Christmas Wishes

A Catalog of Vintage Holiday Treats & Treasures

Author: Tim Hollis

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811742180

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

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A nostalgic look at Christmas in the mid-twentieth century.
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Christmas in Legend and Story: A Book for Boys and Girls

Author: Elva S. Smith

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465515453

Category: Children's stories

Page: 283

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Forty selections from the Bible and well-known authors reflect the religious and secular origins of Christmas and its customs.
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The Most Amazing Book of Florida Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635033567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8043

Amazing stories, charming & humorous poetry, seasonal trivia, poignant facts, delicious recipes, festive crafts, and more Christmasy stuff!
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The Most Amazing Book of Ohio Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635033512

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 713

Learn about Christmas in Zoar, how the Amish celebrate the holiday, how Ohio settlers celebrated and how people do it today. Includes recipes and instructions for crafts.
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The Most Amazing Book of Georgia Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635033543

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9893

Christmas in Georgia is just a Southern thing! Experience the Pink Pig ride . . . grab a bite of Claxton fruit cake . . . watch Sherman march to the sea. Explore the Jingle Bells connection to Georgia . . . a plantation Christmas . . . and lots more Christmasy stuff all about . . .Georgia!
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Rosengren's Books

An Oasis for Mind and Spirit

Author: Mary George

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609403800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Virtually every San Antonio citizen over a certain age with any interest in literature will have vivid memories of Rosengren's Books. It was the absolute center of literary culture not only in San Antonio, but in Texas, for decades. Indeed, from the 1930s to the 1980s, Rosengren's Books was considered one of the finest bookstores between New York and San Francisco. It was a mid-continent haven for writers as diverse as Frost, John Dos Pasos, J. Frank Dobie, and Larry McMurtry. Rosengren's Books: An Oasis for Mind and Spirit is the story of a great American family of independent booksellers and the important literary institution they created. Beginning as a rare book store in Chicago, Frank and Florence Rosengren brought the store to San Antonio, Texas, in 1935. Located in various downtown locations, it became most well known as the charming book shop behind the Alamo, where it was visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. At the heart of the story is Florence Rosengren, whom former San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger calls the "Sylvia Beach of South Texas" and Texas Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger described as "the chief guardian of civilization from here to Mexico City."
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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1951

Author: N.A

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1543

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Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals
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California Classic Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635033574

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5592

Amazing stories, charming & humorous poetry, seasonal trivia, poignant facts, delicious recipes, festive crafts, and more Christmasy stuff!
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Texas Classic Christmas Trivia

Author: Gallopade International

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635033505

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7706

Amazing stories, charming & humorous poetry, seasonal trivia, poignant facts, delicious recipes, festive crafts, and more Christmasy stuff!
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Virginia Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635089441

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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I spent one winter researching the holiday history, folklore, legend, and more of each and every state,' says Carole marsh. A great coffee-table book or classroom read, this book-in an edition for each U.S. state-shares a wealth of fascinating historical material and trivia about everything from holiday traditions to how we got the Christmas tree, superstitions, and more. From the Yule logs of Maine to snow on the Alamo, you'll love your own state book, but wish you could read them all. Don't forget to send your favorite teacher or grandchild a copy for their state!
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Sermons on the Second Readings

Cycle A

Author: John Neal Brittain

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 0788024523

Category: Bible

Page: 500

View: 1759

The New Testament epistles are more than a historical record of the early church -- they are also the heart and center of Christian proclamation, clearly outlining how the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is part of God's cosmic plan of salvation. In this sermon anthology, five distinguished preachers draw valuable lessons from the pastoral letters for the complex challenges posed by life in the 21st century. Each thought-provoking message is filled with compelling stories and illustrations, and offers a clear and authentic vision of Christian faith in the context of daily life. With material for every Sunday and major celebration throughout the entire church year, this resource provides abundant seeds for preaching, teaching, and meditation, and will become a treasured addition to anyone's reference library.
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The Book of Calamities

Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning

Author: Peter Trachtenberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316032816

