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The great and holy war - how World War I became a religious crusade by Jenkins, Philip, 1952-

The great and holy war - how World War I became a religious crusade

This work offers the first look at how religion created and prolonged the First World War. At the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, the author, a historian reveals the powerful religious dimensions of this modern-day crusade, a period that marked a traumatic crisis for Western civilization, with effects that echoed throughout the rest of the twentieth century. The war was fought by the world's leading Christian nations, who presented the conflict as a holy war. Thanks to the

Jul 23, 2014
A great and glorious adventure - a history of the Hundred Years War and the birth of Renaissance England by Corrigan, Gordon, author.

A great and glorious adventure - a history of the Hundred Years War and the birth of Renaissance England

In this succinct history of a conflict that raged for over a century, Gordon Corrigan reveals the horrors of battle and the machinations of power that have shaped a millennium of Anglo-French relationships.

Jul 23, 2014
Flight 232 - a story of disaster and survival by Gonzales, Laurence, 1947-

Flight 232 - a story of disaster and survival

As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed onto the runway and burst into a vast fireball. The rescuers didn't move at first: nobody could possibly survive that crash. And then people began emerging from the summer corn that lined the runways. Miraculously, 184 of 296 passengers lived. No one has ever attempted the complete reconstruction of a crash of this magnitude. Drawing on int

Jul 23, 2014
Dancing on the head of a pen - the practice of a writing life by Benson, R. (Robert), 1952-

Dancing on the head of a pen - the practice of a writing life

"Inspiring insights on effective, artful writing from a beloved author, whose insights will resonate with writers, artists, musicians, craftspersons, and anyone drawn to creative pursuits"--

Jul 23, 2014
The Greek yogurt diet - the fresh new way to lose weight naturally by Brielyn, Jo.

The Greek yogurt diet - the fresh new way to lose weight naturally

"Lose Weight Safely And Naturally With The Greek Yogurt Diet High in densely-packed protein, calcium, and other healthful nutrients, and low in carbohydrates and calories, Greek yogurt is the diet food of this generation. Greek yogurt packs twice the nutritional benefit of regular yogurt. The Greek Yogurt Diet lets you take full advantage of this powerful weight-loss food and shows you how to combine Greek yogurt with delicious, all-natural recipes...it's like having dessert with every meal and

Jul 23, 2014
Gratitude and trust - six affirmations that will change your life by Williams, Paul, 1940-

Gratitude and trust - six affirmations that will change your life

" Paul Williams is an alcoholic. Tracey Jackson is not. But together, these two close friends have written Gratitude and Trust, a book designed to apply the principles of the recovery movement to the countless people who are not addicts but nevertheless need effective help with their difficulties and pain. Williams, the award-winning songwriter, actor, and performer, has embraced a traditional alcoholism recovery plan for more than two decades of sobriety. Jackson, a well-known TV and film w

Jul 23, 2014
Good morning, Mr. Mandela by La Grange, Zelda, author.

Good morning, Mr. Mandela

A memoir by Nelson Mandela's trusted assistant for almost twenty years tells the story of how a young woman's life, beliefs, prejudices--everything she once believed--were transformed by the man she had been taught was the enemy.

Jul 23, 2014
God's smuggler by Andrew, Brother.

God's smuggler

Jul 23, 2014
Glow - the autobiography of Rick James by James, Rick, 1948-2004, author.

Glow - the autobiography of Rick James

"Best known for his song "Super Freak," hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz in this posthumously published, wildly entertaining, and profound expression of a rock star's life and soul. He was the nephew of Temptations singer Melvin Franklin; a boy who watched and listened, mesmerized from underneath cocktail tables at the shows of Etta James and Miles Davis. He was a

Jul 23, 2014
Fabulous feathers & fillers - design & machine quilting techniques by Nickels, Sue, author.

Fabulous feathers & fillers - design & machine quilting techniques

Jul 23, 2014
Enchanted objects - design, human desire, and the Internet of things by Rose, David, author.

Enchanted objects - design, human desire, and the Internet of things

We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development: the Internet of Things. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and learn to think on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices--which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace--Enchanted Objects. Some believe the future will look like more of t

Jul 23, 2014
The Emperor far away - travels at the edge of China by Eimer, David, author.

The Emperor far away - travels at the edge of China

Jul 23, 2014
Elephant Company - the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II by Croke, Vicki.

Elephant Company - the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II

"At the onset of World War II, [Billy] Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own 'Hannibal Trek,' [becoming] a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them"--

Jul 23, 2014
Drift by Bergvall, Caroline.

Drift

Caroline Bergvall's Drift retraces the language and maritime imagination of early medieval North Atlantic travels from the sagas to quest poems to today's sea migrancies. Its centerpiece is the song cycle, "Drift," which takes the anonymous 10th century Anglo-Saxon quest poem The Seafarer as its inspiration. Both ancient and contemporary tales of travel and exile shadow the plight and losses of wanderers across the waters in this haunting new book.

Jul 23, 2014
Digestive intelligence - a holistic view of your second brain by Matveikova, Irina, author.

Digestive intelligence - a holistic view of your second brain

Jul 23, 2014
Dad's guide to pregnancy for dummies by Miller, Matthew M. F, author.

Dad's guide to pregnancy for dummies

Jul 23, 2014
Expressive writing - words that heal by Pennebaker, James W.

Expressive writing - words that heal

Jul 23, 2014
The eye - a very short introduction by Land, Michael F.

The eye - a very short introduction

The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution, evolving up to 40 times in different parts of the animal kingdom. For humans, vision is the most important sense, and much of our brains are used to process visual information.

Jul 23, 2014
Eye to Eye by Maier, Vivian (PHT)/ Cahan, Richard/ Williams, Michael

Eye to Eye

Jul 23, 2014
Folds in fashion - the art of pleating in clothing design and construction by Prieto, Rosa García, author.

Folds in fashion - the art of pleating in clothing design and construction

Jul 23, 2014