Flames of Rebellion

Flames of Rebellion Author Jay Allan
ISBN-10 9780062566836
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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A group of rebels fighting for independence sows the seeds of revolution across the galaxy in this blockbuster military sci-fi adventure from the author of the Crimson Worlds and Far Stars series. The planet Haven slides closer to revolution against its parent nation, Federal America. Everett Wells, the fair-minded planetary governor, has tried to create a peaceful resolution, but his failure has caused the government to send Asha Stanton, a ruthless federal operative, to quell the insurgency. Wells quickly realizes that Stanton has the true power . . . and two battalions of government security troops—specifically trained to put down unrest—under her control. Unlike Wells, Stanton is prepared to resort to extreme methods to break the back of the gathering rebellion, including unleashing Colonel Robert Semmes, the psychopathic commander of her soldiers, on the Havenites. But the people of Haven have their own ideas. They are not the beaten-down masses of Earth, but men and women with the courage and fortitude to tame a new world. Damian Ward is such a resident of Haven, a retired veteran and decorated war hero, who has watched events on his adopted world with growing apprehension. He sympathizes with the revolutionaries, his friends and neighbors, but he is loath to rebel against the flag he fought to defend. That is, until Stanton’s reign of terror intrudes into his life—and threatens those he knows and loves. Then he does what he must, rallying Haven’s other veterans and leading them to the aid of the revolutionaries. Yet the battle-scarred warrior knows that even if Haven’s freedom fighters defeat the federalists, the rebellion is far from over . . . it’s only just begun.

Flames of Rebellion

Flames of Rebellion Author Warwick O'Neill
ISBN-10 0994286198
Year 2016-03-09
Pages 346
Language en
Publisher
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On his release from gaol, all Patrick Flanagan wanted was a good woman, a family and a peaceful life. Then he heard the call that reverberated around the world. Gold! Leaving Moreton Bay behind, he jumps aboard The Cumberland to work for his passage to the goldfields. On the voyage he befriends Fergus, an old sailor at the crossroads of new technology. Together the pair jump ship in Melbourne and head towards the Ballarat Goldfields to make their fortune. But, their dreams of easy riches are soon shattered as they not only battle the elements and the elusive nature of the gold, but also corrupt administrators and brutal law enforcement officers of the Colony, including an old acquaintance of Patrick's. As the group struggle to make a living from the unforgiving earth, events move inexorably towards a fateful collision between the authorities and goldminers, testing the loyalties of the group and finding Patrick on the frontline facing Government forces as they emerge from the early morning mist.

Flames of Love

Flames of Love Author Heath Bradley
ISBN-10 9781620320488
Year 2012-11-29
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Is hell for real, or will all be saved? What if both are true? It is tempting to settle either for the liberal option of downplaying the judgment of God, or for the conservative option of letting dominant church tradition trump fresh understandings of Scripture. Not settling for either of these popular options, this book offers a clear and compelling response to the question of what hell could be for in a universe created and redeemed by a loving God. The book seeks to articulate a distinctively Christian universalism that highlights the centrality of Christ, coheres with the Scriptures and early church tradition, affirms the reality of divine judgment, and offers motivational grounds for evangelism and holy living. Ultimately, this work is about the Christian struggle to envision the life of the world to come in a way that is faithful to the God in whom love and holiness are forever united.

Navigator

Navigator Author Stephen Baxter
ISBN-10 044101559X
Year 2008
Pages 323
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A mysterious prophecy continues to transform the face of Europe as two great religions--Christianity and Islam--battle for supremacy across Spain, agents from the future use horrific weapons of destruction to change history, and, in 1492, a bold explorer seeks funding for his western expedition, while an enigmatic Weaver plots to change time itself to stop him.

