As a Man Does: Morning and Evening Thoughts (Paperback) Review

As a Man Does: Morning and Evening ThoughtsNicely printed and bound - If you like James Allen you'll like this book.

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"This little devotional is filled with wisdom, joy, and inspiration. Each day of the month you are guided by a thought for the "

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Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More: 200 Anytime Treats and Special Sweets for Morning to Midnight [Hardcover] Review

Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More: 200 Anytime Treats and Special Sweets for Morning to Midnight [Hardcover]This is a GREAT baking book.I've tried several recipes already and they were all mouthwatering!So many varieties of baked goods are covered in this book, it's almost like a breakfast baking bible.Every recipe has an "At A Glance" box which tells you what kind(s) of pan you need, how to prep the pan, rising time (if necessary), oven temp, baking time, and difficulty so you can choose recipes based on time requirements, difficulty, etc.Recipes also tell you ahead of time if any advanced prep is required, such as refrigerating overnight.

The only problem I've found thus far is a few editorial errors, such as in muffin recipes that only make a dozen muffins... it tells you to use one muffin pan and put the oven rack in the lower third, but later says to rotate pans from top to bottom and back to front during cooking, which is clearly copied and pasted in every muffin recipe, including the ones that only use one pan.This isn't a huge deal.One glaring error, however, is in the "Streusels, Glazes, Frostings and Spreads" chapter.It appears that whoever edited this book, or possibly the printers, screwed up a couple of the recipes.The instructions for Carole's Favorite Streusel are correct, but then are repeated verbatim for part one of the Almond Crunch Streusel (which makes no sense for the ingredients required).Then under the Butter-Nut Streusel recipe, you can find the correct instructions for part one of the Almond Crunch Streusel.This isn't much of a pain once you realize the error.The Butter-Nut Streusel cannot be made, though, since there are no leftover instructions I could find under any of the other recipes in the section.After skimming through the book, I didn't find a single recipe that requires the Butter-Nut Streusel topping, so again, it's not extremely crucial.Just something to note if you try any recipes containing the Almond Crunch Streusel (I think there's only one).Otherwise, everything else seems to be very clear (with drawings to help out for complicated recipes, like braiding dough, etc).I still give this book 5 stars because I think that the errors I found are insignificant compared to just plain bad recipes you can find in other books.Buy this book, it's really great!Just be aware of that little mix-up with those 2 recipes.

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With twenty years of experience teaching baking classes and three award-winning cookbooks to her name, Carole Walter is renowned for her meticulous directions, foolproof recipes, and scrumptious results. In Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More, Carole turns her attention to the types of treats that are perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or dessert-the sweets people most like to make at home to enjoy with family and friends.

From pound cakes, coffee cakes, muffins, and other quick breads to scones, sweet biscuits, Bundt cakes, and buckles, Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More features more than two hundred recipes for America's favorite baked goodies. Carole guides novices and expert bakers alike through irresistible recipes including Butter Crumb Coffee Cake, Country Cherry Honey Scones, and Raspberry Buttermilk Muffins with Streusel Topping. A bevy of old-world classics such as Almond Croissants, Double Chocolate Walnut Babka, and Cinnamon Raisin Rugelach are complemented by what are sure to become new favorites, like Crystallized Ginger Pound Cake, Glazed Orange Ricotta Cookies, and Pumpkin Pecan Loaf.

To ensure success, Carole's signature "At-a-Glance" boxes outline baking pan sizes, oven temperatures, baking times, and any special equipment you might need. In addition, Carole includes extensive general information on outfitting your own kitchen for baking, common ingredients, and techniques. With straightforward directions and enticing recipes, Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More will have you baking up a storm of treats for every occasion.

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Come The Morning [Paperback] Review

Come The Morning [Paperback]This was a terrific story.Realistic battles, several great characters, drama, romance, excitement, and triumph.

Waryk de Graham is a young fledgling warrior.He enters his very first battle at his father's side.When he awakens from an injury to his head, he finds his father lying dead beside him.The rest of his family lies dead as well.He is the last of the Graham name.Filled with rage, he pulls himself from the ground, grabs his father's sword, and runs to attack his enemies in surprise.He manages to kill most of them, as King David arrives with troops to help.David sees that Waryk has the potential to be a great champion.He knights Waryk there on the battle field.Waryk is now Sir Waryk de Graham, Laird Lion.He pledges his life to David's service, determined at the same time to use his father's sword to bring down the rest of his enemies.

Years later, with his father's sword in hand, Waryk has earned his king's respect.King David decides to reward Waryk by giving him a vast estate, complete with a beautiful heiress for his bride.

Mellyora MacAdin is the daughter of a former Viking warlord.Her father, Laird Adin, had long ago changed his ways and become one of King David's loyal lairds.However, he raises his daughter in the Viking tradition of teaching women to battle along with their men.Mellyora is a woman who can handle a sword against men who would attack her, her home, or her people.
When Laird Adin dies suddenly, his daughter travels to David's court in hopes of keeping her father's land, known as Blue Isle.David has already decided that Mellyora will marry Waryk, making certain that her Viking relatives can not seize the property.Mellyora escapes from the king's castle.She decides to run to her uncle's camp and ask him to help her keep Blue Isle long enough to convince the king that she is capable of defending it without a husband.While running through the forest at night, a man grabs her and questions her.When he discovers she is running from his king, Waryk makes a plan to bring her back to the castle.In the midst of his plan, he discovers that she is the woman intended to be his bride.

Over the next weeks, Mellyora and Waryk battle for control of her land and life.When the king makes it clear that he will give Blue Isle to Waryk, with or without marriage, Mellyora had no choice but to agree to marry him.Now they must work together to save Blue Isle and it's people from a secret enemy, the son of one of the men Waryk killed as a boy.This enemy, Ulric Hallsteader is determined to take Waryk's wife and land.He finds ways to attack while disguising himself as Mellyora's uncle, Daro of the Vikings.If he can cause war between Waryk and Daro, he can weaken them both.This will open Blue Isle for attack.There were numerous terrific characters in this story. They made a truly magnificent tale.There are many men and women to root for, and plenty to fear.This keeps the story exciting and it makes putting the book down very difficult.(Hence the dark circles under my eyes after reading into the early hours of the morning.)The romances that develop are gripping and deep.While reading, you feel the joy, frustration, fear, and determination of the characters as if you were living it yourself.This is a characteristic that makes the difference between a good story and an excellent story.

My only disappointment was the fact that there were several pages of unnecessary history and background.I found myself skimming through these paragraphs to get back to the plot.However, the story was enthralling enough to make up for it.

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Celtic Devotions: A Guide to Morning and Evening Prayer [Hardcover] Review

Celtic Devotions: A Guide to Morning and Evening Prayer [Hardcover]I have settled into this routine: each morning, a cup of tea and a "day" from Miller's "Celtic Devotions." This ritual fills me, opens possibility, sometimes admonishes, always inspires.

A "day" from Miller's pages is arranged like this... an opening prayer or meditation, then Morning Reading, Morning Prayer, Evening Reading and Evening Prayer. I take the whole day at once, knowing myself; I rarely come back to things like this when night descends.

Miller's poetic reflections move me. Bits of Psalm 119, which provide the Morning Reading reorient me. The rhythms of Celtic life and thought and verse, oft quoted from the "Carmina Gadelica" (a collection of Gaelic songs) take me to another time then bring me home... longing, musing, praying, dreaming, hoping, resting.

