Brothers Beyond the Sea

National Socialism in Canada


Author: Jonathan F. Wagner

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 155458812X

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 6990

During the years 1933 to 1939, a pro-Nazi movement developed in Canada. With the support of the German National Socialist Party, Canadian pro-Nazi institutions were formed: clubs, rallies, schools, and newspapers. The movement ended in failure. The author analyzes the reasons for the formation and decline of the National Socialist Party in Canada, describing in the process the general characteristics of the German community in Canada, the extent of Nazi activity in this country, and the influence of the Canadian environment on the movement. The book, well researched and carefully documented, is an original contribution to Canadian history of the 1930s.

The Great Archons


Author: Ghassan Jabali


ISBN: 1483401979

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 378

View: 9211

Darkness looms over Eastern Rogal. The spirits are fading, the bandits are conquering and kingdoms are crumbling. Nicolas, Justin and Dorothy must protect their families when their city, Benith, is destroyed by the Bandit Clans. After terrible struggles to survive in the Warua Forest, they join the Order of Light and learn magic. Their quest to defeat the Bandit Kings takes an unexpected turn when the spirits declare them Chosen, destined to destroy the Spirit of Calamity. From terrifying wolvans, monstrous demons, cruel bandits and the curse of the elves, Nicolas, Justin and Dorothy must overcome all obstacles or lose everything. The rise of the Archons is a story about war, struggle and hope. Ghassan Jabali is an aspiring novelist who has written various stories on fantasy, drama and science fiction. His first book, The Great Archons, was originally written when he was only 16 years old. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and studies to get his Bachelor's Degree in English.

How Silent Were the Churches?

Canadian Protestantism and the Jewish Plight during the Nazi Era


Author: Alan Davies,Marilyn F. Nefsky

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554586666

Category: History

Page: 195

View: 3775

Winner of the 1997 Jewish Book Committee award for scholarship on a Canadian Jewish subject. Ever since Abella and Troper (None Is too Many, 1982) exposed the anti-Semitism behind Canada’s refusal to allow Jewish escapees from the Third Reich to immigrate, the Canadian churches have been under a shadow. Were the churches silent or largely silent, as alleged, or did they speak? In How Silent Were the Churches? a Jew and a Christian examine the Protestant record. Old letters, sermons and other church documents yield a profile of contemporary Protestant attitudes. Countless questions are raised — How much anti-Semitism lurked in Canadian Protestantism? How much pro-German feeling? How accurately did the churches of Canada read the signs of the times? Or did they bury their heads in the sand? Davies and Nefsky discover some surprising answers. The theologies and the historical and ethnic configurations of Protestant Canada, encompassing religious communities from the United Church to the Quakers, are brought into relief against the background of the Great Depression, the rise of fascism in Europe and the resurgence of nativism in Canadian society. The authors conclude their study with an evaluation of the limits to Protestant influence in Canada and the dilemmas faced by religious communities and persons of conscience when confronted by the realities of power.

Brothers and Strangers

Black Zion, Black Slavery, 1914–1940


Author: Ibrahim Sundiata

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822385295

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 5024

Unprecedented in scope and detail, Brothers and Strangers is a vivid history of how the mythic Africa of the black American imagination ran into the realities of Africa the place. In the 1920s, Marcus Garvey—convinced that freedom from oppression was not possible for blacks in the Americas—led the last great African American emigrationist movement. His U.S.-based Universal Negro Improvement Association worked with the Liberian government to create a homeland for African Americans. Ibrahim Sundiata explores the paradox at the core of this project: Liberia, the chosen destination, was itself racked by class and ethnic divisions and—like other nations in colonial Africa—marred by labor abuse. In an account based on extensive archival research, including work in the Liberian National Archives, Sundiata explains how Garvey’s plan collapsed when faced with opposition from the Liberian elite, opposition that belied his vision of a unified Black World. In 1930 the League of Nations investigated labor conditions and, damningly, the United States, land of lynching and Jim Crow, accused Liberia of promoting “conditions analogous to slavery.” Subsequently various plans were put forward for a League Mandate or an American administration to put down slavery and “modernize” the country. Threatened with a loss of its independence, the Liberian government turned to its “brothers beyond the sea” for support. A varied group of white and black anti-imperialists, among them W. E. B. Du Bois, took up the country’s cause. In revealing the struggle of conscience that bedeviled many in the black world in the past, Sundiata casts light on a human rights predicament which, he points out, continues in twenty-first-century African nations as disparate as Sudan, Mauritania, and the Ivory Coast.

