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Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes ebook ISBN: 0975122908
Publisher: ANU E Press
Author: James J. Fox,Dionisio Babo-Soares
Number of Pages: 276 
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A collection of essays that examine the historical background to developments in East Timor and provide political analysis on the initial reconstruction stage in the country's transition to independence.

Ashes in the Wind

Ashes in the Wind ebook ISBN: 9780285638136
Publisher: Souvenir PressLtd
Author: Jacob Presser
Number of Pages: 556 
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Setting out the processes that allowed the Nazis to perpetuate mass murder, this detailed history documents the destruction of Dutch Jewry, from isolation to deportation and, ultimately, extermination. Focusing on a country often forgotten in Holocaust histories, this comprehensive account describes how 110,000 Jews were deported from the Netherlands to concentration camps in 1940 but less than 6,000 returned at the end of the war. Utilizing 15 years of research and documents from the Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation, the incremental demands on Jewish citizens are analyzed—starting with forced registry and ending with death at concentration camps—while demonstrating how this slow progression led the Germans involved to accept these atrocities. Graphically recounting stories of persecution, going into hiding, and life in the transit camps, it conveys the despair experienced as families and lives were destroyed, while showing how these stories fit into a wider, global picture. This newly updated version also provides additional information on Dr. Presser himself and how he wrote this book.

Beauty 4 the Ash

Beauty 4 the Ash ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Misti Kuykendall
Author: Misti Kuykendall
Number of Pages: 132 
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Ashes and Granite

Ashes and Granite ebook ISBN: 9781845194369
Publisher: Apollo Books
Author: Olivia Muñoz-Rojas
Number of Pages: 223 
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In this book, author Olivia Munoz-Rojas looks at the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath, critically examining the wartime destruction and post-war rebuilding of three prominent sites: Madrid, Bilbao, and Barcelona. Each case highlights different dimensions of the material impact of the conflict, the practical challenges of reconstruction, and the symbolic uses of the two processes by the winning side. From an original and fruitful angle, the book reveals new aspects of the Spanish Civil War and the evolution of the Franco regime, as well as more general insights into the topic of wartime destruction and post-war reconstruction of cities. The title - Ashes and Granite - both visually and texturally captures the damage caused by the war, as well as the Franco regime's concept of the ideal Hispanic construction material. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective at the intersections of urban/political history and theory, planning, and architecture, the book draws largely on unpublished archival material. Key features of the Franco regime's rebuilding program are considered, such as the priority given to rural reconstruction and the persistent search for a national architectural style. The case of Madrid centers on the failure of the Falange's ambitious plans for a neo-imperial capital as illustrative of the regime's gradual shift from state planning to privately-driven urban development. The case of Bilbao focuses on the reconstruction of the bridges of the city to demonstrate how, occasionally, the regime managed to turn destruction and reconstruction into opportunities for successfully marking the beginning of what was perceived as a new era in Spain's history. Finally, the opening of Avenida de la Catedral in Barcelona exemplifies how wartime destruction sometimes facilitated the implementation of controversial planning, acting as a catalyst for urban redevelopment. Moreover, the opening of the avenue contributed to the disclosure of the ancient Roman city-wall, allowing the regime to appropriate the ancient legacy symbolically.

Wind in the Ashes

Wind in the Ashes ebook ISBN: 0786027967
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Author: William W. Johnstone
Number of Pages: 368 
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The Rebel dream is to rebuild this nation. To build something for future generations. Outlaws and roaming gangs of thugs and punks will not be tolerated. They have no place in the society we dream of." –Ben Raines A Savage New World Anarchy and chaos have erupted out of the devastation of World War III. Now, it is one survivor's duty to lead his nation out of the ashes: legendary soldier and freedom fighter, Ben Raines. Whatever it takes, he is going to rebuild America. . .and he is going to do it his way. From his secret outpost in the far west, Raines orders his Rebels to back him in one last desperate assault against the Russian invaders and the mercenary turncoat, Sam Hartline, who joined their brutal brigade. But until reinforcement arrives, Raines is forced to wage a one-man guerilla war against the enemy. It could be the first step toward a free America—or the kamikaze warrior's final showdown. Either way, they'll be hell to pay. . .


