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War, Revolution, and Peace in Russia: The Passages of Frank Golder, 1914-1927 (Hoover Archival Documentaries)
By Bertrand M. Patenaude, Terrence Emmons. 1992
The American historian Frank Golder (1877–1929) was an eyewitness to some of the most historic events in modern Russian history.…He was in St. Petersburg when tsarist Russia entered World War I in 1914. He returned to the city—now Petrograd—eleven days before the fall of Nicholas II in 1917 and witnessed the February Revolution that overthrew Russia's autocracy. He served as a relief worker and unofficial political observer for the US government during the Great Famine of 1921. In later visits, he beheld the changes in Soviet society after the death of Lenin. Golder faithfully recorded his impressions in diaries and letters, now in the holdings of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. His writings from Russia detail the dramatic events he observed, from the final years of the Romanov dynasty to the beginnings of Stalinism. Among the events he describes are encounters with key figures in the Russian Revolution, backdoor negotiations between Washington and Moscow on the issues of trade and political recognition, and meetings with prominent Russian ÉmigrÉs from which learned the fate of the old-regime intelligentsia. Golder's writings provide a firsthand account of the tumultuous events that transformed Russian politics, society, and culture.
Lost Cosmonauts, The
By Ken Hunt. 2018
Fraught with fatal mishaps and disastrous near misses, the missions of the space race between the Soviet Union and the…United States defined an era and exemplified the global socio-political conflict of the Cold War. The Lost Cosmonauts by Ken Hunt is an elegy to humanity's fledgling efforts to explore outer space, and to those who lost their lives in pursuit of this goal.This wide-ranging collection of poems looks deep into the largely unexplored cosmos for experiences of the sublime, not only in celestial bodies and mythical figures among the stars, but also in those astronauts and cosmonauts who dared to explore them.
Asperfell (Asperfell Trilogy #1)
By Jamie Thomas. 2020
2020 Fantasy Book of the Year Winner -INDIES Awards Top Ten Best Debut Speculative Fiction Novels of 2020 -Booklist "A…haunting and beautifully written gothic tale." -Natalie Jenner, internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society “Sure to win over fantasy readers.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review) Only the darkest and most dangerous of Mages are sentenced to pass through the gate to Asperfell. Not one has ever returned. Briony never dreamed she might set foot in the otherworldly prison. She was, after all, neither Mage nor criminal. She was simply her father’s little whirlwind—fingers smudged with ink, dresses caked with mud—forever lost in a book or the spirit-haunted woods surrounding her family’s country estate. But Briony always had a knack for showing up where she was least expected. Only by braving the gate of Asperfell could Briony hope to find the true heir to the throne of Tiralaen and save her kingdom from civil war. And so, she plunges into a world of caged madmen and demented spirits, of dark magic and cryptic whispers... and of a bleak and broken prince with no interest in being rescued. Hauntingly beautiful and lavishly told, Asperfell is a must-read for fans of Jane Austen who always wished she’d dabbled in blood magic. Book two of the Asperfell Trilogy - The Forest Kingdom - is now available!
By Michael Nardone. 2018
The Ritualites is Michael Nardone's book-length poem–the first in a series of planned works–on the sonic topography of North America.Composed…at sites all across the continent—from Far Rockaway to the Olympic Peninsula, Great Bear Lake to the Gulf of California—the book documents the poet’s listening amid our public exchanges, mediated ambiances, and itinerant intimacies. The Ritualites is a series of linguistic rituals that shift, page to page, through a range of forms and genres—a rhapsodic text for occasional singing and a best-selling thriller, a self-help guide and sabotage manual, a score for solo performance and a cacophony of voices.
By Ilona Andrews. 2015
***The stories in this anthology have been previously published*** Now collected for the first time, an irresistible compilation of five…previously published stories by the bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series; including Kate's very first meeting with Saiman, some related adventures, and two unforgettable 'outside' excursions. A QUESTIONABLE CLIENT - In this 'intro' to the Kate Daniels world, we meet the extremely 'shifty' Saiman for the very first time, when Kate takes on the task of serving as his bodyguard to protect him from some very determined--and dangerous--Russian wizards. RETRIBUTION CLAUSE - Saiman's cousin, Adam--a frost giant and also an insurance adjuster--and his enigmatic partner, Siroun, set out on an impossible mission to enforce a client's Retribution Clause; that is, to kill the person who killed her. But is their target even guilty? Magic and mayhem and a little personal chemistry will reveal the truth! OF SWINE AND ROSES - A young adult story about a girl, a pig, some magic, and the worst date ever. Chad Thurman is a thug, who carries brass knuckles in both pockets and lays magic traps for intruders into "his" neighborhood. The last thing Alena Kornov wants to do is to go on the date with him. But when her family pressures her, she can't say no. Now the ice-cream is absent, the pig is running for its life, and we won't even mention the dead guy... GRACE OF SMALL MAGICS - Grace has always known she wasn't like everyone else and that her family has magic abilities. After flying to meet the head of Clan Dreoch in order to fulfill her families' "duties" as servants, Grace finds herself in the middle of a mage clan war... MAGIC TESTS - A short story in the Kate Daniels universe. Kate recruits her teenage ward, Julie, to search out a missing student whose location spell has her hidden somewhere on campus...
