As a social drama, Castles in the Sand reveals how a mother/son relationship can be corrupted and manipulated leading to the murder and attempted murder of innocent people.
Author: Neville Herrington
As a social drama, Castles in the Sand reveals how a mother/son relationship can be corrupted and manipulated leading to the murder and attempted murder of innocent people. It also transports the reader into a world where women are exploited as escorts for the benefit of wealthy businessmen, and to the dangerous underworld of Point Road in Durban, South Africa, during the early 1960s where prevailing social norms were inverted to satisfy every conceivable lust and passion. As a crime mystery thriller, it is suspenseful and engaging with characters assuming fake identities as a means to avenge past deeds and shows how innocent people are lured into lethal traps and situations. The narrative foregrounds a historical period in South Africa's history where one sector of the population dominated the political landscape at the expense of the majority, highlighting how this period of social engineering was able to survive without serious threat from within or from outside the country.
When a young Christian college girl named Teresa is introduced by her Spiritual Formation professor to the writings of a young mystic girl from the 16th century, Teresa of Avila, the 21st century Teresa's life is dramatically affected as ...
Author: Carolyn A. Greene
Publisher: Lighthouse Trails Publishing
When a young Christian college girl named Teresa is introduced by her Spiritual Formation professor to the writings of a young mystic girl from the 16th century, Teresa of Avila, the 21st century Teresa's life is dramatically affected as she plunges into mysticism. As the young girl falls deeper into the grips of this dark spirituality, a young mysterious man and Teresa's concerned foster grandfather, who graduated years earlier from the same school, see what is happening to the young girl, and they make plans to rescue her.
"This biography of a great corporate builder reveals the emergence of a new American way of life.
Author: Mark S. Foster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This illustrated biography of one of the most energetic, corporate builders of the early 20th century traces Fisher's transformation of the swampy, South Florida landscape into a luxurious urban locale.
Sand Yacht Rally. People from all over the world will be gathering together for an
opportunity to compete with one another.” “I want to join them.” “You have to be a
member of a yacht club or have years of experience in the desert to take part in ...
Author: Deborah Mboya
Publisher: Author House
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Aladdin and His Magic Lamp travel across North Africa to find their good fortune, but stop in Libya. Imhotep meets a Pharaoh in Egypt and the mosquitoes bug Sudan.
In Castles in the Sand, the follow up to the first book in The Beach House series, author Sally John explores themes of forgiveness and redemption. When Susan and Drake Starr discover that their 20-year-old daughter Kenzie is pregnant, their lives are turned upside down. The news sends Drake, a pastor of a huge San Diego church, reeling—and he sends Kenzie packing. Susan finds herself caught in the middle. Does loving Drake mean cutting ties with her only child? What will this path mean for her daughter? For herself? When Susan seeks the refuge of a beach house, a secret from her past resurfaces. This is a captivating story of how God's mercy is evident when our foundations crumble.
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Author: Tony Layton
Seen through the eyes of a young boy, John, we experience the highs and lows of growing up in war time Britain. Humour is a vital element to sustain people through traumas but a family can only take so much.John befriends American soldiers who are billeted in the family's hotel.One of them is a Charlie, a black soldier from New York who was a jazz musician before the war. He helps John to face up to many of the problems the war is creating within his family.The soldiers have their own pressures to deal with as they wait for "D"Day and racism is one of them..Then there is the young German Jewish boy who is trying to come to terms with his own personal trauma.John tries to protect him from fascist elements amongst the bully boys but it's an uphill struggle. In contrast to the dark side of war we see how the human spirit can sour and rise above adversity. After the deepest dark night the dawn is always the brightest.The story is based on true events.
Author: Michael Cameron DempseyPublish On: 2014-03-07
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Author: Michael Cameron Dempsey
Abu Dhabi--an obscure Middle Eastern principality that happens to be the richest city in the world. This book tells the story of Abu Dhabi's ambitions to transform itself from a sleepy sheikhdom into a thriving international metropolis and a hub of business and leisure. It traces Abu Dhabi's boom years from 2009 to 2011 from the perspective of a Westerner working for the Urban Planning Council, the government agency that planned and coordinated all of the massive development activity. Castles in the Sand explores the drastic changes in Abu Dhabi's built environment, where entire islands are forested with skyscrapers and billions of dollars in infrastructure are spent on a whim--while recounting the disorienting experience of an outsider encountering a society in which foreigners outnumber locals nine to one and modernity clashes head-on with centuries of embedded tradition. General readers will find a broad introduction to Abu Dhabi, and architects and planners will gain a firsthand glimpse inside an unprecedented experiment in city-building.