Ogai ebook ISBN: 9780824816001
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Author: ?gai Mori
Number of Pages: 530 
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Ogai's (1862-1922) stature among modern Japanese writers is unparalleled, but until recently his work in translation has languished in scholarly monographs and journals. Japan scholar Rimer has gathered several of Ogai's best-known stories and the first complete translation of a major work, Seinen ("

Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes ebook ISBN: 160477214X
Publisher: Xulon Press
Author: Kathleen Snyder
Number of Pages: 320 
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The author chronicles her physically and mentally abusive childhood, through the years as an adult when trials heaped upon her like coals upon fire until God gave her peace. (Motivation)

Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism ebook ISBN: 0231530900
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Ewa Płonowska Ziarek
Number of Pages: 288 
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Ewa Ziarek fully articulates a feminist aesthetics, focusing on the struggle for freedom in women's literary and political modernism and the devastating impact of racist violence and sexism. She examines the contradiction between women's transformative literary and political practices and the oppressive realities of racist violence and sexism, and she situates these tensions within the entrenched opposition between revolt and melancholia in studies of modernity and within the friction between material injuries and experimental aesthetic forms. Ziarek's political and aesthetic investigations concern the exclusion and destruction of women in politics and literary production and the transformation of this oppression into the inaugural possibilities of writing and action. Her study is one of the first to combine an in-depth engagement with philosophical aesthetics, especially the work of Theodor W. Adorno, with women's literary modernism, particularly the writing of Virginia Woolf and Nella Larsen, along with feminist theories on the politics of race and gender. By bringing seemingly apolitical, gender-neutral debates about modernism's experimental forms together with an analysis of violence and destroyed materialities, Ziarek challenges both the anti-aesthetic subordination of modern literature to its political uses and the appreciation of art's emancipatory potential at the expense of feminist and anti-racist political struggles.

Inspirational Messages on Life's Journey

Inspirational Messages on Life's Journey ebook ISBN: 1512743356
Publisher: WestBow Press
Author: Becky Morphew
Number of Pages: 110 
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Our life's journey takes us through many different valleys and atop many mountains! We must completely trust God to guide us in each part of these journeys. This book "Inspirational Messages on Life's Journey" has been in the works for ten years. Little did I know when God spoke to me and told me to start writing and sending out monthly newsletters through our ministry, Sweet Aroma Ministry, that one day the articles would be compiled into a book. The articles were inspired by the different life's journey, we have experienced when we were atop the mountains or deep in the valleys. One can only speak and write, what one knows and experiences. My prayer for each of you is that somewhere hidden in the recesses of this book, you discover yourself. I pray one of my experiences will enable you to find guidance and understanding in your next step in your life’s journey.

The Phoenix File

The Phoenix File ebook ISBN: 1479748420
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Read I Myers
Number of Pages: 155 
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THE PHOENIX FILE is written as a satire focusing on the destructive results of religious atheism as it is imposed in the form of law. If it goes unchallenged every citizen will be required to live within THE BARN of a culturalized atheism. The future of freedom is in the balance. A choice lies before our nations. If we want continued freedom we must re-examine and reassert our founding Judeo-Christian values. Failing this our children will be subjected to a fully intolerant and militant atheism. Pragmatic atheism can never take credit for generating our historic religious freedoms, or such things as our system of law, property rights and the guaranteed right to life. Once these God-given rights and freedoms are lost they are only recovered at great cost. So either we stand and insist that our historic values be defended or become nations of slaves. Few, it appears, have the heart for such a struggle. Our children will live with the choice made. May I suggest therefore that you read carefully?

