From Admiral George Dewey's legendary naval victory in Manila Bay to the Rough Riders' heroic charge up San Juan Hill, from Roosevelt's rise to the presidency to charges of U.S. military misconduct in the Philippines, Honor in the Dust ...
Author: Gregg Jones
“Fascinating.”—New York Times Book Review • “Well-written.”—The Boston Globe • “Extraordinary.”—The Christian Science Monitor • “A compelling page-turner.”—Adam Hochschild On the eve of a new century, an up-and-coming Theodore Roosevelt set out to transform the U.S. into a major world power. The Spanish-American War would forever change America's standing in global affairs, and drive the young nation into its own imperial showdown in the Philippines. From Admiral George Dewey's legendary naval victory in Manila Bay to the Rough Riders' heroic charge up San Juan Hill, from Roosevelt's rise to the presidency to charges of U.S. military misconduct in the Philippines, Honor in the Dust brilliantly captures an era brimming with American optimism and confidence as the nation expanded its influence abroad.
The grandfather of Christian fiction returns with the story of what happened to the winslow family during an earlier era when the Tudors reigned—tracing the doomed rise of Stuart Winslow within the salacious court of King Henry VIII. The determined Stuart Winslow will go to any lengths to lift himself and his widowed mother out of poverty. After a distant relative manages to secure a place for Stuart in the court of King Henry VIII, Stuart quickly learns that the court is really a wicked cauldron of vices, power plays, and temptation. As Stuart rises at court, he is asked to find and deliver for execution an enemy of the king—William Tyndale, an acquaintance of Stuart’s whose sole ambition is to translate the Bible into the language of the common man. Does Stuart fall prey to his dangerous ambition and accept the assignment? Or is he willing to face death at the stake for the sake of Christ? In Honor in the Dust, bestselling author Gilbert Morris captures the tone of the Tudor period beautifully, chronicling the period’s excesses with skill and prudence. But like Morris’s other novels, it also contrasts those excesses with the godly behavior of real-life characters like William Tyndale. In this captivating historical drama, Stuart Winslow is caught between two worlds: one that promises material and worldly success, and one that promises salvation. Is his faith strong enough to withstand such a challenge?
South Carolina, 1865. The army of General Sherman has ravaged the state, and Captain John Hutchinson comes home from the war to find his world-and a way of life-in ashes. He struggles to work his plantation lands again, all the while anxious about a wounded brother wavering between life and death, and though tempted to despair, he finds a source of hope and strength when he falls in love with Emma DuBose. This beautiful young woman soon becomes the center of his life, but their happiness is threatened when John learns of a shocking crime committed at his plantation by enemy soldiers and kept secret from him for months. Embittered by a futile pursuit for justice, John finally reveals the terrible news to Emma, unaware that she is haunted by the memory of her own deadly and brutal encounter during the war. Together, they must find the faith and courage to face an uncertain future and overcome the horrors of the past.
Then may my foe pursue my soul and overtake it , and may he trample my life into the ground , and bury my honor in the dust ( v . 5 ) .
Author: Saint John Chrysostom
Publisher: Holy Cross Press
While St. John Chrysostom may have commented on all 150 psalms in the Psalter, commentary has survived on only fifty-eight. In these volumes, Robert Charles Hill has prepared an excellent translation of the commentary - in Volume One Psalms 4-13, 44-50, and in Volume Two Psalms 109-150 (with the exception of the long Ps 119) - all appearing for the first time in English. In this work, probably composed while he was still in Antioch, Chrysostom's brilliance as an exegete of the "literal school" of Antioch shines forth, even as he works with the metaphorical language and imagery of the psalms. As Hill writes, "it is fascinating to watch Chrysostom . . . coming to grips with this lyrical material, achieving some sense of comfort, and eventually devising - for the first time? - his own hermeneutical principles for coping with such texts." The extensive Introduction in Volume One covers basic issues on the commentary, including its origins, its relationship to Chrysostom's other exegetical work, his attitude to Scripture, and the theology, spirituality and other moral accents of the commentary. Comment on Chrysostom's text is also given in endnotes, and indexes are provided in each volume. -- ‡c From publisher's description.
The first book from LA Times Book Prize and Printz Honor winner A.S. King--a witty, snarky tale of love and family, revenge and reincarnation, and pirates.
Author: A.S. King
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The first book from LA Times Book Prize and Printz Honor winner A.S. King--a witty, snarky tale of love and family, revenge and reincarnation, and pirates. In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with "the dust of one hundred dogs," dooming her to one hundred lives as a dog before returning to a human body-with her memories intact. Now she's a contemporary American teenager and all she needs to escape her no-good family and establish a luxurious life of her own is a shovel and a ride to Jamaica...
