Bigger Than Ben Hur

Author by : Barbara Ryan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Syracuse University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 62
Total Download : 584
File Size : 53,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : First published in 1880, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ became a best-seller. The popular novel spawned an 1899 stage adaptation, reaching audiences of over 10 million, and two highly successful film adaptations. For over a century, it has become a ubiquitous pop cultural presence, representing a deeply powerful story and monumental experience for some and a defining work of bad taste and false piety for others. The first and only collection of essays on this pivotal cultural icon, Bigger Than "Ben-Hur" addresses Lew Wallace’s beloved classic to explore its polarizing effect and to expand the contexts within which it can be studied. In the essays gathered here, scholars approach Ben-Hur from multiple directions— religious and secular, literary, theatrical, and cinematic—to understand not just one story in varied formats but also what they term the "Ben-Hur tradition." Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, contributions include the rise of the Protestant novel in the United States; relationships between and among religion, spectacle, and consumerism; the "New Woman" in early Hollywood; and a "wish list" for future adaptations, among others. Together, these essays explore how this remarkably fluid story of faith, love, and revenge has remained relevant to audiences across the globe for over 130 years.


Chronicling Ben Hur S Climb 1880 1924

Author by : Barbara Ryan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 83
Total Download : 619
File Size : 43,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : First published in 1880, Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur is one of the best-selling novels of all time. Employing analytical strategies from the fields of literature, fan studies, reception history, and media research, Barbara Ryan traces Ben-Hur’s popularity from 1880 to 1924. She analyzes fan mail as well as a wide range of manuscript and print sources, using as her starting place two letters in which admirers declared that they would rather be the author of Ben-Hur than to be President of the United States. Ryan’s discussion of the novel in terms of its contemporary fandom makes it possible for her to dispel misconceptions about the novel’s audience which include assumptions about its popularity with all Christians. She makes fascinating connections between Ben-Hur, slavery discourse, and the changing nature of U.S. politics to challenge critics who assume that Wallace consciously used a sure-fire formula. By shedding light on attempts to squash the novel’s popularity, Ryan examines dramatizations of Ben-Hur by amateurs and on Broadway. Her in-depth reception history of Ben-Hur’s incarnations in print and on stage establishes the novel’s importance for understanding nineteenth-century U.S. literature, politics, and culture.


Star Attractions

Author by : Tamar Jeffers McDonald
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fandom & Culture
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 15
Total Download : 631
File Size : 44,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : During Hollywood's "classic era," from the 1920s to 1950s, roughly twenty major fan magazines were offered each month at American newsstands and abroad. These publications famously fed fan obsessions with celebrities such as Mae West and Elvis Presley. Looking at these magazines with fresh regarding eyes and treating them as primary sources, the contributors of this collection provide unique insights into contemporary assumptions about the relationship between fan and star, performer and viewer. In doing so, they reveal the magazines to be a huge and largely untapped resource on a wealth of subjects, including gender roles, appearance and behavior, and national identity.


Rewriting The Ancient World

Author by : Lisa Maurice
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 82
Total Download : 201
File Size : 53,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Rewriting the Ancient World looks at how and why the ancient world, including not only the Greeks and Romans, but also Jews and Christians, has been rewritten in popular fictions of the modern world.


The Two Frank Thrings

Author by : Peter Fitzpatrick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Monash University Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 54
Total Download : 462
File Size : 41,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : They shared a name, of course, and their physical resemblance was startling. And both Frank Thrings were huge figures in the landscape of twentieth-century Australian theatre and film. But in many ways they could hardly have been more different. Frank Thring the father (1882–1936) began his career as a sideshow conjuror, and he wheeled, dealed and occasionally married his way into becoming the legendary ‘F.T.’ — impresario, speculator and owner of Efftee Films, Australia’s first ‘talkies’ studio. He built for himself an image of grand patriarchal respectability, a sizeable fortune, and all the makings of a dynasty. Frank Thring the son (1926–1994) squandered the fortune and derailed the dynasty in the course of creating his own persona — a unique presence that could make most stages and foyers seem small. He won fame playing tyrants in togas in Hollywood blockbusters, then, suddenly, came home to Melbourne to play perhaps his finest role — that of Frank Thring, actor and personality extraordinaire. Central to this role was that Frank the son was unapologetically and outrageously gay. Peter Fitzpatrick’s compelling dual biography tells the story of two remarkable characters. It’s a kind of detective story, following the tracks of two men who did all they could to cover their tracks, and to conceal ‘the self’: Frank the father used secrecy and sleight-of-hand as strategies for self-protection; Frank the son masked a thoroughly reclusive personality with flamboyant self-parody. It’s also the tale of a lost relationship — and of the power a father may have had, even over a son who hardly knew him.


