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A Year in the Village of Eternity

A Year in the Village of Eternity

  • Author: Tracey Lawson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408809990
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 384
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Part escape-to-the-sun travelogue, part cookbook, this is a vibrant and visually stunning exploration of the extraordinary Italian village of Campodimele.

A Year in the World

A Year in the World

Journeys of A Passionate Traveller

  • Author: Frances Mayes
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 9780767923972
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 304
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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA The author who unforgettably captured the experience of starting a new life in Tuscany in bestselling travel memoirs expands her horizons to immerse herself—and her readers—in the sights, aromas, and treasures of twelve new special places. A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes—a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. An ideal travel companion, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs. With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, the British Isles, and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, the South of Italy, and North Africa. In Andalucía, she relishes the intersection of cultures. She cooks in Portugal, gathers ideas in the gardens of England and Scotland, takes a literary pilgrimage to Burgundy, discovers an ideal place to live in Mantova, and explores the essential Moroccan city of Fez. She rents houses among ordinary residents, shops at neighborhood markets, wanders the back streets, and everywhere contemplates the concept of home. While in Greece, she follows the classic Homeric voyage across the Aegean, lives in a bougainvillea-draped stone house in Crete, and then drives deep into the Mani. In Turkey with friends, she sails the ancient coast, hiking to archaeological sites and snorkeling over sunken Byzantine towns. Weaving together personal perceptions and informed commentary on art, architecture, history, landscape, and social and culinary traditions of each area, Mayes brings the immediacy of life in her temporary homes to the reader. An illuminating and passionate book that will be savored by all who loved Under the Tuscan Sun, A Year in the World is travel writing at its peak. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia

Rhode Island's Mill Villages

Rhode Island's Mill Villages

Simmonsville, Pocasset, Olneyville, and Thornton

  • Author: Joe Fuoco
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738564142
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Rhode Islandas Mill Villages is a fascinating visual history of the development and evolution of over 150 years of life in Simmonsville, Pocasset, Olneyville, and Thornton. Some 200 rare and historic photographs are coupled with detailed and informative captions that immerse the reader in the daily lives and environments of these communities. In the years surrounding the Civil War, European immigrants and textile workers came to Rhode Island to work in the stateas mills. Soon, villages and neighborhoods formed around these mills, creating unique and closely knit communities in which the wealthy families who owned and operated the mills lived side by side with those who labored for them. The photographs presented here offer a glimpse at the development of these familial communities that are such an integral part in the history of both Rhode Island and the United States.

Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity

Book Three of The Century Trilogy

  • Author: Ken Follett
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698160576
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1120
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Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion. In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but a much more personal battle of his own. . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

The History of India, as Told by Its Own Historians

The History of India, as Told by Its Own Historians

The Muhammadan Period

  • Author: Henry Miers Elliot,John Dowson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108055877
  • Category: History
  • Page: 590
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This extensive eight-volume work was first published between 1867 and 1877 by the linguist John Dowson (1820-81) from the manuscripts of the colonial administrator and scholar Sir Henry Miers Elliot (1808-53). Before his death, hoping to bolster British colonial ideology, Elliot had intended to evaluate scores of Arabic and Persian historians of India, believing that his translations would demonstrate the violence of the Muslim rulers and 'make our native subjects more sensible of the immense advantages accruing to them under the mildness and the equity of our rule'. Volume 5 charts the end of the Afghan dynasty in 1526 and most of the reign of Akbar, as frankly recounted in Abd-ul-Qadir Bada'uni's Muntakhab-ut-Tawarikh (1595). It also includes chronicles of the rule of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun (1508-56), and the Tarikh-i-Akbari. The appendices contain Elliot's notes on aspects of Indian culture.

The Death of Eternity

The Death of Eternity

  • Author: Adamu Kyuka Usman
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466942541
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 372
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Tibor, a Hungarian eco activist, has some shocking news for the residents of the West African village of Nunsa: they are at the centre of a new Bermuda Triangle in which industrial pollution, HIV/AIDS, and terrorism combined to create an environment from which no one may escape alive. In Hungary, Tibor has problemsa frustrated girlfriend, a wayward brother, and the mysterious whereabouts of his mothers corpse. But these are dwarfed by the daunting mission he undertakes in Africa. Tibor becomes a messiah figurethe strange white manand leads them in a struggle against global industry. Faced with ignorance, corruption, and assassination plots, Tibor must adopt increasingly extreme methods. But how far is he prepared to go in his campaign of terror? Is terrorism the only means of change? Will even that be enough to prevent the ultimate threat to all living creaturesthe death of eternity?

We Live and Move and Have Our Being

We Live and Move and Have Our Being

  • Author: Erna Suse (Suderman) Friesen
  • Publisher: FriesenPress
  • ISBN: 146020316X
  • Category: Mennonites
  • Page: 272
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The book reflects my personal and cultural transitions. I highlight my great good fortune to have been born during the depression of Mennonite immigrant parents and as a consequence enjoyed the benefits of living in wonderful Canada. My life as an individual, is of necessity, in the context of the life and experiences of those who came before and the sacrifices and crucial decisions made by them. For that reason, family and general historical information is included. Life is always lived in a social context and so a description of my family and friends and their contributions and influences are essential. Family has been at the heart of my life's experience. Work contributes so much of life's meaning and purpose. A reflection on work and community involvement is part of this narrative. Seniority in years adds the dimensions of reflection and, hopefully, insight and appreciation of the spiritual legacy of my Mennonite heritage.

The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Methodist Church
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The Cabinet of Instruction,literature,and Amusement

The Cabinet of Instruction,literature,and Amusement

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Periodicals
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The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral, & Philosophical Knowledge

The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral, & Philosophical Knowledge

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