Desert Dawn

Autore: Waris Dirie
Editore: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781844080083
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Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie is a remarkable woman, born into a traditional family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story - enduring, at five years old, the ancient and savage custom of female circumcision; running away at twelve on foot through the desert in order to escape an arranged marriage; being discovered by Terence Donovan as she worked as a cleaner in London; and becoming a top fashion model - in her book, the worldwide bestseller, Desert Flower. Although Waris Dirie fled her homeland, she never forgot the country and culture that moulded her. The world of famine and violence, where women have no voice and no place - the very world that nearly destroyed her also gave her the tools to survive. She traces the roots of her courage, resilience and humour back to her motherland, and most particularly to her mother. Desert Dawn is the story of that return and a testimony to the stubborn fact that you can love something dearly and yet not love all that it represents. Desert Dawn is about coming home.

Desert Dawn Damnation

Autore: Russell Paine
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411627784
Grandezza: 63,53 MB
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PAPERBACK - The United States of America is not safe as crime infested streets seem to overpopulate the land. The inner cities are engulfed with battlefields, and the neighbors to the north are iching to start a war. But as one brave soldier marches on, she dicovers the real plan for this invasion on the homeless and the criminals of the state. The President wants to rebuild the world and make it his own by launching a new and powerful weapon, one that would wipe out mankind. But only the ones he feels that will fit into his plan will be protected from this killing device. But is this new plan really worth the death of millions? With pistols on her hip, and a drug lord by her side, Corp. Scarlet Skye must find a way to stop this madness and the destruction of mankind.

Desert S Dawn

Autore: B. D. Phillips
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1420873342
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Fifteen years ago, the residents of a small Arizona town just north of the Mexican border began to be affected by the criminal acts of a small band of survivalists, encamped approximately 50 miles south of town. Led by by a former U.S. Army officer, named Tom Roberts, dishonorably discharged, near the end of the Vietnam war, this band of survivalists, silently conducted criminal acts, such as drug running, extortion, and white slavery. Although, the local sheriff knows of their criminal acts, he never managed to gain the much needed evidence to convict Roberts and his band of survivalists. For years Roberts kept just ahead of the law in his dealings, until a beautiful district attorney by the name of Jennifer Danials manages to dig up the evidence that would finally put Roberts away. One week later, her dead body was discovered floating in a nearby river. Now, ten years later, the woman''s seventeen- year old daughter, Sheila, leads a very extraordinary life. Raised alone, by her wheelchair-bound older brother, Andrew, since she was just seven, she has excelled from a distraught young girl to a black-belt in the martial arts and an almost genius academically. Meanwhile, after fifteen years Tom Roberts has honed his skills in his shadowy acts of lawlessness. Although, the people of this town suspect him of deeds ranging in murder to abductions, his involvement in any such criminal activities are nearly impossible to prove. But even a crime boss has to retire eventually. Acting on a plan to steal twenty-five million dollars, Roberts pulls out all stops, in order to purchase a retirement refuge for himself and his survivalist companions in Mexico . Sheila Danials, her friends, and family know nothing of Roberts plans as they go about their everyday lives. But every day that brings Tom Roberts closer to his retirement...brings the Danials family closer to a showdown with him. BD Phillips.

Desert Dawn Book Two Dark Sun Rising

Autore: Russell Paine
Editore: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257527711
Grandezza: 73,74 MB
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PLEASE HELP US! The old sign hung crookedly in the middle of the empty street; possibly made a few days after the clouds had come. He would have been surprised if anyone came to help, and if someone did; where were they now Where did they go Were they living on some island of paradise Or were they all devoured by Night Crawlers All has failed. The mighty chemical bomb which was designed to clean the air had been accidentally launched. The powerful eruption of the O.C. Device destroyed everything in its path, causing cities to burn and oceans to rise. Its chemical mist spread out poisoning all living things causing catastrophic mega deaths around the world. What was left was a desolate, rotting piece of earth. Out of the ruins a lone survivor named Phoenix must learn to live in this lawless and post apocalypse world. Deep in the wastelands is a fortress that holds something most valuable, but first he must battle through thieves and warriors, gangs and...Night Crawlers.

The Prince Of Belvedere And Other Poems

Autore: Ephraim Figueroa
Editore: Tabor Press
ISBN: 9780974579917
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This poetry book includes a narrative tale about the Prince of Belvedere, graceful odes, humorous limericks, artful acrostics, and elegant sonnets. Also included are poems inspired by various paintings of Vincent van Gogh, as well as poems inspired by scenes and emotions of everyday life.

The Desert And The Sown

Autore: Gertrude Bell
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048612049X
Grandezza: 70,99 MB
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"The female Lawrence of Arabia," Gertrude Bell wrote captivating, perceptive accounts of her travels in the Middle East. This intriguing narrative, accompanied by 160 photos, traces her 1905 sojourn in Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine.

The Desert And The Sown

Autore: Gertrude Lowthian Bell
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110802159X
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Blending photographs with descriptions of customs and communities, Bell's volume recounts a portion of her groundbreaking 1905 expedition across Syria.

