Description : The author of several books on music and culture looks at the various roles of music during World War I, from "La Marseillaise" to "Over There," and examines music's ability to reflect the profound doubts, passions, and aspirations of society, both during the war and in its aftermath. (Performing Arts)
Description : A gripping addition to WWII literature. Little-known history of the B-29 in India and China and a pilot's thirteen months of captivity in Japan.
Description : A board of depraved billionaires, called the Directorate, has masterminded all the mass shootings in America and brainwashed thousands of doctors, professors, and politicians. Driven by a perverted patriotic zeal, they now control all the nation’s most influential institutions. Their deranged strategies have exploded into a violent battle where demons and thugs clash in deadly combat against angels and heroes for the soul of America. If Sandy Baker's band of commandos loses the battle, the nation will never again enjoy its lost moral dignity. If she wins, truth will prevail over the hidden source of chaos that enrages all true patriots. Proof Through the Night offers hope to an outraged generation by revealing the unseen powers bent on destroying this sweet land of liberty.
Description : Set in and around Baltimore, Maryland, during the final year of the War of 1812, the story revolves around Mary Pickersgill, the flag maker who was commissioned to sew the oversized garrison flag that flew over Fort McHenry, hence to be known as the Star-Spangled Banner. At the same time, in the small hamlet of Upper Marlboro, three friends--Liam O'Connor, Nathaniel Atkinson, and Malcolm Dalrymple--set out on adventures of their own, setting out to free their friend, the elderly Dr. William Beanes, who has been imprisoned by the British for espionage. Along the way, they will become ensnared in the war, which has now centered around Baltimore; and they will interact with some of the more colorful historic figures of the time, including the lawyer who penned the words to our national anthem--Francis Scott Key.
Description : Proof Through the Night offers hope to an outraged generation by revealing the unseen powers bent on destroying this sweet land of liberty. If Sandy Baker's band of commandos loses the battle, the nation will never again enjoy its lost moral dignity. If she wins, truth will prevail over the hidden source of chaos that enrages all true patriots.
Description : With the publication of Naked Lunch in 1959, William Burroughs abruptly brought international letters into the postmodern age. Beginning with his very early writing (including a chapter from his and Jack Kerouac's never-before-seen collaborative novel), Word Virus follows the arc of Burroughs's remarkable career, from his darkly hilarious "routines" to the experimental cut-up novels to Cities of the Red Night and The Cat Inside. Beautifully edited and complemented by James Grauerholz's illuminating biographical essays, Word Virus charts Burroughs's major themes and places the work in the context of the life. It is an excellent tool for the scholar and a delight for the general reader. Throughout a career that spanned half of the twentieth century, William S. Burroughs managed continually to be a visionary among writers. When he died in 1997, the world of letters lost its most elegant outsider.
Description : Never a dull moment might best describe "America's Children." From the joy and trials of raising three small children to the despair of a broken family, your future and your family's may be at risk if unwise choices are made. The painful reality of a State dependency for the children grew into a three-headed monster with venomous fangs that were well-equipped to striking and tearing at my loved ones. It was our families that built and protected this great-nation; it is our job to build strong families and to protect them. The parenting journey is rewarding and challenging; victory belongs to those who have faith - faith in our God!
Description : The poetry of Ruth Kibler Peck reflects her love for life and her interest in people, history, literature, and art. She uses both rhyming forms and free verse to explore these topics. More than half of the poems in this volume have received national, state, or local awards. Peck brings to her poetry a womans sensitivity, a mothers understanding, a scholars thirst for truth, a teachers joy of discovery, a friends loyalty, and the writers quest for just the right word.
Description : A Harvard-trained neurosurgeon shares a minute-by-minute account of his religiously transformative near-death experience and revealing week-long coma, describing his scientific study of near-death phenomena while explaining what he learned about the nature of human consciousness. 200,000 first printing.