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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What does it mean to suffer? What enables some people to emerge from tragedy while others are spiritually crushed by it? Why do so many Americans think of suffering as something that happens to other people-who usually deserve it? These are some of the questions at the heart of this powerful book. Combining reportage, personal narrative, and moral philosophy, Peter Trachtenberg tells the stories of grass-roots genocide tribunals in Rwanda and tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka, an innocent man on death row, and a family bereaved on 9/11. He examines texts from the Book of Job to the Bodhicharyavatara and the writings of Simone Weil. THE BOOK OF CALAMITIES is a provocative and sweeping look at one of the biggest paradoxes of the human condition--and the surprising strength and resilience of those who are forced to confront it.
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The L.M. Montgomery Reader

Volume One: A Life in Print

Author: Benjamin Lefebvre

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442668571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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The L.M. Montgomery Reader assembles significant rediscovered primary material on one of Canada’s most enduringly popular authors throughout her high-profile career and after her death. Each of its three volumes gathers pieces published all over the world to set the stage for a much-needed reassessment of Montgomery’s literary reputation. Much of the material is freshly unearthed from archives and digital collections and has never before been published in book form. The selections appearing in this first volume focus on Montgomery’s role as a public celebrity and author of the resoundingly successful Anne of Green Gables (1908). They give a strong impression of her as a writer and cultural critic as she discusses a range of topics with wit, wisdom, and humour, including the natural landscape of Prince Edward Island, her wide readership, anxieties about modernity, and the continued relevance of “old ideals.” These essays and interviews, joined by a number of additional pieces that discuss her work’s literary and cultural value in relation to an emerging canon of Canadian literature, make up nearly one hundred selections in all. Each volume is accompanied by an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre that trace the interplay between the author and the critic, as well as between the private and the public Montgomery. This volume – and the Reader as a whole – adds tremendously to our understanding and appreciation of Montgomery’s legacy as a Canadian author and as a literary celebrity both during and beyond her lifetime.
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Hardships and Magic

Memories of Growing up in Germany 1939-1955

Author: Renate Doost-Schneider

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477109897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 506

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This episodic memoir of a girls life in Germany through World War II and its aftermath offers vivid descriptions of the feelings and experiences of a childs life in tumultuous times. Brief, intense memories of the young child are here recalled in the vocabulary of the adult. Gradually, they turn into longer narratives as the child grows older. Strung together and interwoven, they become a colorful tapestry depicting one familys evolution through many hardships as well as periods of beauty and enchantment.
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The Every-day Book and Table Book

Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events, Incident to Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days, in Past and Present Times; Forming a Complete History of the Year, Months, and Seasons, and a Perpetual Key to the Almanac ... for Daily Use and Diversion

Author: William Hone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Days

Page: N.A

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Precious Bane

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405527153

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Born at the time of Waterloo in the wild country of Shropshire, Prudence Sarn is a wild, passionate girl, cursed with a hare lip -- her 'precious bane'. Cursed for it, too, by the superstitious people amongst whom she lives. Prue loves two things: the remote countryside of her birth and, hopelessly, Kester Woodseaves, the weaver. The tale of how Woodseaves gradually discerns Prue's true beauty is set against the tragic drama of Prue's brother, Gideon, a driven man who is out of harmony with the natural world.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 0788025139

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Golden Age of Pinehurst

The Story of the Rebirth of

Author: Lee Pace

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607913

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 4033

One of the finest golf courses in America in the early 1900s was the revered Pinehurst No. 2, designed by the legendary Donald Ross and first opened in 1907. Physically and mentally demanding, the course gave players options on every hole and required them to envision and execute recovery shots from the sandy perimeters and the pine forests as well as think creatively around the intricate greens. As a result, No. 2 became a favorite of the nation's top amateurs and professionals. Unfortunately, a modernization of the course over the last four decades stripped it of much of its character. In The Golden Age of Pinehurst, Lee Pace chronicles the breathtaking restoration of No. 2 from its recent slick and monochromatic presentation back to a natural potpourri of hardpan sand, wire grass, and Sandhills pine needles. The restored No. 2--accessible for amateur play, yet challenging enough for the professional--once again stands apart for its beauty, strategic appeal, and Old World flavor.
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