Syria The Desert And The Sown

Autore: Gertrude Bell
Editore: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602067317
Grandezza: 60,19 MB
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Gertrude Bell's 1907 work Syria, The Desert and the Sown is travel literature of the highest order. She wanted to tell the stories of the people she met on her tremendous adventure through an often-misunderstood land. She found the inhabitants of Syria diverse and incredibly accepting of such diversity. One man could walk down the street veiled, while another could be almost entirely unclothed, and neither would cause an uproar. Her observations are, perhaps, unbelievable to modern readers, making her book as much a window in time as it is a thrilling adventure. Readers familiar with the history of T.E. Lawrence and his Arabian adventures will find Bell's tales of equal value and interest. Students of history will find her catalog of Syrian life and customs a valuable firsthand account. British writer GERTRUDE LOWTHIAN BELL (1868-1926) was a powerful force in Arabia in the early 20th century. Along with T.E. Lawrence, she helped establish the Hashimite dynasty in Jordan and Iraq. She traveled widely, especially in the Middle East, and spoke a number of languages. During her life she published only a handful of books, including Persian Pictures (1894) and Hafiz Poems (1897).

127 Hours

Autore: Aron Ralston
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849835098
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On Sunday April 27, 2003, 27-year old Aron Ralston set off for a day's hiking in the Utah canyons. Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, Ralston, a seasoned climber, figured he'd hike for a few hours and then head off to work. 40 miles from the nearest paved road, he found himself on top of an 800-pound boulder. As he slid down and off of the boulder it shifted, trapping his right hand against the canyon wall. No one knew where he was; he had little water; he wasn't dressed correctly; and the boulder wasn't going anywhere. He remained trapped for five days in the canyon: hypothermic at night, de-hydrated and hallucinating by day. Finally, he faced the most terrible decision of his life: braking the bones in his wrist by snapping them against the boulder, he hacked through the skin, and finally succeeded in amputating his right hand and wrist. The ordeal, however, was only beginning. He still faced a 60-foot rappell to freedom, and a walk of several hours back to his car - along the way, he miraculously met a family of hikers, and with his arms tourniqued, and blood-loss almost critical, they heard above them the whir of helicopter blades; just in time, Aron was rescued and rushed to hospital. Since that day, Aron has had a remarkable recovery. He is back out on the mountains, with an artificial limb; he speaks to select groups on his ordeal and rescue; and amazingly, he is upbeat, positive, and an inspiration to all who meet him. This is the account of those five days, of the years that led up to them, and where he goes from here. It is narrative non-fiction at its most compelling.

Garden Of Memories

Autore: Mary's Girls
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481776991
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We are all still here, so our garden of memories will continue to grow. While we have lived very different lives for the past six or seven decades and seldom have the occasion to visit, we need only be together for a minute to know we are sisters who still love one another and we are still Mary’s girls.

Desert

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To Right The Unrightable Wrong

Autore: Robert L. Pirtle
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469100320
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A century ago Americans were still moving west, settling in new states, establishing themselves in new environments. That pattern was followed by the grandparents, then by the parents of Robert L. Pirtle, the author of this autobiography. The eventual home of the authors parents and his family was Roswell, New Mexico, a sleepy little town in southeastern New Mexico. To begin with, however, the book traces the authors lineage, even including fascinating familial connections to the compilation of the King James Version of the Bible, to the Cherokee Indian Tribe and to the Commander of the Alamo. Readers will certainly enjoy the picture the author draws of small town America in the 1930s and 1940s, of the vicissitudes of growing up, of junior and senior high school days and high jinks. The author displayed an interest in fairness and justice from his earliest days; indeed he proposes that every child has an inherent instinct for justice. As the author moved through childhood and school years he encountered numerous incidents in which the concept of fairness played a decisive part. Though such incidents of childhood are of minimal significance, yet they play a part in shaping a childs character and perception of the world, and can lead to incidents of real significance in adulthood. The author describes incidents which did just that in his own life. In one instance the author shamefacedly admits being the cause of a hurtful injustice to others; yet that incident, too, played its part in his maturation. It is said, after all, that good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. By the time the author graduated from high school his interest in science in mathematics rose to the forefront of his mind and he entered Purdue University with a four-year scholarship from the University. Before the year was out, however, he knew he did not want to pursue science as a career and he switched to the University of Arizona where he majored in mathematics, his easiest subject, while he sampled the liberal arts and pondered what his life work would be. He first considered entering the ministry and becoming a Methodist Preacher, but little by little he decided that he could prove of greater help to people and especially to the cause of justice as a lawyer. Accordingly, his last year in the undergraduate program was his first year in the law school of the University of Arizona. After graduating he took his commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Air Force, working as a mathematician at the Special Weapons Center of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The authors function was as target analyst, designing an atomic weapon delivery system for fighter aircraft. Fascinating is the authors description of his witnessing the explosion of an atomic bomb named Zucchini in Nevada in 1955. The author entered the University of Colorado upon completing his Air Force term and was hired by the largest law firm in Seattle, Holman, Mickelwait, Marion, Black & Perkins, upon his graduation from law school. During his brief Air Force career, The author had studied Shakespeare at the University of New Mexico, later entered into negotiations with the popular TV show The $64,000 Question, and was being scheduled to appear on the show after his graduation from law school. But the TV show collapsed after Charlie Van Doren, son of the internationally known Shakespeare scholar, Mark Van Doren, lied to a grand jury in New York concerning whether he had been fed answers when he appeared on the show. And a year or so of performing legal work for corporate clients discouraged the author to the point that he left the Firm and hung out his shingle as a sole practitioner, but simultaneously entered the graduate school of philosophy of the University of Washington, contemplating becoming a philosophy professor. In the end the author, d

