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A Gift Upon the Shore

By M.K. Wren
  • Book ID : 1626811008
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Pages : 384
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 316
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“A poignant expression of the durability, grace, and potential of the human spirit” set in a post-nuclear dystopia where words are worth killing for (Jean M. Auel, author of the Earth’s Children series). By the late twenty-first century, civilization has nearly been destroyed by overpopulation, economic chaos, horrific disease, and a global war that brought a devastating nuclear winter. On the Oregon coast, two women—writer Mary Hope and painter Rachel Morrow—embark on an audacious project to help save future generations: the preservation of books, both their own and any they can find at nearby abandoned houses. For years, they labor in solitude. Then they encounter a young man who comes from a group of survivors in the South. They call their community the Ark. Rachel and Mary see the possibility of civilization rising again. But they realize with trepidation that the Arkites believe in only one book—the Judeo-Christian bible—and regard all other books as blasphemous. And those who go against the word of God must be cleansed from the Earth . . . In this “thought-provoking” novel of humanity, hope, and horror, M.K. Wren displays “her passionate concern with what gives life meaning (Library Journal).

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  • File Pdf: on-the-shores-of-the-great-sea.pdf

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It is strange to think of a very old world, when men knew nothing of the great salt sea that washed their shores, and nothing of the wonderful lands, that lay beyond. Each day the sun rose and set as it does to-day, but they did not know the reason why: the rivers flowed through the land, but they did not know whence they came, or whither they went. These men of old, knew one great fact. They knew that they must live in a land, where there was plenty of water. How else could their sheep and oxen stay their thirst? how else should they and their children get food and drink? and how should the grain grow to save the land from famine? So wherever a man settled down with his family in the old days, he chose some place near a river or spring. Perhaps others would wander over the land till they came to the same river, and there they would settle too, until there would be quite a little colony of families all attracted to the same spot by the fact that fresh, clean water, was flowing through the land. And so it was that, long ago, the old stories tell us of a group of men, women, and children, who came and settled around a great river, called the Euphrates, away in the far East. It was one of the four rivers that watered the garden of Eden—a very beautiful and fertile spot. This little group of settlers—known as the Chaldeans—grew corn in their rich country and became very prosperous, while other men were wandering about the trackless land with no fixed abode or calling...

In Darkest Africa (Vol. 1&2)

By Henry M. Stanley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 830
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 160
  • File Pdf: in-darkest-africa.pdf

Book Summary:

In October 1888, the Welsh-American explorer Henry Stanley started his African expedition to rescue the colonial governor Emin Pasha, whose colony in Eastern Sudan was burning with a revolt. Stanley's expedition was tired, and in search of food, he sent a couple of his team members to the closest village. They came back with a couple of locals, which sight was different from other African tribes. That was one of the first encounters with pigmees, an ancient African known from Homer's Illiad. The presented book is an accurate account of Stanley's travel into the depths of Africa and his discoveries.

The Viking Age

By Paul B. Du Chaillu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 924
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 763
  • File Pdf: the-viking-age.pdf

Book Summary:

The Viking Age in two volumes as a broad study of the early history, manners, and customs of the ancestors of the English-speaking nations. He labored for eight and a half years and carefully read hundreds of Sagas that describe the life of the people who inhabited the Scandinavian Peninsula from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages (including literary remains). This scholarly work demonstrates what is now generally recognized, the importance of the Norse, including Norway, Sweden, and Denmark to the cultural dimension and transformation of British Isles during the fifth to eleventh centuries_x000D_ _x000D_

Stories of the Old World

By Alfred John Church
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 263
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 785
  • File Pdf: stories-of-the-old-world.pdf

Book Summary:

"Stories of the Old World" by Alfred John Church. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Father and His Gift

By R.C.J. Stone
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Auckland University Press
  • Isbn : 1775581810
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 390
  • File Pdf: the-father-and-his-gift.pdf

Book Summary:

Few New Zealand biographies are so rich in social and personal detail. Written with the vivid touches of a novelist, The Father and his Gift completes the story of Sir John Logan Campbell, venerated in old age as the Father of Auckland, and presents a compelling portrait of Auckland. The final volume of Logan Campbell's life story traces his struggles not only to keep his businesses afloat but to preserve intact the One Tree Hill estate which he had determined to leave to the public of New Zealand. The number and intimacy of the papers left by Campbell have enabled Professor Stone to bring his subject to life in a portrait of a Victorian colonist unrivalled in its scope and depth.

The Open Window: Tales of the Months

By Mabel Osgood Wright
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 378
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 766
  • File Pdf: the-open-window.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Open Window: Tales of the Months" by Mabel Osgood Wright. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The End The Book

  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 144970977X
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 561
  • File Pdf: the-end-the-book.pdf

Book Summary:

Not a cloud in the blue Atlanta sky, Jeffrey Ross made his morning visit to the Dunwoody Starbucks, expecting this day to be like any other. It wouldn’t. Samarra Russell left her meeting at Emory Medical Center after receiving the strange call and wondered if it had anything to do with her immunology research at CDC. It was a secret, or was supposed to be. Going home as instructed, Samarra opened the box of Valentine candy on the kitchen counter and collapsed. Before losing her balance, Samarra recognized the small finger, severed and still wearing the tiny ring she gave him for his 7th birthday. Her precious son. She opened the note after regaining limited senses and read. If she didn’t want to receive young Thomas Russell’s head in a box, she would do as instructed. And she did.

The Odyssey

By Homer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn : 1509831274
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 525
  • File Pdf: the-odyssey.pdf

Book Summary:

Homer's great epic, The Odyssey, is perhaps Western literature's first adventure story, and certainly remains one of its finest. It describes King Odysseus of Ithaca's epic, ten-year quest to return home after the Trojan War. He encounters giants, sorceresses, sea-monsters and sirens, while his wife Penelope is forced to resist the suitors who besiege her on Ithaca. Both an enchanting fairy tale and a gripping drama, The Odyssey is immensely influential, not least for its rich complexity and the magnetism of its hero. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition uses a translation by T. E. Lawrence, now remembered as 'Lawrence of Arabia' and the author of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. First published in 1932, his translation took four years to complete and has been continuously in print ever since. It is recognized as the first translation to be both faithful to the original text and written in accessible language. This edition also features an afterword by Ben Shaw. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.