When Winter learns she can cast magic and only suffer a hangover, she squanders her power at her part-time gig, using it for illusions at children's parties. She's the only one in the world with this gift, and she's keeping it a secret.
Or so she thought.
She's visited by a strange band of witches with an ultimatum: join with them and leave or suffer a worse fate at the hands of the government, who use those with gifts like Winter's to crash jets and topple regimes across the globe.
They're forcing young witches into service. And Winter might be conscripted into a battle she wants no part of.
But neither option works for Winter.
Can she escape with her life and her powers? To find out Winter must hex and duel her way through strange settings, adding to her list of enemies as she goes. Download your copy of Winter, Faerstice, the first in an all-new fantasy series, today!
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant M. Overton. 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.
Genre: History Length: 301 Pages (2,158 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
For the very first time we get an insight into the life of our dogs and a glimpse of how they view our carryings on. Hacked but authenticated e mail exchanges between two unlikely friends, one a rough-and-tumble Jack Russell, the other, a supposedly sophisticated Standard Poodle, reveal their opinions on an array of subjects: Boris, Trump, Brexit, sexual morality, Bonios and ladyshavers... to list but a few.
Her transformation into the creature called "Super Bitch" occurred on the worst day of her life. Literally.
Weeks earlier on a Thursday morning, the apocalypse began when her father attempted to beat her to death with a golf club. Playing dead after the assault and through the inaugural hours of global slaughter, she ultimately escaped the first throes of Terminus by banding together with a small group of fellow Immunes.
Then the flying saucer appeared. Though her friends risked their lives to save her from its sinister alien influence, nothing could penetrate the beam of light that descended from the saucer's belly to envelop and then elevate her body upward into its sinister confines.
This is where her story ends and then begins anew. Oh, and to make everything worse than worst, she had just started her period, too.
Izzy helps out her sister Samantha when their father passed away. But now that her sister is pregnant, Izzy is starting to feel like she may get in the way. But when her Samantha's pregnancy goes awry, she's saved by an Englisch doctor who immediately takes an interest in Izzy... much to the chagrin of Moses, a local Amish farmer who has held a torch for Izzy ever since he laid eyes on her as a young teen.
If Izzy dates the Englisch doctor, she worries about entering the world outside the Amish community... and she's still unsure if Moses is the man she is destined to be with.
What is a young Amish woman to do? Whom will she choose?
Faith looks as if she has a peaceful life in her Amish community where she runs a puppy mill and trains dogs... But Faith has a traumatic past, having survived an encounter with a serial killer who killed her boyfriend years earlier... She has a way with dogs, German Shepherds specifically, and becomes a sought out expert in their training... This leads to a visit from a handsome sheriff who is interested in the prospect of Faith training one of his dogs... But the killer she put away with her testimony years ago has escaped... and wants vengeance on the woman who escaped his grasp years earlier... Will the Sheriff be able to protect her... and win her heart?
Luca Fontana is an investigative journalist from Milan. He has written a series of books exploring the intrusion of the Calabrian Mafia into every walk of public life throughout the Italian peninsula. Fearing for his personal safety - and that of his wife and two young children - he decides instead to write report on the town of Collemaga - a small town set high up in the mountains of Abruzzo, which enjoys the dubious reputation of being "the most cursed town" in Italy.
He encounters a variety of characters who appear reluctant to let him into the secrets of this township - most notably the mayor himself. He quickly has to invent a pretext to cover the real reason for his presence in this town.
He is pursued wherever he goes by a sleazy individual called Luigi Bonifaccio who, Luca learns, is supposedly the son of the powerful fattucchiera - the sorceress - of the town.
A foolhardy act of charity involving a young Moroccan women. trapped in the town by Luigi Bonifaccio, triggers events ...
The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago. Given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theater alike, and has been the source for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.
Genre: British Length: 127 Pages (154 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
A mysterious witch offers to grant a wish to a desperate woman... what could possibly go wrong?
Mandi McAllister needs a break. She washed out of college, tends bar at a shady joint, and runs a sketchy webcam that charges by the minute. Mandi is far from the model of exemplary behavior. While pouring out her heart out to a friend, she discovers that her hostile ex-boyfriend has just been released from jail and is having a drink in the same bar. His goal is to rekindle their relationship by any means necessary. Her plan is to avoid him at any cost.
In an attempt to break away from his control and to solve her laundry list of problems, she takes a penny draped around her neck and tosses it in the wishing well. She has run out of other options and pins her survival on this one desperate act. Shortly after, a mysterious woman named Abellina appears, offering to change her life.
To grant this wish, Abellina requires her to travel back in time 25 years to fix a predicament that has a ...
OLIVER REDCASTLE IS NO STRANGER TO BLOODSHED. Memories of the men he has killed, first as a Union Army sharpshooter, then as a Pinkerton Detective haunt his days -- and his nights. He dreams of putting his past behind him and, upon learning that he has unexpectedly inherited a house in Baltimore, vows to start a new life for himself and his daughter.
Barely settled into his new home, Oliver makes the acquaintance of John D. Rockefeller. Any illusions of friendship are shattered (along with Oliver's dream of a peaceful life) when Rockefeller offers him a job investigating a railway explosion. Rockefeller makes it clear that Oliver had better take the case -- "or else." With little choice, Oliver accepts the job and is plunged into mayhem once again.
A whirlwind of mystery follows as Oliver digs deeper into the city's past and a Civil War encampment reveals old betrayals, triggers death, and breeds a fresh murder plot. Can Oliver foil the killer's plans and prevent his future from ...
