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The Book Supremacy

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ISBN10 : 0451491424

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In the latest in this New York Times bestselling series, San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright investigates a mysterious spy novel linked to a string of murders... Newlyweds Brooklyn and Derek are enjoying the final days of their honeymoon in Paris. As they're browsing the book stalls along the Seine, Brooklyn finds the perfect gift for Derek, a first edition James Bond novel, The Spy Who Loved Me. When they bump into Ned, an old friend from Derek’s spy days, Brooklyn shows him her latest treasure. Once they're back home in San Francisco, they visit a spy shop Ned mentioned. The owner begs them to let him display the book Brooklyn found in Paris as part of the shop's first anniversary celebration. Before they agree, Derek makes sure the security is up to snuff—turns out, the unassuming book is worth a great deal more than sentimental value. Soon after, Derek is dismayed when he receives a mysterious letter from Paris announcing Ned’s death. Then late one night, someone is killed inside the spy shop. Are the murders connected to Brooklyn's rare, pricey book? Is there something even more sinister afoot? Brooklyn and the spy who loves her will have to delve into the darkest parts of Derek's past to unmask an enemy who's been waiting for the chance to destroy everything they hold dear.

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ

Author : John Piper,Justin Taylor

ISBN10 : 1433517906

Publisher : Crossway

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: The Bible has a way of shocking us. If Americans could still blush, we might blush at the words, "Rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love" (Proverbs 5:18-19). But, of course, sin always tries to trash God's gifts. So we can't just celebrate sex for what God made it to be; we have to fight what sin turned it into. The contributors to this unique volume encourage you to do both: celebrate and struggle. This book has something for all-men and women, married and single-from contributors like John Piper, C. J. and Carolyn Mahaney, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, Carolyn McCulley, and others.

The Supremacy of Love

Author : Eric J. Silverman

ISBN10 : 1793608849

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: The Supremacy of Love advocates an agape-centered vision of virtue ethics, combining traditional Aristotelian ethics with insights from Thomas Aquinas. It shows why virtue is good for the virtuous individual, reimagines impartiality so that it is compatible with close personal relationships, and has pluralistic cross-cultural applications.

The Supremacy of Jesus

Author : Lance Lambert

ISBN10 : 1683890639

Publisher : Lance Lambert Ministries, Inc.

Number of Pages : 59

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: I am the Alpha and the Omega, saith the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come the Almighty. Revelation 1:8 When the word of God is devalued, when the word of God is made to be insignificant, when the word of God just becomes dry and dusty ancient literature, nothing happens. But whenever the word of God is recognized for what it is, then it becomes what it is—alive and active. Men and women are born through the word of God. They are changed and brought into a living relationship with God.

The Supremacy of God in Preaching

Author : John Piper

ISBN10 : 1441223029

Publisher : Baker Books

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: According to Warren Wiersbe, The Supremacy of God in Preaching "calls us back to a biblical standard for preaching, a standard exemplified by many of the pulpit giants of the past, especially Jonathan Edwards and Charles Spurgeon." This newly revised and expanded edition is an essential guide for preachers who want to stir the embers of revival. Piper has added valuable new material reflecting on his thirty-three years of preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church, offering a glimpse of what a lifetime of putting God first has done for the faith of the hundreds of thousands who have heard him preach over the years.

Let the Nations be Glad

Author : JOHN PIPER

ISBN10 : 1789740606

Publisher : Inter-Varsity Press

Number of Pages : 262

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Mission is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exist because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate.' John Piper's contemporary classic draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. Piper offers a biblical defence of God's supremacy in all things, providing a sound theological foundation for missions. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation and issues a passionate plea for God-centredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching 'all nations'. Let the Nations Be Glad! is a trusted resource for missionaries, pastors, church leaders, youth workers, seminary students, and all who want to connect their labours to God's global purposes. This third edition has been revised and expanded throughout and includes new material on the 'prosperity gospel'.