The Normans: Power, Conquest and Culture in 11th Century Europe
By Judith A. Green. 2022
A bold new history of the rise and expansion of the Norman Dynasty across Europe from Byzantium to England In…the eleventh century the climate was improving, population was growing, and people were on the move. The Norman dynasty ranged across Europe, led by men who achieved lasting fame like William the Conqueror and Robert Guiscard. These figures cultivated an image of unstoppable Norman success and their victories make for a great story, but how much of it is true? In this insightful history, Judith Green challenges old certainties and explores the reality of Norman life across the continent. There were many soldiers of fortune, but their successes were down to timing, good luck, and ruthless leadership. Green shows the Normans&’ profound impact, from drastic change in England to laying the foundations for unification in Sicily, to their contribution to the First Crusade. Going beyond the familiar, she looks at personal dynastic relationships and the important part women played in what at first sight seems a resolutely masculine world.
Welding Level 1 Trainee Guide
By Nccer. 2010
This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and…a whole lot more! Key content includes Welding Safety, Oxyfuel Cutting, Plasma Arc Cutting, Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging, Base Metal Preparation, Weld Quality, SMAW ― Equipment and Safety, Shielded Metal Arc Electrodes, SMAW ― Beads and Fillet Welds, Joint Fit-Up and Alignment, SMAW ― Groove Welds and Backing, and SMAW ― Open V-Groove Welds.
Valley of the Dolls
By Jacqueline Susann. 2016
At a time when women were destined to become housewives, Jacqueline Susann let us dream. Anne, Neely, and Jennifer become…best friends as struggling young women in New York City trying to make their mark. Eventually, they climb their way to the top of the entertainment industry only to find that there’s no place left to go but down, into the Valley of the Dolls.
Transforming Learning With New Technologies
By Robert Maloy, Ruth-Ellen Verock, Sharon Edwards, Torrey Trust. 2021
A guide to transforming classrooms into technology-infused places of learning Transforming Learning with New Technologies demonstrates the limitless ways teachers…and students can use laptops, smartphones, coding, serious learning games, and many more new and emerging technologies to create highly interactive, inquiry-based teaching and learning experiences in K—12 schools. Focusing on the day-to-day realities of elementary and secondary schools, each chapter addresses the needs of future educators. <p><p>The authors provide thoughtful perspectives, instructional examples, descriptions of technology tools and apps, and technology-integrated lesson plans from across the curriculum and for all grade levels as starting points for new teachers to use in developing technology-based learning for students. <p><p>The 4th Edition has been substantially revised and updated, featuring chapters aligned to the newest ISTE standards and material on the latest highly interactive technologies and strategies for teaching and learning.
Tolkien Dogmatics: Theology Through Mythology With the Maker of Middle-Earth
By Austin M. Freeman. 2022
J. R. R. Tolkien was many things: English Catholic, father and husband, survivor of two world wars, Oxford professor, and…author. But he was also a theologian. Tolkien’s writings exhibit a coherent theology of God and his works, but Tolkien did not present his views with systematic arguments. Rather, he expressed theology through story. <p><p> In Tolkien Dogmatics, Austin M. Freeman inspects Tolkien’s entire corpus―The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and beyond―as a window into his theology. In his stories, lectures, and letters, Tolkien creatively and carefully engaged with his Christian faith. Tolkien Dogmatics is a comprehensive manual of Tolkien’s theological thought arranged in traditional systematic theology categories, with sections on God, revelation, creation, evil, Christ and salvation, the church, and last things. Through Tolkien’s imagination, we reencounter our faith.
I Refused to Leave the 'Hood
By Cloves C Campbell. 2002
Long Vowels (Bob Books Set #5)
By Bobby Lynn Maslen, John R. Maslen. 1987
Bob Books Set 5 - Long Vowels introduces the important new skills of long vowels and the magical silent e.…These two new concepts stimulate your reader by opening the door to longer stories and more complex spellings. Children's reading vocabularies grow quickly as they finish the longer stories in eight books, 16 to 24 pages. <p><p> Set 5 includes the most complex words and sentences of any of the Bob Books series, building upon earlier reading skills learned in Bob Books Sets 1 - 4. Once your child has mastered Set 5, he or she will be ready to move on to reading chapter books. It's an exciting, transformative moment that you will share with your child.
Word Families (Bob Books Set #3)
By Bobby Lynn Maslen, John R. Maslen. 1996
Bob Books Set 3 adds something new for young readers. Consonant blends gently introduce new concepts to the progressing reader.…Consistent vowel sounds and lots of three-letter-word practice mean your child continues to enjoy reading success. In addition to eight story books, two Activity Books are included, designed to entice youngsters to read, write, and solve puzzles.
