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Ada Blackjack

By Jennifer Niven
  • ISBN Code: : 1401304427
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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From the author of The Ice Master comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate, uninhabited Arctic island In September 1921, four young men and Ada Blackjack, a diminutive 25-year-old Eskimo woman, ventured deep into the Arctic in a secret attempt to colonize desolate Wrangel Island for Great Britain. Two years later, Ada Blackjack emerged as the sole survivor of this ambitious polar expedition. This young, unskilled woman--who had headed to the Arctic in search of money and a husband--conquered the seemingly unconquerable north and survived all alone after her male companions had perished. Following her triumphant return to civilization, the international press proclaimed her the female Robinson Crusoe. But whatever stories the press turned out came from the imaginations of reporters: Ada Blackjack refused to speak to anyone about her horrific two years in the Arctic. Only on one occasion--after charges were published falsely accusing her of causing the death of one her companions--did she speak up for herself. Jennifer Niven has created an absorbing, compelling history of this remarkable woman, taking full advantage of the wealth of first-hand resources about Ada that exist, including her never-before-seen diaries, the unpublished diaries from other primary characters, and interviews with Ada's surviving son. Ada Blackjack is more than a rugged tale of a woman battling the elements to survive in the frozen north--it is the story of a hero.

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In this heart-stopping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor, Pike Logan returns with his most dangerous and personal threat yet: a Taskforce Operator gone rogue. For years, the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce has worked in the shadows, anticipating and preventing attacks around the globe. Created to deal with a terrorist threat that shuns the civilized rule of law, it abandoned the same, operating outside of the US Constitution. Though wildly successful, it was rooted in a fear that the cure could be worse than the disease. And now that fear has come home. A Special Forces soldier is killed on an operation in Afghanistan, and complicit in the attack is a government official of an allied nation. While the US administration wants to forget the casualty, one Taskforce member will not. When he sets out to avenge his brother's death, his actions threaten to not only expose the Taskforce's activities, but also destroy a web of alliances against a greater evil. Pike Logan understands the desire, but also the danger. Brought in to eliminate the risk, he's now forced to choose between his friend and the administration he's sworn to protect, while unbeknownst to either of them, the soldier's death is only the beginning...

The Forgotten Luther II

By Paul A. Wee,Ryan P. Cumming
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Book Code : 1506447090
  • Total of Pages : 113
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 99
  • Pdf File: the-forgotten-luther-ii.pdf

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In this critical time in history, this volume argues that what is urgently needed is a cogent, clear, biblically based and theologically grounded rationale for the manner in which the church speaks and acts in the political arena. Lured at times into other-worldly quietism because of the pressure of historical events or distorted through a rigid understanding of the two kingdoms, the church of the Reformation has at times been silent in addressing the political factors that create and contribute to hunger, injustice, and war. This book looks carefully at the public witness of Martin Luther and its meaning for preaching, teaching, and carrying out public ministry today. Luther's conviction was that government is responsible to God for containing evil and maintaining peace and good order, and for ensuring that no person is hungry or in want. The book asks critical questions: When should the church support the state's agenda? When should it resist? What are the options for critical but constructive cooperation? This helpful volume includes essays from leading Lutheran theologians, a summary description of what this means for local ministry, and a study guide to encourage conversation and action.

The Forgotten

By David Baldacci
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 0446573043
  • Total of Pages : 540
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: the-forgotten.pdf

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When Army Special Agent John Puller finds his aunt dead in Florida, he suspects it's no accident . . . and as local police dismiss the case, the cracks begin to show in a picture-perfect town. Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case--but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida. A picture-perfect town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Paradise thrives on the wealthy tourists and retirees drawn to its gorgeous weather and beaches. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be. What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident...and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.

