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100 Successful College Application Essays
100 Successful College Application Essays
Author: Christopher J. Georges, Gigi E. Georges
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/24/2006


perhaps you're having trouble finding a topic or making your essay stand out among the hunderes and sometimes thousands of other applications. Hep is here.


Absolute Truths
Absolute Truths
Author: Susan Howatch
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/22/2006


The sixth and final volume in a series that began with Glittering Images, this novel again displays Howatch's ability to meld an involving, character-driven story with a larger theme, that of spiritual quest and fulfillment. This time, however, the centrality-and discussion-of ecclesiastical issues tends to slow the narrative. The book is set during the mid-1960s, the period during which the Church of England-not to mention the rest of the country and beyond-was rocked by widespread challenges to tradition. Again representing tradition is narrator Charles Ashworth, the Anglican Bishop of Starbridge, who promotes the so-called Middle Way, a half-and-half mixture of Catholicism and Protestantism. Ashworth's archenemy-and doppelganger-is Neville Aysgarth, the Dean of the Cathedral who is, according to Ashworth, unorthodoxly open to using the trappings of a capitalistic marketplace to benefit the financially deteriorating church building. To make matters worse, Aysgarth is an alleged dipsomaniac and womanizer, who once made a pass at Ashworth's beloved wife, Lyle. When Lyle dies suddenly, the bereaved widower strays dangerously from the fold, but he does not experience a redemption-through-repentance journey as dramatic as those of Arthur Dimmesdale or Raskolnikov.


Active Faith : How Christians are Changing the Face of American Politics
Review Date: 12/25/2006


In controversial and uncompromising terms, Ralph Reed, director of the Christian Coalition--and the most eloquent and visible leader of the Christian Right--explains the organization's meteoric rise and forcefully articulates its agenda for transforming the nation. Addressing both religious and secular leaders, Reed explains the reasons for the movement's phenomenal success and charts its future, confidently predicting that it is here to stay.


Acts Of Contrition
Acts Of Contrition
Author: John Cooney
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/19/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Three very promising seminarians so close they were known as "the Trinity" go their separate ways after being ordained as Catholic priests in 1972. One becomes involved in anti-Vietnam War politics, a la the Berrigan brothers, one with seemingly unlimited potential dies, an apparent suicide, and the third becomes a famous television personality, interviewing celebrities about spiritual matters. TV host Monsignor Pat Hogan is so popular, in fact, that he becomes a candidate for bishop. When the Vatican receives a cryptic message referring to the Trinity's "mortal sin," however, ex-Green Beret Father Kevin Kelly is called in to investigate


Advanced Deer Hunting
Advanced Deer Hunting
Author: John Weiss
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 1/13/2006


This book is for deer hunters who have learned the basics and want to develop new strategies based on a deeper understanding of whitetail behavior. Drawing on the latest research studies, the author shows how to translate this knowledge into effective hunting techniques that bring home the venison.


Adventure Vacations: A 50-State Guide to Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, Spelunking, Whitewater Rafting, Snorkeling, Hang Gliding and Ballooning
Review Date: 1/21/2007


Arranged alphabetically, each illustrated adventure is easy to access and is cross-references in the index. Each chapter describes in detail what it really feels like to do that particular adventure, what you need to know to begin, and where the best places are, region by region.

The book contains information on a large number of types of "adventure" you might have on a vacation, including some non-typical things like train tours and ballooning. There is very brief information on a number of suppliers of each type of adventure. The commentary provided on each is brief and to the point.


After the Fall
After the Fall
Author: Judith Kelman
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/11/2007


Danny Magill is just about a perfect kid. He has everything going for him -- looks, grades, athletic ability, and a practically guaranteed admission to the college of his choice. Then the police come pounding at his door, arresting Danny for a shocking crime and shattering the perfect world of his family. How could this nightmare be happening to this boy? This family? This town? How will they all survive?


Ah-one, ah-two!: Life with my musical family
Ah-one, ah-two!: Life with my musical family
Author: Lawrence Welk
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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Review Date: 6/4/2008


Lawrence Welk tells about; the challenge of a personal tour; the Wig Bit-his all-time biggest laugh-getter; the time he flirted with rock'n'roll and went hippie; his seventieth birthday; how the trains his musical family; what America and God mean to him.


Alas, Babylon
Alas, Babylon
Author: Pat Frank
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/3/2006


Could you survive without food or water, light, power or transportation, while completely surrounded by deadly radiation? Would you react with helpless, trembling paralysis? Or would you have the courage and ingenuity to invent a new way of life. Could you surve an H-Bomb attack as the people in this novel do?


