Description : 'Briggs is an engaging and amiable guide though the mysteries of wartime cryptography . . . a fascinating account of an outstanding young man and his time at a quite remarkable institution.' Roger Moorhouse in BBC History magazine Lord Briggs has long been regarded as one of Britain's most important historians. However, until the publication of this remarkable book, he had never written about his time at Bletchley Park. Briggs himself did not tell his wife about his wartime career until the 1970s and his parents died without ever knowing about their son's contribution to the war effort. In this meticulously researched account he finally reveals the details of his life in Hut Six working as a code breaker alongside Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman. In addition to discussing the progress of the Allies' code breaking efforts and its impact on the war, Lord Briggs considers what the Germans knew about Bletchley and how they reacted to revelatory memoirs about the Enigma machine, which were not published until the 1970s. Packed with fascinating anecdotes, this is the gripping, revelatory story of an extraordinary young man in an extraordinary place.
Description : Although the topic of habitual narcotic use first surfaced in the United States during the 1820s, it was not until after the Civil War that it became a subject of widespread public attention. Beginning in the 1870s, an increasingly urgent discussion of what some described as a national epidemic of "drug addiction" could be found in both medical journals and the popular press. Today, nearly a century and a half later, the term is so commonplace we speak of people being "addicted" to just about anything. Yet as Timothy A. Hickman argues in this revealing interdisciplinary study, the meaning of addiction has always been as much cultural as scientific and never fixed. In The Secret Leprosy of Modern Days, Hickman resituates the idea of addiction within its original late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century context. Through close readings of a broad range of literary, medical, and legal texts, he shows how Americans of that era conceptualized the dangers of drug addiction in terms of other preoccupations and fears. Anxieties about the accelerating pace of technological change, the loss of personal autonomy, and the degeneration of society attributed to both foreign influences and a decline of manliness all fed into a widespread sense of cultural crisis -- a crisis of which the spiraling "drug problem" was seen as both contributing cause and consequence. Not surprisingly, Hickman points out, deeply held assumptions of class, race, and gender also figured into the popular understanding of addiction. While white middle-class addicts were often depicted as helpless victims of the social and economic pressures of modern life, their less privileged and nonwhite counterparts were regarded as morally weak. Over time the distinction between "addict as patient" and "addict as criminal" came to be accepted by the emerging medical establishment and codified into law, eventually finding expression in the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914, the first national anti-narcotic legislation in the history of the United States -- and the basis for much thinking about addiction and drug policy ever since.
Description : Often left alone and feeling neglected by her distracted mother, six-year-old Karrie was grieving the departure of her beloved father for military duty abroad. Nothing could have been worse to her troubled mind than that. Several months later, her ten-year-old babysitter taunted her, claiming that she was being sent to an orphanage. She couldn't believe it. As soon as her mother arrived home, Karrie ran to ask whether it was true. Yes, it was true. They were leaving immediately. There was no explanation, at least not that she heard anyway. Her mother packed up all of Karries and her two-and-a-half-year-old sisters belongings. Within three hours, they were in another town, bathed, put in pajamas, and settled into a bed in a Christian childrens orphanage. Karrie didn't know anything about Christians or about Jesus and the devil when she arrived. She would now. And actually, maybe the devil was a little more interesting. However, no one would know about this unusual time in Karries life until many years later because she was sworn to a vow of secrecy.
Description : It sounds like the headline from a teen magazine! I mean, why would God care about how you feel about your hair? Well, he doesn’t necessarily care about your hair, but he cares a lot about how you feel and act. If you get into what God says in the Bible, you can learn to be like a star and feel like every day is the best hair day of your life.Secret Power to Joy, Becoming a Star, and Great Hair Days is a Bible study in the book of Philippians. Don’t worry, it’s not like school. You can do as much or as little at a time as you want, and you can do the study with a friend. You don’t even need a Bible (all the verses are included).The best part is that reading this book will change your life in big ways. You’ll learn to be content regardless of what’s going on around you, and you’ll learn how God can help you stay focused on the most important thing: Him.So, if you’re ready to start feeling better about your life, regardless of what your hair has in mind, grab this book and discover your secret power to joy.
Description : 100 Days of Journeying Deeper Into God’s Presence ...featuring Devotions by Christian Mystics: Miguel de Molinos, Jeanne Guyon and Francois Fenelon Bored with the exercises of religious ritualism and parched by the teaching of dry dogma, man searches for a way back home to the place of God’s presence. Unfortunately, this journey inward is a “road less traveled” and too few have found the way. Gene Edwards, author of Divine Romance, has gathered together key writings from three notable Christian mystics from the seventeenth century: Miguel de Molinos, Madame Jeanne Guyon, and Francois Fenelon. Over the next 100 days, you will embark on a journey into the secret place by using this Christian mystic devotional. These pioneers of God’s presence will lead you into new depths of prayer and meditation as they give you a taste of the deep fellowship with God that is available for you today! Are you living in a drought of spiritual dryness? Are you lost in the depths of spiritual loneliness? Are you longing for a moment of spiritual reality? Then 100 Days in a Secret Place is your road back home to the place of His presence!
Description : As America's favorite no-nonsense celebrity fitness trainer, Jackie Warner has years of experience showing her clients how to get red-carpet ready in no time. Now she's sharing the secret formula! She'll show you how to lose 10 pounds fast and then continue losing over 30 days. You'll look and feel better than ever. In 10 POUNDS IN 10 DAYS, Jackie reveals a program that your body will love and you will want to commit to for a lifetime. Rooted in Jackie's principles of fitness, this plan will give you a nutrient-rich, all-natural diet to jump-start your metabolism and rev up the fat burning; exercises to tone and sculpt your body to perfection; and the encouragement to turn your self-loathing into self-loving. Jackie's powerful 10 x 10 program will help you achieve your best body and the happiest you. Discover how to: DROP POUNDS RAPIDLY: Three simple 10-day eating plans and workouts-for a full 30 days of fat burning and toning EAT TO LOSE: Discover the superstar foods that encourage fat loss, satisfy cravings, and recharge your metabolism BURN FAT FAST: Specific high-intensity workouts that combine cardio-acceleration and resistance training to maximize burn and give ultimate tone in the fastest time possible KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF: The secret strategy for changing your set point so the pounds stay off permanently. Research-backed and client-proven, this program works! You'll feel better, eat healthier, exercise more efficiently, and above all, you'll lose up to 10 POUNDS IN 10 DAYS!
Description : Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A brand-new young fiction series about animals, friendship and adventure by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout.
Description : 5 Secrets to Selling your Home in Less than 30 Days (second edition), does exactly what it says. Stephen FitzMaurice, a top 5% Real Estate Agent in the United States and top 5 Listing Specialist in Portland, OR will explain how he managed to sell 112 homes in less than 30 days in 2016. Licensed Broker in Oregon since 2003, Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor, has hundreds of sales under his belt - the experience and success required to hand over the 5 secrets you need. He hangs his hat at Premiere Property Group, LLC, a top Realty company in Oregon.
Description : Success can become an every day habit in your life. The seven steps in The Success Habit Secret illustrate how to establish a consistent habit of success. Follow these steps and improve your health, relationships and lifestyle. Are you ready to change your life? -Read what Dr. Denis Waitley had to say about The Success Habit Secret. "Focus always precedes success. Specific goals become the automatic software programs shaping your future. This book creates a 'success track' you can run on to make winning your daily habit, for the rest of your life." Dr. Denis Waitley, author of "The Psychology of Winning"