"Women in the Printing Trades: A Sociological Study" by Various. 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.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 328 Pages (2,308 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
West Country - By H.D. Munro
Heather Boyle had been doing well as a young cop in London's Metropolitan Police. But after four years she decided, for personal reasons, to transfer to the Dorset Constabulary to enjoy a career in what she thought would be a less demanding environment. Lyme Regis and its surrounding countryside bores her, so she flings herself at the job, taking on everything - and anyone - she can. It is not long before the darker side of west Dorset reveals its underbelly of drugs, violence, incest and corruption, culminating in a vicious murder for which Heather will, if unable to free herself from the tightening tentacles of a sinister conspiracy, be blamed.
This story is a lurid illustration of how an ostensibly close knit community of normally dedicated and well-meaning police officers can fracture, stripping the individuals of their empathy, realigning their loyalties and turning them into liars.
Cuando Jacob era un niño, una misteriosa niña le consuela en el funeral de su familia a la que él había matado por accidente.
Años después, apenado por la desaparición de su esposa y su hijo, Jacob vive en Heavensgate (La Puerta al Más Allá). Cree firmemente que los muertos deben permanecer muertos, pero él ve cosas que el resto de las personas no pueden ver.
Para empeorar las cosas, Jacob es asediado por su "otro yo" Jake, un burlón, insultante, mal hablado, loco por el sexo y peligroso, una personalidad con un sentido del humor retorcido y sin conciencia.
Jacob lucha por su cordura y su alma, rodeado de enemigos sobrenaturales y sus aliados. Hace todo lo que está en su mano para liberar a El Guardian del Libro Prohibido e ignorar al amenazante Cadillac Rosa que pasa por delante de su refugio del lago todas las noches.
Donde sea que vaya, Jacob, hay gente que muere y la policía le va detrás para encerrarlo. Entonces una aterradora y seductiva presencia llega al lago ...
"Princeton Stories" by Jesse Lynch Williams. 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.
Genre: United States Length: 202 Pages (1,837 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
If you are a business executive or manager, U.S. litigation is a part of your life. Whether your company is involved in litigation already, trying to avoid it, or trying to make decisions in the context of existing litigation trends, having a basic understanding of how the litigation process works is a must in today's world.
In Business Litigation Demystified, award-winning Quinn Emanuel trial lawyer Diane Cafferata walks U.S. and foreign corporate personnel through the U.S. litigation process.
You will learn:
? What to look for in selecting a litigation team and when to engage them
? How to dismiss or narrow the claims against your company
? How to keep the discovery process targeted and sensible
? How to make the most of motion practice
? What to consider in selecting expert witnesses
? How trials work, and what your personnel should expect during the trial
? How to reduce and manage litigation costs
? How to create leverage for better settlements
? What exit strategies are ...
"English Society" by George Du Maurier. 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.
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 109 Pages (12,324 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
"Faithful Margaret" by Mrs. J. M. Simpson. 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.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 374 Pages (1,898 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
'One of the best mystery series to hand at present is the John Rawlings historical crime line... ten out of ten' - Dr Jonathan Gash
Having just finished his indentures, Rawlings is celebrating in Vaux Hall Pleasure Gardens when he trips over the body of a young girl.
Summoned to the magistrate's office as prime suspect, Rawlings not only clears his own name but impresses Fielding so much with his power of recollection that he is asked to investigate the crime. From gaming hell to fashionable house, Rawlings follows a trail of lustful liaisons and illicit intrigue which prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the girl has had quite a past... a past with threatening secrets.
Death in the Dark Walk is a richly atmospheric and compelling Georgian mystery woven around the real characters John Fielding, the phenomenal sightless magistrate known as the 'Blind Beak', whose Runners formed London's early police force, and John Rawlings, the Apothecary reputed to have invented soda water.
"The Law and the Poor" by Sir Edward Abbott Parry. 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.
Genre: Law Length: 129 Pages (6,969 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
Samar, a young wildlife conservationist is forced to turn hunter to save the villagers from the clutches of the man-eaters roaming the forests of Anya while battling his inner demons.Will he be able to save the villagers? Would he find the answers to the questions that keep him awake at night?Anurag Gandhi delivers an edge-of-your-seat thriller that leaves you guessing until the last page.
An MI6 officer is asked to investigate the murder of a colleague overseas. However, as he uncovers more information and runs in to old friends, everything is not as it seems and he has to question who really is still a friend, and was a past operation he executed, really legitimate after all?
Lose yourself in twenty-two remarkable stories of earthly horror and cosmic menace.
Night Terrors III features Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jack Ketchum and an all-star cast from Dennis Etchinson to Paul Tremblay,
A wave of sinkholes appears on the anniversary of a rural tragedy, and local residents begin to hear the voices of the dead.
A woman encounters a predator from her youth -- and a chance to turn the tables.
Experimental physics reveals another world, and it might mean the end of ours.
Shrouded in darkness, lurking in the shadows, Night Terrors III is a chilling blend of short stories from all sub-genres of horror.
You can't kill terror... so you might as well join it!
Jack Ketchum - Steve Rasnic Tem - Dennis Etchison - Paul Tremblay - Taylor Grant - Eric J. Guignard - Aric Sundquist - Jennifer Brozek - John McNee - Simon McCaffery - Patty Templeton - Matt Moore - Raymond Little - Dean H. Wild - Jay Caselberg - Kevin David Anderson - Simon McCaffery - Rachel ...
"The Galley Slave's Ring; or, The Family of Lebrenn" by Eugène Sue (translated by Daniel De Leon). 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.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 173 Pages (1,853 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
'My autistic fight song' is a memoir that follows Rosie Weldon's journey from a college drop out as she tries to achieve her dream of being a qualified accountant. With the odds stacked against her and the stakes high, she refuses to give up on her dream.