T T Clark Companion To The Bible And Film

Author by : Richard Walsh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 53
Total Download : 315
File Size : 42,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The first decades of the twenty-first century saw a resurgence of the biblical epic film, such as Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings, which was in turn accompanied by a growth of biblical film criticism. This companion surveys that field of study by framing it in light of significant and recent biblical films as well as the voices of key biblical film critics. Non-Hollywood and seemingly “non-biblical” films also come under investigation. The contributors concentrate on three points: “context”, focusing on the 'Bible in' specific film genres and cultural situations; “theory”, applying theory from both religion and film studies, with an eye to their possible intersections; and “recent and significant texts”, reflecting on which texts and themes have been most important in 'biblical film' and which are currently at the fore. Exploring cinema across the globe, and accompanied by extended introductory essays for each of the three sections, this companion is an important resource for scholars in both film and biblical reception.


The Dan Taylor Series Books 1 5

Author by : Rachel Amphlett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Saxon Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 86
Total Download : 815
File Size : 46,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Get books 1-5 of the Dan Taylor series in this action-packed box set! Twenty-first century threats need a twenty-first century hero. Meet Dan Taylor. The Dan Taylor series takes the reader under cover with a group of men tasked by the British secret service to protect the country's energy supplies - whatever it takes. This action-packed collection includes the first three books in the best-selling Dan Taylor series. International settings and colourful characters bring the world of modern counter-terrorism and cyber security to life, exploring complex technology while providing an adrenalin-fuelled reading experience. With plots ripped straight out of today's news, and often exposing a security threat that is shocking in its simplicity and potential impact, this is an enduring espionage series that has readers hooked from page one. 'Be prepared for some extra time on your hands - you won't want to put this down!' ~ San Francisco Book Review ‘Spy thrillers with well-developed complex characters’ ~ Manhattan Book Review THE LEGACY DEVICE The British Army left Iraq in 2009 after a six-year campaign alongside coalition forces. What they left behind has remained a closely guarded secret – until now. Royal Engineer EOD operator Dan Taylor is on his last tour of duty when he is caught up in a conspiracy that will have consequences reaching far beyond the country’s war-torn borders. With no choice but to follow orders, Dan realises that the legacy he and his commanding officer leave behind will have an unimaginable impact on the future of Iraq, and that of the British secret service. But first, he has to survive the mission WHITE GOLD A troubled past. A murdered friend. A bomb that will change the face of terrorism. When Sarah Edgewater's ex-husband is murdered by a wealthy organisation hell-bent on protecting their assets, she turns to Dan Taylor: geologist, ex-soldier, and lost cause. Plunged into a global quest for answers, Dan and Sarah aren't just chasing the truth - they're chasing a bomb that, if detonated, will change the future of alternative energy research and the centre of England's capital forever... UNDER FIRE An explosion rocks a Qatari natural gas facility... a luxury cruise liner capsizes in the Mediterranean...and someone has stolen a submarine... Are the events connected? Dan Taylor doesn't believe in coincidences - all he has to do is convince his superiors they are next in the terrorists' line of fire. As Britain enters its worst winter on record, Dan must elude capture to ensure the country's energy resources are protected. At all costs. In an action-packed adventure, from the Middle East through the Mediterranean to London, Dan and his team are on a quest which will test every choice he makes.Assisted by the exotic Antonia Almasi, Dan realises he faces an adversary far greater than he ever imagined, and not everyone is going to survive. THREE LIVES DOWN Dan Taylor has survived two attempts on his life. The rest of his team are missing, and now a terrorist group has stolen a radioactive isotope from a top secret government project. Can Dan survive long enough to prevent a nuclear disaster on British soil? With the Prime Minister determined to re-negotiate the country's place in the European Union, and deals being struck behind closed doors, Dan stumbles across a plot that will shake the country to its core. If his mission fails, his enemies will overthrow the British government, and Dan will be a wanted man. If he wants to succeed, he'll have to sacrifice everything... BEHIND THE WIRE Dan Taylor is trying to keep a low profile when an old friend contacts the Energy Protection Group seeking his help. The man’s daughter is alone in North Africa, and her life is in grave danger. Thrust back into active duty, Dan soon realises that getting Anna to safety is only half his problem. The forensic accountant holds the key to preventing Western Sahara from descending into chaos, and exposing the puppet masters behind an imminentcoup d’etat. With a group of militants in pursuit and willing to do anything to stop him, Dan must draw on old survival skills and luck to make his way across the desert landscape and ensure Anna and the evidence she has in her possession reach safety. Behind the wire lies a secret – a secret that people will kill to protect. military, action, suspense, thriller, mystery, British, Australia, London, Robert Ludlum, thriller series, mystery series, espionage, spies, assassin, thriller and suspense, vigilante justice, crime, action packed, FBI agents, hard-boiled, suspense, suspense series, tech, techno, technology, crime, financial, murder, theft, death, justice, deadly, gun, killer, sniper, shot, deadly, crime fiction, crime novel, kidnapping, serial killers, heist, series, women's fiction, detective, conspiracy, political, terrorism, contemporary, genre fiction, cyber, cyber terrorism, terrorism, cyber warfare, spy novels, spy books, spy series, British spy book series, British spy books, espionage books, espionage book series, action and adventure books, thriller books, crime fiction, crime fiction books, fast paced books


