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Under Their Very Eyes

Author : Deborah Meroff
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From a brutal and impoverished background in Reading, England, Tom Hamblin became a believer as a teenager before serving as a missionary in the Far East. He and his wife Edna spent more than a decade leading expeditions into the heart of Borneo. Gradually they become convinced that the Lord was calling them to minister in the Arabic peninsula: in particular, to carry in thousands of Bibles in Arabic, Farsi and Urdu. They conveyed shipment after shipment into this region, never losing a copy and surmounting all restrictions. Customs guards turned a blind eye. Tom distributed Bibles very simply: walking around with a bag and waiting for people to ask him what he was doing. The Islamic world is widely regarded as closed to the gospel, but this is untrue. Tom discovered an extensive network of believers - very few churches, but many clandestine meetings for worship - and a huge hunger for the Truth. Under Their Very Eyes is the remarkable biography of a Bible smuggler to the Arab world that will stir the reader's spirit.

Hell Before Their Very Eyes

Author : McManus, John C.
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On April 4, 1945, United States Army units from the 89th Infantry Division and the 4th Armored Division seized Ohrdruf, the first of many Nazi concentration camps to be liberated in Germany. In the weeks that followed, as more camps were discovered, thousands of soldiers came face to face with the monstrous reality of Hitler’s Germany. These men discovered the very depths of human-imposed cruelty and depravity: railroad cars stacked with emaciated, lifeless bodies; ovens full of incinerated human remains; warehouses filled with stolen shoes, clothes, luggage, and even eyeglasses; prison yards littered with implements of torture and dead bodies; and—perhaps most disturbing of all—the half-dead survivors of the camps. For the American soldiers of all ranks who witnessed such powerful evidence of Nazi crimes, the experience was life altering. Almost all were haunted for the rest of their lives by what they had seen, horrified that humans from ostensibly civilized societies were capable of such crimes. Military historian John C. McManus sheds new light on this often-overlooked aspect of the Holocaust. Drawing on a rich blend of archival sources and thousands of firsthand accounts—including unit journals, interviews, oral histories, memoirs, diaries, letters, and published recollections— Hell Before Their Very Eyes focuses on the experiences of the soldiers who liberated Ohrdruf, Buchenwald, and Dachau and their determination to bear witness to this horrific history. -- Daniel D. Holt, editor of Eisenhower: The Prewar Diaries and Selected Papers, 1905-1941

Right Before His Very Eyes

Author : Donovan Russell
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This is a story about people whose ancient way of life is threatened by social upheaval and violence. It is a story of Africans (black, brown and white) during the convulsive height of apartheid – made worse by the great power struggle for Africa during the incredible Cold War. It is a story of people caught in something they do not understand. But, the story is about more than this. It is also about the dilemmas that people have when face to face with a vastly different culture. It is about their helplessness as events wash over them, as modernization steals their children and as hard times reach into their homes. The story is also about the suffering of ordinary people when “big men” step into the breach in Africa, to exploit, intimidate and struggle with each other for power and riches. Issues of socioeconomic development come alive through the story. People’s lives are seen in relation to the initiatives of development organizations. But this is not a story entirely about the negative side of life. It is told through the touching lives of people who manage remarkably well. It is a story of people from vastly different backgrounds who have hope where there is little room for it, civil relations where there should be antagonism, patience in the face of extreme frustration and who trust in an atmosphere of suspicion. The story is at times even amusing. It takes place in a complicated, fascinating and overwhelmingly beautiful part of the world.

Prophecy

Author : Ionel Plesa
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The prophetic messages inspired by the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament have maintained their full validity and the experiences mentioned in the New Testament have been given to us by the same Spirit. Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. These are deceivers who work outside the law and use God’s name and that of Jesus, just to hide the true source of their demonic inspiration.

Bonaparte and the French people under his Consulate Translated from the German of G von Schlabrendorf Second edition

Author : Napoleon I (Emperor of the French)
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Blackwood s Edinburgh Magazine

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The Druzes and the Maronites Under the Turkish Rule from 1840 to 1860

Author : Charles Henry Churchill
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Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812

Author : Alfred Thayer Mahan
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Published in 1905, this is a detailed study of the origins and conduct of the Anglo-American war of 1812.

