A History of the Great War

1914-1918
Author: C.R.M.F. Cruttwell
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 0897336607
Category: History
Page: 688
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This vivid, detailed history of World War I presents the general reader with an accurate and readable account of the campaigns and battles, along with brilliant portraits of the leaders and generals of all countries involved. Scrupulously fair, praising and blaming friend and enemy as circumstances demand, this has become established as the classic account of the first world-wide war.

Moyers on America

A Journalist and His Times
Author: Bill Moyer
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587810
Category: Political Science
Page: 204
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Over the years millions of Americans have invited Bill Moyers into their homes. His television programs—covering topics ranging from American history, politics, and religion to the role of media and the world of ideas—have made him one of America’s most recognized and honored journalists. In these pages, Moyers presents, for the first time, a powerful statement of his own personal beliefs—political and moral. Combining illuminating forays into American history with candid comments on today’s politics, Moyers delivers perceptive and trenchant insights into the American experience. From his early years as a Texas journalist to his role as one of the organizers of the Peace Corps, top assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, publisher of Newsday, senior correspondent and analyst for CBS News, and producer of many of public television’s groundbreaking series, Moyers has been actively engaged in some of the most volatile episodes of the past fifty years. Drawing from this practical experience, he demonstrates a unique understanding of how American politics works and an enduring faith in the nation’s promises and possibilities. Whether reflecting on today’s climate of megamedia concentration, rampant corporate scandals, or religious and political upheavals, Moyers on America recovers the hopes of the past to establish their relevance for the present.

The Sociology of Religion

A Substantive and Transdisciplinary Approach
Author: George Lundskow
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412937213
Category: Social Science
Page: 445
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Using a lively narrative, The Sociology of Religion is an insightful text that follows the logic of actual research, first investigating the facts of religion in all its great diversity, including its practices and beliefs, and then analyzing actual examples of religious developments using relevant conceptual frameworks. As a result, students actively engage in the discovery, learning, and analytical processes as they progress through the textùjust as a scholar pursues knowledge in the field and then applies theoretical constructs to interpret findings.This unique text is organized around essential topics and real-life issues and examines religion both as an object of sociological analysis as well as a device for seeking personal meaning in life. While primarily sociological in focus, the text incorporates relevant interdisciplinary scholarshipùthus teaching sociological perspectives on religion while introducing students to relevant research from other fields. Sidebar features and photographs of religious figures bring the text to life for readers.Key Features and Benefits:Uses substantive and truly contemporary real-life religious issues of current interest to engage the reader in a way few other texts doCombines theory with empirical examples drawn from the United States and around the world, emphasizing a critical and analytical perspective that encourages better understanding of the material presentedFeatures discussions of emergent religions, consumerism, and the link between religion, sports, and other forms of popular cultureDraws upon interdisciplinary literature, helping students appreciate the contributions of other disciplines while primarily developing an understanding of the sociology of religion InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM· InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM contains chapter outlines, summaries, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and short answer questions as well as illustrations from the book. Contact Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) to request a copy (6:00 a.m.û5:00 p.m., PST).Intended Audience: This core text is designed for upper-level undergraduate students of Sociology of Religion or Religion and Politics.

The Half-Hearted


Author: John Buchan
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775561178
Category: Fiction
Page: 323
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Many of the aristocrats profiled in John Buchan's novel The Half-Hearted are beset with crippling doubts about their own lifestyles and characters. Protagonist Lewis Haystoun is disgusted with his own inability to take a decisive stand on any issue of significance, and sets about to cure himself by undertaking a life-or-death campaign halfway around the world. This crowd-pleasing novel has something for everyone: romance, derring-do, and plenty of action and adventure.

Delphi Works of John Buchan (Illustrated)


Author: John Buchan
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 190949657X
Category: Fiction
Page: 3491
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John Buchan’s ‘shocker’ adventure novels have entertained readers for over a century and this single collection offers US readers the most complete edition possible of Buchan’s fictional works. This comprehensive eBook presents numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Buchan's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 13 novels in the US public domain, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Almost the complete short stories and ALL of Buchan's poetry * Includes two of Buchan's non-fiction works * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: to comply with US copyright restrictions, 16 novels (post-1922) and several other works cannot appear in this edition. Once new texts enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels SIR QUIXOTE OF THE MOORS JOHN BURNET OF BARNS A LOST LADY OF OLD YEARS THE HALF-HEARTED A LODGE IN THE WILDERNESS PRESTER JOHN THE POWER-HOUSE THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS SALUTE TO ADVENTURERS GREENMANTLE MR STANDFAST THE PATH OF A KING HUNTINGTOWER The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Poetry LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Non-Fiction THE AFRICAN COLONY A BOOK OF ESCAPES AND HURRIED JOURNEYS Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Growth of American Law