The Silents Of Jesus In The Cinema 1897 1927

Author by : David Shepherd
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 96
Total Download : 939
File Size : 50,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : While Jesus has attracted the sporadic interest of film-makers since the epics of the Sixties, it is often forgotten that between the advent of motion pictures in the 1890s and the close of the "silent" era at the end of the 1920s, some of the longest, most expensive and most watched films on both sides of the Atlantic were focused on the Life and Passion of the Christ. Drawing upon rarely seen archival footage and the work of both the era’s most important directors (e.g. Alice Guy, Ferdinand Zecca, Sidney Olcott, D.W. Griffith, Carl Dreyer, and C.B. DeMille) and others who have been all but forgotten, this collection of essays offers a representative survey of the Silents of Jesus, illustrating the ways in which the earliest films and those which followed were influenced by a multiplicity of factors. Written by leading scholars in biblical and early film studies this collection explores the ways in which the Silents of Jesus were shaped not only by the performing and visual arts of the nineteenth century and the technological challenges and opportunities of a new medium and industry, but also by the artistic, theological and ideological predilections of studios and directors, and the expectations of audiences as the genre evolved. Taken together, the essays collected here offer a seminal treatment of the genesis and early evolution of the cinematic Jesus.


A Temple Not Made With Hands

Author by : Mikeal C. Parsons
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 72
Total Download : 156
File Size : 44,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This collection of essays is a Festschrift for Naymond Keathley, honoring his many contributions to Baylor as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, as Senior Vice-Provost, as Interim Director of the Center for International Education, as Interim Chair of the Religion Department, as Professor, and as Director of Undergraduate Studies. He also served as president of the Southwest Region of the NABPR and was a long-time member of the Society of Biblical Literature. The authors of the essays include Naymond's friends, colleagues, and students. All of the essays are (broadly) in biblical studies and biblical reception, including essays exploring the intersection between biblical studies and popular culture. Most of the essays take up various New Testament texts.


Performing Cultural Tourism

Author by : Susan Jane Carson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 44
Total Download : 463
File Size : 44,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : While experiential staging is well documented in tourism studies, not enough has been written about the diverse types of experiences and expectations that visitors bring to the tourist space and how communities respond to, or indeed challenge, these expectations. This book brings together new ideas about cultural experiences and how communities, creative producers, and visitors can productively engage with competing interests and notions of experience and authenticity in the tourist environment. Part I considers the experiences of communities in meeting the needs of cultural tourists in an international context. Part II analyses the relationships between individualcultural tourists, the community, and digital technology. Finally, Part III responds to new methodologies in relation to interactions between government and regional policy and community development. Focusing on the way in which communities and visitors 'perform' new forms of cultural tourism, Performing Cultural Tourism is aimed at undergraduate students, researchers, academics, and a diverse range of professionals at both private and government levels that are seeking to develop policies and business plans that recognize and respond to new interests in contemporary tourism.