The Archive of the Forgotten

By A. J. Hackwith
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1984806408
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 161
  • Pdf File: the-archive-of-the-forgotten.pdf

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In the second installment of this richly imagined fantasy adventure series, a new threat from within the Library could destroy those who depend upon it the most. The Library of the Unwritten in Hell was saved from total devastation, but hundreds of potential books were destroyed. Former librarian Claire and Brevity the muse feel the loss of those stories, and are trying to adjust to their new roles within the Arcane Wing and Library, respectively. But when the remains of those books begin to leak a strange ink, Claire realizes that the Library has kept secrets from Hell--and from its own librarians. Claire and Brevity are immediately at odds in their approach to the ink, and the potential power that it represents has not gone unnoticed. When a representative from the Muses Corps arrives at the Library to advise Brevity, the angel Rami and the erstwhile Hero hunt for answers in other realms. The true nature of the ink could fundamentally alter the afterlife for good or ill, but it entirely depends on who is left to hold the pen.

Under The Forgotten Oak

By Charles J. Schneider
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  • Publisher : Fiction4All and Double Dragon Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 148
  • Pdf File: under-the-forgotten-oak.pdf

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What if God is not at all what people envision? Imagine a powerful energy portal that stretches from one end of the galaxy to another, the sustaining reservoir of life for Earth as well as a connected sister world where the ancient deities actually live and breathe. What if Satan is actually a renegade thread of this interplanetary gateway; and the future of two worlds, and three dimensions, rests entirely on one single human being's actions? When Lan MacCamhail unexpectedly inherits an estate and a multi-million dollar legacy overseas, he hopes this stroke of good fortune will give him the chance to make a fresh start in Ireland. The terms of the mysterious bequeathal, however, require that he must find an enigmatic amulet before he can claim his rightful inheritance. Loosely based loosely on the Celtic legend of Oisin and Niamh, Lan's saga, mirrored by his father's strangely similar story from three decades earlier, takes a sinister turn when dark forces intervene. Lan is guided in his quest by the memories of his father, the beautiful Larne attorney Sidney McVie, an ancient shape-shifter, and the spiritual guardians of another world. Conceived as a genre spanning mythological fantasy, UNDER THE FORGOTTEN OAK’s poetically-sensual and pleasingly-literary story-line will stretch the boundaries of the imagination in a creative philosophical journey that explores the concepts of love, honor, and selfless sacrifice.

The Forgotten Jesuit of Catholic Modernism

By Anthony M. Maher
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Book Code : 1506438512
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 373
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This book illustrates how George Tyrrell‘s theological challenge to those who would take the church out of history was never effectively refuted, either at the time or since, and that the issues Tyrrell raised are still relevant and alive in the church today. In highlighting Tyrrell‘s liberation of theology from dogmatism, the current work describes why he was vilified by the Roman hierarchy, expelled from the Jesuits, and eventually excommunicated. Tyrrell‘s Ignatian-inspired, hope-filled theology should not be forgotten, not least because it sheds further light on another courageous and prophetic Jesuit, Pope Francis. In revisiting Tyrrell‘s Ignatian theology, this book celebrates the promise that Vatican II presents to the future church, namely, a universal call to holiness as embraced by Pope Francis.

Dreams of the Forgotten Dead

By Eric R. Asher
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  • Publisher : Eric R. Asher
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 259
  • Pdf File: dreams-of-the-forgotten-dead.pdf

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A hope lost. A fury reborn. An ancient warrior awakens. Damian Vesik is back ... but his time in the Abyss changed him. As he grapples to understand his oddly fluctuating powers, a call from his trusted mechanic, Samir, is the last thing he needs. But the strange occurrences at the autobody shop can’t be ignored. Calling on Nixie—and a rather odd gift from a water witch clan—Damian uncovers a dreadful creature haunting Samir’s shop. Knowing he can’t face a basilisk in his current state, his only option is to seek out Gaia in his quest for answers. Yet as destruction closes in on St. Louis, the only hope of salvation could be the ghost of an Utukku ... one who is downright cranky about being dead.

