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Download John Owen and English Puritanism : experiences of defeat by Gribben, Crawford PDF

By Gribben, Crawford

John Owen (1616-83) used to be the main major theologian in seventeenth century England, and a key participant within the revolution that created the English republic (1649-60). emerging from humble origins, he grew to become preacher on the regicide of Charles I, chaplain to Oliver Cromwell within the invasions of eire and Scotland, vice chancellor of the collage of Oxford, and the ultimate spiritual statesman of the Interregnum. The Read more...

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John Owen was once a number one theologian in 17th-century England. via his organization with Oliver Cromwell specifically, he exercised significant impact on critical govt, and have become the Read more...

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Download You and No Other by Cathy Maxwell PDF

By Cathy Maxwell

The restrictions of quiet widowhood became an excessive amount of for girl Caroline Pearson to bear—especially now that her brother-in legislations has idiotically, and illegally, gambled away her apartment. Boldly, she confronts the hot proprietor in individual. yet not just does the speeding rogue, James Ferrington, refuse to come Caroline's deed, he attempts to take scandalous benefit of her besides. Sheepish and repentant, James arrives on Caroline's doorstep to make amends— unaware that the younger widow and her eccentric aunt are cause on retaliation. James purely intended to seduce a bewitching minx and feature performed with it—and, abruptly, he is a abducted prisoner in Caroline's cellar. yet so much surprising of all, James realizes that he has no hope whatever to be free—for the audacious Caroline has infected his senses, destroyed his cause . . . and fully captured his center.

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Download My Own Private Hero by Julianne MacLean PDF

By Julianne MacLean

During this pleasant end to the Heiress trilogy, Julianne MacLean brings us a clean twist on vintage historic romance—London society as noticeable throughout the eyes of a beautiful, light-hearted younger outsider. Adele Wilson firmly believes lifestyles will be calm and fully with no emotional drama. So the 1st landed gentleman her mom places in entrance of her is the single she concurs to marry, and marriage ceremony arrangements start as smartly as she was hoping. until eventually, so that it will seal the deal, her carriage is overtaken via ransomers. after which the ransomers are overtaken by means of a person handsomer, particularly Damien Renshaw, Baron Alcester, cousin to her betrothed. Prim, stately Adele unearths that she too is being overtaken, through the manliness of this heroic, albeit advanced guy. And Damien isn't absolutely unmoved through her tough nature, which he believes hides a fondness and recklessness by no means ahead of explored. If purely he can get her to discover it with him, there's no telling what sort of love—and excitement—the of them may perhaps detect jointly.

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Download In the Highlander's Bed by Cathy Maxwell PDF

By Cathy Maxwell

Highland warrior Gordon Lachlan has spent his lifestyles fiercely fighting the English. Now, to say victory for his extended family, he needs to retrieve the mythical Sword of the MacKenna from the palms of his mortal enemies. His plan: to kidnap Constance Cameron from her distant boarding university and strength her wellborn kinfolk to give up the sword as her ransom. yet Lachlan is shocked that the girl he is snatched from her mattress is not any malleable leave out. Constance longs for experience. She's tantalized through Lachlan and his passionate reason . . . and tempted adequate by way of his seductive how you can ask yourself what it might be prefer to locate herself within the Highlander's mattress . . .

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Download Contagion: Historical and Cultural Studies (Studies in the by Alison Bashford, Claire Hooker PDF

By Alison Bashford, Claire Hooker

Within the age of HIV, antibiotic-resistant micro organism, the Ebola Virus and BSE, metaphors and event of contagion are a important difficulty of presidency, biomedicine and well known culture.Contagion explores cultural responses of infectious ailments and their biomedical administration over the 19th and 20th centuries. It additionally investigates using 'contagion' as an idea in postmodern reconceptualisations of embodied subjectivity.The essays are written from in the fields of cultural stories, biomedical historical past and significant sociology. The participants learn the geographies, regulations and identities that have been produced within the titanic social attempt to include ailments. They discover either social responses to infectious ailments some time past, and modern theoretical and biomedical websites for the examine of contagion.

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Download The Wagering Widow by Diane Gaston PDF

By Diane Gaston

Encumbered along with his father's money owed, Lord Keating elopes with "heiress" Emily Duprey merely to find she is as terrible as he! Now his basically desire is a go back to the gaming tables. to flee marriage to a gamester like her father, Emily wishes funds - so she turns into woman Widow, a card-playing masked seductress! while man realizes the gorgeous Widow is his quiet, mousy spouse, their marriage takes an unforeseen flip . . .

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Download Under Surge, Under Siege: The Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and by Ellis Anderson PDF

By Ellis Anderson

Winner of the 2010 Eudora Welty booklet Prize and the Mississippi Library Association's Non-fiction Author's Award for 2011, below Surge, less than Siege exhibits how typhoon Katrina tore into Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, raking away lives, constructions, and livelihoods in a spot identified for its picturesque, coastal perspectives; its laid-back, artsy downtown; and its deep-dyed southern cordiality. The tragedy additionally published the internal workings of a group with an indomitable middle and profound neighborly bonds. these connections usually introduced out the simplest in humans below the worst of conditions. In below Surge, below Siege, Ellis Anderson, who rode out the typhoon in her Bay St. Louis domestic and sheltered many associates afterwards, bargains tales of generosity, heroism, and laughter in the middle of terror and determined uncertainty.Divided into components, this ebook invitations readers into the intimate enclave prior to, in the course of, and after the typhoon. "Under Surge" makes a speciality of connections among citizens, then demonstrates how these bonds sustained them in the course of the worst storm in U.S. background. "Under Siege" records the 1st 3 years of the grinding aftermath, detailing the unexpected burdens of rigidity and melancholy, assurance scandals, and opportunists that threatened to accomplish the annihilation of the plucky town.A combination of memoir, own diary, and firsthand reportage, less than Surge, less than Siege creates a compelling American testomony to the energy of the human spirit.

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Download Waiting for the Galactic Bus by Parke Godwin PDF

By Parke Godwin

Think brothers off on an intergalatic Spring holiday. whilst their acquaintances go away them in the back of in the world, they have a number of millenia to kill ahead of they will be ready to come again to college. So, as an test, brain you, they choose to provide evolution a little a nudge... and that is while all hell breaks loose... a bit extra actually than both of them planned...

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