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Children of Hope : The Odyssey of the Oromo Slaves From Ethiopia to South Africa

In Children of Hope, Sandra Rowoldt Shell traces the lives of sixty-four Oromo children who were enslaved in Ethiopia in the late nineteenth century, liberated by the British navy and ultimately sent to Lovedale Institution, a Free Church of Scotland mission in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, for their safety. Because Scottish missionaries in Yemen interviewed each of the Oromo children shortly after their liberation, we have sixty-four, structured life histories told by the children themselves.

Джейкоб Генри Шифф. Гений финансового мира и главный спонсор русских революций

Джейкоб Генри Шифф (1847–1920) – знаменитый американский банкир, филантроп и общественный деятель. С 1885 г. управлял банкирским домом «Кун, Лёб и К?» – одним из самых успешных в США, который участвовал в финансировании многих крупных проектов, в том числе сети железных дорог. Шифф проявил себя и как политический деятель. Это касается, в частности, самодержавной России, в отношении которой он вел непримиримую борьбу, активно противодействуя получению ею займов от США. Он бурно приветствовал Временное правительство и готов был вести переговоры о предоставлении ему финансовой помощи. То же касалось и Японии, которую Шифф всячески поддерживал во время Русско-японской войны. В книге приводятся интересные факты биографии Шиффа и письма, которые свидетельствуют о его разносторонних интересах и деятельности. В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Джейкоб Генри Шифф. Гений финансового мира и главный спонсор русских революций ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Джейкоб Генри Шифф. Гений финансового мира и главный спонсор русских революций » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

The Medium Next Door: Adventures of a Real-Life Ghost Whisperer

At just five years old, Maureen Hancock discovered her ability to communicate with the dead. Descended from a long line of legendary Irish mystics, she was no stranger to the spiritual realm, but for fear of being misunderstood by her friends and family she kept the otherworldly messages to herself, eventually suppressing them completely. Maureen wouldn't hear the spirits again until she was in a near-fatal car crash. Soon after, she had hundreds of voices in her head, many of which helped her crack cases and expose fraud in her role as a litigation paralegal at a large Boston law firm. Then, when tragedy struck on 9/11, Maureen was bombarded with messages from the spirit world. As each one made contact with her, she finally came to terms with her calling: to communicate with the deceased, assist the dying, search for missing children, and teach the living about life after death, all the while raising her children in her suburban home. Maureen Hancock is literally is the Medium Next Door, and in this book and through her stories of her encounters with the otherworld as well as guided exercises at the conclusion of each chapter, she offers the same comfort and wisdom she shares in her healing encounters and lectures about what is out there waiting for all who are open to its mysteries. . . .

Dance with Demons: The Life of Jerome Robbins

The life and accomplishments of the renowned choreographer and director are illuminated in an in-depth portrait of Jerome Robbins, from his work on the King and I to the complexities of his personal life. Reprint.

Dance of the Swan: The Story About Anna Pavlova (A Creative Minds Biography)

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1881, Anna Pavlova grew up dreaming of becoming a prima ballerina. Throughout her lifetime, Anna inspired and encouraged people around the world with her exceptionally graceful and expressive dance. Believing that expressing beauty is essential to the human spirit, Anna strove to help audiences discover the soaring beauty that could uplift their spirits.

Dance of the Nomad: A Study of the Selected Notebooks of A. D. Hope

The notebooks of A. D. Hope are a portrait of the contradictory essence of the poet’s intellect and character. Shot through with threads of self-awareness and revelation, Hope imbued his notebooks with irony and humour, forming them as a celebration of the joy and terror of human existence. Stripped of intimate revelation, the entries give witness to Hope’s view that art is a superior force in the creation of new being and values, and a guide for the conduct of our lives. Seeking to find pathways through the maze of an intellectual life, this is a profound and timely contribution to Australia’s literary scholarship. Ann McCulloch’s analysis of this thematic selection of Hope’s notebooks reveals him to be relentless in his experimentation with ideas. Revealing the originality of his thinking and the astonishing range of his reading and interests, this edition is a testament to the intellect of one of Australia’s towering literary figures.

Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef's Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness

Remarkably candid, compulsively readable, renowned chef Cat Cora's no-holds-barred memoir on Southern life, Greek heritage, same sex marriage, and the meals that have shaped her memories. Before she became a celebrated chef, Cathy Cora was just a girl from Jackson, Mississippi, where days were slow and every meal was made from scratch. Her passion for the kitchen started in her home, where she spent her days internalizing the dishes that would form the cornerstone of her cooking philosophy incorporating her Greek heritage and Southern upbringing-from crispy fried chicken and honey-drenched biscuits to spanakopita. But outside the kitchen, Cat's life was volatile. In Cooking as Fast as I Can, Cat Cora reveals, for the first time, coming-of-age experiences from early childhood sexual abuse to the realities of life as a lesbian in the deep South. She shares how she found her passion in the kitchen and went on to attend the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and apprentice under Michelin star chefs in France. After her big break as a co-host on the Food Network's Melting Pot, Cat broke barriers by becoming the first-ever female Iron Chef. Cooking as Fast as I Can chronicles the difficulties and triumphs Cora experienced on the path to becoming a chef. She writes movingly about how she found courage and redemption in the dark truths of her past and about how she found solace in the kitchen and work, how her passion for cooking helped her to overcome hardships and ultimately find happiness at home and became a wife and a mother to four boys. Above all, this is an utterly engrossing story about the grit and grace it takes to achieve your dreams.

Infidel Sented by Musa

The author of The Caged Virgin recounts the story of her life, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia and escape from a forced marriage to her efforts to promote women's rights while surviving numerous threats to her safety. 75,000 first printing.

Federman's Fictions: Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust by Raymond Federma

This collection of essays offers an authoritative examination and appraisal of the French-American novelist Raymond Federman's many contributions to humanities scholarship, including Holocaust studies, Beckett studies, translation studies, experimental fiction, postmodernism, and autobiography.

The Life of Selina Campbell: A Fellow Soldier in the Cause of Restoration (Religion and American Culture (Tuscaloosa, Ala.).)

This first biography of Selina Campbell opens a window onto the experience of women in one of the most dynamic religious groups of 19th-century America. Loretta M. Long examines the life and influence of Selina Campbell, one of the most visible women in the 19th-century Disciples of Christ movement. Best known as the wife of Alexander Campbell, founder of the Disciples, Selina Campbell both shaped and exemplified the role of women in this dynamic religious group (also known as the Stone-Campbell movement). Her story demonstrates the importance of faith in the lives of many women during this era and adds a new dimension to the concept of the "separate spheres" of men and women, which women like Campbell interpreted in the context of their religious beliefs. A household manager, mother, writer, and friend, Campbell held sway primarily in the domestic sphere, but she was not held captive by it. Her relationship with her husband was founded on a deep sense of partnership conditioned by their strong faith in an all-powerful God. Each of them took on complementary roles according to the perceived natural abilities of their genders: Alexander depended on Selina to manage his property and raise the children while he traveled the country preaching. Campbell outlived her husband by 30 years, and during that time published several newspaper articles and supported new causes, such as women in missions. In the end, as Long amply demonstrates, Selina Campbell was neither her husband's shadow nor solely a domestic worker. She was, in her husband's eyes, a full partner and a "fellow soldier" in the cause of Restoration.

Богини советского кино

Эти женщины не просто красивы. Они великолепны. Они божественны. Голливуд, глядя на их игру, и восхищался, и недоумевал: как мог советский кинематограф, насквозь пропитанный коммунистической идеологией, с его хронической бедностью и мизерным бюджетом взрастить столь талантливых и самобытных актрис, которые с таким грациозным изяществом затмевали собой разрекламированных американских кинозвезд? Ну кто еще мог сравниться с великолепной Людмилой Гурченко, пронзительной Татьяной Самойловой, крутой Нонной Мордюковой, изящной Вией Артмане, сверкающей Алисой Фрейндлих, милой Еленой Яковлевой и многими, многими другими отечественными актрисами? Они зажгли в небе киноискусства целое созвездие, которое ослепительно сияет до сих пор! В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Богини советского кино ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Богини советского кино » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

