Mandarin Grammar Quick Reference Guide

Author: Lung-Hua Gail Hu

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423204206

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 6

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Featuring Mandarin characters (ideograms), pinyin (Mandarin transliterated into the Latin alphabet) and English translations, this 3-panel guide provides grammar essentials for students, travelers, and business people.

Archibald Simpson's Unpeaceable Kingdom

The Ordeal of Evangelicalism in the Colonial South

Author: Peter N. Moore

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498569919

Category: History

Page: 252

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This book draws on the life of Presbyterian minister and diarist Archibald Simpson (1734–1795) to examine the history of evangelical Protestantism in South Carolina and the British Atlantic during the last half of the eighteenth century. The author reconstructs the ordeal of the evangelical movement and analyzes the effects of the Great Awakening.

Books in Print

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Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Sword of Attila

A Novel of the Last Years of Rome

Author: Michael Curtis Ford

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429904391

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Only one man has the power and courage to preserve Rome from utter destruction-but to save the Empire, he must first overcome the Sword of Attila. In an epic campaign that historians have called the most crucial in history, two great warriors match strength and tactics in a colossal struggle for the fate of the known world. Ultimate authority in the fragile Western Empire rests on the shoulders of one man. Adhering to the ancient code of honor on which Rome was founded, he wages a single-minded struggle against barbarian invasions and internal decadence to prevent a catastrophic reign of terror. Respected and feared by friends and enemies alike, he is Count Flavius Aetius, Supreme General of the Legions-better known to history as the Last of the Romans. Facing him is a foe who has led his Asian hordes on a rampage of conquest and terror, from the barren steppes of the north to the very sands of Persia, ruthlessly destroying vast swaths of civilization. Now he and his army of fierce horsemen have penetrated deep into Europe and are poised to strike at the heart of the empire, the city of Rome itself. The entire world shudders at mention of this man's name-Attila the Hun. Horrified victims call him the Scourge of God. On a sweltering June day in A.D. 451, the fates of these two titans of antiquity collide in a conflict of such massive carnage and heroism as to dwarf nearly every other single battle in history. Though little known today, this monumental contest on a remote plain in Gaul determined the fate of Europe-and the very course of civilization. In The Sword of Attila, Michael Curtis Ford once again demonstrates his mastery as a chronicler of battle, honor, and ancient worlds.

The Facts on File Companion to American Poetry

Author: Burt Kimmelman,Temple Cone,Randall Huff

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 9780816069507

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 696

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The Facts On File Companion to American Poetry is a new and indispensable encyclopedic guide to American poetry with more than 1,100 entries, ranging in length from 500 to more than 3,500 words. Intended for high school and college students, this invaluable resource explores the various writers, works, themes, and movements of this intriguing literary genre. Volume 1 contains entirely new material, including new entries on poems, and extensive, new coverage on poets before 1900. Volume 2 is a revised and updated edition of The Facts On File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, with more than 100 new entries added on important poems and recent poets. Appendixes include a general bibliography and a list of winners for major poetry prizes. Coverage includes: Poets, representing a range of styles, influences, and ethnicities, from the Puritan period to today's avant-garde and from the most widely studied and anthologized to the obscure but influential Major poems Important literary schools and movements in American poetry, including Abolitionist, Transcendentalist, Romantic, Beat, Imagist, Fugitive, Black Mountain, Deep Image, Objectivist, Language, and others Influential periodicals, critical essays, and poetry collections Major poetry awards and societies.