Cracking the Pot

Cracking the Pot ebook ISBN: 1621894681
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: Christine Berghoef
Number of Pages: 192 
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In this engrossing memoir, Christine Berghoef takes us on a journey exploring the simplicity and complexity of faith. Growing up certain she knew what life with God entailed, Berghoef soon found out otherwise. This vivid account, beginning in a conservative religious subculture that valued knowing the right answers over asking questions, will take readers on a voyage beyond dogmatism. No topic is off-limits, no stone is left unturned in this quest to discover what one really can know about God and faith, life and politics. In her winsome and witty style, the author candidly reveals to us her own doubts and struggles, which will leave you at times laughing, at other times in tears. Cracking the Pot is sure to provoke deep thinking and needed conversation about the substance of faith!

History and Popular Memory

History and Popular Memory ebook ISBN: 0231537298
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Paul A Cohen
Number of Pages: 304 
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When people experience a traumatic event, such as war or the threat of annihilation, they often turn to history for stories that promise a positive outcome to their suffering. During World War II, the French took comfort in the story of Joan of Arc and her heroic efforts to rid France of foreign occupation. To bring the Joan narrative more into line with current circumstances, however, popular retellings modified the original story so that what people believed took place in the past was often quite different from what actually occurred. Paul A. Cohen identifies this interplay between story and history as a worldwide phenomenon, found in countries of radically different cultural, religious, and social character. He focuses here on Serbia, Israel, China, France, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, all of which experienced severe crises in the twentieth century and, in response, appropriated age-old historical narratives that resonated with what was happening in the present to serve a unifying, restorative purpose. A central theme in the book is the distinction between popular memory and history. Although vitally important to historians, this distinction is routinely blurred in people's minds, and the historian's truth often cannot compete with the power of a compelling story from the past, even when it has been seriously distorted by myth or political manipulation. Cohen concludes by suggesting that the patterns of interaction he probes, given their near universality, may well be rooted in certain human propensities that transcend cultural difference.

Armageddon Now

Armageddon Now ebook ISBN: 157859300X
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Author: Jim Willis,Barbara Willis
Number of Pages: 464 
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Who knew that doomsday would be so hot? Environmental disasters, Ebola outbreaks, the popularity of reality television, and strife in the Middle East, may all be signs that time has come today. Weak and ailing after the end of the Cold War and the financial spree of the nineties, the timeless notion that the end is near is once again exerting a powerful influence on pop culture, politics, religion, and Mel Gibson. Omens and prophecies, asteroids collisions and nuclear war, oil crises and global warming, fire or ice, bang or whimper, asteroid or alien, act of God or human folly, Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z is all over doomsday prophecies. From alpha to omega, it is packed with 200 entries and 100 illustrations. Satan, saints, survivalists, and evangelical preachers known for their views on Biblical prophecies receive their due. In the end, the end has never been so thoroughly covered as in Armageddon Now. It's the last word for the end user. So, don't be left behind. Save yourself by buying this book.

Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament ebook ISBN: 0310590515
Publisher: Zondervan
Author: Zondervan,
Number of Pages: 256 
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To read the New Testament is to meet the Old Testament at every turn. But exactly how do Old Testament texts relate to their New Testament references and allusions? Moreover, what fruitful interpretive methods do New Testament texts demonstrate? Leading biblical scholars Walter Kaiser, Darrel Bock and Peter Enns each present their answers to questions surrounding the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. Contributors address elements such as Divine and human authorial intent, the context of Old Testament references, and theological grounds for an interpretive method. Each author applies his framework to specific texts so that readers can see how their methods work out in practice. Each contributor also receives a thorough critique from the other two authors. A one-stop reference for setting the scene and presenting approaches to the topic that respect the biblical text, Three Views on the New Testament Use of Old Testament gives readers the tools they need to develop their own views on this important subject. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible & Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

From the Ashes of History

From the Ashes of History ebook ISBN: 0990919110
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Author: Carlos Aguirre,Javier Villa-Flores
Number of Pages: 344 
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The formation, organization, and accessibility of archives and libraries are critical for the production of historical narratives. They contain the materials with which historians and others reconstruct past events. Archives and libraries, however, not only help produce history, but also have a history of their own. From the early colonial projects to the formation of nation states in Latin America, archives and libraries had been at the center of power struggles and conflicting ideas over patrimony and document preservation that demand historical scrutiny. Much of their collections have been lost on account of accidents or sheer negligence, but there are also cases of recovery and reconstruction that have opened new windows to the past. The essays in this volume explore several fascinating cases of destruction and recovery of archives and libraries and illuminate the ways in which those episodes help shape the writing of historical narratives and the making of collective memories.

