Pivotal Moments

Author: Trinity Hanrahan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781680584592
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A senior in high school, introvert Aislinn Munroe is satisfied living unnoticed... Aislinn is doing the normal post-high school preparations to get into college. She's getting ready for a life beyond senior year, and wonders where she'll fit in to the world once she's officially an adult. Though her curves are to kill for, she's also smart and funny. However, she isn't at all popular, which is just fine with her. Aislinn's introverted ways are about to be put to the test... Content with hiding from the limelight, Aislinn doesn't get bullied like so many other shy kids do-that is, as long as she keeps to herself. But is she really living the life she's meant to? Or are there unforeseen adventures waiting to shake up her life in the near future? When her brother comes home from college, he brings an unexpected houseguest... Teagan Aldridge is a reformed party animal, ladies' man, and bad boy. He's the last person Aislinn thought would ever show her attention. But when Aislinn and Teagan become unlikely friends, he brings out a side of herself she never knew existed. She already knows she's special, but sexy and adventurous? That's a first. Are their personalities too far apart, or will opposites attract, making them an unusual, but influential pair? When their vast differences collide, Aislinn is led to some unexpected... Pivotal moments.

365 Life Shifts

Author: Jodi Chapman
Publisher: Dandilove Unlimited
ISBN: 9780998125107
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Every so often, we have an experience that alters the course of our lives and changes who we are forever. Sometimes these moments fill us with rapture and flood us with insight. Other times, they are blessings in disguise that don't reveal their treasure until years later. However they show up, these moments can inspire us to live richer, deeper, and more authentically soulful lives. In this book, over 250 beautiful souls share such life-changing moments - experiences that inspired, uplifted, shook us to our core, got us back on track (or onto a new track altogether), and led us toward our true selves. The 365 inspiring stories include: discovering your purpose, experiencing a spiritual awakening, leaving a job/relationship/home/religion to follow your soul's whispers, bravely opening up to love, receiving messages from beyond, tapping into your inner strength, finding the beauty and wisdom in all of life, even in the difficult moments, and so much more! While the experiences themselves vary greatly, each of these moments transformed the authors and helped them shift in a positive way. These true stories (one page each - for quick inspiration!) were written with love and infused with the intention that you'll be able to discover the beauty in your own life shifts, too.

The Black Death Revised Edition

Author: Diane Zahler
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 1467703753
Format: PDF
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Could a few fleas really change the world? In the early 1300s, the world was on the brink of change. New trade routes in Europe and Asia brought people in contact with different cultures and ideas, while war and rebellions threatened to disrupt the lives of millions. Most people lived in crowded cities or as serfs tied to the lands of their overlords. Conditions were filthy, as most people drank water from the same sources they used for washing and for human waste. In the cramped and rat-infested streets of medieval cities and villages, all it took were the bites of a few plague-infected fleas to start a pandemic that killed roughly half the population of Europe and Asia. The bubonic plague wiped out families, villages, even entire regions. Once the swollen, black buboes appeared on victims' bodies, there was no way to save them. People died within days. In the wake of such devastation, survivors had to reevaluate their social, scientific, and religious beliefs, laying the groundwork for our modern world. The Black Death outbreak is one of world history's pivotal moments.

The Conquests of Alexander the Great

Author: Alison Behnke
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 082255920X
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Presents a profile of the young military leader and king of ancient Macedonia, who conquered most of the known world of his era, before his untimely death at the age of thirty-three.

Decisive Moments

Author: Trinity Hanrahan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781680587982
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High School is over. Aislinn Munroe is ready to face the challenge of college and her new relationship... Aislinn has overcome her high school insecurities and embraced her relationship with reformed bad boy, Teagan Aldridge. Her life as a college student at the University of Florida is filled with new experiences and people, including the shining football star, Ryan Caldwell. Aislinn isn't interested in Ryan's attention or charm. She only wants to figure out what's next for her and Teagan. Aislinn wants to take the next step in their relationship, but Teagan isn't ready... Old insecurities sneak back in as Aislinn worries that their physical relationship has stalled. Teagan convinces Aislinn he just wants to wait for the right time, but his sweet gesture falls short when his ex-girlfriend Lauren shows up. Teagan's past has finally caught up with him, and now they all have to face it. Every choice has a consequence, and Aislinn must make a decision... Teagan tries to take responsibility for his past, but Lauren only wants to monopolize his time and push Aislinn out of the picture. Aislinn has to choose. Trust Teagan and stand by her boyfriend, or let Lauren succeed in ripping them apart? College wasn't supposed to be this hard. Some decisions have far-reaching effects, and this one could cost Aislinn her heart. It's time to make up her mind and face her... Decisive Moments.

Moments of Being

Author: Barrie Brett
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614482853
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Is it possible that one moment, one brief encounter, can change the course of the rest of your life? If so, how will you recognize that moment? Will you let it pass you by? Will you let it defeat you? Or will you allow that moment, that experience, to help shape who you are and who you might become? "Moments of Being" reveals true stories that altered lives forever. Join celebrities, athletes, business and community leaders and men and women from all walks of life as they share their amazing 'twist of fate' experiences. These are stories of courage, destiny, reunions, love, sacrifice, dreams and the fears and triumphs which are an integral part of the human experience. More than that, they illustrate that by recognizing and acting on a single, pivotal moment, a person can change his or her life forever.

Americanos

Author: John Chasteen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195178815
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Preface. Discovering America, 1799-1805. Pillars of the Crown, 1806-1810. Not-so-Civil Wars, 1810-1812. A Lost Cause?, 1812-1815. Independence Won, 1816-1824. Nation-Building Begins, 1824-1850.

Crossroads of Freedom

Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195173307
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian McPherson offers a masterful portrait of the bloodiest single day in American history, the Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862.

Marco Polo s Journey to China

Author: Diana Childress
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 082255903X
Format: PDF
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Introduces the life and accomplishments of Italian explorer Marco Polo, who spent twenty-four years traveling throughout Asia in the 1200s and whose journal of his exploits after his return to Venice made him famous and influential throughout Europe.

Adams vs Jefferson

Author: John Ferling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199840212
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It was a contest of titans: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two heroes of the Revolutionary era, once intimate friends, now icy antagonists locked in a fierce battle for the future of the United States. The election of 1800 was a thunderous clash of a campaign that climaxed in a deadlock in the Electoral College and led to a crisis in which the young republic teetered on the edge of collapse. Adams vs. Jefferson is the gripping account of a turning point in American history, a dramatic struggle between two parties with profoundly different visions of how the nation should be governed. The Federalists, led by Adams, were conservatives who favored a strong central government. The Republicans, led by Jefferson, were more egalitarian and believed that the Federalists had betrayed the Revolution of 1776 and were backsliding toward monarchy. The campaign itself was a barroom brawl every bit as ruthless as any modern contest, with mud-slinging, scare tactics, and backstabbing. The low point came when Alexander Hamilton printed a devastating attack on Adams, the head of his own party, in "fifty-four pages of unremitting vilification." The stalemate in the Electoral College dragged on through dozens of ballots. Tensions ran so high that the Republicans threatened civil war if the Federalists denied Jefferson the presidency. Finally a secret deal that changed a single vote gave Jefferson the White House. A devastated Adams left Washington before dawn on Inauguration Day, too embittered even to shake his rival's hand. With magisterial command, Ferling brings to life both the outsize personalities and the hotly contested political questions at stake. He shows not just why this moment was a milestone in U.S. history, but how strongly the issues--and the passions--of 1800 resonate with our own time.