In a quiet village on a lonely mountain in the Mesopotamian desert, two births will come to shape the destiny of nations. One boy bed, the other branded. Would their strangeness unite them, or turn them into mortal enemies? As they struggle to make sense of a world that shuns the “other”, as they fight for the love of the one girl they desire, they will turn to their gods, only to discover that immortals are as fallible as men.”
In his riveting first novel, If I Were an Eagle, David Hale takes us on a journey through the life of a young girl coming of age in the mountains of Tennessee. In Southern Appalachia Karen Quincy, daughter of devout, Southern Baptist parents, was a beautiful young girl, well endowed for her age, and she attracted the attention of the most popular guy in school. Her boyfriend headed off for college, leaving her behind to bear the burden of her condition all alone. Hale spins a tale of woe, for not since the Perils of Pauline has so much misfortune befallen a young damsel, in so short a time. But it was 1948, and the good folk of Karen's rural community, were either piously unyielding in their adherence to what they understood about the teachings of the Good Book, or they were too hypocritical and haughty to let on that they'd ever been anything but perfect. The plight of Karen Quincy was not unlike that of many young women in the rural south-- betrayed as much by their own carnal awakening as by the young studs and dirty old men who seduced and abused them. Worse than a scarlet letter, Karen had to endure the knowledge that she would bring shame and embarrassment to her family. David Hale skillfully weaves the details of Karen's bleak existence in this story with a foreshadowing of events to come that leaves the reader anxiously anticipating what might happen next, And that makes for a good read every time. *Book Review by Jacquelyn Brown Community Services Manager for the Knoxville News-Sentinel, where she formerly served as reporter and columnist - August 2001
El objeto de esta monografía es ayudar a ampliar el conocimiento sobre el tardofranquismo, un periodo clave para comprender la historia reciente de España. Para ello recurrimos a una fuente tan útil como infravalorada: la información publicada en los medios de comunicación extranjeros sobre los cambios políticos y sociales operados en nuestro país durante aquellos años. El presente libro analiza la cobertura informativa ofrecida por The New York Times, una de las cabeceras más emblemáticas de la prensa escrita norteamericana y todo un referente a nivel mundial. A través del estudio de sus editoriales, sus artículos de opinión y las crónicas enviadas por los corresponsales desplazados en nuestro país, seremos capaces de reconstruir la imagen que España proyectaba hacia el exterior y, sobre todo, percibir cuál era la opinión del periódico estadounidense acerca del progresivo cambio político que comenzaba su andadura durante los últimos años de la dictadura franquista.
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.
Raffi is a shy boy who doesn’t like noisy games and is often teased at school. But when he gets the idea of making a scarf for his dad’s birthday, he is full of enthusiasm even though the other children think it is girly to knit. Then the day draws near for the school pageant, and there is one big problem: no costume for the prince. And that’s when Raffi has his most brilliant idea of all — to make a prince’s cape. On the day of the pageant, Raffi’s cape is the star of the show.