Of two things Rosie was sure. First, she wanted to be an accountant. Second, she was destined to be alone. But when life threw at her an autism diagnosis and a mystery girl, she was left asking: who would employ her and was she capable of falling in love?
'My autistic fight song' is an honest and raw account of facing life as the underdog. When everyone around her doubts if she can, can she prove them wrong?
'My autistic fight song' sees Rosie face high school, sexuality, relationships, mental illness, education and work life.
Order your copy today to step into Rosie's journey and get a first-hand experience of autism and mental illness as she fights for her dream.
'My autistic fight song' is intense and dramatic, yet ...
Side Hustling for Working Adults takes a humorous exploration of the frustrations of active duty military life. It doesn't capture the heroism of the rare few who make it to Hollywood. It instead shares the story of the nameless, faceless masses, struggling with alcoholism, car problems, divorce, money problems, parenting, suicide, and women. The book illustrates the small ways, on the job, in which we take back time for ourselves. And finally, how our search for fulfillment, for meaning, journeys beyond the job.
For some, while still appreciating and respecting all that service has provided, the journey now points to a new chapter. Namely, a side hustle. To break one's dependence on the day job. But even that becomes a fight. So how do we manage? Work, family, sleep, self-care. How do we make the most of what's left? Or do we just surrender? Settle for less? Some of us have already succeeded past that. And there's no need to struggle alone or to recreate the wheel.
Intikam is back for more in the second book in the Furtive Khan series.
Mongolia was a disaster. Not only did Intikam fail to deliver the evidence he was sent there to get, he left a trail of carnage in his wake. It was not what Furtive Khan had envisioned, and someone needs to be held accountable. Intikam has no doubt who that someone is.
Fearing the worst, he returns to a chilly reception at the Furtive Khan office in Istanbul. The Tyrants waste no time beating him with the proverbial stick. A stinging rebuke, if ever there was one. And just when he thinks his career is over, they dangle the carrot: a second chance, this time in India. Take it or good riddance.
Manav Patel has not lived the life he had hoped for. Left to fend for himself after the death of his parents, he is forced from his native Gujarat in search of work. Through a stroke of what he can only describe as luck, he lands an assembly line job at an automotive plant in a suburb of Delhi. Life has never been better. ...
Do miracles really happen, can fairytales come true, is love for real, and how does God fit into the equation? In 1967 during the turmoil of the Vietnam war and the civil rights movement, fourteen-year-old Connie had been thrust into a world of her own turbulence. Being stripped away from her parents, home, friends, and even her clothes. She finds herself wrapped in a towel, her hair dripping, listening to the long deep gulps of the drain swallowing the remnants of her old life. It is in losing everything that the miracle of The Promise comes back into view for Connie. One part of The Promise is that God will never leave her. The other part is about making fairytales come true, finding love, and creating the life she longs for. She held onto her dreams with the encouragement of God and the quirky friendship they shared.
"The History of Philosophy in Islam" is a complete summary of the flowering of Islamic philosophy in the late middle ages.
Medieval Islamic civilisation at its height was a centre of learning, and its philosophers were no exception. Islamic philosophers grappled with issues such as free-will, causality and the nature of reality. Some of these figures are still well-known, such as Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ibn Roshd (Averroes), the Sufi Gazali, and Kindi.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 221 Pages (1,797 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
Shattered Ice---The First Story in the Dangerous Expeditions Adventure Series. This story is a fast-paced, modern, outdoor adventure about climbing Mt Rainier in Washington state.
Max is dropping out of everything. Mad at his coach, he even drops soccer. In a confrontation with his mother, the 13-year-old demands to follow in his recently deceased father's footsteps and climb Mt Rainier. A mountain known for ice cliffs, glaciers, crevasses, and chaotic weather. Max trains with his grandfather and his life starts going better. He makes friends on his rope team and the climb goes well. He discovers the wonder and the love of high mountains.
Then, in an earsplitting crack, a huge ice wall falls and everything changes. Hurt, scared, Max just wants to curl up, pretend he and his rope team are okay. But in soccer, his father had taught him to always 'be there for your team.' Can Max be there for his rope team?
"The Boys of 1812 and Other Naval Heroes" by James Russell Soley. 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.
Written over a period of twelve years, The Sunbed of Malcolm Todd transports the reader from the author's very mundane present to his difficult past, and then into his future. Unusual and poignant, and yet intensely uplifting and incredibly funny, these 35 short stories will give you an insight into the mind and life of a very ordinary Englishman.
"Brilliant characters, and well written short stories," - HJO, Creative Life
"Whacked out and tender - like a good steak!" Pete Haines, Venue, Bristol.
"The Progress of Ethnology" by John Russell Bartlett. 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.
Genre: History Length: 170 Pages (1,836 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
The current King of Tilfalle achieved his throne after the death of his father. Soon after the new king took power, new laws were written and the once welcoming kingdom has become one of xenophobia and terror. Elves, Dwarves, and all other non-humans were exiled. Kale and Freya's father and sister had been killed for their defiance of the King. Kale and Freya must prove their loyalty or face punishment. This test leads them to an elf named Ären, who had spent the better part of a century working from the shadows to protect ordinary people from the horrors that can lurk there. Ären has spent the past few years in self-imposed seclusion from the rest of the world. Having been ostracized from his old life and seeking a simpler one, he chose to spend his days in quiet and reflection, helping only when he was needed. This was how he had intended to live out the rest of his many years. This plan was shattered when the King of Tilfalle sent Kale and Freya to forcibly remove him from his ...
The new 2020 edition with special content!
The story of a prince who fell from grace, only to become the savior of his race.
The story of Eron Eagelsword, a weak-hearted and young prince, overcoming his fears and facing countless dangers as he does the impossible to stop a civil war from happening while preparing for war against the ruthless Lycans and Vladirians.
