A Bridge Across The Ocean

Author: Susan Meissner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197860
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Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women—past and present—in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Résistance spy. Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark... Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides—and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

A Bridge Across The Ocean

Author: Luca Castagna
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813225876
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A Bridge across the Ocean focuses on the relations between the United States and the Holy See from the First World War to the eve of the Second, through the combination of American, Italian, and Vatican sources. More than an overall picture of the American and Vatican foreign policy during the first half of the twentieth century, the book analyzes the U.S.-Vatican rapprochement in a multifaceted way, considering both the international and the internal sphere. A Bridge across the Ocean discusses the spread of anti-Catholicism in the United States during the first two decades of the twentieth century, and its repercussions on the American administrations' behavior during and after the Versailles Conference, together with the changes that occurred in the Holy See's attitude toward the American church and the White House after the election of Pope Pius XI. Luca Castagna explores the convergence of the New Deal legislation with the church's social thought, and demonstrates how the partial U.S.-Vatican rapprochement in 1939 resulted from Roosevelt and Pacelli's common aim to cooperate, as two of the most important and global moral powers in the struggle against Nazi-fascism.

Valmiki S Ramayana

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538113694
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One of India’s greatest epics, the Ramayana pervades the country’s moral and cultural consciousness. For generations it has served as a bedtime story for Indian children, while at the same time engaging the interest of philosophers and theologians. Believed to have been composed by Valmiki sometime between the eighth and sixth centuries BC, the Ramayana tells the tragic and magical story of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, an incarnation of Lord Visnu, born to rid the earth of the terrible demon Ravana. An idealized heroic tale ending with the inevitable triumph of good over evil, the Ramayana is also an intensely personal story of family relationships, love and loss, duty and honor, of harem intrigue, petty jealousies, and destructive ambitions. All this played out in a universe populated by larger-than-life humans, gods and celestial beings, wondrous animals and terrifying demons. With her magnificent translation and superb introduction, Arshia Sattar has successfully bridged both time and space to bring this ancient classic to modern English readers.

Construction Of Marine And Offshore Structures

Author: Cliff Gerwick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420049602
Size: 44.62 MB
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The leading authority in the field offers a unique and comprehensive treatment of the construction aspects of offshore structures, rather than the more commonly addressed design considerations. Extensively updated, this second edition provides a new chapter on extending offshore technologies to inland waterways and emphasizes recent advances-including floating structures, deep-water structures, ice-resistant structures, and bridge foundations. Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures details all the particulars of building in a marine environment, including construction equipment, marine operations, installing piles, pipelines, and cables, steel and concrete offshore platforms, and underwater repairs. Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures provides an essential reference to engineers in the oil and service industries and to marine construction planners, designers, and contractors. New in the second edition: How the physical environment and geotechnical conditions affect construction Increased attention to protecting the natural environment and compliance with regulatory provisions Recent developments in positioning, instrumentation, and underwater inspection, plus a new section on concrete and steel floating structures and installing permanent moorings Expanded treatment of deep water bridge piers as well as locks and dams on major rivers.

Lost Continents

Author: L. Sprague de Camp
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486147924
Size: 77.13 MB
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DIVLeading authority examines facts and fancies behind the Atlantis theme in history, science, and literature. Sources include Plato, Thomas More, K. T. Frost, and many other citations, both famous and lesser-known. Related legends are also recounted and refuted, and reports document attempts to prove the continent's existence, including accounts of actual expeditions. /div

Bridge Engineering

Author: Ponnuswamy
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0070656959
Size: 38.76 MB
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This book covers the entire gamut of bridge engineering investigation, design, construction and maintenance of bridges. The coverage is not dealt with isolation, but discussed in relation to basic approaches to design of bridges, supported by numerous case studies. Further, the book includes design details of superstructures and foundations.Bridge Engineering has been thoroughly revised to reflect the changes in technology that have occurred in the past. It includes new chapters on grade separators and river training works, with special reference to revised design standards. The book has been specifically designed to suit the requirements of design and practising engineers as well as students in India.

The Concise R M Ya A Of V Lm Ki

Author: V?lm?ki
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887068621
Size: 18.64 MB
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This is a condensed version of a long epic, written between 750 and 500 B.C., consisting of 50,000 lines of Sanskrit verse. Divided into seven Kanor books, it tells the story of Rama from his birth to his death. At regular intervals throughout the text, the chapters being condensed are designated by Kantitles and numbers. Each interval is appropriate in length for a daily reading, and there are 365 intervals. The cast of characters is provided by a glossary of proper names.

Guru Gita

Author: Kalavati Maria Cristina Chiulli
Publisher: J. Amba Edizioni
ISBN: 8886340419
Size: 43.96 MB
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“Contemplating one’s Guru is like contemplating one’s own body. Contemplating the infinity of existence is like contemplating Shiva. The image of the Guru is the root of meditation. The feet of the Guru are the root of worship. The words of the Guru are the root of mantras. The compassion of the Guru is the root of liberation. By reciting the Guru Gita one attains infinite fruits. All sins are nullified and all afflictions are destroyed. It takes away the fear of time and death and destroys all adversity.”