Josey Wales

Autore: Forrest Carter
Editore: UNM Press
ISBN: 082635212X
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Josey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas. His wife and child had been lost to pre-civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri--men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge. Josey Wales and his Cherokee friend, Lone Watie, set out for the West through the dangerous Camanchero territory. Hiding by day, traveling by night, they are joined by an Indian woman named Little Moonlight, and rescue an old woman and her granddaughter from their besieged wagon. The five of them travel toward Texas and win through brash and honest violence, a chance for a new way of life.

Ten Cents For The World

Autore: Leonard Dobson
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452015910
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'Ten Cents for the World' is a true story of a token payment of ten cents to say a prayer to God. The prayer was made by the author in the Church of Santa Maria, Mahon, Menorca in 2007 at the foot of a life-sized statue of the crucifixion. The prayer was simply: "Ten cents for the world" for that was the specified amount to pay, and it bought a second chance for mankind. From that day forth, the book took shape, and it's purpose was to warn the world of impending disaster. Over a three year period the author took and analysed hundreds of photographs of many subjects, always searching for evidence of an extraterrestrial influence in all walks of life. The results of his findings left no molecule, stone or planet unturned, and the shocking and radical message of this book and it's sequel tells us that we are not alone and never have been. FACT: Man is fighting a war against viruses, viruses that can mutate, and develop resistance to any medical agent our scientists introduce. But what our scientists do not realise in this war they are fighting; is that they are fighting a new force in nature, a force that is alien. Ten Cents for the World is the Truth with the Proof.

A Palestine Affair

Autore: Jonathan Wilson
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 0307424480
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In British-occupied Palestine after World War I, Mark Bloomberg, a beleaguered London painter, and Joyce, his American wife, witness the murder of a prominent Orthodox Jew. Joyce, a non-Jew and ardent Zionist, is drawn into an affair with the British investigating officer, while Mark seeks solace in the exotic colors and contours of the Middle Eastern landscape. Each of the three has come to Palestine to escape grief, and yet—caught in the crosshairs of history—they will all be forced to confront the very issues they hoped to leave behind in this swift and sensuous novel of artful concealment and roiling passions. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Between Rites And Rights

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Editore: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804768375
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Modern African women writers have introduced a new autobiographical discourse around their experience of excision that brings nuance to the female genital mutilation debate. Spanning pharaonic times through classical antiquity to the onset of the 21st century, this study shows how this experiential body of literature - encompassing English, Arabic, and French - goes far beyond such traditional topics as universalism and cultural relativism, by locating the female body as a site of liminality between European and African factions, subject and agent; consent and dissent; custom and human rights.

Course Of Action Crossfire

Autore: Lindsay McKenna
Editore: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460382978
Grandezza: 17,23 MB
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Two passion-filled stories from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna and USA TODAY bestselling author Merline Lovelace! Hidden Heart by Lindsay McKenna After being ambushed in Afghanistan, weapons sergeant Dan Taylor promises a fallen soldier he'll look out for his sister, Cait. But when Dan awakens wounded at a Pearl Harbor hospital, it's Cait, a physical therapist, who's assigned to his care. Now he must protect the woman he secretly loves from himself. Desert Heat by Merline Lovelace

Silk Dreams Troubled Road

Autore: Jonny Bealby
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446410749
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While in Islamabad investigating the possibilities of setting up an adventure travel company, Jonny Bealby met the woman of his dreams. Not only that, but Rachel was the person with whom he could live out his dream -- to travel the Old Silk Road on horseback. On his return to Pakistan that Christmas, however, Jonny was faced with those dreadful words: 'I've met somebody else...' With his heart fixed on this journey and the possibility of a TV deal, Jonny set out to find a Quixotic stranger as his companion. In no time he found Sarah -- attractive, warm and funny -- the perfect candidate for a possible romance. Unfortunately, though, during their search for the Heavenly Horses that would carry them across the Mountains of Heaven, their fledgling friendship was beset by problems of communication, inexperience and the difficulty of adapting to radically different cultures and surroundings. A breathtaking travelogue, and an intriguing and heart-warming illustration of human relationships as they are tested to their limits.

The Desert

Autore: Bruce William McDaniel
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A Desert Scrapbook

Autore: Virginia Wright-Frierson
Editore: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442058293
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An intimate and informative portrait of a single day in the Sonoran Desert captures the plant and animal life of the region, in a richly illustrated study that offers personal anecdotes and observations about the region. Reprint.