The price of failure is the extinction of his race.
This 2020 edition has special content including a sneak-peak into the second installment of the The War of Howls
Praise for The Peasant King / Editorial Reviews
"This tale offers a fresh remix of familiar fantasy motifs." -- Kirkus Reviews
Genre: Fantasy Length: 303 Pages (2,881 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
This book is open access under a CC BY license.
This book offers a unique and insightful analysis of Western and Middle Eastern concepts of dignity and illustrates them with examples of everyday life.
Dignity in the 21st Century - Middle East and West is unique and insightful for a range of reasons. First, the book is co-authored by scholars from two different cultures (Middle East and West). As a result, the interpretations of dignity covered are broader than those in most Western publications. Second, the ambition of the book is to use examples from everyday life and fiction to debate a range of dignity interpretations supplemented by philosophical and theological theories. Thus, the book is designed to be accessible to a general readership, which is further facilitated because it is published with full open access. Third, the book does not defend one superior theory of dignity, but instead presents six Western approaches and one based on the Koran and then asks whether a common ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 118 Pages (1,487 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
Master the science of cooking with The Complete Library Of Cooking! Learn to prepare meals like the pro's in the comfort of your own kitchen with this outstanding 5 volume set. Whether you are a novice just learning how to cook, an experienced cook or maybe you are thinking about a career in culinary arts, this collection is perfect for you. for reading.
Who is the man from nowhere - parts of his body have been found in a billabong. At first it seems like a crocodile attack but turns into murder,
And who is the girl who was with him in his last few days?. Why will she tell nobody what really happened?
She wants to know who this man is for herself. She has his diary and needs to read it to understand, but cannot bring herself to do so.
She is an English visitor in Australia, She meets a charming but dangerous man from the outback. But who is he?
She goes travelling into the remotest parts of the country. She finds herself captivated but him and wants to know who he really is. He will not tells her anything about his past and when she seeks to find out she discovers terrible secrets. It seems like he is twinned to an ancient aboriginal predatory being from out of the Dreamtime part crocodile part monster.
Terrified she seeks to flee but it is too late. Finally at the place of the crocodiles she escapes with her life leaving him ...
Genre: World Literature Length: 403 Pages (1,826 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
One Flew Over The Heart is chapbook of selected poems from the author's more expansive poetry collection, all cosily bundled up in her first hardback book of the same name. If you enjoy what you experience in this collection, then you will love the many more wonderful journeys she takes you on in her book -- through nature, love, dreams and thoughts, beautiful words on woman, and wisdom for the world. She's added some rare, interesting sketches as well that help paint the picture.
Have you ever been asked, "Why did you get married?" The response is usually, "Because I felt I was in love." If love was the primary reason for getting married, why is love often to first to leave the marriage? Should being in love be the primary reason to marry? Is there more to marriage than just, "Being in love?"
This book will take you through the journey of a man who was torn between being "In love" with the idea of marriage only to understand that concept was not how he had imagined it. After being faced with the question of why he married, love was not an acceptable answer. His journey takes him to dig deep into his past to discover himself and the reasons as to why he chose to marry.
The journey into discovering the reason why he married led him to reflect not only on his own life but the lives of his family with an effort to understand how deep the root of his problem was. Many factors drove him to marry and many others that influenced the final decision. This journey will ...
In the not-too-distant future, America is turned upside-down with no First Amendment, no freedom of the press and reporters out of work, in jail or on the run. The nation's last free journalist - Inman Spire - risks his life in a desperate bid to save the world's largest democracy. The former TV celebrity newsman must outmaneuver his would-be killer, a power-hungry and sadistic Attorney General with the full might of the U.S. government behind him. Relying on non-traditional broadcasting methods, some unexpected and questionable allies, and his unique journalistic instincts, Spire reports on the government's brutal treatment of any dissent and the Attorney General's deeper, darker plan: to eliminate the remainder of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Former investigative and business journalist Mark Braykovich paints a haunting portrait of an America without a news media at its dire consequences, while paying tribute to the profession to which he dedicated 25 years of his life.
Milan and Dre grew up together as the children of two prominent and influential drug dealers. Their fathers were best friends, and as a result, they became close as kids and develop a crush on one another. After the mysterious deaths of their fathers, they grew apart. In that time, Dre becomes a hood boss like his father, and Milan is a quiet new college graduate who wishes he would notice her again. She knows she is not his type anymore, since now, he is used to the finer things in life. Regardless, she thinks she can win his heart by working her way into his circle and playing on his former feelings for her. She is constantly reminded that the grass only appears to be greener on the other side. Milan quickly learns that there is a whole closet full of secrets waiting to be exposed, and she has the master key. Once she steps foot in the game, she realizes that nothing is what it seems, and every day she is one step closer to death, yet she still follows her heart until the end.
Sara thought she had made a new life after she left her home and her friends in an attempt to escape her past. A tragedy had befallen her sister, and caused her to lose her brother, and the rest of her family in the process. She thought she had succeeded in escaping those memories, until Michael came back into her life, and brought the past back with him. "Where the Wind Ceases to Move: A Novella in Three Parts" is the first in the series "Ghosts of Memory," and is a novella of 110 pages of both prose and poetry. It is a new, self-published novel about trying to escape the past and the consequences it can bring.
This epic adventure begins in Haiti in the year 1712. A hurricane cripples the illustrious merchant ship forcing her to seek safe harbor in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Stellar Wind moored there for over a fortnight undergoing major repairs.
The weary crew spilled eagerly into the town which was famous for its mestizo whores, sugar, slaves, rich French colonies and voodoo.