Advancing Beginners (Bob Books Set #2)
By Bobby Lynn Maslen, John R. Maslen. 2006
Bob Books Set 2-Advancing Beginners continues to build reading skills. Use of three-letter words and consistent vowel sounds in slightly…longer stories build confidence. Children love the hilarious (and sometimes mischievous) stories and pictures. These twelve books, filled with fun, drama, and surprise keep interest high for even the youngest readers.
Beginning Readers (Bob Books Set #1)
By Bobby Lynn Maslen, John R. Maslen. 1976
The Bob Books boxed set that started it all! This iconic phonics-based learn-to-read set has sold millions of copies, allowing…children around the world to say with pride, “I read the whole book!”® <p><p>Many early reader books contain words that are too difficult for a child who has just learned the sounds of the alphabet. Not these books! With only four letter sounds in the first story (M, A, T, and S), children can read a whole book and their confidence grows. Kids love the stories and funny pictures, and can’t wait to read these books to everyone they know!
Animal Stories: Stage 2, Emerging Reader (Bob Books)
By Lynn Maslen Kertell, Katie Kath. 2019
A brand-new Bob Books boxed set featuring 12 easy-to-read stories about silly animal characters, and introducing a new illustrator! Bob…Books Animal Stories includes twelve easy-to-read and humorous books, all featuring silly animal characters! From a pig who is a picky eater to a rabbit who loves playing chess, these charming and relatable stories will engage young readers while they practice their reading skills. <p><p>One-syllable words using consistent short vowels build confidence while longer animal names and sight words sprinkled throughout add just the right amount of challenge. Perfect for kids in kindergarten and first grade!
Introduction to Proteins shows how proteins can be analyzed in multiple ways. It refers to the roles of proteins and…enzymes in diverse contexts and everyday applications, including medical disorders, drugs, toxins, chemical warfare, and animal behavior. This edition includes a brand-new chapter on enzymatic catalysis and biochemistry, an in-depth discussion of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), and a wider-scale description of methods for studying proteins.
A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Contemporary Search for Pleasure: The Turning of the Screw
By Vaia Tsolas, Christine Anzieu-Premmereur. 2024
This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores the malaise of the contemporary individual by returning the economic point of view of…Freudian thinking, the concept of satisfaction, libido, and pleasure–unpleasure principle to their rightful place as the motivating forces of human existence. For Freud, pleasure stands apart from other human experiences, side by side with unpleasure, always a bonus in the search for satisfaction of the pleasure principle and beyond. Along with libido, emotional fulfillment, and the capacities for sublimation and play, pleasure has not been given enough attention in the psychoanalytic literature. The editors of this book address this lack and highlight the importance of examining today’s social and individual malaise through these specific lenses of inquiry. It is particularly timely and important today to address this lack, and thereby examine the impact of the social phenomena of the pandemic, the crises of ideals and virtuality on the subject who feels in a state of constant emergency, overwhelmed, addicted, and delibidinalized. With contributions from across psychoanalysis, this book is essential reading for psychoanalysts in training and in practice who want to understand how the modern world has shaped our understanding of pleasure.
Carl Weber's Kingpins: Penthouse View
By Zari. 2023
Selling weed and then running her own robbing crew that targeted drug dealers was how Shantana Phillips gained her entry…into the Atlanta drug market. Their motto was, "Why buy drugs when you can steal them?" While Shantana and her crew are celebrating in South Beach after their biggest hit ever, the ambitious and power-hungry Shantana meets a Colombian importer looking for a new distributor for the Atlanta market. During a trip to Cali, Colombia, he promises to take her program to the next level. All she has to do is eliminate his old distributor in that market. Once the brutal deed is done and Shantana has the power, she decides not to stop at just the old distributor. Why not ruthlessly eliminate all of her competition and have it all? When Shantana has finally gotten everything she ever wanted, a mistake from her past threatens to bring it all crashing down around her.
Exploring Outremer Volume II: Studies in Crusader Archaeology in Honour of Adrian J. Boas (Crusades - Subsidia)
By Rabei G. Khamisy, Rafael Y. Lewis, Vardit R. Shotten-Hallel. 2023
This collection is published in the Crusades Subsidia series in honour of Professor Adrian J. Boas, an archaeologist, historian and…scholar who has contributed widely and significantly to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages. Professor Boas’ research encompasses the archaeology of the Latin East, military orders with particular emphasis on the Teutonic Order, material culture, architecture and medieval art, historiography, and not least, the Crusades and the Latin East. Exploring Outremer Volume II is a collection of 15 original essays by the leading scholars in the field on the history and archaeology of the Latin East. It covers aspects dealing with the history, archaeology, architecture and function of several castles and fortifications in the Latin Kingdom, and presents new studies on the material, including pottery, numismatics and many other finds. In addition, it includes a chapter dealing with landscape archaeology. This book will appeal to researchers and students alike interested in the Kingdom of Jerusalem and Duchies of Edessa and Antioch, as well as the Crusades and Crusading Orders.