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Hosts of Rebecca

Author : Alexander Cordell
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It is the time of the Rebecca Riots when economic turmoil and unjust taxes have left the communities of south Wales in dire poverty with many on the brink of starvation. A time when young men ride through the night smashing and burning the symbols of their oppression. The Mortymer family have left their home in the iron-making country of Blaenafon to seek work in the coal mines of the south. Young Jethro Mortymer decides that he must join the rioters in their bitter struggle even as he is tortured by his own struggle to conceal the love he has for the beautiful Mari, his brother's wife. THE HOSTS OF REBECCA is a brilliant continuation of Alexander Cordell's classic story of mid-nineteenth century Wales which began with THE RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY.

Rebecca of Providence Rhode Island 1605 1683

Author : Bonnie L. Schermer
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Rebecca Throckmorton has been reared by Puritans in England, and thinks she knows all about obedience and faith. In 1631, she travels with her husband and young children to the Massachusetts Bay colony. Aboard the same ship is Roger Williams, the hot-tempered, radical husband of Rebecca's best friend. Upon arrival in the Americas, the Throckmortons and Williams embark on an intellectual journey, exploring liberty of conscience. When the Puritan authorities excommunicate them, these families travel south to establish Providence, Rhode Island, the "freest place on earth." A disastrous attempt to colonize eastern New Netherland with Anne Hutchinson sends the Throckmortons back to Providence. Together, they face threats to the colony including King Phillips War. Although written as fiction, Rebecca's story is built on the genealogy of the Throckmorton family interwoven with the history of New England.

Organic Ministry to Women

Author : Sue Edwards
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With Millennial and Generation Z women coming of age in our churches and society, new approaches to women's ministry are required to meet their distinct needs. Drawing on decades of experience ministering to women, authors Sue Edwards and Kelley Mathews explain how their Transformation Model can energize women's ministry for all generations and in multiple settings. Individual chapters are devoted to applying the Model, which is centered on Scripture and building relationships, to ministry in the local church, the college campus, and cross-culturally in missions. Organic Ministry to Women is packed with practical advice and real-life illustrations of how to implement the principles of the Transformation Model. Edwards and Mathews also profile numerous leading women's ministers like Jen Wilkin, Priscilla Shirer, and Jackie Hill-Perry, drawing wisdom and inspiration from their lives and ministries. Helpful appendixes provide additional resources including sample job descriptions for ministry leaders, a Bible study lesson, and a training guide for small group leaders. A revised and expanded version of New Doors in Ministry to Women, this updated edition takes into account the latest cultural and ministry trends and is an invaluable resource for current and future leaders in ministry to women.

Persistence Transmission and Movement of Influenza a Viruses

Author : Rebecca Lynne Poulson
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Transmission and maintenance of influenza A viruses (IAVs) between and across species are dependent on viruses remaining infectious while associated with both host and environmental components of the maintenance cycle. Transmission and maintenance of IAVs in wild aquatic avian reservoirs, primarily associated with the orders Anseriformes (ducks, geese) and Charadriiformes (gulls, shorebirds), are also dependent on short and long-distance bird movements which serve to link susceptible hosts. The first research objective addressed the potential role of environment in cross species transmission, specifically by characterizing the effects of temperature, pH, and salinity on the persistence and infectivity of swine and pandemic human IAVs in a distilled water model. The viruses did not differ significantly in their responses to these variables, indicating no apparent environmental adaptation as related to the movement of IAV into different host systems. The second and third objectives were aimed at understanding environmental persistence, transmission, and maintenance of IAV in a unique natural system: shorebirds at Delaware Bay. The stabilities of two of 19 IAV isolated from environmental sources and one Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) at Delaware Bay were assessed under temperature, pH, salinity, and substrate conditions comparable to those found in the local microenvironment. All viruses remained infectious in a sand milieu for seven days, indicating that the beach environment can support short-term maintenance of IAV. Finally, the genomes of IAV isolated from shorebirds at overwintering sites in the southeastern United States were compared to those isolated from shorebirds at Delaware Bay several weeks to months later. A high degree of genetic similarity was detected for all eight gene segments, though the transfer of a homologous genome from winter to spring sites was not identified. This indicates that migrating Ruddy Turnstones are one source for introducing IAV into the Delaware Bay ecosystem. Once introduced, these viruses reassort with and are assimilated into the larger IAV gene pool at this unique site. Results of these projects allowed for the deconstruction of the factors responsible for persistence and movement of virus, and the subsequent reconstruction of the dynamics of these mechanisms at an ecological hotspot for IAV 0́3 Delaware Bay.

