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Dressed for a Dance in the Snow PDF Book By Monika Zgustova

Dressed for a Dance in the Snow

  • Author: Monika Zgustova
  • ISBN Code: : 1590511840
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 879 Readers
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A poignant and unexpectedly inspirational account of women's suffering and resilience in Stalin's forced labor camps, diligently transcribed in the kitchens and living rooms of nine survivors. The pain inflicted by the gulags has cast a long and dark shadow over Soviet-era history. Zgustová's collection of interviews with former female prisoners not only chronicles the hardships of the camps, but also serves as testament to the power of beauty in face of adversity. Where one would expect to find stories of hopelessness and despair, Zgustová has unearthed tales of the love, art, and friendship that persisted in times of tragedy. Across the Soviet Union, prisoners are said to have composed and memorized thousands of verses. Galya Sanova, born in a Siberian gulag, remembers reading from a hand-stitched copy of Little Red Riding Hood. Irina Emelyanova passed poems to the male prisoner she had grown to love. In this way, the arts lent an air of humanity to the women's brutal realities. These stories, collected in the vein of Svetlana Alexievich's Nobel Prize-winning oral histories, turn one of the darkest periods of the Soviet era into a song of human perseverance, in a way that reads as an intimate family history.

A Dance of Assassins PDF Book By Allen F. Roberts

A Dance of Assassins

  • Author: Allen F. Roberts
  • ISBN Code: : 0253007593
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Page : 328 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 635 Readers
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A Dance of Assassins presents the competing histories of how Congolese Chief Lusinga and Belgian Lieutenant Storms engaged in a deadly clash while striving to establish hegemony along the southwestern shores of Lake Tanganyika in the 1880s. While Lusinga participated in the east African slave trade, Storms’ secret mandate was to meet Henry Stanley’s eastward march and trace "a white line across the Dark Continent" to legitimize King Leopold’s audacious claim to the Congo. Confrontation was inevitable, and Lusinga lost his head. His skull became the subject of a sinister evolutionary treatise, while his ancestral figure is now considered a treasure of the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Allen F. Roberts reveals the theatricality of early colonial encounter and how it continues to influence Congolese and Belgian understandings of history today.

A Dance of Light and Dark PDF Book By David Wind

A Dance of Light and Dark

  • Author: David Wind
  • ISBN Code: : 1736891472
  • Publisher : ColSaw Publications / DMW
  • Page : 305 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 939 Readers
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The Saga of Nevaeh continues in the Post-Apocalyptic Epic Sci-Fi Series, Tales of Nevaeh, with … A Dance of Light and Dark, pitting young Queen Inaria of Freemorn against the Dark Sorceresses controlled by the Masters, as they try to kill the child Inaria carries, the child destined to change the world, and to stop the Dark Masters. Together with Princes Enaid, The Warlord, Roth, and her husband, King Nosaj, she meets the Dark Sorceresses on their chosen battleground. A Dance of Light and Dark continues the Tales of Nevaeh series, as the Queen of Freemorn fights to protect the child she carries—the child prophecy has foretold will lead Nevaeh to break the hold of the Dark Masters, forever—the child who will become the most powerful sorceress ever born in Nevaeh. From the first book in the Tales of Nevaeh series, the International Bestselling Born to Magic, the critics have called Tales of Nevaeh a mix between Shannara, The Hundred Series, with a dash of GoT and a dollop of Andre Norton. A Dance of Light and Dark combines futuristic dystopian societies ruled by magic and metaphysical elements with science fiction in this Epic Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Fantasy series based upon the magic that grew from the science & technology of the 20th & 21st centuries

The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy PDF Book By Jon Cree,Marina Robb

The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy

  • Author: Jon Cree,Marina Robb
  • ISBN Code: : 1000335763
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 406 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 283 Readers
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This book is a complete guide to Forest School provision and Nature Pedagogy and it examines the models, methods, worldviews and values that underpin teaching in nature. Cree and Robb show how a robust Nature Pedagogy can support learning, behaviour, and physical and emotional wellbeing, and, importantly, a deeper relationship with the natural world. They offer an overview of what a Forest School programme could look like through the year. The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy provides ‘real-life’ examples from a variety of contexts, sample session plans and detailed guidance on using language, crafting and working with the natural world. This accessible resource guides readers along the Forest School path, covering topics such as: the history of nature education; our sensory system in nature; Forest School ethos and worldview and playing and crafting in the natural world. Guiding practitioners through planning for a programme, including taking care of a woodland site and preparing all the essential policies and procedures for working with groups and nature, this book is written by dedicated Forest School and nature education experts and is essential reading for settings, schools, youth groups, families and anyone working with children and young people.

