This is the continuing story of two men, alike in many ways, who travel far from their native land but are both drawn back to Durham, the spectacular mediaeval city that dominates the northeastern counties of England. But there is a difference. Six hundred years separates the lives of the two men. Oswald, who has seen action in France and England, is loyal to his King, Edward III, who is also called Plantagenet. When Oswald sees that the lives of Edward and his son, John of Lancaster (called John of Gaunt by many modern historians), are in jeopardy, he calls to his descendent, James Simpson, for help. James Simpson is a scientist of world renown who turns his talents to writing historical fiction. After returning to his native Durham, he settles into a quiet village hoping to continue his writing. But when Oswald contacts him, he realizes that they are closer in relationship and behavior that he had believed. Simpson is surprised to find that Oswald is reaching out to him from the past. He is also surprised that Oswald has a mission for him that requires being transported back into the fourteenth century. Simpson cannot resist being personally drawn into the mystery. With the exception of the main fictional characters in the story, the book is a historically accurate account of life in the fourteenth century and the politics that surrounded the throne of England.
The Author was born in Cohasset, Minnesota, on August 28, 1925. Ms. Axt attended grade school in Cohasset and then high school in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She married Kenneth H. Cress, who was killed in World War II, at Iwo Jima. They had one son. She later married her late husband, William Axt. They were married 38 years and had six children. He died in 1985. Ms. Axt now resides in Walker, Minnesota, with a significant other for the past eleven years. Sewing keeps her busy. She is blessed with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. There are five generations here.
In 'The City of Silver Light', Keira Leichman spent the night lost in a wild snowstorm that struck Cassidy Heights. But what really happened that night? Not even Keira can be sure. What she does know is that she's been having strange dreams since the accident, and now she's stuck with a broken ankle and the possibility of never playing soccer again. That is, until she finds Jake's telescope, and is drawn across the Bridge of Ice to Shar. Now Keira is marooned in the City of Silver Light with Daniel, Jake’s younger brother, with no way to get home. But that is the least of their worries, for the secrets they discover in Shar are more dangerous than Kiera could ever have imagined. And the fate of both their worlds are in their hands.
Ethan and Ella find a mystery atop Machu Picchu in the seventh book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure. The Briar family is off to Peru! They explore small towns within the Sacred Valley, go horseback riding up into ancient salt mines, help weave alpaca wool into blankets, and then travel to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” While Ethan and Ella are exploring the incredible site, they come across a wooden bridge that leads them to a mysterious stone structure. What is it, why haven’t they heard about it—and why does it seem to look like a snake, a bird, and a puma at the same time? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
Across the 59th Street Bridge and Back is the memoir of a girl who grew up in Queens, New York in the 1970's, when children weren't protected by seat belts, but furniture was always protected by plastic slipcovers. Like most kids of her generation, she was routinely left unattended and when she was in the company of adults, she was usually inhaling the secondhand smoke emitted from their cigarettes.
Die Wiederentdeckung des größten Klassikers der amerikanischen Literatur – erstmalig seit 1929 in neuer Übersetzung. »Da ist ein Land der Lebenden und ein Land der Toten, und die Brücke zwischen ihnen ist die Liebe - das einzig Bleibende, der einzige Sinn.« Am 20. Juli 1714 stürzen in Peru fünf Menschen in den Tod, als eine von den Indios erbaute Hängebrücke reißt. Ein Franziskanermönch, Zeuge dieser Katastrophe, beginnt den Lebensgeschichten der Toten nachzuforschen. War alles blinder Zufall oder höhere Fügung? Doch je mehr Berichte, Anekdoten und Erinnerungen er zusammenträgt, desto weniger kann er einen höheren Sinn erkennen in dem, was diese Menschen antrieb: die Liebe in ihren unterschiedlichsten Formen. Und vielleicht ist diese Liebe das Einzige, was bleibt.
A fearless investigation of mainstream medicine's most revered dogma, Bridge Across the Abyss is solidly based on trusted medical literature. Find out why advice from authorities on screening tests, blood transfusions, pain and anti-reflux medicines, vitamin supplementation, cholesterol and diet is often wrong. See how clinical trials are slanted. This is a single compendium consisting of a discussion that describes commonly employed clinical practices that are instituted and taught despite the surprising lack of data supporting their use. In essence, these have created a medical dogma that is seldom questioned and accepted as valid regardless of what the evidence has borne out.