The Law Makers
Author: James Willard Hurst
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584777168
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 502
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Delphi Complete Works of Robert E. Howard (Illustrated)


Author: Robert E. Howard
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 3801
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Widely regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery genre, Robert E. Howard produced a diverse body of works, demonstrating his inventive genius with exciting tales of Conan the Barbarian, Kull, Solomon Kane, Sailor Steve Costigan and a host of other captivating creations. This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition possible of Howard’s fiction, with numerous illustrations, many rare short stories appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Howard’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL five novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original pulp magazines * Features 199 short stories – the largest collection of Howard’s fiction ever compiled in a single publication * Many rare tales appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special alphabetical index for the short stories * A generous selection of poetry and non-fiction * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Barlow’s tributary poem to Howard * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: an actual complete works of Howard is not possible due to the copyright status and scarcity of some stories. When new texts become available in your public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels SKULL-FACE THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON A GENT FROM BEAR CREEK ALMURIC Fantasy Stories CONAN THE BARBARIAN KULL SOLOMON KANE BRAN MAK MORN TURLOGH DUBH O’BRIEN JAMES ALLISON OTHER FANTASY STORIES Boxing Stories SAILOR STEVE COSTIGAN SAILOR DENNIS DORGAN OTHER BOXING STORIES Western Stories BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS PIKE BEARFIELD BUCKNER JEOPARDY GRIMES OTHER WESTERN STORIES Historical Stories EL BORAK DARK AGNES DE CHASTILLON CORMAC FITZGEOFFREY KIRBY O’DONNELL BLACK VULMEA HELEN TAVREL OTHER HISTORICAL STORIES Horror Stories JOHN KIROWAN THE FARING TOWN SAGA DE MONTOUR WEIRD WEST OTHER WEIRD MENACE OTHER CTHULHU MYTHOS STORIES OTHER HORROR STORIES Detective Stories STEVE HARRISON Spicy Stories LIST OF STORIES Comedy Stories LIST OF STORIES Short Stories Index LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Poetry LIST OF POEMS LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction LIST OF ESSAYS AND ARTICLES The Tribute R. E. H. by R. H. BARLOW Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Howard’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL four novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original pulp magazines * Features 199 short stories – the largest collection of Howard’s fiction ever compiled in a single publication * Many rare tales appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special alphabetical index for the short stories * A generous selection of poetry and non-fiction * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Barlow’s tributary poem to Howard * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels SKULL-FACE THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON A GENT FROM BEAR CREEK ALMURIC Fantasy Stories CONAN THE BARBARIAN KULL SOLOMON KANE BRAN MAK MORN TURLOGH DUBH O’BRIEN JAMES ALLISON OTHER FANTASY STORIES Boxing Stories SAILOR STEVE COSTIGAN SAILOR DENNIS DORGAN OTHER BOXING STORIES Western Stories BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS PIKE BEARFIELD BUCKNER JEOPARDY GRIMES OTHER WESTERN STORIES Historical Stories EL BORAK DARK AGNES DE CHASTILLON CORMAC FITZGEOFFREY KIRBY O’DONNELL BLACK VULMEA HELEN TAVREL OTHER HISTORICAL STORIES Horror Stories JOHN KIROWAN THE FARING TOWN SAGA DE MONTOUR WEIRD WEST OTHER WEIRD MENACE OTHER CTHULHU MYTHOS STORIES OTHER HORROR STORIES Detective Stories STEVE HARRISON Spicy Stories LIST OF STORIES Comedy Stories LIST OF STORIES Short Stories Index LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Poetry LIST OF POEMS LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction LIST OF ESSAYS AND ARTICLES The Tribute R. E. H. by R. H. BARLOW Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Bride of the Rat God


Author: Barbara Hambly
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453216898
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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After donning a cursed necklace for the cameras, a silent screen starlet and her entourage are terrorized by an ancient demon It is 1923, and silent film reigns in Hollywood. Of all the starlets, none is more beloved than Chrysanda Flamande, a diva as brilliant as she is difficult to manage. Handling her falls to Norah, widow of Chrysanda’s dead brother. She has always done her job well, but she was never equipped to deal with murder. When a violent killing shocks Chrysanda’s entourage, and other weird happenings swiftly follow, Norah begins to suspect that some strange power is stalking the star. In Chinatown she receives warning that a curse has been placed on the actress as vengeance for wearing a sacred amulet in one of her films—and this curse could mean death for all who surround her. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

