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In The Eye Of The Wind

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Author: Ron Baenninger
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773575219
Size: 67.22 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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Book Description: Yokohama, a quiet fishing village when Commodore Matthew Perry arrived with his gunboat diplomacy in the mid-1800s, was quickly transformed into a bustling port for international trade. The change brought affluent foreigners to the city but also mobilized Japanese nationalist hostilities. It was in this setting that Ron and Martin Baenninger's Canadian mother and Swiss father met in 1933. Relying on Ron's early memories, their mother's diary, and the acute memory of their father, who lived to be over one hundred, the Baenningers recount the initial years of their parents' marriage and provide glimpses into relations between Japan and the West from the turn of the century to the onset of the Second World War. In their earliest years together the young couple enjoyed a rich social life, travelling freely between Canada, Switzerland, and Japan, although aware of the political turmoil slowing unfolding around them. The outbreak of the war between Japan and the United States and allied powers brought their privileged lifestyle to an end. In August 1942 they escaped internment with their young son aboard the Kamakura Maru - one of the many exchange ships assigned to bring foreign nationals home and the last evacuation vessel from Japan - and negotiated their way through war-torn areas to reach Canada four months later. In the Eye of the Wind - both a deeply personal account of one family and a unique perspective on the politically turbulent atmosphere of pre-war Japan - will interest anyone seeking to learn more about a tumultuous period in an extraordinary place.


The Eye Of Odin

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Author: James Richard Larson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595749224
Size: 64.29 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 492
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Book Description: Banished from his homeland in Norway for religious beliefs that ultimately resulted in murder, a Viking chieftain and his family must leave their home and travel to a new land. With the Christian king determined to stamp out the old gods, Thorvald Asvaldsson and his son Erik, who will one day be known as Erik the Red, embark on a perilous journey destined to change the world accompanied by the powerful seer Ragnar. Once restricted to sailing near their native shores, the dawn of the longship brings Viking warriors to the unsuspecting coastal areas of Europe. The warriors descend on settlements like a plague, attacking towns at will and displaying a savagery never before seen. At the height of the Viking expansion into Europe and the spread of the pagan religion, there is an evil in the world awaiting the travelers, an evil from the depths of hell itself.


The Ladies Repository

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Size: 41.98 MB
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Languages : en
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The Literary Gazette

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Size: 58.66 MB
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Languages : en
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British Medical Journal

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Size: 61.83 MB
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Category : Medicine
Languages : en
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The Eye Of The Queen

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Author: Phillip Mann
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575114878
Size: 45.54 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Book Description: An extra-terrestrial way of death. When legendary linguist Marius Thorndyke visits the bizarre planet of Pe-Ellia, he is inexorably sucked into the local way of life, of sex, of death. Nearly twice our size, powerful, intelligent, skin-changing yet roughly humanoid, the alien Pe-Ellians are vulnerable - and deadly.


Eye Of The Storm

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Author: Kate Messner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802723896
Size: 66.52 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: In the not-too-distant future, huge tornadoes and monster storms have become a part of everyday life. Sent to spend the summer in the heart of storm country with her meteorological engineer father, Jaden Meggs is surprised at the strides her father's company StormSafe, has made with custom shelters that keep her family safe in even the worst of storms. At her exclusive summer science camp, Eye On Tomorrow, Jaden meets Alex, a boy whose passion for science matches hers. Together, they discover that her father's company is steering storms away from the expensive neighborhoods and toward the organic farming communities that are in competition with his bio-engineered food company, NatureMade. Jaden must confront her father, but when she does, she uncovers a terrifying family secret and must call on both her scientific knowledge and her faith to save the people she loves most from one of her father's monster storms.


In The Eye Of The Storm

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Author: Steven M. Banka
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1425948766
Size: 25.44 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 52
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Book Description: In 2005 hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast. In New Orleans it wasn't the hurricane you had to survive but the aftermath that came. Everyone thought the water flooding the city was the worst that could happen, they were wrong. With every chapter seemingly at the end, it got worse. See how one man survived the odds and cheated death. The Convention Center in New Orleans turned into hell for one week. Everything you can imagine bad happened. Be prepared for what you are about to read.


The Hurricane

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Author: Ivan Ray Tannehill
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Size: 16.42 MB
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Category : Hurricanes
Languages : en
Pages : 9
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The Prose Writers Of America

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Author: Rufus Wilmot Griswold
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Size: 18.49 MB
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Category : American prose literature
Languages : en
Pages : 699
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