So I take my tea, and I read.

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Sunrise and sunset. Morning and evening. Waking and resting.
Your days are busy and unknown: each contains unexpected moments of joy and pain, struggle and hope. The time between your rising and sleeping is new each day.
The same was true for the Celts, though their lives looked different from yours. And in the midst of the uncertainty of days, they chose to meditate on truth, to draw near to the One who holds the sun and moon in his hands.
Calvin Miller invites you to do the same in Celtic Devotions. This thirty-day guide provides morning and evening readings and prayers to help you establish a Word-centered rhythm in your days. Centered on Psalm 119, an important psalm in Celtic praise, and including quotations from classic Celtic works, this devotional will guide your thoughts from morning to evening, helping you rest in God's truth when you're awake and when you're sleeping.

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The Inward Morning: A Philosophical Exploration in Journal Form [Paperback] Review

The Inward Morning: A Philosophical Exploration in Journal Form [Paperback]Edward Mooney is owed a great debt of thanks for reprinting this lost classic from the 1960s in the tradition of Thoreau's *Walden Pond.**The Inward Morning* is a reflection on life in journal form comparable to DagHammerskold's *Markings,* but far more profound philosophically.Bugbee, aformer Harvard professor, records his own most provocative thoughts aboutthe nature of individual selfhood, our relations to others and theenvironment, how we articulate our goals and passions, our way of finding aplace in the world and a sense of attentive/responsive connection to beingin general, and so much more. It is a book not only for professionalphilosophers (who will find it full of insights in moral psychology andphilosophical anthropology), but just as much for students and laypersonsstill searching for answers to life's most profound questions.It wouldmake an excellent addition to a syllabus for a course on the Meaning ofLife, or Philosophy in the Wilderness (say along with Thoreau, Emerson), orperhaps even Deep Ecology (along with Leopold and Naess).It would alsomake a great gift for anyone with a love for a penetrating and endlesslynovel perspective on human existence.

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When first published in 1958, The Inward Morning was ahead of its time. Boldly original, it blended East and West, nature and culture, the personal and the universal. The critical establishment, confounded, largely ignored the work. Readers, however, embraced Bugbee's lyrical philosophy of wilderness. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s this philosophical daybook enjoyed the status of an underground classic.
With this paperback reissue, The Inward Morning will be brought to the attention of a new generation. Henry Bugbee is increasingly recognized as the only truly American existentialist and an original philosopher of wilderness who is an inspiration to a growing number of contemporary philosophers.

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Joy In The Morning (Paperback) Review

Joy In The MorningI just finished this book, and I have to tell you, I was SO BLESSED by the testimony that is revealed in this book!I can certainly see why God had Amy write this book!

"Joy in the Morning" is an awesome testimony about not only walking in faith, but of God's faithfulness, as well!It is an inspiring story of Amy's 4 year old daughter, Makenna.This little girl will make you cry when you see the pain and torment her little body was going through, and then watch her turn into such a little trooper!Wow!Her belief in Jesus healing her body was incredible! God is so faithful!!!

This book not only showed me the true love the Lord has for us, but it showed me what can happen in your life, if you truly (I said, TRULY) give your life --- ALL OF IT --- to Him!All of it, means ALL OF IT; including our children!

This is a story of a mother who just had to stand back and watch as the Lord worked a miracle in her daughter's life, and in the lives her daughter touched while in the hospital!Just an amazing little girl!

If you have not already ordered this book, do so now!It will truly bless you!Amy does such a wonderful job at explaining faith, and walking in faith, and what a struggle it was to "let go and let God", it will truly minister to you!

I am so glad I got this book.I truly believe this book is going to minister to ANYONE and EVERYONE who reads it!It sure did me!

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"Joy in the Morning" is one family's story of their daughter's struggle with a rare, life-threatening illness that left their four year old girl completely paralyzed. Amy Kuncaitis recalls the physical, emotional and Spiritual struggles and triumphs as their family went through days of not knowing what was making their daughter ill and many months of rehabilitation for their daughter to be restored to health. Come experience how this family learned what it really means to have faith, even through this very deep valley in their lives. Joy in the Morning is a book of hope for the hopeless, healing for the broken hearted, and encouragement for anyone who is struggling to understand why we go through the things we do in this life.Amy Kuncaitis is a stay at home mom to her three children except the one day a week she teaches computers to Senior Citizens. Amy has been married to her best friend Ben for almost twelve years. Amy enjoys singing, and writing music as well as daily journaling.When she is not singing or writing, Amy enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.Ben and Amy reside in Zeeland Michigan.

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Good Morning, Darkness [Hardcover] Review

Good Morning, Darkness [Hardcover]The fundamental theme of this novel is obsession and the price it extracts on all of the characters. The obsession takes human form in the attractive body and movements of Laura Finnegan. Everyone who comes into contact with her, even at a distance, becomes attracted to her like moths to a flame. Her boyfriend, Scott Goodsell, loves her so much he wants to marry her. A nameless Mexican fisherman changes his daily routine so that he can stand outside her home and watch her as she moves around her kitchen. Laura's boss, Mr. Johnson, wants her to the point of committing sexual harassment, something he has done and gotten away with before. Then there is Reggie Brooks, a local police detective but also her martial arts instructor. Laura Finnegan has that rare ability to inspire love and devotion in every man and all are prepared to give up everything they each have for her. Then she vanishes.

The Mexican fisherman finds an arm on a local beach and a few miles away, the matching arm washes ashore in Malibu. Since he hasn't seen Laura in days, he begins to wonder if the arms are hers. He also realizes that he hasn't seen her boyfriend, Scott Goodsell, a man he knows only by the car he drives, a white BMW. Assigned to the case of the found arms, Reggie Brooks begins to wonder as well as Laura hasn't made it to class lately. Mr. Johnson also wonders about her even though he got a letter from her stating that she was quitting her job. While there is no reason to suspect that the found arms and Laura's disappearance are in any way related, the detective and the fisherman believe, for different reasons, they are linked.

Shifting between the boyfriend Scott, to detective Brooks, to the Mexican fisherman, and others, the novel gradually reveals a tale of murder and deceit. A weak storyline of a gangland execution is introduced to provide some complexity to the work and as character development, but is not used to any real effectiveness. Additional story elements of classicism and accounting fraud are used much more effectively used and do enhance the tale, but the primary focus is obsession. Obsession in each character drives the work forward and it is only because of obsession that every single thing happens. The result is a good read that engages the reader from start to finish.
This entire review previously appeared online at OnceWritten.

Kevin R. Tipple © 2005

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Sunshine [Paperback] Review

Sunshine [Paperback]This is a first-rate book. Won the Children's book Council Children's Picture Book of the Year Award in 1982.
Ormerod's textless illustrations of a family's early morning activities is superb. The little girl,creepsinto mum and dad's bed in the morning (the alarm closck tells us it is7.20, kisses dad, and then helps him prepare breakfast (the toast burns ashe reads the paper). They take breakfast into mum, still in bed. mum goesback to sleep, and dad gets lost in the paper. Our heroine gets herselfdressed and toileted. It's now 8.25, and a rush ensues as Mum and dad leapout of bed to get going.
Absolutely delightful. Lots of fodder forchildren's imagination, and sequencing skills - some of the pics are instrip cartoon format.
There is a sequel, moonlight, about activities atthe other end of the day, which is just as delightful.
A timelessclassic; thoroughly recommended. It was a firm bedtime favourite in ourhouse from about age 2 1/2 on.