The Covenant

A Novel
Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 0804151504
Category: Fiction
Page: 1200
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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. The Nxumalos, inhabitants of a peaceful village unchanged for centuries, unite warrior tribes into the powerful Zulu nation. And the wealthy Saltwoods are missionaries and settlers who join the masses to influence the wars and politics that ravage a nation. Rivalries and passions spill across the land of The Covenant, a story of courage and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal, as generations fight to forge a new world. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for The Covenant “A prodigious endeavor . . . Nowhere else could an American reader unfamiliar with South Africa get so full an understanding of its problems in so engaging a form.”—The New York Times Book Review

Great Battles of the Hellenistic World


Author: Joseph Pietrykowski
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848847106
Category: History
Page: 256
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For almost two centuries the Macedonian phalanx, created by Philip II and refined by his son, Alexander the Great, dominated the battlefields of the ancient world from the sweltering riverbanks of India to the wooded hills of Italy. As the preferred weapon of some of antiquity’s greatest commanders, this powerful military system took centre stage in many of the largest and most decisive conflicts of ancient times. In Great Battles of the Hellenistic World, Joseph Pietrykowski explores the struggles that shook the ancient world and shaped history. From the structure and composition of the opposing armies, to the strategy of their campaigns, to the leadership decisions and tactics that decided the engagements, Great Battles of the Hellenistic World examines seventeen landmark conflicts from Chaironeia to Pydna over the course of 170 years of bloody warfare

The Rising of the Phoenix

The Legends of the Ormiri
Author: Flavian Pernell
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 148179728X
Category: Fiction
Page: 540
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Kandar and Kiri were born Ormiri: a race of beings who had evolved to possess great mystical powers. When an ancient alien enemy returns to attack their home-worlds, Kandar and Kiri find themselves mixed in a war they do not understand, their destiny compelled by a prophecy long kept secret and faced with a power they still need to master fully. This is the first book of the Legends of the Ormiri.

The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda


Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911711
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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In this concise and fascinating book, Fawaz A. Gerges argues that Al-Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body kept alive largely by the self-serving anti-terrorist bureaucracy it helped to spawn. In The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda, Gerges, a public intellectual known widely for his expertise on radical ideologies, including jihadism, argues that the Western powers have become mired in a "terrorism narrative," stemming from the mistaken belief that America is in danger of a devastating attack by a crippled al-Qaeda. To explain why al-Qaeda is no longer a threat, he provides a briskly written history of the organization, showing its emergence from the disintegrating local jihadist movements of the mid-1990s-not just the Afghan resistance of the 1980s, as many believe-in "a desperate effort to rescue a sinking ship by altering its course." During this period, Gerges interviewed many jihadis, gaining a first-hand view of the movement that bin Laden tried to reshape by internationalizing it. Gerges reveals that transnational jihad has attracted but a small minority within the Arab world and possesses no viable social and popular base. Furthermore, he shows that the attacks of September 11, 2001, were a major miscalculation--no "river" of fighters flooded from Arab countries to defend al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, as bin Laden expected. The democratic revolutions that swept the Middle East in early 2011 show that al-Qaeda today is a non-entity which exercises no influence over Arabs' political life. Gerges shows that there is a link between the new phenomenon of homegrown extremism in Western societies and the war on terror, particularly in Afghanistan-Pakistan, and that homegrown terror exposes the structural weakness, not strength, of bin Laden's al-Qaeda. Gerges concludes that the movement has splintered into feuding factions, neutralizing itself more effectively than any Predator drone. Forceful, incisive, and written with extensive inside knowledge, this book will alter the debate on global terrorism.

The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill

Forts, Fights & Other Sites
Author: Jeff Barnes
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811759113
Category: History
Page: 240
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Guide to residences, forts, battlefields, and other sites that interpret Buffalo Bill's life on the Great Plains.

Emerald Islands

Elfdreams of Parallan IV
Author: Benjamin Towe
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496919726
Category: Fiction
Page: 454
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Emerald Islands continues the Elfdreams series and chronicles events in worlds connected by threads of Magick. The Dream Master's plans are thwarted. He sends the Dreamraider to a blue world with a single sun where she seeks lost artifacts and conscripts exceptional inhabitants. Stone circles and gifts of the mysterious Sandman facilitate travel to the World of Three Suns, where the conscripts join forces with Drelves battling overwhelming odds. The Lost Spellweaver has not returned. Can another take his place? Are the Sandman and Dream Master folloming a collision course? worlds.