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Lions in the Balance

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If you are a morani (warrior), you have your spear at the ready—you could be the hero, but you will have to wait until the morning light before you can go out and prove yourself. If it is a lion, you want to be the first to spear it—and if the lion turns on you, make sure it mauls you on your chest or stomach, on your face, shins, or throat. Any place where you can show your scars with pride, show the incontrovertible evidence of courage. A scar on your back would be a permanent reminder of cowardice, an ineradicable trace of shame. Monsters take many forms: from man-eating lions to the people who hunt them, from armed robbers to that midnight knock at the door of a cheap hotel room in Dar es Salaam. And celebrated biologist Craig Packer has faced them all. Head on. With Lions in the Balance, Packer takes us back into the complex, tooth-and-claw world of the African lion, offering revealing insights into both the lives of one of the most iconic and dangerous animals on earth and the very real risks of protecting them. A sequel to his prize-winning Into Africa—which gave many readers their first experience of fieldwork in Africa, of cooperative lions on dusty savannas, and political kidnappings on the shores of Lake Tanganyika—this new diary-based chronicle of cutting-edge research and heartbreaking corruption will both alarm and entertain. Packer’s story offers a look into the future of the lion, one in which the politics of conservation will require survival strategies far more creative and powerful than those practiced anywhere in the world today. Packer is sure to infuriate millionaires, politicians, aid agencies, and conservationists alike as he minces no words about the problems he encounters. But with a narrative stretching from far flung parts of Africa to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and marked by Packer’s signature humor and incredible candor, Lions in the Balance is a tale of courage against impossible odds, a masterly blend of science, adventure, and storytelling, and an urgent call to action that will captivate a new generation of readers.

THE LION IN THE MORNING

THE LION IN THE MORNING Pdf/ePub eBook Author: TERRY THORP
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It is 1930, Kenya. Aged 19 and 20 years old respectively, childhood friends Harry and Una are embarking on their adult lives. But their paths lead in very different directions. Brought up on farms not too far from Nairobi, Harry remains tied to a hard,physical outdoor lifestyle where farming, hunting and sport dominate. Una, on the other hand, is attracted to a city lifestyle of fashionable clothing and partying. She gets in with a high-living group of people and makes friends with a wealthy American woman, Rachel and a rich business man, Eric. Harry is in love with Una --- that is, until he meets an older woman, Cheryl, who teaches him to fly. Meanwhile, Harry's boyhood companion, a Maasai called Segge, takes part in the traditional circumcision ceremony that marks the transition from childhood to manhood and warrior status. But things go horribly wrong during the ceremony. Una and Rachel accept an invitation to a weekend with Lord and Lady Crofton, members of the Happy Valley Set, known for their drinking, drug-taking and sex. Things there also go horribly wrong for Una. Only Harry can rescue her. But before that he must deal with a colleague wanted for murder in South Africa.

In the Skin of a Lion

In the Skin of a Lion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Ondaatje
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In the Skin of a Lion is a love story and an irresistible mystery set in the turbulent, muscular new world of Toronto in the 20s and 30s. Michael Ondaatje entwines adventure, romance and history, real and invented, enmeshing us in the lives of the immigrants who built the city and those who dreamed it into being: the politically powerful, the anarchists, bridge builders and tunnellers, a vanished millionaire and his mistress, a rescued nun and a thief who leads a charmed life. This is a haunting tale of passion, privilege and biting physical labour, of men and women moved by compassion and driven by the power of dreams -- sometimes even to murder.

A Lion in the Way

A Lion in the Way Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Cadell
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Set in the early 1900s, A Lion in the Way is the story of Annerley’s friendship with two contemporaries whose characters and personalities differed widely from her own: the temperamental and quick-tempered Shareen Prebdel, daughter of wealthy Indian parents—and Moira Fenwick, a difficult and self-willed girl whose parents had never concerned themselves with her well-being. It is also the story of Annerley’s development from Childhood to womanhood, and her marriage. Above all it is the story of India, of the people’s fight for independence and the dawning of the end of British rule.

Heart of a Lion

Heart of a Lion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Stolzenburg
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Late one June night in 2011, a large animal collided with an SUV cruising down a Connecticut parkway. The creature appeared as something out of New England's forgotten past. Beside the road lay a 140-pound mountain lion. Speculations ran wild, the wildest of which figured him a ghostly survivor from a bygone century when lions last roamed the eastern United States. But a more fantastic scenario of facts soon unfolded. The lion was three years old, with a DNA trail embarking from the Black Hills of South Dakota on a cross-country odyssey eventually passing within thirty miles of New York City. It was the farthest landbound trek ever recorded for a wild animal in America, by a barely weaned teenager venturing solo through hostile terrain. William Stolzenburg retraces his two-year journey--from his embattled birthplace in the Black Hills, across the Great Plains and the Mississippi River, through Midwest metropolises and remote northern forests, to his tragic finale upon Connecticut's Gold Coast. Along the way, the lion traverses lands with people gunning for his kind, as well as those championing his cause. Heart of a Lion is a story of one heroic creature pitting instinct against towering odds, coming home to a society deeply divided over his return. It is a testament to the resilience of nature, and a test of humanity's willingness to live again beside the ultimate symbol of wildness.