People around the world knew Stellar Wind and her Captain, William Morag. He had earned a legendary reputation as a gentleman and he was considered a brilliant captain and was a well-respected man of Scottish blood.
A well-kept Captain Morag had left his proud vessel in search of a bit of comfort from a lady friend who lived just passed the port area. A fortnight later a churlish man returned with four slaves carrying a small wooden table. Morag was barely recognizable, ill-mannered and blaspheming to all and swinging his sword in the air like a madman.
A few month after Stellar Wind made sail, and struck out from Haiti ...
Imagine the unbelievable sight of a mountain goat making a vertical climb straight up the crumbling wall of a massive old dam. Travel to a country that measures the happiness of its citizens the way other countries measure their economic output. Meet the first totally blind athlete to sprint 100 meters in 10 seconds.
This is the extraordinary power of at-home summer learning during the era of Covid-19.
The mountain goat, called a European alpine ibex, can be found in Digital Learning Kit #2. The small Kingdom of Bhutan, located high in the Himalayan Mountains, will bring you real happiness in Kit #7. And in Kit #5, you can introduce your kids to David Brown, the fastest visually impaired sprinter in the world.
The great opportunity of at-home summer learning is the chance to engage your child's mind in a way that is as different from formal schooling as possible. You don't have to teach your children trigonometry or advanced chemistry or conversational French this summer. ...
THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN LOSING EVERYTHING...
IS FORGETTING WHAT YOU LOST.
author of Seeking Incandescence and The Museum, pens a riveting adult romance with a poignant examination of love, identity, and forgiveness.
Once the powerful prince of Renol, William is a shell of the man he once was. Living under the curse of a powerful witch, William has spent 100 years making deals on her behalf and mourning the loss of his first love.
Belle has spent her life confined within the limits of her city, Paylor, and is now bound to a man she does not love. When she dares to venture outside the city's gates in search of something she's lost, she finds more than she ever expected.
As Belle and William embark on a journey of love and mourning, passion and forgiveness, they discover that sometimes what we lose isn't as important as what we find.
Indian astrology is known for its rich tradition of knowledge and accurate predictions. This small book offers the basic but systematic presentation of astrological principles used in interpretation. These principles are easy to follow and learn. After reading and practicing on few charts the reader should be able to read the horoscope of everyone with great success. The book doesn't contain various combinations called Yogas as they provide little help for learning. Rather book offers only the logical (not special) meaning of planets in various houses and situations so that learner understands the art of interpretation without remembering everything.
This book gives the reasons why Roman Catholicism is true, and why Protestantism is a lie. I was a Protestant Evangelical for 15 years, I became a Catholic in 2012. I give reasons why all Christians must become Catholic and reject the heresy of Protestantism. I became an Evangelical in the summer of 1997 through the Billy Graham tv program. I went to bible college, I started attending bible college one week before September 11th 2001. I also studied at one of the best Evangelical grad schools in the world, Regent College in Vancouver BC. In this book, I give the reasons why all Protestants must reject Protestantism and be a Catholic. There is no salvation outside the Catholic Church.
Dolan, a private investigator and former Army Ranger, takes up the case of a missing seventeen-year-old girl in the story of Hell in the Mountains.
The missing girl has likely been abducted, but the cops are doing nothing. And the clock is ticking.
Dolan soon finds himself racing to the secluded mountains of North Carolina, in search of the girl, and he finds himself increasingly in over his head.
The trail is cold. There's a dirty cop involved. And the clues are few and far between. Hang onto your seats if you pick up this book. The pace is searing.
(This story was previously published as "Stolen Daughter.")
Are you struggling with those extra pounds?
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Now a fugitive -- having been framed for murder -- Special Agent Nathaniel Arkin, a disgraced former intelligence officer, continues his pursuit of a shadowy group he suspects of orchestrating an international assassination campaign targeting charismatic, fledgling fanatics -- future Hitlers and bin Ladens -- just as they emerge from obscurity, before they are capable of instigating mass murder. The barest of clues lead him on a desperate quest to hunt down the hidden ringleaders of the conspiracy and find evidence that might ultimately clear his name. As he goes along, Arkin begins to wrangle with the question of whether the group should, in the interest of the greater good of humanity, be left to its philanthropic but murderous ways.
1909. Twelve year-old Myko and his family have fled the Czarist occupation of their native Lithuania for the freedom of America, only to discover that their ship has arrived in Tasmania.
Myko wonders what will become of them, and how they will survive in this wild new land where tigers roam. Except for his picture books, Myko has never seen a tiger, and is filled with fear as he hears stories of vicious attacks upon the island's settlers.
When Myko's father takes up work as a tiger trapper, Myko discovers the last den of the tigers, and their family is thrust into a fight over the last of these beautiful wild beasts - a fight that will force dark secrets to the surface and pit son against father.
A mesmerizing tale of loss and the bonds of family, set in a stark, sweeping landscape, The Last Tiger is a bold and heartbreaking novel from bestselling author Tony Black.
Genre: Family Life Length: 192 Pages (2,307 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
When a young British Asian girl is reported missing by her boyfriend Luke, Detective Inspector Saul Shakespeare and his team are called in to investigate.
Saul, newly re-located from the Met to the Midlands, is battling with his own demons, including a failed relationship with Lauren, the mother of his only child, who has made it quite clear to him that she wants him back.
What Saul and his team discover, to their horror, is a prosperous Muslim family ripped apart by murder, deceit and tradition, all in the name of Honour.
K.C. HUSTON is a former police officer who specialised in Domestic Abuse and Honour Based Violence.
Genre: Family Life Length: 118 Pages (699 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
Unearth the secrets of the Bhagavad Gita and unlock its ancient spiritual wisdom.