Land of Heart s Desire

Author : Alexander Cordell
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Iestyn Mortymer was sentenced to twenty-one years transportation to the colonies for his part in the Chartist Rebellion of 1839. But three years on, he escaped during the massacre of the British Army in Afghanistan, and returned to Wales under a false identity. His beautiful Afghan lover Durrani, granddaughter of Dost Mahommed, the King of Kabul, having been banished from her country because of her relationship with Iestyn, joins him with their son, Suresh, to begin a new life in West Wales, farming at Cae White, near Carmarthen. However, Durrani's grandfather has other ideas. His kingship is under threat from Akbar Khan, his traitorous warrior son. To prevent Akbar from seizing the throne, Dost Mahommed changes his mind about his granddaughter's banishment and now seeks to have young Suresh returned to Kabul, in order for the child to take the throne, with his mother as Queen regent. The Dost's insistent command finds little welcome among the residents of Cae White Farm, however, and Iestyn prepares for battle...

In the Footsteps of Alexander Cordell

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This book takes you into the mind and its workings of a brilliant author and is richly illustrated. Personal letters and recorded conversations are included.

Rebecca West and the God That Failed

Author : Carl Rollyson
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After completing his biography of Rebecca West in 1995, Carl Rollyson felt bereft. As his wife said, "Rebecca was such good company." He had already embarked on another biography, but Rebecca kept beckoning him. He felt there was more to say about her politics-a misunderstood part of her repertoire as reporter and novelist. And had he done justice to her enormous sense of fun and humor? He regretted excising the portrait of her he wanted to put at the beginning of his biography. His editor kept cutting away at what he called Rollyson's doorstop of a book. And then after years of waiting, Rollyson received her FBI file. He kept running into Rebecca, so to speak, when he was working on his biographies of Martha Gellhorn and Jill Craigie. Interviews in London often turned up people who had known West as well. Thus piece by piece, Rollyson accumulated what is now another book about Rebecca West. This new collection tells the story of how his biography got written, of what it means to think like a biographer, and why West's vision remains relevant. She is one of the great personalities and writers of the modern age, and one that we are just beginning to comprehend.

Sea Urchin

Author : Alexander Cordell
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The Isle of Man is a Fairy place. If you know where to look, you may still find the little people, as they are called. On the Island lived a Chinese boy, Hu, with his father and his dog Kau Kau. One day Hu's father said that he was going to Liverpool to bring home a new wife, and a new mother for Hu. But Hu did not want a new mother. So he too his father's dinghy and sailed away with Kau Kau to the tiny island called the Calf of Man. Nobody knew where he had gone. But the birds and animals came to his aid. With Basking Shark speeding though the waves, the prow rope of the dinghy in his jaws, and with Don Dolphin racing alongside, while the birds flew in clouds overhead, Hu was taken to the Little People. Surely they would help him... SEA URCHIN is a wonderful fable for younger readers from the bestselling author of the Mortymer Trilogy.

A Thought of Honour

Author : Alexander Cordell
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John Macmasters is an expert in the highly specialised skill of defusing explosives. his is the most nerve-racking job of them all - face to face with the possibility of a sudden and violent death. But in times of war new weapons must be tested. Macmasters' job is dangerous enough but he has something else to battle against too. His love for Loetia has made him intensely vulnerable. Suddenly he finds himself exposed to the ravages of fear, the enemy within. First published in 1954, A Thought of Honour was the first book in Alexander Cordell's highly prolific and successful career.

Rogue s March

Author : Alexander Cordell
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James Alexander McAndrew is an artist, a raconteur and a drunk. A roarer who fights his way through every pub in Tiger Bay to become a bouncer in Toulouse-Lautrec's Montmartre. Yet despite his restless nature and his wild adventures, he still longs of a girl he left behind Wales, the beautful Miss Ellie Kendall.

The Traitor Within

Author : Alexander Cordell
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A fourteen-year-old Chinese boy struggles to prove his loyalty and courage to his commune and country in the face of his fear of a predicted attack on his village by the Taiwanese enemy.

If You Believe The Soldiers

Author : Alexander Cordell
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Britain in the mid-1980s is a country in the grip of a brutal fascist regime. There is rioting in the streets, cold-blood massacres by extremist political groups, attempted coups by liberating forces based on the continent. Mak Seaton is a senior civil servant whose strengths and weaknesses are bound up in the view that his duty is to the ruling faction. But when Seaton uncovers evidence of corruption at the highest levels of power, even his wealth and position cannot protect him from the Triumvirate.

Tunnel Tigers

Author : Alexander Cordell
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Brunel, Stephenson, Locke and Vignoles - these were the magic names. And under them 10,000 laboured, blasting, shovelling and digging, changing the contours of Britain for a new age of railways. Among them is Nick Wortley, whose love for the daughter of the local mill owner is cruelly thwarted. Taking flight he is drawn by the irresistable clamour of the great Sheffield to Manchester, a railway which is preparing to drive a path of steel under the Pennines. Stephenson said it was impossible; Nick and his companions will prove him wrong, but at a terrible price...

