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Keeping The Faith By Elsie Bliler
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In the early 1930's, Bishop Eli Nisly of Hutchinson, Kansas was facing a dilemma. His goal of providing farms for each of his children was being jeopardized by the high price and scarcity of land... More > suitable for farming. A new settlement was formed in Nowata, Oklahoma. Unfortunately, times became hard. Terrible drought brought on the Dust Bowl. Would the colony survive following Grandpa's passing in 1941? Elsie Nisly Bliler, granddaughter of Bishop Nisly, has compiled Keeping The Faith, a 2008 collection of heartfelt short stories spanning seventy-five years and six generations of the Eli Nisly family. From the five-day horse-and-buggy Nowata trek to missions throughout the Americas and Africa, family members of each of Bishop Nisly's children relate the lasting effects that their Amish upbringing and heritage have had on their lives and their faith through 45 stories and 235 photos. Softcover — 360 pages — 7.4" x 9.6" — ISBN 978-0-557-02023-2.< Less
The Passing of the Aborigines: A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia By Daisy Bates
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Bates devoted more than 35 years of her life to studying Aboriginal life, history, culture, rites, beliefs and customs. Living in a tent in small settlements from Western Australia to the edges of... More > the Nullarbor Plain. She researched and wrote millions of words on the subject. She also worked tirelessly for Aboriginal welfare, setting up camps to feed, clothe and nurse the transient population, drawing on her own income and inheritance to meet the needs of the aged. In spite of her fascination with their way of life, Bates was convinced that the Australian Aborigines were a dying race and that her mission was to record as much as she could about them before they disappeared. Her personal life was unconventional. She was said to have worn pistols even in her old age and to have been quite prepared to use them to threaten police when she caught them mistreating 'her' Aborigines. She was also famed for her strict lifelong adherence to Edwardian fashion, including boots, gloves and a veil.< Less
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Flying in the BUFF By Don L. Brooks
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The B-52, or BUFF, first flew in the 1950’s. It has been the backbone of our nation’s strategic force for decades. Conceived as a long-range nuclear bomber, it has evolved through the... More > years into a convention warfare workhorse as well. It served with great distinction during the war in Southeast Asia, helping to break the resistance of North Vietnam to a peace settlement. It has also been a major contributor during the many conflicts in the Middle East. Although well beyond what should be considered a normal lifetime of a combat aircraft, the B-52 has continued to play a major role in our warfighting capability. The amazing fact is that it is expected to serve our nation’s needs for many years to come. Some say the last B-52 pilot hasn’t yet been born. Nowhere else can you find an aircraft that has contributed so much for so long to the defense of the United States. This is the story of one man’s life in aviation, centered on his involvement with the B-52. In many ways, he and the B-52 matured together.< Less
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Stargazer By Jewel Adams
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STARGAZER Sensual Romance Time Travel Determined to be the Chicago Sun's top foreign reporter, Cassie's adventure turns ugly when terrorist hijack the jet. Gunfire fills the plane Cassie's only... More > thought is to survive the explosion. Captain Blaine Sterling's last voyage on the Stargazer is more profitable than he ever imagined when the ocean depths surrender a beautiful woman! Once given the gift, Blaine refuses to let death take the girl. The first time their gazes touch they both know their future is sealed. Together they face an adventure in love that takes them on a journey through the American wilderness of 1784. Cassie's modern knowledge might protect Blaine’s thriving new settlement from the British allies, but can Blaine protect Cassie from the uncivilized frontier and the dangers lurking in every shadow. Stargazer is a story of love that thrives despite all the diversities thrown in its path. Don't miss this touching story of Cassie and Blaine's shared adventure in time.< Less
Everything you need to know about credit By Mani Hatami
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Many people don't realize the value of good credit until they need it and don't have it. Credit is used for more than just credit cards. You need credit for buying or renting a home, getting a new... More > job, and even for getting cell phone or other utility services. Creditors and lenders can deny you if your credit is not in good shape. Mani Hatami gives easy-to-understand advice about how to improve your credit score.< Less
Big Nic - Volume 1 By Nicolas Iljine & Alexandra Sviridova
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This book is about the history of my family. About the difficult life of my grandmother and grandfather – Jews in pre-revolutionary Russia About the Pale of Settlement and attaining a honorary... More > citizenship and striving for nobility. About serving the Tsar and the Homeland. About the revolution and the tragic death of my grandfathers. About my grandmother fleeing Soviet Russia and emigration to France with her two daughters. About surviving the years of the Second World War in Paris occupied by the Nazis. About my childhood and youth and about many other things. The book is in Russian.< Less
Relation originale du voyage de Jacques Cartier au Canada en 1534 [French] By Jacques Cartier
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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: Jacques Cartier (Breton: Jakez Karter; December 31,... More > 1491 – September 1, 1557) was a French explorer of Breton origin who claimed what is now Canada for France. Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas", after the Iroquois names for the two big settlements he saw at Stadacona (Quebec City) and at Hochelaga (Montreal Island).Jacques Cartier was born in 1491 in Saint-Malo, the port on the north-west coast of Brittany. Cartier, who was a respectable mariner, improved his social status in 1520 by marrying Mary Catherine des Granches, member of a leading family. Excerpt from:< Less
Voyage autour du monde par la fregate du roi La Boudeuse et la flute L'Etoile, en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769. [French] By Louis-Antoine de, comte Bougainville
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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: Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville (12 November 1729 – 31... More > August 1811) was a French admiral and explorer. A contemporary of the British explorer James Cook, he took part in the Seven Years' War in North America and the American Revolutionary War against Britain. Bougainville later gained fame for his expeditions, including circumnavigation of the globe in a scientific expedition, the first recorded settlement on the Falkland Islands, and voyages into the Pacific Ocean. Bougainville Island of Papua New Guinea was named for him.Bougainville was born in Paris, the son of a notary, on either 11 or 12 November 1729. In early life, he studied law, but soon abandoned the profession. In 1753 he entered the army in the corps of musketeers. Excerpt from:< Less

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