We Were Once Angels

We Were Once Angels
Author: Mercedes Campbell Brown D. Min
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-01-25
ISBN: 1973607360
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Were Once Angels Book Excerpt:

This is an end-of-times revelation. This is a message of urgency! This presentation gives insight into the spirit world and how good and evil spirits interact in our lives. The time has come for the Almighty God to transition humankind from the earth age to the spirit age. This revelation was given to me by the Lord God over many years. It gives insight into the spiritual world, which existed before life on earth. It gives insight to the warfare in heaven and the reason the warfare is not over. It also gives insight as to how we were caught up in the battle between the Lord God and Satan and why we were sent to earth for repentance. The Lord God is in readiness to reap the earth of those who will come with him. If you are a child of God, ask God in prayer, “Is this revelation a message from you? Is this revelation something that I should know to fully understand God’s grace, his will, and his ways? Should I accept this revelation and enlarge my knowledge of God’s purpose for humankind?” If you are a child of God, your spirit will receive this revelation, and you will receive greater understanding of the Word of God and why we were born upon this earth.

Once We Were Here

Once We Were Here
Author: Christopher Cosmos
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN: 1510757139
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once We Were Here Book Excerpt:

As World War II intrudes upon their home, three young friends risk everything for freedom, love, and a chance at a better life. On October 28th, 1940, Mussolini provides Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas with an ultimatum: either allow Axis forces to occupy their country, or face war, and Greece's response is swift. "Oxi!" they say. "No!" In a small village nestled against the radiant waters of the Aegean Sea, we find Alexei, the son of a local fisherman, and his best friend Costa, who were both born on the same night eighteen years earlier and have been like brothers ever since, though now, like all the other young men in their village and throughout Greece, they will leave their homes to bravely fight for their country. But before they go, Alexei asks Philia, the girl that he's loved his entire life, to marry him, which sets into motion the events which will change the lives of these three and their family and friends forever, and begins an epic and unforgettable story of courage, survival, sacrifice, the strength of the human spirit, and of a love and friendship that will echo across time and generations. A spellbinding novel and sweeping romance that performs the remarkable feat of creating action-packed scenes, characters that we care deeply about, and revealing in vivid detail the untold true story of how Greece helped the Allies to win World War II, Once We Were Here is an unforgettable tale that pays tribute to the brave men and women who fought and gave everything for their country, for each other, and for freedom.

We Were Strangers Once

We Were Strangers Once
Author: Betsy Carter
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN: 1455571458
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Were Strangers Once Book Excerpt:

For fans of The Nightingale and Brooklyn comes an exquisite and unforgettable novel about friendship, love, and redemption in a circle of immigrants who flee Europe for 1930s-era New York City. "Carter's warm and beautiful prose brings us love, tragedy, mystery and hope in a moving celebration of America and the people who have come to it." -- Amy Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of Lucky Us and Away On the eve of World War II Egon Schneider--a gallant and successful Jewish doctor, son of two world-famous naturalists--escapes Germany to an uncertain future across the sea. Settling into the unfamiliar rhythms of upper Manhattan, he finds solace among a tight-knit group of fellow immigrants, tenacious men and women drawn together as much by their differences as by their memories of the world they left behind. They each suffer degradations and triumphs large and small: Egon's terminally acerbic lifelong friend, bestselling author Meyer Leavitt, now wears a sandwich board on a New York street corner; Catrina Harty, the headstrong daughter of a dirt-poor Irish trolley driver, survives heartbreak and loss to forge an unlikely alliance; and Egon himself is forced to abandon his thriving medical practice to become the "Cheese Man" at a Washington Heights grocery. But their spirits remain unbroken, and when their little community is faced with an existential threat, these strangers rise up together in hopes of creating a permanent home. With her uncanny ability to create indelible characters in unforgettable circumstances, bestselling author Betsy Carter has crafted a gorgeous novel that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt adrift and longed for home.

