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Jeanne D'Arc: Her Life And Death By Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant... More > Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural".The daughter of Francis W. Wilson (c.1788–1858), a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant (c.1789–1854), she was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. As a girl, she constantly experimented with writing. In 1849 she had her first novel published: Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. This dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Oliphant< Less
Walden By Henry D. Thoreau
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CONTENTS: Economy--Where I Lived, and What I Lived For--Reading--Sounds--Solitude--Visitors--Beanfield-- Village--Ponds--Baker Farm--Higher Laws--Brute Neighbors--House-Warming--Former Inhabitants;... More > and Winter Visitors--Winter Animals--Pond in Winter--Spring--Conclusion. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS: Walden Pond--Thoreau’s Cove--Placid Waters--Site of Thoreau’s House--Pitch Pine by Shore of Walden--Unitarian Church--A Glimpse of Walden--Concord Battle Ground--Where Thoreau’s Cabin Stood-- Railroad at East End of Pond--Emerson’s Home--Cartpath Near Thoreau’s Hut--Children in Woods by Pond--Concord Business Centre--A Winter Road Near Thoreau’s Cabin--In Woods Near Fair-Haven Hill--Concord River in Winter--Stony Shore--Flint’s Pond--White Pond--Swampy Lowland--Baker Farm--Fair-Haven Pond--Brister’s Spring--River Meadows--Brister’s Hill and Walden Highway--Icy Trees--Goose Pond in Winter--Icebound Pond--Walden Pond on a Winter Morning--Among Pines Bordering Pond--River Near Nine Acre Corner--Concord.< Less
China Through Photographs: North and Northeast By Anne Reynolds
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This book exhibits hundreds of images from a trip-of-a-lifetime in China's North. The journey begins near Beijing, in Chengde, Pingyao, Datong and Qinhuangdao. It continues north-east to Shenyang,... More > the largest city of the Northeast, to beachside Dalian, and then several sites in the Dandong region - including the easternmost section of the Great Wall with panoramic views into North Korea and two stunning hikeable mountains. Finally, to Chiang Bai Shan (Ever White Mountain), topped by a beautiful crater lake and finally Russian-influenced Harbin, for the annual Ice and Snow Festival. Everything from architecture, scenery and tourist sites to food, people and shopping is displayed through hundreds of gorgeous photographs, captured on a basic point-and-shoot digital camera, just as you'd see them if you were walking around yourself - absolutely no editing, filters, special lenses. All photographs may be reproduced for any purposes, provided appropriate source referencing.< Less
Travelling Europe by Car By Loren Taft
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The images in this book are from my files of Europe slides totalling over 1500 and taken during my assignment with the U.S. Force 1970-1975. You might think they are perhaps outdated but in reality... More > while in our country structures of 50-75 years old are often due to be replaced, nearly all facilities in Europe are maybe hundreds or thousands of years old. During the time I was assigned on the continent the Iron Curtain was in existence, meaning I was not authorized to be any closer than 1/2 miles to the East German Border. Thus my family and I were limited in our touring of Europe to what then was Western Europe. By choice we travelled only in countries closer to home due to return travel time. In several instances we were treated like royalty and sometimes we were the first Americans to have visited a particular locale. Finally, I hope you enjoy viewing this book of scenes seen perhaps by a relative few travellers.< Less
The Adventures of a Greenman Series:(Part 2) Raw Travel Brazil By A Greenman
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'The Adventures of a Greenman' is a 15 part short story series, about the real life travel experiences of a modern day nomad called Adam, who wanders his way around the earth for a decade.... More > Collectively, the parts form the epic book:'I Travel Light: The Man Who Walked Out of the World'. In Raw Travel Brazil, Part 2 of the series, Adam sells everything he owns and sets off on the first of his great adventures, leaving a grey and dreary December UK, for the sunlit shores of Brazil. The nomad roams the country for 6 months. First he stays in a mountain community, before being offered a job to teach English near Sao Paulo, and then going on to a remote village on the east coast of Brazil, where he wanders bare, with little more than a machete, to gather materials with which to construct a tree house to stay in. When he returns to England, it is not long before he sets off again on another of his journeys, one of many during his decade of perpetual gap years, this time to France.This is a true story by A. Greenman< Less
The Adventures of a Greenman Series: (Part 3) Raw Travel France By A Greenman