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Baby Help (Hamilton High series) (Paperback) Review

Baby HelpThe latest in the "True-to-Life from Hamilton High" series, Marilyn Reynolds' Baby Help is a novel of the nightmare of teen domestic abuse. A young mother doesn't see herself as battered because her boyfriend "only" hits her when he's been drinking... until he starts behaving abusively toward her daughter. That's when she realizes it's time to get out of the relationship - but after she reaches a shelter for battered women, she has second thoughts about leaving, which place her and her daughter's life in mortal jeopardy. Baby Help is a powerfully written fictional treatment of a very real and dangerous issue facing teens today.

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Incubus - Morning View (Bass Recorded Versions) (Paperback) Review

Incubus - Morning ViewI bought this book for a friend of mine that plays bass, and as far as I know he likes it a whole lot.

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This songbook features note-for-note transcriptions with tab for Dirk Lance's bass work on 12 tunes from Incubus' 4-star album, Morning View. (All Music Guide) This is a melodic follow-up to their breakthrough debut Make Yourself. Includes: Aqueous Transmission * Are You In? * Blood on the Ground * Circles * Echo * 11am * Have You Ever * Just a Phase * Nice to Know You * Under My Umbrella * Warning * Wish You Were Here. Mexico has been omitted due to the absence of a bass part. Also available in a Guitar Recorded Versions edition: 00690544, $19.95

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The Great Country Inns of America Cookbook: More Than 400 Recipes from Morning Meals to Midnight Snacks, Fourth Edition (Paperback) Review

The Great Country Inns of America Cookbook: More Than 400 Recipes from Morning Meals to Midnight Snacks, Fourth EditionThe high point of this book is absolutely the flavor. The tomato pie is a sheer delight, although it was rather messy to serve when fresh (it had a tendency to fall apart). The peach cobbler certainly highlighted the best of that summer fruit. The zucchini breakfast meal is surprisingly flavorful given the short list of simple ingredients. All in all, flavor and appearance are the shining best aspects of Great Country Inns. You'll be proud to serve these recipes to your own guests, and there's no need to tell them how simple most of these recipes are---let them think you slaved over a hot stove!

Normally a lack of photos doesn't bother me, although it's a tad unusual in a book that's all about food oriented towards guests, special occasions, and so on; I don't think they're needed here in most cases because the recipes are pretty simple, but some readers might prefer them.

I did find some of the directions a bit ambiguous. For example, there's a casserole that involves "blending" a mixture of eggs and dairy with chopped & cooked potato, then baking. There's no indication whether blending means stirring or actual blending with a mixer, which would result in a very different texture and result. We decided to go with stirring and the result came out well, so I'll assume that's what the recipe meant. These ambiguities seem relatively few, however, so I wouldn't worry too much about them.

My only other negative is, like the photos, very reader- and occasion-dependent. Like most restaurant food, these recipes tend to use huge amounts of butter to improve flavor. The peach cobbler leftovers had a puddle of congealed butter in them after refrigeration---the recipe used so much that some of it separated back out again. This isn't a problem if you aren't concerned about healthy eating or bring out this cookbook only on special occasions, but I thought it deserved a mention in case it's a concern for you.

Overall this is a wonderful cookbook, well worth exploring in your kitchen. The vast range of recipes is impressive and delicious, and surprisingly easy to make.

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A combination cookbook and food-lover's guide to the finest inns in the country.

America's most celebrated country inns are known for their great cooking, and the recipes in this culinary guidebook represent the finest of these mouth-watering dishes. This newly revised fourth edition features more than 400 recipes that are as easy to make as they are delicious. Organized from appetizers to desserts for easy reference, each recipe includes a brief description of the inn where it is served. A state-by-state index will help traveling foodies follow their taste buds to exquisite meals around the country. 2-color throughout, 100 black & white line drawings, indexes.

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Why Get Up in the Morning: A Guide to the Meaning of Life [Paperback] Review

Why Get Up in the Morning: A Guide to the Meaning of Life [Paperback]What do you think they'll say about you---on your gravestone? Do you care about meaning in life beyond meeting your daily needs? If you are looking to make sense of it all, Why Get Up in the Morning is a provocative book you'll want to read. Author Tom Kramlinger writes, "...the purpose of this book is to examine themes about the meaning of life and to offer some ideas about how you...can lay claim to your own personal meaning--something to live by, something to stand for."
Why Get Up in the Morning offers illumination of the path from Having to Doing to Being---a path that is lined with both secular and religious bricks. Having includes someone to love and to be loved by someone; appreciating and enjoying beauty; finding and applying fairness; and, of course, humor.
Doing relates to achievement; making a contribution; seeing life as an adventure; following time honored traditions. More, Doing is about right and courage and honor. Kramlinger asks in one of the many question and answer segments found in each chapter, "When in your life did you struggle to do the right thing?"
The realm of Being, the most spiritual of the three, is about appreciating the wonder of existence; knowing the truth; growth through enlightenment; communion and unity with others; and discerning the value of "letting go" through the pilgrimage of life.
In his superbly written book, Tom Kramlinger offers wisdom and consciousness to the reader. Each chapter ends with questions that will get you to think---and after all, isn't that the mark of a great book? In this reviewer's opinion, Why Get Up in the Morning is a book that can help add meaning to your life. It worked for me!

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Morning in a Different Place (Hardcover) Review

Morning in a Different PlaceThis slim volume written for teens raises questions and answers them in a way that anyone seeking an open heart can appreciate. Here are the questions to which I found answers:
What does it mean to be different?
How do you find personal strength when your family falls apart around you?
How do you reach out beyond your family to find support?
How do you decide who is a real friend?
What does it mean to be a friend?
How can you take personal responsibility for what happens to you when you feel powerless?
How can you make a difference?

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Six Mornings on Sanibel [Paperback] Review

Six Mornings on Sanibel [Paperback]I am a native of S.W. Florida.As a child, I spent every Saturday at the Sanibel pier fishing with my friends.Now as a busy attorney I enjoy the pier whenever I can sneak a weekend at Sanibel.I have always metdifferent characters at the pier and have always been entertained by theirstories.In the book an unusual friendship between a retired charter boatcaptain and an overworked, streesed out divorce attorney produce unsettlingviews into their lives.These views are sometimes brutally honest andeye-opening. While this dialogue is taking place, the author accuratelydiscribes the natural beauty of Sanibel.You can almost smell the saltwater and hear the waves as the story progresses.The story of thesetwo friends produces a roller-coaster ride through the different emotionsthat culminates in an unexpected, controversial ending.It leaves youasking yourself "What would I have done?" I look forward tohis next book.

