She's the one who really needed it. And how about Helga? Yolanda: Helga,
maybe. Alice, no. Too old. No talent. Ruth: Do you suppose that's why he teaches
those workshops? Yolanda: Do you suppose that's why we went? (A silence.) ...
Author: Robert Hellenga
Publisher: Soho Press
A centuries-old book is found in Florence in this novel with “a sympathetic heroine, a suspenseful plot . . . and illuminating meditations on life, art, and love” (Chicago Tribune). Margot Harrington, an American volunteer in Florence, is an expert at book conservancy. While struggling to save a waterlogged convent library after the devastating Arno flood of 1966, she comes across a fabulous volume of sixteen erotic drawings by Giulio Romano, accompanying sixteen steamy sonnets by Pietro Aretino. When it was first published over four centuries ago, the Vatican ordered all copies destroyed. This single—now unique—volume has survived. The abbess needs to save the order’s finances—so she prevails upon Margot to find a buyer for the magnificently illustrated erotica. But of course, she must accomplish this discreetly—meaning without the bishop’s knowledge. But this is not Margot’s only clandestine project. The other is an Italian man who is determined to save endangered frescoes. She is twenty-nine and available. He is older and married. But they share a sense of mission—and soon, a bed—in this daring story of spiritual longing and earthly desire.
A frugal man who wanted to balance the budget, Harry Truman came to the
presidency in the spring of 1945 when the budget was in chaos. It was laden with
an array of postwar costs, such as occupying and assisting an array of nations in
Author: Bruce S. Jansson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Choices about budget priorities are arguably the most important made by the federal government, profoundly affecting the well-being of citizens. Bruce Jansson documents how presidents from FDR to Clinton have made ill-advised choices that wasted trillions of dollars. Going beyond charges of corruption or bureaucratic waste, the book is an eye-opening exposé revealing innumerable useless projects (military as well as civilian), unnecessary tax concessions, and the use of interest payments to cover deficit spending, among other costly mistakes. Using Office of Management and Budget projections through 2004, Jansson shows how the madness continues—and how an informed electorate can put an end to it.
Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. AD 55-138) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer energy of everyday Roman life. In The Sixteen Satires he evokes a fascinating world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. A member of the traditional land-owning class that was rapidly seeing power slip into the hands of outsiders, Juvenal also creates savage portraits of decadent aristocrats - male and female - seeking excitement among the lower orders of actors and gladiators, and of the jumped-up sons of newly-rich former slaves. Constantly comparing the corruption of his own generation with its stern and upright forebears, Juvenal's powers of irony and invective make his work a stunningly satirical and bitter denunciation of the degeneracy of Roman society
The sun shined brilliantly in the sky high above the massively built capital city of
Rabanshire. The sand ... Throughout the planet's timeline, there had always been
war waged among the sixteen kingdoms that inhabited this globe. Though, yes ...
Isabel Myers, in her creative genius, made Jung's work available to everyone, not
only through the development of the MBTI* but also through her insightful
descriptions of the sixteen types. Independently, David Keirsey, in his creative
Author: Linda V. Berens
Publisher: Telos Publications
Category: Interpersonal relations
The 16 Personality Types, Descriptions for Self-Discovery is an invaluable tool for users of the MBTI and related instruments. These descriptions present a living systems approach to describing the 16 types. Dr. Berens and Dr. Nardi have captured the essence of the 16 type patterns and crafted descriptions to be used to by individuals to clarify their best-fit type.
The idealists had forgotten,however, that some concepts donot diewith
themajority voteofaprogressive government, ... even then stooping totouchnot
only the sixteen victims, but also all present atthatplace of sacrifice
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Author: William Bush
Publisher: ICS Publications
This book recounts the dramatic true story of the Discalced Carmelite nuns of Compiègne, martyred during the French Revolution's "Great Terror," and known to the world through their fictional representation in Gertrud von Le Fort's Song at the Scaffold and Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites. At the height of the French Revolution's "Great Terror," a community of sixteen Carmelite nuns from Compiègne offered their lives to restore peace to the church and to France. Ten days after their deaths by the guillotine, Robespierre fell, and with his execution on the same scaffold the Reign of Terror effectively ended. Had God thus accepted and used the Carmelites' generous self-gift? Through Gertrud von Le Fort's modern novella, Song at the Scaffold, and Francis Poulenc's famed opera, Dialogues of the Carmelites, (with its libretto by Georges Bernanos), modern audiences around the world have become captivated by the mysterious destiny of these Compiègne martyrs, Blessed Teresa of St. Augustine and her companions. Now, for the first time in English, William Bush explores at length the facts behind the fictional representations, and reflects on their spiritual significance. Based on years of research, this book recounts in lively detail virtually all that is known of the life and background of each of the martyrs, as well as the troubled times in which they lived. The Compiègne Carmelites, sustained by their remarkable prioress, emerge as distinct individuals, struggling as Christians to understand and respond to an awesome calling, relying not on their own strength but on the mercy of God and the guiding hand of Providence. The book includes an index and 15 photos.
to facilitate the residents to go about their individual needs. In the same token,
there are larger houses too. These houses may run from three to five rooms with
a modern kitchen, bathroom, plus a small yard. I assumed that their fee was
Author: Rose Darlie Francois
A very outstanding story. Anyone can relate to this story. the relationship between the grandma and her family is amazing. Even if you never had, lost, or have a grandma, you can still connect to the life long lessons learned, by reading this book.
SPECIAL PRICES FOR THE AMERICAN FLEET! It was the strict truth, especially
as to furs. Fox skin rugs that had been selling for $25 went to $40. Guanaco skins
that had been $10went up to $15. Seal skins that were $50 went to $75.
Author: Franklin Matthews
Publisher: Publio Kiadó Kft.
Run of the Battleships Down to the West Indies—The "Sweet Sixteen" Quick to Get Down to Business After the Sentiment of the Good-by—Formation of the Fleet—Difficulties of Maintaining the Proper Distances—Naval Routine—Gospel of Neatness—Neptune's Preparations for Celebrating the Crossing of the Line—Arrival at Trinidad. On Board U.S.S. Louisiana, U. S. Battle Fleet, Trinidad, Dec. 24. "I call 'em 'Sweet Sixteen', sir," said the bos'n's mate to the Sun correspondent as Admiral Evans in the flagship Connecticut led the battle fleet past the capes of the Chesapeake out to sea just before noon on December 16 and the gentle swells lifted and lowered the bows of one ship after another to nod their own farewells to the Mayflower at anchor near the Tail of the Horseshoe. The officers and men had stood at attention to receive the good-by and godspeed of the President, and they had thundered their farewells to him from the throats of the 3-pounder barkers that spat fire and snorted out great puffs of smoke, but when each ship began to find herself she too made her good-by as only a dignified ship could make it, taking no orders from Admiral or Captain as to when and how often she should bow to the ship that carried the President.
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