The Lion in the Living Room

The Lion in the Living Room Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abigail Tucker
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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A New York Times bestseller about how cats conquered the world and our hearts in this “deep and illuminating perspective on our favorite household companion” (Huffington Post). House cats rule bedrooms and back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, even cyberspace. And unlike dogs, cats offer humans no practical benefit. The truth is they are sadly incompetent mouse-catchers and now pose a threat to many ecosystems. Yet, we love them still. In the “eminently readable and gently funny” (Library Journal, starred review) The Lion in the Living Room, Abigail Tucker travels through world history, natural science, and pop culture to meet breeders, activists, and scientists who’ve dedicated their lives to cats. She visits the labs where people sort through feline bones unearthed from the first human settlements, treks through the Floridian wilderness in search of house cats-turned-hunters on the loose, and hangs out with Lil Bub, one of the world’s biggest celebrities—who just happens to be a cat. “Fascinating” (Richmond Times-Dispatch) and “lighthearted” (The Seattle Times), Tucker shows how these tiny felines have used their relationship with humans to become one of the most powerful animals on the planet. A “lively read that pounces back and forth between evolutionary science and popular culture” (The Baltimore Sun), The Lion in the Living Room suggests that we learn that the appropriate reaction to a house cat, it seems, might not be aww but awe.

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Batterson
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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson Summary

Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21). Unleash the lion chaser within! What if the life you really want, and the future God wants for you, is hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure…your greatest fear? Story Behind the Book “Our best days often start out as our worst days. And our greatest opportunities are often disguised as our biggest problems. You can land in a pit with a lion on a snowy day, and it will seem like the end of the road. But God is in the recycling business. He recycles past experiences and uses them to prepare us for future opportunities. That is the story of my life. And that is the story of your life. Look in the rearview mirror long enough and you’ll see that God has purposely positioned you everywhere you’ve been—even when it seemed you’d taken a wrong turn.” —Mark Batterson

Coming Out of the World: Following the Lion of Judah

Coming Out of the World: Following the Lion of Judah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jose M. Palacio III
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
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Coming Out of the World: Following the Lion of Judah is author Jose M. Palacio III’s heartfelt testimony of his faith and the divinely inspired vision of God’s infinite character, wisdom, and love for his followers. A veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he knows the difficulties God’s faithful can encounter. He discusses many of the struggles and obstacles Christian believers may face on a daily basis, including pride, sin, guilt, and other forms of immorality. Palacio also focuses on the godly ideas and tools we need to overcome these obstacles—faith, salvation, trust, and perseverance. Some chapters focus on biblical themes or ideas, while others focus on more practical topics. Coming Out of the World: Following the Lion of Judah provides readers with an inspiring and encouraging way to better understand their faith and their walk with the Lord. Even though the struggle may seem intense and almost unbearable at times, believers will be reassured they are not alone

The Lion of Assam

The Lion of Assam Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Prabir Kumar Bordoloi
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“More than a century ago, Sir Henry Cotton had referred to Assam as a veritable ‘Cinderella’ waiting for her Prince Charming. Angered at such a reference Bordoloi had said, ‘We have not come here as beggars. We just want what is justice and what is perforce our right. Assam with her tea gardens, her oil fields, her coal fields, her mineral resources, her forest resources, have European share-holders sitting comfortably in their homes in England, while the people in Assam are referred to as Cinderellas!” – ‘Karmavir’ Nabin Chandra Bordoloi “Mr Bordoloi was an overzealous and dynamic personality, who essayed a role by virtue of his patriotism and courage which shall always remain exemplary.” - Bhulabhai Desai “In every epoch, India shall have the need for a charismatic and eloquent personality like Nabin Chandra Bordoloi in Assam, breathing the quest of success to freedom!” - Mahatma Gandhi “I belong to a family of loyalists. I gave up my law practice, my western garb and donned khadi, because my heart wanted it. A slave always remains a slave, remember that always. Tagore had given up his very knighthood! Gandhi sought redress from insolent and arrogant rulers. We in Assam chose to have non-violence, non-cooperation and civil disobedience to follow the path of Ahimsa as shown by Gandhiji.” – ‘Karmavir’ Nabin Chandra Bordoloi

The Lion at the Door

The Lion at the Door Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Newton Thornburg
Editor: Diversion Publishing Corp.
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"[A] taut tale, in language as well as in action, with suspense stretched wiretight." —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR "Swift prose and guaranteed action." —LA TIMES After losing his wife, his parents, and his family farm, Tom Kohl is staying with his cousin Ken in Seattle as he tries to put his life back together. But things only go from bad to worse when Ken kills a man in a hit-and-run—a man who turns out to be the brother of Tony Jack Giacolone, Seattle's top mobster. Out of loyalty to his cousin, Tom agrees to help cover up the killing. But when he's spotted ditching the car by a cocktail waitress—who happens to also be the girlfriend of a low level mobster—the stakes only get higher, and Tom must face what he's willing to do for family when his life is on the line.

The Lion of the North

The Lion of the North Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G.A. Henty
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Set in the seventeenth century, this thrilling historical novel geared for younger audiences follows a young Scot named Malcolm as he joins the effort to thwart Catholic forces in Germany who are seeking to vanquish Protestantism. Under the command of Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus, one of the greatest military commanders of all time, Malcolm truly comes into his own, exhibiting bravery and confidence on the battlefield.

