The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life.
The Loss of the S.S. Titanic is the recollections of the disaster of Lawrence Beesley, a schoolteacher and second class passenger of the ill-fated liner, who managed to survive that nasty day in 1912. Told at first hand through the view of the eyewitness the story is emotional and full of factual details, so that the reader has opportunity to experience the tragedy himself.
It thrills more when you know that the story is real and happened to real people most of whom became the victims of the ocean…
Dorothy and the Wizard are trying to stop the villainous Nome King, who intends to revenge himself upon Princess Ozma and her faithful friends. This is a magical children’s books by Lyman Frank Baum, American author, poet, playwright, actor, and independent filmmaker. It became the thirteenth book of Oz series, continued by 6 more sequels.
This novel narrates about tempting and damaging role of patriarchal authority in Scottish culture on the example of a horrible confrontation between old John Gourlay and weak but creative son who will at the end kill him. -- This is an out of print or unavailable edition.
The main ideas of Ella Wheeler Wilcox's book are rather simple. But one shouldn't underestimate the meaning of her style. This is a "thought" about a young man, who is learning secrets of a wonderful mythical science - alchemy, which helps to transform stones into gold. It is a metaphor - the author wants to say that if we look in our own soul, we will discover just an enormous fount of strong spirit, will and power - one just should be able to see and develop it. If you are lucky enough to cope with them - you will take the treasure any alchemist ever had.
Ms. Wilcox explains why we need to work over our mind, our thoughts and how we are able to get the desirable thing. She shows how after a serious work on it one would be able to rather effectively and simply hurt, heal, conceal, using the facets of the human mind. The simplicity with which she narrates shouldn't confuse you, as every word she uses with definite purpose and deliberately.
The book can be considered as a perfect companion. It is simple, fair and wise. It is like a close friend who is able to touch your heart and it teaches us to be ourselves instead of pretending someone else. Withal the book can be regarded as a sincere conversation with a man who can give an advice, who has a wisdom to share with. That's why it is not amazing that one would turn to this masterpiece again and again and may be held it near to have an opportunity to reread it once more.
Ms. Wilcox experiences us, in the same time she shows the edges of our individuality, bringing it to the surface; simultaneously mocking at our light-mindedness and opening our potential Power and strength of Spirit. So, she gets an incredible effect playing on contrasts.
Ernest Holmes used her studies while working on his Science of Mind Philosophy. May be well-known motto comes it - change your thinking, change your life!
Anyway it is that sort of things one should think over!
This book published in 1919 and illustrated with pictures by F. N. Wilson narrates about Uncle Nick Wilson who was a truly extraordinary person. Wilson was one of the first Mormons in the U.S. and lived in Utah for the first part of his life. Then he decided to move from his native town to the territory of the Shoshone Indians. There he learned five different Indian languages and for some time served as an interpreter. Wilson also became a Pony Express rider. Wilson situated in Wyoming is named after this person.
A book of historic value, written by the assistant governor of New York tells much about Northeastern Indian customs, complicated relations of the five nations with historic accuracy and the details that sometimes can plunge one into horror.
Lawrence’ The Lost Girl is a tragic story about a young woman who is trying to find herself choosing for that purpose different means and ways. She flirts and plays for fun, then gets into a mess. Gradually we get to know her rich background, how she was brought up and “guarded” by her father who didn’t let her try different occupations. After some time we feel the difference between her wealthy childhood and her rather poor maturity more distinct, yet she managed to find her identity in her beloved man…
Edward Cummings, the author of the book, was suspected of treason and put, without any due reason, to prison camp. Those several months influenced him a lot and all those people, all unique characters who he met there, in the «Enormous room», became part of the plot of this brilliantly written masterpiece. Sometimes merry, sometimes maddening… but always fascinating. Reading it you will feel the sense of humor an intelligence of its author and will have a chance to look into his soul…