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Good Boy, Achilles!

By Eddie Ellis
  • ISBN Code: : 1512755257
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Good Boy, Achilles!, a work of 128 pages, is based on the idea that, because we human beings are flawed and fouled-up, God has given dogs the task of helping us along. The story opens on a small farm somewhere in the Southeast, where a boy named Jeremy discovers that his familys dog, Ginger, has finally given birth to her long-awaited puppies. Ginger explains to her puppies that they must leave the farm for new homes where they will take care of their own humans, for that is the Fathers plan. Jeremys parents tell him that the family can afford only one dog, Ginger, and will have to give the puppies away. As the story progresses, however, Jeremy and his favorite puppy, Thunder, or, as Jeremy calls him, Achilles, become best friends, and Thunder comes to believe that he will remain on the farm as Jeremys dog. Will he? On the way to finding out, he and Jeremy learn some basic Christian theology and some important life lessons.

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  • Pdf File: the-horatio-alger-megapack.pdf

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The Horatio Alger MEGAPACK® presents 70 Classic Works by the great 19th century author. Here are: ADVENTURES OF A TELEGRAPH BOY DIGGING FOR GOLD MARK THE MATCH BOY BOB BURTON ANDY GORDON THE BACKWOODS BOY A BOY'S FORTUNE A DEBT OF HONOR BERNARD BROOKS' ADVENTURES WAIT AND HOPE MARK MASON'S VICTORY ROBERT COVERDALE'S STRUGGLE BEN, THE LUGGAGE BOY RUFUS AND ROSE THE YOUNG ADVENTURER THE YOUNG MINER THE TIN BOX TOM, THE BOOTBLACK A COUSIN'S CONSPIRACY IN A NEW WORLD LUKE WALTON THE ERIE TRAIN BOY THE YOUNG OUTLAW SAM'S CHANCE BEN'S NUGGET SLOW AND SURE THE YOUNG BANK MESSENGER THE TELEGRAPH BOY CHESTER RAND FROM FARM TO FORTUNE THE YOUNG ACROBAT OF THE GREAT NORTH AMERICAN CIRCUS RAGGED DICK FAME AND FORTUNE RANDY OF THE RIVER YOUNG CAPTAIN JACK FRANK AND FEARLESS ADRIFT IN NEW YORK PAUL THE PEDDLER PHIL, THE FIDDLER JOE THE HOTEL BOY THE ERRAND BOY FRED SARGENT'S REVENGE THE SMUGGLER'S TRAP THE CASH BOY PAUL PRESCOTT'S CHARGE BRAVE AND BOLD DRIVEN FROM HOME CAST UPON THE BREAKERS FROM CANAL BOY TO PRESIDENT ANDY GRANT'S PLUCK MAKING HIS WAY FACING THE WORLD JOE'S LUCK BOUND TO RISE RISEN FROM THE RANKS HERBERT CARTER'S LEGACY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS WALTER SHERWOOD'S PROBATION NOTHING TO EAT HELPING HIMSELF TRY AND TRUST DO AND DARE HECTOR'S INHERITANCE THE YOUNG MUSICIAN STRUGGLING UPWARD ONLY AN IRISH BOY JACK'S WARD THE STORE BOY FRANK'S CAMPAIGN TIMOTHY CRUMP'S WARD If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Iliad

By Homer,Sheila Murnaghan
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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Book Code : 1603842306
  • Total of Pages : 574
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 134
  • Pdf File: iliad.pdf

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"Gripping. . . . Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task. . . . [He] manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic." —Daniel Mendelsohn, The New York Times Book Review

The Essential Homer

By Homer
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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Book Code : 1603842241
  • Total of Pages : 532
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 641
  • Pdf File: the-essential-homer.pdf

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Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey, made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology.

Harlequin Presents July 2017 - Box Set 1 of 2

By Sharon Kendrick,Kim Lawrence,Caitlin Crews,Melanie Milburne
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460350758
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 726
  • Pdf File: harlequin-presents-july-2017-box-set-1-of-2.pdf

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Harlequin® Presents brings you a collection of four new titles! This Presents box set includes: THE PREGNANT KAVAKOS BRIDE One Night With Consequences by Sharon Kendrick Ariston Kavakos makes impoverished Keeley Turner a proposition: a month's employment on his island, at his command. Soon her resistance to their sizzling chemistry weakens! But when there's a consequence, Ariston makes one thing clear: Keeley will become his bride… A RING TO SECURE HIS CROWN by Kim Lawrence Why is Sabrina Summerville so drawn to her betrothed's dangerous younger brother, Prince Sebastian? An abdication makes Sebastian ruler—so he must marry Sabrina himself! If the sparks between them are any indication, their marriage is going to be explosive… THE BILLIONAIRE'S SECRET PRINCESS Scandalous Royal Brides by Caitlin Crews Princess Valentina swaps places with her identical twin, but she quickly realizes that fooling her ‘boss’ Achilles Casilieris is going to be difficult when he makes her burn with longing. Their powerful attraction will push Valentina's façade to the limit… WEDDING NIGHT WITH HER ENEMY Wedlocked! by Melanie Milburne Allegra Kallas both detests and longs for Draco Papandreou, so she's horrified when he's the only man who can save her family's business. Draco has a sinful plan: he'll make Allegra his wife and seduce her into his bed… Be sure to collect Harlequin® Presents' July 2017 Box Set 2 of 2!