Green Gecko Dreaming

Author by : Andrew M. Bell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 97
Total Download : 756
File Size : 53,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : 62 poems by award-winning New Zealand poet, Andrew M. Bell. Accessible poetry in a wide variety of genres and subject matter. Poetry that uplifts the spirit and celebrates our shared humanity.


Eighty Odd Years In Hollywood

Author by : John Meredyth Lucas
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 60
Total Download : 253
File Size : 54,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : John Meredyth Lucas, son of silent screen star and screenwriter Bess Meredyth (Ben-Hur, The Sea Beast, When a Man Loves, Don Juan) and stepson of renowned Hungarian-born director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, Mildred Pierce, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Life with Father), came of age in Hollywood during the 1930s. Lucas went on to an impressive career of his own as a writer-producer-director. He made films with Hal Wallis, Ross Hunter, Walt Disney, and others, and he wrote, produced, and directed such classic television series as Mannix, The Fugitive and Star Trek. Completed shortly before his death in 2002, Lucas' memoir is filled with never-before-told recollections of many Hollywood greats and features previously unpublished photographs. With Lucas, we go behind the scenes, onto the studio lots and into the parties with family friends John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn and Jack Warner, to name just a few. It's a boy's-eye-view of Hollywood in a time of glamour, decadence, and the golden years of filmmaking.


Erskineville To The Bush

Author by : Steve Langley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Book Venture Publishing LLC
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 53
Total Download : 607
File Size : 46,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This is a story on Steve Langley’s life from the 1930’s and in the wartime and postwar Sydney slums; the gangs of Erskineville, Newtown, and Paddington streets. Where he made the breakaway to find a better life. His story covers his various work endeavors on land and ships; a broken marriage, and with a new partner and ten month old baby son, his move to a modern pioneer lifestyle in an abandoned homestead on Bullock Mountain. There Steve found in the high ranges of the beautiful New England region of NSW, a wonderful way of life when he created a long distance horse trekking business catering to riders from all parts of the world.


Hollywood On Location

Author by : Joshua Gleich
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rutgers University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 39
Total Download : 671
File Size : 43,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Location shooting has always been a vital counterpart to soundstage production, and at times, the primary form of Hollywood filmmaking. But until now, the industrial and artistic development of this production practice has been scattered across the margins of larger American film histories. Hollywood on Location is the first comprehensive history of location shooting in the American film industry, showing how this mode of filmmaking changed Hollywood business practices, production strategies, and visual style from the silent era to the present. The contributors explore how location filmmaking supplemented and later, supplanted production on the studio lots. Drawing on archival research and in-depth case studies, the seven contributors show how location shooting expanded the geography of American film production, from city streets and rural landscapes to far-flung territories overseas, invoking a new set of creative, financial, technical, and logistical challenges. Whereas studio filmmaking sought to recreate nature, location shooting sought to master it, finding new production values and production economies that reshaped Hollywood’s modus operandi.


The Novel Of Neronian Rome And Its Multimedial Transformations

Author by : Monika Wo'zniak
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 88
Total Download : 785
File Size : 48,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This volume explores the historical novel Quo vadis written by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, examining how Sienkiewicz recreated Neronian Rome so vividly and the reasons why his novel was so avidly consumed and reproduced in new editions, translations, visual illustrations, and adaptations to the stage and screen.


The 1968 London To Sydney Marathon

Author by : Robert Connor
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 12
Total Download : 563
File Size : 45,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : On November 24, 1968, more than 250 people from 19 nations set off on a 10,000–mile endurance rally from London to Sydney. Crossing 10 countries, competitors encountered officious border guards, gangs of rock-throwing children, treacherous driving conditions, collisions, breakdowns, injuries, wayward dogs, livestock, camels and kangaroos, millions of spectators crowding the roads and even bandits. Among the professional drivers were a large number of enthusiastic amateurs, many of whom had never raced in their lives. Drawing from personal recollections of more than 60 participants—many who made it to Sydney and many more who didn’t—and contemporary newspaper and magazine articles, this book tells the full story of what was called the “Marathon,” from an idea dreamed up over an alcohol-fueled lunch to the last car over the finish line.


