By Mary Powell
Mary Powell weaves the separate tales of those humans very important to Rose right into a poignant and infrequently funny story of “the solid existence” and “the strong death.”
Preparing for the inevitable, Rose sells all her inventory to fund her final event; she modifies her will to depart Jesse cash to complete clinical university and to offer her condo and its necessary antiques to the captain. The captain persuades Rose that they could construct the main interesting nightclub and eating place that Galveston has noticeable in a long time. within the approach, his unsavory prior involves light.
For the subject of her new membership, Mason Rouge, Rose researches the historical past of Galveston and the lifetime of Jean Lafitte, the pirate who first validated Galveston as a middle for smuggling. Maison Rouge, Rose’s final experience, is a loving tribute to the Galveston of the prior in addition to the future.
Powell’s wealthy descriptions of island existence, the sometimes-raging climate, and the island’s uniquely lively previous vividly deliver Galveston to lifestyles as a personality all its own.
By Deborah W. Rooke
This number of essays, the lawsuits of a world convention held at King's collage London in 2008, explores matters within the development of gender that seem within the Hebrew Bible either when it comes to priesthood itself and in literature with a priestly world-view (the P resource, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, Ezekiel). subject matters coated contain woman spiritual functionaries and their absence from the Hebrew Bible, masculinity and femininity as obvious during the lens of priestly purity laws, priestly genealogies as an expression of Jacques Derrida's 'archive fever', the definition of masculinity that's evidenced via clergymen' garments, and the marginalization of girls in priestly ideologies of nationality and kinship. this can be the second one quantity within the sub-series King's collage London experiences within the Bible and Gender. the 1st used to be a question of intercourse: Gender and distinction within the Hebrew Bible and past (2007).
By Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is again during this exciting new page-turner from the perennially enjoyable ny Times-bestselling writer. Stone Barrington is again in big apple, and after a slightly harrowing sojourn in Key West, he is seeking to remain in the direction of domestic and paintings on a few easy divorce and custody circumstances for Woodman & Weld. but if he crosses paths with a fetching Broadway actress-and someday lip version- Stone will get a bit extra deeply concerned with enterprise than he'd anticipated. while his new woman love seems to be a girl with a shady earlier, Stone and downtown cop Dino Bacchetti notice that her attractiveness could have an strangely excessive expense. . . .
By Dean A. Kowalski
A lighthearted meditation at the philosophical quandaries of the hit tv exhibit the massive Bang TheoryEver ask yourself what Aristotle may possibly say in regards to the existence Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes may applaud the roommate contract? Who Immanuel Kant may deal with with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs?" And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton is actually evil? after all you've gotten. Bazinga!This booklet mines the deep contemplating a few of history's such a lot powerful philosophical minds to discover your such a lot urgent questions on the large Bang thought and its nerdy genius characters. it's possible you'll locate different philosophy books on technology and cosmology, yet in basic terms this one refers to Darth Vader Force-chokes, cloning Leonard Nimoy, and oompa-loompa-like engineers. Fo-shizzle.Gives you irresistibly geek-worthy insights in your favourite substantial Bang conception characters, tale strains, and ideasExamines vital subject matters related to ethics and advantage, technological know-how, semiotics, faith, and the human conditionBrings the contemplating the various world's maximum philosophers to undergo at the mammoth Bang idea, from Aristotle and Plato to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Simone de Beauvoir, and moreEssential interpreting for each monstrous Bang conception fan, this ebook explores no matter if comic-book-wielding geeks can lead the great lifestyles, and whether or not they can understand sufficient technology to "tear the masks off nature and stare on the face of God."
By Mitchell Pacelle
During this fast moving e-book, named one of many "Top Ten of 2001" by means of BusinessWeek, Mitchell Pacelle tells the gripping tale of the ten-year fight for keep watch over of America’s most famed skyscraper–a story of greed and duplicity that fed on, and approximately destroyed, the various genuine property world’s such a lot arguable tycoons. "Makes for scrumptious reading...it is a grand human comedy, and Mitchell Pacelle has a superb time with it." –The Washington put up "Who’d have idea that genuine property dealings might learn like a gossipy novel of intrigue?" –Entertainment Weekly "Features criminal wrangling, political posturing, relatives feuds, monetary excessive jinks, and misplaced fortunes...a finely wrought narrative that embodies the style–and the hysteria–of long island actual estate." –USA this day "Bluster, temperamental outbursts, one-line putdowns and never-ending deviousness, all meticulously recorded by way of Mr. Pacelle." –The Economist "Great enterprise writing or even better gossip ...reads like a go among movie noir and a Harold Robbins novel." –Publishers Weekly
By Wood, Ian Wood, Eleanor Wood, Graham Loud
A suite of essays, in honour of John Taylor, which displays his pursuits in, between different issues, the Church's position in medieval historiography.
By David Feldman
In collecting the main interesting questions requested approximately activities and leisure right into a convenient Gem layout, popular culture guru David Feldman demystifies those and lots more and plenty extra in Imponderables®: enjoyable and video games . supplying you with info you cannot locate in encyclopedias, dictionaries, or almanacs, enjoyable and video games is a enjoyable examine the little issues that make existence so fascinating.
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By Themistius & Robert B. Todd
Physics ebook four is one among Aristotle's best works, discussing position, time and vacuum. Themistius used to be a fourth-century advert orator and essayist, not just a thinker, and he notion that purely paraphrases of Aristotle have been wanted, simply because there have been already such accomplished commentaries. still, his paraphrastic commentaries are choked with leading edge remark. based on Aristotle, there isn't any such factor as third-dimensional area. A thing's exactly-fitting position is a floor, the internal floor of its fast atmosphere. One challenge that this created used to be that the outermost stars, in Aristotle's view, haven't any atmosphere, and so no position. Themistius means that we'd imagine rather than the neighbouring our bodies which they encompass as supplying their position. Aristotle observed time as anything countable, and concluded that it relies for its lifestyles on that of wide awake beings to do the counting. Themistius is within the minority between commentators in disagreeing. Themistius consents with Aristotle in denying the lifestyles of vacuum. we won't imagine house previously empty of physique penetrates all the way through a physique inserted into it. If one extension may possibly penetrate one other, says Themistius, a physique may perhaps penetrate a physique, simply because our bodies occupy locations exclusively in advantage of being prolonged