Mable S Place

Author: Jon Bever
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453593288
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Even though this is a work of fi ction, many of these types of events happen every day. What we often observe as coincidence are really miracles from God. Everything has a reason and every reason has a purpose. Jesus gave us a purpose in life when he told us to go forth and make disciples. What better ambition could any person have? Merry Christmas Jon J. Bever

A Wicked War

Author: Amy S. Greenberg
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307960919
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Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg’s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire to life with memorable characters, plotlines, and legacies. When President James K. Polk compelled a divided Congress to support his war with Mexico, it was the first time that the young American nation would engage another republic in battle. Caught up in the conflict and the political furor surrounding it were Abraham Lincoln, then a new congressman; Polk, the dour president committed to territorial expansion at any cost; and Henry Clay, the aging statesman whose presidential hopes had been frustrated once again, but who still harbored influence and had one last great speech up his sleeve. Beyond these illustrious figures, A Wicked War follows several fascinating and long-neglected characters: Lincoln’s archrival John Hardin, whose death opened the door to Lincoln’s rise; Nicholas Trist, gentleman diplomat and secret negotiator, who broke with his president to negotiate a fair peace; and Polk’s wife, Sarah, whose shrewd politicking was crucial in the Oval Office. This definitive history of the 1846 conflict paints an intimate portrait of the major players and their world. It is a story of Indian fights, Manifest Destiny, secret military maneuvers, gunshot wounds, and political spin. Along the way it captures a young Lincoln mismatching his clothes, the lasting influence of the Founding Fathers, the birth of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and America’s first national antiwar movement. A key chapter in the creation of the United States, it is the story of a burgeoning nation and an unforgettable conflict that has shaped American history.

Steptoe

Author: Boyd Hartman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543410189
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The story not only takes the reader along the trail to Oregon but it also takes the reader along with the main characters to the gold fields of California, to the nations capital where the fate of the western lands is deliberated. It deals with the great events that drove out governments policies and the emigrants dreams and ambitions. But this novel deals not only with one of Americas most dramatic eras but also with a story of adventure, of triumphs and disasters, and above all, a story steeped in the loves and passions of those to whom we owe our heritage.

The Family Legacy Of Henry Clay

Author: Lindsey Apple
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813140374
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Known as the Great Compromiser, Henry Clay earned his title by addressing sectional tensions over slavery and forestalling civil war in the United States. Today he is still regarded as one of the most important political figures in American history. As Speaker of the House of Representatives and secretary of state, Clay left an indelible mark on American politics at a time when the country's solidarity was threatened by inner turmoil, and scholars have thoroughly chronicled his political achievements. However, little attention has been paid to his extensive family legacy. In The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch, Lindsey Apple explores the personal history of this famed American and examines the impact of his legacy on future generations of Clays. Apple's study delves into the family's struggles with physical and emotional problems such as depression and alcoholism. The book also analyzes the role of financial stress as the family fought to reestablish its fortune in the years after the Civil War. Apple's extensively researched volume illuminates a little-discussed aspect of Clay's life and heritage, and highlights the achievements and contributions of one of Kentucky's most distinguished families.

The Growing Place

Author: Ron Brandon
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1606047833
Size: 78.70 MB
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If you are facing addiction in any facet of your life, The Growing Place is a one-of-a-kind, must-have, comprehensive resource focusing on living the major themes of the New Testament one day at a time. The Growing Place contains straightforward, honest, powerful, and gripping insights that will captivate your mind and stimulate your spiritual desire. The Growing Place is a dynamic, life-changing, daily walk through the Word of God. As you read each page, you will find nourishment for your soul and wisdom for your mind that will give you the strength to love God with all of your heart. Moving past addictions can be a hard thing to do if you aren't properly equipped. The wisdom contain herein will move you beyond your addiction into a new life with Christ. If you are in recovery or looking for a springboard from bondage or habits, needing a fresh start, The Growing Place is boot camp for anyone looking for a new life in Christ and freedom to live an abundant life. Ron Brandon has served as both a pastor and educator. Ron has been an associational Sunday school director and has authored a new-member church curriculum. As a husband and father who has experienced the bondage of addiction and the freedom found in Christ, he offers a personal, yet practical, approach to recovery.

Feet Of Clay

Author: Joseph R. Trudel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465323074
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The year is 2014. America is no longer the industrial or the military dynamo that it had previously been. Inside its own borders, minor disputes over national issues are accelerating beyond the comprehension and management of both the American public and among its political leaders. In the fog of distance, a phantom cargo ship drifts hauntingly alone on the Pacific Ocean. Its crew mysteriously murdered by someone... or something... thats too horrible to explain...too eerie to reveal its forbidden truth. Some six thousand miles away, covert activities and treasonous acts against the United States now send rippling consequences that will soon be felt throughout the entire world. America itself will not be left untouched, for it is this country that will now strain and struggle against itself as it attempts to elude the coming Armageddon that will inevitably test its willits spiritand even its founding principles, towards remaining the true leader of the free world. Yet, another era in history is quickly emerging. And with it a new nations leadership that truly believes that its time has come. Its iron-will belief system is so strong, that its success will ultimately come not from its own military might, but rather from an unraveling of the international stage towards a veiled co-existence. Against this background, a sinister plan for a nuclear holocaust has been conceived. Its chief architect is not a person of self-control, but rather a psychopathic madman intent on becoming the most powerful and feared individual of all time. His weapon of choice is neither guns nor direct threats, but rather the devils very own deception of coy innocence. Anarchy in America....Armageddons arrival.... Ascension of a Dark Horse nation the end of days....is about to begin.

Henry Clay Frick

Author: Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456086
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Henry Clay Frick, reviled in his own time, infamous in ours, was blamed for the Johnstown Flood (which killed 2,200 people) as well as the violent Homestead Strike of 1892, and survived an assassination attempt, yet at the same time was an ardent philanthropist, giving more than $100 million during his lifetime and in his will, while insisting on anonymity. This biography explores the contradictions in this great industrialist’s nature and avoids the extremes of both hagiography and denunciation.

The Plays

Author: David Herbert Lawrence
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521013116
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