Cargoes of Despair and Hope

Scottish Emigration to North America, 1603-1803
Author: Ian Hugh Adams,Meredyth Somerville
Publisher: John Donald
ISBN: N.A
Category: Immigrants
Page: 258
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Union and Empire

The Making of the United Kingdom in 1707
Author: Allan I. Macinnes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521850797
Category: History
Page: 382
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A major interpretation of the 1707 Act of Union and the making of the United Kingdom.

Hope and Despair


Author: Roman Payne
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615186505
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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A feast of sensuality, Payne's third epic novel narrates the story of the beautiful young Nadja, and her brooding lover Nikolai, as the two come of age in a springtime garden. When their world of earthly delights fades with the dying season, the two are exiled from their pastoral romance into a fiery world of seedy urban haunts, intoxicated dreams and electric lights. When tragedy heralds the birth of a new day, light is shed on everyone's fate as the greatest adventure of all begins: a cunning swindler sets off on a heroic voyage to find the love of his youth. Through tears of hope and despair, the landscape of this novel unfolds before us in a vast panorama of poetic prose, delighting the senses and the imagination about what is possible, what is beautiful, and what is maddening about this world. ""Charged with passion, these pages sing to us their erotic melancholy; 'Hope and Despair' is both loving and frightening, a pleasure to read once and again!""

The Garden of Hope and Despair: A Clash of Myths


Author: John A. Mills MDiv, AC
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312384506
Category: Poetry
Page: N.A
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This poetic epic tells of the Magic Garden and its Celtic people as they face the onslaught of Greeks and Vikings. It follows the story of Elpis, the Granddaughter of Ceres, goddess of planting and harvesting, and Parlan, the Farmer, son of Danú and the Green Man, as their romance unfolds during the storms of the greedy gods of Greeks and Vikings, and their encounter with centaurs, wizards, druids, trolls, elves, and fairies. No Percy Jackson am I or Olympian God. But that epic of demigods has aroused my muse, Inspiring me to recall the old myths of Greeks and Norsemen And weave a saga of hope overcoming despair. O Calliope, muse of epics, mother of sagas, I call upon you to awaken the gods and demigods And I will awaken the Garden Wizard To tell a tale of Celts, Norsemen and Greeks.

City of Hope & Despair

City of a Hundred Rows
Author: Ian Whates
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 0857660896
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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A SECOND VISIT TO THAIBURLEY: THE CITY OF DREAMS, THE FABLED CITY OF A HUNDRED ROWS. Dark forces are gathering in the shadowy depths, and the whole city is under threat. The former street-nick, Tom, embarks on a journey to discover the source of the great river Thair, said to be the ultimate power behind all of Thaiburley. Accompanying him are the assassin Dewar and the young Thaistess Mildra. It soon becomes evident that their journey has more significance than any of them realise, as past secrets catch up with them and unknown adversaries hunt them... to the death! File Under: Fantasy [ Towering City | Ancient Secrets | Assassins & Gods | Soul Thief! ]

Hope Born Out of Despair

Managing the African Crisis
Author: United Nations University. Special Committee on Africa
Publisher: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9789966464569
Category: Africa
Page: 123
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Truth To The 1st Power

A Story of Faith,Despair and Lasting Hope
Author: Mike Thomas
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496948661
Category: Religion
Page: 102
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The theories and conclusions made within the pages of this book are meant to open the minds of the religious and non religious readers to the idea that faith that is declared a truth can and must be scrutinized in order to confirm and also remove doubt has to how one can perceive the world and appreciate its wonderful burden and blessing with regards to how religion paints our perception however accurate or inaccurate. The title ‘Truth to the 1st Power’ is an analogy to the math equation that anything to the power of one is essentially itself. The theory is to bring to life the principle idea that truth will always remain true and it will only expand but continue to remain constant all while being scrutinized. The truth will never deviate its first position of complete logic and relevance. The author attempts to bring this theory to the topic of religion with compelling conclusions.

