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In the 1830s, the forbidding Antarctic region represented the ultimate mystery. The prospect of discovering a lucrative whaling ground made this uncharted and untapped region especially enticing. Three expeditions to the pole were launched simultaneously by the United States, France, and Britain, each vying to be the first to venture farther south than any vessel had ever sailed before. These expeditions paved the way for the explorers, traders, and whalers of what was to become known as the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic exploration. The Race to the White Continent is a captivating account of their adventures.
In this work, world-renowned scholar Martin Hengel laments that so few people (including scholars) appreciate the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the Old Testament), considering it a "mere translation." By contrast, Hengel recognizes the Septuagint's historical and theological value, noting that it is the first complete and pre-Christian commentary on the Old Testament. "The Septuagint as Christian Scripture" focuses on a key question: How did this collection of Jewish writings in the Greek language become the authoritative Old Testament Scripture in the Christian church? In the process of answering this question, Hengel touches on the development of the canon and the relationship between church fathers and Scripture.
In a distant war, in a city under siege, U.S. Ambassador John W. Blaney faced a terrible choice: abandon the mission or risk the lives of his team to give diplomacy a last chance... In 2003, Liberia was one of the most dangerous and isolated countries in the world.
President Charles Taylor, a feared warlord, presided over a fractured state and count unruly militiamen and child soldiers as two rebel armies marched to depose him. When an international court indicted Taylor for war crimes, the rebels attacked the capital and months of vicious fighting ensued. With Washington split on how to respond and pressure mounting to shutter the chancery once and for all, the Ambassador kept the flag flying. The U.S. embassy served as a rallying point for international efforts to save Liberia. West African peacekeepers backed by U.S.
forces prepared to deploy, but a final, merci attack by the rebels left the capital split and Taylor's forces dug in for a last, blood-soaked stand. With no margin for error, the Ambassador and his team made three forays across the front lines in a desperate bid to broker a local ceasefire that would lift the siege, stop the killing, and give space for peace to take root. The Embassy is a graphic, cinematic retelling of the harrowing climax of the Liberian civil war and the U.S.
and West African role in ending it. Through interviews with the Ambassador and key members of the country team, as well as with peacekeepers, U.
S. troops, relief workers, foreign correspondents, senior Liberian officials and rebel leaders, Dante Paradiso reconstructs the violence and chaos of those times to create an enduring portrait of a U.S. embassy under fire and the kind of daring frontline diplomacy that can change the fate of a nation. harrowing climax of the Liberian civil war. Through interviews with the Ambassador and key members of his country team, as well as with West African peacekeepers, U.S. troops, international relief workers, foreign correspondents, senior Liberian officials and rebel leaders, Dante Paradiso reconstructs the violence and chaos of Monrovia in war to create an enduring portrait of a U.S. embassy under fire and the kind of daring frontline diplomacy that can change the fate of a nation. The views expressed in this book are the author's own and not necessarily those of the United States Department of State or the United States Government.
The Long Road to Heaven, the annual pilgrimage to the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela has taken place for over 1,000 years. First published in 1974 and now reissued with a new preface, this classic account of a stirring journey provides an amalgam of history, geography, religion, and archaeology. Illustrations. Photos. Maps.
Kuki wyczarowuje swego klona, by zastąpił go w nudnych zajęciach. Jednak klon zdobywa magiczną moc i zaczyna pojedynek z prawdziwym Kukim. Tworzy gigantycznego robota, żywe labirynty i zmienia ludzi w dziwne stworzenia. Na niesamowitej wyspie Kuki, Gabi i Blubek muszą stoczyć niebezpieczną walkę. Przygodowa powieść o ogromnym tempie. Olbrzymie roboty, tajemnicze szachy, armia drapieżnych ryb, które przegryzają mosty i pies, który mówi ludzkim głosem...
A obok fantastycznych zdarzeń - świetne postaci młodych bohaterów, autentyczne przyjaźni i konflikty.