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A Blood Brother Bond

Written By: Richard J Cancemi
  • ID Book : 1681397919
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Number of Pages : 226
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 650
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A Blood Brother Bond is a story of two boys who swore their allegiance to each other as pre-teens and honored that bond throughout their lives. Their story is told covering decades of their lives in which each has chosen a different side of the Law on which to live. Despite their different life paths, no one and nothing is ever able to sever their bond of friendship. Together they experience good and evil in their respective worlds as well as within their own inner selves. Never passing

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400873290
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Science
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
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  • Pages : 245
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: mindbond.pdf

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  • Pages : 224
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Too often accounts of African family life have tended to describe the family in purely static terms. The contributors to this book emphasize the developmental or time dimension of the family, analysing it as a process. In the seven different societies described in East Africa, the Congo and the Transvaal the changing nature of the distribution of rights in the family property and resources is directly linked with the growth and change of the family itself. First published in 1964.


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First published in 1966, Robert Blake's biography of Disraeli is one of the supreme political biographies of the last hundred years. An outsider, a nationalist, a European, a Romantic and a Tory - Disraeli's story is an extraordinary one. Born in 1804, the grandson of an immigrant Italian Jew, he became leader of the Conservative Party and was twice Prime Minister. Famous for the 1867 Reform Act, his purchasing of the Suez Canal and his diplomatic triumphs at the Congress of Berlin, he was also the creator of the political novel and, in Sybil, wrote the major 'Condition of England' work of fiction. 'An outstandingly successful biography . . . Disraeli has never been brought so vividly to life.' Sir Philip Magnus, Daily Telegraph 'A huge, scholarly and remarkably readable work which makes us revise vast tracts of our assumptions about nineteenth-century politics.' Sir Michael Howard, Sunday Times 'A book that people will still be reading in fifty years' time and long after.' Times Literary Supplement

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  • Pages : 224
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Four brothers reunite in their hometown in Russia. The oldest, Dimitri, has just returned from a stint in the military, and he wants to claim an inheritance from his mother that is being held in his father's hands. Dimitri and his father argue and call two other brothers, Ivan and Alyosha, to resolve the fight. The fourth brother, Smerdyakov, is an illegitimate child who suffers from epileptic seizures. He is relegated to servitude in the father's house but enjoys discussing philosophy with Ivan. The murder of their father forces the brothers to question their beliefs about each other, religion, and morality. Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky first published his dynastic novel in serial form from 1879 to 1880. This unabridged version is taken from the 1912 translation by Constance Garnett.

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Brothers Karamazov

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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  • Pages : 748
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The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia. Dostoyevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which is also the main setting of the novel.

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From the lengthy research and pen of two lawyers, a judge and a former law professor, this book, In His Footsteps: The Early Followers of Jesus, is a guide to understanding the early Christian movement through a study of the lives and ministries of the first believers, most of whom had met with the risen Jesus and thus knew, without doubt, that Jesus was the Christ and Savior of the world. The book cites accounts from Eusebius, a third-century Greek Christian historian, who also referenced testimony from first-century Christians about the almost unbelievable courage of the early followers of Jesus, who willingly and fearlessly, despite tremendous persecution and sufferings, brought to an otherwise lost world an assurance of life eternal for all believers. The book also refers to the fulfillment of many of the biblical prophecies, the principal ones being the restoration of the nation of Israel and the return of many Jewish people to their homeland. This book is an indispensable resource for all persons, as the tremendous sacrifices of the first believers should never be forgotten.

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  • Pages : 200
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When a handsome boxer kisses Lady Ellie Swift for good luck during a match, it turns her world upside down. Because the rogue isn’t just’s the Devil Marquess returned. Thanks to Hugh Vere, Marquess of Deveril, Ellie learned at an early age that men are more trouble than they’re worth. Now, instead of a husband, she wants to take over her brother’s infamous gambling club—the Raven Club. And apparently the devil wants it, too. From the moment Hugh sees Ellie again sparks fly, but battle lines have been drawn. Whoever is the most successful overseeing the club in one month’s time will win. And Hugh intends to win. And he intends to stay very close to Ellie to make sure she follows the rules. What he discovers, though, is that Ellie is no longer the sweet girl he knew years ago—and winning won’t be easy. But the nearly combustible chemistry between them is hard to ignore, and soon the club is not the only prize he wants... Each book in the Raven Club series is STANDALONE: * How to Tempt an Earl * How to Best a Marquess

The Song of Songs

By Iain M. Duguid
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
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  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
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Iain Duguid?s Tyndale Old Testament Commentary explains how the Song of Songs is designed to show us an idealized picture of married love. It also convicts us of how far short of this perfection we fall, both as humans and as lovers, and drives us repeatedly into the arms of our true heavenly husband, Jesus Christ.

