This story is talking about two brothers Marion and Shiva Stone, they were twins. At the time when there were born, there was a union that didn’t bring any good, positive site. In that time between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.But it's love, not politics -- their passion for the same woman -- that will tear them apart and force Marion to flee his homeland and make his way to America, finding refuge in his work at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital.
This documentary work written by Beller narrates about the life of common soldiers who take part in the Civil War in America. In the introducing the author brings into some meaningful terms that can give some clues about the people: “Billy Yank, as the Union soldier was commonly referred to, and Johnny Reb, the nickname given to Confederate soldiers.” Terms like these are used superfluously much, in the book they can be met for several times in one sentence. However the coating is given sufficiently – the writer talks about diseases, arms, both armies, food, fights, main battles and so on. Moreover some quotations from the letters from and to the armies are demonstrated in the book. The appendix includes maps, photographs, timetable of the Civil War, some notes, auxiliary books and other resources.
A book of a man that dreamed air-ships, planned air-ships, and read about aerial navigation since his early childhood, the Brazilian aviator, Alberto Santos-Dumont. An early pioneer of aviation, a hero, a genius, and a visionary, he designed, built, and flew the first practical dirigible balloons, demonstrating that routine, controlled flights were possible. This conquest of the sky made him one of the world famous people during the early 20th century. In “My Airships” the author tells us the story of his life and work, beginning with the coffee plantation of his father, an engineer in his past. His first balloon and air-ship, winning of the Deutsch Prize, how it feels to navigate the air – all this will surely be captivating for those who are interested in the history of machinery, as well as just an inquisitive reader. Besides, this book appeals to us as a vivid description of the epoch.
It is a story that narrates us about love that makes man stronger and which doesn't come to the end after death. It is a story written about an existed socialite - Franchezzo who squandered his life time on wine, women and song'. Of course because of such behaving he dies very early and after the death he finds himself roaming in some strange place - one of the lower realms. He is alone, terrified, but he finds the salvation receiving the messages that his beloved sends him through the prayers. Being touched by her selflessness with which she devotes herself to him he decides to find the way out of that cursed place. And he starts his journey to comeback to the earth during which he helps to the other lost souls.
Those who are the followers of the esoteric study have considered Wanderer as one of the most interesting, full and efficient description of the world that is waiting for us after our Earth -life.
While reading this book the reader gets more and more sure that James A. Garfield must deserve more historical recognition, one might say he’s almost forgotten! Horatio Alger's excellent biography should be required reading for all high school students and all Americans, who should see the country as a land of opportunity, learning that any person may make what he wants of himself! It is a rags-to-riches story that amuses as well as informs. It’s truly encouraging to be reminded that a sincere, frugal, pleasant, and scrupulous man like James A. Garfield, who was brought up in a humble, rather poor family, born in a log cabin, no shoes till he was four, could rise through military and political ranks to become America's 20th president. This is a very special book, where Alger wrote about success principles that worked 100 years ago - as they do nowadays. Thus, any of us can use these principles to achieve what we desire. James A. Garfield reached his aim without compromising his steady personal values or his integrity. It’s strongly recommended for those readers who still believe in the ‘American Dream’ and who try hard to achieve a goal of any difficulty and ultimately succeed.
The work on the ministry of the first-century temple by Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889), a Jewish convert to Christianity and a Biblical scholar. The book, beginning with the first view of Jerusalem, includes full-color photographs of an authentic model of Herod’s temple, build on the basis information from Bible, maps, drawings and charts. The study describes the religious life of the times of Jesus’ life, the circumstances under which he taught, the ceremonies, and the meaning of the purpose for which he came. Telling of Jerusalem, the temple, priests, and worshippers the author manages to reproduce the genuine spiritual significance of the temple and its services.
This touching novel representing a chain of children's stories was published in the beginning of the previous century and unfolds the contemporary problems of the Victorian epoch. The book deals with serious religious questions, Christian values as they are seen by a child, trying to understand the world and give a meaning to it. A boy and a girl who are the main characters are learning the life and eventually they understand that they cannot reach their goals if they use force. They realize that only with the help of love life may get better and kinder. The problem, the book is dealing with, is the thought that everyone is his own greatest enemy with their own inner struggle themselves, their egoism and arrogance. In this fascinating story Amy LeFeuvre assists the children to see this inner battle taking place in their souls. Th author also rises the problem of relationship between children and their parents showing that they are not enemies and that the should stand together to overcome difficulties.
Approximately 50 000 quotations, both wide spread and uncommon, are collected from numerous Shakespeare’s work, both plays and poems. Two volumes combines full definitions, nuances of word meanings and quotations, organized by topic. Moreover, the author references any play or poem in which a given words is found.
“Agamemnon” is the first of the three linked tragedies which make up “The Oresteia” trilogy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus. Agamemnon was the ruler of Micenae, commander of Greek forces in the Trojan War. When Troja had fallen and the king returned with a glorious victory he was killed by his wife Clytemnestra. The play is remarkable for its symbolism and brilliant resolution. It reveals such themes, natural weakness of women, the impossibility to make out the right and the wrong, the conflict between the old and the new gods, the difficult nature of inheritance, the responsibilities it carries, and cyclical nature of blood crimes.
Anthony Shadid is a brilliant ‘Washington Post’ reporter and a long-time writer on the Middle East. He is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who has been covering the Iraq conflict since the time it has begun. In this book he adds those elements of the war that have been either censored or edited so that at last readers may have an intelligent observer's report of what has happened. This is a story that will disturb and enlighten. Shadid divides "Night Draws Near Iraqs People in the Shadow of Americas War" into five parts. In the first section he shows the anxious fear of people under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. In the second part it goes about people's terror of the attacks by the American troops with the bombings of precious places as well as homes. In the third part he addresses that part of disaster that follows disaster - the criminal marauding and devastation of museums and mosques and public facilities that most Iraqis viewed with embarrassed disgust. The fourth part reveals debased hopes of people told they were being liberated while instead they were captured, questioned, and disenfranchised. The final part studies the revolt, the terrifying extremes to which the Iraqis have come such as suicide bombings, retaliation, guerilla warfare - all of those ends to which these people have been thrust as a means to regain their dignity and identity. The book exposes the problems and facts that have always been hidden, and that’s one of the reasons why it should be read.