Alena (Harlequin Historical, No 220)
Alena (Harlequin Historical, No 220)
Author: Merline Lovelace
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/31/2009


The wild heart of a warrior beat in the breast of Aena, daughter to a queen, and mother to a king. A Celtic princess, she resolved never to bend to the invader's rule. But how could she foresee that the iron fist of Rome would stroke her soul with a velvet glove of passion?


All About Carpets: A Consumer Guide
All About Carpets: A Consumer Guide
Author: Glenn Revere
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 3/19/2007


1969 HB/DJ in plastic wrap - Exlib with usual lib marks/pocket. Shelfwear/scuffing to cover/edges. Binding/pages are tight/intact -- 412 pages -- Throughout Vietnam, the Communists were on the offensive -- springing ambushes, overwhelming isolated campls, blocking roads. They spilled in Laos and threatened Cambodia. They chose the time and place for battle. This is the story of that conference and the war that made it necessary. It is also the story of the end of France's Indochinese empire and of the beginnings of what was to becomine a total commitment for the United States in Vietnam.


All That Glitters
All That Glitters
Author: Noel Bertram Gerson
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/8/2006


The cablegram from Hong Kong spoke of "desperation" of "need" and hinted at illness. But what finally sent Douglas Gordon rushing into action was the signature -- Eleanor Chang Gordon. The beautiful Chinese girl he had neither seen nor heard from since, 8 long years ago, she had become his wife.


The Ambition and the Power:  The Fall of Jim Wright--A True Story of Washington
Review Date: 6/10/2006


Barry, a Washington-based freelancer, was granted the kind of access political journalists dream about: Speaker of the House James Claude Wright allowed him to attend virtually every meeting in which he participated, with nothing off the record.i think this is a well-known phrase, in web 3rd./lk The result is a uniquely intimate look at the way the Washington power-game works. It is also a detailed account of the rise and fall of Wright. Barry reveals how Wright expanded the Speaker's role and attempted to change the institutional balance between Congress and the White House. Resentment over his tactics led to a relentless anti-Wright campaign by Georgia Congressman,(unless he's the only congressman, and then it could be an appositive, but uc to play it safe) Newt Gingrich which resulted in multiple charges of impropriety.


American Country : A Style and Source Book
American Country : A Style and Source Book
Author: Mary Emmerling
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/30/2007


American Country is a rediscovery of the simple, well-loved things of this nation's past. Painted chests, ladderback chairs, quilts, baskets, stenciled walls, and folk art show the natural beauty of the past. More than 700 color and black-and-white photographs.


The American Pageant : A History of the Republic
Review Date: 8/4/2006


Traces the history of the United States from the arrival of first Indian people to the present day.

Supported by colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and its trademark wit, The American Pageant is one of the most readable, popular, and effective American history textbooks available.

Pedagogy includes chapter-ending chronologies, numerous interesting quotes from historical figures, and incisive part openers that contextualize six major periods in American history. The Appendix includes "Suggested Readings" for every chapter, an annotated Constitution of the United States with page references, and an extensive statistical profile of the United States.


An American prophet
An American prophet
Author: Gerald Green
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/26/2006


A novel of the Arizona Desert.


American Way of Birth
American Way of Birth
Author: Jessica Mitford
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/28/2005


This is not a book about the miracle of life. It is about the role of money and politics in a lucrative industry; a saga of champagne birthing suites for the rich and desperate measures for the poor. It is a drama in which midwives are raided at gunpoint to safeguard a lucrative medical monopoly; and in which caesareans are urged to excess so that doctors are protected in case of malpratice suits.


Among The Betrayed - A Companion to Among The Hidden
Review Date: 12/27/2005


Everything that had happened to Nina was real. She had real handcuffs on her wrists, real scars on her back, real fear flodding her mind. "They're going to kill me," Nina whispered, and it was almost a relief to finally, finally give up hope. In a society that allows no more than 2 children per family under penalty of death, third children are forced into hiding or to live with false identity papers.


And Ladies of the Club
And Ladies of the Club
Author: Helen Hooven Santmyer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/30/2006
Helpful Score: 3


Undoubtedly this book has a slow beginning. But it is definitely worth the effort. The author brings a whole town to life - Waynesboro, Ohio. Each and every character is described so vividly that I felt as though I actually knew these people. The book follows post-Civil War "Waynesboro" (a fictional name for a real city - Xenia, Ohio) through the next 50 years of the townspeople's lives. The main group of characters are the members of the Waynesboro Ladies Club.


Angel in My Locker: Devotions for Junior Highers (Herbie the Angel Series)
Review Date: 1/12/2007


A collection of twenty-five daily devotions, in which a typical middle school student discusses with his guardian angel problems ranging from boredom with church to the death of a relative.


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