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2012

By Whitley Strieber
  • ISBN Code: : 1429919914
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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December 21, 2012, may be one of the most watched dates in history. Every 26,000 years, Earth lines up with the exact center of our galaxy. At 11:11 on December 21, 2012, this event happens again, and the ancient Maya calculated that it would mark the end, not only of this age, but of human consciousness as we know it. But what will actually happen? The end of the world? A new age for mankind? Nothing? The last time this happened, Cro-Magnon man suddenly began creating great art in the caves of southern France, which to this day remains one of the most inexplicable changes in human history. Now Whitley Strieber explores 2012 in a towering work of fiction that will astound readers with its truly new insights and a riveting roller-coaster ride of a story. A mysterious alien presence unexpectedly bursts out of sacred sites all over the world and begins to rip human souls from their bodies, plunging the world into chaos it has never before known. Courage meets cowardice, loyalty meets betrayal as an entire world struggles to survive this incredible end-all war. Heroes emerge, villains reveal themselves, and in the end something completely new and unexpected happens that at once lifts the fictional characters into a new life, and sounds a haunting real-world warning for the future. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Category : Fiction
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50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERS Ursula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. A lone human ambassador is sent to the icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants’ gender is fluid. His goal is to facilitate Winter’s inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the strange, intriguing culture he encounters... Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction.

Care for the Sorrowing Soul

By Duane Larson,Jeff Zust
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 149824257X
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 336
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Moral Injury is now recognized as a growing major problem for military men and women. Operant conditioning can overwhelm moral convictions and yet the question of whether "to shoot or not to shoot" often will never have a settled answer. Certain theories and treatment models about MI have been well developed, but too often overlook root issues of religious faith. The authors propose a new model for understanding moral injury and suggest ways to mitigate its virtually inevitable occurrence in pre-combat training, and ways to resolve MI post-trauma with proven spiritual resources. People outside the military, too, among whom the incidence of MI also is a growing threat, will benefit from this analysis. The stories of the injured--their shaping and their telling--are the key, and there are many illumining stories of moral injury and recovery. Those who suffer MI, their families, and caregivers, including counselors, pastors, and faith communities, will find hope-giving first steps toward the healing of MI in this book.

This Birth Place of Souls

By Jane E. Schultz
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780199780730
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 796
  • Pdf File: this-birth-place-of-souls.pdf

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After the battle of Antietam in 1862, Harriet Eaton traveled to Virginia from her home in Portland, Maine, to care for soldiers in the Army of the Potomac. Portland's Free Street Baptist Church, with liberal ties to abolition, established the Maine Camp Hospital Association and made the widowed Eaton its relief agent in the field. One of many Christians who believed that patriotic activism could redeem the nation, Eaton quickly learned that war was no respecter of religious principles. Doing the work of nurse and provisioner, Eaton tended wounded men and those with smallpox and diphtheria during two tours of duty. Eaton struggled with the disruptions of transience, scarcely sleeping in the same place twice, but found the politics of daily toil even more challenging. Conflict between Eaton and coworker Isabella Fogg erupted almost immediately over issues of propriety. Though Eaton praised some of the surgeons with whom she worked, she labeled others charlatans whose neglect had deadly implications for the rank and file. If she saw villainy, she also saw opportunities to convert soldiers and developed an intense spiritual connection with a private, which appears to have led to a postwar liaison. Published here for the first time, the uncensored nursing diary is a rarity among medical accounts of the war, showing Eaton to be an astute observer of human nature and not as straight-laced as we might have thought. This edition includes an extensive introduction by the editor, transcriptions of relevant letters and newspaper articles, and a comprehensive biographical dictionary of the people mentioned in the diary.

The Bride Of Texas

By Josef Skvorecky
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307364151
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 548
  • Pdf File: the-bride-of-texas.pdf

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From the widely acclaimed author of Dvorak in Love and The Engineer of Human Souls comes an unusual Civil War novel based on the documented memories of Czech soldiers who fought for the Union in the 26th Wisconsin battalion under General William Tecumseh Sherman.

