Author: Abiola Dosumu Elegbede-Fernandez
Category: Lagos (Nigeria)
Author: Abiola Dosumu Elegbede-Fernandez
Category: Lagos (Nigeria)
In a future age, Gird will be known as the patron saint of warriors.
Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 356In a future age, Gird will be known as the patron saint of warriors. And although he inspired legend, he was once just a man with a cause. Poverty, fear and anger shaped Gird, as he struggled to survive under an oppressive aristocracy of mageborn magic-wielders. His innate hunger for justice and love for 'his' people have taken him from humble beginnings to leadership of a peasant army. Where reason has failed, it seems the only way to end tyranny is rebellion, with perhaps some help from the gods. But Gird's fondness for drink threatens his mission and his life, as his strengths are tempered with weakness. In his passion to achieve his goals, Gird has also overlooked a great danger in his own camp. He knows his follower Luap is the bastard son of a king. But in spite of Luap's oath to seek no throne and to renounce his mage heritage, he cannot forget his past. And this will shape the Fellowship of Gird in a way no one wanted or predicted.
Author: Zainah Anwar
This volume commemorates the opening of the Lee H. Hamilton Congressional Papers at Indiana University.
Author: Kate Cruikshank
Publisher: Special Publications of the Li
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 521This volume commemorates the opening of the Lee H. Hamilton Congressional Papers at Indiana University. The papers are a selection made by his staff from the approximately 3,500 cartons of records generated from 1965 to 1999 during Hamiltons 34-year tenure in the House of Representatives. The collection richly documents Hamiltons emphasis on constituent relations, his continuous concern for the constitutional role of Congress and its proper functioning, and the development of his leadership in U.S. foreign policy. The Hamilton collections document not only his distinguished congressional career but his commitment to, and work in support of, the belief that the most pressing national and international problems can be successfully addressed through the nonpartisan work of people of good faith within the context of the American form of representative democracy.
Author: Rafael Chacón
Publisher: Yucca Tree Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Emma Monroe's dreams of becoming a teacher are put on hold when her mother dies unexpectedly.
Author: Renae Brumbaugh Green
Publisher: Wild Heart Books
View: 844Emma Monroe's dreams of becoming a teacher are put on hold when her mother dies unexpectedly. She takes a job working for the wealthy Stratton family, but will her feelings for Riley-and his feelings for her-jeopardize her job? And will Riley's family ties keep him from making the most important decision of his life?
Author: Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Author: Hank Manley
View: 652A Legacy of Honor is the saga of Morgan Early spanning the first seventy years of the 20th century. Orphaned at birth in 1900, young Morgan hunts his foster mother’s killer, battles a mountain lion, a grizzly bear and the puzzling advances of a farmer’s daughter. Morgan fights with Pancho Villa in Mexico and the Marines at Belleau Woods. He is a rumrunner during Prohibition and a successful fisherman in Bimini after repeal. Recalled into the Marines in 1942, Morgan lands on the bloody beaches of Tarawa. His heroic life inspires his two sons to join the Marines with tragic results on the island of Iwo Jima and the jungles of Vietnam.
It was actually women who began the French Revolution although no one owns up to that fact.
Author: C. B. Jackson
View: 434It was actually women who began the French Revolution although no one owns up to that fact. And instead of a place of power it began in the unlikely location of the market place. On October 5, 1789 the women of Paris became enraged over the high cost of bread and the scarcity of wheat. Their cry for justice carried them twelve miles outside of Paris to the royal court of Versailles where they captured their monarch, Louis XVI along with his wife, Marie Antoinette and his son, the Dauphin and his daughter Madam Royal. They returned them to the Tuileries Palace in Paris where they remained under guard. In 1792 the royal family made a mad dash escape but were betrayed leading to their recapture and return to the Tuileries. This attempt was seen as a betrayal and began the turn in affection of the French people for their monarchy. More importantly it allowed Maximillian Robespierre and his party of antiroyalists to slip into power, producing murder and mayhem. It was a turning point in the history of France and also royalist Europe.Into this whirlwind of chaos, mystery and intrigue five ancient souls are reunited to repair sins of their past and aid many of the innocent victims of the revolution, including wrongfully accused aristocrats, falsely imprisoned women and the orphans of Paris and Bordeaux. As they had aided the innocent victims of the Knights Templar's fabricated disgrace in the past, they would now repeat their feats again with the monies from a portion of the fabled treasure of the Templars, left in their care four hundred years ago.