The Druid Path PDF Book By Marah Ellis Ryan

The Druid Path

  • Author: Marah Ellis Ryan
  • ISBN Code: : 1613102925
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Page : 321 pages
  • Genre : Ireland
  • Reviews : 877 Readers
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A Dance of Cranes PDF Book By Steve Burrows

A Dance of Cranes

  • Author: Steve Burrows
  • ISBN Code: : 1459740831
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Page : 392 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 978 Readers
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Two separate continents, one shared fate: Death knows no boundaries. Newly estranged from his girlfriend, Lindy, Inspector Domenic Jejeune has returned to Canada to the news that his brother, Damian, has gone missing in Wood Buffalo National Park while conducting field research on Whooping Cranes. But even if Jejeune can find Damian in the vast, remote wilderness, staying alive afterward may prove a far greater challenge. Back in the U.K., Sergeant Danny Maik is on a missing person search of his own. Maik must try to track Lindy down after Jejeune's plan to protect her fails and she is abducted by a sociopathic killer. The disturbing circumstances of Lindy’s disappearance mean that even if he finds her, the danger will not be over. Across two continents, the lives of Domenic and Lindy are spiralling toward a shared fate. And it seems there is nothing anyone can do to help them.

A Dance of Cranes PDF Book By Steve Burrows

A Dance of Cranes

  • Author: Steve Burrows
  • ISBN Code: : 1459740823
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Page : 392 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 414 Readers
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As Inspector Domenic Jejeune searches for his missing brother in Wood Buffalo National Park, back in Saltmarsh, his estranged girlfriend Lindy is kidnapped by a dangerous foe, and it falls to his colleague Sergeant Danny Maik to rescue her.

Farewell to Shulamit PDF Book By Carsten Wilke

Farewell to Shulamit

  • Author: Carsten Wilke
  • ISBN Code: : 3110498871
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 178 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 805 Readers
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The Song of Songs, a lyric cycle of love scenes without a narrative plot, has often been considered as the Bible’s most beautiful and enigmatic book. The present study questions the still dominant exegetical convention that merges all of the Song’s voices into the dialogue of a single couple, its composite heroine Shulamit being a projection screen for norms of womanhood. An alternative socio-spatial reading, starting with the Hebrew text’s strophic patterns and its references to historical realia, explores the poem’s artful alternation between courtly, urban, rural, and pastoral scenes with their distinct characters. The literary construction of social difference juxtaposes class-specific patterns of consumption, mobility, emotion, power structures, and gender relations. This new image of the cycle as a detailed poetic frieze of ancient society eventually leads to a precise hypothesis concerning its literary and religious context in the Hellenistic age, as well as its geographical origins in the multiethnic borderland east of the Jordan. In a Jewish echo of anthropological skepticism, the poem emphasizes the plurality and relativity of the human condition while praising the communicative powers of pleasure, fantasy, and multifarious Eros.

The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen PDF Book By Hans Christian Andersen

The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

  • Author: Hans Christian Andersen
  • ISBN Code: : 1627889507
  • Publisher : Race Point Publishing
  • Page : 600 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 542 Readers
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Let your imagination soar with this edition of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tales! The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen is the next edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, featuring works from the famous Danish poet. His classic works include fairy-tale favorites such as, "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Princess and the Pea," "Thumbelina," and "The Emperor's New Clothes." It's perfect for adults and children alike.

Asian Folk Tales and Legends PDF Book By Suzee Leong

Asian Folk Tales and Legends

  • Author: Suzee Leong
  • ISBN Code: : 9674154787
  • Publisher : MPH Group Publishing Sdn Bhd
  • Page : 152 pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 132 Readers
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Every country has its own enduring stories. Heroes and heroines leave behind a legacy in folklore. This collection comprises memorable folk tales from Asia that touch on the mystical, the comic and tragic, and the weird and wonderful. Readers of different ages will be deeply moved or entertained by them.

A Dance in Donegal PDF Book By Jennifer Deibel

A Dance in Donegal

  • Author: Jennifer Deibel
  • ISBN Code: : 149342856X
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 624 Readers
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"Deibel's descriptions of Ireland's landscape, enticing cuisine, sonorous language, and vibrant culture converge to form a spectacular background for the story."--BookPage starred review All of her life, Irish-American Moira Doherty has relished her mother's descriptions of Ireland. When her mother dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1920, Moira decides to fulfill her mother's wish that she become the teacher in Ballymann, her home village in Donegal, Ireland. After an arduous voyage, Moira arrives to a new home and a new job in an ancient country. Though a few locals offer a warm welcome, others are distanced by superstition and suspicion. Rumors about Moira's mother are unspoken in her presence but threaten to derail everything she's journeyed to Ballymann to do. Moira must rely on the kindness of a handful of friends--and the strength of Sean, an unsettlingly handsome thatcher who keeps popping up unannounced--as she seeks to navigate a life she'd never dreamed of . . . but perhaps was meant to live. Jennifer Deibel's debut novel delights the senses, bringing to life the sights, sounds, smells, and language of a lush country and a colorful people. Historical romance fans will embrace her with open arms. "God's redemptive love is the highlight of this debut work . . . Fans of historical Christian romances in the vein of Kristi Ann Hunter and Jen Turano will want to keep an eye on Deibel."--Library Journal "Deibel's exemplarily executed debut is a touching tale of love and forgiveness that also beautifully captures the warmth and magic of 1920s Ireland. The author's flair for vivid characterization is especially striking in Moira, whose realistic struggles with her faith give her memorable depth and relatability."--Booklist

