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Crossed Swords: Pakistan Its Army and the Wars Within Shuja Nawaz Oxford University Press USA

30th November 2011 History Books 17 Comments
The strength of his book derives from his interviews with serving and retired military officers...Nawaz has penned a book which will become a standard reference on the Pakistani army for years to come. Dr Ahmed Faruqui RUSI To understand Pakistan you need to understand the army and to understand the army you need to read this book Owen Bennett-Jones, BBC Shuja Nawaz has used his considerable expertise to delve deep into the Pakistan Army. The result is an insightful study of an institution that has been, and remains, the center of gravity in Pakistan. This superbly researched book comes ...
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Republic: A Novel of America’s Future Cincinnatus Press Charles Sheehan-Miles

30th November 2011 Literature & Fiction 44 Comments
From an author described by a Top 50 Reviewer as "one of America's criminally neglected authors," Republic is a surprise hit described by readers as "breath-taking," "riveting," and "haunting." Ken Murphy is a 45 year-old widower and senior manager at a computer chip manufacturer in quiet Highview, West Virginia. The local economy is thrown into a tailspin when the plant is suddenly shut down. Murphy must fight for healthcare for his terminally ill son. As he tries to save his son's life, he is dragged into a deeper conflict between the forces that ...
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The Turn of the Screw Transaction Large Print Book Club Henry James

30th November 2011 Literature & Fiction 52 Comments
The Turn of the Screw is about ghosts and reveals the dark side of humanity. Jamess story is based on an earlier one told to him by the Archbishop of Canterbury in January 1895. The Archbishops story tells of young children, left in the care of servants in an old country house following the death of their parents. The servants, however, are evil and uncaring and the children inherit their legacy of wickedness. In their turn, the servants die and come back to haunt the country house and torment the children. The story starts conventionally enough with friends sharing ghost stories 'round ...
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The Purple Land General Books LLC W. H. Hudson

30th November 2011 Literature & Fiction 31 Comments
The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: British/ Uruguay/ Fiction; Adventure fiction; Uruguay; British - Uruguay; British; Literary Criticism / American / General; Fiction / Historical; Fiction / Political; Fiction / Action "Of living writers that I have read, W. H. Hudson is the rarest spirit." -- John Galsworthy, 1915 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. W. H. Hudson (1841–1922) was born in Buenos Aires ...
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The Unvarnished Doctrine: Locke Liberalism and the American Revolution Duke University Press Books 1ST edition Steven M. Dworetz

30th November 2011 History Books 3 Comments
In The Unvarnished Doctrine, Steven M. Dworetz addresses two critical issues in contemporary thinking on the American Revolution—the ideological character of this event, and, more specifically, the relevance of "America’s Philosopher, the Great Mr. Locke," in this experience. Recent interpretations of the American revolution, particularly those of Bailyn and Pocock, have incorporated an understanding of Locke as the moral apologist of unlimited accumulation and the original ideological crusader for the "spirit of capitalism," a view based largely on the work of ...
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Scotland’s Story Galore Park Publishing H E Marshall

30th November 2011 History Books 13 Comments
From the author of "Our Island Story", this history of Scotland from the earliest times is, in the words of H E Marshall herself, a story 'woven with the golden threads of romance and glittering with the rubies and sapphires of Fairyland'. Macbeth, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots and Bonny Prince Charlie all feature in this stirring tale of a great and proud nation. Told for the benefit of the 'littler people who care for their country's story', this classic history, now back in print, will appeal to everyone whose heart stirs at the sound of the bagpipe. Praise for ...
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Basic Principles of Biblical Counseling

30th November 2011 Christian Books 10 Comments
'The local church should and can successfully assume responsibility within its ranks for restoring troubled people to full, productive, creative lives.' 'If we are to hope for success in such immense and seriously neglected responsibility, pastors need to return to the biblical model not of ministering to their people but of equipping their people to minister to each other by using their spiritual gifts.' 'Congregations need to regain that wonderful sense of 'koinonia' fellowship and pro practice true community.'Basic Principles of Biblical Counseling Understanding People ...
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Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town Free Press Reprint edition Elyssa East

30th November 2011 History Books 52 Comments
The area known as Dogtownan isolated colonial ruin and surrounding 3,000-acre woodland in seaside Gloucester, Massachusettshas long exerted a powerful influence over artists, writers, eccentrics, and nature lovers. But its history is also woven through with tales of witches, supernatural sightings, pirates, former slaves, drifters, and the many dogs Revolutionary War widows kept for protection and for which the area was named. In 1984, a brutal murder took place there: a mentally disturbed local outcast crushed the skull of a beloved schoolteacher as she walked in the woods. In this ...
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Preacher’s Sourcebook of Creative Sermon Illustrations

30th November 2011 Christian Books 8 Comments
The Ultimate Contemporary Resource for Preachers Features thousands of real-life stories, illustrations, and quotes edited by popular author and pastor Rob Morgan Cross-referenced by subject and Scripture Alphabetized for easy access The ultimate gold-mine for speakers - humorous, serious, thought-provoking, and heart-warming material The book includes space for noting when/where each illustration is used Stories for today's sermons and today's lives Previously published as Nelson's Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes Preacher's Sourcebook of Creative Sermon ...
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Baker’s Pastoral Handbooks

30th November 2011 Christian Books 2 Comments
A three-volume set of essential pastoral resources for Christian leaders from a cross section of denominations. Baker's Pastoral Handbooks (3 vols.) ...
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