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Six Mornings on Sanibel is a moving story for readers of all ages. Two unlikely men meet one morning at the fishing pier on Sanibel Island in Florida. Over the course of the next six mornings, they share more than just snook runs and cold Cokes.
Richard Evans is an over weight, stressed out divorce attorney who measures his success by how much money he can manipulate from his clients. Under duress from his wife, Helen, he has taken is estranged family on vacation to Sanibel Island. Helen, who's life has grown to revolve around her soap operas, bridge games and excessive spending, has anything but time for her family. Subsequently, both their teenage boys are spoiled beyond measure with every toy and game manufactured. Spoiled with everything except love and time from their parents. Sadly, their big, beautiful Midwestern house resembles anything but a home.
Carl Johnson and his wife, Marie, had moved to Sanibel decades ago to raise their family in the peaceful serene environment that island life has to offer; Carl as a fishing guide and Marie tending their family, garden and volunteer work. He has lived a long full life and is now old and retired. With his children having moved out of state and Marie having passed away to cancer last year, Carl is living the last years of his life with his fishing tackle and memories.
Over the next six mornings, while catching and releasing fish, Carl and Richard share tales of love, losses, heroism, vanity, suicide and life. They share bait, fishing gear and poignant conversations. With each passing morning, something happens to Richard. He begins to realize how superficial and shallow his life has become and contemplates changing, no matter how difficult that change may be.

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Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours, a Bilingual Edition [Paperback] Review

Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours, a Bilingual Edition [Paperback]This is a wonderful introduction to the great troubadour lyric and provides a useful series of commentaries of each troubadour included in the book. The editor who did translations to complement those of Pound and Snodgrass provides a passionate and valuable survey of the 200-plus years of this lyric tradition. Most importantly, the Occitan texts - side by side with the English - are a revelation, providing the lyric power and beauty of this world-changing literary movement. It is very difficult to not come back and read over the lyrics time and again.

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Although the troubadours flourished at the height of the Middle Ages in southern France, their songs of romantic love, with pleasing melodies and intricate stanzaic patterns, have inspired poets and song writers ever since, from Dante to Chaucer, from Renaissance sonneteers to the Romantics, and from Verlaine and Rimbaud to modern rock lyricists. Yet despite the incontrovertible influence of the troubadours on the development of both poetry and music in the West, there existed no comprehensive anthology of troubadour lyrics that respected the verse form of the originals until now.

Lark in the Morning honors the meter, word play, punning, and sound effects in the troubadours' works while celebrating the often playful, bawdy, and biting nature of the material. Here, Robert Kehew augments his own verse translations with those of two seminal twentieth-century poets-Ezra Pound and W. D. Snodgrass-to provide a collection that captures both the poetic pyrotechnics of the original verse and the astonishing variety of troubadour voices. This bilingual edition contains an introduction to the three major periods of the troubadours-their beginning, rise, and decline-as well as headnotes that briefly put each poet in context. Lark in the Morning will become an essential collection for those interested in learning about and teaching the origins of Western vernacular poetry.

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Dawn of the Morning [Paperback] Review

Dawn of the Morning [Paperback]It keeps me up late at night reading it.I haven't finished reading it, yet, but I started it a couple of days ago and I will finish it soon. It's about a young girl named Dawn who grows up without much love in her life, and spends most of her growing up away at a boarding school. When a mandecides to marry her, she doesn't know what to think.She doesn't like theman very much, but she likes to think of having her own home to take careof.Without having much say in the matter, she is all set to be married tothe man (his name is Harrington Winthrop).Harrington's evil scemes areunknown until just before the wedding.Harrington's loving brother decidesto marry young Dawn... But Dawn doesn't know about the quickly-formed plan!She runs away after the marriage because of confusion and hermother-in-law's anger.She becomes a much-loved teacher in a small town....But Harrington is still after Dawn. I like the excitement and emotion ofthis book.All of Grace Livingston Hill's books are good!

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General Books publication date: 2009Original publication date: 1911Original Publisher: J.B. Lippincott CompanyNotes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free.Excerpt: CHAPTER IIIHaeeinqton Wintheop kept his promise about the sweets. Five times during the winter that followed his first visit with Mr. Van Eensselaer, he invented some excuse to visit Dawn.The first time he came, he found her in the maple grove behind the pasture, with a group of other girls, all decked in autumn leaves and playing out some story that Dawn had read.He persuaded her to walk a little way into the woods with him; and when he came to take his leave asked for a Mss, but Dawn sprang away from him in sudden panic:" No," she said sharply; " I have never kissed anybody but my mother." Then, fearing she had been impolite in view of his gift, she added:"We don't kiss people here at this school. It isn't the custom."And she knew so little of the customs of the world that the incident passed without further apprehension on her part, or understanding of the young man's meaning." That's all right, my dear," he said pleasantly. " But don't forget about the house. I'm going to tell you all about it next time I come. You still want a home of your very own, don't you?""Why, of course," said Dawn; "but I can't see how yon can know anything about it, or care. What have you to do with it ? " And then with sudden alarm, " Has my father been talking to you about any such thing?"" No, indeed! Your father does not even know I am interested in you. I care for my own sake. Didn't I tellyou that I liked you the minute I saw you ? And I'm just as interested in this future home of yours as you are."" I'm sure I can't see why," said Dawn, perplexed, yet t...

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Sid and Marty Krofft: A Critical Study of Saturday Morning Childrens Television, 19691993 (Paperback) Review

Sid and Marty Krofft: A Critical Study of Saturday Morning Childrens Television, 19691993The catalog of North Carolina publishers McFarland and Company is a veritable goldmine of works on often neglected corners of history and popular culture.Despite their no-frills design and the sometimes variablequality of the writing therein, the characteristic thoroughness, ambitionand enthusiasm of McFarland's publications typically makes them worth theirunderstandably (for a small publisher printing small editions of highlyspecialized texts) steep prices. Hal Erickson's Sid and Marty Krofft: ACritical Study of Saturday Morning Children's Television, 1969-1993 is noexception.While Erickson's subtitle rather oversteps the actual contentof the book--it is strictly limited to "Saturday Morning Children'sTelevison" Krofft style, and a truly "critical study" of theKrofft oeuvre wouldn't skip so gingerly over the relationship of "H.R.Pufnstuf" to Vietnam-era drug culture, or ignore entirely, say, thepeculiar sexual politics of "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters"(Sigmund being seduced by his brother in drag?A camp genie shacking upwith a runaway sea monster and a half-naked "nephew," bothunderage?) or the Kroffts' general subversion of the mythic Americannuclear family (aunts, babysitters, robots, even, but where are theparents?Marshall disappeared after a season of "Land of theLost," Big Daddy and Sweet Mama were just plain abusive)--it isnonetheless an invaluable source of information and insight for any Krofftfan. David Martindale's Pufnstuff and Other Stuff: The Weird and WonderfulWorld of Sid and Marty Krofft (q.v.) may be less pretentious (Ericksonhasn't quite mastered the academic pop culture studies style he attempts tomimic, and is prone to annoying Britishisms), and, certainly,better-illustrated (apparently, McFarland either couldn't or wouldn't printeven a single llustration in its offering), but Erickson's book more thancomplements it in its attention to the details, contexts, and significanceof the Wonderful World of Sid and Marty Krofft.An extra star for effort...

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H.R. Pufnstuf, Lidsville, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Land of the Lost: For a generation of children growing up in the late sixties and early seventies, these were some of the most memorable shows on Saturday morning television. At a time when television cartoons had lost some of their luster, two puppeteers named Sid and Marty Krofft put together a series of shows that captivated children.

