A Torch Kept Lit

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A Torch Kept Lit

A Torch Kept Lit

Great Lives of the Twentieth Century

  • Author: William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • Publisher: Crown Forum
  • ISBN: 1101906227
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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The New York Times Bestseller William F. Buckley, Jr. remembers—as only he could—the towering figures of the twentieth century in a brilliant and emotionally powerful collection, compiled by acclaimed Fox News correspondent James Rosen. In a half century on the national stage, William F. Buckley, Jr. achieved unique stature as a writer, a celebrity, and the undisputed godfather of modern American conservatism. He kept company with the best and brightest, the sultry and powerful. Ronald Reagan pronounced WFB “perhaps the most influential journalist and intellectual in our era,” and his jet-setting life was a who’s who of high society, fame, and fortune. Among all his distinctions, which include founding the conservative magazine National Review and hosting the long-running talk show Firing Line, Buckley was also a master of that most elusive art form: the eulogy. He drew on his unrivaled gifts to mourn, celebrate, or seek mercy for the men and women who touched his life and the nation. Now, for the first time, WFB’s sweeping judgments of the great figures of his time—presidents and prime ministers, celebrities and scoundrels, intellectuals and guitar gods—are collected in one place. A Torch Kept Lit presents more than fifty of Buckley’s best eulogies, drawing on his personal memories and private correspondences and using a novelist’s touch to conjure his subjects as he knew them. We are reintroduced, through Buckley’s eyes, to the likes of Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan, Elvis Presley and John Lennon, Truman Capote and Martin Luther King, Jr. Curated by Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen, a Buckley protégé and frequent contributor to National Review, this volumes sheds light on a tumultuous period in American history—from World War II to Watergate, the “death” of God to the Grateful Dead—as told in the inimitable voice of one of our most elegant literary stylists.William F. Buckley, Jr. is back—just when we need him most.

Secrets of the Home Wood: The Sacrifice

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Secrets of the Home Wood: The Sacrifice

Secrets of the Home Wood: The Sacrifice

  • Author: Julie Whitley
  • Publisher: FriesenPress
  • ISBN: 1460255283
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 296
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For Jonathon, the Home Wood that borders his grandfather's farm has always been a source of mystery and dread. Strange half-heard rumours passed among aunts, uncles and cousins never quite add up. More than twenty years ago, his father-when he was Jonathon's age-was swallowed up by the Home Wood for more than a day and came back badly injured. That was when his grandfather forbade any family member from venturing back there. And so when, from his bedroom window one morning, Jonathon sees his father once again cross into the Home Wood, he knows something is very wrong. Deceiving his grandfather, Jonathon sets out after his father and makes his way, for the first time in his life, into the woods. What he finds there is beyond even his wildest imagination....

The Torch Master

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The Torch Master

The Torch Master

  • Author: Joseph A. Jensen
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1477202633
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 84
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This story begins were most stories end. Disaster claimed their entire city. The surviving men with two old monks searched for victims for two days until the shelling returned. Then all efforts ended abruptly. They escaped into the jungle leaving a young twelve year old boy buried in the rubble of war undiscovered. The boys name was Michael. He was the only child of missionaries that were headed to Japan when he was just six years old. Tragedy landed them in the ocean just off the Korean coastline, then into the gates of a hidden city. The discovery of it would turn out to be the first episode in a great, mystical journey, not only for him but many. The dreams of ten monks and fifteen families, the visions of a beautiful Priestess, and the records of a Head Monk that wrote every detail of them would all become reality. And little Michaels destiny would be to live on to become a protector of those set behind the flames as a Torch Master. Throughout this book, there are twists and turns that will keep the reader in suspense. Love, romance, comedy, and horror surround each character. Their following adventures are all linked to fulfill a destiny. What destiny? God only knows. Our belief in God and heaven or nirvana in another life after death is common to all religions, but the hope for this world is not.

Night of Sorrows: A Novel

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Night of Sorrows: A Novel

Night of Sorrows: A Novel

  • Author: Frances Sherwood
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393340945
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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A tale of love and conquest, "full of page-turning situations...worthy of a García Lorca drama" (San Francisco Chronicle). A historical novel about the conquistador Cortés and the Aztec princess Malintzín, by a "stunning" (New York Times Book Review) writer. Night of Sorrows plunges readers into the conflicting New Worlds of the mysterious Malintzín, born as an Aztec princess and sold as a slave, and her dashing and ruthless lover-master, conquistador Hernán Cortés. As they march through the Empire of the Sun to the shimmering island metropolis, Tenochtítlan (Mexico City), Cortés advances his cause by winning friends through Machiavellian conniving and confronting enemies in merciless battle. We witness the volatile dynamics and multifarious intrigues of the commander and his temperamental compadres, and weather the heartbreaking inner odyssey of Malintzín. Set at the twilight of the Aztec empire—April 1519 through the night of sorrows, la noche triste, June 30, 1520—Night of Sorrows explores the nature of slavery and imperialism, prostitution, friendship, feminine identity, and the macho ideal. Combining historical and fictional characters, Frances Sherwood's new novel is the story of a spectacular clash of traditions, imbued with her characteristic humor and bringing to life the colors, smells, and sounds of Mexico. Reading group guide included.

