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Zheng Shih - Pirate Queen of the China Seas - Ebook By Brad Foubister
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Growing up poor was not easy for a young Chinese girl. Though mentally suited for any job, the social norms of her culture denied this fearless scrapper the ability to make her own way. Refusing to... More > live the life of a peasant, she chose a life of prostitution. It was this road that led her to meet and marry the infamous pirate captain, Zheng. This sudden gift from the gods gave her the tools to become the most powerful woman in all of China. Zheng Shih (also known as: Cheng Shih or Cheng I Sao), was the most successful pirate known to history. In her prime, she held command of well over 300 battle-ready vessels. Her power was so great, she even fought and defeated attacks from the British, Portuguese and Chinese Empires. Her true testimony of strength is shown in the fact she is also one of the few pirates able to 'retire' from piracy and live the rest of her life in peace.< Less
Mr. Britling Sees It Through By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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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: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946)... More > — known as H. G. Wells — was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. [a] His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells< Less
The Research Magnificent By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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The Research Magnificent is a 1915 novel by H. G. Wells. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Research_Magnificent Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which... More > is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) — known as H. G. Wells — was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells< Less
Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump; Being a First Selection from the Literary Remains of George Boon, Appropriate to the Times By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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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: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August... More > 1946)—known as H. G. Wells—was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. [a] His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells< Less
Romola By George Eliot
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Romola (1862–63) is a historical novel by George Eliot set in the fifteenth century, and is "a deep study of life in the city of Florence from an intellectual, artistic, religious, and... More > social point of view". [citation needed] It first appeared in fourteen parts published in Cornhill Magazine from July 1862 (vol. 6, no. 31) to August 1863 (vol. 8, no. 44). The story takes place amidst actual historical events during the Italian Renaissance, and includes in its plot several notable figures from Florentine history.Florence, 1492: Christopher Columbus has sailed towards the New World, and Florence has just mourned the death of its legendary leader, Lorenzo de' Medici. In this setting, a Florentine trader meets a shipwrecked stranger, who introduces himself as Tito Melema, a young Italianate-Greek scholar. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romola Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Utopia By Sir Thomas More
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Sir Thomas More,(1478–1535),historical and political writer, was born in London. In his 16th year he was placed in the household of Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury, In 1497 he went to Oxford,... More > where he became the friend of Erasmus and others, and came in contact with the new learning. He studied law at New Inn and Lincoln’s Inn, and for some time thought of entering the Church. He was, however, in 1504 sent up to Parliament, where his powerful speaking gained for him a high place. Among his works are a Life of Picus, Earl of Mirandula [1510], and a History of Richard III., written about 1513. His great work, Utopia, was written in Latin in two books — the second 1515, and the first 1516. It had immediate popularity, and was translated into French 1530, English 1551, German 1524, Italian 1548, and Spanish 1790. It gives an account of an imaginary island and people, under cover of which it describes the social and political condition of England, with suggested remedies for abuses.< Less
Digging Up The Pitmen By John Swain
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This is a family saga, over five generations, set against the social history of the South Yorkshire pit communities in the twentieth century: disasters, strikes and galas. It is the story of the... More > North family: their relationships, births, deaths, family break-ups and get-togethers. Nigel North, at fifty-five, leads a secluded life in Newcastle after his wife’s death. He has every expectation that it will stay that way until, in 1992, he receives a copy of the Last Will and Testament of his Uncle Albert, a South Yorkshire pitman who he has never met. He has been left a large sum of money. His ten cousins, of whom he has never heard, have each been left a much smaller sum. Nigel cannot conceive how his uncle knows of his existence, why he should bequeath him so much money and why his father severed himself from his family. The answers lie back in the pitmen’s strike and, then, the inter-war years.< Less
The Unbroken Moon By Kartel Onyekachi Chidiagba
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“The Unbroken Moon”...the meteoric rise of a woman, Mrs. Ugonma Ibekwe as the president P.P.W.O with a populist agenda for a social change within and outside the organization she... More > co-foundered. When narrowly she survived a strong neck-breaking opposition within the organization against her noble cause and an unsuccessful assassination attempt on her life as well as a calculated attempt to erase all that P.P.W.O stood for..was all it took to unleash and expose the most horrible stormy episode of hideous crimes and a high official culture of the Police oligarchy to cover up the high profile names being indicted by a red taped document in the hands of two female most wanted fugitives who where determined and as well as frightened to bring down an evil empire. The coincidental presence Interpol mole on his one month official leave, Chief Inspector Ume, has to think beyond and faster than the “Order From Above” to avert himself and a generation of women from becoming history like his colleagues….< Less
Trinitarian Soundings 2017 By Molly Marshall
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Every Monday—almost without fail—you will find me at my desk writing about the ministry events of the weekend or a pressing matter on the larger social landscape. It is a way that I... More > illumine the rhythms of Central as an instrument of grace for the church and the world. It is a joyful task for me. A regular spiritual discipline for me is lectio divina, a prayerful reading of Scripture. I follow the Revised Common Lectionary in this practice, and these wide-ranging texts guide my praise, confession, intercession, and petitions. Thus the four readings from Hebrew Bible, Psalter, Epistle, and Gospel ground my engagement in study and prayer. Over the past several years, it has been my practice (with some exceptions) to select one of these texts for my weekly blog, Trinitarian Soundings—so named because I believe that the heart of our faith as Christians is confession of God as Triune. Discerning how we participate in the trinitarian history of God is my great passion as a theologian.< Less
God, the Invisible King By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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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: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August... More > 1946)—known as H. G. Wells—was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. [a] His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells< Less

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