Are you searching for a path to positivity and fulfilment? Do you want to draw on centuries of ancient wisdom to help you lead a happier, healthier life? Or are you looking for an in-depth exploration of the Bhagavad Gita and how it can transform your outlook on the world? Then this book is for you.
In today's modern world, it's far too easy to feel disconnected and lost. Being adrift in the world without purpose is widespread, and it can prevent you from manifesting the life of your dreams and fulfilling your destiny. But the secret to thriving in today's times lies in the ancient wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita.
Now, this profound and insightful book explores the Bhagavad Gita like never before, offering you a path to spiritual awakening and wellbeing. Transcending all religions and philosophies, the message inside this sacred text is designed to provide a holistic and transformational wisdom that will ...
Are you having trouble with acid reflux?
Would you like to know how you can address it to better your health as well as resume living your life?
Then, look no further!
The purpose of this book is to help provide you with guidelines, including flexible diets and recipes that are both appetizing and satisfying so that you continue on the path of keeping acid reflux at bay.
How does this book stack up against others?
It provides practical tips, backed with scientific research; on how you can better identify symptoms of acid reflux/GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), get treatment from an ideal doctor and how you can manage it at home - so that you're not bound to a doctor or medication.
In this book, you'll uncover:
• What acid reflux is and why it occurs.
• Identifying symptoms that are obvious (and some that may not be so obvious) so that you can better diagnose yourself if you have acid reflux/GERD.
• Frequent causes of heartburn and some quick adjustments that ...
"The Red Room" by William Le Queux. 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.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 251 Pages (1,938 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
An anthology of True Crime involving both unsolved murders and disappearances
The body of Hae Min Lee was found strangled to and buried in a park. Her ex-boyfriend was convicted of the crime but has since gained a new trial. Was there another killer? Jan Roseboro was found beaten and drowned in her own pool. Was the culprit her husband or his many different paramours? Ashley Fallis was found dead in her home in what was initially thought to be a suicide. It was later ruled to be a murder and her husband was indicted only later to be found innocent. Who killed Ashley Fallis?
These stories and more are included in "Unsolved Murders"
A fool-proof plan for beginners to launch a solo private practice with minimal financial investment or risk. We'll be in your back pocket the whole way through, cheering you on and advising you at each step. Our guide is intended for solo licensed clinicians who are just beginning on their private practice journey, including (but not limited to) Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Dietitians.
This book will cover topics including naming a practice, registering with the state, obtaining professional liability insurance, NPI and Tax ID numbers, setting up telecommunications, establishing a web presence, billing, and marketing. This book is best for those who are just starting to form a solo practice, and are searching for a concrete guide with steps to follow.
We are a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed and Registered ...
Picture the mess of the world. A world driven by greed and corruption, racked by terror and mindless war brought about by a few ruthless, pitiless villains. Sound familiar?
Enter James Fallon, founder, and CEO of Global Solutions International. Fallon, an ex-SAS hard man turned bounty hunter for whom nothing is off limits. From sea piracy to black ops he's up for it. Anytime. Anywhere.
The first in a series and written with the reader in mind.
Tiffany longed to have the kinds of relationships she'd watched her best friend's family create over the years. The Keller and Benson families forged long lasting -- true love relationships that come once in a lifetime. Unfortunately, her romances were a little more on the freestyle side. That was until she met country music bass player Blake and it turned out to be the best Christmas ever.
"The Queen's Maries" by G. J. Whyte-Melville. 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.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 444 Pages (2,120 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
This book addresses the application of computing to cultural heritage and the discipline of Digital Humanities that formed around it. Digital Humanities research is transforming how the Human record can be transmitted, shaped, understood, questioned and imagined and it has been ongoing for more than 70 years. However, we have no comprehensive histories of its research trajectory or its disciplinary development. The authors make a first contribution towards remedying this by uncovering, documenting, and analysing a number of the social, intellectual and creative processes that helped to shape this research from the 1950s until the present day.
By taking an oral history approach, this book explores questions like, among others, researchers' earliest memories of encountering computers and the factors that subsequently prompted them to use the computer in Humanities research.
Computation and the Humanities will be an essential read for cultural and computing historians, digital ...
This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.
This collected volume represents the final outcome of the COST Action IS1104 "The EU in the new complex geography of economic systems: models, tools and policy evaluation".
Visualizing the EU as a complex and multi-layered network, the book is organized in three parts, each of them dealing with a different level of analysis: At the macro-level, Part I considers the interactions within large economic systems (regions or countries) involving trade, workers migration, and other factor movements. At the meso-level, Part II discusses interactions within specific but wide-ranging markets, with a focus on financial markets and banking systems. Lastly, at the micro-level, Part III explores the decision-making of single firms, especially in the context of location decisions.
Genre: Business & Money Length: 232 Pages (10,917 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
Do you want to make more than 10% per year in the stock market? Have you always wanted to get into stock market trading, but have no idea how to get started and are afraid of getting burned? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then keep reading...
The one thing you must understand about trading is that it is pertinent to never be hasty, and especially to never rush into making decisions. Patience is a virtue, and the first step of learning trading is to patiently go through everything explained in this book, to dive into understanding how to become one of the top-notch traders of the world. If you cannot be successfully patient here, don't expect to do well in real-life trading either. So, before getting into the vast topic of how one can become a 'Swing Trader', it is important to first understand what Swing Trading even is, and why and how it is better than the other forms of trading.
Swing trading is a trading method in which positions are held for longer than a ...
Genre: Business & Money Length: 165 Pages (1,530 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
Are you ready to up your game when it comes to cooking outdoors?
Are you ready to shun the traditional barbecue for an amazing wood pellet smoker?
Do you want to know the secrets to grilling food to perfection?