The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby

By Angus Hawkins
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191548073
  • Total of Pages : 552
  • Category : History
  • Members : 942
  • Pdf File: the-forgotten-prime-minister.pdf

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Lord Derby was the first British statesman to become prime minister three times. He remains the longest serving party leader in modern British politics, heading the Conservative party for twenty-two years from 1846 to 1868. He abolished slavery in the British Empire, established a national system of education in Ireland, was a prominent advocate for the 1832 Reform Act and, as prime minister, oversaw the introduction of the Second Reform Act in 1867. Yet no biography of Derby, based upon his papers and correspondence, has previously been published. Alone of all Britain's premiers, Derby has never received a full scholarly study examining his policies, personality, and beliefs. Largely airbrushed out of our received view of Victorian politics, Derby has become the forgotten prime minister. This ground-breaking biography, based upon Derby's own papers and extensive archive, as well as recently discovered sources, fills this striking gap. It completely revises the conventional portrait of Derby as a dull and apathetic politician, revealing him as a complex, astute, influential, and significant figure, who had a profound effect on the politics and society of his time. As Hawkins shows, far from being an uninterested dilettante, Derby played an instrumental role in directing Britain's path through the historic opportunities and challenges confronting the nation at a time of increasing political participation, industrial pre-eminence, urban growth, colonial expansion, religious controversy, and Irish tragedy. This book is likely not only to change our view of Derby himself but also fundamentally to affect our understanding of nineteenth century British party politics, the history of the Conservative party, and the nature of public life in the Victorian age in general, including some of its foremost figures, such as Robert Peel, Lord John Russell, Lord Palmerston, William Gladstone, and Benjamin Disraeli. Volume II opens with Derby's first period as prime minister in 1852 and takes us through to his death in 1869.

The Forgotten Memories of The Blue Soldiers

By Leo P. LePage Jr.
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1491861975
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 584
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The experiences of 25 years as a city police officer will give the reader a broad spectrum of what kind of police work took place in the years of 1960's and 70's.

The Forgotten Books of Eden

By Rutherford Platt, Jr.,Jr. Rutherford H. Platt
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1602065519
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 706
  • Pdf File: the-forgotten-books-of-eden.pdf

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We are active, restless both in body and mind. Curiosity has replaced blind faith. We go groping, peering, searching, scornful of dogmas, back, further back to sources. And just as the physicist thrills at the universes he discovers as he works inward in the quest of his electrons, so the average man exults in his apprehension of fundamentals of psychology. New cults spring up, attesting to the Truth--as they see it--countless fleets of Theism, Buchmanism, Theosophy, Bahai'ism, etc., sail under brightly colored flags; and Atheism is flaunting itself on the horizon. Almost the passengers have turned pilots. Everyman is thinking for himself. The findings here--in this strange volume--bring the reader into a large inland sea, cut off from the traffic and the tempest that have sprung up in the West; and untouched by the crosscurrents of dogmas and presumptions that have cluttered historic centuries. Here is virgin water that gushes, troubled by abysmal forces only, out of the very earth itself.

A Forgotten Goddess

By Cecilia Randell
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  • Publisher : Blue Wren Publishing
  • Book Code : 1733974547
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 525
  • Pdf File: a-forgotten-goddess.pdf

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An abandoned Egyptian goddess follows her visions to Ireland, and finds more than she ever bargained for... Bat Sitru has been alone for millennia. Once the favored goddess of two kingdoms, she is now nothing but a shadow of herself — no followers, no temples, and only the overly mischievous cat-goddess Bastet for a friend. When her faded visions return and show her a land of green slopes, mist, and rainbows, her hope for a place to belong, a place to call home, is renewed. But visions can be tricky, tricky things. After arriving in Sligo, Ireland, she wonders she’s been led astray. She's cold, damp, and her new landlords, the O’Loinsigh brothers, are not particularly welcoming. On top of that, she is confronted by a dead leprechaun on the rear stoop, a dagger that sucks the life of immortals, and territorial gods. As past secrets collide with the present, will Bat be able to carve a place for herself in this new land? Or will this goddess be forgotten once more?

A Forgotten Offensive

By Christina J.M. Goulter
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135204616
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Members : 203
  • Pdf File: a-forgotten-offensive.pdf

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The "forgotten offensive" of the title is RAF Coastal Command's offensive against German sea-trade between 1940 and 1945. The fortunes of the campaign are followed throughout the war, and its success is then evaluated in terms of the shipping sunk, and the impact on the German economy.