The Lion of Saint Mark A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century

The Lion of Saint Mark A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. A. (George Alfred) Henty
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

BEHOLD THE LION OF JUDAH WHICH COMETH TO RULE THE WORLD

BEHOLD THE LION OF JUDAH WHICH COMETH TO RULE THE WORLD Pdf/ePub eBook Author: TOM WATINGA
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BEHOLD THE LION OF JUDAH WHICH COMETH TO RULE THE WORLD by TOM WATINGA Summary

BEHOLD THE LION OF JUDAH WHICH COMETH TO REULE THE WORLD (He first came as the lamb of God to take away the sin of the world) CHRIST SOON RETURNING - JESUS CHRIST IS RETURNING SOON TO DEAL WITH THE NEW WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT, ANTI-CHRIST WORLD LEADER AND FALSE PROPHET, ARE AMONG THE FINAL PROPHECIES TO BE FULFILLED. THE COVID-19 DECEPTION - MYSTERIES OF COVID-19 DELIBERATELY CREATED TO LAUNCH THE GREAT RESET PLAN FOR A NEW WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT (NWOG) WHICH WILL FUSION OUR PHYSICAL, DIGITAL, AND BIOLOGICAL (DNA)COMPUTER IDENTITY - THE MARK OF THE BEAST, THE NUMBER 666 WITHOUT WHICH NO ONE WILL BUY AND SELL. FINAL BIBLE PROPHECIES - MAJOR BIBLE PROPHECIES ARE BEING FULFILLED. THE ANCIENT ROMAN EMPIRE HAS EVOLVED TO BE ALIVE THROUGH THE WESTERN EUROPEAN NATIONS NOW COMING TOGETHER THROUGH G7, G10, EU, NATO, AND THE UN TO FORM THE FINAL GOVERNMENT OF THE ANTI-CHRIST ORCHESTRATED DRIVEN BY THE SATANIC GROUPS; THE ILLUMINATI AND FREEMASONS WHO HAVE FORCEFULLY TAKEN OVER THE MIGHTY USA AND ENDTIME BIBLE PROPHECY OF THE NWOG OF THE ANTI-CHRIST BEING FULFILLED BEFORE OUR EYES. JEWS WAKING UP - THE JEWS ARE STILL LOST WAITING FOR THEIR PROMISED MESSIAH WHICH WILL SURELY TURN OUT TO BE THE ‘ONE WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED’ AND SOON WILL MAKE SENSE OF WHAT CHRIST HAS ACCOMPLISHED WHEN HE WAS ON EARTH. CHRIST CLOSED THE OLD COVENANT WHERE SALVATION FOR ONLY JEWS WAS PROVIDED AND INTRODUCED THE NEW COVENANT WHICH CATERS FOR ALL MEN INCLUDING GENTILES. ISRAEL REMAINS GOD’S CHOSEN NATION TO CARRY OUT SPECIFIC TASKS STILL VALID TODAY. GATES OF HELL AGAINST CHURCH - HOW THE ROMAN GATES OF HELL PREVAILED AGAINST THE PENTECOST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF POWER, WHICH THE GLOBAL CHURCH NEEDS TO BE REFORMED TO BRING BACK THE PENTECOST HOLY GHOST EMPOWERED CHURCH OF POWER. CHURCH REFORMATION IS NEEDED URGENTLY TO BRING BACK THE BLUEPRINT DOCTRINES, JESUS CHRIST AND APOSTLES TAUGHT IN ORDER TO BRING DOWN THE SAME PENTECOST HOLY GHOST POWER RESULTING IN THE GREATEST GLOBAL REVIVAL EVER TO SEE THE GREATEST HARVEST OF SOULS EVER SEEN IN HUMAN HISTORY BEFORE CHRIST RETURNS. WHEN THE PATTERN IS RIGHT, HIS GLORY WILL FALL. RAPTURE AND SECOND COMING - WHEN WILL CHRIST APPEAR IN THE SKY TO TAKE THE CHURCH IN THE RAPTURE? WHEN CHRIST WILL RETURN WITH ALL THE SAINTS IN HIS SECOND COMING TO RULE THE WHOLE EARTH FOR 1000 YEARS? HOW EVERY MAN WILL APPEAR BEFORE CHRIST ON JUDGEMENT DAY? WHEN WILL THE OLD HEAVEN AND EARTH FLEE BEFORE CHRIST, AND WHEN AND HOW THE NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH WILL APPEAR WITH NEW JERUSALEM? WHAT TO DO - THESE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS TO WHAT ANY PERSON MUST DO TO BE SAVED AND PREPARE FOR THE INEVITABLE RETURN OF THE JEWISH KING (LION OF JUDAH) VERY SOON ARE DOCUMENTED IN THIS BOOK.