For many of us a barbecue is one of the highlights of the week. A day when we can get back to a simpler way of cooking that lies deep within our most primitive of instincts. Grilling food in the open air seems to be something that everyone loves, from the smells, the taste and the coming together of families and friends to share their food. Now there is an even better way to cook great food outdoors.
Inside the pages of this book, Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook: The Ultimate and Complete Guide to Perfect Smoking and Grilling Meat, Fish and Vegetables, you will discover the secrets of cooking perfect food on a wood pellet smoker, with chapters that cover:
What wood pellets are and why they are good for the environment
The different types of pellets and the ...
"Western Characters; or, Types of Border Life in the Western States" by John Ludlum McConnel. 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.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 158 Pages (2,078 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
She finally had the family she had always wanted, so why did she feel as though someone had stepped on her grave?
Suzannah and Noel are desperate for a child so when they get the chance to adopt a young girl called Orchid, they jump at the chance. They have been warned that it will take time for Orchid to settle into their family, but the problems they encounter seem out of the ordinary. Rooms are flooded, mirrors are smashed and Orchid owns up to none of it. Then things take a sinister turn and Suzannah becomes truly frightened. Who is this child they have let into their lives and will they ever be able to tame her?
Other books by Lorna Dounaeva
The May Queen Killers Series
The Perfect Girl
The Perfect Friend
The McBride Vendetta Psychological Thriller Series
Cold Bath Lane
The Holiday Thrillers Series
The Christmas Party
Lorna Dounaeva's novels combine mystery and suspense with a dash of romance and a sprinkle of very British humour. Her unique style ...
In the second installment of 'Gangstas Make The Girls Go Wild' Odette Dixon is recovering from a tragic loss. While she had no intention of reconciling with Marquel, losing him shortly after making amends does a number on not only her heart, but her psyche. Odette is now tasked with raising her daughter as a single mother, while being careful not to repeat her mother's tumultuous missteps. As if single motherhood wasn't a challenge enough, a very private Odette finds herself thrust into the industry spotlight as the girlfriend of Luke Derringer. In an industry where image is everything, she has to learn how to hold her own while leaving behind past insecurities. Lucas and the limelight hold pressure she never imagined, and in the end, she has to decide if the heartless gangsta is worth the heartache.
Behind his mask of being a hip-hop icon, Lucas Derringer walks a fine line between life in the limelight while nurturing a darker side. Odette is unlike any other woman he's ever met ...
"The American Claimant" is an 1892 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The story focuses on the class differences and expectations of monarchic, hierarchical Britain and the upstart, "all men are created equal" America. Twain wrote the novel with the help of phonographic dictation, the first author (according to Twain himself) to do so. This was also (according to Twain) an attempt to write a book without mention of the weather, the first of its kind in fictitious literature. Indeed, all the weather is contained in an appendix, at the back of the book, which the reader is encouraged to turn to from time to time.
"The American Claimant" is enormous fun. It is a comedy of mistaken identities and multiple role switches--fertile and familiar Mark Twain territory. A unique melange of science fiction and fantasy, romance, farce, and political satire, Twain's least-known comic novel is both thought-provoking and entertaining.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 222 Pages (1,211 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
For generations, humanity's first extrasolar colony received a steady signal from its home world. Then it suddenly stopped. After exhausting all other options, the colonists turned to their last resort: a centuries-old starship and a crew of misfits. They had no idea what to expect by the time they made it back to Earth, but what they found there was like nothing they could have imagined.
I didn't mean to cross over into Faerie. It was an accident. And now... now I'm in trouble.
Have you ever had a really bad day? Like the type where you want to just pull the blanket over your head, go back to sleep, and wake up when it's all over?
Yeah. Me, too.
It all started with a stupid fight. Honestly, I was probably looking for a reason to storm out of the apartment and get away from my boyfriend's disappointed sighs for a few minutes. A walk in the nearest park was just what I needed.
What I didn't need? To impulsively walk through a ring of strange-looking mushrooms only to end up in the mythical, magical world from my mother's supposedly made-up fairy tales.
Faerie. I'm in Faerie.
As soon as I cross over, I'm lost. The fairy circle is gone, the trees all look the same, and I don't have any idea where I am, or how I'm going to get home.
I think I can trust the pixie.
Maybe the pair of dwarves who seem so kind?
Yeah. Seem is the key word there.
By the time I'm ...
Jeremy Westbrook's life is F**ked up. And now it's getting more complicated because he met Dorian, the one man he never expected. A sexy handsome no holds barred guy who called him out, and demanded that he own up to who and what he is. Is Jeremy straight or gay? What is Jeremy hiding from Dorian? What is he hiding from himself?
Can Jeremy own up to a commitment he will enter? Or is he too selfish and afraid to become the man Dorian expects? Jeremy and Dorian are in for an unexpected life changing ride, but will they measure up to the changes that will sweep them away? Will Dorian hang on for dear life because he wants Jeremy at any cost?
College sweethearts Kingston and Lovie go into their marriage knowing that just because they are madly in love doesn't mean that every day will be a walk in the park. Saying I do to your best friend doesn't necessarily guarantee you a happily ever after. Things change, people change, and tragedies sometimes occur which can shake the most solid foundation.
Fifteen years in, the couple hits a rough patch that they were sure would only make them stronger but as days and months go by it appears to be what will be their undoing and neither knows how to cope. A suggestion to try some professional help seems to be the only way to go so both Mr. and Mrs. DeVoe seeks the assistance of a marriage counselor.
However, the relationship becomes so strained that the two can't stop arguing long enough to actually listen to one another and make a real effort to get back to the love that once fed their souls. When it's all said and done will blossoming careers, unspoken truths, and outside forces ...
