Tanya Novak will never forget the night, seven years ago, when she had to flee from the KGB, leaving her wounded father behind. She hasn't seen him since. Nor does she understand the mystery that swirls around Feodor Kuzmich, the man in the coffin under the Russian monastery where her father was wounded. And what happened to the gold snuff box that the priest took from that coffin and gave to Yuri, Tanya's father? Attorney Shannon Reed's life was fairly uncomplicated -- until she and Carolyn Dawson, the personal secretary of billionaire R. C. Cooper, purchased an old bloodstained Civil War Bible in Phoenix. On Carolyn's way home to England, her plane crashed in Colorado. Now the Bible, in its impact-proof case, is missing...and R.C. insists that Shannon be the one to follow the trail. That trail will introduce Shannon -- and Tanya -- to a long list of odd characters, all of whom seem to want something very badly. Which ones can they trust -- and which not? And what is the explanation for the bizarre gift that has set Tanya apart since her birth in Russia's far north?
Author: Robert Cornuke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Learn the best methods for winning people to Christ with the help of CityTeam Ministries. In a follow up to their book Miraculous Movements, the missionaries of CityTeam share more insights into how best to share God's love around the world. The authors take you beyond their work in Africa to California to show how the biblical principles used by the early church in the Book of Acts can work for us today. This book highlights the key scriptural principles that help Christians use faith-based discipleship to reach out in love in their own communities. The authors outline the principle of service to others that open doors of opportunity to the work of the gospel. Features include: Biblical principles for reaching new people for Christ Ways to lead people to Christ by leading them through the story of the Bible Stories of Gods work around the world
True Stories of God's Power Through Ordinary People
Author: Patrick Robertson,David Watson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
An anthology of some of the most provocative writing that has been done in this century about the press, this volume includes articles by Walter Lippman, Clifton Daniel, John Hersey, Louis Brandeis, Upton Sinclair, and others.
100 Years of Media Criticism
Author: Tom Goldstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A critical thinking approach emphasizing science and applications An award-winning author team challenges students to think critically about the concepts, controversies, and applications of social psychology using abundant tools, both in text and online. (NEW) infographics examine important topics like social class, social media effects, and research methodology. InQuizitive online assessment reinforces fundamental concepts, and PowerPoints, test questions, and (NEW) Concept Videos, will help you create the best course materials in the shortest amount of time. Please note that this version of the ebook does not include access to any media or print supplements that are sold packaged with the printed book.
Author: Tom Gilovich,Dacher Keltner,Serena Chen,Richard E. Nisbett
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
With Special Reference to Cartoons
Author: Michael M. Milenkovitch
Category: Caricatures and cartoons
In the 20th century, many mathematicians in Russia made great contributions to the field of mathematics. This invaluable book, which presents the main achievements of Russian mathematicians in that century, is the first most comprehensive book on Russian mathematicians. It has been produced as a gesture of respect and appreciation for those mathematicians and it will serve as a good reference and an inspiration for future mathematicians. It presents differences in mathematical styles and focuses on Soviet mathematicians who often discussed “what to do” rather than “how to do it”. Thus, the book will be valued beyond historical documentation. The editor, Professor Yakov Sinai, a distinguished Russian mathematician, has taken pains to select leading Russian mathematicians — such as Lyapunov, Luzin, Egorov, Kolmogorov, Pontryagin, Vinogradov, Sobolev, Petrovski and Krein — and their most important works. One can, for example, find works of Lyapunov, which parallel those of Poincaré; and works of Luzin, whose analysis plays a very important role in the history of Russian mathematics; Kolmogorov has established the foundations of probability based on analysis. The editor has tried to provide some parity and, at the same time, included papers that are of interest even today. The original works of the great mathematicians will prove to be enjoyable to readers and useful to the many researchers who are preserving the interest in how mathematics was done in the former Soviet