The Lion of Saint Mark- A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century

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The Lion of Saint Mark- A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century by G. A. Henty Summary

Of all the chapters of history, there are few more interesting or wonderful than that which tells the story of the rise and progress of Venice. Built upon a few sandy islands in a shallow lagoon, and originally founded by fugitives from the mainland, Venice became one of the greatest and most respected powers of Europe. She was mistress of the sea; conquered and ruled over a considerable territory bordering on the Adriatic; checked the rising power of the Turks; conquered Constantinople; successfully defied all the attacks of her jealous rivals to shake her power; and carried on a trade relatively as great as that of England in the present day. I have laid my story in the time not of the triumphs of Venice, but of her hardest struggle for existence--when she defended herself successfully against the coalition of Hungary, Padua, and Genoa--for never at any time were the virtues of Venice, her steadfastness, her patriotism, and her willingness to make all sacrifice for her independence, more brilliantly shown. The historical portion of the story is drawn from Hazlitt's History of the Republic of Venice, and with it I have woven the adventures of an English boy, endowed with a full share of that energy and pluck which, more than any other qualities, have made the British empire the greatest the world has ever seen.

The Lion of Midnight

The Lion of Midnight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. D. Davies
Editor: Canelo
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Secret missions on the cold North Seas... Winter, 1666. England is again at war with the Dutch, and Matthew Quinton is once more called to serve his King. On a mission to the Swedish court, he must secure crucial support in the war against Sweden’s old enemy, the Dutch Republic. He is accompanied by the mysterious Lord Conisborough, who, unbeknownst to Quinton, has a secret mission involving the notorious regicide John Bale, the man who signed the death warrant of King Charles I. With Conisborough complicating matters, and in a situation fraught with political tensions and competing loyalties, Quinton and his crew must seek help from the most unexpected of quarters... The unputdownable fourth book in the compelling Matthew Quinton Journals, The Lion of Midnight is perfect for fans of Paul Fraser Collard, Philip McCutchan and Bernard Cornwell Praise for J.D. Davies ‘Hornblower, Aubrey and Quinton – a pantheon of the best adventures at sea!’ Conn Iggulden ‘Swashbuckling suspense, royal intrigue, and high seas naval action ... an excellent series’ Publishers Weekly ‘Utterly impossible to put down... finely shaded characters, excellent plotting, gut-clenching action and immaculate attention to period detail ... superb’ ANGUS DONALD, author of The Outlaw Chronicles ‘J.D. Davies’s depiction of Restoration England and the British Navy is impeccable, his characters truly live and breathe, and the plot kept me in suspense ... I could not recommend it more.’ Edward Chupak, author of Silver The Matthew Quinton Journals 1. Gentleman Captain 2. The Mountain of Gold 3. The Blast that Tears the Skies 4. The Lion of Midnight 5. The Battle of the Ages 6. The Rage of Fortune 7. Death's Bright Angel 8. The Devil Upon the Wave

The Complete Fables

The Complete Fables Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aesop
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Aesop was probably a prisoner of war, sold into slavery in the early sixth century BC, who represented his masters in court and negotiations, and relied on animal stories to put across his key points. All these fables, full of humour, insight and savage wit, as well as many fascinating glimpses of ordinary life, have now been brought together for the first time in this definitive and fully annotated modern edition.

The Lion In You

The Lion In You Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johnson F. Odesola
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Adam's lost dominion was perfectly recovered by Christ at Calvary and given back to the believers. The new creature in Christ is a lion, just as Jesus was the Lion of Judah. With the new creation covenant comes the authority to rule and govern. If Jesus Christ is indeed the Lion of the tribe of Judah, we who believed in Him, by the nature of our new birth in Him are also lions and lioness. For lions can only give birth to lions. More so, the spirit of Christ in us is the spirit of the Lion - the spirit of dominion. The bloodwashed, Spirit-filled folks are royalpriesthood - a people of authority, power, and dominion. This is the inspiration at work in this book. It's your time to rule - yeah, to reign with Christ Jesus on earth.

The Lion at Sea

The Lion at Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Max Hennessy
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A young recruit; a legendary battle; a cataclysmic war; a baptism by fire... Confident and strong willed, Kelly Maguire knew from a young age that he could accomplish great things. A constant and abiding love of the ocean would prove to be the making of him. When the call of war is heard in the early 1910s, Kelly knows that he must answer it. Enlisting in the Royal Navy, he hopes to win both the war and personal glory. But from the barbarous battles of Gallipoli to the nightmarish action at Antwerp, Kelly, along with his young shipmates, begins to learn the trials a sailor must face, trials that will forge him from a boy into a man. As the epic battle of Jutland approaches, everything is at stake. A gritty adventure full of danger, blood and guts, perfect for fans of David McDine, Alan Evans and Alexander Fullerton.

The Lion of Khum Jung

The Lion of Khum Jung Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald Bagliere
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25 years ago, Sarah Madden lost her husband to Mt. Everest. Ever since, she vowed to never speak its name again. Now, the mountain that claimed her husband is in her son's blood, and won't let go. This time, she will not remain at home while her son climbs the killer peak. If the mountain is going to take him, it will have to do it staring her in the face. Frank Kincaid's reputation as the finest Everest expedition guide has supported his charity work in Khum Jung. He has never lost a client on the mountain. But this group comes with a reminder of the past, and suddenly he is confronted with the memory of the disaster that took the life of his friend, Sherpa Pasang. Soon, history threatens to repeat itself, and they're all put to the ultimate test.

