By William R Green Sanford
What used to be Calamity Jane's actual identify? used to be she a horse thief and a preacher's daughter? Did she really serve below normal George Custer? the reality and delusion are tricky to split within the wild lifetime of Calamity Jane. An autonomous spirit, she by no means stayed in a single position for lengthy. She labored as a gold prospector, bullwhacker, nurse, and had many different jobs. Calamity Jane refused to comply to the common roles of nineteenth-century ladies. Authors William R. Sanford and Carl R. eco-friendly show the real tale of this mythical American determine.
By Danny Abramson
As an Atlanta courageous, Andruw Jones has confirmed himself as a responsible and tenacious participant, showing in no less than a hundred and fifty video games in step with season. Born within the Caribbean, Jones used to be inspired by means of his baseball-playing father and confirmed prodigious expertise at an early age, signing with the Braves while he was once basically sixteen. This publication provides Andruw Jones biography.
By Michael Azkoul
This learn refutes the standard description of St Gregory as would-be thinker within the Greek culture. First, it describes the world-view of the holy Fathers, protecting that it truly is to their fellowship that he belonged, now not the Platonic culture of the philosophies of Plotinus, Philo, and Origen of Alexandria. Chapters examine St Gregory to those alleged versions and assets, and it's argued that he fits none of them. The examine additionally holds that the works of St Gregory have been adulterated through his enemies, most likely through the 6th-century Origenist revival, as his orthodoxy was once by no means wondered by way of somebody until eventually the time that the latter fans of Origen linked him with their reason. This examine seeks to open up a brand new course within the examine of faith and give a contribution to the "rehabilitation" of St Gregory and the Christian culture to which he used to be a pre-eminent witness.
By Kenneth Baxter Wolf
Within the existence and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Kenneth Baxter Wolf bargains a examine and translation of the testimony given by way of witnesses on the canonization hearings of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, who died in 1231 in Marburg, Germany, on the age of twenty-four. the majority of the depositions have been taken from those that claimed to were healed via the intercession of this new saint. Their descriptions in their maladies and their efforts to safe reduction at Elizabeth's shrine in Marburg give you the sleek reader not just with a close, within examine the genesis of a saint's cult, but in addition with an surprisingly transparent window into the lives and hopes of normal humans dwelling in Germany on the time. past testimony approximately her miracles, the papal commissioners additionally heard witnesses converse to the holiness of Elizabeth's lifestyles. 4 ladies who knew Elizabeth from her arrival on the Wartburg fort in Thuringia because the destiny spouse of Landgrave Ludwig IV to her loss of life as a caregiver within the clinic that she based in Marburg offer bright vignettes approximately her existence. including the testimony of Elizabeth's confessor and mother or father, Conrad of Marburg, they catch in phrases the Hungarian princess's tireless, artistic efforts to "cure" her lifetime of privilege with its contrary: a lifetime of voluntary deprivation and direct carrier to the negative and ailing.
By Rachel A Koestler-Grack
From the day she laced up her first pair of skates, Michelle Kwan knew she belonged at the ice. whilst she used to be 7 years previous, she vowed that she may in the future be an Olympic skater, and went directly to paintings on making her dream come real. by the point she used to be 12, she was once already competing with most sensible skaters from worldwide. At age 15, Kwan gained her first nationwide and international titles. And in 1998, she made skating historical past on the U.S. Championships whilst she got 15 excellent ratings for presentation in her lengthy and brief courses, the main ideal rankings ever for a feminine skater. Michelle Kwan is the tale of a proficient younger athlete whose choice and concentration have enabled her to develop into the main adorned skater in U.S. historical past. even though the single medal ever to elude her was once the Olympic gold, Kwan continues to be a real champion, and he or she has proven simply as a lot grace in her setbacks as she has at the ice.
By Joanne Mattern
During this identify, unwrap the lifetime of proficient Wrigley's chewing gum founder, William Wrigley Jr.! Readers will get pleasure from getting the news in this nutrients Dude, starting along with his early life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. scholars can keep on with Wrigley's luck tale from the beginning of his revenues occupation with the Wrigley production corporation to his institution of Wrigley Chewing Gum and later the William Wrigley Jr. corporation. Wrigley's family members and his retirement years also are highlighted. enticing textual content familiarizes readers with issues of curiosity together with Wrigley's advertisements techniques, the Chicago Cubs, Catalina Island, and the Wrigley construction. An unique sidebar, a worthwhile timeline, a thesaurus, and an index, complement the old and colour photographs showcased during this inspiring biography. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing corporation.
