John Birmingham – Collection

John Birmingham – Collection

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Fool’s Paradise by John Gierach

Fool’s Paradise by John Gierach
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 163.5 MB
Overview: If John Gierach is living in a fool’s paradise, then it’s a paradise that his regular readers will recognize and new fans will delight in discovering. Laced with the inimitable blend of wit and wisdom that have made him fly-fishing’s foremost scribe, Fool’s Paradise chronicles the fishing life in all its glory (catching your biggest fish ever) and squalor (being stranded in a tent during a soaking rainstorm). In Gierach’s world, both experiences are valuable, and perhaps inevitable. Fishermen everywhere will understand Gierach’s quest to discover and explore new waters, the unlikely appeal of winter fly-fishing, or his dismay at encroaching development. Braving trips on small prop planes and down “Oh-My-God” roads, Gierach and his fishing buddies pursue bull trout in British Columbia, steelhead in the Rocky Mountains, and pike so fierce that a wise fisherman wears Kevlar gloves for the obligatory trophy photo. Equal parts fishing lore, philosophy, and great fish stories, Fool’s Paradise may not be a perfect substitute for actually being out on the water, but it’s surely the next best thing.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Fishing, Sports, Outdoors

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March (Book 1) by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin (.CBR)

March – Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
Requirements: CBR Reader, 102.69 MB
Overview: Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Historical, Memoir, Graphic Novel

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U.S. Military History For Dummies by John C. McManus

U.S. Military History For Dummies by John C. McManus
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2 mb
Overview: Want to know more about American military history? U.S. Military History For Dummies presents concise and revealing accounts of all of the nation’s armed conflicts from the French and Indian War to Iraq. It explains how the U.S. military is organized and how its branches operate, both independently and together. This straightforward guide examines the causes for each of America’s wars and reveals how these conflicts have shaped the nation’s borders, society, politics, culture, and future. Featuring important insights on technological, political, and social changes that transformed the way America fights its wars U.S. Military History For Dummies is your key to understanding the evolution of the most powerful military force in history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Temples of the Grail by John Matthews, Gareth Knight

Temples of the Grail: The Search for the World’s Greatest Relic by John Matthews, Gareth Knight
Requirements: EPUB Reader 2.76 MB
Overview: New Paths on the Quest for the Grail
Explore the transformative power of the Grail and discover extraordinary revelations from nearly forgotten Grail texts. Temple of the Grail offers the first English translations of the thirteenth-century Sone de Nansayand the Later Titurel by Albrecht, together with insights from the Letter of Prester John. These texts, along with brilliant commentary by foremost Grail scholars John Matthews and Gareth Knight, provide tantalizing clues into the modern understanding of the Grail quest, shedding important new light on the mysteries of the Grail temple itself, its relationship to the sacred understanding of architecture and symbolism, and its rediscovery in the heart of the Middle East. In addition, Temple of the Grail explores the lineage of the mystical Swan Knights, said to be guardians of the Grail descended from Sone himself.
Filled with fascinating perspectives on one of the greatest mysteries of all time, this book is a must-have for Grail aficionados. The interpretations of the Grail temple and the effects of standing before the Grail live at the heart of the mystery. The profound ideas explored in Temple of the Grail open new pathways of engagement with this essential part of our continued spiritual evolution.
Genre: Non-Fiction – History

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A History of Ottoman Architecture by John Freely

A History of Ottoman Architecture by John Freely
Requirements: .PDF reader, 33,2 MB
Overview: A History of Ottoman Architecture"" gives a clear and concise description of the history of the architecture produced under the Ottoman Empire, focusing on the extant buildings in the Republic of Turkey, particularly those in Istanbul and the empire’s earlier capitals in Bursa and Edirne. The monuments in each chapter are described in chronological order, with photographs of each of them (sometimes in old prints showing them as they were in times past), along with images showing their plan and elevation. No other book on the history of Ottoman architecture is so richly illustrated, allowing the reader to see at a glance how Ottoman architecture evolved during the pre- classical, classical, baroque, and early modern periods. The book begins with a brief history of the Ottoman Empire, followed by an outline of the main features of Ottoman architecture and its decoration, then a brief biography of the great Ottoman architect Sinan. Successive chapters follow the development of Ottoman architecture from 1453 until 1923.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Lead Your Boss by John Baldoni

Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up by John Baldoni
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.0 Mb
Overview: Every manager on the move wants to have influence at the top in order to get his or her ideas heard and ultimately acted upon. In Lead Your Boss, recognized leadership guru John Baldoni gives managers new-as well as tried-and-true- methods for influencing both their bosses and their peers, and giving senior leaders reasons to follow their lead. Featuring instructive stories based on real-life experiences from leaders at all levels, Lead Your Boss reveals proven strategies for: • Developing spheres of influence • Handling tough issues • Asserting oneself diplomatically • Putting the team first • Persuading up • Establishing trust • Using organizational politics to everyone’s advantage • Inspiring others through-out the organization Lead Your Boss gives readers practical, tactical advice on becoming a key player in any organization, regardless of whether or not they have an office in the Csuite.YET.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Ghastly Good Taste by John Betjeman

Ghastly Good Taste: Or, a Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture by John Betjeman
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 333KB
Overview: ‘My own interest started in seeking out what was old. When the guide told me that this was the bed in which Queen Elizabeth slept, I believed him. When owners of country cottages in Suffolk told me their cottage was a thousand years old, I believed them too. I thought that this or that church was the smallest in England, and that secret passages ran under ruined monasteries, so that monks could get to the nearest convent without being seen. The older anything was the lovelier I thought it.’