Spider in a Tree PDF Book By Susan Stinson

Spider in a Tree

  • Author: Susan Stinson
  • ISBN Code: : 1618730703
  • Publisher : Small Beer Press
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 194 Readers
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Eighteenth-century preacher Jonathan Edwards made the town of Northampton famous for its piety before the town rejected him.

Slave Narratives Mega Collection. 18 of the Most Moving & Telling Memoirs. Illustrated PDF Book By Solomon Northup,Booker T. Washington,Frederick Douglass,Olaudah Equiano,Mary Prince,Charles Ball,Thomas H. Jones,Phillis Wheatley,William Robinson,Louis Hughes,Elizabeth Keckley,Josiah Henson,Old Elizabeth,Annie L. Burton,Lucy A. Delaney,Lunsford Lane,L.S. Thompson

Slave Narratives Mega Collection. 18 of the Most Moving & Telling Memoirs. Illustrated

  • Author: Solomon Northup,Booker T. Washington,Frederick Douglass,Olaudah Equiano,Mary Prince,Charles Ball,Thomas H. Jones,Phillis Wheatley,William Robinson,Louis Hughes,Elizabeth Keckley,Josiah Henson,Old Elizabeth,Annie L. Burton,Lucy A. Delaney,Lunsford Lane,L.S. Thompson
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Page : 2213 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 880 Readers
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Slavery in the United States lasted more than two centuries. The adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in December 1865 abolished slavery after the American Civil War. The first slaves were forcibly removed from Africa by British slave traders beginning in the early 1600s. Redoshi, later renamed Sally Smith, was the last surviving female slave brought to the U.S. from Africa. A Benoise war captive, she was illegally transported to the US (importing slaves having been outlawed 50 years prior). The last surviving male slave, Oluale Kossula (aka Cudjo Lewis), had been transported on the sale ship and was most likely part of the Yoruba people in Benin. The quality of a slave’s life depended completely on their master’s will. It was considered normal, for example, for masters to rape their slaves, who were considered their property. Slaves who escaped were branded, killed, or punished severely in other ways. Solomon Northup Twelve Years a Slave Booker T. Washington Up From Slavery Frederick Douglass From Slavery to Freedom Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African Harriet Ann Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Mary Prince The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave Charles Ball Fifty Years in Chains Or, the Life of an American Slave Thomas H. Jones Experience and Personal Narrative of Uncle Tom Jones; Who Was for Forty Years a Slave Phillis Wheatley Religious and Moral Poems William H. Robinson From Log Cabin to the Pulpit, or, Fifteen Years in Slavery Louis Hughes Thirty Years A Slave Elizabeth Keckley Behind the Scenes Josiah Henson The Life of Josiah Henson Old Elizabeth Memoir of Old Elizabeth, A Coloured Woman Annie L. Burton Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days Lucy A. Delaney From the Darkness Cometh the Light, or Struggles for Freedom Lunsford Lane The Narrative of Lunsford Lane, Formerly of Raleigh, N.C. L. S. Thompson The Story of Mattie J. Jackson

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse PDF Book By Lawrence Block

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse

  • Author: Lawrence Block
  • ISBN Code: : 0061806676
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 825 Readers
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A successful socialite's beautiful wife was raped and murdered in her own home -- and Matt Scudder believes the victim's "grieving" husband was responsible for the outrage. But to prove it, the haunted p.i. must descend into the depths of New York's sex-for-sale underworld, where young lives are commodities to be bought, perverted...and destroyed.

Innocence and Villainy PDF Book By J. J. O'Kelly

Innocence and Villainy

  • Author: J. J. O'Kelly
  • ISBN Code: : 9781456857967
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 305 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 320 Readers
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School board defendants are poisoned during a courtroom farce and Jim O'Kelly is a suspect. Jim's youth and education are garnished by mostly innocent older girls. He and Pat Wakely honeymoon and join the 'mile high club'. Jim supports racial integration and is fired from his position as school principal in Cobacco County, Virginia. Educators flee from Cobacco County's villainous Ku Klux Klan. Jim and black ex-educator Howard Hammond sue the Cobacco School Board for employment discrimination. Police investigate others suspected of the courtroom murders. The guilty party confesses on a death bed. Cobacco public schools integrate.