Using colorful sets and mysterious lands full of characters that had boundless energy, the Kroffts created a new form of children'stelevision, rooted in the medium's earliest shows but nevertheless original in its concept. This work first provides a history of the Kroffts' pretelevision career, then offers discussions of their 11 Saturday morning shows. Complete cast and credit information is enhanced by interviews with many of the actors and actresses, behind-the-scenes information, print reviews of the series, and plot listings of the individual episodes. The H.R. Pufnstuf feature film, the brothers' other television work, and their short-lived indoor theme park are also detailed.

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Woolcraft (This Morning) (Paperback) Review

WoolcraftI only purchased this book for the Alice Starmore cardigan it contains.For that, it is just as I had hoped.Well worth the $2.95 I paid.

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"Woolcraft" features 32 designer patterns for a variety of different woolcrafts including hand-knitting, machine-knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, rugs and patchwork. Each pattern is illustrated with step-by-step diagrams.

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Red Sky in the Morning: The secret history of two men who got away - and one who didn't. (Paperback) Review

Red Sky in the Morning: The secret history of two men who got away - and one who didn't.I first met the authors after reviewing Gold Warriors: America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold and then traveling to Europe to interview them--they are in self-imposed exile--for a DVD that was shown at one of my earlier international conferences.[My rendition of this review at Phi Beta Iota, the Public Intelligence Blog, has live links Amazon does not allow here.]

They are among the most serious and talented investigative journalists I know, easily ranking with John Pilger Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire, Robert KaplanThe Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War; and my special favorite, Robert Young Pelton Robert Young Pelton's The World's Most Dangerous Places: 5th Edition (Robert YoungPelton the World's Most Dangerous Places).

This is a great read.I attended boarding school and later served as a Marine Corps infantry officer passing in and out of the Philippines; I have been inside Japanese tunnels and have a great regard for the Filipino people.Because the US has been so asidious in writing (and fabricating) the history of the Cold War, few know that the Huks were originally a loyal resistance to the Japanese occupiers--the US, despite its tolerance for out of control atrocity mongers like Landsdale, has managed to "occupy" with a softer touch, but one no less detrimental.

As a former spy--a recovering spy--for the Central Intelligence Agency I would certify that 90% of the CIA is good people trapped in a bad system with no blood on their hands.Our problem is the 10% that doesrenditions, tortures, helps train and arm those who would do genocide and atrocities (including the Israelis, who now teach us rather than learn from us).

RED SKY has no endnotes, but is based on solid evidence.[I provide others supporting references at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog, as live links within this review there.]I consider Gold Warriors (with its CD containing 60,000 pages of maps and supporting documentation) to be the better book, but for some readers, this book will be much more fun and memorable.Here are the highlights from this most truthful account

+Landsdale was never in combat--he spent WWII in San Francisco writing propaganda for the OSS.

+When Truman closed down the OSS (he later regretted every starting the CIA) OSS people were scattered around to hide them, Lansdale was sent to Manile to work a desk for Army G-2.

+Landsdale's bright shining moment came when he recognized the value of a captured driver (Major Kojima Kashi) to General Yamashita, and bribed him to reveal treasure locations.That treasure became the basis for the USA's covert post-war Black Eagle and Golden Lily slush funds used to restore Nazis in Germany and fascists in Italy and Japan, and to do those things Congress would never agree to pay for.

+Santa Romana, a Vatican agent and member of Opus Dei, was Landsdale's co-conspirator (fast forward to the Opus Dei penetration of the US Government today, every bit as good as the Mossad's sayonim and the Mormon network).

+Landsdale--the model for the book The Ugly American and also featured in Edward Lansdale's Cold War (Culture, Politics, and the Cold War)--became a "big shot" in OSS-CIA circles because of this success at finding and secretly harvesting the Japanese thefts from China and all across Asia that were hidden in the Philippines when US dominance of the seas prevented onward passage to Japan.

+Landsale--whom all the books I've seen describe as an opportunist and con artist at heart--saw that anti-communism was the wave of the future in Washington circles (even then CIA was busy importing 100 Nazis a year), and he came up with the idea of demonizing the Huk's, who were freedom fighters, as part of the "Communist Menace."

+The book also covers the Chinese diaspora that the US Government has never understood and never taken seriously.The Chinese "High Cabal" is easily as powerful as the European "High Cabal," they just work more discreetly and make better use of local fronts.

+Landsdale needed to invent evidence of Russian support for the Huks, so he focused on Russian exiles living in Manila or enroute through the Philippines to other locations including the US.

+The heart of the story is how Landsale personally destroyed one innocent person and their family, ultimately making the person disappear after five years of surveillance, prison, and torture were brought to an end by a crusading attorney.Some sources have suggested that Landsdale ordered the murder of his trumped up Russian spy, who is believed to have been thrown from a helicopter into the South China Sea.

+The book ends with Landsdale being rewarded by being sent to Viet-Nam to support Diem (a Catholic mandarin hated by the Buddhists, with a sister that makes Idi Amin look like a wimp) and I have seen other reports that suggest that Landsdale led an effort to plant bombs in the 1950's and early 1960's to achieve the US end of creating a local civil war that would demand US intervention.

There is also a happy ending, despite all the ills that befall the patsy, the source of much of the information in this book escapes and lived happily every after.

I still believe in America the Beautiful and the righteousness of The Average American: The Extraordinary Search for the Nation's Most Ordinary Citizen but I am disgusted and alienated by all that has been done "in our name" over the years, ultimately impoverishing the many to benefit the few.I earnestly believe that the public is a populist power that cannot be suppressed, and that information and communications technologies have changed the balance of power to favor the possibility of creating a prosperous world at peace.

This book is one of the many nails in the coffin of Cold War "irrational exhuberance" that has clearly been repeated in the failure to keep capitalism moral and the failure to keep government honest at home and abroad.We can do better.

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True life man-hunt thriller set in postwar Manila, where two innocent Americans and an innocent Russian emigre are falsely identified as Communist agents supplying guns and money to Communist rebels in the countryside.All three are captured and put in notorious Bilibad Prison, but manage to escape.Both Americans flee the country, but the Russian emigre is trapped, tortured, and murdered by being thrown out of a helicopter over the South China Sea.A true story, told by bestselling authors Sterling & Peggy Seagrave. The Seagraves have published ten books about crime and corruption in Asia, many of them bestsellers in different languages. Sterling is the fifth generation of an American family living in Asia, was an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, and then contributed to many magazines and newspapers such as TIME, Newsweek, Esquire, Atlantic Monthly, and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Peggy Seagrave worked for the Smithsonian Institution before joining Time-Life Books where she and Sterling worked on a dozen books together before marrying and moving to Europe.They now divide their time between Frace and Southeast Asia.

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If Morning Ever Comes: A Novel [Paperback] Review

If Morning Ever Comes: A Novel [Paperback]It is hard to believe that Anne Tyler wrote this book, her first, when she was only 22 years old. To have such perception, such vision, such maturity, and such knowledge of the intricacies of family life is something I would expect of a writer twice that age.
This is also, I believe, her only novel set in the south, where Tyler was brought up. In a rare interview, she has said that she considers herself a Southerner. She certainly paints a good picture of a typical extended southern family! And this family has all the quirks and curious behaviors that have become Tyler's hallmark over the years.
Poor BenJoe...he is so confused, having taken the path of least resistance by going to law school in New York City, a totally foreign element to this small-town boy. He uses the slightest excuse to rush back home where he gets into everyone's business in a few short days, even though the houseful of women (mother, grandmother, five sisters, and a niece) clearly was doing just fine without him. Tyler makes us like him. She writes from his point of view and gets it letter-perfect.
This book is about much more than a small-town extended southern family - it is about birth and death, living and dying, and the unbreakable bonds of family.