Beyond the Sea of Beer

History of Immigration of Bohemians and Czechs to the New World and Their Contributions


Author: Miloslav Rechcigl Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546202374

Category: Social Science

Page: 918

View: 9823

This is a comprehensive history of immigrants from the historic lands of the Bohemian Crown and its successor states, including Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, based on the painstaking lifetime research of the author. The reader will find lots of new information in this book that is not available elsewhere. The title of the book comes from a popular song of the famous Czech artistic duo, Voskovec and Werich, who described America in those words when they lived here, reflecting on their love for this country. It covers the period starting soon after the discovery of the New World to date. The emphasis is on the US, although Canada and Latin America are also covered. It covers the arrival and the settlement of the immigrants in various states and regions of America, their harsh beginnings, the establishment of their communities, and their organization. A separate section is devoted to the contributions of notable individuals in different areas of human endeavor, including Bohemians, Moravians, Bohemian Jews, and the Slovaks. These people excelled in just about every facet of human undertaking. Even though a total number of these immigrants were fewer than other ethnic groups, their accomplishments were phenomenal. Nothing like this has ever been published since the time Thomas Capek wrote his classic The Cechs (Bohemians) in America some one hundred years ago.

The Prince with One Hundred Brothers


Author: Jesse Sterling Harrison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477105549

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 8620

A nameless man wakes up stricken with amnesia in a ruined city. He must find a way to survive, and unravel the history of his city and himself. Nearby, Laura is coming of age in a fortified commune. She embodies the future of her settlement, but yearns only to escape. Together these two will travel a smashed America, facing danger from people and the land itself. To the East is a city of learning, ruled by the mysterious Prince. But is he a prophet or a tyrant? Come along on the most imaginative journey of the year.

Beyond the Sea - Volume Two

The Life and Times of Murtagh Ahern


Author: Brian Ahearn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987516015

Category: Australia

Page: 1300

View: 8727

On the morning of November 29, 1801, a wooden wagon, lumbered through the streets of Cork and moved slowly in the direction of the port of Cobh. Absorbing the bumps in the springless cart was a young sworn United Irishman named Murtagh Ahern and his two brothers. They had been sentenced to suffer death for rebellious outrages and the brutal murders of a Tithe-Proctor?s family at Croom in County Limerick. Their death sentences commuted to life saw them chained below the deck of the ?Death ship? Atlas and spend 220 agonising days amongst sick, hungry and disease ridden inmates. It would be the worst voyage in the history of Irish convict transportation. At 2 o?clock on July 6, 1802 Murtagh arrived in Port Jackson, his neck and ankles locked in heavy irons and chains, with only a tattered shirt and trousers to protect him from the extreme elements. Penniless, sick, hungry and treated as a beast of burden, he was classed as an inferior being, one on the scrap heap of humanity. He would suffer, but survive, the most turbulent times in the history of Australia. Murtagh married English convict Mary Abbey and produced seventeen children. He worked for Lieutenant Edward Lord and Lieutenant-Governor David Collins in Van Diemen?s Land, received a pardon from Governor Lachlan Macquarie, became a constable, a hotelier and a farmer. This book gives a sweep of Irish history from Murtagh?s ancestor Brian Boru the High King of Ireland, the dark days of Oliver Cromwell, the horrors and privations of the 1798 Irish rebellion to the discovery and founding of Australia. It details the struggles of succeeding Governors and the characters who made Australia what it is today. The second volume also covers the early Irish family records of Murtagh and Mary's family in Mileham.

Beyond the Storm

An Acadian Odyssey


Author: Leon Arceneaux

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146978520X

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 9261

Life in Acadia could not be better for Louis and Emmeline. The promise of shunshine and happiness lies ahead. They are deeply in love. A new log cabin and farmland, their Beaubassin, awaits them where they will share their love and raise a family. But three days before their wedding, a storm of terror tears their tranquil world apart. An entire nation is scattered to the winds. Emmeline's last words to Louis before they part are "Remember, my love. Beyond the storm, the sun still shines." They are put on separate ships, not knowing what part of the world the other may find themselves. Louis endures untold hardship and suffering on his quest to find Emmeline. A quest that takes him from a British prison in Halifax to the tormenting heat and toil of building a French seaport in the Caribbean. Finally his odyssey takes him to Louisiana searching for the sunshine beyond the storm. Longfellow, in his epic."Evangeline," follows Evangeline's (Emmeline LaBiche)search for Gabriel (Louis Arceneaux). This is Louis' search for his lost love, Emmeline. A story written with the tears and hopes of the ancesters of the modern day Cajuns.