The Mysterious Stranger, and Other Stories PDF Book By Mark Twain

The Mysterious Stranger, and Other Stories

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Page : 125 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 962 Readers
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"The Mysterious Stranger, and Other Stories" by Mark Twain was an experimental novel of sorts written by the acclaimed American writer. Twain worked on this story over multiple years, revising and rewriting it as time went on, but with a few key characteristics that remained throughout. This supernatural novel is a quirky adventure that will keep readers enticed until the last page.

Dance in Saratoga Springs PDF Book By Denise Warner Limoli

Dance in Saratoga Springs

  • Author: Denise Warner Limoli
  • ISBN Code: : 1614239207
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 331 Readers
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Known to aspiring dancers and ballet enthusiasts worldwide, Saratoga Springs is much more than the home of the National Museum of Dance. The arts have always been nurtured in the Spa City, and in 1964, the world-famous founder of the New York City Ballet, George Balanchine, decided to make the new Saratoga Performing Arts Center his company's summer home. The company has brought some of the world's most famous dancers and choreographers to Saratoga ever since. Skidmore College offered one of the best dance programs in the nation, and several prestigious academies and summer programs have made Saratoga their home, helping young people from Lake Avenue and around the world achieve that illustrious dream of dancing professionally. Skidmore dance professor Denise Warner Limoli narrates this beautiful history, from turn-of-the-century "floral fetes" to today's vibrant dance community.

White Men or Native Americans - Who are the Real Savages? PDF Book By Jessica Narloch

White Men or Native Americans - Who are the Real Savages?

  • Author: Jessica Narloch
  • ISBN Code: : 3869437960
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 17 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 579 Readers
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Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1.3, University of Duisburg-Essen, language: English, abstract: Texts written during the time of the settlement in America often include descriptions of Indian tribes and Native Americans. In these descriptions the Indians are often called “Savages” because of their outer appearance and their behaviour. But were those Indians really savages, barbarians or devils? Were they as uncivilized as often described or are those images the result of misunderstandings? Is it possible that they were more civilized than the White Men? To answer these questions it is necessary to have a closer look on those texts, for example, the texts of John Smith and Benjamin Franklin who build up different pictures of the Native Americans and the White Men. Smith’s and Franklin’s texts have varying approaches and backgrounds but both men had close contact to the Indians. Therefore their texts are good basics to answer the questions in an objective way because their varying descriptions make it possible to carefully consider the facts and opinions. Because both texts are subjective it is also necessary to give some facts about Indian tribes and their ways of life. John Smith’s text is about the Powhatan whereas Benjamin Franklin mostly writes about the Iroquois. Therefore it is obvious to also consider facts about those tribes and not only refer to Smith and Franklin. All these background information will help to clarify who “the real savages” are.

Walking in the Woods PDF Book By Herb Belcourt

Walking in the Woods

  • Author: Herb Belcourt
  • ISBN Code: : 1897142862
  • Publisher : Brindle and Glass
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 407 Readers
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Reflecting on his evolving identity as a human being, a Canadian and a Métis westerner, Herb Belcourt tells the remarkable story of one familys enduring connection to the dramatic history of western Canada. Belcourt traces his ancestry directly to an early French-Canadian voyageur and his Cree-Métis wife who lived in Ruperts Land after 1800. The eldest of ten children, Belcourt grew up in a small log home near Lac Ste. Anne during the Depression. His father purchased furs from local First Nations and Métis trappers and, with arduous work, began a family fur trading business that survives to this day. When Belcourt left home at 15 to become a labourer in coal mines and sawmills, his father told him to save his money so he could work for himself. Over the next three decades, Belcourt began a number of small Alberta businesses that prospered and eventually enabled him to make significant contributions to the Métis community in Alberta. Belcourt has devoted over 30 years of his life to improving access to affordable housing and further education for aboriginal Albertans. In 1971, he co-founded Canative Housing Corporation, a non-profit agency charged with providing homes for urban aboriginal people who confronted housing discrimination in Edmonton and Calgary. In 2004, Belcourt and his colleagues established the Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards Fund, a $13-million endowment with a mandate to support the educational dreams of Métis youth and mature students in Alberta and to make a permanent difference in the lives of Métis Albertans. Awarded an honourary doctorate of laws by the University of Alberta in 2001, Belcourt is also the 2006 recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Housing. In this memoir, Walking In the Woods, he describes Albertas opportunities with admiration while speaking bluntly about the loss of aboriginal and Métis land in western Canada, and about the difficult consequences of generations of interracial misunderstanding in the West. Addressed to young Métis, and to all Canadians, he speaks with compelling candour about his love for this country, and his concerns about its future.

