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Everything Is True Except The Parts I Made Up

Author : Ed George
ISBN : 1462843514
Genre : Humor
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During the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, Fred Kopp's image, name and deeds were erased from all obelisks, temples and public monuments in Muscatine, Iowa. This book attempts to rectify that injustice.

The Hard To Believe But True Book Of Vermont History Mystery Trivia Legend Lore Humor And More

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 9780793311453
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Judaism And Scripture

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : 9781592443352
Genre : Religion
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This groundbreaking work continues Jacob Neusner's multi-volume examination of the main texts of Judaism in its formative years. The first two parts of the project--'Judaism: The Evidence of the Yerushalmi'--examined the Mishnah and the Talmud of the Land of Israel and placed them in the social, intellectual, and religious contexts of their time. In 'Judaism and Scripture' Neusner moves from the study of ancient Judaism in society at large to an analysis of Rabbinic Judaism in relation to Scripture itself. Neusner accomplishes this both through close analysis and through the first English translation of the critical text of the Leviticus Rabbah. Tracing the relationship between the actual Book of Leviticus and its rabbinic commentary, Neusner asks how the rabbis who stand behind the text make use of Leviticus and how, through their comments on it, they make intelligible and comprehensible statements of their own. In answering these two questions Neusner shows, through a prime example, exactly how Scripture enters Judaism and how rabbis of the formative age of Judaism chose and taught the lessons they deemed critical to the life of Israel, the Jewish people.

Story Of A Nation

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Inspired by history, "Story of a Nation is a beautifully illustrated collection of original stories from some of Canada's most celebrated and best-loved authors. Twelve of the country's finest writers, including Margaret Atwood, Roch Carrier, Timothy Findley, Antonine Maillet, Alberto Manguel and Michael Turner, when presented with the question, What are the great events in Canadian history? responded by travelling into the past to discover the moments, both familiar and unexpected, that shaped our nation. Drawing on their skills as master storytellers, the contributors to this collection offer wonderfully imaginative accounts of what it's like to make history. Margaret Atwood casts her eye back to 1759 and brilliantly captures the journal entries of a frightened French woman, trapped in Quebec City as the English forces attack. In "The First of July," David Macfarlane's youthful narrator loses himself in the papers of an elderly neighbour, and through the records of her past, experiences the heartbreaking, stunting loss of war. In Thomas King's hilarious story, "Where the Borg Are," a young boy named Milton Friendlybear offers a Star Trekkian reinterpretation of the Indian Act, linking its significance to the fate of the universe. And revisiting an occasion of huge national pride, Michelle Berry tells the story of a four-year-old girl caught up in the excitement of the 1972 Summit Series, hopeful that the passion of hockey will hold her crumbling family together. Each of these magical stories is further brought to life by an accompanying visual narrative. Vividly illustrating the joy, sorrow, anger and passion of more than two centuries of our history, here are fiftyunforgettable images: the Belgian Queen, a seductive reminder that the Klondike of Roch Carrier's story was anything but a purely masculine domain; Kurt Meyer, the SS officer who represented evil in the childhood of John Ralston Saul and of many other children whose fathers landed on Juno beach in June 1944; and Viola Desmond at the Hi-Hat Club, whose glamour and elegance contrasted starkly with the small-minded racism so powerfully chronicled by Dionne Brand. With a preface by Rudyard Griffiths, executive director of The Dominion Institute, and introduced by distinguished historian Christopher Moore, "Story of a Nation is a moving celebration of Canada's extraordinary history and our exceptional writers.

The Works Of The Most Reverend Father In God John Bramhall Collected Into One Volume In Four Tomes To Which Is Prefixt The Authour S Life And In The End Is Added An Exact Copy Of The Records Touching Archbishop Parker S Consecration As Also The Copy Of An Old Manuscript In Corpus Chr Colledge In Cambridge Of The Same Subject Edited By John Vesey Archbishop Of Tuam

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Domingos Lvares African Healing And The Intellectual History Of The Atlantic World

Author : James H. Sweet
ISBN : 9780807878040
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Between 1730 and 1750, powerful healer and vodun priest Domingos Alvares traversed the colonial Atlantic world like few Africans of his time--from Africa to South America to Europe--addressing the profound alienation of warfare, capitalism, and the African slave trade through the language of health and healing. In Domingos Alvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World, James H. Sweet finds dramatic means for unfolding a history of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world in which healing, religion, kinship, and political subversion were intimately connected.

More Weird Stories

Author : Stanford E. Hoffman
ISBN : 9781479715572
Genre : Fiction
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Fundamentals Of Automotive Technology

Author : Vangelder
ISBN : 9781284109955
Genre : Medical
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Revised edition of: Fundamentals of automotive maintenance and light repair / Kirk T. VanGelder. 2015.

A Free Man A True Story Of Life And Death In Delhi

Author : Aman Sethi
ISBN : 9780393089721
Genre : Social Science
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"A deeply moving, funny, and brilliantly written account from one of India’s most original new voices." —Katherine Boo Like Dave Eggers’s Zeitoun and Alexander Masters’s Stuart, this is a tour de force of narrative reportage. Mohammed Ashraf studied biology, became a butcher, a tailor, and an electrician’s apprentice; now he is a homeless day laborer in the heart of old Delhi. How did he end up this way? In an astonishing debut, Aman Sethi brings him and his indelible group of friends to life through their adventures and misfortunes in the Old Delhi Railway Station, the harrowing wards of a tuberculosis hospital, an illegal bar made of cardboard and plywood, and into Beggars Court and back onto the streets. In a time of global economic strain, this is an unforgettable evocation of persistence in the face of poverty in one of the world’s largest cities. Sethi recounts Ashraf’s surprising life story with wit, candor, and verve, and A Free Man becomes a moving story of the many ways a man can be free.

Observations From A Broad

Author : J. Broad
ISBN : 9780595336579
Genre : Humor
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In the winter of 1991, with the baggage of several spectacular relationship failures, a keen eye for observing the absurdities in others, a cavalier disregard for the accepted conventions of professional journalism, and a light lunch consisting of a sandwich, some chips and a plastic cup of chocolate pudding, author J. Broad set out to find those little moments that make life the world's greatest reality show. After several years of observing, and muttering and nodding to himself, someone finally suggested that he write some of them down. A collection of these commentaries became Observations From A Broad.In a series of anecdotal columns written over the past 13 years, the author points out the bizarre, celebrates the ironic and occasionally does it in rhyming couplets (and often in parentheses). Follow J. as he leads you through his imagination while searching for the missing letters in his name. Buckle up as he breaks up with his car. Sit in the bleachers as he registers a truly abysmal record with the fairer sex. Peer through the peephole as he demonstrates the decision-making process necessary before holding a door. You'll be glad you did.

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