Vicksburg

Author : A. A. Hoehling
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Civil War diaries and memoirs of inhabitants of besieged Vicksburg and soldiers reveal the heroism and sacrifice that marked the Confederate experience.

The Ottoman and the Spanish empires in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries tr from F rsten und V lker vol 1 by W K Kelly

Author : Leopold von Ranke
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Stranger on a Train

Author : Jenny Diski
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The book about America de Tocqueville might have written had he spent some time in the nation's smoking sections Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski connects the humming rails taking her into the heart of America with the track-like scars leading back to her own past. As she did in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflection and revelation. Stranger on a Train is a combination of travelogue and memoir, a penetrating portrait of America and Americans that is at the same time an unsparing look in the mirror. Traveling and remembering both involve confronting strangers—those we have just met and those we once were—and acknowledging the play of proximity and separation. Diski has written a moving, courageous, and deeply rewarding book about who we are, and the landscapes through which we have passed to get there.

Cobbett s Lectures Trial Etc

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Footfalls on the Boundary of Another World

Author : Robert Dale Owen
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A comprehensive investigation of spiritualism, published in 1860 by a Scottish-born former member of the US House of Representatives.

The Star chamber by B Disraeli

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The State in Its Relations with the Church

Author : William Ewart Gladstone
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Target London

Author : Christy Campbell
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During the darkest days of the Second World War, the Allies listened intently to the messages of the enemy. Every whisper built a picture of the threat to come - weapons that were terrifying in their murderous capabilities. Target London is the dramatic tale of the inception of the German V-weapons, the Allies' epic race to discover the truth about them and the rockets' effects on the streets of London. Investigative historian Christy Campbell brilliantly interweaves the many strands of this gripping episode. At the heart of this tale is London - the target of Nazi Germany's plan to crush British morale.

A History of Contemporary Italy

Author : Paul Ginsborg
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From a war-torn and poverty-stricken country, regional and predominantly agrarian, to the success story of recent years, Italy has witnessed the most profound transformation--economic, social and demographic--in its entire history. Yet the other recurrent theme of the period has been the overwhelming need for political reform--and the repeated failure to achieve it. Professor Ginsborg's authoritative work--the first to combine social and political perspectives--is concerned with both the tremendous achievements of contemporary Italy and "the continuities of its history that have not been easily set aside."

Julian

Author : Rosylan McCallum
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Follow Julian Porter who was a brilliant scientist as he rebuilds his life after recovering from an accident that caused him to be in a catatonic state for six years. He leaves a seven-year stay at the Havenel sanatorium with only one residual effect. He had almost total amnesia. He remembers only his parents. Meet Rachel the mysterious woman who has reasons, which she has kept to herself for helping him recover at Havenel. She then returns to become his business partner. Enter Andre the agent and close friend who has reasons of his own for befriending Julian. Go along as Julians path crosses events that resurrect his lost memories. Then meet the true Julian Porter that only Miles Lombard knows. Meet the family who stumble along with him as they discover the full truth. Not enough then meet Jason.

The United States of America

Author : James Brown Scott
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Scott, James Brown. The United States of America: A Study in International Organization. New York: Oxford University Press, 1920. xix, 605 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067016. ISBN 1-58477-171-2. Cloth. $120. * With an extensive appendix of source readings. Scott [1866-1943] presents a detailed and comprehensively documented history of the American Constitution from its roots in the Mayflower Compact and other colonial associations through the Eighteenth Amendment. It can be read in this regard as a survey history. His study is especially interesting, however, as a political document written to address the effects of the First World War. Scott wrote this book for a European audience, hoping that his analysis of the Constitution would influence the creation of an international organization of states governed by a "Court of Nations" modeled on the American Supreme Court. As such, he emphasizes the Constitution's role as an agent of peace and cooperation among different political units. Scott's ideas were later reflected in the establishment of the International Court of Justice, the League of Nations and the United Nations.

John Cassell s Illustrated History of England

Author : John Frederick Smith
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