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A touchingly funny tale from the Pultizer Prize-winning author of Saint Maybe. Ben Joe Hawkes comes from a large, cheerful family of women. But when one of his sisters takes her baby and leaves her husband, everything--including his perceptions of the past--changes. "Phenomenal".--The New York Times.

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Good Morning, Kimchi!: Forty Different Kinds of Traditional & Fusion Kimchi Recipes (Perfect Paperback) Review

Good Morning, Kimchi: Forty Different Kinds of Traditional & Fusion Kimchi RecipesI love this book but one word of warning some areas of the book could have been better written. Example several recipes say "pickle lightly" for an explanation you have to go back to the start of the book but no reference is listed. That said if you have some Kimchi making knowledge this book can take you to the next level.

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In part one of Good Morning, Kimchi, readers are taken on an odyssey through the pickled vegetable's theory and history, the science of the dish, along with its many different tastes, the ingredients and utensils needed to make it, and the customs associated with kimchi itself. In part two, facts concerning the reality of making kimchi are introduced before 20 types of traditional kimchi, all using Korean ingredients, are explained, and then 20 different types of fusion kimchi that blend ingredients from around the world with this distinctly Korean staple.

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Maggie in the Morning [Hardcover] Review

Maggie in the Morning [Hardcover]This book was about a girl named Maggie and how her life changes forever.Maggie and her brother are on their way to Aunt Bess and Uncle Dick's house,like they do every summer.But as the weeks go by she starts to nowtest that there is a secret in the family that no one is teeling her.The friend she makes named Ida-Mea has a grandma,and for some odd reason she told Maggie here name was not really Maggie. Well she was confused and tried telling someone, but they could never get around to talk about it.Her mother has a baby boy and that same day the secret was out.So she has to deside if she wants to be Maggie in the morning,or go to the way it was.

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Morning Calm: A Novel of the Korean War (Paperback) Review

Morning Calm: A Novel of the Korean WarThis is as fine a story about Marines in combat as I have ever read.It is the story of a Marine scout platoon: from peacetime in California, to the landing at Inchon, to the recapture of Seoul, to the drive for the Yalu River, to the Chinese human wave attacks near the Chosin Reservoir. With the good character development you'll get to know all the main characters very well:Captain Cussler (the men mockingly call him Custer behind his back), Sgt. Reese (the quiet one who landed on Iwo Jima and knows what lies ahead), Stooch (a corporal whose courage is beyond description), the Professor (who spends all his free time reading old classics), Moore (the platoon bigot and one hell of a BAR man - he refused to take any more prisoners after Seoul), Goldman (the platoon Jew and bazooka man), Sullivan (the Mick and .50 caliber MG man), Doc Lowe (medic), Ramirez (the Hispanic and radio operator) and "Tank" Brewster (he takes out two Russian T-34s all by himself.)
The dialogue and banter between the members of the platoon is incredibly well done and adds much to the realism of the storyline. It brings the haunting Korean War Memorial in DC to life. Don't pass this one up.Get it and read it.

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The world is at peace in the summer of 1950.For the men of one Marine Corps platoon, their only enemies are boredom and the vagrancies of officers.Cussler, the lieutenant, is plagued with uncertainty in the shadow of another.Reese, the quiet sergeant, knows the horrors that lie ahead.Hogan, takes nothing serious until the quiet Melissa enters his world in a swirl of dark beauty.Goldstein, is running from the bigotry of his past, and Moore embraces his.The Professor, Doc Lowe, Henderson and Sullivan, and all the others only combat the daily tedium of training, and the nightly vacancy of the lonely.June 25th, it all changed.Soon, the men of the scout platoon will find themselves in an all too real war.Caught up in a meat grinder of battle in a war no one wants, in a place no one knows.In a distant place called Korea.From the rubble-strewn streets of a burnt out Seoul, to the frozen hills of Chosin, they will discover the tragedy of, and triumph over war.Where dreams are meaningless, a friend's trust is the best weapon, and survival is the only hope.

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One Arabian Morning [Paperback] Review

One Arabian Morning [Paperback]This book is a delight for young and old alike. I suggest you buy the hardback edition, because it's a book you will want to keep over the generations. Your grandchildren will thank you for it just as much as your children did. Pete Marlowe has a poet's gift for words, so much so that the illustrations--although admittedly charming and thoughtful--aren't strictly necessary to this eloquently told tale that combines a simplicity of spirit with a great warmth of heart.

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Following Pete Marlowe's magical first story book, "The Trailer Park Princesses,"he returns with another enchanting tale as we join Katelyn on a wild and exciting ride through the imagination and back again! All the classic Arabian folk-tale elements tumble about as Katelyn saves the day -- and the teapot.
Katelyn intends to wake up early one morning to make breakfast for her parents. Her dad has ordered cereal and her mother a big pot of tea. Katelyn sets her very own alarm clock to be sure she is up on time.
When the clock goes off the next morning, Katelyn begins her fanciful journey into an Arabia of her imagination. Once there, she must save the king's greatest treasure from being stolen by a man with a cackle (never a good sign), claiming to be the Grand Vizier of all the kingdom -- and holding Katelyn's mom's teapot!
Katelyn must combat many enchantments, but with a little cunning, she manages to trick the Vizier into a magical chest and she locks it tightly. Then Katelyn is off on her flying carpet-sized handkerchief. She whisks the teapot home just in time to make a great big pot for Mom and Dad's breakfast in bed.
Charles Bell's richly detailed and boldly colored illustrations perfectly capture this bewitching tale.

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Simply Connect: Morning and Evening Prayers for 31 Days [Paperback] Review

Simply Connect: Morning and Evening Prayers for 31 Days [Paperback]As a retired United Methodist minister, I have been reading books
of prayers for over fifty years."Simply Connect" is the best
of them all.My wife and sister-in-law read them together and
commented that these prayers "spoke" to them in special ways.
This is a wonderful book to enrich your spiritual life and to
give as a gift to your friends.David G. Hortin

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The conditions are real: spiritual hunger on the one hand and loss of purpose and meaning on the other. We live in a time when more and more people have difficulty relating to God in their everyday lives. They feel isolated and disconnected. In the rush of living, they have little time for God. They hurry through their days, often realizing their need for something more. In the midst of this bleak landscape, where can help be found?The simple and unique prayers of Simply Connect will enable persons at any stage of their faith journey to establish a daily connection with God, come to know God in a deeper way, and experience life with greater meaning and purpose. So, follow the 31 day journey morning and evening, and simply connect with God.

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Hughes Plays:1: Digging for Fire , New Morning , Halloween Night , Love and a Bottle (Contemporary Dramatists) (Vol 1) [Paperback] Review

Hughes Plays:1: Digging for Fire , New Morning , Halloween Night , Love and a Bottle [Paperback]Okay, I must say, "Love and a Bottle" is now my favourite play of all time.It is a brilliant work that pokes fun at the restoration period, English high society and at life (and love) in general.I recentlygot to see a production of it and it was fabulous!Digging for Fire isalso great and even though I've not yet read the other two plays, I'mreally looking forward to them.Add this great Irish playwright to your"must read" list!

