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The World's Most Mysterious People

By Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
  • ISBN Code: : 1459725131
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Did Rasputin, the mad monk of Tsarist Russia, possess supernatural powers? Who was the mysterious prisoner in the Bastille who has gone down in history as "The Man in the Iron Mask"? Did he possess a priceless secret which Louis XIV desperately wanted to learn? Victorian Britain was terrorized by a weird super-athlete known to the popular press of those days as "Spring-heeled Jack." Was he just an eccentric gymnast, or could he have been an alien? Who or what was the mysterious man known as the Count of St. Germain whose abnormal powers seemed to defy both time and space – and is he still with us today? What strange powers of prophecy did Coinneach Odhar, the famous Brahan Seer, really possess? Was Bérenger Sauniëre, the enigmatic Priest of Rennes-Le-Château, one of the last guardians of a secret older than the Sphinx? Could the sinister Aleister Crowley have been merely a pathetic victim of self-deception and his own inflated ego, or did he really possess magical powers? What amazing secrets did electrical engineer Nikola Tesla control? Gurdjieff – one of the most amazing men of his time – has never been fully understood: what was the true meaning behind his strangely ambivalent messages? Was Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky a genius with strange paranormal powers, or merely a charlatan and a sensation-seeker? Francis Dashwood of Medmenham Abbey, leader of a sect of the wildest debauchees who roared their way across the eighteenth century, was an expert in the Black Arts. All of these strange, mysterious, and intriguing characters – and many others – are described, examined, and analyzed in The World's Most Mysterious People. This is a collection of remarkable and mysterious people, from all ages and places – including our own. Some the authors have met, others were researched carefully from reliable archives. Some are Canadian, others are from the US, the UK, and all over the world. All are mysterious; all are intriguing; all are worth studying. Can anyone learn to use mysterious powers like theirs? To update what a great thinker once said: "The proper study of people is other human beings." And the more mysterious those human beings are, the more we shall learn from studying them.

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The greatest human problem is that we are all born in the condemned cell. Money and medical science can extend the human lifespan significantly — perhaps up to one thousand years via cloning and cryogenics — but in the end, when the last medical miracle has been exhausted, Death still waits patiently for us. In Death: The Final Mystery, Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe take their investigative skills to those last moments of life and beyond, exploring such puzzling topics as near-death and out-of-body experiences, reincarnation theories, hypno-regression, and automatic writing and other phenomena of the séance room. Evidence is drawn from trance mediums, the writings of mystics, and clear, hard facts reported by reliable eyewitnesses.

Santa's Christmas Library: 400+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends (Illustrated Edition)

By O. Henry,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,Charles Dickens,William Shakespeare,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Martin Luther,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Anthony Trollope,Brothers Grimm,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,George Macdonald,Leo Tolstoy,Henry Van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats,Eleanor H. Porter,Jacob A. Riis,Susan Anne Livingston,Ridley Sedgwick,Sophie May,Lucas Malet,Juliana Horatia Ewing,Alice Hale Burnett,Ernest Ingersoll,Annie F. Johnston,Amanda M. Douglas,Amy Ella Blanchard,Carolyn Wells,Walter Crane,Thomas Nelson Page,Florence L. Barclay,A. S. Boyd,Edward A. Rand,Max Brand,William John Locke,Nora A. Smith,Phebe A. Curtiss,Nellie C. King,Booker T. Washington,Lucy Wheelock,Aunt Hede,Frederick E. Dewhurst,Maud Lindsay,Marjorie L. C. Pickthall,Jay T. Stocking,Anna Robinson,Florence M. Kingsley,Olive Thorne Miller,M. A. L. Lane,Elizabeth Harkison,Raymond Mcalden,F. E. Mann,Winifred M. Kirkland,François Coppée,Katherine Pyle,Grace Margaret Gallaher,Elia W. Peattie,F. Arnstein,James Weber Linn,Anne Hollingsworth Wharton,Elbridge S. Brooks,Isabel Cecilia Williams,Anton Chekhov,Armando Palacio Valdés,André Theuriet,Alphonse Daudet,Benito Pérez Galdós,Antonio Maré,Pedro A. De Alarcón,Jules Simon,Marcel Prévost,Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer,Maxime Du Camp,Mary Hartwell Catherwood,F. L. Stealey,Kate Upson Clark,Marion Clifford,E. E. Hale,Willis Boyd Allen,Edgar Wallace,Georg Schuster,Harrison S. Morris,Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson,Matilda Betham Edwards,Angelo J. Lewis,Vernon Lee,Guy De Maupassant,Saki,Bret Harte,Robert E. Howard,William Francis Dawson,Hamilton Wright Mabie,Christopher North,Susan Coolidge,Oliver Bell Bunce,Phillips Brooks,William Drummond,James Russell Lowell,Alfred Domett,Reginald Heber,Dinah Maria Mulock,Margaret Deland,John Addington Symonds,Edward Thring,Cecil Frances Alexander,Mary Austin,James S. Park,Isaac Watts,Robert Herrick,Edmund Hamilton Sears,Ben Jonson,Edmund Bolton,Robert Southwell,C.s. Stone,James Whitcomb Riley,Frances Ridley Havergal,William Morris,Charles Mackay,Harriet F. Blodgett,Eliza Cook,George Wither,John G. Whittier,Richard Watson Gilder,Tudor Jenks,William Makepeace Thackeray,Henry Vaughan,Christian Burke,Andrew Lang,Emily Huntington Miller,Cyril Winterbotham,Enoch Arnold Bennett,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Meredith Nicholson,A. M. Williamson,C. N. Williamson,Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell,James Selwin Tait,Booth Tarkington,Evaleen Stein,Frances Hodgson Burnett,Frank Samuel Child,Samuel McChord Crothers,Sarah Orne Jewett,Georgianna M. Bishop,Sarah P. Doughty,John Punnett Peters,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Selma Lagerlof
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026898583
  • Total of Pages : 10534
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: santa-s-christmas-library.pdf