Me and White Supremacy

Author : Layla F. Saad

ISBN10 : 1728209811

Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: The New York Times and USA Today bestseller! This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too. "Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable teachers we have right now on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice."—New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes readers on a 28-day journey, complete with journal prompts, to do the necessary and vital work that can ultimately lead to improving race relations. Updated and expanded from the original workbook (downloaded by nearly 100,000 people), this critical text helps you take the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and including expanded definitions, examples, and further resources, giving you the language to understand racism, and to dismantle your own biases, whether you are using the book on your own, with a book club, or looking to start family activism in your own home. This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining: Examining your own white privilege What allyship really means Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation Changing the way that you view and respond to race How to continue the work to create social change Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. For readers of White Fragility, White Rage, So You Want To Talk About Race, The New Jim Crow, How to Be an Anti-Racist and more who are ready to closely examine their own beliefs and biases and do the work it will take to create social change. "Layla Saad moves her readers from their heads into their hearts, and ultimately, into their practice. We won't end white supremacy through an intellectual understanding alone; we must put that understanding into action."—Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times bestseller White Fragility

A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia

Author : Aaron L. Friedberg

ISBN10 : 0393082164

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: “Sober and well-informed. . . . A careful and compelling examination of the U.S.-Chinese relationship from a number of angles.”—Financial Times There may be no denying China's growing economic strength, but its impact on the global balance of power remains hotly contested. Political scientist Aaron L. Friedberg argues that our nation's leaders are failing to act expeditiously enough to counter China's growing strength. He explains how the United States and China define their goals and reveals the strategies each is now employing to achieve its ends. Friedberg demonstrates in this provocative book that the ultimate aim of Chinese policymakers is to "win without fighting," displacing the United States as the leading power in Asia while avoiding direct confrontation. The United States, on the other hand, sends misleading signals about our commitments and resolve, putting us at risk for a war that might otherwise have been avoided. A much-needed wake-up call to U.S. leaders and policymakers, A Contest for Supremacy is a compelling interpretation of a rivalry that will go far to determine the shape of the twenty-first century.

Accounting by the First Public Company

Author : Warwick Funnell,Jeffrey Robertson

ISBN10 : 1134747489

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: The United Dutch East India Company was the first public company, preceding the formation of the English East-India Company by over 40 years. Its fame as the first public company which heralded the transition from feudalism to modern capitalism and its remarkable financial success for nearly two centuries ensure its importance in the history of capitalism. Although a publicly owned, highly complex and diversified business, and commonly agreed to be the largest and most profitable business in the 17th century, throughout its existence the Dutch East-India Company never produced public accounts of its financial affairs which would have allowed investors to judge the performance of the Company. Its financial accounting, which changed little during its lifetime, was not designed as an aid to rational investment decision-making by communicating the Company’s financial performance but to be a means of promoting sound stewardship by senior management. This study examines the contributions of accounting to the remarkable success of the Dutch East-India Company and the influences on these accounting practices. From the time that the German economic historian Werner Sombart proposed that accounting techniques, most especially double-entry bookkeeping, were critical to the development of modern capitalism and the public company, historians and accounting scholars have debated the extent and importance of these contributions. The Dutch East-India Company was a capitalistic enterprise that had a public, permanent capital and its principal objective was to continually increase profit by reinvesting its returns in the business. Rather than the organisation and management of the Dutch East-India Company reflecting the perceived benefits of a particular bookkeeping method, the supremacy that it achieved and maintained in a very hazardous business at a time of recurring conflict between European states was a consequence of the practicalities of 17th century business and The Netherlands’ unique, threatening natural environment which shaped its social and political institutions.

THE SUPREMACY OF BLOOD TIES

Author : UNUBI ISAH

ISBN10 : 3748761023

Publisher : BookRix

Number of Pages : 34

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: 'The Supremacy of Blood Ties' is a fiction written in line with the adage: 'Blood is thicker than water'. It is highly educative, informative and entertaining. The author uses the power of imagination to portray salient issues in the society. Odoma was a very hardworking young man who was respected for his humility, honesty, perseverance and agility. He was not only a peace-maker but also a staunch advocate of peace. He lost his parents to the cold hands of death at his tender age. He and Iganya were married for over four years without a child. Due to the pressure from his relatives, she advised him to marry her own friend – Anyo. Shortly after the marriage, Anyo became pregnant. She started insulting Iganya whose belly later swelled up overnight. Both of them gave birth to baby boys. A year after Iganya's deliverance, she died suddenly. Anyo tried to kill her son. Find out what happened between her and the boy, and what transpired between the children from childhood to adulthood.