By Thomas B. Allen
Now in paperback—the award-winning nationwide Geographic booklet that provides the untold tale of the invisible struggle in the back of the yank Revolution. A riveting story of intrigue, spies, counterspies and mystery brokers, George Washington, Spymasteris a special and unique account of 1 of an important chapters in our nation's historical past. The compelling narrative finds the remarkable function performed via the 1st commander-in-chief, common George Washington within the battle of Independence. stick to the motion as 1775 dawns, and Washington unearths himself in deep trouble. At conflict with Britain, the world's strongest empire, his ragtag military possesses just a couple of muskets, a few cannons, and no cash. The american citizens' merely desire is to salary an invisible war—a warfare of spies, intelligence networks, and deception. input the shadowy international of double brokers, covert operations, codes and ciphers—a international so mystery that America's spymaster himself does not comprehend the identities of a few of his brokers. Meet individuals of the elusive Culper Ring, discover a "mole" within the Sons of Liberty, and notice how invisible ink or even a clothesline are used to ship mystery messages. you may as well use Washington's personal mystery codebook, released the following for the 1st time. adventure at shut quarters the successes and screw ups of the american citizens as they attempt to outwit the British. Meet the manager of covert operations, one Benjamin Franklin, and several miraculous avid gamers in America's mystery conflict. writer Thomas B. Allen has sifted via dozens of ancient files and coded letters to discover the evidence a few time shrouded in secrets and techniques. Archival paintings, coupled with full of life pen-and-ink sketches by means of kid's illustrator Cheryl Harness, element all of the motion and experience of this momentous story. just like the hugely acclaimed hardback, this little paperback is bound to have a huge effect at the mind's eye of readers far and wide.
By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
Recognized Flyers highlights aviators who motivated pop culture through the early 1900s, global battle I and II, and the chilly battle. This sequence combines heritage and delight studying in a fast paced narrative of the lives of a few of the main well-known, and notorious, aviators of the 20 th century. Rickenbacker left the auto racetrack he ruled to serve the USA as a fighter ace within the recognized Hat-in-the-Ring squadron of global conflict I.
By John Y.B. Hood
Hood's research contends that Aquinas's writings stay proof against or skeptical of anti-Jewish tendencies in thirteenth-century theology. Aquinas units out just to make clear and systematize obtained theological and canonistic teachings at the Jews.
By James F. Keenan
This appraisal of 2 of the main basic phrases within the ethical language of Thomas Aquinas attracts at the modern ethical contrast among the goodness of anyone and the rightness of a person's residing. Keenan hence reveals that Aquinas' previous writings don't enable the potential of this type of contrast. yet in his mature works, in particular "The Summa Theologiae", Thomas describes the human act of ethical intentionality, or even the virtues in a fashion analogous to our use of the time period ethical rightness. To Thomas, simply the advantage of charity expresses ethical goodness. And, even if Thomas describes vices and sin as fallacious behavior, he by no means rather develops an outline for ethical badness. Keenan compels us to rigorously research Thomas' crucial ethical strategies and to degree them opposed to modern criteria for which means and correctness. therefore, any pupil of Thomas will locate right here a forceful argument that his proposal of the nice is significantly assorted from ours. equally, ethicists and ethical theologians will locate within the Thomas awarded right here a consistent-virtue ethicist excited by descriptions for correct residing. Any pupil of theology also will locate right here a Thomas whose serious and urban pondering enabled him to improve or even abandon past positions as his comprehension of the nice advanced. This research activates a re-evaluation of our personal techniques. Measuring Thomas' criteria opposed to our personal, Keenan obliges us to invite no matter if we sufficiently comprehend rightness and ethical intentionality. He additionally asks even if we accurately describe what it skill to will or to hope anything. He extra questions even if we've surrendered our knowing of the virtues to the voluntarism and subjectivism which Thomas relentlessly critiqued. This traditionally refined interpreting of "The Summa Thologiae" either permits Thomas to talk back as he as soon as did, and provides us the opportunity to guage the way in which we describe ourselves and each other as being solid and dwelling rightly.