Cradle Crucible

Author: David Fromkin
ISBN: 9780792265979
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A multifaceted portrait of the Middle East combines photography, maps, and the writings of noted authors to provide a detailed overview of the political, cultural, historical, and religious forces that have shaped the region, beginning with the prehistoric civilizations of the fertile crescent and ranging through the continuing conflicts of the twenty-first century. Reprint.


Author: Darby V. Checketts
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781484922590
Format: PDF
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Perhaps America's top priority is not the economy. It is not healthcare. It is not national security. It is not the national debt. It would appear to be the effectiveness of the educational processes that we employ in preparing our children to take over the leadership of our nation. They will be the innovators who drive economic growth, streamline healthcare, and assure our nation's security including its fiscal health and international credibility. In parallel with the influence of the home, the classroom is the “cradle” where childhood aptitudes and a sense of self-worth are nurtured. Clear ideas and effective patterns of thinking are forged in the “crucible” of learning that each classroom represents. And, as would a “crystal ball,” the classroom provides a prototype of what America's future will be. We will all soon live in the future that today's students will create. This book contains practical insight and heart-warming inspiration for teachers, parents, students, and American citizens—all who have such an immense stake in the outcomes that our nation's classrooms produce.

Cradle of War

Author: Isaac Hooke
ISBN: 9780995195547
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The arrival of a strange alien ship changes everything for the stranded survivors of Battle Group 72.5. Captain Jonathan Dallas must place his trust in his newfound alien allies if his fleet is to survive the latest threat. He is faced with a terrible choice, one that could lead not only to the destruction of his battle group, but humanity itself. Regardless of his decision, the future remains uncertain, the intertwined fates of two galaxies hanging by a thread. In the shadows, a malevolent being works that thread like a spider, weaving a twisted web that could mean the end of everything. It is here where it all begins. Where history is made. Witness the cradle of war.

Parris Island The Cradle of the Corps

Author: Eugene Alvarez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514455331
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The original 1983 manuscript written by Eugene Alvarez, who is the primary author of this book, included the years 15621983. The current and revised manuscript was edited and updated by Leo J. Daugherty III, PhD, in cooperation with the primary author, and covers the years 1997 to 2015, including chapter 6, dealing with recruit training in the 1920s and 1930s, which was a part of his doctoral dissertation at the Ohio State University. Since this work was first completed, Parris Island has undergone numerous changes in buildings, the base layout, and recruit training. The training philosophy has been altered as society demands. Thus, past training situations and methods should be observed as recorded in the chronological approach of the text to present times.

The Crucible of the Dragon God

Author: Mike Wild
Publisher: Abaddon Books
ISBN: 1849971439
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“Is this what happened to the Old Races? My Gods, is this how they died?” Hordes of a deadly and unknown species of predator swarm across Twilight, killing and destroying everything in their path. Where have they come from? Is there a connection with the Final Faith airship in the Drakengrat Mountains? What was ‘the mistake’? Exactly what are the k’nid – and how can they be stopped? New questions for Kali Hooper and her friends to answer – but doing so will prove far from easy. From a labyrinthine dwarven deathtrap to a besieged and battle-torn city, a haunted ancient limbo at the end of time and the aquatic lair of a vast serpent, Kali must battle her way to a place in the clouds that legend calls the Crucible of the Dragon God. There she must confront the past itself, for the Crucible holds a secret kept even from the Old Races – a secret so staggering that Kali is about to discover the true reason her world is called Twilight…

The Greeks

Author: Paul Cartledge
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191577839
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This book provides an original and challenging answer to the question: 'Who were the Classical Greeks?' Paul Cartledge - 'one of the most theoretically alert, widely read and prolific of contemporary ancient historians' (TLS) - here examines the Greeks and their achievements in terms of their own self-image, mainly as it was presented by the supposedly objective historians: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Many of our modern concepts as we understand them were invented by the Greeks: for example, democracy, theatre, philosophy, and history. Yet despite being our cultural ancestors in many ways, their legacy remains rooted in myth and the mental and material contexts of many of their achievements are deeply alien to our own ways of thinking and acting. The Greeks aims to explore in depth how the dominant group (adult, male, citizen) attempted, with limited success, to define themselves unambiguously in polar opposition to a whole series of 'Others' - non-Greeks, women, non-citizens, slaves and gods. This new edition contains an updated bibliography, a new chapter entitled 'Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others', and a new afterword.

The Crucible of Islam

Author: G. W. Bowersock
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674978218
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Little is known about sixth-century Arabia. Yet from this distant time and place emerged a faith and an empire that stretched from Iberia to India. G. W. Bowersock illuminates this obscure yet most dynamic period in Islam, exploring why arid Arabia proved to be fertile ground for Muhammad’s message and why it spread so quickly to the wider world.