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A Father's Promise

By Helen R. Myers
  • Writer : Helen R. Myers
  • Isbn : 1426838883
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 316
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-father-s-promise.pdf

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Big John Paladin thought it was easier to wrestle an angry bull than diaper one tiny infant. But since his wife left, the rancher had turned his talents to "baby wrangling." John knew his son needed more than a gruff cowboy's care. He needed a mother—and he deserved the best. Dana Dixon was shocked. How dare John Paladin ask her for help when almost a year ago he'd run from her—into the arms of another woman! But how could she turn away a child with eyes so like the man she had once loved? And probably loved still…

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  • Pdf File: celebrated-crimes.pdf

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Celebrated Crimes is a collection of true crime stories, narratives and essays on famous criminals and crimes from European history, compiled by Alexandre Dumas, père, with the assistance of several friends. He featured Beatrice Cenci, Martin Guerre, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia, as well as more recent events and criminals, including the cases of the alleged murderers Karl Ludwig Sand and Antoine François Desrues, who were executed._x000D_ Table of Contents:_x000D_ The Borgias_x000D_ The Cenci_x000D_ Massacres of the South_x000D_ Mary Stuart_x000D_ Karl-Ludwig Sand_x000D_ Urbain Grandier_x000D_ Nisida_x000D_ Derues_x000D_ La Constantin_x000D_ Joan of Naples_x000D_ The Man in the Iron Mask (An Essay)_x000D_ Martin Guerre_x000D_ Ali Pacha_x000D_ The Countess De Saint-Geran_x000D_ Murat_x000D_ The Marquise De Brinvilliers_x000D_ Vaninka_x000D_ The Marquise De Ganges

Family Values

By Kelly Oliver
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1317958985
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 702
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Family Values shows how the various contradictions at the heart of Western conceptions of maternity and paternity problematize our relationships with ourselves and with others. Using philosophical texts, psychoanalytic theory, studies in biology and popular culture, Kelly Oliver challenges our traditional concepts of maternity which are associated with nature, and our conceptions of paternity which are embedded in culture. Oliver's intervention calls into question the traditional image of the oppositional relationship between nature and culture, maternal and paternal. Family Values also undercuts recent returns to the rhetoric of a "battle between the sexes" by analyzing the conceptual basis of these descriptions in biological research and the presuppositions of such suggestions in philosophy and psychoanalysis. By developing a reconception of maternity and paternity, Family Values offers hope for peace in the battle of the sexes.

Joan of Naples

By Alexandre Dumas
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn Code : 8726671972
  • Number of Pages : 10
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 200
  • Pdf File: joan-of-naples.pdf

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Plagues, assassinations and warring popes. The reign of Joan I had it all. Her domain was the Kingdom of Naples. And she held onto it for forty years, resisting everything from a Hungarian invasion to the scourge of the Black Death. Her most scandalous moment came in 1345, when her first husband was murdered. And Joan was one of the main suspects. This killing would eventually lead to Joan’s dethronement and her execution. Alexandre Dumas paints a complex picture of a powerful woman in a man’s world—beautiful and learned, but also ruthless. It’s a fascinating entry in his "Celebrated Crimes" series. Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a hugely popular 19th century French writer. Born of mixed French and Haitian heritage, Dumas first rose to prominence in Paris as a playwright, but later gained international fame with his historical fiction. Often co-authored with other writers, these stories wove together swashbuckling adventure, romance, and real events from France’s past. Among the best known are "The Three Musketeers", and its sequels "Twenty Years After", and "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later". Set across four decades, this trilogy follows the rise of the dashing D’Artagnan—from hot-headed soldier to trusted captain under Louis XIV. Dumas’ other novels include "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Black Tulip". His works have been adapted into more than 200 movies, including The Man in the Iron Mask starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Celebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes]

By Victoria Williams Ph.D.
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn Code : 1440836590
  • Number of Pages : 1247
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 332
  • Pdf File: celebrating-life-customs-around-the-world.pdf