The Lion of St. Mark

The Lion of St. Mark Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Quinn
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The first book in an adventurous trilogy The House of Ziani and the House of Soranzo had been enemies ever since their grandfathers' joint business venture had collapsed more than forty years before. Then, they had chosen not to resolve their differences in the courts. Instead, they each sought to prevail in their rivalry by investing, trading, and manipulating as each battled to dominate and ultimately ruin the other. The fathers passed this legacy on to their sons.... A sleek Venetian fleet plows through stormy November seas, bearing reinforcements to help defend the fabled city of Constantinople against an impending siege by Ottoman Turks. Rescue plans are jeopardized, however, when an age-old bitter conflict flares between two Venetian nobles onboard: The brave naval Captain Giovanni Soranzo thirsts for revenge against the proud marine officer, Antonio Ziani. These two men will survive the sacking of Constantinople and will find their lives bound together in a heroic struggle to save their beloved city. The year is 1452, and while Italy glories in the Renaissance, Venice is on the verge of an epic war of survival against the powerful Turks, who are intent on conquering Venetian lands, possessing her riches, and utterly destroying the city forever. Now these two patricians, both patriots, must temper their hostility toward each other with loyalty to their beloved republic. Fighting each other when they can, fighting together when they must, Ziani and Soranzo risk their lives to defend Venice---and their honor. Much more than a war story, this is a tale of Venice, when she was the greatest city on earth and the world's only republic. It is a tale, too, of her people, whose fortunes and very lives were dependent on her success. Admired, envied, hated, and feared, but with her vast wealth and vaunted navy, always respected, she is La Serenissima---the Serene Republic of Venice---and this is her story. Thomas Quinn combines his expertise on Venice with explosive, page-turning action to give readers an epic novel of struggle and survival.

The Lion of Venice

The Lion of Venice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Frutkin
Editor: Dundurn
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This magical novel is the story of Marco Polo as he is about to set sail on an arduous pilgrimage across the sun-soaked silk route.

The Lion of the North: A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus

The Lion of the North: A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. A. Henty
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"The Lion of the North: A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus" by G. A. Henty. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Lion of God Archangel Ari'el

The Lion of God Archangel Ari'el Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carol P. Vaccariello D.Min. LPC
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The Lion of God Archangel Ari'el by Carol P. Vaccariello D.Min. LPC Summary

This is a surprising book with a surprising ending. Carol Vaccariello shares ten true personal encounters with Angels. She shares the extent to which the Angels will go to get our attention and to encourage us to allow them into our lives. Carol has collaborated with Archangel AriEl to share these heart touching stories to encourage you to wake up to the Angels in your life.

The Lion of the North: A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus

The Lion of the North: A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Alfred Henty
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The Lion of the North: A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus by George Alfred Henty Summary

You are nowadays called upon to acquire so great a mass of learning and information in the period of life between the ages of twelve and eighteen that it is not surprising that but little time can be spared for the study of the history of foreign nations. Most lads are, therefore, lamentably ignorant of the leading events of even the most important epochs of Continental history, although, as many of these events have exercised a marked influence upon the existing state of affairs in Europe, a knowledge of them is far more useful, and, it may be said, far more interesting than that of the comparatively petty affairs of Athens, Sparta, Corinth, and Thebes. Prominent among such epochs is the Thirty Years' War, which arose from the determination of the Emperor of Austria to crush out Protestantism throughout Germany. Since the invasion of the Huns no struggle which has taken place in Europe has approached this in the obstinacy of the fighting and the terrible sufferings which the war inflicted upon the people at large. During these thirty years the population of Germany decreased by nearly a third, and in some of the states half the towns and two-thirds of the villages absolutely disappeared. The story of the Thirty Years' War is too long to be treated in one volume. Fortunately it divides itself naturally into two parts. The first begins with the entry of Sweden, under her chivalrous monarch Gustavus Adolphus, upon the struggle, and terminates with his death and that of his great rival Wallenstein. This portion of the war has been treated in the present story. The second period begins at the point when France assumed the leading part in the struggle, and concluded with the peace which secured liberty of conscience to the Protestants of Germany. This period I hope to treat some day in another story, so that you may have a complete picture of the war. The military events of the present tale, the battles, sieges, and operations, are all taken from the best authorities, while for the account of the special doings of Mackay's, afterwards Munro's Scottish Regiment, I am indebted to Mr. J. Grant's Life of Sir John Hepburn.

Revelation

Revelation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gordon Rumble
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The book of Revelation is exciting! Yet, too many today think it to be boring and hard to understand! I think it is just the opposite. If you take the book from a literal perspective, the "unveiling" fits, and it creates a perfect panorama of man's final days. long with the text, I have created a practical application for our lives today. Revelation is relevant, and it permeates the reader with God's last word to mankind.....His Son Jesus Christ! The final invitation alone is worth the time spent to enjoy the "book."

