📒 The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser

Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
ISBN_10 : 9781250146786
Copyright Year : 2018-01-02
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Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she's convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon. As it turns out, Emma hasn't seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her—and they'll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school—the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter—becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.

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Genre : History
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
ISBN_10 : 9780226330310
Copyright Year : 2010
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The sixteenth-century Mediterranean witnessed the expansion of both European and Middle Eastern civilizations, under the guises of the Habsburg monarchy and the Ottoman empire. Here, Andrew C. Hess considers the relations between these two dynasties in light of the social, economic, and political affairs at the frontiers between North Africa and the Iberian peninsula. “An erudite reinterpretation of sixteenth-century Mediterranean history. . . . An impressive contribution [that is] at once a regional frontier history, a synthesis of the sixteenth-century western Mediterranean wars, and an interpretative essay about the Hapsburg–Ottoman imperial struggle and its aftermath.”—Hispanic American Historical Review “Impressively researched, concise, and informative. . . . Convincingly explains why two empires came face to face and then turned back to back, leaving two very different and mutually antagonistic societies in their wake.”—Catholic Historical Review “The implied scope of Hess’ very impressive piece of work is far greater than its title would suggest. . . . A very skillful and sure-handed tour.”—Middle East Journal

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Genre : History
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 9781107667464
Copyright Year : 2013-07-31
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This book traces the history of early seventeenth-century Portuguese Sephardic traders who settled in two communities on Senegal's Petite CĂ´te. There, they lived as public Jews, under the spiritual guidance of a rabbi sent to them by the newly established Portuguese Jewish community in Amsterdam. In Senegal, the Jews were protected from agents of the Inquisition by local Muslim rulers. The Petite CĂ´te communities included several Jews of mixed Portuguese-African heritage as well as African wives, offspring, and servants. The blade weapons trade was an important part of their commercial activities. These merchants participated marginally in the slave trade but fully in the arms trade, illegally supplying West African markets with swords. This blade weapons trade depended on artisans and merchants based in Morocco, Lisbon, and northern Europe and affected warfare in the Sahel and along the Upper Guinea Coast. After members of these communities moved to the United Provinces around 1620, they had a profound influence on relations between black and white Jews in Amsterdam. The study not only discovers previously unknown Jewish communities but by doing so offers a reinterpretation of the dynamics and processes of identity construction throughout the Atlantic world.

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đź“’ The Forgotten Frontier by Arva Moore Parks

Genre : Florida
Publisher : Past Perfect Florida Histor
ISBN_10 : 9780974158921
Copyright Year : 1977
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Here, in this remarkable, previously unknown collection of 230 of his photographs from 1800s to 1900, we see a Florida we will never see again. We see people carving out a life on a frontier that was in many ways more unique than any other. Here sailboats were the counter-parts of the covered wagon and the barefoot mailman of the pony express. Through Munroe's (Ralph Middleton) camera we see carefully detailed scenes that historians cannot fully describe: the Gold Coast before settlement; the first pictures of the Seminole Indians; Key West as the wrecking capital of the world; beauty primeval and untouched. ... jacket.

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📒 The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
ISBN_10 : 9781250086679
Copyright Year : 2017-01-03
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Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay. Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.

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đź“’ The Forgotten Front by George H. Cassar

Genre : History
Publisher : A&C Black
ISBN_10 : 185285166X
Copyright Year : 1998
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With The Forgotten Front, George H. Cassar intends to demonstrate Italy's vital contribution to the Allied effort in the First World War. His account of the war in Italy covers the strategic considerations as well as the actual fighting.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Random House
ISBN_10 : 9781409025016
Copyright Year : 2008-09-04
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The Forgotten Legion - fighting for honour, freedom and revenge Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery after their mother is raped by a drunken nobleman. At thirteen years old they are sold - Romulus to gladiator school, Fabiola into prostitution, where she will catch the eye of one of the most powerful men in Rome. Tarquinius is an Etruscan, a warrior and soothsayer, born enemy of Rome, but doomed to fight for the Republic in the Forgotten Legion. Brennus is a Gaul, his entire family killed by the Romans, and he rises to become one of the most famous and feared gladiators of his day. The lives of these characters are bound and interwoven in an odyssey which begins in a Rome riven by political corruption and violence, but ends far away, at the very border of the known world, where the tattered remnants of a once-huge Roman army - the Forgotten Legion - will fight against overwhelming odds, and the three men will meet their destiny. Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin but after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. Now he lives in North Somerset, where he researches, writes and practices as a small animal vet. The Forgotten Legion, born of a lifelong fascination with military history in general, and Roman history in particular, is his first novel. For more information please visit www.benkane.net