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This book documents hundreds of customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide. • Examines cultural events in the general categories of birth and childhood events, teen and early adulthood milestones, and aging and death customs • Offers primary and cultural document excerpts that are useful for the purposes of meeting Common Core standards • Includes color inserts that help bring the text to life • Features sidebars that present fun facts, interesting anecdotes, and recipes that are often used to celebrate various life-cycle customs in different countries • Provides information ideal for students studying geography, global studies, anthropology, and world cultures

The One Year Father-Daughter Devotions

By Jesse Florea,Leon C. Wirth,Bob Smithouser
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  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 9781414377810
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 639
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As girls enter their tween and teen years, it’s especially important for them to have an open and growing relationship with their father. Unfortunately, this is often the time when parental relationships are strained. The One Year Father-Daughter Devotions can foster communication and understanding; and it’s a wonderful way for a father to bond with his daughter during a crucial point in her life. Each of the 365 devotions begins with an introductory story, then daddy-daughter time provides discussion questions, activities, or other practical applications of the daily lesson. A “What’s the Word” section gives a related Bible verse to help bring God’s Word alive as father and daughter apply the Scripture to their lives. Written by three fathers, the devotions have a tone that is conversational and relatable: the authors use everything from flavored potato chips to the Etch-A-Sketch game to share truths about God’s Word and to help fathers and daughters relate to each other.

Joan of Naples 1343 - 1382 (Celebrated Crimes Series)

By Alexandre Dumas
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1473376009
  • Number of Pages : 152
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reviews : 131
  • Pdf File: joan-of-naples-1343-1382.pdf

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This antiquarian book contains ALexandre Dumas’s work "Joan of Naples". It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839–40) and recounts the murder of Joanna of Naples’s first husband, Prince Andrew. A fantastically entertaining and engrossing work on a historical crime, Joan of Naples is highly recommended for fans and collectors of Dumas’s seminal work, and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo". Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. His novels have been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over 200 motion pictures. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this antiquarian book in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Genesis of John

By Steven Grant
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 1532685963
  • Number of Pages : 254
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 613
  • Pdf File: the-genesis-of-john.pdf

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Do you think commentaries can be dry, overly technical, or boring? If so, at least two things are true. First, you're right! Second, you've not read a Novel Commentary. Please consider this an invitation for cultural immersion in the first-century world of historical fiction to experience the transcription of the scrolls of Scripture. This first book in the series covering John the apostle, The Genesis of John, allows the reader to live alongside John and his amanuensis, Polycarp, while putting the Gospel account to parchment. This ten day "real-time" account provides an original outline for the Gospel based on John's references to Genesis, a new "Hebraic" translation from the Greek, and fresh scriptural observations captured within the dialogue of the five main characters. Spend over a week in Ephesus and be both entertained and illuminated by The Genesis of John!

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers

By Philip Schaff
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1602065195
  • Number of Pages : 568
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 781
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The Land of Israel in the Book of Ezekiel

By Wojciech Pikor
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 0567678857
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 894
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Pikor anaylzes the land of Israel in the book of Ezekiel showing how its preoccupation with the Babylonian exile and the loss of the Promised Land that this entails is directly linked to the danger this poses to Israel's covenant with God. Pikor examines the motif of land in its literary and historical contexts and in relation to the oracles of salvation in chapters 34-39 as well as the vision of the new Israel and the return of Yahweh's Glory to the temple. Pikor begins by examining the motif of land in its literary and historical contexts. The main body of the book then addresses specific sections of Ezekiel. Chapter two analyzes the oracles of punishment addressed to Israel, in which the land undergoes a process of anthropomorphization. Chapter three situates the punishment experienced by Ezekiel and his listeners in a broader historical context suggested by the prophet in Ezekiel 20. Chapter four analyses the oracles of salvation in Ezekiel 34–39, in which the restoration of the land of Israel remains intertwined with the promise of the new covenant. Finally, chapter five addresses the closing vision of the new Israel (Ezekiel 40–48), which is characterized by the territorial dimension of the future restoration. This feature is shown via analysis of the rhetoric of the land, the crucial element of which is the return of Yahweh's Glory to the temple. God's presence adds sacral value to the land in which his covenant with his people is to be realized. The covenant will be finalized through Israel's repopulation of the renewed land.