South of Heaven

Welcome to High School at the End of the Twentieth Century

Author: Thomas French

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: High school students

Page: 365

View: 4534

A journalist writes about the year he spent in a Florida high school, in a look at young America as seen through the eyes of five students whom he followed closely

South of Heaven

My Year in Afghanistan

Author: Daniel Flores

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146202436X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 5168

In late 2005, the total casualties in Afghanistan were just barely over one hundred; meanwhile, the news agencies were publicizing, each day, the thousands of American soldiers who were dying in Iraq. There was rarely any mention at all of the conflict going on in Afghanistan. Little did Daniel Flores know that one year later he would be witness to the Taliban resurgence and lose some of his friends in the war. He was locked in a battle for his life against a determined enemy, in one of the most notorious and highly contested valleys in the Hindu Kush, in his Apache gunshipwithout bullets. South of Heaven is the searing memoir of Floress year-long tour of duty in Afghanistan. One of his missions was featured in a segment on the Military Channels My War Diary program. The segment was based on the rescue of an American Convoy in the Tagab Valley in Afghanistan. The video and audio footage of the actual battle that he shot with his own equipment was used in the production. The final week of his rotation in-country was a true test of his faith and his daughters faith that he would return home unharmed.

South of Heaven

Author: Jim Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316203630

Category: FICTION

Page: 144

View: 8391

South of Heaven: the last stop for desperate men. The work's grueling, the pay's lousy, and women are scarce; when Tommy enters south of heaven he finds the only escape is death.

100 Great American Novels You've (probably) Never Read

Author: Karl Bridges

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781591581659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 8829

Presents a synopsis, author sketch, and critical commentary for each of one hundred novels which were published during the 20th century and which today remain largely unknown.

South of the Clouds

Tales from Yunnan

Author: Xu Guo,Lucien Miller,Kun Xu

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295973487

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 9250

The tales included here represent all of Yunnan Province's officially designated ethnic minorities, and include creation myths, romances, historical legends, tales explaining natural phenomena, ghost stories, and festival tales. The tales are peopled by memorable characters, such as the Tibetan mother who, reborn as a cow, comforts and helps her daughter into her harsh life as a slave girl; the two Kucong sisters who marry snakes; and the bodiless Lahu "head-baby" who grows up to win one of the earth-god Poyana's daughters in marriage. Chosen for their representativeness, aesthetic appeal, and variety, the stories provide rich examples of the folk traditions of Southwest China. South of the Clouds includes introductions and an appendix which describe the places and people of Yunnan, analyzethe literary and psychological characteristics of their stories, give the sources of the tales, and explain the methodolgy of collecting folk literature in China.

A Few Yards Shy of Heaven

Author: Kevin Giffin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452047014

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 725

A Few Yards Shy of Heaven smothers the canvas with a litany of hues that convey the mastery football has on its fans, players, and coaches. Beyond entertainment, the game possesses the ability to completely altar rational thought. Although it crosses various levels of achievement, the heart of the game beats strongest at the high school level, where pageantry is by-product of town identity. A Few Yards Shy of Heaven details one aberrational championship football season for the people of South Heaven, Ohio. In 1980, South Heaven is struggling to overcome hardships and a deplorable economy that is forcing family-owned business to close, pushing unemployment to record high levels, and creating a general malaise of sorrow. The people find resolute escape in the unexpected and amazing success of their hometown Rangers. Melvin Wright is an outsider and young reporter assigned by a large Cleveland paper to cover South Heaven. Although his professional task is to write a story on the closure of the auto plants, Wright allows his personal agenda to overwhelm logic; expressive resentment toward the people of western Ohio. Wright holds the people responsible for his recent assignment to nowhere, and possesses an awkward sympathy for those in South Heaven desperate to leave. Mostly from spite, he develops an appetite for the surreal fascination the South Heaven faithful have in their team, despite a lack of a viable economic future. As days turn into weeks, Wright cannot avoid misfortune, and as such, cannot leave western Ohio. He is forced to endure a football season in small town America. However, as those weeks turn into months, Wright is transformed spiritually and begins to wallow in that same surrealism, only he discovers that the fascination is not about football but more about the sensation of home and small town life.

