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Defending Irene

Author : Kristin Wolden Nitz
ISBN : 9781504038799
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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One girl’s strong spirit and love of soccer drive her to persevere in the face of adversity in this lively and engaging novel. Irene loves soccer, a passion she inherited from her Italian father. She’s thrilled by the sound and feel of the ball exploding off her foot for a shot at the goal. At school back in Missouri, she was one of the top players on her girls’ team. But things are different in Merano, Italy, where bilingual Irene and her family have come for a yearlong stay. There’s no soccer team for girls in the small, very traditional Alpine town. Irene decides to join the highly competitive boys’ team, but she has little idea what she’s getting herself into. First, she must prove herself to the strict coach, the “mister.” And her teammates make it clear they don’t want her on the field. Especially Matteo, the team’s star player, who goes out of his way to make Irene unwelcome. But Irene does not give up easily, even when the disapproval of her Italian grandmother and the doubts of her new classmates—including her best friend, Giulia—threaten to undermine her confidence. Author Kristin Wolden Nitz has created a complex adolescent character. Readers will root for Irene as she struggles to find her place on the team and in a new country. The story also offers a fascinating, and often humorous, look at a collision of cultures and lively descriptions of fast-paced action on the soccer field.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Ethics Of Self Defense

Author : Christian Coons
ISBN : 9780190206109
Genre : Philosophy
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The fifteen new essays collected in this volume address questions concerning the ethics of self-defense, most centrally when and to what extent the use of defensive force, especially lethal force, can be justified. Scholarly interest in this topic reflects public concern stemming from controversial cases of the use of force by police, and military force exercised in the name of defending against transnational terrorism. The contributors pay special attention to determining when a threat is liable to defensive harm, though doubts about this emphasis are also raised. The legitimacy of so-called "stand your ground" policies and laws is also addressed. This volume will be of great interest to readers in moral, political, and legal philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Defending Faith

Author : Timothy J. Wengert
ISBN : 3161517989
Genre : Religion
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Defending Faith : Lutheran Responses to Andreas Osiander's Doctrine of Justification, 1551-1559 / von Timothy J. Wengert Justification by faith alone defined teaching in Evangelical churches of the sixteenth century. When the former reformer of Nuremberg, Andreas Osiander (1498-1552) advocated a different understanding of that doctrine in 1550 as professor of theology at the University of Königsberg in East Prussia, almost all other Evangelical churches in German-speaking lands rejected his position. Timothy J. Wengert studies their objections to Osiander's theology in detail, offering a theological perspective on the process of confessionalization among Lutherans in the period between Martin Luther's death in 1546 and the publication of the Book of Concord in 1580. Reactions against Osiander represent a singular literary event, when 100 tracts for and against Osiander's position were published between 1551 and 1559. The author of this study examines these responses, paying special attention to the contributions of Gnesio-Lutherans, Johannes Brenz and Philipp Melanchthon but also to the role that Luther's writings played in the debate.
Category: Religion

Celebrating The 100th Anniversary Of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie S Nobel Prize In Chemistry

Author : M. -H. Chiu
ISBN : 9789460917196
Genre : Science
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This book is a companion to the IYC-2011 celebration. The eleven chapters are organized into three sections: Section 1: Marie Curie’s Impact on Science and Society, Section 2: Women Chemists in the Past Two Centuries, and Section 3: Policy Implications. The authors invited to contribute to this book were asked to orient their chapter around a particular aspect of Marie Curie’s life such as the ethical aspects of her research, women’s role in research or her influence on the image of chemists. Our hope is that this book will positively influence young women’s minds and decisions they make in learning of chemistry/science like Marie Curie’s biography. But we do hope this book opens an avenue for young women to explore the possibility of being a scientist, or at least to appreciate chemistry as a human enterprise that has its merit in contributing to sustainability in our world. Also we hope that both men and women will realize that women are fully competent and capable of conducting creative and fascinating scientific research.
Category: Science

To Have And To Hold Bridal Veil Island Book 1

Author : Tracie Peterson
ISBN : 9781441233783
Genre : Fiction
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Bestselling Author Team Debuts New Historical Romance Series When Audrey Cunningham's father proposes that they move to Bridal Veil Island, where he grew up, she agrees, thinking this will help keep him sober and close to God. But they arrive to find wealthy investors buying up land to build a grand resort on the secluded island--and they want the Cunninghams' acreage. Contractor Marshall Graham can't imagine why the former drinking buddy of his deceased father would beckon him to Bridal Veil Island. And when Boyd Cunningham asks him to watch over Audrey, Marshall is even more confused. He has no desire to be saddled with caring for this fiery young woman who is openly hostile toward him. But when Audrey seems to be falling for another man--one who has two little girls Audrey adores--Marshall realizes she holds more of his heart than he realized. Which man will Audrey choose? And can she hold on to her ancestral property in the face of overwhelming odds?
Category: Fiction

The Complete Kay Francis Career Record

Author : Lynn Kear
ISBN : 9781476602875
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is the definitive guide to the film, stage, radio and television career of Kay Francis, one of the most glamorous stars from the golden age of Hollywood. For each film, the authors provide a thorough synopsis plus cast and crew information (including biographies), opening dates, production notes, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews. In addition, information is provided on her stage, radio, and television appearances, and a section is devoted to collecting Kay Francis memorabilia, including such items as cigarette cards, sheet music and soundtracks. Also covered is the stage and vaudeville career of Kay Francis’ mother, Katherine Clinton. A brief biography of Kay Francis is provided, along with an insightful foreword by film scholar James Robert Parish. Truly a treasure trove for Kay Francis fans and anyone interested in classic filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s, the book includes more than 130 illustrations, many of them rare.
Category: Performing Arts

Crooked River Burning

Author : Mark Winegardner
ISBN : UOM:39015049972386
Genre : Fiction
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Defending Ivan The Terrible

Author : Yoram Sheftel
ISBN : UOM:39015038524214
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An Israeli lawyer who defended John Demjanjuk at his trial as a Nazi war criminal explains how he managed to clear his client of the charges and exposes a shocking international conspiracy to withhold vital evidence and make Demjanjuk a scapegoat. IP.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

History Of The Eastern Empire From The Fall Of Irene To The Accession Of Basil

Author : J. B. Bury
ISBN : 9781605204215
Genre : History
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This classic history of the Eastern Roman Empire-first published in 1912 and a companion to Bury's two-volume History of the Later Roman Empire-remains one of the most readable works on the era, and is highly recommended for students of Roman culture. This essential volume covers: [ the reigns of Nicephorus I, Stauracius, and Michael I, (A.D. 802-813) [ Leo V, the Armenian, and the revival of Iconoclasm (A.D. 813-820) [ Michael II, the Amorian (A.D. 820-829) [ Theophilus (A.D. 829-842) [ Michael III (A.D. 842-867) [ financial and military administration [ the Saracen wars [ relations with the Western Empire [ the conversion of Slavs and Bulgarians [ and much, much more. British historian JOHN BAGNELL BURY (1861-1927) was professor of modern history at Cambridge. His writings, known for a readability combined with a scholarly depth, include History of Greece (1900) and Idea of Progress (1920).
Category: History