Одри Хепберн. Откровения о жизни, грусти и любви

Одри Хепберн - аристократичная и талантливая, она с первого взгляда вызывала лишь восторг. Ее часто сравнивали с принцессой, с ангелом, с эльфом; на нее мечтали стать похожими все девушки XX века. Актриса блистала в главных ролях в культовых фильмах Голливуда "Римские каникулы", "Сабрина", "Завтрак у Тиффани", "Моя прекрасная леди" и др. Благодаря своей потрясающей, необыкновенной красоте Одри Хепберн стала лицом модельного дома Живанши, а вместе с тем - лицом целой эпохи! В последние годы жизни "эльф Голливуда" была послом доброй воли ЮНИСЕФ, занимаясь спасением детей, живущих в неблагополучных регионах планеты. Но в биографии этой удивительной женщины не только героика и восхищение зрителей, но и глубокий трагизм Неразделенной Любви... Биографическая книга об Одри Хепберн прекрасно иллюстрирована фотографиями, сделанными в разные периоды жизни трогательной актрисы. В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Одри Хепберн. Откровения о жизни, грусти и любви ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Одри Хепберн. Откровения о жизни, грусти и любви » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

Montana's Dimple Knees Sex Scandal: 1960s Prostitution, Payoffs and Politicians (True Crime)

Beverly Snodgrass made a lot of poor choices. Once a prostitute in the old mining town of Butte, she later became a madam running two of the most popular brothels. She fell deeply in love with a crooked politician, whom she nicknamed "Dimple Knees." When corrupt cops in uniform came to her businesses, it usually wasn't to serve and protect but rather to collect payoffs. Butte is sometimes described as a town that "drinks her liquor straight," but things never were the same after Beverly told her story to a newspaper reporter. That reporter, John Kuglin, recounts the scandal that rocked The Richest Hill on Earth and for a time made Dimple Knees the most famous name in Montana.

John McTiernan: The Rise and Fall of an Action Movie Icon

John McTiernan is one of the most influential action filmmakers of his generation. Educated at the American Film Institute and influenced by European cinematic style, he made his name with a trio of groundbreaking action films Predator, Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October. His later output was a mixture of successes and failures, including Last Action Hero, one of the most colossal misfires in Hollywood history. His career and personal life unravelled when he was indicted and briefly imprisoned for involvement in a wiretapping scandal. Drawing on extensive research, the author covers McTiernan's tumultuous life and career, from his early triumphs through his extensive legal battles and his multiple attempts at a comeback.

A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

The acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, about living in the aftermath of Columbine. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently? These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother’s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts. Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion, A Mother’s Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent. All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues. — Washington Post, Best Memoirs of 2016

Killer Instinct: Having a mind for murder

Fact leaves fiction for dead."Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant asks, what is it about murder that fascinates us? Is it the chill whisper of fear reminding us we too can kill? Grant describes ten true murder cases, each with unique triggers. For most of us, murder is an arm's length experience, close enough to frighten and fascinate yet far enough not to traumatise. For those directly affected, murder can be scarring. Our restless chatter about murder, our state of heightened alert, our endless appetite for news, may all just be play therapy, reassuring us that our own killer instincts are under control."

ELIZABETH TAYLOR: An Elizabeth Taylor Biography

ELIZABETH TAYLOR: An Elizabeth Taylor Biography Dame Elizabeth Taylor is among the last – if not the last – legend to come out of the Golden Age of Hollywood. For most of her life, she was chief transmitter of Tinsel Town’s illusion and fantasy. She was“Movie Star” par excellence. Not just by acting chops, though these she had – two Academy Awards can vouch for that – but by her unabashed epitomizing of Hollywood glamour. She had no pretensions to being anything other than the rare creature that she was born to be. Love her or hate her, Liz was Liz.

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