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Pivotal Moments

Pivotal Moments Author Trinity Hanrahan
ISBN-10 1680584596
Release 2016-01-12
Pages 404
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A senior in high school, introvert Aislinn Munroe is satisfied living unnoticed... Aislinn is doing the normal post-high school preparations to get into college. She's getting ready for a life beyond senior year, and wonders where she'll fit in to the world once she's officially an adult. Though her curves are to kill for, she's also smart and funny. However, she isn't at all popular, which is just fine with her. Aislinn's introverted ways are about to be put to the test... Content with hiding from the limelight, Aislinn doesn't get bullied like so many other shy kids do-that is, as long as she keeps to herself. But is she really living the life she's meant to? Or are there unforeseen adventures waiting to shake up her life in the near future? When her brother comes home from college, he brings an unexpected houseguest... Teagan Aldridge is a reformed party animal, ladies' man, and bad boy. He's the last person Aislinn thought would ever show her attention. But when Aislinn and Teagan become unlikely friends, he brings out a side of herself she never knew existed. She already knows she's special, but sexy and adventurous? That's a first. Are their personalities too far apart, or will opposites attract, making them an unusual, but influential pair? When their vast differences collide, Aislinn is led to some unexpected... Pivotal moments.



365 Life Shifts

365 Life Shifts Author Jodi Chapman
ISBN-10 0998125105
Release 2016-02-21
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Every so often, we have an experience that alters the course of our lives and changes who we are forever. Sometimes these moments fill us with rapture and flood us with insight. Other times, they are blessings in disguise that don't reveal their treasure until years later. However they show up, these moments can inspire us to live richer, deeper, and more authentically soulful lives. In this book, over 250 beautiful souls share such life-changing moments - experiences that inspired, uplifted, shook us to our core, got us back on track (or onto a new track altogether), and led us toward our true selves. The 365 inspiring stories include: discovering your purpose, experiencing a spiritual awakening, leaving a job/relationship/home/religion to follow your soul's whispers, bravely opening up to love, receiving messages from beyond, tapping into your inner strength, finding the beauty and wisdom in all of life, even in the difficult moments, and so much more! While the experiences themselves vary greatly, each of these moments transformed the authors and helped them shift in a positive way. These true stories (one page each - for quick inspiration!) were written with love and infused with the intention that you'll be able to discover the beauty in your own life shifts, too.



The Black Death Revised Edition

The Black Death  Revised Edition Author Diane Zahler
ISBN-10 9781467703758
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 138
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Could a few fleas really change the world? In the early 1300s, the world was on the brink of change. New trade routes in Europe and Asia brought people in contact with different cultures and ideas, while war and rebellions threatened to disrupt the lives of millions. Most people lived in crowded cities or as serfs tied to the lands of their overlords. Conditions were filthy, as most people drank water from the same sources they used for washing and for human waste. In the cramped and rat-infested streets of medieval cities and villages, all it took were the bites of a few plague-infected fleas to start a pandemic that killed roughly half the population of Europe and Asia. The bubonic plague wiped out families, villages, even entire regions. Once the swollen, black buboes appeared on victims' bodies, there was no way to save them. People died within days. In the wake of such devastation, survivors had to reevaluate their social, scientific, and religious beliefs, laying the groundwork for our modern world. The Black Death outbreak is one of world history's pivotal moments.



The Conquests of Alexander the Great Revised Edition

The Conquests of Alexander the Great  Revised Edition Author Alison Behnke
ISBN-10 9781467703765
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 149
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As legend has it, a young prince, Alexander, once subdued a wild stallion others couldn't control. Impressed by the youngster's bravery, his father, King Philip of Macedonia, predicted that Alexander would need to find a kingdom big enough for his ambitions. And when Alexander became king, that's exactly what he did. Alexander and his well-trained armies first gained the support of the Greek city states. Then in the mid-300s B.C., he conquered Egypt and the Persian Empire. With his brilliant military tactics, Alexander took over lands including modern-day Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and northern India. Although he lived only thirty-three years, Alexander and his armies spread Greek culture and customs to these conquered lands, joining Western and Eastern ideas to produce a new culture called Hellenism, which influenced the ancient world for centuries to come.



Decisive Moments

Decisive Moments Author Trinity Hanrahan
ISBN-10 1680587986
Release 2016-08-30
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High School is over. Aislinn Munroe is ready to face the challenge of college and her new relationship... Aislinn has overcome her high school insecurities and embraced her relationship with reformed bad boy, Teagan Aldridge. Her life as a college student at the University of Florida is filled with new experiences and people, including the shining football star, Ryan Caldwell. Aislinn isn't interested in Ryan's attention or charm. She only wants to figure out what's next for her and Teagan. Aislinn wants to take the next step in their relationship, but Teagan isn't ready... Old insecurities sneak back in as Aislinn worries that their physical relationship has stalled. Teagan convinces Aislinn he just wants to wait for the right time, but his sweet gesture falls short when his ex-girlfriend Lauren shows up. Teagan's past has finally caught up with him, and now they all have to face it. Every choice has a consequence, and Aislinn must make a decision... Teagan tries to take responsibility for his past, but Lauren only wants to monopolize his time and push Aislinn out of the picture. Aislinn has to choose. Trust Teagan and stand by her boyfriend, or let Lauren succeed in ripping them apart? College wasn't supposed to be this hard. Some decisions have far-reaching effects, and this one could cost Aislinn her heart. It's time to make up her mind and face her... Decisive Moments.