Our Journal Our Journey Vol 2

Author by : Tammy Bimrose
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 23
Total Download : 104
File Size : 53,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The journey continues with more laughter, more thrill and Michael being typical Michael. This journey has many twists and turns and one twist I have found to be spiritually captivating, not just for me, but all who call this planet home. This journey started with the first volume where it opened our minds to fathom that there is in fact an afterlife. I have been informed by Jesus that time is of the essence and now is the most important period of our lives, where all Religious beliefs, all Prophecies, and Mythology converge. It is time to allow yourself to further open your minds, and accept the reality that is contained within. "In your hands is hope for a better tomorrow. If you are willing, we are here to give you wings so you can learn to soar the skies, as yesterday has come and gone, today you hold hope for a better tomorrow. So if you dare to rise up, we will be alongside you.”- Michael Jackson in spirit. God, Jesus, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, Meher Baba and Michael Jackson have their say… Are you ready to listen? What have you got to lose? A foreshadowing that you should not ignore…


The Glass Cenotaph

Author by : Peter Purchase
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Purchase
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 60
Total Download : 303
File Size : 46,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In the late 1990s, Stefan’s life is unravelling. A brilliant glass technician, his business is failing and his Indigenous partner, Tania, has left him without explaining why. In the midst of this turmoil, Indigenous Australian sculptor Lennard Currie contacts Stefan and invites him to Fremantle. He plans to model a cenotaph on Jandamarra’s Rock in the Kimberleys—where he lost the love of his life, Rosalie. He needs Stefan’s skills with glass to aid him in the creation of his monument, intended to be a beacon of truth and reconciliation for the Aboriginal community. They face unexpected challenges, disheartening setbacks and threats of violence. But they must succeed, to give a voice to Australia’s First Nations people, their ancestors and future generations. The Glass Cenotaph is Book I in The Truth And Reconciliation Trilogy


Beyond Here Lies Nothing

Author by : CJ Duggan
Languange : en
Publisher by : CJ Duggan
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 28
Total Download : 886
File Size : 45,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : When a big-city agent wants to rent the abandoned chapel on the Bowens’ property for an obscene amount of money, it seems like a deal of a lifetime . . . there’s just one small catch. Nathaniel Black. Disgraced, broken-down, whisky-swilling rock god Nathaniel Black is set to make a comeback, or at least that’s what his long-suffering agent is hoping. Nathaniel’s last chance for salvation is to lock himself away from the temptations of his wicked life. With no women, no booze, and no drugs. Only the music. The one thing he didn’t count on was forming a complex, life-changing bond with a reclusive, talented songbird, Sadie Bowen. Twenty three-year-old Sadie has all of Nathaniel’s cassette tapes under her bed and his tattered poster lining the inside of her wardrobe door. And now he’s here, in her backyard, eating her food and sharing her bathroom—a dream come true, right? Until Sadie realises her teenage idol is the most infuriating, arrogant man-child she has ever met. Will seclusion lead to destruction? Or will Sadie finally get a chance to learn who the real man is behind the music? One thing is clear: despite every voice inside her head telling her to stay away, she can’t. She can’t help it, can’t fight it. Nathaniel Black is about to become her favourite mistake.


God S Country

Author by : Samuel Goldman
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Pennsylvania Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 60
Total Download : 501
File Size : 43,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The United States is Israel's closest ally in the world. The fact is undeniable, and undeniably controversial, not least because it so often inspires conspiracy theorizing among those who refuse to believe that the special relationship serves America's strategic interests or places the United States on the right side of Israel's enduring conflict with the Palestinians. Some point to the nefarious influence of a powerful "Israel lobby" within the halls of Congress. Others detect the hand of evangelical Protestants who fervently support Israel for their own theological reasons. The underlying assumption of all such accounts is that America's support for Israel must flow from a mixture of collusion, manipulation, and ideologically driven foolishness. Samuel Goldman proposes another explanation. The political culture of the United States, he argues, has been marked from the very beginning by a Christian theology that views the American nation as deeply implicated in the historical fate of biblical Israel. God's Country is the first book to tell the complete story of Christian Zionism in American political and religious thought from the Puritans to 9/11. It identifies three sources of American Christian support for a Jewish state: covenant, or the idea of an ongoing relationship between God and the Jewish people; prophecy, or biblical predictions of return to The Promised Land; and cultural affinity, based on shared values and similar institutions. Combining original research with insights from the work of historians of American religion, Goldman crafts a provocative narrative that chronicles Americans' attachment to the State of Israel.