The Book of Enoch

SPCK Classic

Author: R. H. Charles

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281068828

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 8753

The Book of Enoch is an invaluable resource for all who are interested in the origins of Christianity. It was known and used by the earliest churches and sheds light on many concepts found in the New Testament, such as demonology, future judgment, the Messiah and the Messianic Kingdom, the title 'Son of Man' and the resurrection.

Encyclopedia of the Unseen World

The Ultimate Guide to Apparitions, Death Bed Visions, Mediums, Shadow People, Wandering Spirits, and Much, Much More

Author: Constance Victoria Briggs

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609251642

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 3750

An A-Z encyclopedia of the unseen and the unknown world of psychics, channeling, mediums, mystics, near death experiences, prophets, shadow people, death bed visions, astral projection and more. The Encyclopedia of the Unseen World includes concepts as well as descriptions of the spiritual world that have been extrapolated from a number of sources including: Ancient and Channeled Writings, Cultural Beliefs, Mediums, Mystics, Near Death Experiences, Psychics, Prophets and Visionaries, Scriptures and more.

Pieces of Heaven

In the South Seas

Author: Nancy Phelan

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)


Category: Travel

Page: 303

View: 4953

An account of the author's experiences in Western Samoa, the Cook Islands, and Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert Islands) in the 1950s as a member of the South Pacific Commission, and her return to the region in the 1990s. She describes her feelings about the changes she has observed since Independence, and comments on factors, such as increased tourism, which have affected the islanders' lives. Includes an index. Some of the material has been previously published in other books. The author's other publications include 'The Romantic Lives of Louise Mack', which was shortlisted for the 1991 Banjo Award and the Victorian Premier's Award, and 'Home is the Sailor', which won the 1988 Foundation for Australian Literary Studies Award, and was shortlisted for the 1987 Age Book of the Year Award and the 1988 Miles Franklin Award.

Drawing the Map of Heaven

An African Writer in America

Author: Tanure Ojaide

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9788422527

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 3445

The celebrated Nigerian writer Tanure Ojaide relates here his experience of living in the United States where he has been based teaching and writing since 1996. Drawing the Map of Heaven picks up where his earlier memoir, Great Boys. An African Childhood which charted his upbringing in Nigeria by his Grandmother, left off. Less a purely personal tale and more a story of the many other African immigrants in the United States Ojaide in the text uses "we" to speak collectively for a traditionally communal society now residing in an individualistic setting. As much a reflection of an African background as an American experience Drawing the Map of Heaven is a unique portrait of the African in the United States

Blick in die Ewigkeit

Die faszinierende Nahtoderfahrung eines Neurochirurgen

Author: Eben Alexander

Publisher: Integral

ISBN: 3641095913

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 9255

Eine spektakuläre Reise in das Leben nach dem Tod Was geschieht, wenn wir sterben? Gibt es ein Leben nach dem Tod? Fragen, die jeden Menschen berühren und die in diesem Buch auf revolutionäre Weise neu beantwortet werden. Mit 54 Jahren erkrankt der renommierte Neurochirurg und Harvard-Dozent Eben Alexander an einer extrem seltenen Form der Hirnhautentzündung. Er fällt ins Koma. Die Ärzte stellen fest, dass sein Gehirn irreparabel geschädigt ist, und prognostizieren sein baldiges Ende. Doch Eben Alexander kehrt ins Leben zurück – und gesundet innerhalb kurzer Zeit. Minutiös berichtet der Gehirnforscher, was er während des Komas durchlebte: Begleitet von einem Engelwesen taucht er ein in eine Welt ohne Zeit und Raum, in der sich ihm die göttliche Quelle allen Seins offenbart. Hier erfährt er: Wir alle sind Teil eines universalen, unsterblichen Bewusstseins.