Moments of Being

Moments of Being Author Barrie Brett
ISBN-10 9781614482857
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 300
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Is it possible that one moment, one brief encounter, can change the course of the rest of your life? If so, how will you recognize that moment? Will you let it pass you by? Will you let it defeat you? Or will you allow that moment, that experience, to help shape who you are and who you might become? "Moments of Being" reveals true stories that altered lives forever. Join celebrities, athletes, business and community leaders and men and women from all walks of life as they share their amazing 'twist of fate' experiences. These are stories of courage, destiny, reunions, love, sacrifice, dreams and the fears and triumphs which are an integral part of the human experience. More than that, they illustrate that by recognizing and acting on a single, pivotal moment, a person can change his or her life forever.



Americanos

Americanos Author John Chasteen
ISBN-10 9780195178814
Release 2008
Pages 218
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Preface. Discovering America, 1799-1805. Pillars of the Crown, 1806-1810. Not-so-Civil Wars, 1810-1812. A Lost Cause?, 1812-1815. Independence Won, 1816-1824. Nation-Building Begins, 1824-1850.



Twenty Five Years Ago Today

Twenty Five Years Ago Today Author Stacy Juba
ISBN-10
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 251
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Learn why this story of betrayal, love and lies was a GalleyCat Mystery & Thriller Bestseller. Should we dig for the truth when Pandora's Box is a coffin of buried secrets? For twenty-five years, Diana Ferguson's killer has gotten away with murder. When rookie obit writer and newsroom editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the unsolved mystery of a young artist obsessed with Greek mythology, not only does she fall in love with Diana's sexy nephew, but she must also fight to stay off the obituary page herself. Get in on the secret - join thousands of readers in discovering who killed Diana Ferguson in this bestselling New England mystery that blends family drama, art, romance, and mythology into one suspenseful tale. Reviews: "This has to be one of my favorite mystery books that I've read this year...Book club groups will enjoy this book because there is so much that happens between its pages." Book-Club-Queen "Ms. Juba takes control and leads her readers the direction she wants them to move in and you won't be able to figure out the ending until she is ready for you to. All in all, this is a wonderful book." Lynn Cunningham, Fresh Fiction "A satisfying mystery with a layered plot. The characters are believable and memorable." Veronica Marie Beaumont, The Romance Reviews "There are enough twists, and possible suspects, in this story to make it entertaining and keep readers turning the pages all the way to its very satisfying end." The Romance Studio Subjects: unsolved mystery, Greek mythology romance, art mystery romance, New England mysteries, family drama novels, betrayal love and lies, art mystery novels, bestselling mystery novels, women sleuth, newspaper mystery novels



Washington s Crossing

Washington s Crossing Author David Hackett Fischer
ISBN-10 0199756678
Release 2006-02-01
Pages 576
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Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet, as David Hackett Fischer recounts in this riveting history, George Washington--and many other Americans--refused to let the Revolution die. On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. A second battle of Trenton followed within days. The Americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwallis's best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force. Under cover of night, Washington's men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton. The British were badly shaken. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their army suffered severe damage, their hold on New Jersey was broken, and their strategy was ruined. Fischer's richly textured narrative reveals the crucial role of contingency in these events. We see how the campaign unfolded in a sequence of difficult choices by many actors, from generals to civilians, on both sides. While British and German forces remained rigid and hierarchical, Americans evolved an open and flexible system that was fundamental to their success. The startling success of Washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, but helped to give it new meaning.



Marco Polo s Journey to China

Marco Polo s Journey to China Author Diana Childress
ISBN-10 9780822559030
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 160
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Introduces the life and accomplishments of Italian explorer Marco Polo, who spent twenty-four years traveling throughout Asia in the 1200s and whose journal of his exploits after his return to Venice made him famous and influential throughout Europe.



The Iranian Revolution

The Iranian Revolution Author Brendan January
ISBN-10 9780822575214
Release 2008
Pages 160
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Examines how the Iranian Revolution became a showdown between the ideas and values of Islam and those of the West and how it recast the face of the Middle East.



The Little Book

The Little Book Author Selden Edwards
ISBN-10 9781440637544
Release 2008-08-14
Pages 416
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Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards' dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero-one day finds himself wandering not in his hometown of San Francisco in 1988 but in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: Vienna, 1897. Before long, Wheeler acquires a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young woman, and encounters everyone from an eight-year-old Adolf Hitler to Mark Twain as well as the young members of his own family. Solving the riddle of Wheeler's dislocation in time will ultimately reveal nothing short of one eccentric family's unrivaled impact upon the course of human history. Edwards, author of The Lost Prince, brilliantly weaves romance, art, history, and culture in this unforgettable and dazzling debut novel. From the Trade Paperback edition.