The Lion of War Collection

The Lion of War Collection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cliff Graham
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Two novels from Cliff Graham's historical fiction series are now available in one collection! Day of War In ancient Israel, at the crossroads of the great trading routes, a man named Benaiah is searching for a fresh start in life. He has joined a band of soldiers led by a warlord named David, seeking to bury the past that refuses to leave him. Their ragged army is disgruntled and full of reckless men. Some are loyal to David, but others are only with him for the promise of captured wealth. While the ruthless and increasingly mad King Saul marches hopelessly against the powerful Philistines, loyal son Jonathan in tow, the land of the Hebrew tribes has never been more despondent—and more in need of rescue. Over the course of ten days, from snowy mountain passes to sword-wracked battlefields, Benaiah and his fellow mercenaries must call upon every skill they have to survive and establish the throne for David—if they don’t kill each other first. Covenant of War The year is 993 BC. After years of bloody civil war, Eleazar son of Dodai, one of King David’s most elite warriors, wants nothing more than to finally live peacefully in the land. But on the plains near the Great Sea, a terrifying army of Philistines has mobilized to crush the Hebrew tribes once and for all. In the sun-drenched valleys and dark forests of the hill country, Eleazar and his warriors make their stand against Israel’s deadliest enemy. The fate of an entire nation rests on the courage of a small band of heroes known as the Mighty Men. In a land torn by conflict, depleted by drought and threatened by treachery, the horrors and heroism of the ancient battlefields come to life. Covenant of War is the second book in the Lion of War series—the intense, gritty, and stylistic portrayal of the Mighty Men of Israel, a rag-tag band of warriors who came to King David in his most desperate hour and fought with him while he claimed the throne he was destined to fill. Their legendary deeds are recorded in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11.

The Lion of Round Top

The Lion of Round Top Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hans G Myers
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The story of the true savior of Little Round Top at Gettysburg—a 26-year-old Harvard-educated lawyer, who paid with his life to defend that hill. Citizen-soldier Strong Vincent was many things: Harvard graduate, lawyer, political speaker, descendent of pilgrims and religious refugees, husband, father, brother. But his greatest contribution to history is as the savior of the Federal left on the second day at Gettysburg, when he and his men held Little Round Top against overwhelming Confederate numbers. Forgotten by history in favor of his subordinate, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Vincent has faded into relative obscurity in the decades since his death. This book restores Vincent to his rightful place among the heroes of the battle of Gettysburg: presenting his life story using new, never-before-published sources and archival material to bring the story of one of the most forgotten officers of the American Civil War back to the attention of readers and historians.

Anyone Can Create an App

Anyone Can Create an App Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wendy Wise
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Summary Do you have a fantastic idea for an iPhone app but no idea how to bring it to life? Great news! With the right tools and a little practice, anyone can create an app. This book will get you started, even if you've never written a line of computer code. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Book Anyone Can Create an App begins with the basics by introducing programming concepts, the Swift language, and the tools you'll need to write iOS apps. As you explore the interesting examples, illuminating illustrations, and crystal-clear step-by-step instructions, you'll learn to: Get started programming, no experience necessary! Add controls like text boxes and buttons Keep track of your favorite things by creating the Like It or Not (LioN) app By the end, you'll be able to create and run your own apps, and you'll have the confidence to learn more on your own. The book is updated for Swift 3. About the Reader This book is written especially for non programmers - no experience needed! About the Author Wendy Wise has an extensive background in mobile and application development and has worked with several Fortune 500 companies. In her 17-year technical career, Wendy has served as a senior director of software development, a senior product manager for international mobile applications, and a hands-on developer for web and mobile technologies, among many other technical roles. Wendy fully embraces her nerd/geek side, as you'll find out as you read this book. In her spare time, she enjoys beer, coffee, photography, camping, and being outdoors. Table of Contents PART 1 - YOUR VERY FIRST APP Getting started Building your first app Your first app, explained Learning more about your development tools: Xcode Capturing users' actions: adding buttons The button app, explained Capturing user input: adding text boxes Playing on the Playground PART 2 - THE KEYS TO THE CITY: UNDERSTANDING KEY DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS Go with the flow, man! Controlling the flow of your app While you're doing that... Collections Telling stories with storyboards ViewControllers in depth Put it on my tab: creating tab bars Table views: more than a coffee table picture book Patterns: learning to sew PART 3 - CREATING THE LIKE IT OR NOT APP Putting it all together: the LioN app Adding data to your LioN app Displaying details of your LioN Creating the details of the detail view The AddEditView scene Delegates are everywhere Editing LioNs Saving LioNs Making your LioN prettier Working with Auto Layout Search your LioNs

In Search of the African Lion

In Search of the African Lion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger de la Harpe,Pat de la Harpe
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The African lion (Panthera leo), long celebrated as the king of beasts, faces unprecedented challenges in the wild today. Loss of habitat through the expansion of human activity increasingly restricts the lion to game reserves and national parks, while diseases such as bovine tuberculosis pose a threat to the health of lion prides. Over a period of two years, Roger and Pat de la Harpe have documented wild lions of South Africa, and the result is a superbly photographed and engagingly written tribute to this often misunderstood predator. In Search of the African Lion enters the complex world of the lion, describing pride dynamics, hunting patterns, the reproductive cycle and interactions with human communities. The book focuses on four main areas: the Kalahari, the Madikwe/Mapungubwe area, the Greater Kruger National Park and Northern Zululand -each with its own problems, challenges and opportunities. In addition, the authors highlight the important work done by game rangers, wildlife managers and scientific researchers in understanding the lion and in protecting existing populations. The In Search of... series focuses on the plight of threatened and endangered species. Also available by the same authors: In Search of the African Wild Dog.

