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Coming Into The Country

Author : John McPhee
ISBN : 0374706077
Genre : Travel
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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush. Readers of McPhee's earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events, brilliantly combined into an organic whole. In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlers—ordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams. Coming into the Country unites a vast region of America with one of America's notable literary craftsmen, singularly qualified to do justice to the scale and grandeur of the design.
Category: Travel

Coming To America

Author : Betsy Maestro
ISBN : 0590441515
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traces the history of immigration to America, from the prehistoric peoples who crossed the land bridge from Asia to modern war refugees
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Perpetual Dilemma

Author : S. Zalman Abramov
ISBN : 0838616879
Genre : Religion
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Describes and evaluates the problem of traditional Judaism in relation to the Jewish state, a problem with which the state of Israel has been concerned from the day of its creation in 1948.
Category: Religion

The Second John Mcphee Reader

Author : John McPhee
ISBN : 9780374708450
Genre : Literary Collections
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This second volume of The John McPhee Reader includes material from his eleven books published since 1975, including Coming into the Country, Looking for a Ship, The Control of Nature, and the four books on geology that comprise Annals of the Former World.
Category: Literary Collections

Education In The Black Diaspora

Author : Kassie Freeman
ISBN : 9781136520457
Genre : Education
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This volume gathers scholars from around the world in a comparative approach to the various educational struggles of people of African descent, advancing the search for solutions and bringing to light new facets of the experiences of black people in the era of globalization.
Category: Education

The Oxford Handbook Of Church And State In The United States

Author : Derek H. Davis
ISBN : 9780190208783
Genre : Political Science
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Study of church and state in the United States is incredibly complex. Scholars working in this area have backgrounds in law, religious studies, history, theology, and politics, among other fields. Historically, they have focused on particular angles or dimensions of the church-state relationship, because the field is so vast. The results have mostly been monographs that focus only on narrow cross-sections of the field, and the few works that do aim to give larger perspectives are reference works of factual compendia, which offer little or no analysis. The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States fills this gap, presenting an extensive, multidimensional overview of the field. Twenty-one essays offer a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within five main areas: history, law, theology/philosophy, politics, and sociology. These essays provide factual accounts, but also address issues, problems, debates, controversies, and, where appropriate, suggest resolutions. They also offer analysis of the range of interpretations of the subject offered by various American scholars. This Handbook is an invaluable resource for the study of church-state relations in the United States.
Category: Political Science

The Legend Of Canada Jack

Author : John R. H. Tucker
ISBN : 9781412031424
Genre : Fiction
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Hometown high jinks, outlaw encounters, and life and love amongst the plains Indians the climactic battle and finally the trial of Canada Jack on charges of desertion. The story that took Canada by storm from Coast to Coast, already enjoyed by an estimated one million Canadians in a weekly newspaper serialization is now presented in book form. A true Canadian classic, highly praised by leading publishing houses in the major English speaking countries Canada, the U.S.A. and Great Britain.
Category: Fiction