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In The Presence Of The Enemy

Author : Elizabeth George
ISBN : 0553905481
Genre : Fiction
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Hailed as the "king of sleaze," tabloid editor Dennis Luxford is used to ferreting out the sins and scandals of people in exposed positions. But when he opens an innocuous-looking letter addressed to him at The Source, he discovers that someone else excels at ferreting out secrets as well. Ten-year-old Charlotte Bowen has been abducted, and if Luxford does not admit publicly to having fathered her, she will die. But Charlotte's existence is Luxford's most fiercely guarded secret, and acknowledging her as his child will throw more than one life and career into chaos. Luxford knows that the story of Charlotte's paternity could make him a laughingstock and reveal to his beautiful wife and son the lie he's lived for a decade. Yet it's not only Luxford's reputation that's on the line: it's also the reputation—and career—of Charlotte Bowen's mother. For she is Undersecretary of State for the Home Office, one of the most high-profile Junior Ministers and quite possibly the next Margaret Thatcher. Knowing that her political future hangs in the balance, Eve Bowen refuses to let Luxford damage her career by printing the story or calling the police. So the editor turns to forensic scientist Simon St. James for help. It's a case that fills St. James with disquiet, however, for none of the players in the drama seem to react the way one would expect. Then tragedy occurs and New Scotland Yard becomes involved. Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley soon discovers that the case sends tentacles from London into the countryside, and he must simultaneously outfox death as he probes Charlotte Bowen's mysterious disappearance. Meanwhile, his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, working part of the investigation on her own and hoping to make the coup of her career, may be drawing closer to a grim solution—and to danger—than anyone knows. In the Presence of the Enemy is a brilliantly insightful and haunting novel of ideals corrupted by self-interest, of the sins of parents visited upon children, and of the masks that hide people from each other—and from themselves.
Category: Fiction

A Table In The Presence

Author : LT. Carey H. Cash
ISBN : 1418516848
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On April 10th, 2003, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, faced with the task of seizing the presidential palace in downtown Baghdad, ran headlong into what Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North called, "the worst day of fighting for U.S. Marines." Hiding in buildings and mosques, wearing civilian clothes, and spread out for over a mile, Saddam Hussein's militants rained down bullets and rocket propelled grenades on the 1st Battalion. But when the smoke of the eight-hour battle cleared, only one Marine had lost his life. Some said the 1st Battalion was incredibly lucky. But in the hearts and minds of the Marines who were there, there was no question. God had brought them miraculously through that battle. As the 1st Battalion's chaplain, Lieutenant Carey Cash had the unique privilege of seeing firsthand, from the beginning of the war to the end, how God miraculously delivered, and even transformed, the lives of the men of the 1st Battalion. Their regiment, the most highly decorated regiment in the history of the Marines, was the first ground force to cross the border into Iraq, the first to see one of their own killed in battle, and they were the unit to fight what most believe to have been the decisive battle of the war-April 10th in downtown Baghdad. Through it all, Carey Cash says, the presence of God was undeniable. Cash even had the privilege of baptizing fifty-seven new Christians-Marines and Sailors-during the war in Iraq. The men of the 1st Battalion came to discover what King David had discovered long ago--that God's presence could be richly experienced even in the presence of enemies. Here is the amazing story of their experience.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In The Presence Of Mine Enemies The Civil War In The Heart Of America 1859 1864

Author : Edward L. Ayers
ISBN : 9780393247435
Genre : History
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Winner of the Bancroft Prize: Through a gripping narrative based on massive new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War. Our standard Civil War histories tell a reassuring story of the triumph, in an inevitable conflict, of the dynamic, free-labor North over the traditional, slave-based South, vindicating the freedom principles built into the nation's foundations. But at the time, on the borderlands of Pennsylvania and Virginia, no one expected war, and no one knew how it would turn out. The one certainty was that any war between the states would be fought in their fields and streets. Edward L. Ayers gives us a different Civil War, built on an intimate scale. He charts the descent into war in the Great Valley spanning Pennsylvania and Virginia. Connected by strong ties of every kind, including the tendrils of slavery, the people of this borderland sought alternatives to secession and war. When none remained, they took up war with startling intensity. As this book relays with a vivid immediacy, it came to their doorsteps in hunger, disease, and measureless death. Ayers's Civil War emerges from the lives of everyday people as well as those who helped shape history—John Brown and Frederick Douglass, Lincoln, Jackson, and Lee. His story ends with the valley ravaged, Lincoln's support fragmenting, and Confederate forces massing for a battle at Gettysburg.
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In The Presence Of My Enemies