Union. Contents:Lyapunov (A New Case of Integrability of Differential Equations of Motion of a Solid Body in Liquid)Luzin (Sur l'absolue convergence des series trigonometriques)SteklovEgorov (Mathematics and Religion in Moscow, by C E Ford)Smirnov (Sur les polynomes orthogonaux a une veriable complexe)Bernstein (Sur la meilleure approximation sur tout l'axe reel des fonctions continues par des fonctions entieres de degre fini)UrysohnChebotaryovVinogradov (Representation of an Odd Number as the Sum of Three Primes)Aleksandrov (Sur la notion de dimension des ensembles fermes)MenshovGelfond (Sur le septierie probleme de Hilbert)Khinchin (Three Pearls of Number Theory)Kolmogorov (Local Structure of Turbulence in an Incompressible Viscous Fluid at Very Large Reynolds Numbers)Pontryagin (Homotopic Classification of an (n+2)-Dimensional Spheres into an n-Dimensional Spheres)Gelfand (On Identities for Eigenvalues of a Second Order Differential Operators)Sobolev (On a Theorem of Functional Analysis)Petrovsky (On Problem of some PDE's)Krein (On Extreme Points of Regularly Convex Sets)Liusternik (Topology and Variational Problem)Rokhlin (Proof of Gudkov's Hypothesis)Novikov (Periodic Groups)Bogoliubov (Mathematical Problems of Quantum Field Theory)Aleksandrov (Neue ungleichungen fur die mischvolumen konvexer korper)Kantorovich (A New Method of Solving of Some Classes of Extremal Problems)Malcev (Free Topological Algebras)Linnik (An Application of the Theory of Matrices and of Lobatschevskian Geometry to the Theory of Dirichlet's Real Characters)Markov (The Theory of Algorithms)Lavrentev (On the Theory of Quasi-Conformal Mapping of Three-Dimensional Domains)Tikhonov (Ueber die Erweiteung von Raumen)Delone (Sur le nombre de representations d'un nombre par une forme eubique a discriminent negatif)Keldysh (On the Completeness of the Eigenfunctions of Some Classes of Non-Self Adjoint Linear Operators)Faddeevand other articles Readership: General mathematicians. Keywords:Geometry & Topology;Analysis & Differential Equations;Algebra & Number TheoryReviews:“For anyone who wants an overview of mathematics in Russia during the 20th century there is now the volume Russian Mathematicians in the 20th century … It shall remain on my book shelf as a monument over a heroic generation.”Professor Lennart Carleson Institute of Mathematics, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden “The list selected is very representative both topically and geographically. It covers research in all areas of mathematics … The 33 persons in the list worked not only in Moscow and Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), but also in Kiev, Odessa, Kazan, and Novosibirsk. Most of the work presented in this volume was done during the Soviet era when the Russian mathematical community was artificially isolated from the international one for political reasons. Thus to develop their subjects, Soviet mathematicians needed to be self-sufficient. And this volume shows that they indeed succeeded in it. The originality of the Russian mathematical school is clearly seen when one reads the papers included in the book. Altogether this volume gives a very strong impression of the versatility, originality and strength of the Russian mathematical school.”L D Faddeev Petersburg Department of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics , Russian Academy of Sciences “This book is fascinating … It shows the greatness of Russian or Soviet mathematicians and the foundations on which younger mathematicians could build up, leading to world leadership until the end of the Soviet Union when the exodus started.”F Hirzebruch Emeritus Professor of Mathematics University of Bonn
Author: Yakov Sinai
Publisher: World Scientific
Category: Lutheran Church
Julian Barnes’ meisterhafter Roman über Dmitri Schostakowitsch Im Mai 1937 wartet ein Mann jede Nacht neben dem Fahrstuhl seiner Leningrader Wohnung darauf, dass Stalins Schergen kommen und ihn abholen. Der Mann ist der Komponist Schostakowitsch, und er wartet am Lift, um seiner Familie den Anblick seiner Verhaftung zu ersparen. Die Gunst der Mächtigen zu erlangen, hat zwei Seiten: Stalin, der sich plötzlich für seine Musik zu interessieren scheint, verlässt noch in der Pause die Aufführung seiner Oper »Lady Macbeth von Mzensk«. Fortan ist Schostakowitsch ein zum Abschuss freigegebener Mann. Durch Glück entgeht er der Säuberung, doch was bedeutet es für einen Künstler, keine Entscheidung frei treffen zu können? In welchem Verhältnis stehen Kunst und Unterdrückung, Diktatur und Kreativität zueinander, und ist es verwerflich, wenn man sich der Macht beugt, um künstlerisch arbeiten zu können? Im neuen Roman von Julian Barnes wird das von Repressionen geprägte Leben von Schostakowitsch in meisterhafter Knappheit dargestellt – ein großartiger Künstlerroman, der die Frage der Integrität stellt und traurige Aktualität genießt.
