The Power and the Glory


Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780142437308
Category: Anti-clericalism
Page: 301
View: 2004

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In one of the southern states of Mexico, during an anti-clerical purge, the last priest is on the run. The priest is impelled toward his Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by his pursuers.

A Quest for Godliness

The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life
Author: J. I. Packer
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9780891078197
Category: Religion
Page: 368
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Surveys the teachings and beliefs of the Puritans, and callstoday's Christians to follow their example of spiritualmaturity.

Two Hours

The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon
Author: Ed Caesar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451685866
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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“Essential reading for every runner.” —Men’s Fitness “Compelling…As becomes clear not long after its starting gun, this book transcends the search for a two-hour marathon.” —The Washington Post Two hours to cover twenty-six miles and 385 yards. It is running’s Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountaintop. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional combination of speed, mental strength, and endurance. The pioneer will have to endure more, live braver, plan better, and be luckier than anyone who has run before. So who will it be? In this spellbinding book, journalist Ed Caesar takes us into the world of elite marathoners: some of the greatest runners on earth. Through the stories of these rich characters, like Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, around whom the narrative is built, Caesar traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology, and psychology involved in running so fast for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its brutal, enthralling appeal—and why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit. Two Hours is a book about a beautiful sport few people understand. It takes us from big-money races in the United States and Europe to remote villages in Kenya. It’s about talent, heroism, and refusing to accept defeat. It is a book about running that is about much more than running. It is a human drama like no other.

Glory Road


Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429912529
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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E. C. "Scar" Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia , but he hadn't given up his habit of scanning the Personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him: "ARE YOU A COWARD? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English, with some French, proficient in all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential, willing to travel, no family or emotional ties, indomitably courageous and handsome of face and figure. Permanent employment, very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger. You must apply in person, rue Dante, Nice, 2me étage, apt. D." How could you not answer an ad like that, especially when it seemed to describe you perfectly? Well, except maybe for the "handsome" part, but that was in the eye of the beholder anyway. So he went to that apartment and was greeted by the most beautiful woman he'd ever met. She seemed to have many names, but agreed he could call her "Star." A pretty appropriate name, as it turned out, for the empress of twenty universes. Robert A. Heinlein's one true fantasy novel, Glory Road is as much fun today as when he wrote it after Stranger in a Strange Land. Heinlein proves himself as adept with sword and sorcery as with rockets and slide rules and the result is exciting, satirical, fast-paced, funny and tremendously readable -- a favorite of all who have read it. Glory Road is a masterpiece of escapist entertainment with a typically Heinleinian sting in its tail. Tor is proud to return this all-time classic to hardcover to be discovered by a new generation of readers.

The Quest for a Moral Compass

A Global History of Ethics
Author: Kenan Malik
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612194044
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
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The story of the global search for moral truths In this remarkable and groundbreaking book, Kenan Malik explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer’s Greece to Mao’s China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophers, and breathes life into their ideas, while also challenging many of our most cherished moral beliefs. Engaging and provocative, The Quest for a Moral Compass confronts some of humanity’s deepest questions. Where do values come from? Is God necessary for moral guidance? Are there absolute moral truths? It also brings morality down to earth, showing how, throughout history, social needs and political desires have shaped moral thinking. It is a history of the world told through the history of moral thought, and a history of moral thought that casts new light on global history.

Quests for Glory


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780606413794
Category:
Page: 576
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For use in schools and libraries only. Join Sophie, Agatha, Tedros, and others as they begin a new era in the Endless Woods, where Evers and Nevers alike must move beyond the bounds of school and into the biggest, boldest adventures of their lives.

A Brief History of History

Great Historians and the Epic Quest to Explain the Past
Author: Colin Wells
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 9781599211220
Category: History
Page: 336
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In this biography of history as a living idea, Colin Wells links together lively, evocative sketches of the great historians and summarizing their most important works. Readers learn how their ideas changed the understanding of history, how history itself moved forward over time, and why "history" is a startlingly fluid concept.

Frostborn: The Knight Quests


Author: Jonathan Moeller
Publisher: Azure Flame Media, LLC
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 287
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RIDMARK ARBAN is the Gray Knight, questing to stop the return of the terrible Frostborn to the High King’s realm. Yet he did not undertake the quest alone. Here are the tales of those who accompanied him into the terrible dangers of his quest... Originally published as the novellas THE KNIGHT'S TALE, THE PALADIN'S TALE, THE MAGE'S TALE, THE THIEF'S TALE, THE SOLDIER'S TALE, and THE ASSASSIN'S TALE, and the short stories THE ORC'S TALE and THE SOULBLADE'S TALE.