365 Moments of Grace

365 Moments of Grace Author Jodi Chapman
ISBN-10 0989313794
Release 2016-06-09
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Moments of Grace are Presents from the Universe In this book, over 250 beautiful souls - including bestselling authors Jodi Chapman, Dan Teck, Arielle Ford, Kristine Carlson, and Christine Arylo - each share a moment of grace they've personally experienced with the hopes of inspiring you to open to grace in your own life The 365 unique miracles shared in these pages include: near-death experiences, communicating with loved ones on the other side, healing from illness, a-ha moments, signs from the universe, and so much more While the experiences themselves vary greatly, each of these moments transformed the authors and connected them to something much bigger than themselves. These true-life stories (one page each - for quick inspiration ) were written with love and infused with the intention that you'll be on the lookout for moments of grace to show up in your own life...and that you'll be open to receiving them when they do Special Promotion: For a limited time, receive almost 100 soulful bonus gifts for free when you order our book (Some are downloadable directly and others ask that you enter your email to receive them. You can unsubscribe at any time, and you will still receive your gift.) Go to 365momentsofgrace.com after ordering to receive them.



A Storm of Witchcraft

A Storm of Witchcraft Author Emerson W. Baker
ISBN-10 9780199385140
Release 2014-09-08
Pages 304
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Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history. Historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that stated in Salem and spread across the region-religious crisis, ergot poisoning, an encephalitis outbreak, frontier war hysteria--but most agree that there was no single factor. Rather, as Emerson Baker illustrates in this seminal new work, Salem was "a perfect storm": a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692 and the following years, and which has haunted us ever since. Baker shows how a range of factors in the Bay colony in the 1690s, including a new charter and government, a lethal frontier war, and religious and political conflicts, set the stage for the dramatic events in Salem. Engaging a range of perspectives, he looks at the key players in the outbreak--the accused witches and the people they allegedly bewitched, as well as the judges and government officials who prosecuted them--and wrestles with questions about why the Salem tragedy unfolded as it did, and why it has become an enduring legacy. Salem in 1692 was a critical moment for the fading Puritan government of Massachusetts Bay, whose attempts to suppress the story of the trials and erase them from memory only fueled the popular imagination. Baker argues that the trials marked a turning point in colonial history from Puritan communalism to Yankee independence, from faith in collective conscience to skepticism toward moral governance. A brilliantly told tale, A Storm of Witchcraft also puts Salem's storm into its broader context as a part of the ongoing narrative of American history and the history of the Atlantic World.



A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time Author Madeleine L'Engle
ISBN-10 1429915641
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 216
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Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love



The Scratch of a Pen

The Scratch of a Pen Author Colin G. Calloway
ISBN-10 9780195331271
Release 2007
Pages 219
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Examines how the Treaty of Paris of 1763 created unexpected consequences, including confusion among settlers about new boundaries, the weakening of Britain's hold on its American colonies, and growing conflicts between settlers and Indian tribes. Reprint.



The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway Author Craig L. Symonds
ISBN-10 9780199908530
Release 2011-10-05
Pages 464
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There are few moments in American history in which the course of events tipped so suddenly and so dramatically as at the Battle of Midway. At dawn of June 4, 1942, a rampaging Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. By sunset, their vaunted carrier force (the Kido Butai) had been sunk and their grip on the Pacific had been loosened forever. In this absolutely riveting account of a key moment in the history of World War II, one of America's leading naval historians, Craig L. Symonds paints an unforgettable portrait of ingenuity, courage, and sacrifice. Symonds begins with the arrival of Admiral Chester A. Nimitz at Pearl Harbor after the devastating Japanese attack, and describes the key events leading to the climactic battle, including both Coral Sea--the first battle in history against opposing carrier forces--and Jimmy Doolittle's daring raid of Tokyo. He focuses throughout on the people involved, offering telling portraits of Admirals Nimitz, Halsey, Spruance and numerous other Americans, as well as the leading Japanese figures, including the poker-loving Admiral Yamamoto. Indeed, Symonds sheds much light on the aspects of Japanese culture--such as their single-minded devotion to combat, which led to poorly armored planes and inadequate fire-safety measures on their ships--that contributed to their defeat. The author's account of the battle itself is masterful, weaving together the many disparate threads of attack--attacks which failed in the early going--that ultimately created a five-minute window in which three of the four Japanese carriers were mortally wounded, changing the course of the Pacific war in an eye-blink. Symonds is the first historian to argue that the victory at Midway was not simply a matter of luck, pointing out that Nimitz had equal forces, superior intelligence, and the element of surprise. Nimitz had a strong hand, Symonds concludes, and he rightly expected to win.