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781451686487
Copyright Year : 2014-11-11
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James Grant’s story of America’s last governmentally untreated depression: A bible for conservative economists, this “carefully researched history…makes difficult economic concepts easy to understand, and it deftly mixes major events with interesting vignettes” (The Wall Street Journal). In 1920-1921, Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding met a deep economic slump by seeming to ignore it, implementing policies that most twenty-first century economists would call backward. Confronted with plunging prices, wages, and employment, the government balanced the budget and, through the Federal Reserve, raised interest rates. No “stimulus” was administered, and a powerful, job-filled recovery was under way by late 1921. Yet by 1929, the economy spiraled downward as the Hoover administration adopted the policies that Wilson and Harding had declined to put in place. In The Forgotten Depression, James Grant “makes a strong case against federal intervention during economic downturns” (Pittsburgh Tribune Review), arguing that the well-intended White House-led campaign to prop up industrial wages helped turn a bad recession into America’s worst depression. He offers examples like this, and many others, as important strategies we can learn from the earlier depression and apply today and to the future. This is a powerful response to the prevailing notion of how to fight recession, and “Mr. Grant’s history lesson is one that all lawmakers could take to heart” (Washington Times).

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đź“’ The Forgotten Planet by Sewell Peaslee Wright

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : eStar Books
ISBN_10 : 9781612100173
Copyright Year : 2010-10-01
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I have been asked to record, plainly and without prejudice, a brief history of the Forgotten Planet.That this record, when completed, will be sealed in the archives of the Interplanetary Alliance and remain there, a secret and rather dreadful bit of history, is no concern of mine. I am an old man, well past the century mark, and what disposal is made of my work is of little importance to me. I grow weary of life and living, which is good. The fear of death was lost when our scientists showed us how to live until we grew weary of life. But I am digressing-an old man's failing.The Forgotten Planet was not always so named. The name that it once bore had been, as every child knows, stricken from the records, actual and mental, of the Universe. It is well that evil should not be remembered. But in order that this history may be clear in the centuries to come, my record should go back to beginnings.So far as the Universe is concerned, the history of the Forgotten Planet begins with the visit of the first craft ever to span the space between the worlds: the crude, adventuresome Edorn, whose name, as well as the names of the nine Zenians who manned her, occupy the highest places in the roll of honor of the Universe.

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Genre : Religion
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN_10 : 9781493169283
Copyright Year : 2001-06-06
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“The Forgotten Self” is a product of a lifetime study of meditation, eastern philosophy and spiritual seeking. The author, a martial arts teacher and practitioner, found a need among his fellow students for a “how to” manual on the subject of meditation. This instructional paper became a chapter in this three-part book. “The Forgotten Self” deals with such topics as meditation, world religions, metaphysics and spirituality as it relates to today’s world. It is a guideline for the spiritual life-style as well as an instructional manual for unlocking those lost or unknown abilities latent in mankind as a species. Insightful and rewarding, The Forgotten Self” promises to leave the reader with a better understanding of reality, the universe and his part in it. Divided into three separate sections, this book leads the reader through a process of opening possibilities, providing answers for them and expanding awareness through practical “experiments”. The first part is “The Essence of Reality”. Here the author discusses such topics as modern society, individual and mass reality, and forgotten ancient wisdom. Asa Lennon believes there are abilities of mankind that have, in the whir of modern society, been anciently forgotten. He hopes to show the reader that man has reached the point in history where he teeters between existence and extinction –between civilization and chaos. It is the distancing of man from spirit that is at the heart of this problem. By returning to spirit, we can reclaim our heritage as keepers of the Earth and her treasures. The second part is “The Mystic Way –the Forgotten Path”. Here Lennon discusses the solutions to problems that plague mankind individually and en masse. This part outlines specific ways to enhance your life, society and the universe as products of the conscious awareness of the individual. Part three will open the reader’s awareness through the introduction of various spiritual and metaphysical concepts. Entitled “Remembering Yourself”, it not only provides mind-challenging possibilities, but actually describes experimental opportunities in the chapter 20 “The Human Laboratory”. Asa Lennon promises “the Forgotten Self” will embark the reader on a journey of increased awareness, spirituality and wonder as the forgotten self once again becomes known.

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