The Federalist Papers

Author : Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison

ISBN10 : 1504060997

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 440

Category : Literary Collections

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Book Summary: Eighty-five articles and essays by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison that interpret and promote the US Constitution. Three of America’s Founding Fathers—Alexander Hamilton, General George Washington’s chief of staff and first secretary of the treasury; John Jay, the first chief justice of the United States; and James Madison, father of the Constitution, author of the Bill of Rights, and fourth president of the United States—embarked on an anonymous public relations campaign to promote the ratification of the US Constitution. Beginning in 1787, their articles appeared in three New York newspapers: The Independent Journal, the New-York Packet, and the Daily Advertiser. Written under the pseudonym Publius, their writings were a masterful analysis and interpretation of the Constitution, explaining the principles upon which the US government was founded. To this day, the Federalist Papers remain “an authoritative resource for academics, lawyers, and judges—including Supreme Court justices—to use to interpret the Constitution and to determine its original, or historic, meaning” (National Constitution Center).

Europe

Author : Brendan Simms

ISBN10 : 1846147255

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 800

Category : History

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Book Summary: Half a millennium of European warfare brilliantly retold by masterly historian Brendan Simms At the heart of Europe's history lies a puzzle. In most of the world humankind has created enormous political frameworks, whether ancient (such as China) or modern (such as the United States). Sprawling empires, kingdoms or republics appear to be the norm. By contrast Europe has remained stubbornly chaotic and fractured into often amazingly tiny pieces, with each serious attempt to unify the continent (by Charles V, Napoleon and Hitler) thwarted. In this marvelously ambitious and exciting new book, Brendan Simms tells the story of Europe's constantly shifting geopolitics and the peculiar circumstances that have made it both so impossible to dominate, but also so dynamic and ferocious. It is the story of a group of highly competitive and mutually suspicious dynasties, but also of a continent uniquely prone to interference from 'semi-detached' elements, such as Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Britain and (just as centrally to Simms' argument) the United States. Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy will become the standard work on this crucial subject - and an extremely enjoyable one. Reviews: 'This is a brilliant and beautifully written history. From the Holy Roman Empire to the Euro, Brendan Simms shows that one of the constant preoccupations of Europeans has always been the geography, the power and the needs of Germany. Europe is a work of extraordinary scholarship delivered with the lightest of touches. It will be essential, absorbing reading for anyone trying to understand both the past and the present of one of the most productive and most dangerous continents on earth' William Shawcross 'World history is German history, and German history is world history.This is the powerful case made by this gifted historian of Europe, whose expansive erudition revives the proud tradition of the history of geopolitics, and whose immanent moral sensibility reminds us that human choices made in Berlin (and London) today about the future of Europe might be decisive for the future of the world' Timothy Snyder (author of Bloodlands) About the author: Brendan Simms is Professor of the History of International Relations at the University of Cambridge. His major books include Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia (shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize) and Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire.

Hebrews

Author : Dr. David Jeremiah

ISBN10 : 0310091799

Publisher : HarperChristian Resources

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: When Dr. David Jeremiah prepares a sermon or teaching, at the forefront of his mind is helping people understand what the Bible says, what it meant to the people at the time it was written, and what is means to us today. The Jeremiah Bible Study Series captures Dr. Jeremiah's forty years of teaching employing this approach and will lead readers through each book of the New Testament, one chapter at a time. Along the way, readers will gain insights into the text, identify the key stories and themes, and be challenged to correctly apply the truths and meanings they find to their own lives. Sections in each lesson include: Getting Started: An opening question to introduce readers to the lesson Setting the Stage: A short reflection to explain the context of the study Exploring the Text: The Scripture reading for the lesson with related study questions Reviewing the Story: Questions to help readers identify key points in the Scripture reading Applying the Message: Questions to help readers apply the key ideas to their lives Reflecting on the Meaning: A closing reflection on the key teachings in the lesson Each of the Bible studies in this series will help readers understand what the Bible says—particularly in its original context—and how to apply its teachings to their lives.

White Nation

Author : Ghassan Hage

ISBN10 : 1136743472

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1993

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Book Summary: Anthropologist and social critic Ghassan Hage explores one of the most complex and troubling of modern phenomena: the desire for a white nation.