The Creative Negotiator

Author by : Stephen Kozicki
Languange : en
Publisher by : Tata McGraw-Hill Education
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 74
Total Download : 483
File Size : 46,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Five Til Midnight

Author by : Eva Fischer-Dixon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 81
Total Download : 477
File Size : 45,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Helene Jemison was cautiously hopeful that someday, someone would discover her novels. She lived for writing literarily and physically. While employed at the Los Angeles City Hall, she spent her lonely nights fulfilling dreams of love and adventure while writing romance and suspense stories. One day, out of the blue, her long awaited phone call arrived and the top agent, Armin Willinger, made her an offer that opened the door for Helene to an entirely different world, the world of entertainment and film making. A young actor named Jake Mortensen, son of a major movie mogul takes up a personal interest in Helene, a man almost half her age and he pursued her with youthful recklessness that he must outgrow to gain her love and respect as a man. Helene was torn between her tragic past that she is unable to forget and the possibilities of a bright future, laced with love and passion. Unknown to her, there are others who also developed an interest in her, professionally and personally, but who could really she trust without getting hurt again? When events take a tragic turn, it becomes crystal clear to Helene what she needs to do, but whatever destiny brings her way, it must happen on a certain day, five til midnight.


Holly S Heart

Author by : Fiona McArthur
Languange : en
Publisher by : Tule Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 64
Total Download : 291
File Size : 48,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Doctor Ben Brieley is keen to settle into life as a small town general practitioner and help his grandmother run Brieley Park. The city life was never for him. He’s finally found the peace he’s longed for, until the arrival of that one woman he’s never been able to forget, threatens to shatter it all. No way is he revisiting that road of unrequited love...except Holly Peterson seems fragile and in need of saving, and Ben’s never stopped being Holly’s white knight. After losing her sister and her faith in the world of medicine, Holly Peterson moves home to Wirralong along with her two nephews. Determined to rebuild her life and create a loving home and sense of belonging, she opens the Outback Brides Coffee Shop as her new vocation. When she learns that Ben Brieley, the man she said no to years ago is home to stay, Holly fears she’ll lose her heart and her focus on her nephews if she lets him in. Will Ben be able to break through Holly’s fears and barriers or will history repeat itself and destroy him once again?


Pagan Holiday

Author by : Tony Perrottet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 63
Total Download : 286
File Size : 40,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The ancient Romans were responsible for many remarkable achievements—Roman numerals, straight roads—but one of their lesser-known contributions was the creation of the tourist industry. The first people in history to enjoy safe and easy travel, Romans embarked on the original Grand Tour, journeying from the lost city of Troy to the Acropolis, from the Colossus at Rhodes to Egypt, for the obligatory Nile cruise to the very edge of the empire. And, as Tony Perrottet discovers, the popularity of this route has only increased with time. Intrigued by the possibility of re-creating the tour, Perrottet, accompanied by his pregnant girlfriend, sets off to discover life as an ancient Roman. The result is this lively blend of fascinating historical anecdotes and hilarious personal encounters, interspersed with irreverent and often eerily prescient quotes from the ancients—a vivid portrait of the Roman Empire in all its complexity and wonder.