The Crossing of Heaven

Memoirs of a Mathematician

Author: Karl Gustafson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642225578

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

View: 8118

Among the group of physics honors students huddled in 1957 on a Colorado mountain watching Sputnik bisect the heavens, one young scientist was destined, three short years later, to become a key player in America’s own top-secret spy satellite program. One of our era’s most prolific mathematicians, Karl Gustafson was given just two weeks to write the first US spy satellite’s software. The project would fundamentally alter America’s Cold War strategy, and this autobiographical account of a remarkable academic life spent in the top flight tells this fascinating inside story for the first time. Gustafson takes you from his early pioneering work in computing, through fascinating encounters with Nobel laureates and Fields medalists, to his current observations on mathematics, science and life. He tells of brushes with death, being struck by lightning, and the beautiful women who have been a part of his journey.

My Patch of Heaven

Author: Larry Grant

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 161663393X

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 9497

There are times when some things must be done by the pastor. Why? Because there is no one else to do them. Dr. Lawrence Hudson, an eager, young pastor, gladly bears this responsibility as he embarks on his first duties at the Church of the Redeemer in the small town of Roy, Tennessee. The year is 1947, and this is the first church appointment for this bright, dedicated man of God. With grand ambitions and a deep desire to please the Lord, Dr. Hudson is attentive to the needs of his parishioners, no matter the place or the hour, and seems to have sermons ready at the drop of a hat. He soon becomes famous for his front porch sermons and fireside sermons, which he gives to those who stop by his home for counsel and spiritual advice. Although he quickly proves himself to be wise beyond his years, Dr. Hudson still has many lessons to learn as he sets about tending his new flock. Perhaps even more difficult, he, like all humans, must face his own failures and mistakes. For he has a ghost in his past which is not easily forgotten—a lost love which he may never recover. Wrestling with his own heartache, loneliness, and regret, he focuses on the needs of others in order to fill the void in his own life. Only his closest friend and housekeeper, Mrs. Ward, knows of his inner struggle—one, it seems, only God can heal. My Patch of Heaven is a story of hope, faithfulness, and triumph as a pastor and his flock ever reach for that higher calling.

René Descartes: Principles of Philosophy

Translated, with Explanatory Notes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940097888X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 5697

Descartes's Principles 0. / Philosophy is his longest and most ambitious work; it is the only work in which he attempted to actually deduce scientific knowledge from Cartesian metaphysics, as he repeatedly claimed was possible. Whatever the success of this attempt, there can be no doubt that it was enormously influential. Cartesian celestial mechanics held sway for well over a century, and some of the best minds of that period, including Leibniz, Malebranche, Euler, and the Bernoullis, attempted to modify and quantify the Cartesian theory of vortices into an acceptable alternative to Newton's theory of universal gravitation. Thus, the Principles is not only of inherent and historical interest philosophically but is also a seminal document in the history of science and of 17th Century thought. Principles of Philosophy was first published in Latin, in 1644. In 1647, a French translation, done by the Abbe Claude Picot and containing a great deal of additional material and a number of alterations in the original text, was published with Descartes's enthusiastic approval. Unlike some English translations of portions of the Principles, this translation uses the Latin text as its primary source; however, a good deal of additional material from Picot's translation has been included. There are several reasons for this. First, there is good evidence that Descartes himself was responsible for some of the additional material, including, of course, the Preface to the French translation.

Son of Heaven

Author: C. P. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107495083

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7040

Originally published in 1933, this book presents a comprehensive biography of Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty, also known by the personal name of Li Shimin. Detailed information is provided on the life and achievements of Emperor Taizong, placing them in the context of socio-political developments during the late sixth and early seventh centuries. Illustrative figures, maps and a genealogical table are also included, together with detailed textual notes and appendices. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Emperor Taizong and the history of China.