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One of the preeminent Irish playwrights of his generation, published on the Methuen list alongside great contemporary Irish playwrights such as Sebastian Barry and Tom MurphyIncludes his widely acclaimed plays, Digging for Fire "Savagely comic account of a disastrous, booze-fuelled college reunion" (Daily Telegraph), New Morning "This is one of those rare plays that really does have you on the edge of your seat, frantic to know what is going to happen next" (Daily Telegraph), Halloween Night "Declan Hughes's compelling darkly funny reunion drama...has supernatural overtones but a very human message" (Evening Standard); Love in a Bottle (after George Farquhar) "Hughes's dialogue drips with sexual juices...a raunchy treat" (Time Out).
Love in a Bottle and Digging for Fire won the Time Out Award in 1992

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Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip: Movies, Memory and World War II (Hardcover) Review

Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip: Movies, Memory and World War IIRichard Schickel's memoir of life and movies during WWII, is a book that not "only a film scholar could write", but one that only THIS film scholar could write. To those of us of, as they say, a certain age, it offers a fascinating re-evaluation of the films of WWII, as well as a compelling portratit of growing up in America at the time. Indeed, if the book has a flaw for those of us old enough to remember the films in their original release, it is the lack of precise dates of release of many of them. HOWEVER, one does have to ask (and my rating of 4, rather than 5, stars offers my answer), who, besides me, Schickel, and our co-age group, is the book for? While his insights into all the films he cites are meticulous, the vast majority of them are not only obscure to most film goers, but DESERVEDLY so.
The writing is, as one would expect, always compelling; the portrait of America, film, and the intertwining of the two to an impressionable public, is flawless. Indeed, the subject not only should have been covered, but needed to be. But, will the average film buff, let alone the average reader, be as enthralled as I was? Alas, I tend to doubt it, but I'm grateful it was done, anyway.

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That Morning Will Come: New & Selected Poems (Salmonpoetry) (Paperback) Review

That Morning Will Come: New & Selected PoemsExperienced and prolific author and poet Seamus Cashman returns with his third anthology, "That Morning Will Come", a focus on spirituality and musings on life drawn from Cashman's visit to the holy land and Palestine - with a side look at human rights. Cashman also touches on parenthood and other commonly faced problems of life. A deftly written and highly recommended piece of poetry, perfect for community library poetry collections. "Poised on the Edge": I would have been a pharaoh/to your Nile, a sunbeam to your cist/a button on your belly tying up ends/in my beginnings, fits, and enterprises.//I could go for days on your breathings/But to end all that I stand here/poised on the edge of waking/ready for a drought.

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Cashman is the founder of one of Ireland's leading literary and cultural publishing houses, Wolfhound Press. The new poems in this collection reflect Cashman's sense of place and of the spiritual groundings of daily life characteristic of his early poems. Secrets, a sequence of thirteen poems written following a visit to Palestine, are passionate responses to contemporary political tragedy, abuse of human rights, and love of homeland. Poems in section two, Opening Doors, dance between childhood, and parenthood, catch glimpses in mirrors and are `Flying skies'. Here are accessible, confident poems by a poet whose lyrical voice captivates. In a sure, measured voice, Cashman shows that natural beauty and family affection are the same in Jerusalem and Portmarnock."" --Booklist.""A deftly written and highly recommended peice of poetry.""The Midwest Book Review

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Convertible Dreams : Saturday Morning Musings on Life, Lunch and Matters of the Heart [Paperback] Review

Convertible Dreams : Saturday Morning Musings on Life, Lunch and Matters of the Heart [Paperback]This book should be included in a language arts teacher's arsenal of supplemental materials.The columns can be explored for ideas for students on how to produce a piece of writing.The columns are fun, emotional, and full of laughs.So can our students' writing pieces.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Patricia Corrigan takes readers on a spin through nine years of her Saturday morning columns.

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Playing God: The evening might know what the morning never suspected. [Paperback] Review

Playing God: The evening might know what the morning never suspected. [Paperback]It's hard to put this book down once you start reading it.Amelie Bullough keeps you guessing to see where the plot takes you. You will be intrigued till you get to the surprise ending.I can visualize this book being made into a movie. The characters come alive in the book and would definitely make great movie material.
I highly recommend this book.

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The accident was as unexpected as the re-percussions. Tom spent months in hospital in a coma His wife Rebecca visits him every day. She tries, to adjust to her altered life in their lovely house overlooking Colinton Dell. Her new dog helps combat the loneliness and she keeps up her usual activities - golf, with the ladies at Kingsknowe Golf Club, her book group and church. Tom eventually emerges from the coma and tries to resume a normal life with Rebecca. They walk the dog along the river through the Dell, talking about their beautiful garden, days gone by and journeys taken. They dream about new places to visit - if Tom is allowed to travel. However, Tom suffers a recurrent nightmare, which begins to have a serious impact on the whole family and with a serial killer in the area Tom gets into more trouble. Will Rebecca be able to cope with his secretive and, sometimes odd behaviour? Tom has changed. Set in Colinton, a village south west of Edinburgh, this is a thriller and love story about faith and village life with a surprising twist in the tale, compelling the reader to turn the pages to discover the outcome to each new revelation.

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Mountain Mornings Breakfasts and Other Recipes from the Inn at 410 B & B [Paperback] Review

Mountain Mornings Breakfasts and Other Recipes from the Inn at 410 B & B [Paperback]This is a delightful book filled with delicious recipes from the Inn at 410 B&B in Arizona. The dishes use easily found ingredients and most are easy to make. It is printed in black & white with a fewillustrations.
The book starts with baking tips including tips onlowering fat. Recipes include beverages, fruits, breakfasts, muffins,breads, spreads, scones, cookies & desserts. Sample menus are alsogiven.
My favorite recipes are the blintz soufflé with blueberry sauce& Parmesan herb muffins. I also enjoyed the oatmeal pancakes, hashbrown pie, tropical scones, raspberry crème anglaise & cinnamon kisscookies.

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Outstanding recipes from The Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast in Flagstaff, Arizona, "the place with the personal touch".Recreate memorable breakfasts and brunches in your own home with recipes for Cinnamon Pineapple, Hot Spiced Cider, Oatmeal Pancakes, Chilaquile Casserole, Maple-Drizzled Apple Muffins, Tropical Scones, Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cool Lemon Souffl, among others.Enjoy delicious dishes, baking tips and a glimpse into the lives of innkeepers Sally and Howard Krueger.Features a special lay-flat binding.

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Mourning to Morning [Paperback] Review

Mourning to Morning [Paperback]This book is great.It really helps see the grief process in a whole new perspective.I would reccomend this book to anyone grieving.