Author : Gracia Burnham
ISBN : 0842362398
Genre : Religion
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Presents a firsthand account of the kidnapping of two American missionaries by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in the Philippines, a yearlong ordeal that ended with the death of the author's husband, Martin Burnham.
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In The Presence Of My Enemies

Author : Therese Martin
ISBN : 9781468957549
Genre : Fiction
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Emily Coates lived a life many Americans would envy. She grew up in the Philippine Islands in a diplomatic family, and reached adulthood when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in the White House and Glenn Miller's band was all the rage. Her job with the Army Air Corps in Manila was exciting until the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, rapidly followed by air and sea attacks on Manila. At twenty-two, invading Japanese took her, her mother, and her sisters as captives. They ended up in an internment camp, where for nearly four years they experienced deprivation to an almost unimaginable degree. Will this pampered American princess collapse under pressure? Or, will she show the courage that will lead future generations to call hers the Greatest Generation?
Category: Fiction

Wild Animals In Captivity

Author : H. Hediger
ISBN : 9781483226149
Genre : Nature
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Wild Animals in Captivity covers some of the mistaken notions concerning the conditions of animals in captivity, most of which are the result of an anthropomorphic approach to the subject. This book is composed of 12 chapters and starts with an overview of the historical development of zoological gardens. The succeeding chapters deal with the territorial requirements and sociological factors in the wild life. These topics are followed by discussions of the wild animal’s transition behavior from freedom to captivity; the physiological and psychological aspects of animal captivity; and the motive and situation of animal escapes. Other chapters emphasize the physical and biological environment of animals in captivity. The final chapters examine the problems related to feeding patterns, and nutrition of captive animals. These chapters also explore the relationship between human and animal, their capacity to be tamed and trained. This book will prove useful to zoologists.
Category: Nature

Behind Enemy Lines

Author : Marthe Cohn
ISBN : 0307419886
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"[T]he amazing story of a woman who lived through one of the worst times in human history, losing family members to the Nazis but surviving with her spirit and integrity intact.” —Publishers Weekly Marthe Cohn was a young Jewish woman living just across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power. Her family sheltered Jews fleeing the Nazis, including Jewish children sent away by their terrified parents. But soon her homeland was also under Nazi rule. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe’s sister was arrested and sent to Auschwitz and the rest of her family was forced to flee to the south of France. Always a fighter, Marthe joined the French Army and became a member of the intelligence service of the French First Army. Marthe, using her perfect German accent and blond hair to pose as a young German nurse who was desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé, would slip behind enemy lines to retrieve inside information about Nazi troop movements. By traveling throughout the countryside and approaching troops sympathetic to her plight--risking death every time she did so--she learned where they were going next and was able to alert Allied commanders. When, at the age of eighty, Marthe Cohn was awarded France’s highest military honor, the Médaille Militaire, not even her children knew to what extent this modest woman had helped defeat the Nazi empire. At its heart, this remarkable memoir is the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be.
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Author : C.S. Lewis
ISBN : 9780684833651
Genre : Fiction
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Focuses on the age-old nature and consequences of temptation as experienced in a brand new world
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At His Feet

Author : Marty Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781607919629
Genre : Religion
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Wouldn't it be wonderful to hear the voice of Jesus every day? What would He tell you about our nation? Would He be pleased with the church today? What would He say to you, personally? These questions and more are addressed in Marty Wilkinson's book, "At His Feet." Through years of prayer, earnest seeking and intercession, God has spoken His heart to her and she has carefully written down His messages. These words are not her words; they are His. You will hear what His heart is saying to your heart. Listen as He speaks of the condition of our nation and our church. Be motivated, challenged and encouraged in your daily walk. Let His words draw you into a place of intimacy and fellowship. He is waiting. Marty Wilkinson is a prophetic intercessor whose passion is to see the body of Christ return to their Hebraic (Jewish) roots. It is her desire to see the church embrace Jesus the Messiah in His fullness. The prophetic anointing on Marty's life comes forth as she teaches and ministers to the people of God. She will challenge you to deepen your walk with God, pray more fervently, and create a new love for God's word. The prophetic mantle upon her will call you to salvation and an intimate relationship with God so you will be equipped to stand is these last days. Marty and her husband, Wayne have been married for forty-seven years. They have three children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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