Precious Cargo


Author: Kris Ralston
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477153616
Category: Fiction
Page: 269
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Back Matter Kevin Sweeleys Precious Cargo is a Bearded Dragon Lizard, Jenny, who is with him constantly at the forefront of his mind. She helps him make decisions and listens to his daily outpouring of thoughts and feelings. Kevin is diagnosed Paranoid Schizophrenic and swims through his troubles like a fish. He is given incredible powers by God to create anything at will. His soul mate, Katrina, also has Paranoid Schizophrenia, and goes walking on moonlit waters with him as they hold hands, make love, and Katrina is impregnated. They marry and leave the world behind. The philosophies of the double vice and twin mercy are discussed as well, flavoring the book with the condition of truth versus law.

Water Security in India

Hope, Despair, and the Challenges of Human Development
Author: Vandana Asthana,A. C. Shukla
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441118225
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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Few people actively engaged in India's water sector would deny that the Indian subcontinent faces serious problems in the sustainable use and management of water resources. Water resources in India have been subjected to tremendous pressures from increasing population, urbanization, industrialization, and modern agricultural methods. The inadequate access to clean drinking water, increase in water related disasters such as floods and droughts, vulnerability to climate change and competition for the resource amongst different sectors and the region poses immense pressures for sustainability of water systems and humanity. Water Security in India addresses these issues head on, analyzing the challenges that contemporary India faces if it is to create a water-secure world, and providing a hopeful, though guarded, road-map to a future in which India's life-giving and life-sustaining fresh water resources are safe, clean, plentiful, and available to all, secured for the people in a peaceful and ecologically sustainable manner.

The African Diaspora

A History Through Culture
Author: Patrick Manning
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231513550
Category: History
Page: 424
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Patrick Manning refuses to divide the African diaspora into the experiences of separate regions and nations. Instead, he follows the multiple routes that brought Africans and people of African descent into contact with one another and with Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In weaving these stories together, Manning shows how the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean fueled dynamic interactions among black communities and cultures and how these patterns resembled those of a number of connected diasporas concurrently taking shape across the globe. Manning begins in 1400 and traces five central themes: the connections that enabled Africans to mutually identify and hold together as a global community; discourses on race; changes in economic circumstance; the character of family life; and the evolution of popular culture. His approach reveals links among seemingly disparate worlds. In the mid-nineteenth century, for example, slavery came under attack in North America, South America, southern Africa, West Africa, the Ottoman Empire, and India, with former slaves rising to positions of political prominence. Yet at the beginning of the twentieth century, the near-elimination of slavery brought new forms of discrimination that removed almost all blacks from government for half a century. Manning underscores the profound influence that the African diaspora had on world history, demonstrating the inextricable link between black migration and the rise of modernity, especially in regards to the processes of industrialization and urbanization. A remarkably inclusive and far-reaching work, The African Diaspora proves that the advent of modernity cannot be imaginatively or comprehensively engaged without taking the African peoples and the African continent as a whole into account.

Graphic Worlds of Peter Bruegel the Elder


Author: H. Arthur Klein
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486795411
Category: Art
Page: 176
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Unique survey of best works by16th-century Flemish printmaker presents 64 engravings and one woodcut, each accompanied by an informative essay. Subjects include landscapes, ships and the sea, peasants, humor, and religion.

The Origin and History of Missions

Containing Faithful Accounts of the Voyages, Travels, Labors and Successes of the Various Missionaries who Have Been Sent Forth to Evangelize the Heathen : Compiled from Authentic Documents, Forming a Complete Missionary Repository ...
Author: Thomas Smith,John Overton Choules
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Missions
Page: N.A
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Autobiography of Josiah Henson

An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom
Author: Josiah Henson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486146987
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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DIVPerceptive recollections of author's childhood and youth, forced separation from his wife and children, escape to Canada, role as "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, and meeting with Queen Victoria in England. /div

The General Grant's Gold

Shipwreck and Greed in the Southern Ocean
Author: Madelene Ferguson Allen
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458779505
Category: Castaways
Page: 336
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The wreck in 1866 of the General Grant in the desolate sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands is one of the world's great nautical mysteries, a story that still tantalises and thrills. the General Grant was rumoured to contain a fabulous hoard of gold found in the Victorian goldfields; gold estimated to be worth in excess of $US 10 million. This is the story of both the extraordinary shipwreck itself and the hoards of bounty hunters and adventurers that have ventured to find the General Grant's elusive cargo. This story is more remarkable than fiction; it is a tale of heroes and cads, heartbreak and loss, hope and despair, hunger and greed. As it has bewitched many in the past, so it will haunt you long after the last page is turned.