These stories form the heart of Legacy of Honor and offer us a chance to appreciate the profound impact that Eagle Scouts have had on American history and the lasting role they will play in our country's future.
Author: Alvin Townley
View: 265Over the past century, America's Eagle Scouts have earned a reputation for service, virtue, and leadership that is recognized throughout the world. But few people realize the full extent to which Eagle Scouts have made a mark on American history. They have served as astronauts, soldiers, politicians, and businessmen, but they have also been the fathers, brothers, Scoutmasters, coaches, and other role models who have played an integral part in American life. Alvin Townley set out across the country to hear the stories of these Eagle Scouts. He spoke with individuals from every region, of every age and every background, some of whom have risen to fame as public figures while others have left a lasting impact outside of the spotlight. The Eagle Scouts who share their experiences include Bill Gates, Sr., Bill Bradley, J. W. Marriott, Jr., Ross Perot, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Lugar, Michael Dukakis, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, coach Chan Gailey, and Capt. Jim Lovell of Apollo 13. The book also explores the virtues of a Tuskegee Airman, a Vietnam War POW, a September 11 NYPD hero, a crew of Hurricane Katrina relief workers, and a host of others from every walk of life. During his journey, Alvin discovered stories of character, courage, and inspiration that belong not only to Eagle Scouts but to all Americans. These stories form the heart of Legacy of Honor and offer us a chance to appreciate the profound impact that Eagle Scouts have had on American history and the lasting role they will play in our country's future.
The volume is offered in honour of Professor Branigan, as a reflection of his influence in shaping our current understanding of Minoan society.
Author: Maria Relaki
Publisher: Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology
View: 208From the Foundations to the Legacy seeks to examine how the developmental trajectory of a single site can offer insights into regional patterns, the importance of integrating local survey information in reconstructing general historical processes and the significance of temporal variability in the construction of space. Evaluating the general frameworks within which Minoan archaeology operates, scholars assess the usefulness of chronological horizons in understanding continuity and change and providing a critical framework for the diachronic analysis of culture, the degree to which the study of settlement patterns can reveal structural continuity through time and the political reach of territorial states. The way the power bases of Minoan society were articulated through the interplay between individual and collective social strategies is the focus of a few papers, further illustrated by in-depth considerations of the role and value of material culture from a social and technological perspective. The largest portion of discussion is devoted to mortuary practices. Some contributors focus on reassessing the significance of micro-patterns in the articulation of mortuary behaviour, while others emphasize broader temporal and spatial processes that affect practices of ostentatious display in burial, all being unified under the overarching perspective provided by recent osteoarchaeological studies which throw critical light on mortuary ritual and the constitution of the social units using the cemeteries. The volume is offered in honour of Keith Branigan's remarkable contribution to the archaeology of Bronze Age Crete and the great inroads his work has made into our understanding of Minoan society. His work has profoundly influenced subsequent generations of archaeologists.
The chapters in this volume have their origins in the conference The Legacy of
the Chicago School, held from the 13th to the 14th September, 2007 at the
magnificent Britannia Hotel Manchester, England. The conference organizers
Author: Christopher Hart
View: 636A collection of original essays celebrating the legacy of the Chicago School of Sociology during the first half of the 20th century. Contributors - Professor Howard S. Becker, San Francisco, USA. Professor Ian Shaw, University of York, England. Professor Roger A. Salerno, Chair Sociology and Anthropology, Pace University, New York City, USA. Professor Brian Roberts, University of Glamorgan, Wales. Dennis W. MacDonald, Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology, Saint Anselm College, USA. Dr Julie L. Arthur Kirby, Edge Hill University, England. Professor Martyn Hammersley, The Open University, England. Dr Matthias Gross, UFZ, Permoserstr. Leipzig, Germany. Dr Shane Blackman, Canterbury Christ Church University, England. Dr Filipa Subtil, Instituto Politecnico de Lisboa, Portugal and Jose Luis Garcia, Instituto de Ciencias Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa.
