Paulinus of Nola: Life, Letters, and Poems (Transformation by Dennis E. Trout

By Dennis E. Trout

This research bargains a complete reconsideration of the lifestyles and literary works of Paulinus of Nola (ca. 352-431), a Roman senator who renounced his political profession and secular way of life to develop into a monk, bishop, impresario of a saint's cult, and admired Christian poet. Dennis Trout considers the entire historic fabrics and sleek remark on Paulinus, and likewise delves into archaeological and historic resources to light up many of the settings during which we see this past due historic guy at paintings. This brilliant historic biography strains Paulinus's highbrow and religious trip and even as explores many aspects of the overdue old Roman world.In addition to filling out the main points of Paulinus's lifestyles at Nola, Trout appears extensive at Paulinus earlier than his ascetic conversion, offering a brand new overview of this formative interval to raised comprehend Paulinus's next value in the influential ascetic and ecclesiastical circles of his age. Trout additionally highlights Paulinus's position within the swirl of rebellions and heresies of the time, within the pagan revival of the 390s, and particularly within the improvement of a brand new style of Christian poetry. And, he examines anew Paulinus's relationships with such figures as Jerome, Rufinus, and Augustine. Trout totally explores the complexity of a determine who has too frequently been simplified and offers new insights into the kaleidoscopic personality of the age during which he lived.

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Alexander Hamilton: Young Statesman by Helen Boyd Higgins

By Helen Boyd Higgins

The grownup accomplishments of this Founding Father, architect of the structure and primary Secretary of the Treasury, are mythical, and in this most up-to-date providing, young children meet the younger ''Alec'' transforming into up within the Caribbean as he desires of traveling the land referred to as the US. observed via his parrot, Hurry-Up, and his spouse, Poleon, Alec's tranquil days are jam-packed with the books he loves and visits to the waterfront to greet the huge ships arriving from Europe—until his uncle insists that Alec healthy using classes into his agenda. young children will determine with Alec's fight to beat his fear of horses and cheer at his braveness as he narrowly escapes a violent typhoon whereas on horseback, all whereas holding his eye at the prize—school in the US. Featured sections and enjoyable evidence clarify what occurred subsequent and when Alexander Hamilton lived, delivering younger readers with a image of the leader's complete life.

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Heart of a champion : the Dominique Dawes story by Kim Washburn

By Kim Washburn

Recounts the tale of Olympian gymnast, Dominique Dawes, who gained her first Olympic gold medal in 1992 on the age of fifteen, then went directly to encourage and inspire childrens to accomplish their targets. good fortune stressed -- The benefits that introduced her the following -- What teamwork can do -- not anything lower than ideal -- leap forward and fresh sweep -- lengthy street to incredible gold -- Audiences healthy for rock stars -- again to the mat -- Following her center -- The demanding situations that want a champion -- What she neglected the 1st 3 times -- while the White apartment calls -- construction at the origin

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She Dared. True Stories of Heroines, Scoundrels, and by Ed Butts, Heather Collins

By Ed Butts, Heather Collins

From a true-life "Survivor Island" story to the ladies who flew combatants and bombers for the Allies in international warfare II, Ed Butts invitations you to fulfill twelve ladies who dared to stay their lives on a tightrope. She Dared takes the reader to the a ways North, the place a unmarried local girl placed an finish to a ruinous warfare. there is Molly Brant, who stepped out of the shadow of her recognized brother Joseph to make her personal mark, and Dr. "James Barry," a well known military surgeon whose actual id remained a mystery till the day "he" died.

These are the tales of ladies who took up demanding situations that society felt can be met in simple terms by means of males: Mina Hubbard's outstanding trip throughout Labrador; Martha Black's adventures within the Yukon; Sara Emma Edmonds's perilous missions as a Yankee secret agent within the Civil struggle.

While a few of these ladies completed valid status, others won notoriety. Pearl Hart turned a Wild West desperado. Cassie Chadwick fleeced bankers for a fortune in a single of the main brazen...

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Babe Ruth (Baseball Superstars) by Tracy Brown Collins

By Tracy Brown Collins

George Herman Ruth Jr used to be born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1895. A rebellious baby, he used to be finally despatched to a penal complex boarding tuition the place he by no means particularly realized the self-discipline his mom and dad was hoping for, yet he did examine whatever that modified his existence: baseball. This e-book chronicles Ruth's existence.

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Mein Leben bei al-Qaida: Die Geschichte eines Spions by Omar Nasiri, Michael Bayer, Werner Roller

By Omar Nasiri, Michael Bayer, Werner Roller

Im Inneren von al-Qaida

Omar Nasiri führte ein gefährliches Doppelleben: Im Auftrag eines westlichen Geheimdienstes durchlief er die Ausbildung in den Lagern von al-Qaida. Erstmals liefert er tiefe Einblicke in die Welt des Terrornetzwerks in Pakistan, Afghanistan und Europa.

Im Auftrag des französischen Geheimdienstes schlägt der gebürtige Marokkaner Omar Nasiri den Weg ein, den später auch Mohammed Atta und andere Attentäter des eleven. September nehmen: Er macht eine Ausbildung in den afghanischen Trainingslagern eines Terrornetzwerks, das unter dem Namen al-Qaida bekannt wird. Seine Lehrer sind Weggefährten Osama Bin Ladens. Nach einem Jahr kehrt er zurück nach Europa, wo er in der hochaktiven Londoner Islamistenszene sein gefährliches Doppelleben fortführt.
Erstmals erzählt Nasiri sein Leben, von den Anfängen bei einer islamistischen Zelle in Belgien, über seine Spionagetätigkeit in Afghanistan und London bis zu seinem Ausstieg – aus Enttäuschung über den deutschen Geheimdienst, für den er zuletzt gearbeitet hat. Sein Bericht gibt nicht nur einen einzigartigen Einblick in die Welt al-Qaidas, er wirft auch ein spannendes Schlaglicht auf den Kampf der Geheimdienste gegen den Terror.

• Einmaliger Augenzeugenbericht aus den Ausbildungslagern und Zentren des militanten Dschihad
• Ein Schlaglicht auf den Aufstieg von al-Qaida – und was once Geheimdienste davon wussten

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