Author: Julian Barnes
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Now in paperback, Madame Chiang Kai-shek is the first biography of one of history’s most intriguing and controversial political figures. Beautiful, brilliant, and captivating, Madame Chiang Kai-shek seized unprecedented power during China’s long and violent civil war. She passionately argued against Chinese Communism in the international arena and influenced decades of Sino-American relations and modern Chinese history. Raised in one of China’s most powerful families and educated at Wellesley College, Soong Mayling went on to become wife, chief adviser, interpreter, and propagandist to Nationalist leader Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. She sparred with international leaders like Churchill and Roosevelt, and impressed Westerners and Chinese alike with her acumen, charm, and glamour. But she was also decried as a manipulative Dragon Lady,” and despised for living in American-style splendor while Chinese citizens suffered under her husband’s brutal oppression. The result of years of extensive research in the United States and abroad, and written with access to previously classified CIA and diplomatic files, Madame Chiang Kai-shek objectively evaluates one of the most powerful and fascinating women of the twentieth century.
China's Eternal First Lady
Author: Laura Tyson Li
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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The Story of a British Officer Captured Siberia
Author: Francis McCullagh
In this book, Harlan Field boldly asks modern Americans to leave behind their old politics which have placed America's greatness in jeopardy and exhorts us to pursue a new political strategy that will assure America's great tradition for its future generations. "As we enter a new millennium," Harlan observes, "we stand poised to discard the crowning achievement of the last thousand years-the modern Nation-State. The only known entity that is capable of preserving Freedom and opportunity for the individual, justice for the masses, a healthy environment, a stable society and a vibrant economy is falling victim to the seemingly invincible juggernaut of Globalism. The five cardinal prerogatives of a free people are all being surrendered with little debate and even less thought. The rights of a sovereign people to formulate their own independent foreign policy, to raise and command a national army, to admit or exclude aliens, to levy tariffs on goods of foreign manufacture, and to coin their own money are under attack all over the world through such peculiar pretenders to legitimacy as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the European Union (E.U.). W e no longer can even remember what makes a group of people into a nation: A common culture, a common heritage, a common language, shared goals, shared sacrifice, shared progress." This book is a must read for our politicians on the left and on the right, lest, because of party politics, America is made to give into a secondary role on the world stage of ruthless politics and demagoguery.
Author: Harlan Field
Category: Political Science
The true story of the American West on film, through its shooting stars and the directors who shot them... Howard Hughes explores the Western, running from John Ford’s 'Stagecoach' to the revisionary 'Tombstone'. Writing with panache and fresh insight, he explores 27 key films, and draws on production notes, cast and crew biographies, and the films’ box-office success, to reveal their place in western history. He shows how through reinvention and resurrection, this genre continually postpones the big adios and avoids ending up in Boot Hill...permanently. Major films covered include the best from genre giants John Ford, Howard Hawks and John Wayne, plus classics 'High Noon', 'Shane', 'The Magnificent Seven' and 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'. 'Stagecoach to Tombstone' makes many more stops along the way, examining well-known blockbusters and lowly B-movie oaters alike. It examines comedy westerns, adventures ‘south of the border’, singing cowboys and the varied depiction of Native Americans on screen. Hughes also engagingly charts the genre’s timely renovation by Sam Peckinpah ('Ride the High Country' and 'The Wild Bunch' ), Sergio Leone ('Once Upon a Time in the West') and Clint Eastwood ('The Outlaw Josey Wales' and 'Unforgiven'). Presented too are the best of western trivia, a filmography of essential films - and ten aficionados and critics, including Alex Cox, Christopher Frayling, Philip French and Ed Buscombe, give their verdict on the best in the west.
The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Westerns
Author: Howard Hughes
Category: Performing Arts