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Big Wonderful Thing

Author : Stephen Harrigan
ISBN : 9781477320044
Genre : History
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From the New York Times-bestselling author, “as good a state history as has ever been written and a must-read for Texas aficionados.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The story of Texas is the story of struggle and triumph in a land of extremes. It is a story of drought and flood, invasion and war, boom and bust, and the myriad peoples who, over centuries of conflict, gave rise to a place that has helped shape the identity of the United States and the destiny of the world. Big Wonderful Thing invites us to walk in the footsteps of these people along the path of Texas’s evolution. Blending action, atmosphere, and impeccable research, it brings to life the generations of driven men and women who shaped Texas, including Spanish explorers, American filibusters, Comanche warriors, wildcatters, Tejano activists, and spellbinding artists—all of them taking their part in the creation of a place that became not just a nation, not just a state, but an indelible idea—in an “exhilarating” book that dares to tell the whole glorious, gruesome, epically sprawling story of Texas (Kirkus Reviews). “What really sets Big Wonderful Thing apart is that it reads more like Lonesome Dove than it does something you might have been assigned in your seventh grade Texas history class.” ?Texas Monthly “Lavishly illustrated, fully annotated, brimming with sass, intelligence, trenchant analysis, literary acumen and juicy details, it is a page-turner . . . Popular history at its best.” ?The Wall Street Journal “Of particular interest is the attention Harrigan pays to marginalized groups; his writing on native peoples and African Americans in Texas is compelling.” ?Publishers Weekly, “The 10 Best Books About Texas” “Endlessly readable.” —NPR

War On The Border

Author : Jeff Guinn
ISBN : 9781982128876
Genre : History
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"From bestselling author Jeff Guinn, the dramatic story of how U.S.-Mexico border tensions erupted into open warfare in 1916, as a U.S. military expedition crossed the border to try to capture Mexican guerrilla Pancho Villa -- a military incursion whose effects still haunt the border region to this day"--

Big Beautiful Woman

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ISBN : IND:30000046348524
Genre : Beauty, Personal
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Dancing In The Desert

Author : Sally Foster-Fulton
ISBN : 9781849524582
Genre : Religion
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Reflections, meditations, prayers, activities and liturgies for Lent. Includes a liturgy for Mother's Day, worship for Ash Wednesday, an all-age service for Shrove Tuesday for making and sharing pancakes, and other all-age resources. Sally Foster-Fulton i

An Anthology Of Jewish Russian Literature

Author : Maxim D. Shrayer
ISBN : 9781317476962
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This definitive anthology gathers stories, essays, memoirs, excerpts from novels, and poems by more than 130 Jewish writers of the past two centuries who worked in the Russian language. It features writers of the tsarist, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods, both in Russia and in the great emigrations, representing styles and artistic movements from Romantic to Postmodern. The authors include figures who are not widely known today, as well as writers of world renown. Most of the works appear here for the first time in English or in new translations. The editor of the anthology, Maxim D. Shrayer of Boston College, is a leading authority on Jewish-Russian literature. The selections were chosen not simply on the basis of the author's background, but because each work illuminates questions of Jewish history, status, and identity. Each author is profiled in an essay describing the personal, cultural, and historical circumstances in which the writer worked, and individual works or groups of works are headnoted to provide further context. The anthology not only showcases a wide selection of individual works but also offers an encyclopedic history of Jewish-Russian culture. This handsome two-volume set is organized chronologically. The first volume spans the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth century, and includes the editor's extensive introduction to the Jewish-Russian literary canon. The second volume covers the period from the death of Stalin to the present, and each volume includes a corresponding survey of Jewish-Russian history by John D. Klier of University College, London, as well as detailed bibliographies of historical and literary sources.

A Mad And Wonderful Thing

Author : Mark Mulholland
ISBN : 9781922072900
Genre : Fiction
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‘You wouldn’t get involved, Johnny, would you? What about those terrible bombs? You wouldn’t do a bad thing, would you?’ In this passionate and heart-wrenching debut novel by Irish writer Mark Mulholland, we meet Johnny Donnelly — an intense young man who is in love with books, with his country, and with the beautiful Cora Flannery. But in his dark and secret other life he shoots British soldiers: he is an IRA sniper. How can this be? As his two worlds inevitably move towards a dramatic collision, Johnny takes us on a journey through the history, legends, and landscapes of his beloved Ireland. In the end, Johnny has to make sense of his inheritance and his life, and he does so in a riveting, redemptive, and unforgettable climax. Told in Johnny’s unique voice, and peopled by a cast of extraordinary characters, A Mad and Wonderful Thing tells its tale lightly, but pulls a heavy load. It takes us beyond the charming, familiar, and often funny experiences of everyday life to the forces that bind people together, and that set them against each other — and to the profound consequences of the choices that they make.

Good Housekeeping Magazine

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ISBN : OSU:32435065667867
Genre : Home economics
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ISBN : IND:30000046120295
Genre : Horror films
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Peggy Mary

Author : Kay Cleaver Strahan
ISBN : NYPL:33433076062896
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The California Ranch House

Author : Cliff May
ISBN : UCBK:C079319545
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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May relates his family history, recalls his early life in San Diego, and discusses the history of his architectural creation, the California ranch house.

The Delineator

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059173032311457
Genre : Dressmaking
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The Dictionary Of Film Quotations

Author : Melinda Corey
ISBN : UVA:X002651226
Genre : Reference
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Collects the most memorable lines from more than one thousand movies, arranged alphabetically by movie and featuring studio, director, principal cast, and speaker listings

We Were Burning

Author : Bob Johnstone
ISBN : UOM:39015046011675
Genre : Business & Economics
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Discusses the history of the micro-electronics industry, shedding new light on the transnational nature of twentieth-century innovation, and on why technologies flourish in some places and not in others

What S Wrong With The Movies?

Author : Tamar Lane
ISBN : UCAL:$B29206
Genre : Motion picture industry
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The Search

Author : Grace Livingston Hill
ISBN : NYPL:33433076064504
Genre : Christian fiction
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The Gift And The Debt

Author : Mary Elizabeth Rogers
ISBN : NYPL:33433043976301
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The Singing Heart

Author : Florence Ward
ISBN : OSU:32435017845868
Genre : Man-woman relationships
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The Keys Of Heaven

Author : Clara Elizabeth Laughlin
ISBN : NYPL:33433076069818
Genre : Interpersonal relations
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The Theosophic Messenger

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105026507769
Genre : Theosophy
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International Journal Of Religious Education

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ISBN : IOWA:31858045966425
Genre : Christian education
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