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Two Years in the Forbidden City

By Princess Der Ling
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  • Isbn : 8026897609
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Two Years in the Forbidden City is the memoir by Princess Der Ling about her life in the service of Empress Dowager Cixi, where she was the First lady-in-waiting, as well as interpreter for her when she received foreign visitors. The book provides unique insights into life at the Manchu court and the character of the Empress, a world that ended abruptly with the 1911 revolution that overthrew the Manchu or Qing dynasty.

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  • File Pdf: aquamarine.pdf

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Could a strange glowing crystal hold the secrets of a generation? Was she a ghost sent to drive him mad? Teague Harris wondered when the woman he knew as Kirsten appeared without warning. Shea McKenzie insisted she knew nothing of his vanished fiancée, yet she couldn't explain why she'd been drawn to this town—nor deny Teague's anguished plea for her help. But when she began remembering things she couldn't know, Shea feared what her masquerade had unleashed. Was Teague her destiny . . . or her destroyer? Darkly sensual and deeply emotional, Catherine Mulvany's tale of passion, mystery, and murder teaches us that love can be stronger than death—and desire more powerful still. Bound by a longing she barely understood, she'd agreed to a perilous charade that could cost her everything, but did she dare risk her heart on a man with so many secrets?

Starlight’S Amazing Journey

By Melissa MacShirley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1973633701
  • Pages : 86
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 276
  • File Pdf: starlight-s-amazing-journey.pdf

Book Summary:

When Madison Donnelly learns Donnelly Farms, her parents horse farm near Lexington, Kentucky, is on the verge of bankruptcy, she prays for a miracle. The next day, Madison finds an otherworldly horse in the western pasture of her family farm and trusts her prayer has been answered. The elegant white horse tells Madison her name is Starlight, and she comes from another planet. Before Madison divulges this shocking news to her parents, she must locate another otherworldly horse named Star Chaser who once lived on the farm; shes certain theres a connection between the two horses. Madison embarks on an investigation that takes her from Estancia Mendoza in Argentina to London, England. During her travels, Madison uncovers information about people shes never heard of from countries shes never visited. But, the most unbelievable connection is to the ancient world of Equines, the home of talking horses. What she learns changes the lives and fortunes of two families.

Jewish Orthodoxy and Its Discontents

By Marta F. Topel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Isbn : 0761859187
  • Pages : 170
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 195
  • File Pdf: jewish-orthodoxy-and-its-discontents.pdf

Book Summary:

In this book, Marta T. Topel utilizes anthropological research to analyze both macro and micro social processes among secular and Orthodox Jews in Israel. Topel approaches religious dissidence within the Jewish Israeli Orthodoxy through the lens of the inverse phenomenon: religious conversion to Jewish Orthodoxy.

Lonely Planet Pacific Coast Highways Road Trips

By Lonely Planet
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Isbn : 1787012123
  • Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 811
  • File Pdf: lonely-planet-pacific-coast-highways-road-trips.pdf

Book Summary:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's Pacific Coast Highway's Road Trips. Featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, you can journey through verdant redwood parks or follow bewitching ribbons of coastal highway, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet's Pacific Coast Highway's Road Trips : Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip Covers San Francisco, Northern Redwood Coast, Pacific Coast, Big Sur, Santa Barbara County, Los Angeles, Disneyland & Orange County, San Diego and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pacific Coast Highway's Road Trips is perfect for exploring the Pacific Coast Highway in the classic American way - by road trip! Planning a Pacific Coast Highway trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's California guide, our most comprehensive guide to California, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems, or check out Discover California, a photo-rich guide to the destination's most popular attractions. Looking for a guide focused on a specific Californian city? Check out Lonely Planet's San Francisco guide and Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all that these cities have to offer, or Pocket San Francisco and Pocket Los Angeles, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)


By Vicky Phelan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Ireland
  • Isbn : 1529318696
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 142
  • File Pdf: overcoming.pdf

Book Summary:

When Vicky Phelan delivered an emotionally charged statement from the steps of the Four Courts in April 2018 - having refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement in the settlement of her action against the HSE - she unearthed the medical and political scandal of our times. It would emerge that, like Vicky, 220 other women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer were not informed that a clinical audit -carried out by the national screen programme CervicalCheck - had revised their earlier, negative smear tests. Their cancers could possibly have been preventable. Since then, Vicky has become women's voice for justice on the issue, and her system-changing activism has made her a household name. In her memoir Overcoming, Vicky shares her remarkable personal story, from a life-threatening accident in early adulthood through to motherhood, a battle with depression, her devastating later discovery that her cancer had returned in shocking circumstances - and the ensuing detective-like scrutiny of events that led the charge for her history-making legal action. An inspiring story of rare resilience and power, Overcoming is an account of how one woman can move mountains - even when she is fighting for her own life - and of finding happiness and strength in the toughest of times.

Lonely Planet Best of Japan

By Lonely Planet
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Isbn : 1788685059
  • Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 398
  • File Pdf: lonely-planet-best-of-japan.pdf

Book Summary:

Lonely Planet Best of Japan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See traditional geisha in Kyoto, hike up Mt Fuji, or shop around the clock in Tokyo; all with your trusted travel companion.


By Debra Lieberman,Carlton Patrick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190491302
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 548
  • File Pdf: objection.pdf

Book Summary:

Why do we consider incest wrong, even when it occurs between consenting adults unable to have children? Why are words that gross us out more likely to be deemed "obscene" and denied the protection of the First Amendment? In a world where a gruesome photograph can decisively influence a jury and homosexual behavior is still condemned by some as "unnatural," it is worth asking: is our legal system really governed by the power of reason? Or do we allow a primitive human emotion, disgust, to guide us in our lawmaking? In Objection, psychologists Debra Lieberman and Carlton Patrick examine disgust and its impact on the legal system to show why the things that we find stomach-turning so often become the things that we render unlawful. Shedding light on the evolutionary and psychological origins of disgust, the authors reveal how ancient human intuitions about what is safe to eat or touch, or who would make an advantageous mate, have become co-opted by moral systems designed to condemn behavior and identify groups of people ripe for marginalization. Over time these moral stances have made their way into legal codes, and disgust has thereby served as the impetus for laws against behaviors almost universally held to be "disgusting" (corpse desecration, bestiality) - and as the implicit justification for more controversial prohibitions (homosexuality, use of pornography). Written with a critical eye on current events, Lieberman and Patrick build a case for a more reasoned approach to lawmaking in a system that often confuses "gross" with "wrong."

The Forbidden (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher Book #2)

By Beverly Lewis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Isbn : 9781441203427
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 465
  • File Pdf: the-forbidden.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times best-selling author's continuing tale of a courting couple and the separation of families during an Amish split in Lancaster County.