The Class of 1861

The Class of 1861 Author Ralph Kirshner
ISBN-10 9780809328505
Year 2008-03-06
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher SIU Press
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Ralph Kirshner has provided a richly illustrated forum to enable the West Point class of 1861 to write its own autobiography. Through letters, journals, and published accounts, George Armstrong Custer, Adelbert Ames, and their classmates tell in their own words of their Civil War battles and of their varied careers after the war. Two classes graduated from West Point in 1861 because of Lincoln's need of lieutenants: forty-five cadets in Ames's class in May and thirty-four in Custer's class in June. The cadets range from Henry Algernon du Pont, first in the class of May, whose ancestral home is now Winterthur Garden, to Custer, last in the class of June. “Only thirty-four graduated,” remarked Custer, “and of these thirty-three graduated above me.” West Point's mathematics professor and librarian Oliver Otis Howard, after whom Howard University is named, is also portrayed. Other famous names from the class of 1861 are John Pelham, Emory Upton, Thomas L. Rosser, John Herbert Kelly (the youngest general in the Confederacy when appointed), Patrick O'Rorke (head of the class of June), Alonzo Cushing, Peter Hains, Edmund Kirby, John Adair (the only deserter in the class), and Judson Kilpatrick (great-grandfather of Gloria Vanderbilt). They describe West Point before the Civil War, the war years, including the Vicksburg campaign and the battle of Gettysburg, the courage and character of classmates, and the ending of the war. Kirshner also highlights postwar lives, including Custer at Little Bighorn; Custer's rebel friend Rosser; John Whitney Barlow, who explored Yellowstone; du Pont, senator and author; Kilpatrick, playwright and diplomat; Orville E. Babcock, Grant's secretary until his indictment in the "Whiskey Ring"; Pierce M. B. Young, a Confederate general who became a diplomat; Hains, the only member of the class to serve on active duty in World War I; and Upton, "the class genius." The Class of 1861, which features eighty-three photographs, includes a foreword by George Plimpton, editor of theParis Review and great-grandson of General Adelbert Ames.

Flames of Panama

Flames of Panama Author Andrew Parkin
ISBN-10 9781905237791
Year 2007-03-01
Pages 237
Language en
Publisher Troubador Publishing Ltd
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The tiny state of Panama is the focal interest of powerful nations. Pedro Prestan is a young black man resistant to these powerful interests. His unique, heroic and tragic stand has been erased or distorted by the victors. Pedro Prestan in his lifetime - and after his death - had calumnies heaped upon him. This work tells his legendary story.

The Counter Revolution of 1776

The Counter Revolution of 1776 Author Gerald Horne
ISBN-10 9781479806898
Year 2016-09-01
Pages 363
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then living in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with the British. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne shows that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt. Prior to 1776, anti-slavery sentiments were deepening throughout Britain and in the Caribbean, rebellious Africans were in revolt. For European colonists in America, the major threat to their security was a foreign invasion combined with an insurrection of the enslaved. It was a real and threatening possibility that London would impose abolition throughout the colonies—a possibility the founding fathers feared would bring slave rebellions to their shores. To forestall it, they went to war. The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their right to enslave others. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 brings us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States.

The World in Flames

The World in Flames Author Jerald Walker
ISBN-10 9780807027509
Year 2016-09
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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A memoir of growing up with blind, African-American parents in a segregated cult preaching the imminent end of the world When The World in Flames begins, in 1970, Jerry Walker is six years old. His consciousness revolves around being a member of a church whose beliefs he finds not only confusing but terrifying. Composed of a hodgepodge of requirements and restrictions (including a prohibition against doctors and hospitals), the underpinning tenet of Herbert W. Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God was that its members were divinely chosen and all others would soon perish in rivers of flames. The substantial membership was ruled by fear, intimidation, and threats. Anyone who dared leave the church would endure hardship for the remainder of this life and eternal suffering in the next. The next life, according to Armstrong, would arrive in 1975, three years after the start of the Great Tribulation. Jerry would be eleven years old. Jerry's parents were particularly vulnerable to the promise of relief from the world's hardships. When they joined the church, in 1960, they were living in a two-room apartment in a dangerous Chicago housing project with the first four of their seven children, and, most significantly, they both were blind, having lost their sight to childhood accidents. They took comfort in the belief that they had been chosen for a special afterlife, even if it meant following a religion with a white supremacist ideology and dutifully sending tithes to Armstrong, whose church boasted more than 100,000 members and more than $80 million in annual revenues at its height. When the prophecy of the 1972 Great Tribulation does not materialize, Jerry is considerably less disappointed than relieved. When the 1975 end-time prophecy also fails, he finally begins to question his faith and imagine the possibility of choosing a destiny of his own.