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This holiday, we are offering to you our own Christmas box - filled up to the top with the best Christmas novels, classics to read during holidays, magical Christmas tales, legends, most famous carols and the unique poetry of the giants of literature dedicated to this one and only holiday: The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Silent Night The Night After Christmas The Child Born at Bethlehem The Adoration of the Shepherds The Visit of the Wise Men As Joseph Was A-Walking The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Twelve Days of Christmas The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Christmas Angel (A. Brown) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White…

Adventures in the Moon, and Other Worlds

By Earl John Russell Russell
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 387
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"Adventures in the Moon, and Other Worlds" by Earl John Russell Russell. 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.

The Zincali: An Account of the Gypsies of Spain

By George Borrow
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 606
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 103
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"The Zincali: An Account of the Gypsies of Spain" by George Borrow. 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.

The Zincali - Or, An Account of the Gypsies of Spain

By George Borrow
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473372585
  • Total of Pages : 378
  • Category : History
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The Zincali - An account of the gypsies of Spain is a book written by George Borrow, the first edition was published 1841. In his work George Borrow writes about the living and culture of the Romani people predominantly in Spain. At the end of the book a useful dictionary of the Romani language can be found. The Zincali contains a lot of anecdotes of Borrow's encounters with the people, which shows that he spoke the Romani language fluently and was even considered as one of them. In contrast to most modern works about the Romani people also the dark side of the Romani culture is discussed, like fraud and robbery, which were apparently common with the Romani people in the author's lifetime. 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 Story of Perugia (Medieval Towns Series)

By Margaret Symons,Lina Duff Gordon
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473362725
  • Total of Pages : 374
  • Category : History
  • Members : 709
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"The Story of Perugia" presents the fascinating history of the beautiful Italian city, exploring it's architecture, people, traditions, notable events, and more. Highly recommended for those with an interest in Perugia and Italian history in general. Contents include: "The earliest Origins of Perugia and growth of the City", "The Condottieri and the Rise of the Nobles", "The Baglioni. Paul III. and last years of the City", "The City of Perugia", "Palazzo Pubblico, The Fountain, and the Duomo", "Fortress of Paul III.-S. Ercolano-S. Domenico-S. Pietro-S. Costanzo", et cetera. Lady Duff Gordon (1821-1869) was an English writer best known for her "Letters from the Cape and Letters from Egypt" (1863-65). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author. First published in 1901.

The World's Most Mysterious Castles

By R. Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1550025775
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 348
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The Fanthorpes examine grimly silent stones to expose their often tragic and bloody pasts.

Hidden History

By Brian Haughton
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  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Book Code : 1601639686
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 460
  • Pdf File: hidden-history.pdf

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An archaeologist explores history’s most fascinating enigmas, from the ancient Druids to the mysteries of the Mayan calendar and the lost city of Atlantis. Across thousands of years of history, so-called lost civilizations still speak to us through their artifacts and architecture. In Hidden History, archaeologist Brian Haughton fills the gap between archaeology and alternative history using the latest available data and a common sense, open-minded approach. Divided into three sections, this expertly researched volume shares the secrets of Mysterious Places, Unexplained Artifacts, and Enigmatic People. Haughton introduces readers to the greatest mysteries of the ancient world, from the labyrinthine palace of Knossos on Crete to the pyramids of Egypt, the remote jungle temples of Peru, and the megalithic mystery of Stonehenge. But he also goes further to explore historical puzzles like the Coso Artifact, the possibility of ancient flight, and the Voynich Manuscript, as well as mysterious peoples from the Magi and the Druids to the Knights Templar and the Green Children. With more than 50 photographs and illustrations, this is the ideal reference work for those interested in the archaeology of these great enigmas.

Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons

By Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1550029312
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 531
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Our world is mysterious and conspiratorial. Networking is key - people who exercise power accept that success depends upon who you know. Some of these networks are obvious and visible, while others are hidden. Criminals and fundamentalist cults are sinister - but some secret societies help and guard us. There are wheels within wheels. Unsuspected power sources are interconnected. Concealed watchers and listeners monitor phones, emails, and the Internet. Knowledge is power - and secret knowledge is greater power. Masonry has many secrets. Signs, codes, ciphers, passwords, and symbols abound - for those who recognize their meanings. Masons are prominent throughout the world today in academic circles, armed services, police, government, commerce and industry, finance, and medicine. What are their aims and how important is their influence? Researchers believe some of Masonry’s famous members have included Edward VIII, George VI, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, General Douglas MacArthur, Gene Autry, and Virgil Grisson

Post-Christian Feminisms

By Lisa Isherwood
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317077504
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 993
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This book explores the impact and contribution of post-theories in the field of Christian feminist theology. Post-theory is an important and cutting-edge discursive field which has revolutionized the production of knowledge in both feminism and theology. This book fills a gap by providing a text that can make authoritative statements on the use and status of post-theory in feminist theology, and secondly it makes an on-going contribution to the discourse of Christian feminist theology and its liberation agenda. Distinguished and established scholars contribute conclusive essays on the most recent and exciting developments in post-theory, feminism and theology.

The Mystery on the Great Barrier Reef (Australia)

By Carole Marsh
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  • Publisher : Gallopade International
  • Book Code : 0635080133
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 956
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It's a trip "Down Under" for Christina, 10, Grant, 7, and their mystery-writing grandmother Mimi! Lots of surprises and mysterious activities unfold as the group travels through the Outback, Queensland, and finally to the Great Barrier Reef. During a glass-bottom boat ride, they discover more than coral and fish under the water_scuba divers and flesh-tearing moray eel lurk beneath their boat! They shudder at the eerie screech of the Tasmanian devil and brave the awesome Australian Outback (and Aborigines!) at night. Watch and wonder as Grant ends up in the Camel Cup camel race_ will he make it to the finish line? Don't miss a moment of excitement in Christina and Grant's Australian adventure! This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: Alice Springs - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Uluru, or Ayers Rock - Kata Tjuta, or The Olgas - The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland - Sydney Opera House - Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia - Sails in the Desert Hotel in the Yulara Resort - Sydney Harbor Bridge Educational Items: Australian vocabulary - Legend of the Loch Ness Monster - AustraliaÕs geography during the Jurassic Period - History of the Australian Aboriginal people - History of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) - The Great Barrier Reef; Definition of a reef; How the Great Barrier Reef formed; Sea life in the Reef\Geography of the Reef - Equipment used in and description of experience of scuba diving - Differences between America and Australia (e.g. seasons are opposite) - AnimalsÕ use of camouflage - Aboriginal music and instruments - Use of camels in the Outback - Quick facts about Australia including its size, native plant life, geography, etc. - History of Sydney - Australian animal life Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.0 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 111601 Lexile Measure: 740 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

The Rip-ROARING Mystery on the African Safari (Kruger National Park)

By Carole Marsh
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  • Publisher : Gallopade International
  • Book Code : 0635073471
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 218
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ItÕs a loooooong plane flight from Georgia to South Africa for Grant, Christina, Papa, and the kidsÕ mystery-writing grandmother Mimi! TheyÕre going on a safari! Grant canÕt wait to see the ÒBig FiveÓ lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, rhinos, and leopards. But he and Christina end up seeing much more and find themselves embroiled in a hot, dusty, safari-style mystery! It all starts when a white lion goes missing. . . followed by mischievous monkeys. . . mysterious messages. . .a snapping snake. . .and ends up with Grant coming face-to-face with the most fearsome creature of them all! RRROOOAAARRR! Come along for a wild ride through the sunny, South African savanna. Ê This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and Developmental Reading Assessment. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: Kruger National Park - Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge - Sable Sleepover Hide - Sable Dam - Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Spirit of Adventure Safari - Tunisia, North Africa Educational Items: Kruger National Park Facts - Poachers - Mining - Predators and prey - Savannah - Watering holes - Snake Charming - Stampedes - Foods in South Africa; Chicken Schnitzel, Ostrich burger, mopani worms - South Africa Facts - 11 official languages - Gold Exports in Africa Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 129390 Lexile Measure: 680 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40