Ashes and Diamonds

Ashes and Diamonds ebook ISBN: 9780810115194
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Author: Jerzy Andrzejewski
Number of Pages: 238 
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Originally published: Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1991.

A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms

A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms ebook ISBN: 9780700703555
Publisher: Psychology Press
Author: William Edward Soothill,Lewis Hodous
Number of Pages: 510 
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This invaluable interpretive tool, first published in 1937, is now available for the first time in a paperback edition specially aimed at students of Chinese Buddhism. Those who have endeavoured to read Chinese texts apart from the apprehension of a Sanskrit background have generally made a fallacious interpretation, for the Buddhist canon is basically translation, or analogous to translation. In consequence, a large number of terms existing are employed approximately to connote imported ideas, as the various Chinese translators understood those ideas. Various translators invented different terms; and, even when the same term was finally adopted, its connotation varied, sometimes widely, from the Chinese term of phrase as normally used by the Chinese. For instance, klésa undoubtedly has a meaning in Sanskrit similar to that of, i.e. affliction, distress, trouble. In Buddhism affliction (or, as it may be understood from Chinese, the afflicters, distressers, troublers) means passions and illusions; and consequently fan-nao in Buddhist phraseology has acquired this technical connotation of the passions and illusions. Many terms of a similar character are noted in the body of this work. Consequent partly on this use of ordinary terms, even a well-educated Chinese without a knowledge of the technical equivalents finds himself unable to understand their implications.

Ashes, Images, and Memories

Ashes, Images, and Memories ebook ISBN: 0190062401
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Nathan T. Arrington
Number of Pages: 360 
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Ashes, Images, and Memories argues that the institution of public burial for the war dead and images of the deceased in civic and sacred spaces fundamentally changed how people conceived of military casualties in fifth-century Athens. In a period characterized by war and the threat of civil strife, the nascent democracy claimed the fallen for the city and commemorated them with rituals and images that shaped a civic ideology of struggle and self-sacrifice on behalf of a unified community. While most studies of Athenian public burial have focused on discrete aspects of the institution, such as the funeral oration, this book broadens the scope. It examines the presence of the war dead in cemeteries, civic and sacred spaces, the home, and the mind, and underscores the role of material culture - from casualty lists to white-ground lekythoi-in mediating that presence. This approach reveals that public rites and monuments shaped memories of the war dead at the collective and individual levels, spurring private commemorations that both engaged with and critiqued the new ideals and the city's claims to the body of the warrior. Faced with a collective notion of "the fallen" families asserted the qualities, virtues, and family links of the individual deceased, and sought to recover opportunities for private commemoration and personal remembrance. Contestation over the presence and memory of the dead often followed class lines, with the elite claiming service and leadership to the community while at the same time reviving Archaic and aristocratic commemorative discourses. Although Classical Greek art tends to be viewed as a monolithic if evolving whole, this book depicts a fragmented and charged visual world.

Kingdom of Lesotho

Kingdom of Lesotho ebook ISBN:
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Author: International Monetary Fund
Number of Pages: 78 
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This paper describes the Kingdom of Lesotho’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) 2012/13–2016/17. NSDP recognizes, as a point of departure, the need and urgency for Lesotho to radically transform its economy. To achieve the National Vision goals and to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, the NSDP strategic goals will be to pursue high, shared, and employment-creating economic growth and develop key infrastructure. The mining investment of more than M 5 billion will lead to increased diamond exports, higher GDP, and faster growth in tax revenues.