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'The Adventures of a Greenman' is a 15 part short story series, about the real life travel experiences of a modern day nomad called Adam, who wanders his way around the earth for a decade.... More > Collectively, the parts form the epic: 'I Travel Light: The Man Who Walked Out of the World. Raw Travel France is Part 3 of the series. Adam hitch-hikes over to France, looking for work as a carpenter, before being intuitively led to a stunning farm in the mountainous south east. There he volunteers with the organisation W.W.O.O.F (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), learns how to make bread and find his way around other locations at the foothills to the Alps, helping to restore a chateau and staying in a teepee and a broken down camper van. After nearly five months of journeying, he returns to England for a very short spell, before another adventure appears before hims, as the wanderer finds his way to Spain (Part 4). A must read for all apprentice professional travellers of the earth and spirit, a true story.< Less
Travels with a One-Handed Cook By Jacqui Hynd
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Could you cook dinner with one hand tied behind your back? Thirteen years after surviving a near-fatal stroke, Jacqui Hynd invites you to share her comeback, emphasising her love of travel,... More > photography and especially cooking. Travels with a One-Handed Cook describes her stroke and the challenges of the first few years, whereby she could not talk, read, write, walk, or remember (short term memory gone), and was in a wheelchair for 3 years. The book also charts her move to the Spanish countryside with her husband to renovate a country property, and enjoy the challenge of living in a different land. This cookbook is a reason for living, as in to experience travel again, to cook new things! Being one-handed now, she’s made cooking easy and versatile, a delight for home cooks everywhere. Her travels before and after the stroke, has its influences in the recipes: dishes from South East Asia, and the Mediterranean countries including Morocco, all prepared by a one-handed cook, from her unique perspective.< Less
Shot With Crimson By George Barr McCutcheon
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George Barr McCutcheon (July 26, 1866 – October 23, 1928) was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works include the series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East... More > European country, Brewster's Millions, a play and several films. This is short, well-written, and concerns a ring of German-American spies and saboteurs in the NYC area in WWI. It just isn't one of my favorites, that's all I can say. Excerpt: The following day,—in the noon issues—all of the New York evening papers printed, under varied headlines, the details, so far as available, of the shocking accident which resulted in the death of Mrs. Davenport Carstairs. She had fallen from a window in her bed-chamber to the brick-paved courtyard ten stories below. Death was instantaneous. “Accidental,” was the prompt decision of the coroner. Deduction readily established the fact. Mrs. Carstairs must have become ill in the night. A bottle of smelling salts was found on the floor near the window which was open to the full.< Less
The Black Wolf Pack By Daniel Carter Beard
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Daniel Carter "Uncle Dan" Beard (June 21, 1850 –... More > June 11, 1941) was an American illustrator, author, youth leader, and social reformer who founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which Beard later merged with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).Beard was born in Cincinnati, Ohio into a family of artists. As a youth, he explored the woods and made sketches of nature. His father was the artist James Henry Beard and his mother was Mary Caroline (Carter) Beard. His uncle was the artist William Holbrook Beard. He lived at 322 East Third Street in Covington, Kentucky near the Licking River, where he learned the stories of Kentucky pioneer life.He started an early career as an engineer and surveyor. He attended art school in New York City. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Carter_Beard< Less
Crisis of the Soul By Robert Greger
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Christian Lee is caught between the desires of the flesh and the desires of eternity. Follow him as he suffers his “Crisis of the Soul” that nearly tears his faith apart and throws him... More > into the eternal abyss of alienation from God. He begins to question his own sanity as “strange things” begin to happen to him. Soon, these "strange things" become more frequent and terrifying as he enters the “Valley of Decision.” Adderville's church is the ruling force that thrives worldwide. It’s traditions, rituals, and dogmas have encompassed all nations for the past two-thousand years. It's subtle deceptions continue to wreck havoc on the unsuspecting, blinded mass. The deception started in a Garden in the Middle East millennia ago and it continues to spread its wicked influence world-wide. This book will make you re-think your convictions and beliefs! Written with much symbolism, metaphors, and figurative language, this tale can be interpreted on many different levels. Read it with an open mind.< Less

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