Deeds Done Beyond the Sea

Essays on William of Tyre, Cyprus and the Military Orders presented to Peter Edbury


Author: Dr Susan B Edgington,Professor Helen J Nicholson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472417836

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 912

This volume celebrates Peter Edbury’s career by bringing together essays focusing on his major research interests; the great historian of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, William of Tyre, and his chronicle; medieval Cyprus; and the Military Orders in the Middle Ages. All based on original research, contributions include new work on manuscripts from the twelfth to the seventeenth centuries; studies of language in William of Tyre; thematic surveys; legal and commercial investigations pertaining to Cyprus; aspects of memorialization, and biographical studies.

Eine Insel zwischen Himmel und Meer


Author: Lauren Wolk

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434244

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3401

Emotional, herzzereißend, liebevoll Crow hat ihr ganzes Leben auf einer winzigen Insel verbracht. Sie wurde, kaum ein paar Stunden alt, in einem lecken kleinen Boot an den Strand gespült. Osh, der einzige Bewohner der Insel, hat sie gerettet. Bei ihm ist Crow aufgewachsen. Nur eine hat ihm dabei geholfen, die couragierte und liebevolle Miss Maggie. Alle anderen Menschen halten sich von dem Mädchen fern. Immer schon wollte Crow wissen, woher sie stammt und warum man sie fortgeschickt hatte. Ist es möglich, dass sie gar nicht von so weit her kommt? Als eines Nachts ein unheimliches Feuer auf einer vermeintlich menschenleeren Insel aufscheint, steigen in Crow all die unausgesprochenen Fragen nach ihrer Herkunft auf. Stück für Stück fügt sie das Puzzle ihrer Vergangenheit zusammen und begreift, was Familie wirklich bedeutet.

The New Natura Brevium

From Notes and References Added and the Index Considerably Enlarged : In Two Volumes


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 200

View: 1708

Beyond the Bitter Sea


Author: J. G. Knott

Publisher: Dockside Consultants Inc


Category: History

Page: 540

View: 5907

Life is like a river, changing course when least expected. Slowly drifting down the Euphrates River on a reed raft, a young Babylonian man named Gil has escaped an indentured servitude and is on a quest to find his father. His father had failed to return from a trading voyage with goods promised to the Babylonian merchants who financed his trip. According to Babylonian law, Gil was placed to labor in a brickyard and his family was now in jeopardy. Pursued by the henchmen of the merchants, Gil reaches the sea and finds himself caught by the raging waters of a sudden storm and pushed into the expanse of the Persian Gulf. Nearly losing his life, he awakens on an outpost island of the ancient trading center of Dilmun where he meets a merchant seaman from the Mesopotamian city of Ur. With the help of the seaman Gil arrives in Dilmun only to learn that pirates have captured his father. With no resources, Gil cannot continue the search. A seaman named Ea-Nazer takes pity on Gil and decides to help him find his father. An old navigator from Dilmun named Abd Manaf who knows the waters that they will be sailing offers to aid in the search and joins the crew. Sailing through the Straits of Hormuz they enter into the expanse of the Arabian Sea and cross to the coast of ancient Sindh. Gil and his new companions are drawn into an adventure that will lead them to encounters with pirates, the people of Sindh, India, Ancient Sri Lanka and stormy seas. As the story develops, it weaves a rich tapestry of adventure and of life in the 6th century BC. Gil successfully finds his father, only to lose him to the ravages of fever. Now he knows he can never return to Babylon. He is a wanted man. He will never again be able to hold his true love Amata in his arms. In order to create a new life for himself using the lessons learned by his father’s side, he begins trading goods along the coast of Sindh. With success his life again has meaning. Although he still occasionally worries about those he left behind in Babylon, he is content. After many years of coastal trading, he is approached by a young Sindhi woman who is the cousin of a crewman that he dismissed for dishonesty. She asks him to help locate her father on the island of Sri Lanka and retrieve a treasure that her father has found. The beautiful and feisty Aditi assures Gil that her cousin Ashoka regrets his actions and has recommended Gil for his seamanship and honesty. Gil is hesitant but is intrigued with Aditi and her story. After consulting his crew he agrees to the trip and sets sail toward the tip of the Indian subcontinent and the mysterious island country of Sri Lanka. This is a tale of friendships gained and lost, of love and new beginnings. Gil’s old world crumbles and his new world develops into a life that fulfills him.