Inside The Greens

Author by : Paddy Manning
Languange : en
Publisher by : Black Inc.
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 61
Total Download : 844
File Size : 49,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A penetrating examination of the history and future of the Australian Greens The re-election of a Coalition government, after a lost decade of policy backflips and leadership volatility, has redrawn the political landscape. With a record quarter of voters abandoning the major parties at the last election, what lies ahead for the Greens, the ‘third force’ in Australian politics? In a nation divided over global warming, rising inequality and national security, can they agitate for forward-thinking policy, or will a refusal to compromise prove a stumbling block? Inside the Greens investigates the personalities, policies and turning points that have formed the party: from the fight to save Lake Pedder to the Stop Adani convoy; from heckling George W. Bush to the fateful decision to vote down the carbon tax; from party of protest to the balance of power in minority governments at state and federal level. It also exposes the Greens as they are today: a divided organisation reckoning with structural and strategic challenges. Beset by factional showdowns and suggestions of internal sabotage, can the party hang together? Has it strayed too far from grassroots activism? Can the Greens do politics differently and still succeed? Journalist Paddy Manning draws on previously unrevealed archival material and interviews with party friends, foes and key figures – including Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Lee Rhiannon, Adam Bandt and Richard Di Natale – to weave a compulsively readable account of where the Greens are heading, and what that means for Australia. ‘A monumental effort ... Inside the Greens manages to be not just a fine resource on a single party, but of the times that produced them.’ —Crikey


My Friend Jesus

Author by : Lloyd Stewart
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 99
Total Download : 377
File Size : 45,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : We know little about those who surrounded and supported Jesus Christ during his remarkable ministry. The gospels are really just the bare bones of a story about one of the most powerful figures in history. There must have been many heroes and villains not mentioned in the New Testament. This is a fictional account of a lifelong supporter and friend of Jesus. Someone he relied on and turned to throughout his career. That person is Jesse, a man of action. Always prepared to go the extra mile for his Master, he did so at great personal cost. Jesus was crucified, but the person who rescues His ministry and creates his legacy is someone not mentioned or recognized in the scriptures. Raw emotion, violence, and biblical truths are all revealed. This story covers the saints and sinners of the day. From miracles to murder, it’s all here! You will be enthralled by the risks and relationships and constantly find yourself saying, “What if . . .”


A Maid Of Kent

Author by : Jan Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 46
Total Download : 799
File Size : 42,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Sophie, a successful interior designer, finds herself falling for Nick, a naval pilot, but is he too scarred by events he witnessed in the Falkland Islands? Is the sensitive and down to earth Greg, a friend since childhood, the better option? Whilst restoring her period cottage in rural Kent, Sophie embarks on a journey of love and fulfilment, but what secrets does this old cottage hold and how does the mysterious Richard Pritchard affect her life? the story takes us from the Kent countryside to the Falkland Islands, the South of France and to Argentina, over a decade and more.


Visible Fictions

Author by : John Ellis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 34
Total Download : 169
File Size : 55,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This revised edition of a standard textbook combines an examination of the cinema and television industries with a detailed analysis of their aesthetic and semiotic characteristics. John Ellis draws on his experience as an independent television producer to provide a comprehensive and challenging overview of the place of film, television and video in our daily lives and their future prospects in a changing media landscape.


Legends In Black New Zealand Rugby Greats On Why We Win

Author by : Tom Johnson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 30
Total Download : 731
File Size : 44,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In the world of rugby, the All Blacks have an unsurpassed legacy of success. We are the best of the best. Legends in Black comprises frank, no-holds-barred interviews with New Zealand rugby greats, each sharing their thoughts on every aspect of what it means to be an All Black: first selection, the haka, international and provincial rugby, professionalism, team culture, camaraderie, technical advances, coaching and leadership. A one-of-a-kind account of New Zealand rugby, Legends in Black draws on unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in the game - revealing the secrets to why we win. 'The winning ethos was so fundamental to the culture and had been ingrained for years, and it just keeps going. The wonderful thing about the All Blacks is the tradition of its history, the belief by players in what happened before. Winning was something that was an absolute focus.' -John Hart 'Leadership is within the team. I had a role as a fixer, if there was trouble going on - not a dirty role, but as the one able to talk to the opposition and tell them, 'I wouldn't do that again, if I were you.''' -Colin Meads 'Winning becomes a habit, because success is fantastic, but when you take those platitudes you've also got to learn how to lose, lose well and graciously, and learn from your losses.' -Wayne 'Buck' Shelford 'It was about working out who you played the game for . . . it's not the name of the team or the colour of the jersey, but the people around you.' -Andy Haden Also available as an eBook