L. M. MONTGOMERY – Ultimate Collection: 20 Novels & 170+ Short Stories, Poetry, Letters and Autobiography (Including The Complete Anne of Green Gables Series & Emily Starr Trilogy) PDF Book By Lucy Maud Montgomery

L. M. MONTGOMERY – Ultimate Collection: 20 Novels & 170+ Short Stories, Poetry, Letters and Autobiography (Including The Complete Anne of Green Gables Series & Emily Starr Trilogy)

  • Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • ISBN Code: : 8026865103
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Page : 2690 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 270 Readers
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Dawn at Last PDF Book By Rev. L. C. M. Ibeh

Dawn at Last

  • Author: Rev. L. C. M. Ibeh
  • ISBN Code: : 1543450261
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 266 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 310 Readers
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Discovering that the Lord was calling him to the priestly ministry, Clay responds wholeheartedly to the Lords plan for his life. His journey to priesthood is not an easy one; he encounters overwhelming obstacles and tough trials. Even so, Clay presses forward in fervent zeal, fixing his gaze on the Lord, understanding that the cross is inevitably part of following Christ. He trusts that God is at work in his life at all times, molding and shaping him into a vessel of love and grace. At last, it is a story of the victory of faith! Clays lifes story is a striking testimony of Gods faithfulness and unfailing grace towards those who trust in Him. This book will surely inspire some people who face certain difficult times to realize that the Lord has not finished with them. It will stir up in their hearts the desire to invite Christ to walk with them; and when they do so, Christ will turn their trying times into a story of triumph.

Emily Climbs PDF Book By L. M. Montgomery

Emily Climbs

  • Author: L. M. Montgomery
  • ISBN Code: : 1551992930
  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 759 Readers
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Emily Starr was born with the desire to write. As an orphan living on New Moon Farm, writing helped her face the difficult, lonely times. But now all her friends are going away to high school in nearby Shrewsbury, and her old-fashioned, tyrannical aunt Elizabeth will only let her go if she promises to stop writing! All the same, this is the first step in Emily's climb to success. Once in town, Emily's activities set the Shrewsbury gossips buzzing. When Emily has her poems published and writes for the town newspaper, success seems to be on its way--and with it the first whispers of romance.

At Home in the Woods PDF Book By Bradford Angier,Vena Angier

At Home in the Woods

  • Author: Bradford Angier,Vena Angier
  • ISBN Code: : 1608934438
  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 891 Readers
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One hundred years ago, Henry Thoreau wrote of the charms and joys of simple living in the woods, away from the hectic nuisances of our city civilization. His philosophy has become part of our American heritage, as sound today as the day he first set it down. But his advice on the simple life has seemed too rugged for later generations, brought up in cities, pampered with conveniences and scared of nature. Vena and Brad Angier were fed up with their city bound existence and longtime readers and admirers of Thoreau, they set out to see if his discoveries were valid today. This is the account of two wilderness-loving tenderfeet, who headed for the tall timber on the banks of the Peace River, British Columbia. There near the trading post of Hudson Hope they found their Walden. How they made themselves ‘At Home in the Woods,’ stocked their cabin, met their interesting wilderness neighbors who helped them get settled and who saw them through their first winter makes honest and exciting reading. The city-bred Angiers found out that Thoreau was right when he wrote: “What people say you can not do, you try and find you can.”

The Dance of Death PDF Book By Francis Douce

The Dance of Death

  • Author: Francis Douce
  • ISBN Code: : 5040893450
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 840 Readers
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The Woman in the Wood PDF Book By Lesley Pearse

The Woman in the Wood

  • Author: Lesley Pearse
  • ISBN Code: : 1405921072
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 773 Readers
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'A gripping new novel' HELLO! Magazine _______________ London, 1960 The lives of teenage twins Maisy and Duncan change forever the night their sick mother is taken to an asylum. Sent to live in the New Forest with their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham, they feel unloved and abandoned. And when one day Duncan doesn't come home from exploring in the forest, no one - least of all his grandmother - appears to care about his disappearance. The police, who've found the bodies of other missing boys, offer little hope of finding Duncan alive. Yet Maisy refuses to give up. Though she doesn't know the woods well, she knows someone who does. The strange old woman who lives at their heart. Dare Maisy enlist the help of the woman in the wood? _______________ 'A real page-turner, a family story that is multi-layered just as you'd expect from Lesley Pearse, who is deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers' My Weekly 'Characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail

Under A Dancing Star PDF Book By Laura Wood

Under A Dancing Star

  • Author: Laura Wood
  • ISBN Code: : 140719478X
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Page : 356 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 543 Readers
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In grey, 1930s England, Bea has grown up kicking against the conventions of the time, all the while knowing that she will one day have to marry someone her parents choose - someone rich enough to keep the family estate alive. But she longs for so much more - for adventure, excitement, travel, and maybe even romance. When she gets the chance to spend the summer in Italy with her bohemian uncle and his fianc_e, a whole world is opened up to Bea - a world that includes Ben, a cocky young artist who just happens to be infuriatingly handsome too. Sparks fly between the quick-witted pair until one night, under the stars, a challenge is set: can Bea and Ben put aside their teasing and have the perfect summer romance? With their new friends gleefully setting the rules for their fling, Bea and Ben can agree on one thing at least: they absolutely, positively will not, cannot fall in love... A long, hot summer of kisses and mischief unfolds - but storm clouds are gathering across Europe, and home is calling. Every summer has to end - but for Bea, this might be just the beginning.

