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Things Worth Dying For

By Charles J. Chaput
  • ISBN Code: : 125023977X
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
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With a balance of wisdom, candor, and scholarly rigor the beloved archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia takes on life’s central questions: why are we here, and how can we live and die meaningfully? In Things Worth Dying For, Chaput delves richly into our yearning for God, love, honor, beauty, truth, and immortality. He reflects on our modern appetite for consumption and individualism and offers a penetrating analysis of how we got here, and how we can look to our roots and our faith to find purpose each day amid the noise of competing desires. Chaput examines the chronic questions of the human heart; the idols and false flags we create; and the nature of a life of authentic faith. He points to our longing to live and die with meaning as the key to our search for God, our loyalty to nation and kin, our conduct in war, and our service to others. Ultimately, with compelling grace, he shows us that the things worth dying for reveal most powerfully the things worth living for.

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A Nazi Camp Near Danzig

By Ruth Schwertfeger
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350274062
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
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Within the vast network of Nazi camps, Stutthof may be the least known beyond Poland. This book is the first scholarly publication in English to break the silence of Stutthof, where 120,000 people were interned and at least 65,000 perished. A Nazi Camp Near Danzig offers an overview of Stutthof's history. It also explores Danzig's significance in promoting the cult of German nationalism which led to Stutthof's establishment and which shaped its subsequent development in 1942 into a Concentration Camp, with the full resources of the Nazi Reich. The book shows how Danzig/Gdansk, generally identified as the city where the Second World War started, became under Albert Forster, Hitler's hand-picked Gauleiter, 'the vanguard of Germandom in the east' and with its disputed history, the poster city for the Third Reich. It reflects on the fact that Danzig was close enough to supply Stutthof with both prisoners – initially local Poles and Jews – as well as local men for its SS workforce. Throughout the study, Ruth Schwertfeger draws on the stories of Danziger and Nobel Prize winner, Günter Grass to consider the darker realities of German nationalism that even Grass's vibrant depictions and wit cannot mask. Schwertfeger demonstrates how German nationalism became more lethal for all prisoners, especially after the summer of 1944 when thousands of Jewish woman died in the Stutthof camp system or perished in the 'death marches' after January 1945. Schwertfeger uses archival and literary sources, as well as memoirs, to allow the voices of the victims to speak. Their testimonies are juxtaposed with the justifications of perpetrators. The book successfully argues that, in the end, Stutthof was no less lethal than other camps of the Third Reich, even if it was, and remains, less well-known.

The Memory of Running

By Ron McLarty
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101201029
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 378
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"Smithy is an American original, worthy of a place on the shelf just below your Hucks, your Holdens, your Yossarians." —Stephen King Every so often, a novel comes along that captures the public’s imagination with a story that sweeps readers up and takes them on a thrilling, unforgettable ride. Ron McLarty’s The Memory of Running is this decade’s novel. By all accounts, especially his own, Smithson "Smithy" Ide is a loser. An overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk, Smithy’s life becomes completely unhinged when he loses his parents and long-lost sister within the span of one week. Rolling down the driveway of his parents’ house in Rhode Island on his old Raleigh bicycle to escape his grief, the emotionally bereft Smithy embarks on an epic, hilarious, luminous, and extraordinary journey of discovery and redemption.

Strangers in a Strange Land

By Charles J. Chaput
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 1627796754
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
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A vivid critique of American life today and a guide to how Christians—and particularly Catholics--can live their faith vigorously, and even with hope, in a post-Christian public square. From Charles J. Chaput, author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render unto Caesar comes Strangers in a Strange Land, a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States. America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but aren't limited to, economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor; problems in the content and execution of the education system; the decline of traditional religious belief among young people; the shift from organized religion among adults to unbelief or individualized spiritualities; changes in legal theory and erosion in respect for civil and natural law; significant demographic shifts; profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity; the growth of federal power and its disregard for religious rights; the growing isolation and elitism of the leadership classes; and the decline of a sustaining sense of family and community.

Love in the Time of Cholera

By Gabriel García Márquez
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1101911115
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • "A love story of astonishing power" (Newsweek), the acclaimed modern literary classic by the beloved Nobel Prize-winning author In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

Breath, Eyes, Memory

By Edwidge Danticat
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  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Book Code : 1569477965
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 547
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At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.