Ten Days That Shook the World

Author : John Reed

ISBN10 : 0141907517

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 368

Category : History

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Book Summary: Ten Days That Shook the World is John Reed’s eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution. A contemporary journalist writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping record of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power. Containing verbatim reports both of speeches by leaders and the chance comments of bystanders, set against an idealized backcloth of the proletariat, soldiers, sailors, and peasants uniting to throw off oppression, Reed’s account is the product of passionate involvement and remains an unsurpassed classic of reporting.

Myths of the Norsemen - From the Eddas and Sagas

Author : H. A. Guerber

ISBN10 : 1473370817

Publisher : Read Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 564

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This vintage book contains a comprehensive encyclopaedia of ancient Scandinavian mythology. It includes explanations of many important tales and explores the meanings and symbolism of the characters and deities, all of which is interspersed with authentic poetry. Contents include: “The Beginning”, “Odin”, “Frigga”, “Thor”, “Tyr”, “Bragi”, “Idun”, “Niörd”, “Frey”, “Uller”, “Forseti”, “Heimdall”, “Hermod”, “Vidar”, “Vali”, “The Norns”, “The Valkyrs”, “Hel”, “Balder”, “Loki”, “The Giants”, “The Dwarfs”, “The Elves”, “The Sigurd Saga”, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. This book was first published in 1909.

The philosophy of life, and philosophy of language, in a course of lectures

Author : Friedrich von Schlegel

ISBN10 :

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 513

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 1963

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Book Summary: The Philosophy of Life and Philosophy of Language in a Course of Lectures is a book by German poet and philosopher Friedrich von Schlegel, containing 25 lectures concerning Epistemology, Philology, and mostly Lebensphilosophie, which emphasises the meaning, value and purpose of life as the foremost focus of philosophy. Inspired by the critique of rationalism, Lebensphilosophie emerged in 19th-century Germany as a reaction to the rise of positivism and the theoretical focus prominent in much of post-Kantian philosophy. This philosophy pays special attention to life as a whole, which can only be understood from within.

The Heart of Mid-Lothian

Author : Walter Scott

ISBN10 : 0141922095

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 864

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1637

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Book Summary: Jeanie Deans, a dairymaid, decides she must walk to London to gain an audience with the Queen. Her sister is to be executed for infanticide and, while refusing to lie to help her case, Jeanie is desperate for a reprieve. Set in the 1730s in a Scotland uneasily united with England, The Heart of Mid-Lothian dramatizes different kinds of justice - that meted out by the Edinburgh mob in the lynching of Captain Porteous, and that encountered by a terrified young girl suspected of killing her baby. Based on an anonymous letter Scot received in 1817, this is the seventh and finest of Scott's 'Waverley' novels. It was an international bestseller and inspired succeeding novelists from Balzac to George Eliot.

History of Germany

Author : Bayard Taylor

ISBN10 : 1537810871

Publisher : Jovian Press

Number of Pages : 672

Category : History

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Book Summary: After the destruction of the Teutons and Cimbrians by Marius, more than forty years elapsed before the Romans again came in contact with any German tribe. During this time the Roman dominion over the greater part of Gaul was firmly established by Julius Caesar, and in losing their independence, the Celts began to lose, also, their original habits and character. They and the Germans had never been very peaceable neighbors, and the possession of the western bank of the Rhine seems to have been, even at that early day, a subject of contention between them.

Blind Love

Author : Wilkie Collins

ISBN10 : 1460403177

Publisher : Broadview Press

Number of Pages : 465

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Blind Love is Wilkie Collins’s final novel. Although he did not live to complete the work, he left detailed plans for the last third of this absorbingly plotted novel which were faithfully executed by his colleague, the popular author Walter Besant. The novel is set during the Irish Land War of the early 1880s and tells the story of Iris Henley, an independent young woman who marries the “wild” Lord Harry Norland, a member of an Irish secret society, and becomes unhappily drawn into a conspiracy plot. The Broadview edition of Blind Love includes a critical introduction and primary source materials that address the novel’s focus on movements for Irish independence. Appendices include newspaper accounts of Ireland during the Land War and of the fraud case on which Collins based his story, articles reacting to Collins’s sudden death, Punch cartoons depicting the English attitudes toward the Irish, and contemporary reviews.