Twice Freed

Twice Freed
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Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1845503953
Release: 2008-05-01
Editor: Christian Focus

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Onesimus is a slave. Eirene is a rich merchant's daughter. Onesimus longs to gain his freedom and Eirene's love. However, he doesn't realize where true freedom lies. He wants nothing to do with Jesus Christ. His master, Philemon, may follow the teachings of the Christ and his apostle Paul... but Onesimus has other plans.

Twice Freed

Twice Freed
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Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1857924894
Release: 2002-04-01
Editor: Christian Focus

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Old Edition replaced by 9781845503956

Twice Freed

Twice Freed
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Author: Patricia Mary St. John
Pages: 186
ISBN: 0720820464
Release: 1970-01-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Onesimus has a kinder-than-usual owner, but his desire to be free approaches the breaking point--driving him into embezzlement and lying. When he finally escapes, he encounters disappointing pagan religions, a city-destroying earthquake, and the struggles of a Roman gladiator.

Sweet Taste of Liberty

Sweet Taste of Liberty
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Author: W. Caleb McDaniel
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780190847005
Release: 2019-08-07
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The unforgettable saga of one enslaved woman's fight for justice--and reparations Born into slavery, Henrietta Wood was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed in 1848. In 1853, a Kentucky deputy sheriff named Zebulon Ward colluded with Wood's employer, abducted her, and sold her back into bondage. She remained enslaved throughout the Civil War, giving birth to a son in Mississippi and never forgetting who had put her in this position. By 1869, Wood had obtained her freedom for a second time and returned to Cincinnati, where she sued Ward for damages in 1870. Astonishingly, after eight years of litigation, Wood won her case: in 1878, a Federal jury awarded her $2,500. The decision stuck on appeal. More important than the amount, though the largest ever awarded by an American court in restitution for slavery, was the fact that any money was awarded at all. By the time the case was decided, Ward had become a wealthy businessman and a pioneer of convict leasing in the South. Wood's son later became a prominent Chicago lawyer, and she went on to live until 1912. McDaniel's book is an epic tale of a black woman who survived slavery twice and who achieved more than merely a moral victory over one of her oppressors. Above all, Sweet Taste of Liberty is a portrait of an extraordinary individual as well as a searing reminder of the lessons of her story, which establish beyond question the connections between slavery and the prison system that rose in its place.

Twelve Years A Slave Illustrated

Twelve Years A Slave  Illustrated
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Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9782765903192
Release: 2014-08-22
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

The Tanglewoods Secret

The Tanglewoods  Secret
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Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781575676074
Release: 2001-07-01
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ruth and her beloved brother Philip find solace in the expanse of Tanglewoods'. There they escape into bird watching, climbing, and general misadventures with their friend Terry. But life with their Aunt is harsh and Ruth suffers from an incorrigible temper. Just when she thinks she can't take it anymore, she learns a very special secret about a very special Shepherd. When a dreadful accident hurts one they love, Ruth and Philip learn that the Tanglewoods' Secret isn't meant to be kept a secret.

The Book of Lost Friends

The Book of Lost Friends
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Author: Lisa Wingate
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781984819895
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Ballantine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

Rogue One A Star Wars Story

Rogue One  A Star Wars Story
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Author: Alexander Freed
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780399178467
Release: 2016-12-16
Editor: Del Rey

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Go beyond the film with a novelization featuring new scenes and expanded material. As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate . . . and a threat that may be too great to overcome. If the worlds at the Empire’s mercy stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire’s military; Chirrut Îmwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. In their hands rests the new hope that could turn the tide toward a crucial Rebellion victory—if only they can capture the plans to the Empire’s new weapon. But even as they race toward their dangerous goal, the specter of their ultimate enemy—a monstrous world unto itself—darkens the skies. Waiting to herald the Empire’s brutal reign with a burst of annihilation worthy of its dreaded name: Death Star. Praise for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story “One of the best movie adaptations yet.”—Cinelinx “Rogue One bridged characters and elements of the prequels and original Star Wars trilogy in a visually stunning ride, but there are even more rich details hiding in the film’s novelization, [which] reveals and expands with inner monologues and character insights, political knots, and nuance.”—The Daily Dot “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization deepens a tale of hope. . . . [Jyn Erso] proves to be even more fascinating here than she was in the movie.”—New York Daily News

The Freedmen s Book

The Freedmen s Book
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Author: Lydia Maria Child
Pages: 283
ISBN: HARVARD:32044024572562
Release: 1866
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

SpanPublished in 1865 and edited by abolitionist L. Maria Child, The Freedmens Book was intended to be used to teach recently freed African Americans to read and to provide them with inspiration. Thirsting for education, Freedmen were eagerly enrolling in any schools that would accept them. Child saw a need for texts and provided one of collected stories and poems written by former slaves and noted abolitionists, herself included./span

The Secret at Pheasant Cottage

The Secret at Pheasant Cottage
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Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781575676265
Release: 2002-02-01
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lucy has lived with her grandparents at Pheasant Cottage since she was a little girl, but she has dim memories of someone else. Who was it? What are her grandparents hiding from her? Lucy is determined to find the answers, but it turns out to be harder than she expected.

