In the Shadows of the Appalachians

Author: Cowboy Loop

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479773514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

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It was first in my thoughts for these writings to be viewed by my children and grand children. But I was compelled to set my memories, experiences, thoughts, hopes, and dreams for all youth of todays fast world. If you were raised in rural back woods, do not forget the beauty of the landscape and all living things that mother nature has blessed upon you. If you were raised in or near the city, make yourself a promise to visit rural America. Climb our mountains, explore our fields and streams, smell the vegetation, study our wildlife and you will become complete. When you think you are at the end of your rope, look to yourself for strength and guidance. You may be the wisest counselor you know.
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In the Shadow of Slavery

Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World

Author: Judith Carney

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520944852

Category: History

Page: 296

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The transatlantic slave trade forced millions of Africans into bondage. Until the early nineteenth century, African slaves came to the Americas in greater numbers than Europeans. In the Shadow of Slavery provides a startling new assessment of the Atlantic slave trade and upends conventional wisdom by shifting attention from the crops slaves were forced to produce to the foods they planted for their own nourishment. Many familiar foods—millet, sorghum, coffee, okra, watermelon, and the "Asian" long bean, for example—are native to Africa, while commercial products such as Coca Cola, Worcestershire Sauce, and Palmolive Soap rely on African plants that were brought to the Americas on slave ships as provisions, medicines, cordage, and bedding. In this exciting, original, and groundbreaking book, Judith A. Carney and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff draw on archaeological records, oral histories, and the accounts of slave ship captains to show how slaves' food plots—"botanical gardens of the dispossessed"—became the incubators of African survival in the Americas and Africanized the foodways of plantation societies.
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Shadows in the Dawn

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1623348854

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Stunning photographs and evocative text take readers to far-off Madagascar where primatologist Alison Jolly dwells and works among lemurs. These fascinating, endangered primates socialize in troops, and like humans, they are often involved in power struggles and family disputes.
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In the Shadow of Angels

Author: Charles Maldon Sr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440197911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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In his book In the Shadow of Angels,, Charles Maldon reflects upon that season of his life when he was without the peace of God. He presents the contribution of several extraordinary saints whom he addresses as angels who are largely responsible for his journey and victory into the perfect peace of God. He reveals the uniqueness of each angel and relates the love and care provided by each when he needed someone to encourage and stand by him on his march toward his purpose and calling in God. These individuals displayed strength and character that became an incentive for him to strive to be the best person that God ordained him to be. Without them being there, his life in the Deep South would almost definitely have taken a different direction. By the mercy of God, he encountered each of them at a time when he was in desperate need of love and encouragement to keep from fainting. Each of them left him with a lifetime memory and a victory of healing and peace and thankfulness.
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Shadows in the Grass

Author: Beverley Harper

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 1742625517

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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Enraged screams filled his head. Deadly shapes bore down. Animal and man driven by one single thought. Kill or be killed. Neither wanted to die. Falsely accused of a terrible crime, impetuous young aristocrat Lord Dallas Acheson is forced to flee his native Scotland, leaving behind the only woman he has ever loved-Lady Lorna de Iongh. From that day onwards, he must learn to live a different life in a land where danger is an ever-present partner. Fate takes him to southern Africa and the emerging seaport of Durban, from where he sets off to trade and hunt, seeking his fortune in the little-travelled midlands of Natal and the wilds of Zululand. Tested to the limit, Dallas discovers more than he could have imagined. Married to a woman he doesn't love, he yearns to abandon the restraints of nineteenth-century society to be with Lorna. And when the Zulu war breaks out, he finds himself torn between old and new loyalties, required to be an enemy of the land that is now his true home.
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In the Shadow of Vesuvius

A Cultural History of Naples

Author: Jordan Lancaster

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850437642

Category: History

Page: 266

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A general history of Naples explores how its culture has influenced the international arena, discussing a wide range of topics, from the region's controversial history and high rates of crime to the ruins of Pompeii and the San Carlo opera house.
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Fear In the Shadows

Author: Héron-Mimouni

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1633390977

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

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Along the corridors of Fresnes’ women’s prison, within its cells, death is on the prowl. Suspicious fatalities mean fear is hovering over the inmates. Are they suicides...or murders? Louise delves into an investigation which will put her life in danger. Does she know too much? How did she find the clues that eluded her? And who is threatening the women detainees? Behind the grey stone walls of the prison, Louise’s past rears its head, coming back to haunt her. Yet she will have little time to draw strength from her memories of the past to help her fight against an invisible enemy. Fear in the Shadows, a novel filled with unrelenting suspense which in its guise of crime novel paints a picture of prison life. An immersion into the world of the penitentiary.
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In the Shadows of State and Capital

The United Fruit Company, Popular Struggle, and Agrarian Restructuring in Ecuador, 1900–1995

Author: Steve Striffler

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822328636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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In the Shadows of State and Capital tells the story of how Ecuadorian peasants gained, and then lost, control of the banana industry.
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Man in the Shadows

Inside the Middle East Crisis with a Man Who Led the Mossad

Author: Efraim Halevy

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429904984

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Israel's Mossad is thought by many to be one of the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world. In Man in the Shadows, Efraim Halevy—a Mossad officer since 1961 and its chief between 1998 and 2002—provides an unprecedented portrait of the Middle East crisis. Having served as the secret envoy of prime ministers Rabin, Shamir, Netanyahu, Barak, and Sharon, Halevy was privy to many of the top-level negotiations that determined the progress of the region's struggle for peace during the years when the threat of Islamic terror became increasingly powerful. Informed by his extraordinary access, he writes candidly about the workings of the Mossad, the prime ministers he served under, and the other major players on the international stage: Yasir Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Hafiz al-Assad, Mu'amar Gadhafi, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush. From the vantage point of a chief in charge of a large organization, he frankly describes the difficulty of running an intelligence agency in a time when heads of state are immersed, as never before, in using intelligence to protect their nations while, at the same time, acting to protect themselves politically. Most important, he writes fiercely and without hesitation about how the world might achieve peace in the face of the growing threat from Islamic terrorist organizations. In this gripping inside look, Halevy opens his private dossier on events past and present: the assassination attempt by the Mossad on the life of Khaled Mashal, now the leader of Khammas; the negotiations surrounding the Israeli-Jordan Peace Accord and its importance for the stability of the region; figures in the CIA, like Jim Angleton and George Tenet, with whom he worked (Halevy even shares his feelings about Tenet's abrupt resignation). He tells the truth about what the Mossad really knew before 9/11. He writes candidly about assessing the threat of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the region and beyond, and what this spells for the future of international stability and survival. He touches on the increasing visibility of the CIA in the Middle East and openly shares his misgivings about both the report of the 9/11 Commission and the Middle East road map to peace that was pressed on all sides of the conflict by the U.S. government. He looks at the terrorist attacks in Madrid and London and their far-reaching effects, and states the unthinkable: We have yet to see the worst of what the radical Islamic terrorists are capable of. Sure to be one of the year's most talked-about books, this fierce and intelligent account of will be a must-read for those looking to hear from a man who wielded his influence, in the shadows, to save the Middle East and the world from a never-ending cycle of violence and destruction.
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