How to Hide a Lion

How to Hide a Lion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen Stephens
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How does a very small girl hide a very large lion? It's not easy, but Iris has to do her best, because mums and dads can be funny about having a lion in the house. Luckily, there are lots of good places to hide a lion - behind the shower curtain, in your bed, and even up a tree. A funny, heart-warming story about a very special friendship.

Can You Outsmart an Economist?

Can You Outsmart an Economist? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven E. Landsburg
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“Will delight and inform anyone who enjoys rigorous thinking and the unexpected conclusions it delivers.” — Jamie Whyte, author of Crimes Against Logic “This ingenious gallop through the mind of Steven Landsburg enables you to think like an economist without incurring a Keynesian headache or a huge student loan. You may even end up ‘smarter than Google.’ But you will not readily put down this exhilarating adventure in ideas.” —George Gilder, author of Knowledge and Power and Life After Google Can you outsmart an economist? Steven Landsburg, acclaimed author and professor of economics, dares you to try. In this whip-smart, entertaining, and entirely unconventional economics primer, he brings together over one hundred puzzles and brain teasers that illustrate the subject’s key concepts and pitfalls. From warm-up exercises to get your brain working, to logic and probability problems, to puzzles covering more complex topics like inferences, strategy, and irrationality, Can You Outsmart an Economist? will show you how to do just that by expanding the way you think about decision making and problem solving. Let the games begin! “Entertaining as well as edifying. Read it, expand your mind, and have fun!” —N. Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Teaching and Hunting in East Africa

Teaching and Hunting in East Africa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan McNickle
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"Lati knew his stuff and before the sun was high we were on the trail of a small herd. These elephant had fed into thick thorn scrub. We could hear them up ahead, close, but we couldn't see them as visibility was close to nil. I reached for some dirt to sift through my fingers and track the breezes. The elephant were almost stationary, languidly browsing. Judging from the contented purring of their stomachs, they had no idea we were there. We inched closer, the heat and the tension oppressive. Twenty yards; ten yards; ten feet. We could see them, but couldn't make out one end from the other, nor could we see any ivory. Big gray slabs of wrinkled hide was all that was discernable, and even that seemed to pulse and dance out of focus in the heat and thorn. Lati touched my shoulder, motioning to back off. At mid-day the breeze was bound to give us away. We backpedaled, guns ready...." The countries of East Africa were getting independence in the 1960's and the Teachers of East Africa Program, run by Columbia University, was one vehicle used to expand the staffing of the secondary schools so these countries could quickly muster the manpower necessary to run their own affairs. I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the teachers, and this book is the story of my four years spent in Tanzania: teaching, hunting and touring. In the process I had many wonderful experiences with the people, some close calls with the elephants, climbed an active volcano, presided over a polling station in the first Presidential election in Tanzania, and hunted with ear gatherers. I tried to skim Dan's book after we returned from Africa. But it's not the sort of piece you should skim. I really enjoyed all of it, but especially the writer's voice and consciousness -- young, male, enthusiastic, brash, reflective, smart, brave, appreciative and oh so full of life! I loved it! Dr. Rudy Martin, retired, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington. I want to add that Dan's writing brought back for me the absolute beauty and wonder of East Africa. Dr. Gail Martin, retired Antioch University, Seattle, Washington

Spirit & Dream Animals

Spirit & Dream Animals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Webster
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Have you ever dreamt about a bird, wolf, lion, or some other creature and wondered what it meant? From the cheerful bluebird to the courageous tiger, the animals in our dreams often have specific messages that can guide us on our life paths. Once you know your totem animal, you can call upon it for healing, protection, strength, wisdom, and spiritual guidance. In Spirit & Dream Animals, bestselling author Richard Webster will teach you simple and fun techniques to identify and connect with your spirit animal. Lucid Dreaming Astrology Numerology Pendulum Divination Meditation Dancing You'll also learn about animal symbolism in various cultures, the shamanic tradition, and how to recall your dreams more easily and vividly. This handy book also features an alphabetical dream-animal dictionary. With it, you can quickly look up the symbolic meanings of more than 150 creatures—including pets and domestic, wild, and legendary animals.

Humans and Lions

Humans and Lions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Keith Somerville
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This book places lion conservation and the relationship between people and lions both in historical context and in the context of the contemporary politics of conservation in Africa. The killing of Cecil the Lion in July 2015 brought such issues to the public’s attention. Were lions threatened in the wild and what was the best form of conservation? How best can lions be saved from extinction in the wild in Africa amid rural poverty, precarious livelihoods for local communities and an expanding human population? This book traces man’s relationship with lions through history, from hominids, to the Romans, through colonial occupation and independence, to the present day. It concludes with an examination of the current crisis of conservation and the conflict between Western animal welfare concepts and sustainable development, thrown into sharp focus by the killing of Cecil the lion. Through this historical account, Keith Somerville provides a coherent, evidence-based assessment of current human-lion relations, providing context to the present situation. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental and African history, wildlife conservation, environmental management and political ecology, as well as the general reader.

