A Political and Diplomatic Memoir
Author: Philip M. Kaiser
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
Category: Political Science
The author recounts his career as an ambassador serving under four presidents, and shares his observations on world politics
American Ambassadors to the United Kingdom, 1938-2008
Author: Alison R. Holmes,J. Rofe
Category: Political Science
Covering the period 1938 to 2008, The Embassy in Grosvenor Square explores the role of the embassy in the Anglo-American 'special relationship', both in terms of transatlantic affairs and issues of international relations.
40 Fun and Intriguing Lists to Inspire and Inform
Author: Mary Elizabeth Sperry
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
"A unique and delightful way to explore the people, places, and sayings of the Bible. A fascinating tour of Scripture."--- Stephen J. Binz, biblical scholar and speaker, author of Lectio Divina Bible Study The understanding of and appreciation for the Word of God is essential to a life of faith. It can also be a lot of fun. God is interesting. God has a sense of humor. And God's book has been on the best-seller list for centuries. This book is intended to open Scripture in a brand new way. By organizing important people, places, and events into lists, we can reframe our experience and understanding of God's Word, while serving as a memory aid or providing ideas for further reading and study. Discover the top ten Bible misunderstandings, the top ten things to know about the Bible, the top ten animal stories, the top ten angelic appearances, or the top ten miracles. Get introduced to the top ten women with attitude, the top sibling rivalries, the heroes, the villains, or even the top ten people you should know but probably don't. Explore the top ten parables, promises, or challenges from Jesus. Finally, be inspired to create your own top ten list whether it is modifying an existing category of people, places, or sayings, or one you create yourself. Use this book for family reading, small faith groups, adult study, or simply personal reflection. Grow in your love of God by better understanding the story of His love for you.
Author: PJ O'Brien
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
On a spring evening in 1982, a thousand people are killed in Sanctuary, a country founded by genocide survivors and devoted to pacifism. Shock and grief cause deep-seated tensions to erupt, especially after an official pronouncement that the deaths are the result of a mass suicide pact by an unpopular rural sect. As the few remaining members of the sect go into hiding to protect themselves, six people are thrown together by chance and competing romantic interest. United by a belief in the victims' innocence, they risk everything to defend the survivors and discover the truth. Decades later, Brian, a congenial and underemployed American, goes to Sanctuary to look for Jenny, the sister of a former girlfriend who disappeared while visiting there. As he looks for clues and tries not to marry anyone accidentally, he learns that he may also be a target. To determine why, and whether his guards are there to protect him or kill him, he must find out what really happened in 1982.
Author: E. D. Laborde
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
First published in 1946, as the second edition of a 1935 original, this book was written to meet the needs of candidates preparing in secondary schools for the School Certificate Examination. The text presents an outline of world geography, taking each continent in turn and analysing physical and human aspects. Numerous illustrative figures are included throughout and a general guide to features of physical geography is contained at the end. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in geography and the history of education.
Author: Patrick Heron
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The fascinating story of the fallen angels who built the pyramids and other ancient monuments. They appear in the first pages of the Bible, sons of God who coupled with mere mortals before and after the Flood. They are the fallen angels and their children—the Nephilim—who are the true builders of the pyramids and other great monuments of ancient history. In The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse, author Patrick Heron examines ancient texts from Genesis to the Book of Enoch to Revelations, to once and for all establish the true identity of this mysterious, lost race of giant beings. Are they angels? Genetic monsters? Are they characters of fable and myth? Are they still among us? Within these pages the answers are finally revealed. With the identity of the Nephilim firmly in hand, Patrick Heron takes his research deeper, using science and an examination of age-old prophecies to discover the true meaning of the pyramids. His astonishing findings address the importance of the pyramid shape and its diabolical aim to supplant the City of God. And last but not least, once the riddle of the pyramids is solved, its significance in helping to navigate the coming Apocalypse is fully illuminated. “For fascinating research regarding the Pyramid of Egypt and the Nephilim of Genesis, Patrick Heron’s book stands supreme.” —Dr. I. D. E. Thomas
Allan Flanders and British Industrial Relations Reform
Author: John Kelly
Category: Business & Economics
Allan Flanders was one of the leading British industrial relations academics and his ideas exerted a major influence on government labor policy in the 1960s and 1970s. But as well as being an Oxford academic with a strong interest in theory and labor reform, he was also a lifelong political activist. Originally trained in German revolutionary ethical socialism in the early 1930s, he was the founder and joint editor of Socialist Commentary, the leading outlet for ‘revisionist’ social democratic thinking in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. He was also the leading figure in the influential 1950s ‘think tank’ Socialist Union and played a key part in the bitter factional struggles inside the Labour Party. The main argument of the book is that Flanders’ ethical socialist ideas constituted both his strength and his weakness. Their rigor, clarity and sweep enabled him to exert a major influence over government attempts to negotiate labor reforms with the trade unions. Yet he proved unable to explain the failure of the reforms amidst rising levels of industrial conflict, as his intellectual rigor turned into ideological rigidity. The failure of negotiated reform led to Margaret Thatcher’s neo-liberal assault on trade union power in the 1980s.
Author: Robert Monroe
The sequel to Monroe's Journey Out Of The Body is an amazing parapsychological odyssey that reflects a decade of research into the psychic realm beyond the known dimensions of physical reality.
Charles Ross Taggart, the Old Country Fiddler
Author: Adam R. Boyce
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1895, East Topsham's Charles Ross Taggart set his sights on becoming a traveling musical humorist. His uproarious ventriloquist and musical performances brought rave reviews in his Vermont community. He was soon thrust into the world of the lyceum and Chautauqua circuits, journeying far and wide across North America. His forty-three-year career spanned some of America's most exciting and most difficult times, and his folk performances--especially his beloved "Old Country Fiddler"--brought smiles to all who experienced them. He was also an innovator in the entertainment industry, recording his music and humor, as well as appearing in one of the first "talkie" films. Discover the remarkable story of "The Man from Vermont" who helped Americans forget their troubles when they needed it most with his mimicry, stories and fiddling.
Author: Cheng'en Wu
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The story of Xuanzang, the monk who went from China to India in quest of Buddhist scriptures.