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By Christopher H. Johnson,David Warren Sabean
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  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Isbn : 9780857450463
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : History
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Recently considerable interest has developed about the degree to which anthropological approaches to kinship can be used for the study of the long-term development of European history. From the late middle ages to the dawn of the twentieth century, kinship - rather than declining, as is often assumed - was twice reconfigured in dramatic ways and became increasingly significant as a force in historical change, with remarkable similarities across European society. Applying interdisciplinary approaches from social and cultural history and literature and focusing on sibling relationships, this volume takes up the challenge of examining the systemic and structural development of kinship over the long term by looking at the close inner-familial dynamics of ruling families (the Hohenzollerns), cultural leaders (the Mendelssohns), business and professional classes, and political figures (the Gladstones)in France, Italy, Germany, and England. It offers insight into the current issues in kinship studies and draws from a wide range of personal documents: letters, autobiographies, testaments, memoirs, as well as genealogies and works of art.


By Marcus Attwater
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  • Pages : 965
  • Category : Social Science
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When asked to name an archetypal love story, most people will reply 'Romeo & Juliet', although some say 'Tristan & Isolde' instead. Very few will come up with a classical example, and the reason for this is simple: when you say archetypal, it is assumed you mean love between a man and a woman, and instances of this in classical accounts are rare. The reason for this is also not hard to find: as it does now, 'love' in the ancient world meant the affection of equals, and given the inferior position of women in Greek and Roman society, between the sexes is not usually where love is to be found. Straightforward examines how we got from there to here. It is a study not of the loves of real people, but of the ideal of love as it found expression in stories, stories which were often retold and reimagined by new generations and new cultures. By following these stories and the changes they underwent through the centuries Straightforward attempts to answer two related questions: 'When and why did the heterosexual ideal become normative in our narrative tradition?' and 'What was there before?' We begin in archaic Greece, with a story which was already old when Homer composed his epics...

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No Stone Unturned: A Brother and Sister’s Incredible Journey Through the Olympics and Cancer

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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
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  • File Pdf: no-stone-unturned.pdf

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This is a story of two heroes who climbed different mountains and defined success in two startlingly different ways. It’s the story of a brother who, at one point in time, was the world’s best. And it’s the story of a sister who wouldn’t accept death as an alternative and found a quality of life through spiritual growth and a protocol of nontraditional cures. In No Stone Unturned, author Jessie Garcia shares the story of Casey FitzRandolph, who won an Olympic gold medal in speedskating in 2002 and his sister, Jessi, who was diagnosed eight years later with stage IV breast cancer. The FitzRandolphs brought glory to the United States in the form of gold, yet left their home country in search of alternative medical treatments. Heart-wrenching and thought-provoking, No Stone Unturned follows the family through their journey. Told from the perspective of all involved, it offers insight into the heart of a modern American household dealing with two extreme emotions—elation and despair.

John Ogden, the Pilgrim (1609-1682)

By Jack Harpster
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Isbn : 9780838641040
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 707
  • File Pdf: john-ogden-the-pilgrim.pdf

Book Summary:

John Ogden emigrated from England to the New World in 1641.

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers

By Philip Schaff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1602065268
  • Pages : 524
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 490
  • File Pdf: nicene-and-post-nicene-fathers.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers

Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Feminist Origins of the Arthurian Legend

By F. Tolhurst
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230337945
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 465
  • File Pdf: geoffrey-of-monmouth-and-the-feminist-origins-of-the-arthurian-legend.pdf

Book Summary:

Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Feminist Origins of the Arthurian Legend provides the first feminist analysis of both the Arthurian section of The History of the Kings of Britain and The Life of Merlin .

My Dad, The Guv'nor - The True Story of My Life with the Legendary Hard Man, Lenny McLean

By Kelly McLean
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Isbn : 1789460417
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 667
  • File Pdf: my-dad-the-guv-nor-the-true-story-of-my-life-with-the-legendary-hard-man-lenny-mclean.pdf

Book Summary:

'I am the Guv'nor's daughter - but what does that mean?' Lenny McLean, better known as The Guv'nor, was a legendary and sometimes terrifying figure: a bare-knuckle fighter, bouncer and, in later life, an actor. He was a formidable force in the East End and across London, but behind his towering demeanour was a loving father who provided a safe haven for his children. For his only daughter, Kelly, his status brought with it a reputation both to live up to, and sometimes escape. Kelly experienced the old East End way of life, often lived just outside the law, first-hand and equally the uncertainty that came with her father's mood swings and the 'black dog' that followed him around, despite their close bond. The connection between father and daughter became even more apparent as Kelly began to battle her own mental health issues that, as a mum to two young children, would threaten to destroy her life. In this incredibly frank and poignant memoir, Kelly McLean provides a unique insight into life growing up as the daughter of one of the last old-school fighters, featuring many previously untold stories. This is the story of East End life from a woman who has seen it, lived it, and sometimes been plagued by it.

The Worst Loss

By Barbara D. Rosof
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Isbn : 1466882123
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 356
  • File Pdf: the-worst-loss.pdf

Book Summary:

The death of a child is like no other loss. Barbara D. Rosof's The Worst Loss will help families who have experienced this to know what they are facing, understand what they are feeling, and appreciate their own needs and timetables.

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