While she waited , she scooped the damp sand into a mound and patted it into a
firm shape . Then she flattened the top and started making a ... she said with a
grand gesture at the sand castle . He knelt beside her and she put her arm
10 Castles in the Sand : The Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Beach
Replenishment Clay J. Landry No federal agency has more influence on our
nation's beaches than the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ( USACE ) . Few people
Author: Donald Leal
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Many Americans today view the government as the savior of the environment. When it comes to protecting land, fish, and wildlife, the common response is to let government do it. The contributors to Government Versus the Environment encourage us to consider government in a different light by looking at clear instances of public programs that foster environmental destruction. They provide an in-depth look at of how the political process can adversely impact the quality of our environment and argue that the government's track record in managing natural resources has been and continues to be abysmal. The case studies in Government Versus the Environment will cause readers to think twice about the all-too-familiar calls for more government for the sake of the environment.
She has a nose that crinkles when she smiles , he thought . And stubbornness is
there , he thought ; the stubbornness of guildsmen battling privilege intrenched in castles , or of lowland peasants defending their marshes against the sea .
If there’s one thing Madison Lukas understands, it’s pain. The pain she feels when her mother ignores her completely. The pain her best friend endures as her parents starve her as punishment. The pain of a dangerous boy whose mother has to be carried away by law enforcement on a regular basis. She gets it. She feels the pain of others as if it were her own. But when a mysterious man claiming to be her long lost brother appears with promises of relieving her suffering, trusting him could reveal more truths than Madison is ready for. Because the truth can hurt, too.
"Extensively researched—with detailed source notes and an expansive bibliography—and cogently argued, Gerolymatos's study of diplomacy by espionage is timely and instructive.
Author: Andre Gerolymatos
"Extensively researched—with detailed source notes and an expansive bibliography—and cogently argued, Gerolymatos's study of diplomacy by espionage is timely and instructive." - Publishers Weekly With roots in imperialism and the nineteenth-century mindset of the "Great Game," Western nations have waged an intricate spy game this past century to establish control over the Middle East, secure access to key resources and regions of commerce, and prevent the spread of Soviet communism into the region. From the Suez Canal to the former Ottoman Empire, British and American intelligence communities have conspired to topple regimes and initiate Muslim leaders as pawns in a geopolitical chess game fought against Marxist expansion. Yet while the Iron Curtain was doomed to fall near the end of the twentieth century, this pattern of tunnel vision has created a different monster. The resulting resurgence of Muslim radicalism, and the induction of Arabs and other Muslims into the dark arts of espionage and sabotage, have only served to fan the flames in an already incendiary region and deepen the tensions between the Middle East and the West today. An authority on international studies and the history of guerilla warfare, André Gerolymatos offers the contemporary reader insight into the intelligence game that is still waged internationally with lethal intent, and into the Middle Eastern terrorist networks that had evolved over the decades. In this definitive account of covert operations in the Middle East, the author brings to life the extraordinary men and women whose successes and failures have shaped relations, and he reveals how the explosive nature of the region today has direct roots in the history of American and Western intervention.
The fury of tempests has thrown up a chaos of sand - hills , and the riotous waves
have torn out caverns and hollows , and scattered the beach with sea - weeds ,
shells , and drift , at highwater mark . The long , thin sea - grass on the sand ...
It has often occurred to me that since the introduction of clocks , and especially
Yankee clocks , into the world ' s economy , time has moved much more rapidly
than it did when the shadow on the dial , and the sand in the hour - glass , were
the ship for the father , he was also building castles in the air for himself , wherein
he and Idé sat as man and wife ; and that might have happened had the castles
been of stone walls , with ramparts and moats , woods and gardens . But , with ...
And while he was building the ship for the father , he was also building castles in
the air for himself , wherein he and Idé sat as man and wife ; and that might have
happened had the castles been of stone walls , with ramparts and moats ...