Readings in Performance and Ecology PDF Book By Wendy Arons,Theresa J. May

Readings in Performance and Ecology

  • Author: Wendy Arons,Theresa J. May
  • ISBN Code: : 1137011696
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 243 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 131 Readers
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This ground-breaking collection focuses on how theatre, dance, and other forms of performance are helping to transform our ecological values. Top scholars explore how familiar and new works of performance can help us recognize our reciprocal relationship with the natural world and how it helps us understand the way we are connected to the land.

A Dance of Smoke and Steel PDF Book By Milla Vane

A Dance of Smoke and Steel

  • Author: Milla Vane
  • ISBN Code: : 0593197194
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 678 Readers
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As Anumith the Destroyer’s army draws nearer to the western realms, an alliance is forming to stand against him. The heir to the throne of Krimathe embarks upon a quest for the goddess Vela—a quest that the goddess has promised will give her strength enough to defeat the Destroyer. All that Laina must do is stay silent…and serve a man she has sworn to kill. A man who helped destroy her family. The son of a demon warlord and only recently freed from years of torture, Saxen seeks to make amends to his people before facing the justice of the Krimathean queen’s blade. When a mysterious, silent woman who wears a questing cloak joins his small band of warriors, he only wishes to rid himself of her. But she isn’t so easy to get rid of—and fulfilling her quest will come at a far higher cost than Laina can imagine. For she might gain the strength to defeat the Destroyer…but what she needs from Saxen will destroy him first.

Jumping the Color Line PDF Book By Susie Trenka

Jumping the Color Line

  • Author: Susie Trenka
  • ISBN Code: : 0861969758
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 508 Readers
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From the first synchronized sound films of the late 1920s through the end of World War II, African American music and dance styles were ubiquitous in films. Black performers, however, were marginalized, mostly limited to appearing in "specialty acts" and various types of short films, whereas stardom was reserved for Whites. Jumping the Color Line discusses vernacular jazz dance in film as a focal point of American race relations. Looking at intersections of race, gender, and class, the book examines how the racialized and gendered body in film performs, challenges, and negotiates identities and stereotypes. Arguing for the transformative and subversive potential of jazz dance performance onscreen, the six chapters address a variety of films and performers, including many that have received little attention to date. Topics include Hollywood's first Black female star (Nina Mae McKinney), male tap dance "class acts" in Black-cast short films of the early 1930s, the film career of Black tap soloist Jeni LeGon, the role of dance in the Soundies jukebox shorts of the 1940s, cinematic images of the Lindy hop, and a series of teen films from the early 1940s that appealed primarily to young White fans of swing culture. With a majority of examples taken from marginal film forms, such as shorts and B movies, the book highlights their role in disseminating alternative images of racial and gender identities as embodied by dancers – images that were at least partly at odds with those typically found in major Hollywood productions.

Dance of the Ages PDF Book By Dr. Michael Shepard

Dance of the Ages

  • Author: Dr. Michael Shepard
  • ISBN Code: : 154348431X
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 134 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 726 Readers
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My journey began as a university student. Armed with a fresh encounter with God, I set out on my destiny. In fraternity with a few other like-minded men, I captured the vision of giving away what I had encountered. I had lived, primarily up to this occasion, for myself. I had unwittingly filled the insecurities, the holes in my heart, with pride and selfishness. Gaining approval and performance orientation were unspoken mantras in my life. However, I was on a new trek! It was all about loving others, helping, serving, and reaching people. The Great Commission became my great obsession. My pursuit was vigorous, yet over time, it left me drained of vigor! I found myself in a strange, uncharted place within. I grasped for new vitality in my God-life. I found and apprehended a new handle in my life. It was a new corridor! I found new energy in the quest of seeking after God and loving God. I became a God chaser. I saw the priority of being a God seeker rather than a people seeker. The flames of my God-life were fanned! After several years of traveling this route, to my amazement, my flame began to burn out. The battery of my emotions and will were drained in a way I had experienced before. I wilted in the race of running with the Great Commission. I became heavy, carrying the weight of being a God chaser. Why was my soul gas tank low? Weren't these honorable pursuits? I had loved myself, others, and then God. How, then, shall I go forward with my God-life? Let's relook at the road map and recalibrate the compass. Come...take a journey with me!

