Redeeming the Lost

Author: Elizabeth Kerner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466801700

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8503

The prophecies are coming true and the ancient race of the Kantri-or true dragons-have come back to the world of Men. It was through the actions of Young Lanen Kaelar that the Kantri were reminded of the larger world. It was bravery (and a mad belief in the old tales) that caused the young woman to start a perilous journey to find the great dragons of legend. In doing so, she found not only the reality of the myth but her own true love. He was the great Dragon King, an immensely powerful creature out of time who ultimately chose life over death, a puny mortal form rather than the power of a kingship to be with this most extraordinary woman. As he is Dragon in Man's form, the being known as Varien has risked much to stay by Lanen's side. Their haven destroyed, the Kantri have chosen instead of seeking a new home to return to the land of their greatest defeat and to the fear of the people who rejected their aid so long ago. They bring ancient power and knowledge and the Kantri have come to see what the "littlings" have made of their world. And much of what they find distresses them. For humans have squandered much of their heritage, the small dragons that were left behind are little more than cattle...and there are those who do remember the ancient ways...and have allied themselves with the race of demons who long to destroy all the world. The Kantri are disturbed and look to Varien and Lanen help them redeem what has been lost so long ago and make the world right again. But Lanen is captured by the human demon-master Berys, who seeks to corrupt the ancient prophecy. He will try to use Lanen's new-found powers to gain control of the very fabric of the universe and in doing so, secure the demon forces of the otherworld and rule forever. It is up to her true love Varien and one of the most unlikely alliances ever seen to rescue Lanen. And if Varien fails, not only will Lanen's life and the fates of his beloved Kantri hang in the balance. For the stage is now set for a confrontation between the forces of light and darkness...and if the good fail, not only will the Kantri fail but the human world will be doomed as well... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Der Buchliebhaber


Author: Charlie Lovett

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641216451

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4526

Arthur Prescott ist glücklich mit seinem Leben im beschaulichen Barchester. Er unterrichtet an der Universität und verbringt seine Freizeit am liebsten in der Bibliothek der Kathedrale, deren Geschichte er recherchiert. Doch ausgerechnet seine wichtigste Quelle, das ›Buch der Ewolda‹, gilt als verschollen. Seit Jahren sucht Arthur vergebens nach dieser mittelalterlichen Handschrift, als nun auch noch ein Eindringling seine Arbeit stört: Die junge Amerikanerin Bethany ist nach Barchester gekommen, um die Bestände der Bibliothek zu digitalisieren. Ein Sakrileg in den Augen des bibliophilen Arthur. Doch Bethany erobert schließlich nicht nur Arthurs Herz, sie hilft ihm auch, das Rätsel des verschwundenen Manuskripts zu lösen ...

Manhood Lost

Fallen Drunkards and Redeeming Women in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Author: Elaine Frantz Parsons

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142140169X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1994

In fiction, drama, poems, and pamphlets, nineteenth-century reformers told the familiar tale of the decent young man who fell victim to demon rum: Robbed of his manhood by his first drink, he slid inevitably into an abyss of despair and depravity. In its discounting of the importance of free will, argues Elaine Frantz Parsons, this story led to increased emphasis on environmental influences as root causes of drunkenness, poverty, and moral corruption—thus inadvertently opening the door to state intervention in the form of Prohibition. Parsons also identifies the emergence of a complementary narrative of "female invasion"—womanhood as a moral force powerful enough to sway choice. As did many social reformers, women temperance advocates capitalized on notions of feminine virtue and domestic responsibilities to create a public role for themselves. Entering a distinctively male space—the saloon—to rescue fathers, brothers, and sons, women at the same time began to enter another male bastion—politics—again justifying their transgression in terms of rescuing the nation's manhood. -- Ronald G. Walters, The Johns Hopkins University

Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause

Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement

Author: Joe L. Coker

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813136989

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 2986

In the late 1800s, Southern evangelicals believed contemporary troubles -- everything from poverty to political corruption to violence between African Americans and whites -- sprang from the bottles of "demon rum" regularly consumed in the South. Though temperance quickly gained support in the antebellum North, Southerners cast a skeptical eye on the movement, because of its ties with antislavery efforts. Postwar evangelicals quickly realized they had to make temperance appealing to the South by transforming the Yankee moral reform movement into something compatible with southern values and culture. In Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement, Joe L. Coker examines the tactics and results of temperance reformers between 1880 and 1915. Though their denominations traditionally forbade the preaching of politics from the pulpit, an outgrowth of evangelical fervor led ministers and their congregations to sound the call for prohibition. Determined to save the South from the evils of alcohol, they played on southern cultural attitudes about politics, race, women, and honor to communicate their message. The evangelicals were successful in their approach, negotiating such political obstacles as public disapproval the church's role in politics and vehement opposition to prohibition voiced by Jefferson Davis. The evangelical community successfully convinced the public that cheap liquor in the hands of African American "beasts" and drunkard husbands posed a serious threat to white women. Eventually, the code of honor that depended upon alcohol-centered hospitality and camaraderie was redefined to favor those who lived as Christians and supported the prohibition movement. Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause is the first comprehensive survey of temperance in the South. By tailoring the prohibition message to the unique context of the American South, southern evangelicals transformed the region into a hotbed of temperance activity, leading the national prohibition movement.

The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History

Author: Gary W. Gallagher,Alan T. Nolan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253109027

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 3899

A “well-reasoned and timely” (Booklist) essay collection interrogates the Lost Cause myth in Civil War historiography. Was the Confederacy doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union? Did its forces fight heroically against all odds for the cause of states’ rights? In reality, these suggestions are an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of Southerners to rationalize the secession and the war itself. Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have been so successful in promoting this romanticized view that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own. Misrepresenting the war’s true origins and its actual course, the myth of the Lost Cause distorts our national memory. In The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History, nine historians describe and analyze the Lost Cause, identifying ways in which it falsifies history—creating a volume that makes a significant contribution to Civil War historiography. “The Lost Cause . . . is a tangible and influential phenomenon in American culture and this book provides an excellent source for anyone seeking to explore its various dimensions.” —Southern Historian

The Holy Word for Morning Revival - Crystallization-study of the Minor Prophets, Vol 2

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 0736356924

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 3772

This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the summer training held July 2-7, 2012, in Anaheim, California, on the “Crystallization-study of the Minor Prophets.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.

Letters from the Lost Soul

A Five Year Voyage of Discovery and Adventure

Author: Bob Bitchin

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574091816

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

View: 5429

Bob Bitchin founded the wildly successful Lattitudes & Attitudes magazine.

The Lost Soul of Higher Education

Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the American University

Author: Ellen Schrecker

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586032

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 8322

Schrecker, the leading historian of the McCarthy-era witch hunts, examines both the key fronts in the present battles over higher ed, and their historical parallels in previous eras – offering a deeply-researched chronicle of the challenges to academic freedom, set against the rapidly changing structure of the academy itself. The Lost Soul of Higher Education tells the interwoven stories of successive, well-funded ideological assaults on academic freedom by outside pressure groups aimed at undermining the legitimacy of scholarly study, viewed alongside decades of eroding higher education budgets -- a trend that has sharply accelerated during the recent economic downturn.

The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

Author: Jack Campbell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101158562

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7307

Captain John “Black Jack” Geary’s legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic “last stand” in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance Fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndic. Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance’s one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic “Black Jack” legend...

Drinking In America

A History

Author: Mark Edward Lender,James Kirby Martin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 002918570X

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 5847

Prophet and Teacher

An Introduction to the Historical Jesus

Author: William R. Herzog

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664225285

Category: Religion

Page: 243

View: 3230

Herzog has written an introduction for seminary and college students to the discussion about the historical Jesus. He reports on the findings of the Jesus Seminar and also traces other scholarly work in Jesus studies, but with an eye to the theological.

Als Grace verschwand


Author: Kathryn Croft

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216811

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1965

Bist du meine Tochter? Vor achtzehn Jahren hat Simone Porter ihre sechs Monate alte Tochter Helena verloren – die Kleine wurde entführt. Alle Versuche, das Kind wiederzufinden, schlugen fehl. Zusammen mit ihrem Ehemann Matt, einem Arzt, brauchte Simone eine lange Zeit, um sich von diesem Schicksalsschlag zu erholen. Nun aber taucht eine achtzehnjährige Frau auf, die sich Grace nennt und behauptet, ihre Tochter zu sein. Als Beweis legt sie ein Stofftier vor, das damals im Kinderwagen der kleinen Helena lag. Simone weiß nicht, ob sie dieser Frau trauen kann – doch Grace sorgt noch für eine andere Überraschung. Sie gesteht, einen Mann getötet zu haben, der an ihrer Entführung beteiligt war, und bittet Simone, ihr zu helfen. Doch die Leiche ist verschwunden – und dann ist auch Grace wie vom Erdboden verschluckt.