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place
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Author: Corrie Ten Boom
Pages: 269
ISBN: 9781598563399
Release: 2009-03
Editor: Hendrickson Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The story of how Corrie and her family became leaders in the Dutch Underground, hiding Jewish people in a specially built room in their house and aiding their escape from the Nazis.

Star of Light

Star of Light
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Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781575675411
Release: 2002-02-01
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hamid rubbed the light from his eyes and looked again. He was not dreaming. It was his stepfather! The man watched Kinza as a snake might watch a baby rabbit at play, waiting for the moment to strike. And for one breathless moment Hamid was sure that he would reach out and snatch her away. Hamid does not want his little blind sister, Kinza, to be sold to a beggar by their stepfather, so he decides to rescue her. Together they escape from their mountain village to a town where there may be a new home for Kinza. But this is only the start of their adventures. Will Kinza be safe? What will happen to Hamid who dares not go back home? Set in North Africa, readers will be delighted by yet another of Patricia St. John's exciting, freshly edited novels.

Twice Freed

Twice Freed
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Author: Random House
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0099840960
Release: 2001-08-01
Editor: Unknown

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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great
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Author: John Gunther
Pages: 159
ISBN: 1402741391
Release: 2007
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Relates the story of Alexander the Great who, at only age 21, became King of Macedonia and set off on a twelve-year journey to conquer the known world and extend the boundaries of Greek civilization.

The Body Book

The Body Book
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Author: Donald M. Silver
Pages: 128
ISBN: 059049239X
Release: 1993
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Provides a variety of projects and lessons to teach elementary students about the workings of the human body.

Kindred

Kindred
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Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780807083703
Release: 2004-02-01
Editor: Beacon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Treasures of the Snow

Treasures of the Snow
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Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781575679587
Release: 2001-07-01
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Annette and Lucien are enemies. After Annette gets Lucien into trouble at school, he decides to get back at her by threatening the most precious thing in the world to her: her little brother Dani. But tragedy strikes. Annette is so filled with rage she sets out to alienate and humiliate Lucien at every turn. As Lucien seeks to repent and restore, light floods both of their dark hearts and Christ proves that He makes all things new.

Herodotus

Herodotus
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Author: Jeanne Bendick
Pages: 78
ISBN: 9781932350203
Release: 2009-08-01
Editor: Bethlehem Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Best-selling author Jeanne Bendick takes us for another informative—and amusing—journey into places and events of long ago. Herodotus and the Road to History, written in the first person, details the investigative journeys of Herodotus—a contemporary of the Old Testament prophet Malachi—as he takes ship from Greece and voyages to the limits of his own ancient world. His persistence, amidst disbelief and ridicule, in the self-appointed task of recording his discoveries as “histories” (the Greek word meaning “inquiry”), means that today we can still follow his expeditions into the wonder and mystery of Syria, Persia, Egypt and the “barbaric” north. Jeanne Bendick's lucid text, humorous illustrations and helpful maps entertain and instruct as they open the way for readers young and old to once again join Herodotus . . . on the road to history.

Use Your Planets Wisely

Use Your Planets Wisely
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Author: Jennifer Freed
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781683644446
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Sounds True

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Jennifer's version of astrology, grounded in psychology, has the ability to force needed change in a profound way.” —Elise Loehnen, chief operating officer, Goop Transform your life and grow into your highest potential using psychological astrology. “Who am I, really? What did I come here to do? Who am I in relationships?” A good therapist will help you answer these questions; so will a good astrologer. For the last 25 years, Dr. Jennifer Freed has combined her deep understanding of both these practices to deeply transform people’s lives. Dr. Jennifer Freed introduces you to psychological astrology as a way to dive deep into understanding yourself and others in a profound and life-changing way. If you think of yourself as simply a Virgo or a Pisces or a Capricorn, be prepared to expand your self-knowledge manyfold. The knowledge in this book will give you a far more complete picture of your psychological and emotional blueprint. By understanding your cosmic DNA, nine core strengths, and cosmic committee, you’ll come to trust that there is a divine orchestration that guides you, that you have a purpose in the world, and that both your light and your shadows are welcome participants in your psychological and relational lives. Use Your Planets Wisely is an innovative resource to help you know yourself better, have better relationships, and enjoy greater happiness and fulfillment in your community.

The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice
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Author: James M. Cain
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780307772947
Release: 2010-11-03
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve. First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside, and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for The Stranger.