Birder Murder Mysteries 6-Book Bundle PDF Book By Steve Burrows

Birder Murder Mysteries 6-Book Bundle

  • Author: Steve Burrows
  • ISBN Code: : 1459746236
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Page : 2240 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 289 Readers
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Read all six books in the acclaimed, award-winning Birder Murder Mystery series. A Siege of Bitterns Domenic Jejeune is a reluctant police hero but an enthusiastic birdwatcher. After he's promoted to a post in the heart of Britain's birding country, his first case involves the murder of an environmentalist. Torn between loyalties to his job and his hobby, Jejeune faces mistrust from his colleagues and self-doubt as he works to solve the case. A Pitying of Doves When a senior attaché with the Mexican Consulate is found dead alongside the director of a local bird sanctuary, many details pique Inspector Jejeune’s interest, including a vacant field research position — a full-time job studying birds. Is this the escape from policing that he has been looking for? But first there’s a murder to solve. A Cast of Falcons A man falling to his death from a remote cliff sets off a high-stakes chase for Inspector Domenic Jejeune, who pursues a ruthless killer knowing any misstep could bring down wrath from above on Domenic, his family, and the entire police force. A Shimmer of Hummingbirds The desperate departure of his fugitive brother has left Chief Inspector Jejeune rattled, and those around him nursing lingering suspicions. When evidence surfaces that may prove his brother’s innocence, Jejeune decides to take a leave of absence to pursue it. But his replacement looks as if he may want the position to be more than temporary. A Tiding of Magpies Domenic Jejeune finds himself looking back into the case that made him a star. Under a punishing spotlight and with his girlfriend, Lindy, in grave danger, Jejeune must catch a murderer on the loose while keeping his career — and life — intact. A Dance of Cranes As Inspector Domenic Jejeune searches for his missing brother in Wood Buffalo National Park, back in Saltmarsh, his estranged girlfriend Lindy is kidnapped by a dangerous foe, and it falls to his colleague Sergeant Danny Maik to rescue her.

The Joys of Being a Woman and other Papers PDF Book By Winifred Kirkland

The Joys of Being a Woman and other Papers

  • Author: Winifred Kirkland
  • ISBN Code: : 1465581375
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Page : 281 pages
  • Genre : Women
  • Reviews : 552 Readers
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Read and download full book The Joys of Being a Woman and other Papers

The Shadow Soul (A Dance of Dragons Book 1) PDF Book By Kaitlyn Davis

The Shadow Soul (A Dance of Dragons Book 1)

  • Author: Kaitlyn Davis
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Kaitlyn Davis
  • Page : 291 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 198 Readers
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**Finalist in Mark Lawrence's SPFBO 2016!** An ancient evil awakens. Three unlikely heroes rise. An age of myth is reborn. From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and Tamora Pierce! Told in alternating male and female perspectives, THE SHADOW SOUL has been hailed as "an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much more." (Happy Tails & Tales Reviews) When Jinji's home is destroyed, she is left with nowhere to run and no one to run to—until she meets Rhen, a prince chasing rumors that foreign enemies have landed on his shores. Masquerading as a boy, Jinji joins Rhen with vengeance in her heart. But traveling together doesn't mean trusting one another, and both are keeping a deep secret—magic. Jinji can weave the elements to create master illusions and Rhen can pull burning flames into his flesh. While they struggle to hide the truth, a shadow lurks in the night. An ancient evil has reawakened, and unbeknownst to them, these two unlikely companions hold the key to its defeat. Because their meeting was not coincidence—it was fate. And their story has played out before, in a long forgotten time, an age of myth that is about to be reborn... If you like powerful heroines, rakish princes, and action-packed slow burn romances set in fantastical worlds, don't miss The Shadow Soul! Keywords: teens and young adult, sword and sorcery, action and adventure, fantasy romance, coming of age, fantasy, teen fiction, dragons, magic, dual perspectives, free, freebie, free book RAVE REVIEWS! "The writing is flawless. The story and plot line, and plot twists, had me captivated and enamored for the first words. I couldn't put this book down for anything, and I absolutely cannot wait for book two...It's an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much more." - Happy Tails and Tales "One word to describe this book: intense! Everything from the battles, to the secrets, to the descriptions of the characters and scenery, are all incredibly intense. This book had me biting my nails, stomach tided in knots, and completely entranced til the last word." - Desert Rose Reviews "Throughout the story, the stakes were always raised. There was no part that lagged while Davis was telling her story of far off lands, and the drama continued to the very end...To those readers who like fantasy and adventure, or to those who tried to read "A Song of Ice and Fire" but couldn't make it through the first chapter without falling asleep - this could be a series for you." -Pink Fluffy Hearts "The Shadow Soul was positively transportive, left me feeling refreshed, and renewed my faith in symbolism, imagery, and the importance of world building and cultural preservation...If you want to set out on a journey, read this." - We Do Write "I loved this book! I was drawn into the story with the fantastic and descriptive storytelling told alternatively between Rhen and Jinji!... The political pickings, magical murderers, and shadowy suspense are the real plot stars in this book and the wonderful characterization and world-building adds extra oomph to grab you and keep you in this world." - EBook Escapes

The social organization and the secret societies of the Kwakiutl Indians PDF Book By F.Boas

The social organization and the secret societies of the Kwakiutl Indians

  • Author: F.Boas
  • ISBN Code: : 5879618064
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 708 Readers
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From the Report of the U.S. National Museum for 1895, pages 311-737.

