor. But will he be able to unravel what happened to the victim, Thomas Newman, the wealthiest, most capable and industrious man in the village? And what will happen if he can’t? Moving back in time towards the moment of Thomas Newman’s death, the story is related by Reve – an extraordinary creation, a patient shepherd to his wayward flock, and a man with secrets of his own to keep. Through his eyes, and his indelible voice, Harvey creates a medieval world entirely tangible in its immediacy.

Expose and Uproot

Expose and Uproot

Doing Targeted Prayer Warfare

  • Author: Onyechi Daniel
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1468504118
  • Category: Religion
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Satan will like to stop you from reading this book in which his schemes have been exposed in great detail. The revelations in this book will make the kingdom of darkness vulnerable to the onslaught of prayer-warriors. It is not enough to pray 'generally' against satanic devices, but doing targeted prayer warfare against different satanic devices is the sure way to devastate Satan's kingdom. You must read this book. Believe it and practice its truth. Pray the prayers that will turn around all your captivities and the bondage experienced in your environment now! Exposing Satanic Devices series will come in volumes. Each volume is packaged as a complete and separate book which can be appreciated with or without reference to previous or subsequent volumes. However, reading through all the volumes in the series will be a more complete study in dealing with varied satanic devices.

The American Journal of Science

The American Journal of Science

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393063828
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
  • View: 1897
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The inspiration for the major new motion picture starring Russell Crowe. The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.

The Living Bible

The Living Bible

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1414362498
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 1184
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Celebrating 40 years and over 40 million lives touched, Tyndale is releasing The Living Bible as an eBook. The Living Bible is a paraphrase of the Old and New Testaments. Its purpose is to say as exactly as possible what the writers of the Scriptures meant, and to say it simply, expanding where necessary for a clear understanding by the modern reader.

Trip to the West and Texas

Trip to the West and Texas

Comprising a Journey of Eight Thousand Miles, Through New-York, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, in the Autumn and Winter of 1834-5 : Interspersed with Anecdotes, Incidents and Observations

  • Author: Amos Andrew Parker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Chicago (Ill.)
  • Page: 276
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Western Region

Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Western Region

Western Region

  • Author: Robert Beymer,Louis Dzierzak
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press
  • ISBN: 0899974600
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 288
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Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime with thousands of lakes and streams, over 1,200 miles of canoe routes, 160 miles of portage trails, and 2,000 campsites--all part of a true paddler's paradise. This companion volume to the Eastern Region edition has been fully updated by area journalist Dzierzak, with trip descriptions and full coverage of 50-plus entry points and routes.

New Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia

New Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia

  • Author: Sally-Anne Lambert
  • Publisher: WE International Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780473111984
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 832
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Words from Williams Māori to English dictionary used but arranged by topic, including Our selves, Our world and Our bodies etc., including Māori words that are equal to English phrases. Also includes an alphabetical index in English.

More Than a Memoir

More Than a Memoir

  • Author: Nelson J. Leonard
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 159926790X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 423
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In this unusual autobiography you will find the full story of a life spanning much of the twentieth century. Selective reading will disclose How a teacher/scientist may develop The importance of focus and integrity The fascination of doing chemical and biochemical research with students and colleagues The excitement of discovery and of facing new challenges Personal details about family life and friendships Career choices and diversions Plus In the 23 (!) appendices, you will find details concerning Other activities attendant upon a career in science The influence of conferences, symposia, and international scientific connections The coworkers who built the reputation of the author

Selected College Poems

Selected College Poems

  • Author: Sengupta, A. (ed.),A. (ed.)
  • Publisher: Orient Blackswan
  • ISBN: 9788125003830
  • Category:
  • Page: 136
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Selected College Poems presents a cross-section of English language poetry suitable for the undergraduate General English course. While the major part of the anthology consists of British poetry from Shakespeare to Dylan Thomas, a few selected American and Indian poets have also been included. Each poem is preceded by an introductory note on the poet and the poem in particular and is followed by detailed explanatory notes.

A Life Outdoors

A Life Outdoors

Essays on Hunting, Gathering and Country Living in the 21st Century

  • Author: Robert D. Sopuck
  • Publisher: FriesenPress
  • ISBN: 1460245288
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 232
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The 21st Century is a time of profound and wrenching change. The phrase “stop the world, I want to get off” never seemed more appropriate. Robert Sopuck caught his first fish at age 4 in the presence of his father. That fish set off a lifetime of exploration of the natural world. He and his bride, the inestimable Caroline, live on 480 acres of wild land south of Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park. This book is about their way of life as modern country people who have developed a profound relationship with the land, wildlife, and the ecosystem that supports them. This book describes a way of living with Nature via detailed, funny, informative, and sometimes poignant essays. The first essay, “It All Started with This Fish,” describes the beginning of this journey while the second last, “Hunting with Dad” describes his emotions while speaking at his father’s funeral about their shared outdoor experiences that made him who he is. In between there are hunting stories, “how to” essays on wild food preparation, and descriptions of unique wildlife experiences. “A Life Outdoors” will show the reader that there is a way of life “out there” that is authentic, joyous, and profound.

Awake, My Heart

Awake, My Heart

Daily Devotional Studies for the Year

  • Author: J. Sidlow Baxter
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • ISBN: 9780825493690
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
  • View: 8679
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With more than one million copies in print, this devotional continues to encourage readers. "This is a rich mine of information and inspiration." --Moody Magazine"

Publications

Publications

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Boy Scouts Handbook

Boy Scouts Handbook

Original 1911 Edition

  • Author: Boy Scouts of America
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1616081988
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 448
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A reprint of the first Boy Scouts handbook from 1911 covers woodcraft, camping, signs and signaling, first aid, chivalry, and games.

The Red Baron

The Red Baron

  • Author: Manfred Von Richthofen
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473819598
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
  • View: 3549
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Manfred von Richthofen - the Red Baron - was the most celebrated fighter pilot of the First World War, and was holder of the Blue Max, Pour le Mérite, Germany's highest military decoration. He was credited with 80 victories in the air, before being shot down in disputed circumstances aged 26. In this autobiography Richthofen tells not only his own story but also that of his contemporaries, their duels in the sky, ever present danger, fame, honour and spiralling death.

Across Thibet

Across Thibet

Being a Translation of De Paris Au Tonkin ... Travers Le Tibet Inconnu

  • Author: Gabriel Bonvalot,C. B. Pitman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108046347
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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In this two-volume 1891 work, French explorer Bonvalot describes an expedition across Tibet to Hanoi in French Indochina.

Time's Telescope

Time's Telescope

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Almanacs, English
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Cinnlae Amhlaoibh

Cinnlae Amhlaoibh

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Ireland
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United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set

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  • Publisher: N.A
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