The Chaplain's War

By Brad R. Torgersen
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625793154
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 334
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The mantis cyborgs: insectlike, cruel, and determined to wipe humanity from the face of the galaxy. The Fleet is humanitys last chance: a multi-world, multi-national task force assembled to hold the line against the aliens overwhelming technology and firepower. Enter Harrison Barlow, who like so many young men of wars past, simply wants to serve his people and partake of the grand adventure of military life. Only, Harrison is not a hot pilot, nor a crack shot with a rifle. What good is a Chaplains Assistant in the interstellar battles which will decide the fate of all? More than he thinks. Because while the mantis insectoids are determined to eliminate the human threat to mantis supremacy, they remember the errors of their past. Is there the slightest chance that humans might have value? Especially since humans seem to have the one thing the mantes explicitly do not: an innate ability to believe in what cannot be proven nor seen God. Captured and stranded behind enemy lines, Barlow must come to grips with the fact that he is not only bargaining for his own life, but the lives of everyone he knows and loves. And so he embarks upon an improbable gambit, determined to alter the course of the entire war. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Chaplain's War: "Solid hard SF with the frisson of well thought through action. Much to enjoy!" - Dr. Gregory Benford multiple Nebula award-winning creator of the Galactic Center saga About Brad Torgersen: Brad Torgersen can write something technical and complex, yet still give it real emotional depth. He's one of the most talented authors I've ever read." -Larry Correia, author of the best-selling Monster Hunter series "Brad R. Torgersen shows why he's going to be a power in this field for years to come."- Mike Resnick, multiple Hugo Award winning author and editor Brad Torgersen is a writer who's done a lot and come up the hard way... and the depth of his writing shows it, especially in understanding the nuts and bolts of technology and the souls of those who use it." - L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

For the Freedom of Zion

By Guy MacLean Rogers
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300262566
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : History
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: for-the-freedom-of-zion.pdf

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A definitive account of the great revolt of Jews against Rome and the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple “A lucid yet terrifying account of the 'Jewish War'—the uprising of the Jews in 66 CE, and the Roman empire’s savage response, in a story that stretches from Rome to Jerusalem.”—John Ma, Columbia University This deeply researched and insightful book examines the causes, course, and historical significance of the Jews’ failed revolt against Rome from 66 to 74 CE, including the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple. Based on a comprehensive study of all the evidence and new statistical data, Guy Rogers argues that the Jewish rebels fought for their religious and political freedom and lost due to military mistakes. Rogers contends that while the Romans won the war, they lost the peace. When the Romans destroyed the Jerusalem Temple, they thought that they had defeated the God of Israel and eliminated Jews as a strategic threat to their rule. Instead, they ensured the Jews’ ultimate victory. After their defeat Jews turned to the written words of their God, and following those words led the Jews to recover their freedom in the promised land. The war's tragic outcome still shapes the worldview of billions of people today.

Thief of War

By Beth Bernobich
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1466853824
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 381
  • Pdf File: thief-of-war.pdf

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Arbija will do anything to stop the Erythandran Empire from conquering her homeland. She will take on a new name, a new past, even a new face, all so she can infiltrate the palace and steal the Empire's more powerful magical artifacts. With these weapons, surely she can defend her people and keep them safe and free. Can she succeed where her sister failed? "Bernobich is a master at writing the spy tale laced with a little bit of magic; she does not disappoint with this novella based in her River of Souls world."--RT Book Reviews At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Marriage

By Bill Mooney
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1475963920
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 490
  • Pdf File: the-marriage.pdf

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It has been decades since World War 11 ended but Joe King is still wrestling with his vivid memories and hatred for his old enemy. It is the spring of 1974 in New Zealand when Joe receives word that his son, Tony, is coming home. He is excited and happy but Joe’s world changes in an instant when Tony steps off the plane with his new wife, Tamiko. When Joe---who is known for being a good man with a generous heart---is suddenly forced to face his animosity for the Japanese, his anger implodes, taking over every aspect of his life. As they move into an uncertain future no one knows how long it will last but as their lives slowly intertwine Joe and Tamiko realize that life has other plans for them. The marriage is the poignant tale of two lost souls as they come together to fulfill another’s wishes to let go of the past and find true happiness.

Scriptures for Life

By Rear Admiral Joseph Miller
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1477271236
  • Total of Pages : 315
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 148
  • Pdf File: scriptures-for-life.pdf

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Two books have been combined, Scriptures that Have Inspired Me and Given Me Comfort and Some Criteria For the Development of Character. This book is written for family and friends hoping they will be further inspired as I am. I am inspired by the magnanimity (the highest descriptive word in the English language) of all Scriptures. The second part is related to the Development of Character. A written definition of a lady cannot be done. The complete definition of ones character cannot be done, but I have developed 67 subjects that will lead one to be of good character. The concept in the two parts of this book has made our lives as perfect as perfect can be!

Searching for My Wives

By William Pond Bostock
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781475906684
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 591
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In this imaginative history, reincarnating souls traverse the first thirty millennia of humanity. One soul, Shimmer, searches in life after life for Sita and Ahalya, his beloved wives. From Africa to the Gangetic Plain, he helps good people seek homes and beauty, peace and love, but others raid and kill. The Great Ice Age collapses; near-annihilation follows. Will good people survive when they can no longer move beyond the villains reach? Will there be war? Yes, there are battles and a gigantic bird, a small unicorn, nephelim, pyramids, time travel, the universe of worlds, the first basket, the wheel, Second Dynasty Egyptians, English Romantics, and more.