The Lost City of Z

A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Author: David Grann
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780385529228
Category: History
Page: 352
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The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

The Mormon Quest for Glory

The Religious World of the Latter-day Saints
Author: Melvyn Hammarberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911134
Category: Religion
Page: 392
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has 6 million members in the United States today (and 13 million worldwide). Yet, while there has been extensive study of Mormon history, comparatively little scholarly attention has been paid to contemporary Mormons. The best sociological study of Mormon life, Thomas O'Dea's The Mormons, is now over fifty years old. What is it like to be a Mormon in America today? Melvyn Hammarberg attempts to answer this question by offering an ethnography of contemporary Mormons. In The Mormon Quest for Glory, Hammarberg examines Mormon history, rituals, social organization, family connections, gender roles, artistic traditions, use of media, and missionary work. He writes as a sympathetic outsider who has studied Mormon life for decades, and strives to explain the religious world of the Latter-day Saints through the lens of their own spiritual understanding. Drawing on a survey, participant observation, interviews, focus groups, attendance at religious gatherings, diaries, church periodicals, lesson manuals, and other church literature, Hammarberg aims to present a comprehensive picture of the religious world of the Latter-day Saints.

Red

The History of a Color
Author: Michel Pastoureau,Jody Gladding
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691172773
Category: Art
Page: 216
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The color red has represented many things, from the life force and the divine to love, lust, and anger. Up through the Middle Ages, red held a place of privilege in the Western world. For many cultures, red was not just one color of many but rather the only color worthy enough to be used for social purposes. In some languages, the word for red was the same as the word for color. The first color developed for painting and dying, red became associated in antiquity with war, wealth, and power. In the medieval period, red held both religious significance, as the color of the blood of Christ and the fires of Hell, and secular meaning, as a symbol of love, glory, and beauty. Yet during the Protestant Reformation, red began to decline in status. Viewed as indecent and immoral and linked to luxury and the excesses of the Catholic Church, red fell out of favor. After the French Revolution, red gained new respect as the color of progressive movements and radical left-wing politics. In this beautifully illustrated book, Michel Pastoureau, the acclaimed author of Blue, Black, and Green, now masterfully navigates centuries of symbolism and complex meanings to present the fascinating and sometimes controversial history of the color red. Pastoureau illuminates red's evolution through a diverse selection of captivating images, including the cave paintings of Lascaux, the works of Renaissance masters, and the modern paintings and stained glass of Mark Rothko and Josef Albers.

17 Hours to Glory

Extraordinary Stories from the Heart of Triathlon
Author: Mathias Muller,Timothy Carlson,Mark Deterline
Publisher: Velopress
ISBN: 9781934030431
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 254
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"The Ironman« strips you of everything you put around yourself. It forces you to open your eyes, and your soul."ùMARK ALLEN, six-time Ironman World Champion --

The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After


Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062104977
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 704
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In the riveting third installment of the New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series, everything old is new again, as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their fairy tale. Former best friends Sophie and Agatha thought their ending was sealed when they went their separate ways, but their storybook is about to be rewritten—and this time theirs isn't the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the forces of Good are in deathly peril. Will Agatha and Sophie be able to work together to save them? Will they find their way to being friends again? And will their new ending be the last Ever After they've been searching for? Soman Chainani delivers action, adventure, laughter, romance, and more twists than ever before in this extraordinary chapter of his epic series.

Glory Hunger

God, the Gospel, and Our Quest for Something More
Author: JR Vassar
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433540134
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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Whose glory are you seeking? We all want to be significant. This is natural and good—evidence of our God-given desire for meaning and purpose. However, our longing for significance can easily twist into an insatiable craving for approval, recognition, and praise. If left unchecked, this craving will enslave us. In Glory Hunger, pastor JR Vassar challenges us to renounce a life of reputation building, helping us find freedom in the gospel and joy in God's glory.

Simon Bolivar's Quest for Glory


Author: Richard W. Slatta,Jane Lucas De Grummond
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603447296
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 365
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Simon Bolivar, who fought to free South America from Spanish rule from 1810 to 1826, was one of the most influential figures in Latin American history. His life contained all the makings of an epic war hero: repeated comebacks from defeat, flashes of military genius, a near-manic quest for glory, and fall from political grace. Here, the authors bring forth his story and show how it set the political pattern for the next century.

The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief: A Global History


Author: Richard Bulliet,Pamela Crossley,Daniel Headrick,Steven Hirsch,Lyman Johnson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 130514709X
Category: History
Page: 800
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Readable and concise, this Brief Edition of THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES: A GLOBAL HISTORY provides the essential narrative of world history in an abbreviated format. This global text employs the fundamental themes of “environment and technology” and “diversity and dominance” to explore patterns of humans” interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authors” approach shifts the focus away from political centers and power, revealing how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by our environments, and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity. Available in the following split options: THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Brief Sixth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-1-285-44551-9; Volume I: To 1550 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-1-285-44552-6; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 15-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-44553-3. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Hobbit


Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 6050465118
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.