The Tangled Ways of Zeus

By Alan H. Sommerstein
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 019161422X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 124
  • Pdf File: the-tangled-ways-of-zeus.pdf

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The Tangled Ways of Zeus is a collection of studies written over the last twenty years by the distinguished classicist Alan Sommerstein about various aspects of ancient Greek tragedy (and, in some cases, other related genres). It complements his recent collection of studies in Greek comedy, Talking about Laughter (OUP, 2009). Some of the essays have not been published previously, others have appeared in books or journals hard to find outside major academic libraries. Each chapter deals with its own topic, but between them they build up a multifaceted picture of the dramatists (especially Aeschylus and Sophocles), the genre, and its interactions with the society, culture, and religion of classical Athens.

Wrath Goddess Sing

By Maya Deane
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063161206
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 718
  • Pdf File: wrath-goddess-sing.pdf

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Drawing on ancient texts and modern archeology to reveal the trans woman’s story hidden underneath the well-known myths of The Iliad, Maya Deane’s Wrath Goddess Sing weaves a compelling, pitilessly beautiful vision of Achilles’ vanished world, perfect for fans of Song of Achilles and the Inheritance trilogy. The gods wanted blood. She fought for love. Achilles has fled her home and her vicious Myrmidon clan to live as a woman with the kallai, the transgender priestesses of Great Mother Aphrodite. When Odysseus comes to recruit the “prince” Achilles for a war against the Hittites, she prepares to die rather than fight as a man. However, her divine mother, Athena, intervenes, transforming her body into the woman’s body she always longed for, and promises her everything: glory, power, fame, victory in war, and, most importantly, a child born of her own body. Reunited with her beloved cousin, Patroklos, and his brilliant wife, the sorceress Meryapi, Achilles sets out to war with a vengeance. But the gods—a dysfunctional family of abusive immortals that have glutted on human sacrifices for centuries—have woven ancient schemes more blood-soaked and nightmarish than Achilles can imagine. At the center of it all is the cruel, immortal Helen, who sees Achilles as a worthy enemy after millennia of ennui and emptiness. In love with her newfound nemesis, Helen sets out to destroy everything and everyone Achilles cherishes, seeking a battle to the death. An innovative spin on a familiar tale, this is the Trojan War unlike anything ever told, and an Achilles whose vulnerability is revealed by the people she chooses to fight…and chooses to trust.

The Warrior Ethos

By Christopher Coker
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134096364
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : History
  • Members : 544
  • Pdf File: the-warrior-ethos.pdf

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This is the first scholarly book to look at the role of the 'warrior' in modern war, arguing that warriors' actions, and indeed thoughts, are increasingly patrolled and that the modern battlefield is an unforgiving environment in which to discharge their vocation. As war becomes ever more instrumentalized, so its existential dimension is fast being hollowed out. Technology is threatening the agency of the warrior and this volume paints a picture of early twenty-first century warfare, helping to explain why so many aspiring warriors are becoming disenchanted with their profession. Written by a leading thinker on warfare, this book sets out to explain what makes an American Marine a ‘warrior’ and why suicide bombers, or Al Qaeda fighters, do not qualify for this title. This distinction is one of the central features of the current War on Terror – and one that justifies much more extensive discussion than it has so far received. The Warrior Ethos will be of great interest to all students of military history, strategy, military sociology and war studies.

Lore

By Alexandra Bracken
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  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Book Code : 1368002315
  • Total of Pages : 563
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: lore.pdf

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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love, and redemption. Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals. They are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality. Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory after her family was murdered by a rival line. For years she's pushed away any thought of revenge against the man—now a god—responsible for their deaths. Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek her out: Castor, a childhood friend Lore believed to be dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods, now gravely wounded. The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and a way to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore's decision to rejoin the hunt, binding her fate to Athena's, will come at a deadly cost—and it may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.

The Women of Troy

By Pat Barker
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  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Book Code : 038554670X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 110
  • Pdf File: the-women-of-troy.pdf

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A daring and timely feminist retelling of The Iliad from the perspective of the women of Troy who endured it—an extraordinary follow up to The Silence of the Girls from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Regeneration Trilogy. Troy has fallen and the victorious Greeks are eager to return home with the spoils of an endless war—including the women of Troy themselves. They await a fair wind for the Aegean. It does not come, because the gods are offended. The body of King Priam lies unburied and desecrated, and so the victors remain in suspension, camped in the shadows of the city they destroyed as the coalition that held them together begins to unravel. Old feuds resurface and new suspicions and rivalries begin to fester. Largely unnoticed by her captors, the one time Trojan queen Briseis, formerly Achilles's slave, now belonging to his companion Alcimus, quietly takes in these developments. She forges alliances when she can, with Priam's aged wife the defiant Hecuba and with the disgraced soothsayer Calchas, all the while shrewdly seeking her path to revenge.