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Grief is a natural part of the human experience that in one way or another eventually touches every life. It is impossible to make it to the end of one's life without knowing the pain that comes from loss, whether it is the loss of a loved one to death, the loss of a relationship to breakup, or the loss of hope to despair. People die, jobs are eliminated, disasters ravage the earth, and relationships fall apart, yet the world continues spinning on its axis and life marches on.
The problem is that after a significant loss, we often do not feel that we have the energy or the will to continue. We are filled with questions that often paralyze us, fill us with doubts, and do little to relieve our pain. We struggle to understand why it is that death interrupts life, why disease invades health, and why sorrow intrudes upon happiness. People of faith have struggled for centuries to understand why bad things happen to good people. In fact, it is the subject of the oldest book of the Bible, the Book of Job.
The words of this small book were not born in abstract theory, but in the midst of a community of hope. These are sermons preached at the Cathedral of Hope. This book offers the hope of healing by pointing to the grace and love of God, which overcomes grief, even when we feel that our world is falling apart or that we have reached the end of all that we can handle. Mourning to Morning is designed to be read either from cover to cover or by choosing the chapters that seem to speak to your situation. Regardless of how you approach the pages that follow, may you discover within them the gift of grace that is sufficient for your every need.

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Red Sky In the Morning: The Battle of the Barents Sea 1942 [Paperback] Review

Red Sky In the Morning: The Battle of the Barents Sea 1942 [Paperback]This book describes an account of one of the most important sea battles in the early part of the WW2 after the "phoney war" was finally over. It came to be known as The Battle of the Barents Sea and involves the actions of a small close escort of five RN destroyers to convoy JW51B plus a reserve force of two light cruisers which shadowed the convoy from a distance of some 70 miles.

Against them was the far more superior force of Germany's Heavy Cruiser Hipper, the pocket Battleship Lutzow and six destroyers. The action commenced with the British destroyer Achates being fired on by the Hipper followed by salvos from the Lutzow and several destroyers. Capt. Sherbrooke (in charge of the Destroyers) immediately turned his small force against the raiders and a sharp action followed in the semi-darkness of the Arctic Circle amid failing light and frequent snow squalls. The Achates was hit early in the action, and finally turned over and sank. Meanwhile, the action continued driving off determined attacks by the enemy. After 2 hours the British Light Cruisers arrived and the German destroyer Friedrich Eckoldt was sunk. Once the Hipper was hit and badly damaged, the German force broke off and retired. The convoy reached its destination without loss or damage to a single ship. Capt Sherbrooke was later awarded the Victoria Cross.

This was a battle which had far-reaching consequences for the German Navy. Grand Admiral Ercih Raeder resigned as Commander-in Chief, a post he had held since 1928, and Hitler issued an edict which would effectively decommission almost all of Germany's big ships.

Clearly a work which has been thoroughly and carefully researched. The end result is a fine work and well worth all that effort.


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The Arctic convoys that sailed through the cold malevolent waters of the Barents Sea ran the gauntlet of German air and sea attacks as they struggled to transport vital supplies to Britain's Russian allies.

Convoy JW51B sailed in December 1942 with a small close escort of five destroyers, plus a reserve of two light cruisers, which shadowed the main convoy at a distance of seventy miles.The convoy was attacked on 31 December by a powerful German force that included the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper, the pocket battleship Lutzow and six destroyers.The ensuing engagement proved the worth of the British destroyers and the bravery of the men who sailed in them.

It was a naval engagement that had far-reaching consequences and resulted in many capital ships of the Kriegsmarine being decommissioned for the rest of World War II.

A gripping tale of the war at sea under the direst of conditions.

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Good Morning Brown Butterfly (Perfect Paperback) Review

Good Morning Brown ButterflyWe read to our children many books and it is rare to find a Christian based book with an African-American family as the focal point. The activities at the back of the book are wonderful. I can't wait to see what the Author will do next!

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Ashlee has an important question for her mommy: How do you know that today will be a good day? Good Morning Brown Butterfly illuminates Proverbs 17:22, 'A cheerful heart is a good medicine.' Author Lisa McNeill shares a delightfully warm story about a mother who prompts her daughter to start each new day with good morning. This is an eLIVE book, meaning each printed copy contains a special code redeemable for the free download of the audio version of the book.

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Good Morning Sun! (Paperback) Review

Good Morning SunI love reading this to my son to get his day going in the right direction!

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What a way to start your child s day, by reading them a short, little book, saying good morning ! Even though, we are in a hurry every morning and are pressed for time to get to work or to start our day, we need to take 5 minutes of the morning to sit with our children. And there is no better way, then to sit down with them and read them a book to get their day started off on the right foot. This book depicts what a little boy sees and what his thoughts must be as he wakes up every morning in his bedroom to meet a brand new day.

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MORNING WILL COME (Paperback) Review

MORNING WILL COMEThis is an wonderful witness of hope and faith.It is a scholarly biblical study of our trials, tribulations, and faith that there is a resurrection.It is illustrated by Genesis and the creation story,
God works for the day, rests and morning comes. We too shall work, rest and in our faith, morning will come.

Read with open hearts and minds and discover the hope of a new day and eternal life.

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Morning Will Come addresses our deepest struggles and inspires hope.For individuals and group study, this experienced pastor gives wonderful contemporary examples of the Risen Christ's transforming presence and promises.

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Till Morning Comes [Paperback] Review

Till Morning Comes [Paperback]When reading this book it was like you are living in that time.It was an excellent book.It is a Christian based, mystery novel depicted from the early 1900's.If you are interested in going back in time, and reading mystery novels you really need to read this book!

I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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A heart-warming novel of love, loss, and the discovery of truth which can only come in the darkest of hours. Anna has found the life she`s always dreamed of - living on a farm in the foothills of Missouri with a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters - until it all falls apart. Her husband, Jim, has a seizure, and Anna hides behind a shield of self denial, insisting "life is good." When Jim suddenly disappears, Anna`s world is shattered. Then she is told her beloved Jim is dead! She must now learn to face her own fears head-on when she discovers truth.

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Pursuing the Christ: 31 Morning and Evening Prayers for Christmastime (Paperback) Review

Pursuing the Christ: 31 Morning and Evening Prayers for ChristmastimePursuing the Christ is a 31-day devotional for the Christmas season. Beginning on December 1st and ending on the 31st, this Christmas devotional is rich in scripture that will put you in touch with the true meaning of Christmas, as well as help you to stay focused during a time of year when it is so easy to lose sight of that which we try to so hard to stay focused on: Christ.

Jennifer Kennedy Dean puts these concepts into easy to read and easy to understand words, bringing to light new ways to look at scripture we have been reading for years. With her thoughts and word illustrations, this will be a book you will want to pick up year after year.

Each day has a morning and an evening reading, as well as a thought for the day. If you are strapped for time some days, you can just pick out the thought for the day and not feel as if you have missed an entire day of reading. This will pick up just in time for the Advent season and finish up on New Year's Eve.

I hope you enjoy this book! With Christmas around the corner, I wish you a blessed one!

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With the hustle of the holiday season come multiple distractions-distractions that keep readers from focusing on Christ. Beloved prayer author and speaker Jennifer Kennedy Dean, in her first Christmas release, Pursuing the Christ, helps readers see the distractions of Christmas in a new way. Pursuing the Christ is a 31-day devotional and prayer guide based on themes of Advent, such as hope, peace, and joy. This guide, with its beautiful and poetic divider pages and easy-to-use format, leads readers through the weeks of Advent, providing familiar Christmas verses and some possibly not-sofamiliar Messianic passages from the Prophets and Psalms. As readers record their own Advent prayers, their hearts will be warmed as they pursue the Christ of Christmas.

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