Written in a flowing and riveting style, the book highlights the accomplishments of
The Regiment attained by individual members who served together, often
through hardship and horror, to establish a legacy of courage, honour, and
service to ...
Author: Bernd Horn
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 205Canadaa s oldest permanent force infantry regiment has left a legacy of professionalism and courage, paid for in the blood, bravery, and tenacity of its members.
A brilliant man but a humble one, he placed service to his country above personal glory.This book gives us a glimpse of the life, culture and traditions of a rural town in northern Philippines that helped shape the mind and values of ...
Author: Gloria Balmaceda Gozum
View: 680Known for his notable achievements in Philippine government, particularly the creation of the Department of Commerce and Industry, and his leadership in the establishment of the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines, Cornelio Balmaceda, former Secretary of Commerce and Industry, was also a writer and a journalist. Leaving the farmlands of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, where he grew up, he began a career that made him one of his country's distinguished economists. A brilliant man but a humble one, he placed service to his country above personal glory.This book gives us a glimpse of the life, culture and traditions of a rural town in northern Philippines that helped shape the mind and values of Cornelio Balmaceda.This is the story of his life.
In addition to the advance in rank, he received the Medal of Honor, Distinguished
Service Medal, Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, Bronze Star, four
Air Medals, and decorations from England, France, Belgium, Poland, China, ...
Author: Jim Harris
Legacy. fense of honour , this is even dearer than Life . He therefore who
designedly blafts anothers good Name commits an Act of Cruelty , as well as
Injustice ; and the Criminality of it is encreased by his hurting another at the fame
time he ...
Author: Joan Leotta
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing In
And it reveals our debt of honour to Captain Savige and his marvellous legacy of hope and compassion. This book is a wonderful tribute to an incredible Australian, who displayed kindness and compassion to a community in crisis.
Author: Sarah Lindenmayer
Publisher: Australian Self Publishing Group
View: 242War is the father and king of all: some he has made gods and some men; some slaves and others free – Heraclitus of Ephesus. One hundred years have passed since Captain Stanley Savige, an Anzac, signed up for a hell-raising, secret military mission in January 1918; one he was not expected to survive. Sailing up the palm fringed Tigris River with Dunsterforce to the exotic lands of Scheherazade and whirling dervishes, he never imagined that within a few months he and his men would stare death in the face during one of the most extraordinary episodes of Australian military history. Against immense odds in the mountain wilderness of northern Persia, Captain Savige rescued sixty to eighty thousand Assyrian refugees from genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. But why was he there and who are the Assyrians? Untold until now, this remarkable odyssey speaks to the mystery of human suffering, courage and sacrifice. And it reveals our debt of honour to Captain Savige and his marvellous legacy of hope and compassion. This book is a wonderful tribute to an incredible Australian, who displayed kindness and compassion to a community in crisis. One hundred years have passed and finally this significant humanitarian story is receiving the recognition it deserves. Sarah Lindenmayer is to be commended for bringing this important story to life - The Savige Family Officially supported by Legacy Melbourne, authorised by the Savige Family and endorsed by the Australian Assyrian Community.
29 The legacy of epic tradition is doubtless especially strong in this story , but
military honour was compelling . In the final resistance to Tukulor invasion ,
Shehu Amadu ' s grandson , famed for his reckless courage and sense of honour
, led a ...
Author: John Iliffe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 230Publisher Description
received a legacy, its value could not exceed that of the legacy received by the
heir or heirs. Despite all these obstacles, there is evidence to suggest that there
were a considerable number of wealthy women in Rome. It should also be ...
Author: Isabel Pérez Molina
View: 956This study analyses the legal condition of women in Catalonia, Spain, in the early modern ages, particularly during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, by way of the study of primary legal sources. The legal discourse was conceived as being different for men and women: women were treated as a specific social category, were judicially discriminated against and were given inferior legal personality. Following the moral discourse of the time, jurists classified women as honest and dishonest, and tried to establish a physical and legal barrier to divide the good from the bad. As a result, women were before the law, pawns for male decisions. However, women did not easily comply with the submissive role attributed to them and, as civil lawsuits show, often they used the law that discriminated them in their own benefit.