Once We Were Sisters

Once We Were Sisters
Author: Sheila Kohler
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN: 1101993170
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once We Were Sisters Book Excerpt:

ONE OF PEOPLE MAGAZINE’S BEST NEW BOOKS “A searing and intimate memoir about love turned deadly.” —The BBC “An intimate illumination of sisterhood and loss.” —People When Sheila Kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg. Stunned by the news, she immediately flew back to the country where she was born, determined to find answers and forced to reckon with his history of violence and the lingering effects of their most unusual childhood—one marked by death and the misguided love of their mother. In her signature spare and incisive prose, Sheila Kohler recounts the lives she and her sister led. Flashing back to their storybook childhood at the family estate, Crossways, Kohler tells of the death of her father when she and Maxine were girls, which led to the family abandoning their house and the girls being raised by their mother, at turns distant and suffocating. We follow them to the cloistered Anglican boarding school where they first learn of separation and later their studies in Rome and Paris where they plan grand lives for themselves—lives that are interrupted when both marry young and discover they have made poor choices. Kohler evokes the bond between sisters and shows how that bond changes but never breaks, even after death. “A beautiful and disturbing memoir of a beloved sister who died at the age of thirty-nine in circumstances that strongly suggest murder. . . . Highly recommended.” —Joyce Carol Oates

Once We Were There

Once We Were There
Author: Bernice Chauly
Publsiher: Epigram Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN: 9814785172
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once We Were There Book Excerpt:

Shortlisted for Singapore Book Awards 2018, Best Book Cover Design Winner of the Penang Monthly Book Prize 2017 Journalist Delonix Regia chances upon the cultured and irresistible Omar amidst the upheaval of the Reformasi movement in Kuala Lumpur. As the city roils around them, they find solace in love, marriage, and then parenthood. But when their two-year-old daughter Alba is kidnapped, Del must confront the terrible secret of a city where babies are sold and girls trafficked. By turns heart-breaking and suspenseful, Once We Were There is a debut novel of profound insight. It is Bernice Chauly at her very best.

Once We Were Slaves

Once We Were Slaves
Author: Laura Arnold Leibman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-12
ISBN: 0197530494
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once We Were Slaves Book Excerpt:

An obsessive genealogist and descendent of one of the most prominent Jewish families since the American Revolution, Blanche Moses firmly believed her maternal ancestors were Sephardic grandees. Yet she found herself at a dead end when it came to her grandmother's maternal line. Using family heirlooms to unlock the mystery of Moses's ancestors, Once We Were Slaves overturns the reclusive heiress's assumptions about her family history to reveal that her grandmother and great-uncle, Sarah and Isaac Brandon, actually began their lives as poor Christian slaves in Barbados. Tracing the siblings' extraordinary journey throughout the Atlantic World, Leibman examines artifacts they left behind in Barbados, Suriname, London, Philadelphia, and, finally, New York, to show how Sarah and Isaac were able to transform themselves and their lives, becoming free, wealthy, Jewish, and--at times--white. While their affluence made them unusual, their story mirrors that of the largely forgotten population of mixed African and Jewish ancestry that constituted as much as ten percent of the Jewish communities in which the siblings lived, and sheds new light on the fluidity of race--as well as on the role of religion in racial shift--in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Our Ghosts Were Once People

Our Ghosts Were Once People
Author: Bongani Kona
Publsiher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-08-19
ISBN: 177619067X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Ghosts Were Once People Book Excerpt:

‘I would get out of the car at every shopping centre and want to ask the stranger walking by with their trolley: “Why are you still shopping? Someone I love has died.”’ – Dela Gwala Death is a fact of life, but the experience of grief is unique to each of us. This timely collection brings together a range of voices to offer refl ections on death and dying, from individual losses to large scale catastrophes. Karin Schimke revisits her troubled relationship with her late father, a Second World War survivor ‘whose brain had been broken by violence’. Madeleine Fullard, the head of South Africa’s Missing Persons Task Team, draws us into the search for activists who were ‘disappeared’ or went missing in political circumstances between 1960 and 1994. Caine Prize winner Lidudumalingani remembers his childhood in a small village in the Eastern Cape, and how his mother always listened to death notices read over the radio as a way of bearing witness to the grief of strangers. The other contributors in this poignant and thought-provoking anthology turn their minds to subjects as varied as the ritual of washing the body of the deceased before burial, the ethics of killing small animals, and the extinction of humankind. In a time of relentless grief, Our Ghosts Were Once People reminds us that one of the small consolations of literature is that all sorrows can be borne. Sindiswa Busuku • Lucienne Bestall • Khadija Patel • Shrikant Peters • Sudirman Adi Makmur • Paula Ihozo Akugizibwe • Rofhiwa Maneta • Madeleine Fullard • Musawenkosi Khanyile • Simone Haysom • Thato Monare • Angifi Dladla • Nick Mulgrew • Tariq Hoosen • Catherine Boulle • Tatamkhulu Afrika • Dela Gwala •Anna Hartford • Gabeba Baderoon • Barry Christianson • Vonani Bila • Khanya Mtshali • Robert Berold