The Routledge Companion to Dance in Asia and the Pacific PDF Book By Stephanie Burridge

The Routledge Companion to Dance in Asia and the Pacific

  • Author: Stephanie Burridge
  • ISBN Code: : 1000440214
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Page : 246 pages
  • Genre : Art
  • Reviews : 674 Readers
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This Companion documents and celebrates artistic journeys within the framework of rich and complex cultural heritages and traditional dance practices of the Asia-Pacific region. It presents various dance forms from Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the South Pacific. Drawing on extensive research and decades of performative experience as artists, choreographers, producers, teachers, and critics, the authors approach issues of dance and cultural diversity from a theoretical perspective while at the same time exploring change, process, and transformation through dance. The book discusses themes such as tradition, contemporization, interdisciplinarity, dance education, youth dance, dance networks, curatorial practices, and evolving performative practices of dance companies and independents. It also looks at regional networking, curating dance festivals and spaces that foster collaboration, regional cooperation, and cultural exchange, which are essential features of dance in Asia and the Pacific. This collection will be of interest to students and researchers of pedagogy, choreography, community dance practice, theatre and performance studies, social and cultural studies, aesthetics, interdisciplinary arts, and more. It will be an invaluable resource for artists and practitioners working in dance schools and communities.

The Art Of Dancing, Historically Illustrated - To Which Is Added A Few Hints On Etiquette PDF Book By Edward Ferrero

The Art Of Dancing, Historically Illustrated - To Which Is Added A Few Hints On Etiquette

  • Author: Edward Ferrero
  • ISBN Code: : 1528763009
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Page : 284 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 327 Readers
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Dance of Death PDF Book By Francis Douce

The Dance of Death

  • Author: Francis Douce
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Page : 3387 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 117 Readers
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"The Dance of Death" by Francis Douce. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Heartbeat of the People PDF Book By Tara Browner

Heartbeat of the People

  • Author: Tara Browner
  • ISBN Code: : 0252054180
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 154 Readers
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The intertribal pow-wow is the most widespread venue for traditional Indian music and dance in North America. Heartbeat of the People is an insider's journey into the dances and music, the traditions and regalia, and the functions and significance of these vital cultural events. Tara Browner focuses on the Northern pow-wow of the northern Great Plains and Great Lakes to investigate the underlying tribal and regional frameworks that reinforce personal tribal affiliations. Interviews with dancers and her own participation in pow-wow events and community provide fascinating on-the-ground accounts and provide detail to a rare ethnomusicological analysis of Northern music and dance.

Redeeming the Southern Family PDF Book By Scott Stephan

Redeeming the Southern Family

  • Author: Scott Stephan
  • ISBN Code: : 0820336416
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 478 Readers
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In the years leading up to the Civil War, southern evangelical denominations moved from the fringes to the mainstream of the American South. Scott Stephan argues that female Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians played a crucial role in this transformation. While other scholars have pursued studies of southern evangelicalism in the context of churches, meetinghouses, and revivals, Stephan looks at the domestic rituals over which southern women had increasing authority-from consecrating newborns to God's care to ushering dying kin through life's final stages. Laymen and clergymen alike celebrated the contributions of these pious women to the experience and expansion of evangelicalism across the South. This acknowledged domestic authority allowed some women to take on more public roles in the conversion and education of southern youth within churches and academies, although always in the name of family and always cloaked in the language of Christian self-abnegation. At the same time, however, women's work in the name of domestic devotion often put them at odds with slaves, children, or husbands in their households who failed to meet their religious expectations and thereby jeopardized evangelical hopes of heavenly reunification of the family. Stephan uses the journals and correspondence of evangelical women from across the South to understand the interconnectedness of women's personal, family, and public piety. Rather than seeing evangelical women as entirely oppressed or resigned to the limits of their position in a patriarchal slave society, Stephan seeks to capture a sense of what agency was available to women through their moral authority.

Stone Upon Stone PDF Book By Wieslaw Mysliwski

Stone Upon Stone

  • Author: Wieslaw Mysliwski
  • ISBN Code: : 0914671022
  • Publisher : Archipelago
  • Page : 500 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 569 Readers
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A masterpiece of postwar Polish literature, Stone Upon Stone is Wieslaw Mysliwski's grand epic in the rural tradition — a profound and irreverent stream of memory cutting through the rich and varied terrain of one man’s connection to the land, to his family and community, to women, to tradition, to God, to death, and to what it means to be alive. Wise and impetuous, plainspoken and compassionate Szymek, recalls his youth in their village, his time as a guerrilla soldier, as a wedding official, barber, policeman, lover, drinker, and caretaker for his invalid brother. Filled with interwoven stories and voices, by turns hilarious and moving, Szymek’s narrative exudes the profound wisdom of one who has suffered, yet who loves life to the very core.