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The Catawba Nation Charles M. Hudson University of Georgia Press Reissue edition

30th July 2011 History Books 2 Comments
"This monograph is a welcome contribution to our knowledge of one of the more poorly documented societies in the Southeast. It is both a scholarly and a very readable study.--Ethnohistory"All in all, it is the best single volume available on the Catawbas."--Ethnology Charles M. Hudson, a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Georgia, is one of the foremost authorities on the history and culture of the Indians of the U.S. Southeast. His many books include Black Drink, The Forgotten Centuries, and Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun (all Georgia). In this ...
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Sirens of the Western Shore: Westernesque Women and Translation in Modern Japanese Literature Indra Levy Columbia University Press

30th July 2011 History Books 1 Comment
[An] insightful, carefully researched study... Highly recommended. (Choice )Richly textured... cogently argued, lucidly written, and offers the reader insights on both theoretical and biographical levels. (Nanette Gottlieb Monumenta Nipponica ) Sirens of the Western Shore takes a fresh and detailed look at the topic of vernacular style in Meiji literature. (Sarah Frederick Journal of Japanese Studies ) No other book has ever elucidated as brilliantly the crucial role played by translation in the formation of modern literature. (Kojin Karatani, visiting professor of comparative ...
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Not by the Sword: How a Cantor and His Family Transformed a Klansman Northeastern Kathryn Watterson

30th July 2011 History Books 30 Comments
At a time when hate crimes seem to dominate the headlines, Not by the Sword tells the inspiring true story of how a Jewish cantor and his family changed the life of a virulent white supremacist leader. The riveting account begins in 1991, when Cantor Michael Weisser receives his first threatening phone call from Larry Trapp, Grand Dragon of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Nebraska. Trapp, a wheelchair-bound amputee holed up in a cramped apartment filled with automatic weapons, Nazi paraphernalia, and stacks of hate literature, had for years led a campaign of terror in Lincoln, ...
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Women in Italian Renaissance Art: Gender Representation and Identity Manchester University Press Paola Tinagli

30th July 2011 History Books 0 Comments
This is the first book which gives a general overview of women as subject-matter in Italian Renaissance painting. It presents a view of the interaction between artist and patron, and also of the function of these paintings in Italian society of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Using letters, poems, and treatises, it examines through the eyes of the contemporary viewer the way women were represented in paintings. Mary R. Rogers is Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Bristol. Paola Tinagli is Women in Italian Renaissance Art: Gender, Representation and Identity ...
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The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews 1939-1945 Saul Friedlander Harper Perennial

30th July 2011 History Books 15 Comments
Starred Review. In the second volume of his essential history of Nazi Germany and the Jews, one of the great historians of the Holocaust provides a rich, vivid depiction of Jewish life from France to Ukraine, Greece to Norway, in its most tragic period, drawing especially on hundreds of diaries written by Jews during their ordeal, depicting a world collapsing on its inhabitants, along with the thousands of humiliating persecutions that Jews suffered on their way to extermination. Friedländer also provides insightful discussions of the many interpretive controversies that still ...
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Tragedy in the Church: The Missing Gifts

30th July 2011 Christian Books 23 Comments
Tozer yearned that every assembly of believers would realize its full potential in honoring Christ. Twelve poignant sermons offering hop through the release of the power of the Holy Spirit.Tragedy in the Church: The Missing Gifts The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life "A popular book on the attributes of God, and one that is readable!" -- Eternity"Recovers lost aspects of the biblical faith for contemporary Christianity." -- Book News Letter An Inspiring Classic on the Nature of God What is the nature of God? How can we recapture ...
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Partners in Ministry: Clergy and Laity

30th July 2011 Christian Books 4 Comments
Partners in Ministry is built upon the basic assumption that ministry is the fundamental vocation of all Christians and not simply clergy. Drawing on their extensive experience in leading the Partners in Ministry program, the authors provide direct, practical guidance on how the ministries of laity and clergy can complement and strengthen each other. The basic building block in their approach is the ministry team, in which ones status as clergy or laity does not matter, but ones sense of Gods call and gifts for ministry does. Ministry is the fundamental vocation of all Christians, and not ...
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Vagabond Bernard Cornwell Harper 1st edition

30th July 2011 Literature & Fiction 52 Comments
Vagabond, the second entry in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series, has been eagerly anticipated by those who read the first book, and it doesn't disappoint. Thomas has managed to survive the battle of Crcy. Still nursing his wounds, he is dispatched by the king on a mission to look into the matter of his father's inheritance, which is obscurely connected to the Holy Grail. This most precious relic of the Christian faith is a much sought-after object, offering the power of total victory in war to its owner. But Thomas finds himself in the middle of a battle against an army invading the ...
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Scotland: The Story of a Nation Europe Scotland Magnus Magnusson Grove Press

30th July 2011 History Books 42 Comments
Near Stirling, Scotland, stands a memorial to the warrior William Wallace, put to death at the orders of the English king Edward I in 1305. Within that memorial stands a glass case, and inside of it stands a broadsword 1.7 meters long. Legend has it that the hero himself wielded the weapon, and so "Wallace's Sword" it is. Magnus Magnusson, a native of Iceland who has long lived in and written about Scotland, may spoil it for some readers when he writes that Wallace's Sword probably wasn't Wallace's. To use it, Wallace would have had to have stood at least 6-foot-6 in ...
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The New Answers Book Volume II

30th July 2011 Christian Books 19 Comments
What happens when you have more hot questions on the Bible and creationism than you can answer in one book? You create a second volume! The New Answers Book: Volume 2 explores 21 exciting and faith-affirming topics, including: The fall of Lucifer and the origin of evil. When does life begin (and why does it matter)? Is evolution a religion (and why should I care)? Archeology, Egyptian chronology, and the Great flood. Could early biblical figures like Noah really live to over 900 years of age? What was the Star of Bethlehem (and how did the wise men follow it)? Sheol, Paradise, ...
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