Liberia for a While

Liberia for a While
Author: Myfanwy Johns
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2009-06-09
ISBN: 1409280225
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberia for a While Book Excerpt:

In the 1960s mahogany and luxurious veneers were being exported to the world from rain forests in Africa.One company operated in Liberia and a young man went out on contract to work on a pilot scheme.Later his family would join him and their experience of living in the Liberian bush, getting to know and love the people, would remain with them for the rest of their lives. The bush Liberians were poor, but they had something that singled them out, they had personality and many of them were the unforgettable characters that magazines talk about. These are the anecdotes and stories that were collected during the time spent in the bush. Some will make you laugh and others will make you cry, but it was essentially a happy time and you will enjoy the tales that are told.

I ll See You Again

I ll See You Again
Author: Jackie Hance,Janice Kaplan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN: 147675800X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I ll See You Again Book Excerpt:

Shares the story of Jackie Hance's journey through unbearable loss and deep despair after her three young daughters were killed in a horrific traffic accident on a New York highway while riding in a minivan driven by their aunt.

The Great Archons

The Great Archons
Author: Ghassan Jabali
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2013-06
ISBN: 1483401979
Category: Fantasy fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Archons Book Excerpt:

Darkness looms over Eastern Rogal. The spirits are fading, the bandits are conquering and kingdoms are crumbling. Nicolas, Justin and Dorothy must protect their families when their city, Benith, is destroyed by the Bandit Clans. After terrible struggles to survive in the Warua Forest, they join the Order of Light and learn magic. Their quest to defeat the Bandit Kings takes an unexpected turn when the spirits declare them Chosen, destined to destroy the Spirit of Calamity. From terrifying wolvans, monstrous demons, cruel bandits and the curse of the elves, Nicolas, Justin and Dorothy must overcome all obstacles or lose everything. The rise of the Archons is a story about war, struggle and hope. Ghassan Jabali is an aspiring novelist who has written various stories on fantasy, drama and science fiction. His first book, The Great Archons, was originally written when he was only 16 years old. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and studies to get his Bachelor's Degree in English.

Living with the Ribbon

Living with the Ribbon
Author: MacKenzie Greenberg
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2015-06-19
ISBN: 1504916182
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with the Ribbon Book Excerpt:

MacKenzie’s life would be classified as ideal by most teenage standards. A set of supportive parents who were still lovingly married, a best friend who was also her identical twin, a mentally tough athlete (who had more muscles than most of her guy friends), and a competitive GPA that was sure to get her into a great college. Everything was right on track for a perfect life, until the age of sixteen, when she was shockingly diagnosed with cancer during a routine physical. Living with the Ribbon is an authentic recount of how MacKenzie Greenberg dealt with the diagnosis (what denial?), suffered through anxiety at each medical appointment (all one hundred-plus of them), responded with “Fine” when asked that annoying “How are you doing/feeling?” question, stubbornly refused to listen to the advice of her support system to “take it easy,” and ultimately, how she continues to battle daily with a disease that will not play by the rules.

White Gold

White Gold
Author: Peter Burns
Publsiher: Birlinn
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN: 0857906941
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Gold Book Excerpt:

White Gold is a study of how and why England, the biggest and wealthiest rugby country on the planet, never dominated the game it invented on a global scale - until Clive Woodward took charge from 1997 to 2004. Ten years on from the greatest triumph in English rugby history, Peter Burns traces the key influences that shaped Woodward's attitude to playing and coaching, inspiring how he introduced business practices to the sporting arena and created an elite culture for his England players. By leaving no stone unturned in his preparation, demanding a no-excuses mindset in his team and accepting nothing but the very best from players, backroom staff and the RFU, Woodward drove England to the pinnacle of the rugby world. With in-depth profiles of each of the key players in the team, the management and the coaching set-up, exclusive new interview material and a style that recalls great sporting stories such as Invictus, Moneyball, The Damned United and The Grudge, White Gold analyses the 2003 World Cup campaign like never before, revealing fascinating new insights into the extraordinary journey that Woodward and his team enjoyed as they changed the rugby landscape forever.