Application Commentary of the Gospel of Matthew

2017 Revised Edition


Author: John M. Strohman, J.D.

Publisher: Cross Centered Press

ISBN: 0985994924

Category: Religion

Page: 860

View: 4177

The Application Commentary of the Gospel of Matthew is a verse by verse examination of the Gospel of Matthew and should be seriously considered for application in personal/family devotions, group Bible studies and Sunday school classes. It is designed to build up and equip the Christian (new believer or lifelong) in understanding and living out God's Word. Each section concludes with a portion called Summary and Application which discusses how to apply the scripture studied to daily life. James summed up this concept when he wrote: “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” James 1:22

The Quinn Brothers



Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101146866

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3497

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the first two novels in a captivating saga about the lives and loves of four brothers on the windswept shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Sea Swept A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn travels the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father calls him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changes overnight. Rising Tides Of the three brothers, it was Ethan who shared his father's passion for the Maryland shore. And now with his father gone, Ethan is determined to make the family boat-building business a success. But amidst his achievements lie the most important challenges of his life.



Author: Bernard Gadd


ISBN: 0987652923

Category: Polynesians

Page: 137

View: 6011

Thirteen year-old Laya is abducted from her tribe, the early ancestors of today's Fijians and Polynesians. She is forced to accompany a group of fugitives from their Pacific island as servant to the aging priest, Langi. and with them crosses the Western Pacific Ocean between Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji in search of a new home. Many dangers are encountered en route and in the end, Laya unexpectedly must decide what their future will be.

Into the Storm: Beyond the Western Sea Book Two


Author: Avi

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545502187

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7047

Avi's suspenseful seafaring adventure ESCAPE FROM HOME continues in INTO THE STORM. Fifteen-year-old Maura and twelve-year-old Patrick O'Connell are finally free from the impoverished conditions of their small Irish village. Though they've made it onto the ship to America, there's still a treacherous journey ahead of them. In the storage hold, ten-year-old Laurence Kirkle struggles to survive and stay hidden as the ship's crew searches for stowaways to throw overboard. All three children are in search of a better world and a new home. But will they find what they're looking for in America? Once again, Avi skillfully creates an edge-of-your-seat adventure brimming with action and heart.

History Beyond the Text

A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources


Author: Sarah Barber,Corinna Peniston-Bird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135688710

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 2170

Historians are increasingly looking beyond the traditional, and turning to visual, oral, aural, and virtual sources to inform their work. The challenges these sources pose require new skills of interpretation and require historians to consider alternative theoretical and practical approaches. In order to help historians successfully move beyond traditional text, Sarah Barber and Corinna Peniston-Bird bring together chapters from historical specialists in the fields of fine art, photography, film, oral history, architecture, virtual sources, music, cartoons, landscape and material culture to explain why, when and how these less traditional sources can be used. Each chapter introduces the reader to the source, suggests the methodological and theoretical questions historians should keep in mind when using it, and provides case studies to illustrate best practice in analysis and interpretation. Pulling these disparate sources together, the introduction discusses the nature of historical sources and those factors which are unique to, and shared by, the sources covered throughout the book. Taking examples from around the globe, this collection of essays aims to inspire practitioners of history to expand their horizons, and incorporate a wide variety of primary sources in their work.

Brother Wind


Author: Sue Harrison

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480411930

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

View: 7931

As two women from different Aleut tribes struggle against their harsh fates, they find their extraordinary destinies intertwined In the tribe of the First Men, courageous, beautiful Kiin, an accomplished ivory carver, is finally content with her hard-won life, which includes twin sons and a loving warrior husband. When she is suddenly pulled back into her nightmarish former existence as slave to the Raven, shaman of the Walrus People, her husband’s brother, Samiq, vows to bring her back to their tribe. Across the land, Kukutux, the wife of a Whale Hunter, finds the loss of her husband and the hostility of her clan too much to bear. The lives of Kiin, Samiq, and Kukutux, and the paths of their tribesmen will converge in a final dramatic confrontation that tests the strength of their hearts and spirits against the cruelty of man, nature, and fate. Brother Wind is the final book of the Ivory Carver Trilogy, which also includes Mother Earth Father Sky and My Sister the Moon.