Most famous for his poetry, John Betjeman was also passionate about architecture, ‘preferring all centuries to my own’. In his first prose work, Ghastly Good Taste (1933), he vigorously defends his love of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, considered deeply unfashionable at the time. With the savage humour of his famous satire ‘Slough’, he attacks notions of Modernism and (at the other extreme) unthinking antiquarianism.
Genre: Non-fiction > General

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The Scepter and the Star by John J. Collins

The Scepter and the Star: Messianism in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls by John J. Collins
Requirements: .PDF reader, 6 Mb
Overview: The first and only book to explore the concept of the Messiah in light of the radical new evidence just discovered in the recently released Dead Sea Scrolls. Recent figures in the news, such as the self-proclaimed messiah David Koresh of the Branch Davidians, and the prophetic Orthodox Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, are confounding reminders of the forceful vitality of messianism in the modern world. They are also sobering indicators that contemporary society needs to take seriously and understand the messianic mind set. In "The Scepter And The Star," biblical scholar John J. Collins unearths the seeds of messianic thought in the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other ancient literature.Many of Collins’s conclusions hinge on his recent discovery of profoundly important material in the Dead Sea Scrolls. In 1991, nearly fifty years after they were originally folind, the entire collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls was finally released to the public. Collins was one of the first scholars to examine the scrolls and realized that they contained enormously significant messianic texts. "The Scepter And The Star" Will be the first scholarly work to explore fully the impact this new evidence has on our understanding of Jewish apocalypticism and messianism. In addition, Collins examines the crucial links and similarities between Jewish and Christian models of the messiah. How did Jewish communities, living in the turbulent century before the birth of Christ, envision the end of time? Did Jewish messianic figures influence the development of the Christian Messiah? Here, in careful detail and cogerit, accessible analysis, Collins explains the birth of messianic thoughtand its repercussions for Jews and Christians alike in ancient–as well as modern-times.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Scepter and the Star by John J. Collins

The Scepter and the Star: Messianism in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls by John J. Collins
Requirements: .PDF reader, 6 Mb
Overview: The first and only book to explore the concept of the Messiah in light of the radical new evidence just discovered in the recently released Dead Sea Scrolls. Recent figures in the news, such as the self-proclaimed messiah David Koresh of the Branch Davidians, and the prophetic Orthodox Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, are confounding reminders of the forceful vitality of messianism in the modern world. They are also sobering indicators that contemporary society needs to take seriously and understand the messianic mind set. In "The Scepter And The Star," biblical scholar John J. Collins unearths the seeds of messianic thought in the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other ancient literature.Many of Collins’s conclusions hinge on his recent discovery of profoundly important material in the Dead Sea Scrolls. In 1991, nearly fifty years after they were originally folind, the entire collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls was finally released to the public. Collins was one of the first scholars to examine the scrolls and realized that they contained enormously significant messianic texts. "The Scepter And The Star" Will be the first scholarly work to explore fully the impact this new evidence has on our understanding of Jewish apocalypticism and messianism. In addition, Collins examines the crucial links and similarities between Jewish and Christian models of the messiah. How did Jewish communities, living in the turbulent century before the birth of Christ, envision the end of time? Did Jewish messianic figures influence the development of the Christian Messiah? Here, in careful detail and cogerit, accessible analysis, Collins explains the birth of messianic thoughtand its repercussions for Jews and Christians alike in ancient–as well as modern-times.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Invention of Judaism by John J. Collins

The Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul by John J. Collins
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.8 Mb
Overview: Most people understand Judaism to be the Torah and the Torah to be Judaism. However, in *The *Invention of Judaism, John J. Collins persuasively argues this was not always the case. The Torah became the touchstone for most of Judaism’s adherents only in the hands of the rabbis of late antiquity. For 600 years prior, from the Babylonian Exile to the Roman destruction of the Second Temple, there was enormous variation in the way the Torah was understood. Collins provides a comprehensive account of the role of the Torah in ancient Judaism, exploring key moments in its history, beginning with the formation of Deuteronomy and continuing through the Maccabean revolt and the rise of Jewish sectarianism and early Christianity.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Facts on the Bible by John Ankerberg+ +

The Facts on the Bible by John Ankerberg, John Weldon, Dillon Burroughs
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 3.1 Mb
Overview: The Facts On series has sold more than 1.9 million copies and continues to provide information, facts, and foundational truths to help Christians understand their faith and their world.

How can Christians be sure that the Bible is the Word of God and a trustworthy foundation for their faith? John Ankerberg and John Weldon, the respected coauthors of many popular apologetics books, examine the Bible from various angles-history, archaeology, science, and logic.

This confidence-building resource affirms the uniqueness and inerrancy of the Christian Scriptures and provides a quick, updated reference for students, pastors, teachers, and all believers.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Major Bible Themes by John F. Walvoord

Major Bible Themes: 52 Vital Doctrines of the Scripture Simplified and Explained by John F. Walvoord
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 867 KB
Overview: Major Bible Themes This book is in no sense intended to be a treatise on systematic theology. In its preparation, a limited number of the most vital and practical themes have been chosen, and an attempt has been made to adapt these brief discussions to the needs of the untrained Christian. To each chapter a list of questions has been added which, it is hoped, may make the studies more useful both to individuals and to groups. The student who would be versed on these subjects should look up every passage cited and continue the study of each theme until all the questions can be answered from memory. Although the writer presumably has made a careful study of the various subjects treated, it is not his prerogative to dictate what another shall believe; but rather to point out what the Bible teaches. Faith should always rest on a personal understanding of the Scriptures, rather than on the teaching of men.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Heidegger and Aquinas by John D. Caputo

Heidegger and Aquinas: An Essay on Overcoming Metaphysics by John D. Caputo
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.8 Mb
Overview: The purpose of the present study is to undertake a confrontation of the thought of Martin Heidegger and Thomas Aquinas on the question of Being and the problem of metaphysics.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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