I Will Bear Witness Volume 2

I Will Bear Witness  Volume 2
Author: Victor Klemperer
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 0399589082
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Will Bear Witness Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Destined to take its place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel's Night as one of the great classics of the Holocaust, I Will Bear Witness is a timeless work of literature, the most eloquent and acute testament to have emerged from Hitler's Germany. Volume Two begins in 1942, the year the Final Solution was formally proposed, and carries us through to the Allied bombing of Dresden and Germany's defeat.

Lands of the Bible

Lands of the Bible
Author: John William McGarvey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 624
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lands of the Bible Book Excerpt:

The New Woman s Film

The New Woman s Film
Author: Hilary Radner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN: 1317286472
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Woman s Film Book Excerpt:

With the chick flick arguably in decline, film scholars may well ask: what has become of the woman’s film? Little attention has been paid to the proliferation of films, often from the independent sector, that do not sit comfortably in either the category of popular culture or that of high art––films that are perhaps the corollary of the middle-brow novel, or "smart-chick flicks". This book seeks to fill this void by focusing on the steady stream of films about and for women that emerge out of independent American and European cinema, and that are designed to address an international female audience. The new woman's film as a genre includes narratives with strong ties to the woman’s film of classical Hollywood while constituting a new distinctive cycle of female-centered films that in many ways continue the project of second-wave feminism, albeit in a modified form. Topics addressed include: The Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood, 1995); the feature-length films of Nicole Holofcener, 1996-2013; the film roles of Tilda Swinton; Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008); Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen, 2013); Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, 2012), Belle (Amma Asante, 2013), Fifty Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2015) and Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel, 2013-).

Women and Radio

Women and Radio
Author: Caroline Mitchell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN: 1136354808
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Radio Book Excerpt:

Combining classic work on radio with innovative research, journalism and biography, Women and Radio offers a variety of approaches to understanding the position of women as producers, presenters and consumers as well as offering guidelines, advice and helpful information for women wanting to work in radio. Women and Radio examines the relationship between radio audiences, technologies and programming and reveals and explains the inequalities experienced by women working in the industry.

The Devil in France My Encounter with Him in the Summer of 1940

The Devil in France   My Encounter with Him in the Summer of 1940
Author: Lion Feuchtwanger
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN: 1446547027
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil in France My Encounter with Him in the Summer of 1940 Book Excerpt:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Opera Singer

The Opera Singer
Author: Keith M. Costain
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-03-19
ISBN: 1460226844
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Opera Singer Book Excerpt:

The book is a fictional memoir of a child's life on the Isle-of-Man during the Second World War and focuses on the child's relationship with a German/Jewish opera singer interned in Ramsey, the child's home town.

The Millennial Makeover

The Millennial Makeover
Author: Hailey Jordan Yatros
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2014-02
ISBN: 1452590893
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Millennial Makeover Book Excerpt:

Millennial generation. Generation Y. The underdeveloped generation. The lazy kids. The tweeters. The ones always on their smart phones. The ones who feel entitled. It is no secret that millennials--young adults born between 1980 and 2000--are stereotyped. Some think we're lazy, some think we are so engrossed in technology that we don't have the drive to be successful (don't forget to tweet that), and some believe that we are the most optimistic generation around. Whether positive or negative, this book has been designed to help tear down those stereotypes and help focus on what truly matters: who we are as young adults and who we can become. It only takes one person, one soul, and one stand to change nations; and that one person is you. This book will unveil what it takes to be a leader of this generation by uncovering the innate possibilities within ourselves. My mission is to bridge the gap between the millennial generation and the generation before us by teaching instruments of communication. Are you a person who desires to step out in courage and follow your passion so that your dreams can become a reality? If your answer is yes, then it's time for a millennial makeover.

An Actor s Work

An Actor s Work
Author: Konstantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2008-02-07
ISBN: 1134101473
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actor s Work Book Excerpt:

Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate, misleading and difficult-to-read English-language versions. Some of the mistranslations have resulted in profound distortions in the way his system has been interpreted and taught. At last, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski’s huge manual into a lively, fascinating and accurate text in English. He has remained faithful to the author's original intentions, putting the two books previously known as An Actor Prepares and Building A Character back together into one volume, and in a colloquial and readable style for today's actors. The result is a major contribution to the theatre, and a service to one of the great innovators of the twentieth century.