What is it to be 'hale and hearty'? Can we be hale and hearty throughout our lives? This book examines this state of mind and gives some hints about how to achieve it and keep it. It is about being 'hale and hearty' in the sense of being at one with ourselves and world. We aim to achieve a wholeness within us that emanates good health and heartiness. By looking at ourselves as a whole and at humanity as a whole we can find the best way forward. The aim is to achieve integrity and inner strength by constantly interacting with all the knowledge and experience that our lives have to offer. The eight exercises outlined in this book can be helpful in that regard. These mental exercises offer different viewpoints that broaden the mind and focus it on the important things about life and living. The resultant holistic view is an antidote to the overspecialisation of science on the one hand and the unworldliness of religion on the other hand.
Author: Michael Norman
Release Date: 2007-09-18
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Haunted America takes you on a grand tour of ghostly hauntings through the U.S. and Canada, sweeping from terrifying battle-field specters at Little Bighorn to a vaudeville palace in Tampa, from ghostly apparitions in President Garfield's home in Ohio to the White House in Washington, DC. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: John Fox Jr.
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release Date: 2010-09-29
John Fox Jr. published this great romantic novel of the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky and Virginia in 1908, and the book quickly became one of America's favorites. It has all the elements of a good romance -- a superior but natural heroine, a hero who is an agent of progress and enlightenment, a group of supposedly benighted mountaineers to be drawn into the flow of mainstream American culture, a generous dose of social and class struggle, and a setting among the misty coves and cliffs of the blue Cumberlands. Reprinted with a foreword by John Ed Pearce, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine has all the excitement and poignance that caught and held readers' interest when the book first appeared.
Tongues are wagging in this charming novel of English village life. “If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to Mitford, you’ll relish a visit to Thrush Green” (Jan Karon, #1 New York Times–bestselling author). Gossip from Thrush Green returns readers to the delightful English village, neighbor to Fairacre, for a golden summer. But this sleepy, pristine setting conceals a flurry of activity amongst the villagers. Rumor has it that Mr. Venables is considering retirement just as the village’s teacher is about to make an important decision. Molly Curdle prepares for a new baby. The kindly vicar, Charles Henstock, works on his sermon—quite unaware of the disaster that will overtake him. However, there is never any doubt that all will end well in this very English village. “There is a special kind of English writer who writes deceptively simple evocations of English rural life. . . . It is not earth-shattering, but it reveals the fragility of even the most ordinary lives, the courage and stoicism with which people respond to adversity, their generosity in friendship and their gratitude for small pleasures.” —The Washington Post “Bid a joyful welcome to old friends and new . . . in their beloved . . . Thrush Green, the happy world to which Miss Read introduced us so many years ago.” —Publishers Weekly
Home is where the love is. Especially at Christmas! Commander Jonas Scott got through a tough deployment by thinking about his family home on Whidbey Island. The same home his deceased stepmother, Dottie, had promised him. His Navy homecoming turns sour when he discovers that Dottie left his house to a stranger named Serena Delgado…. Serena, an Army widow with a young son, is fixing up her house. But as Christmas approaches and she gets to know Jonas, Dottie's plan becomes clear. It wasn't about fixing up the house, it was about fixing up Serena and Jonas!
Author: Hermann Böhnhardt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2003-04-30
Comet Hale-Bopp defines a milestone event for cometary science: it is the first "really big" comet observed with modern equipment on the ground and from space and due to that; it is considered the new reference object in cometary sciences. At the beginning of a new era in spacecraft exploration of comets and five years after Hale-Bopp's perihelion passage these proceedings of invited and contributed papers for IAU Colloquium 186 "Cometary Science after Hale-Bopp" review the state-of-the-art knowledge on comets, the icy, dusty and most primordial left-overs of the formation disk of our own solar system. This is the first volume with invited review papers. A second volume with contributed papers is published in ISBN 1-4020-0978-X.
In 1776, the fledgling army of the newly-created United States was greatly outnumbered, outequipped, and outskilled. But what they had that the stronger British army lacked was spirit-a spirit of independence. Seeking critical information about the enemy, General George Washington called for a volunteer for a secret mission behind the British lines. Nathan Hale, a young schoolmaster from Connecticut, quickly and bravely offered his services. Follow his adventures in this fast-moving, fact-based novel!
Author: Mike Morra
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2013-07
This book is about evil. To assume that all heinous crime is committed by the mentally ill is a 20th century myth, not unlike the Medieval myth that alleged that sin causes physical disease. Most all heinous crime, as in the Tucson massacre, the Islamic bombings, and the urban murder rate, are caused by the "evil possessed," not the emotionally unstable. In the Biblical account, Mark 5:1-20, Jesus handled the issue of the "evil possessed," as compared and contrasted to the mentally ill. During the first half of the 20th century, 100 million, innocent men, women, and children were executed, slaughtered, and murdered en masse, by the godless leaderships of Euro/Asia. These dictators were atheists, not mentally deranged. By choice, they became obsessed with the forcefield of socio/political wickedness. Accordingly, the 21st century state of mind finds itself dealing with the immorality of the "lunacy of evil" as a spiritual reality, not rationalizing it away with 20th century's psychobabble of alleged, societal injustice.
Author: Harry Turtledove
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2007-04-01
In April 1864, the Union garrison at Fort Pillow was comprised of almost six hundred troops, about half of them black. The Confederacy, incensed by what it saw as a crime against nature, sent its fiercest cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest, to attack the fort with about 1,500 men. The Confederates overran the fort and drove the Federals into a deadly crossfire. Only sixty-two of the U.S. colored troops survived the fight unwounded. Many accused the Confederates of massacring the black troops after the fort fell and fighting should have ceased. The "Fort Pillow Massacre" became a Union rallying cry and cemented resolve to see the war through to its conclusion. Harry Turtledove has written a dramatic recreation of an astounding battle, telling a bloody story of courage and hope, freedom and hatred. With brilliant characterization of all the main figures, this is a novel that reminds us that Fort Pillow was more than a battle---it was a clash of ideas between men fighting to define what being an American ought to mean.