The Love That God Forgot

Author : Alexander Cordell
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Wales has reached the apex of her industrial clamour. But young Tom Mortymer, son of rich industrialist Iestyn Mortymer, has turned his back on his inheritance, exchanging the bell-clang and fire of his Upper Forest Tinplate Works in Morriston for the simplicity and wanderlust of a gypsy existence with his young Romany wife, Jen Wildflower. In time they come to settle on Flatholm Island where they become a refuge for the animals. Self-sufficiency is their ultimate goal; the substantial income from tinplate is ignored. But their simple idyll does not last. They are aware of a strange malevolence towards them. One frightening incident follows another until it is clear to tom and Jen that they will have to abandon their home and return to Cefn-Ydfa, their mansion in Maesteg. Their decision coincides with the arrival in Cardiff of Jethro Mortymer, Tom's uncle - whom he had long believed dead. Would Jethro be able to shed any light on Tom and Jen's continuing nightmare?

Moll

Author : Alexander Cordell
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The raven-haired beauty in the stagecoach looks every inch the French aristocrat she claims to be. But she is nothing of the sort. She is Moll Walbee, and she has left her reputation as a notorious pickpocket far behind her in the slums of Paris. The handsome higwayman who waylays the stagecoach is also not what he seems. He is Richard Carling, recently dismissed from his regiment and now a Gentleman of the Road. But all he steals from Moll is a kiss... And so on the road a partnership is born that will be refined in trust and betrayal, that will lead to danger and high adventure in England, on the ocean wave, and to a dramatic climax in the wilds of Australia.

Tales From Tiger Bay

Author : Alexander Cordell
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The people who inhabited the dockland area of Cardiff, know as Tiger Bay, have engraved their personalities on the very air of Bute Street and, under Alexander Cordell's vivid pen, the streets are crammed again with every creed and nationality; from priests and nuns to dockers and drunks; boxers, rugby fanatics, concubines and Bute Street ladies. The place comes alive in all its bawdy strength and colour.

Land Of My Fathers

Author : Alexander Cordell
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Set against the background of the Chartist rebellion, LAND OF MY FATHERS is a heartfelt evocation of the greatest iron town in the world, Merthyr, and of the people who made it so: foundry-owners and workers, immigrants, fortune-hunters, idealists, prostitutes and wastrels. It is also the story of one man, Taliesin Roberts, robust, determined, passionate - and of a three-sided love that will never die.

Theatre Record

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Ecology and Management of Cowbirds and Their Hosts

Author : James N. M. Smith
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In the past two centuries, cowbirds have increased in numbers and extended their range across North America, while many of the native songbird species whose nests they parasitize to raise their young have declined. This timely book collects forty essays by most of the principal authorities on the biology and management of cowbirds. The book's goals are to explore the biology of cowbirds, the threats they pose to host species and populations, and the management programs that are being undertaken to minimize these threats. The book is organized into five sections, each with an extended editors' introduction that places the contributions in a broad, up-to-date setting. The sections cover: The changing abundance of cowbirds and the ways in which their numbers can be estimated. Host choice by cowbirds, the negative effects of cowbirds on particular host species, and the daily patterns of cowbird behavior. Behavioral interactions between cowbirds and specific host species. Patterns of cowbird abundance and host use across varying landscapes. Management programs designed to control cowbirds and protect threatened songbirds.

The Interplay of the Parasite and the Host Immune Response During Schistosome Development in a Mammalian Host

Author : Rebecca B. Blank
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As a complex, multicellular, and relatively large pathogen, Schistosoma mansoni has co-evolved with its vertebrate host to maximize its longevity and transmission while evading the host immune response. We have previously observed that parasite development is severely impaired in recombination activating gene (RAG)-1 -/- mouse hosts, which lack an adaptive immune response, Schistosomes grew slower, produced fewer eggs, and did not pair as well as those in wild-type hosts. To elucidate the role of the adaptive immune response in promoting parasite development, we undertook a number of cell reconstitution and cell depletion studies. By reconstituting RAG-1 -/- mice with B cells, CD8 + T cells, or CD4 + T cells prior to infection, we determined that only a CD4 + T cell population was able to rescue worm development. These observations were corroborated by data showing that depletion of CD4 + T cells in wild-type mice and subsequent infection produced an impaired growth phenotype, similar to that observed in RAG-1 -/- mice. These observations suggested that immature schistosomes must sense the host environment, in particular the immune fitness of its host, in order to initiate a period of rapid growth and sexual maturation. Specifically, we found that CD4 + [alpha beta] T cells were crucial in promoting parasite development. A clear understanding of how CD4 + [alpha beta] T cells respond to prepatent schistosome infection is essential to elucidating the mechanism by which CD4 + T cells act to regulate parasite development. To determine the complex interactions between the schistosome and host, three lines of inquiry were undertaken. First, intracellular cytokine production by hepatic CD4 + T cells throughout early infection was analyzed. Second, T cell cytokines that may be required for parasite development were surveyed by infecting mice that possess targeted deletions in specific cytokine signaling pathways. Third, microarray experiments with both S. mansoni cDNA and oligonucleotide-based arrays were performed to analyze global gene expression patterns in developing parasites from either wildtype or immunodeficient hosts.