It is 1241 AD, and the Mongols have just invaded Europe, effecting a giant collision of cultures. Hungarian King Béla has already declared a state of emergency, Mongolian troops have killed nearly three hundred thousand people in Moscow, and now everyone fears the troops are headed for Poland. As King Boleslav and his son, Prince Alexander, anxiously await the Mongols' next move, they have no idea that a team of cavalry scouts has already made the decision to assassinate the Great Khan of Mongolia. Now all the scouts must do is capture the one person who can help them execute their plan. Tianyin has been assigned to find a girl with one blue eye and one brown eye, possessing a dagger carved with the Great Khan's name—and he must do so before the army seizes Krakow. Angela Cherreh, however, has grown up in Poland without any clue that she is the Mongolian princess they are seeking. And now she stands at the stake, preparing to be burned alive because everyone believes she is a witch. In this historical tale, an assassin and a princess discover that sometimes things do not turn out as expected, especially in an uncertain and dangerous world.
The saga of a working-class, Protestant family's life in rapidly growing Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland in the aftermath of the Battle of Antrim during the United Irishmen uprising of 1798 and continuing until the time of the Potato Famine.
"The Bridge at Quebec provides a full account of the long effort to build a bridge across the St. Lawrence at this difficult site, with particular emphasis on the extraordinary story of the failure of the first bridge, its engineers and their fateful decisions, the terrible collapse of August 29, 1907, and the human tragedies that accompanied it, and the lessons that its story holds even today for engineers and builders as they continue to extend the boundaries of technology. Fully illustrated, the book makes clear to the general reader and technical audience alike the engineering and technical issues involved in this story of one of the world's greatest bridges."--BOOK JACKET.
Taiwan's recent moves to democratize its political system have undermined the "one China" policy and demanded the redefinition of relations between Taiwan and China. Across the Taiwan Strait provides a new and timely look at the pivotal role of democracy in the fifty-year-old conflict. Drawn from the proceedings of a conference organized by the Claremont Institute, the work discusses the varying perceptions of democracy in China and Taiwan and the different democracy movements developing on either side of the Taiwan Strait. It highlights the importance of Taiwan in establishing an Asian experience of democracy, the role of the United States in mediating this discussion of democracy, and the need to ensure that democratic development enhances, rather than destabilizes, the cross-strait relationship.
This beautifully bound HARDCOVER version of ACROSS THE LONG BRIDGE features no less than 134 award-winning poems from the 2nd Margaret Reid Prize for Traditional Verse and the 3rd Tom Howard Poetry Contest for Verse in All Styles and Genres. Poets represented include Osmond Benoliel, Daniel E. Speers, Marie Delgado Travis, Raymond Southall, Jacqueline Cooke, Lynn Sadler, Michael Swan, Ned Condini, Katherine Edgren, Joyce Meyers, Ian A. Hawkins, Shulamit Bat-Or, Graeme King, John Flanagan, Laurie B. Moore, Becky Sakellariou, Sue Chenette, Tara Lee Lavelle, Eileen Favorite, Marie-Suzanne Niedzielska, Mark Stuart Woodcock, Tom Berman, Karin Hoffecker, Harold Fleming, Debbie Camelin, Joseph A. Soldati, and Cheryl Loetscher. Judges John Howard Reid and Dee C. Konrad are also represented.
This volume collects sixty-three stories and novellas written by Heinrich Boll between 1947 and 1985. It brings together selections from Boll's earlier collections and some previously unpublished work. The chronological organization represents the entire span of Boll's career, from the stories of the early postwar period, to the masterfully satirical tales of later years.
'Did you ever feel that you were missing someone you had never met?'. Haunted by the ghost of the wise, mystical, lovely lady who lives just around the corner in time, Richard Bach begins his quest to find her, to learn of love and immortality not in the here-after, but in the here and now. Yet caught in storms of wealth and success, disaster and betrayal, he abandons the search, and the walls he builds for protection become his prison. Then he meets the one brilliant and beautiful woman who can set him free, and with her begins a transforming journey, a magical discovery of love and joy. 'None. . . can touch Richard Bach for his unerring ability to create beauty.' San Diego Tribune
"A tale of grand dreams, shady politics, daring engineering experiments, greed, ambition, and westward expansion, Rails across the Mississippi is the first book-length history since 1881 to document the planning, financing, and construction of the first bridge across the Mississippi River at St. Louis, a national engineering landmark completed in 1874 that is now known as the Eads Bridge. Robert W. Jackson takes a fresh look at this monumental project, dispersing the myths and filling in the gaps left by earlier scholarship."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved