Crusader Captive by Merline Lovelace

By Merline Lovelace

A strategic marriage to a strong Saracen lord with a penchant for virgins will let prosperous woman Jocelyn to maintain her castle domestic. yet at what expense? Her basically wish of escaping the wicked lord's harem is to lose her virginity—and fast!Captured and tortured knight Simon de Rhys is in no place to refuse woman Jocelyn's proposition: his freedom for one evening together with her. the duty turns out basic, and deeply satisfying, till he discovers her secret….

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George Washington: The Wonder of the Age by John Rhodehamel

By John Rhodehamel

“The purely Washington biography you need.”—Wall road Journal

As editor of the award-winning Library of the USA selection of George Washington’s writings and a curator of the nice man’s unique papers, John Rhodehamel has proven himself as an expert of our nation’s preeminent founding father. during this “crisply written, admirably concise, and not superficial” biography (Fergus M. Bordewich, Wall highway magazine) Rhodehamel examines George Washington as a public determine, arguing that the man—who first completed reputation in his early twenties—is inextricably absolute to his mythic prestige. Solidly grounded in Washington’s papers and exemplary in its brevity, this approachable biography is a wonderful advent to the chief whose identify has turn into synonymous with America.

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Public Documents from Sinnar by Jay Spaulding

By Jay Spaulding

this option of Arabic and English translations illuminates the alterations of eighteenth-century govt within the northern Nile Valley of Sudan, and gives trustworthy chronological issues of reference for the heritage of the region.  
      The files provided during this quantity, together with constitution delivers of land and privilege, administrative letters, judicial rulings, and different reliable executive files, date shape 1702 to 1820. this era marks the apogee of the wealth, strength, and geographical volume of the world of the Funji kings of Sinnar who reigned over a lot of the Sudan from approximately 1500 till the Turkish colonial conquest of 1821.  
      those documents rfile with concrete precision and eloquence the dissolution of the agrarian social order of an outdated African state less than the corroding impression of intrusive Mediterranean advertisement practices and tradition. They demonstrate the Sudan's legacy of a historically vulnerable govt liable to manipulation or conquest through international powers and a divided and impoverished society ruled via a minority of city interests.

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Unfinished Gift, The by Dan Walsh

By Dan Walsh

Patrick Collins is seven years previous, and on his Christmas checklist are just 3 goods. He desires the military to discover his father. He desires to depart his grandfather's condo. And, for purposes even he does not comprehend, he wishes the soldier that is tucked away in his grandfather's attic. Set at Christmastime in 1943, the incomplete reward tells in an enticing, easy kind the tale of a family members, and reminds us of the dazzling issues that have an effect on robust switch in our hearts--like a tender boy's prayers, a shoebox filled with love letters, or even an outdated wood soldier, lengthy forgotten. This nostalgic tale of forgiveness will interact readers in every single place.

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Historical dictionary of Democratic Republic of the Congo by F. Scott Bobb

By F. Scott Bobb

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (previously Zaire) is at Africa's middle, either geographically and economically. The territory that's Congo comprises the inhabitants and the assets to be one of many continents richest international locations. besides the fact that, its political heritage has restricted the big power. In 1997, Mobutu Sese Seko, the longtime dictator of Zaire was once thrown out of strength. His successor Laurent Kabila has replaced the identify of the rustic, back to the pre-Mobutu flag, and customarily tried to erase the thirty years of Mobutu rule. even if, his rule has been challenged through ethnic unrest within the east and an offensive through rebels who accuse him of an identical faults as his predecessor. The historical past of Congo/Zaire is at a crossroads. F. Scott Bobb has taken this ancient second as a chance to appear again at 30 years of Mobutu rule, approximately forty years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, or even prior kingdoms and teams that shared the territory. The care and energy which drove the production of the sooner variation were maintained during this revision. The Dictionary encompasses a worthwhile advent by means of the writer, and is by means of an in depth bibliography. The textual content contains invaluable visuals together with six tables, numerous maps and chronologies. reports of the old Dictionary of Zaire through F. Scott Bobb: "...recommended because the in simple terms paintings of its variety in English approximately Zaire." --CHOICE "As a resource of knowledge of the 1st example, this dictionary belongs to each public and educational library." --ARBA

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Historical and Philosophical Roots of Perception by Edward C. Carterette

By Edward C. Carterette

Guide of notion, quantity I: old and Philosophical Roots of belief goals to compile crucial facets of the very huge, varied, and greatly scattered literature on human notion and to offer a précis of the kingdom of information in each quarter of perception.
This quantity bargains with the basics of perceptual structures. The publication starts off with a few philosophical difficulties of belief, of experience adventure, of epistemology, and a few questions about the philosophy of brain. It additionally considers the perceptual constitution, organization, cognizance, cognition and data, cognizance and motion. There also are chapters emphasizing numerous modern perspectives of perception.
Psychologists, biologists, and people drawn to the examine of human belief will discover a booklet an outstanding reference fabric.