Music, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

By Jacqueline Warwick
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 100064846X
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 160
  • Pdf File: music-gender-and-sexuality-studies.pdf

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Music, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: A Teacher’s Guide serves as a guide to the professor tasked with teaching music to undergraduates, with a focus on gender. Although the notion of feminist approaches in musicology was once greeted with scorn, the last 40 years have seen a seismic shift across music studies, to the point that classes on women and music are now commonplace in most undergraduate music program. The goal of this book is to give the instructor some tools and strategies that will build confidence in approaching music as it relates to gender and sexuality, and to offer some advice on how to make the class rewarding for all. The book is organized into four broad sections, plus an introduction outlining how to use the book and how the teaching of music, gender, and sexuality can be rewarding. Each section – Composition, Support, Performance, and Audience – includes possible themes for study and examples of music that can illuminate those themes, allowing the instructor to shape the course according to their own preference for classical, jazz, or popular styles. The author offers a practical guide to building syllabi that can fit the instructor’s interests and the priorities of the institution, crafting assignments that will engage and inspire students, choosing repertoire from a range of styles and genres, and maintaining a focus on how music shapes gender, and how gender shapes music.

Escape

By Elaine Blair
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  • Publisher : Amazon Pro Hub
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: escape.pdf

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Dresden, Germany was nicknamed the Florence on the Elbe River because of its beautiful Baroque buildings and cultural history. On February 13, 1945 that history was changed when British and American bombers attacked an unprotected city and created a Firestorm during three waves of bombing in 24 hours. Blond haired, blue-eyed Frieda Jacobsmeyer, her Mama, and Nana sat in the basement of the apartment building during the first wave of terror. Across town, her Jewish friend, Walther Goldschmidt, his Mother, and Father used the bombing as an opportunity to escape Dresden and their upcoming deportation to a work camp. Who will survive the Dresden firebombing? Who will survive the Gestapo that looks for Jewish families that left Dresden during the bombings? While the sparks fly in Dresden, what sparks are ignited between Frieda and Walther in their flight and fight for survival?

Perspective in British Historical Fiction Today

By Neil McEwan
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349082619
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 457
  • Pdf File: perspective-in-british-historical-fiction-today.pdf

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Read and download full book Perspective in British Historical Fiction Today

Brass Bonanza Plays Again

By Robert Muldoon
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450281060
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 412
  • Pdf File: brass-bonanza-plays-again.pdf

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What happens when a major league pro sports team leaves a city? The Hartford Whalers left on April 13, 1997leaving behind devastated fans. The players left, tooexcept one who stayed and suffered like the fans. Tiger Burns is an unlikely heroeven for a hobbit-sized, smash-faced, hockey goon with 600 fights. Standing 53, with one-eye, cauliflower ears, and a full-rigged ship tattoo on his chest, his most unusual feature is this: he loves Hartford and its team, the Whalers. In a league where players date super models, ice princesses and Miss Americas, he is a misfit. But in a league of Los Angeles, New York and Boston so is Hartford. Brass Bonanza Plays Again tells the riches-to-rags story of Mark Twains hometown, once the nations richest, now the butt of jokes. It relates the true saga of a small citys beloved team moved away, like Brooklyns Dodgers. And it weaves the tragicomic tale of the muscle-bound gnome who blows the jump-the-shark game against arch-rival Boston on April 11, 1990, lives homeless under a bridge, only to rise up and lead a dead team, out of the stands onto the ice. Tiger rallies not only a dead hockey team, but awakens the ghosts of Hartfords past. He brings to life a ragtag band of 19th century legends and is saved by a guardian angel Rube Waddell, one of sports goats from the 1905 World Series. Can a one-eyed, homeless underdog make a faded city believe and rescue a star-crossed spirit? In Brass Bonanza Plays Again, we have Rocky (on Skates!) meets Field of Dreams. Rocky came out of a Philly row house, Rudy out of an Indiana steel mill, and now Tiger Burns comes out from under a Hartford bridge to bring a dead team to life. A book of provincial aspirations and condescension, Brass Bonanza Plays Again tells the story of this small city, midway between New York and Boston, long considered just a urine-stop or ass-wipe between Wall Street and Cape Cod. The New York Times recently printed an essay In Search of the Great American Hockey Novel lamenting that hockey, unlike other sports, has yet to be celebrated in a notable work. Where is the Chekhov of the Chicago Blackhawks? the Times asks. Who is the Stendahl of the stick to the groin? To that, we humbly say: read on.