Kagiso Lesego Molope was born in South Africa in 1976 where she also grew up, before moving to Canada in 1997. DANCING IN THE DUST is her first novel.
Author: Kagiso Lesego Molope
Publisher: Tsar Publications
Fiction. It is the turbulent 1980s in apartheid South Africa, when even the ordinary life is full of danger and uncertainty. Tihelo, a thirteen-year-old girl lives with her older sister Keitumetse and their mother Kgomotso in a township outside Pretoria. Life in this brutalized South Africa holds mysteries of other sorts. DANCING IN THE DUST is a moving story of growing up in a fearful, oppressive society, where the only comfort for the young is dream and romance, and the only free option that of rebellion. Kagiso Lesego Molope was born in South Africa in 1976 where she also grew up, before moving to Canada in 1997. DANCING IN THE DUST is her first novel.
this long for you, but I have been waiting a thousand years to meet you, will you please do me the honor of being my wife?” I looked at him for a split ...
Author: Karoleen Brucks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Even as a little girl, Selene had always been adventurous, climbing trees and finding new adventures in every nook and cranny. She was never accepted by either gender all children thought she was too outspoken and strange. Little did she know how different she truly was until an encounter with a mysterious stranger changes her life forever. Readers can witness the intriguing events unfold in Valley of Dust, a novel by Karoleen Vry Brucks. Growing up, Selene was too different and never really fit anywhere. Now 22, she literally lived the life of a starving artist, taking up art at Penland School of Crafts and bartending at night to pay the bills. Only her dreams of a gorgeous mystery man gave her comfort and the strength to go forward. While out jogging at night, Selene is attacked then rescued by a man with silver hair. From the moment that Lucian saw Selene, he knew she was special and that she was his destiny. He sent his brother, Anton, out to watch over her and protect her while she is still unaware of her true nature. Lucian, however, didn't foresee that Anton and Selene would be mutually attracted to each other. Will Selene come between the two brothers? How will she handle the truth about what she is and the power that courses through her veins? Readers can unravel the exciting answers as they explore the Valley of Dust.
"--Wayne Smith, FBI (retired) "Lynette Eason once again pens a gripping thriller. I can't wait for her next installment of the Blue Justice series!
Author: Lynette Eason
Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. With three brothers and two sisters, she's never without someone to hang out with--or fight with. And she knows they'll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life. Determined to discover exactly what happened, Izzy's investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll--including someone from her own family. With her dead partner's handsome homicide detective brother Ryan shadowing her every move, Izzy's head is spinning. How can she secure justice for her partner when doing so could mean sending someone she loves to prison? And how will she guard her heart when the man she's had a secret crush on for years won't leave her side? With her signature fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat action, Lynette Eason invites readers into a captivating new series where justice is a family affair.
The deepest pleasures these novels afford come from observing a great satiric writer employ his gifts with extraordinary subtlety, delicacy, and human feeling, for purposes that are ultimately anything but satiric.
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Hachette UK
Evelyn Waugh's acclaimed World War II trilogy comprises the three acclaimed novels Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender. This narrative spanning the war, based in part on Evelyn Waugh's own experiences as an army officer, is the author's surpassing achievement as a novelist. Its central character is Guy Crouchback, head of an ancient but decayed Catholic family, who at first discovers new purpose in the challenge to defend Christian values against Nazi barbarism, but then gradually finds the complexities and cruelties of war overwhelming. Though often somber, Sword of Honor is also a brilliant comedy, peopled by the fantastic figures so familiar from Waugh's early satires. The deepest pleasures these novels afford come from observing a great satiric writer employ his gifts with extraordinary subtlety, delicacy, and human feeling, for purposes that are ultimately anything but satiric.
Where did they serve? And where did they go afterwards? This book looks at the young men, some were sons of our earliest pioneers, who enlisted in World War I and who went off on the "big adventure".
Author: Di Barrie
Category: Amyton (S.A.)
"Looking at the township of Willowie today, and where the communities of Booleroo Whim and Amyton once stood, it is hard to believe that over 154 young service men and women with a connection to the area put up their hands to serve their King and Country in two world wars, and more recently a war in Vietnam. The Willowie Memorial Hall houses their Honour Rolls, and while we can look at the names and respect the service they have done, who were they? Where did they serve? And where did they go afterwards? This book looks at the young men, some were sons of our earliest pioneers, who enlisted in World War I and who went off on the "big adventure". Their sons and daughters enlisted when they were called on again to serve for World War II. As the number of families living here dwindled, there were fewer young people to take up the challenge. Families mourned a young person who did their duty, never to return. Others came back and made a good life, some struggled to make sense of it all. The farming population of the Willowie Plain has diminished, but we honour those who have gone before us." -- cover description.