The Book of the Lion

The Book of the Lion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alfred E. Pease
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On Safari, B.E.A., 16th October 1909. To Sir Alfred E. Pease. Dear Sir Alfred,—I am very much pleased that you are to write a book about lion-hunting. Very, very few people have an experience which better justifies such a book. It is the king of all sports when carried on as you have carried it on, especially when you gallop the lion, and then kill him on foot as he charges or prepares to charge as a lion thus rounded up will generally do. I am peculiarly pleased to have you write the book, for it was under your guidance that I first tried lion-hunting. Sincerely yours, Theodore Roosevelt. This hunting classic contains the following chapters: Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt I. Lions and Lion Land II. About Courage III. Of the Courage of Lions IV. Of Dangerous Game V. Of Sport VI. The Lion VII. The Distribution of Lions VIII. Lion Cubs and Tame Lions IX. The Haunts of Lions X. The Lion’s Voice and the Lion’s Eye XI. Some Ways of Lions XII. In the Lion’s Jaw XIII. The Food and Drink of Lions XIV. Lion-Hunting XV. Hunting with Dogs and Hunting with Horses XVI. Night-Shooting XVII. Hints for the Beginner

The Lion Rampant

The Lion Rampant Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Blanche D'alpuget
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1925384799
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The second book in the captivating Birth of the Plantagenets series brings the twelfth-century reign of Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine to vivid life, from bestselling author Blanche d’Alpuget. 1154. After years of manipulation and political cunning, young Henry II accedes to the throne of England, with the beautiful and indomitable Eleanor of Aquitaine by his side. But the kingdom he inherits is an impoverished shambles after the long, troubled reign of Stephen the Usurper. Together, the tempestuous royal couple use their charisma and shrewd diplomacy to restore England’s prestige and power, and ensure the future of their mighty dynasty. In order to replenish the English treasury, Henry appoints Thomas Becket, the unordained Archdeacon of Canterbury, as Chancellor. Becket is no ordinary man: born without rank, he is charming, quick-witted, a masterful intriguer and a lavish dresser with a genius for raising money. Beneath this lies a man seething with ambition, jealousy, treachery and desire. In a dance of scheming, vengeance and forbidden passions, during one of the most turbulent and compelling periods of English history, Henry, Eleanor and Becket fight for political power and control against forces seen and imagined – each with their own agenda, each determined to hide their own shameful secrets. ‘The character of Thomas Becket will rivet readers as they have not been riveted since Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell.’ Thomas Keneally, AO

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C.S. Lewis
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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When this adaptation of C. S. Lewis's classic children's story opened at the RSC Stratford in November 1998, it received rave reviews and broke box office records. Four children are evacuated from London during the Blitz. While exploring the Professor's house, they stumble across the gateway to another world, and the adventure begins. The land of Narnia is under the spell of the wicked White Witch, and the four very quickly find themselves caught up in a deadly struggle between good and evil.

A Lion's Tale

A Lion's Tale Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Jericho
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
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Chris Jericho is the first undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the WWE and WCW, and has been called one of the fifty greatest wrestlers of all time. Now retired, he is writing his memoir, telling the story of his journey from wrestling school in Canada to his time in leagues in Mexico and Japan to his big break in the WCW. He'll dish the dirt on how he worked his way through the ranks alongside major wrestling stars like Chris Benoit and Lance Storm to become a major superstar.

Chase the Lion

Chase the Lion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Batterson
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Over 100,000 copies sold! Quit playing it safe and start running toward the roar! When the image of a man-eating beast travels through the optic nerve and into the visual cortex, the brain sends the body a simple but urgent message: run away! That’s what normal people do, but not lion chasers. Rather than seeing a five-hundred-pound problem, they see an opportunity for God to show up and show His power. Chase the Lion is more than a catch phrase; it’s a radically different approach to life. It’s only when we stop fearing failure that we can fully seize opportunity by the mane. With grit and gusto, New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream. This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose of life was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they would be impossible to achieve. Quit running away from what you’re afraid of. Chase the lion! Change the world! What is your five-hundred-pound dream? In this highly anticipated sequel to his best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson invites lion chasers everywhere to chase dreams so impossible that victory demands we face our fears, defy the odds, and hold tight to God. These are the kind of dreams that will make you a bigger person and the world a better place. Based upon 2 Samuel 23, Chase the Lion tells the true story of an ancient warrior named Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day—and then killed it. For most people, that situation wouldn’t just be a problem…it would be the last problem they ever faced. For Benaiah, it was an opportunity to step into his destiny. After defeating the lion, he landed his dream job as King David’s bodyguard and eventually became commander-in-chief of Israel’s army under King Solomon. Written in a way that both challenges and encourages, this revolutionary book will help unleash the faith and courage you need to identify, chase, and catch the five-hundred-pound dreams in your life.

A Lion's Pride #2

A Lion's Pride #2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eve Langlais
Editor: Eve Langlais
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Sassy and not always classy, meet the lionesses who know what they want and go after it. They’re ready to dig in their claws to find happiness and love. Includes previously release titles: · When a Lioness Snarls - Stalking is only a crime among humans. In a lioness’s world, it’s called dating. · When a Lioness Pounces – This curious cat wants to know what makes him tick. · When a Lioness Growls – This fiery lioness doesn’t take no for an answer. · When a Lioness Hunts - What happens when a lioness with dubious accounting practices gets involved with an auditor for the IRS? A rawr-ing good time. genre: paranormal romance, romantic comedy, lionshifter romance, alpha male, alpha females, vampires, werewolves

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