Dislocated Screen Memory

By Dijana Jelaca
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137502533
  • Total of Pages : 275
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 203
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The links between cinema and war machines have long been established. This book explores the range, form, and valences of trauma narratives that permeate the most notable narrative films about the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Moonwalking with Einstein

By Joshua Foer
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101475978
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 658
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“Highly entertaining.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker “Funny, curious, erudite, and full of useful details about ancient techniques of training memory.” —The Boston Globe The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.

A Lesson Before Dying

By Ernest J. Gaines
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1400077702
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 792
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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. A “majestic, moving novel ... an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives" (Chicago Tribune), from the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

UNDYING QUEEN - BOOK ONE - "The Undying Queen of Ur"

By Abraham Kawa,Arahom Radjah
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  • Publisher : ARH BOOKS
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 502
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 645
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The Undying Queen of Ur tells the story of Arkhalla, an immortal queen that ruled over the lands of Sumer from her mighty ziggurat in the City of Ur for over two centuries at the beginning of the Bronze Age, more than 5,000 years ago. It is the early days of the Sumerian Kingdoms, an era consumed by the flames of countless wars. The ruthless nation of the Undying, the blood feeding masters of Sumer, rule unchallenged over mankind until the day, Shamath, a young human boy is captured in the Queen’s latest war. Shamath is taken captive to the City of Ur and finds himself in the midst of untold horrors committed by the Undying. But it is when the beautiful Queen Arkhalla—intrigued by the youth’s courage and defiance in the face of death—decides to take him as her body slave, that the whole world changes. Little by little, Shamath and Arkhalla’s liaison grows from an abusive master/slave relationship into an unforgettable and dramatic tale of love and redemption. This remarkable tale of a kingdom torn by intrigue and a fascinating cast of characters struggling for dominance is above all a story about love. The love between an immortal queen and a young human slave who overcame impossible odds and the darkness within their own hearts and discovered each other.

My Name is Memory

By Ann Brashares
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101434627
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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The latest from Ann Brashares, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, a magical story of reincarnation and a love that lasts more than a lifetime Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. For all the times that he and Sophia have been connected throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart. But just when Sophia (now "Lucy" in the present) finally awakens to the secret of their shared past, the mysterious force that has always separated them reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

Cold Iron

By D.L. McDermott
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476734399
  • Total of Pages : 381
  • Category : Fiction
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For fans of Jeaniene Frost and Kresley Cole, this full-length novel is the first in D.L. McDermott’s fast-paced, sexy paranormal romance series—available exclusively in ebook! The Fae, the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Aes Sídhe, creatures of preternatural beauty and seduction. Archaeologist Beth Carter doesn’t believe in them. She’s always credited her extraordinary ability to identify ancient Celtic sites to hard work and intuition—until she discovers a tomb filled with ancient treasure but missing a body. Her ex-husband, the scholar who stifled her career to advance his own, is unconcerned. Corpses don’t fetch much on the antiquities market. Gold does. Beth knows from past experience that if she isn’t vigilant, Frank will make off with the hoard. So when a man—tall, broad shouldered, and impossibly handsome—turns up in her bedroom claiming to be the tomb’s inhabitant, one of mythic god-kings of old Ireland, Beth believes it is a ploy cooked up by her ex-husband to scare her away from the excavation. But Conn is all too real. Ancient, alien, irresistible, the Fae are the stuff of dreams and nightmares, their attentions so addictive their abandoned human lovers wither and die. And this one has fixed his supernatural desire on Beth.

A Set Up!

By WM. Paul
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1467038083
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 910
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Revenge, real life street chronicles of A Set Up! Many pawns will be traded and the only way to stay up is to use whoever you can to get ahead. Three major players want the top spot! TAKE Vargas, MEMPHIS Malone, JALEEL 'grip' Frazor and a host of under achievers starting with Reese, finding fame from the top three players street status, are on course for number one ! It's going down... and lives will be forever changed in this game, where a set up to gain advantage and paper is bound to happen. Who will stay on top? And who will fall from the everyday hustle of watchin your back from the ones closest to you? This journey will take you to the edge of suspense as these men tell a hood tale where the streets play for keeps and the rules are simple. By any means necessary! Player after player will be connected in more than one way and the best move: "stack your dough and get away before your enemy comes knockin." A street story of; greed, deceit, envy, jealousy. power, respect and falling in love. Play to revenge leading to: A Set Up! The trilogy begins.