Dangerous Desires Hearts of Rebellion Series Book 3

Dangerous Desires  Hearts of Rebellion Series  Book 3 Author Louise Clark
ISBN-10 9781614177753
Year 2015-07-10
Pages 375
Language en
Publisher ePublishing Works!
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Indebted to Nicholas Prescott, Earl of Wroxton, for her very survival, young Stephanie de la Riviere is miserable, homesick and determined to do whatever it takes--from selling the family jewels to masquerading as a highwayman--to again see her beloved father, an aristocrat caught up in the dangerous French Revolution. Nicholas is determined to prevent the exasperated Stephanie from putting herself in harm's way. But keeping the beautiful brunette out of outrageous scenarios isn't why Nicholas remains awake at night. It's his own desire to match his ward's fiery spirit to his burning passion that won't let him rest. REVIEWS "...an action packed journey with an exciting pair of lovers... all the history without losing focus on the romance." ~Romantic Times "Nicholas is one of a kind. He will sweep you off your feet." ~Affaire de Coeur HEARTS OF REBELLION SERIES, in order: Pretender's Game Lover's Knot Dangerous Desires

Deathstalker War

Deathstalker War Author Simon R. Green
ISBN-10 9781625671820
Year 2016-05-16
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Owen Deathstalker doesn’t trust anyone, even his companions...especially his companions. But for the diplomatic mission to Mistworld, he’ll have to try. Representing the Golgotha underground, Owen hopes to bring the planet into the rebellion--their powerful psychic “espers” would be an invaluable asset. But that’s not Owen’s only reason for visiting Mistworld. In fact, everyone aboard the Sunstrider II has a secret agenda. While Owen looks for an information-gathering network that his father set up, all-too-perfect Jack Random seeks out former allies, volatile esper Jenny Psycho searches for information about her power, and ex-pirate Hazel d’Ark pursues an old vice. Of course, success won’t be easy and there’s little time to spare. The Empire’s recent esper attack already left Mistworld physically and politically exposed. Playing host to the leaders of the rebellion only makes the planet a juicier target and this time, the Empress will deploy her most ruthless weapon to crush Owen Deathstalker and the uprising, once and for all. Deathstalker: War is the third book in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green’s beloved space opera series.

The Art of Rebellion

The Art of Rebellion Author Brenda Joyce Leahy
ISBN-10 0994839987
Year 2016-06
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Art is Gabrielle's passion, but her parents have other plans for her future-marriage to a man three times her age who holds nothing but disdain for art. Gabrielle is determined to escape life as the baron's trophy wife and the confinement of traditional roles. She flees her privileged home in the French countryside for Paris and the grandmother who understands her passion. When she cannot locate her grandmother, Gabrielle is left on her own in the City of Lights. The art world of Paris, 1900, brims with excitement, opportunity, and risk. Should Gabrielle trust her new friends, or will they take advantage of her hopes and dreams? Brenda Joyce Leahy loves books, dogs, family, friendship, tea, golf, hiking, skiing, long walks, writing and Paris-not necessarily in that order. She lives with her family near the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta.

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See Author Anthony Doerr
ISBN-10 9781501173219
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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"From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work"--

Fashion is Freedom

Fashion is Freedom Author Tala Raassi
ISBN-10 9781910536803
Year 2016-09-08
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
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An inspiring true story of how courage, a dream, and some needle and thread can change a life forever...