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The Significance of Beauty: Kant on Feeling and the System by Patricia M. Matthews (auth.)

By Patricia M. Matthews (auth.)

In the Critique of Judgment, Kant argues that feeling is a part of the approach of the brain. Judgments of flavor in response to feeling are a special form of judgment, and the sensation that's their beginning types an autonomous 3rd energy of the brain. Feeling has a unique function inside the program in that it additionally offers a transition among the opposite powers of the brain, cognition and wish.
Matthews argues that feeling, our event of attractiveness, offers a transition since it orients people in a smart global. Judgments of style aid conquer the problems that come up whilst rational cognitive and ethical ends needs to be pursued in a wise global. Matthews demonstrates how feeling, disassociated from rational actions in Kant's previous works, is now significant in achieving rational ends and figuring out people as unified rational beings.
Audience: This e-book will be of curiosity to analyze libraries and college libraries, philosophers, historians and aestheticians.

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Fort Douglas by Images of America

By Images of America

On October 26, 1862, Col. Edward P. Connor and the third California Volunteers manage Camp Douglas for the aim of defending the overland mail and telegraph routes among Nevada and Wyoming. This begun an extended background of a U.S. army presence within the Salt Lake Valley Mormon neighborhood. even if the camp closed on October 26, 1991, the U.S. army nonetheless has a presence this day at the east bench of Salt Lake urban often called citadel Douglas. the bottom because it used to be in the course of its heyday of the thirty eighth Infantry is long past, however the parade floor and Gothic sandstone houses of officials Circle, shaded by way of bushes planted in the past, nonetheless stay at citadel Douglas.

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Frontiersman: Daniel Boone and the Making of America by Meredith Mason Brown

By Meredith Mason Brown

The identify Daniel Boone inspires similar to an illiterate, coonskin cap-wearing patriot who settled Kentucky and killed numerous Indians. The shortage of surviving autobiographical fabric has allowed tellers of his tale to style a Boone in their personal liking, and his fantasy has advanced in numerous tales, biographies, novels, poems, and work. during this welcome ebook, Meredith Mason Brown separates the genuine Daniel Boone from the numerous fables that encompass him, revealing a guy way more complex-and way more interesting-than his legend. Brown lines Boone's existence from his Pennsylvania formative years to his reports within the defense force and his upward push as an unexcelled woodsman, explorer, and backcountry chief. within the approach, we meet the real Boone: he did not put on coonskin caps; he learn and wrote higher than many frontiersmen; he used to be now not the 1st to settle Kentucky; he took no excitement in killing Indians. immediately a loner and a pace-setter, a Quaker who turned a talented frontier fighter, Boone is a research in contradictions. dedicated to his spouse and youngsters, he however launched into lengthy hunts which can continue him from domestic for 2 years or extra. A captain in colonial Virginia's military, Boone later fought opposed to the British and their Indian allies within the innovative warfare ahead of he moved to Missouri whilst it used to be nonetheless Spanish territory and have become a Spanish civil servant. Boone did certainly kill Indians through the bloody struggling with for Kentucky, yet he additionally revered Indians, turned the followed son of a Shawnee leader, and shaped lasting friendships with many Shawnees who as soon as held him captive.During Boone's lifetime (1734-1820), the USA developed from a gaggle of colonies with fewer than 1000000 population clustered alongside the Atlantic Coast to an self reliant kingdom of with regards to ten million attaining way past the Mississippi River. Frontiersman is the 1st biography to discover Boone's the most important function in that transformation. thousands of settlers entered Kentucky at the highway that Boone and his axemen blazed from the Cumberland hole to the Kentucky River. Boone's management within the protection of Boonesborough in the course of a sustained Indian assault in 1778 was once instrumental in fighting white settlers from fleeing Kentucky through the bloody years of the Revolution. And Boone's flow to Missouri in 1799 and his exploration up the Missouri River helped motivate a flood of settlers into that quarter. via his colourful chronicle of Boone's studies, Brown paints a wealthy portrayal of colonial and progressive the USA, the kinfolk among whites and Indians, the outlet and settling of the previous West, and the delivery of the yankee nationwide identification. Supported with copious maps, illustrations, endnotes, and a close chronology of Boone's lifestyles, Frontiersman presents a clean and exact rendering of a guy most folk understand in simple terms as a folks hero-and of the country that has mythologized him for over centuries.

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