All These Shiny Worlds

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All These Shiny Worlds

All These Shiny Worlds

The 2016 ImmerseOrDie Anthology

  • Author: Jefferson Smith,Bryce Anderson,Richard Levesque,J.S. Morin,Misha Burnett,Regina Richards,Russ Linton,Graham Storrs,Van Allen Plexico,Becca Mills,Karpov Kinrade,Dave Higgins,Belinda Mellor,Brett Adams,Christopher Ruz
  • Publisher: Creativity Hacker Press
  • ISBN: 0994079559
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 297
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The 2016 ImmerseOrDie Anthology. What do you get when you ask 34 of today's top indie authors to each submit a story and then ask a team of ruthless judges to scour that ore and pick out the gems? You get All These Shiny Worlds: A world of today, divided, black from white, good from evil, and held apart by the taste of a cookie. A world of griffons and glimmer bunnies, wise old mothers, sassy llamas, and the magic of beer. A world of contemplation and serenity, of service and devotion, ruled by a jewel and guarded by children. Plus 12 more, for a total of 15 worlds to explore. From the brutal curators at ImmerseOrDie.com comes this collection of indie short stories, each a distinct jewel forged in the fires of judgment, and all carrying one simple promise: Guaranteed not to suck.

Ali

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Ali

Ali

An American Champion

  • Author: Barry Denenberg
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1481401432
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 96
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The impressive life story of Muhammad Ali is interwoven with vital moments in American history in this visually stunning, full-color biography. The story of famed boxing champion Muhammad Ali is more appealing and accessible than ever before when told as though it’s happening in real time, through photographs and ephemera such as report cards and training regimens, and through newspaper articles, interviews, letters to the editor, and “breaking news” radio and TV transmissions that have been created by the author based on his extensive research. From the Civil Rights Movement to the Rome Olympics, from joining the Nation of Islam to refusing to fight in Vietnam, Muhammad Ali’s fascinating life is interwoven with historical moments throughout the twentieth century to today.

All About the Winter Olympics Gr. 2-3

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All About the Winter Olympics Gr. 2-3

All About the Winter Olympics Gr. 2-3

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: On The Mark Press
  • ISBN: 1770726691
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The Winter Olympics Gr. 4-8

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The Winter Olympics Gr. 4-8

The Winter Olympics Gr. 4-8

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: On The Mark Press
  • ISBN: 1770726705
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The Torch Singer, Book Two: An Almost Perfect Ending

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The Torch Singer, Book Two: An Almost Perfect Ending

The Torch Singer, Book Two: An Almost Perfect Ending

  • Author: Robert Westbrook
  • Publisher: Swan's Nest Canada
  • ISBN: 1926499034
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 298
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Book Two in Robert Westbrook's epic "Hollywood Noir" Torch Singer Thriller series. “An Almost Perfect Ending ranks alongside the best Hollywood noir. It takes the reader on a journey which leads relentlessly towards a final, fatal conclusion.” Daily Mail Book Two, An Almost Perfect Ending opens with sultry heroine Sonya Saint-Amant at the height of her career—a glittering, triumphant appearance at Ciro’s, the clubhouse for the stars in 1950s Hollywood where everyone wants to claim her as their friend. But in 1954, popular music is undergoing a revolution in which all but the biggest stars will be cast aside. With her looks and popularity fading, Sonya believes she has come up with the perfect plan to save her career . . . if only she can maneuver a tricky path through the many dangers that beset her, a vortex of politics, sex, blackmail, and murder . . . “Pacy and unstoppable, the second book in the The Torch Singer series takes over where the first left off, grabbing your wrist, tugging you along, refusing to let go.” Evening Standard “The Torch Singer exposes the fragility of fame. The higher the edifice the greater the risk that some element of deep-set animal emotion or human baseness will bring everything crashing down . . . and watching it happen is not just compulsive—it’s addictive and unmissable.” Event Magazine “Robert Westbrook is a born storyteller and a bit of a magician.” Ally Sheedy Ambition, blackmail, murder . . . THE TORCH SINGER is an unforgettable journey through the shadowlands of fame.

Transactions - National Safety Congress

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Transactions - National Safety Congress

Transactions - National Safety Congress

  • Author: National Safety Council
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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