Since her father's death, Miss Hestia B. Stockbow has been living a lie. Working as a companion, under an assumed name, all she wants to do is keep her head down and forget about the scandalous tragedy that haunts her past.
There's only one problem...
After two delicious, stolen kisses, the usually icy and aloof Alexander Delaney, Marquess of Falconbridge, finds himself entranced by Belinda Bowstock, a lowly paid companion. When he discovers that she is, in fact, his missing ward, Alex realises there's only one thing he can do:
Marry the chit and help her solve the mystery of her father's suspicious death.
There's only one problem, Belinda has absolutely no desire to wed the cold Lord Delaney-and she's not the type of lady to take orders from anyone... even a Marquess.
This book is a practical approach to life. It is intended for everyone seeking for answers to life's common questions. What you are about to learn can change your life. These principles are simple, effective, and fairly easy to apply. They have been proven over and over again and they will work for you if you will let them.You cannot go back and start a new beginning but you can start today and make a new ending. Live life to the fullest for almost is the same as never!-Erlwin and Ayo Abanggan
Midnight in New California combines relatable larger than life characters, a dreamy atmospheric setting, and a unique, insightful voice into an approachably intellectual page-turner.
Cora Broussard finds herself restless in utopian 2030's New California until a seemingly chance meeting with Ashley Doral, a sultry free spirit from the Jobber underclass.
Ashley has what Cora wants: fire, agency, and the ability to express unfettered desire. Despite the dizzying bliss of a new romance with Ashley, Cora can't shake the feeling that she is being watched by New California's tranquilizer gun-armed Government Protection Officers.
Lured by a strange phone call, Cora embarks on an ominous journey back to the country of her birth. Will her desire for power be stronger than her contentment in the life she created for herself?
Midnight in New California addresses the deep-seated anxiety and thrilling hope of the future, wrapped around toxic romance and cultural identity. Fans of classic ...
Sherlock Holmes scoffed at the notion of the supernatural. Till a demon stole Watson's soul.
Forced by his own inescapable logic: Eliminate the impossible and whatever remains however improbable is true. And the horrible scourge of a dark ripper haunting the hovels of London, Holmes faces the most disturbing and mind-altering adventures of his life.
Once that door opens, and he begins to see, all types of creatures, living... dead... and parts, make their way to 221B Baker Street.
You'll love this journey of the world's greatest consulting detective from agnostic to practitioner,
because if Holmes does not find a way Watson is damned.
Four stories, with Angels, Saints and Sinners, a two-hour read, that will leave you hungry for more!
Get it now!
"A tremendously entertaining mystery." -- Elizabeth George, author of "True South"
A few days before the Kentucky Derby, a rising star jockey is found murdered near Churchill Downs. Louisville homicide detective Laurel Arno's investigation takes her from the private dens of elite gamblers, to the ancestral mansions of Kentucky bourbon barons and horse breeders, to the treacherous corridors of a depraved State Capitol. Along the way, she exposes a shadowy world of political corruption, secret societies, and ancient feuds. As she closes in on a hidden killer, she discovers that a killer may also be closing in on her.
Leilani's life is forever shaken when her elderly grandmother moves in with the family under doctor's orders. At first glance, Toot seems like the typical Alzheimer's patient but Leilani discovers the truth after being propelled into another place and time. With the gift of hindsight, Leilani is able to help restore peace and balance to the world but her task requires the help of some colorful characters. Myths, facts and new possibilities collide in this heart-warming adventure.
The gods are at war. The game is their chessboard.
But Sean Marrow is no pawn.
The Everlands, the first immersive reality game, has just launched into open beta, and gamers everywhere are paying out the nose to get in. But though Sean Marrow is frothing at the bit for his own chance, there's one small problem: only those 21 and older are allowed in, and he's just 17.
But Marrow doesn't take no for an answer. Risking a lifelong ban, he sneaks into a gaming parlor and, with no one the wiser, logs in.
The Everlands is everything he'd imagined and more, and he's immediately embroiled in the politics of the world. But as he plunges in deeper, heedless of the real world consequences, he finds he's not the master of his fate - for the gods of the game have their own plans for him.
Marrow has never taken a blow lying down, and he doesn't intend to start now. So though the powers-that-be strive to make him a pawn in a greater game, he'll become the catalyst that overturns the order of the ...
According to an old story, a woman concealed her sex and ruled as pope for a few years in the ninth century. Pope Joan was not betrayed by a lover or discovered by an enemy; her downfall came when she went into labor during a papal procession through the streets of Rome. From the myth of Joan to the experiences of saints, nuns, and ordinary women, The Oldest Vocation brings to life both the richness and the troubling contradictions of Christian motherhood in medieval Europe.
After tracing the roots of medieval ideologies of motherhood in early Christianity, Clarissa W. Atkinson reconstructs the physiological assumptions underlying medieval notions about women's bodies and reproduction; inherited from Greek science and popularized through the practice of midwifery, these assumptions helped shape common beliefs about what mothers were. She then describes the development of "spiritual motherhood" both as a concept emerging out of monastic ideologies in the early Middle Ages and as a ...
Genre: History Length: 310 Pages (888 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
George Smeaton, a City of London lawyer, is surprised and a little bewildered when his unpleasant Uncle Samuel Smeaton leaves him Cringlemire Hall in his will. George uproots his family and moves to the other side of London to take up residency in the Gothic mansion. But only after a few weeks things start to turn sour. The servants are keeping secrets. Isaac, his youngest child, becomes unwell with a peculiar illness. Then George himself vanishes en route to a business trip in Edinburgh.
How will Inspector Cornelius Threadbold get to the bottom of mysterious goings on at Cringlemire Hall?