Ferdinand Magellan And The Quest To Circle The Globe by Samuel Willard Crompton, William H. Goetzmann

By Samuel Willard Crompton, William H. Goetzmann

Magellan set out in 1519 with 5 ships to discover a passage throughout the Americas. this sort of passage, if it existed, might enable Spanish ships to stick to a westward path to the East Indies. After months of fruitless looking out, Magellan ultimately came across a slender, harmful sea passage on the backside of South America--now known as the Strait of Magellan. In 1522, a lone send sailed into the harbor at Seville, making its team the 1st males to sail thoroughly all over the world.

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Dark Mysteries of the Vatican by H. Paul Jeffers

By H. Paul Jeffers

EDITORIAL overview: What The Vatican does not wish You to understand: The lies. The conspiracies. The cover-ups. the reality. Deep at the back of the partitions of the world's holiest web site is a dense community of lies, corruption, and conspiracies fueling the Vatican's big and unchecked impression on international occasions. From the Holy Orders that confounded the commandment ''Thou Shalt no longer Kill'' to the scandals splashed throughout overseas headlines, the Vatican is not any longer shrouded in secret, legend, and secrecy. it is all the following: The stunning and unsolved homicide of the corrupt Vatican financier often called ''God's Banker'' Real-life exorcism--and surprising rumors of Satanism The Vatican's startling perspectives on extraterrestrials and end-of-world prophesies The Vatican's hidden ties to Nazi Germany and the Mafia the unusual rituals of the ultraconservative Opus Dei The Vatican's ruthless 500-year conflict with the Freemasons Pope Pius XII's anti-Semitic indifference to the plight of Europe's Jews and the Holocaust and masses extra! This completely attention-grabbing, unflinching account is the main definitive exposГ© ever written in regards to the so much secretive establishment on this planet. H. Paul Jeffers is the writer of The Bilderberg Conspiracy, Freemasons: contained in the World's Oldest mystery Society and Freemasons in the US: contained in the mystery Society, between fifty different books. He has seemed on C-SPAN, Fox information, and The heritage Channel.

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American Journalists: Getting the Story (Oxford Profiles) by Donald A. Ritchie

By Donald A. Ritchie

In 60 essays, this quantity profiles American newshounds from colonial instances to the present--reporters, editors, publishers, photographers, and broadcasters--whose careers mirrored significant advancements of their occupation and within the background of the us. In a speech to Newsweek correspondents in 1963, writer Philip Graham defined journalism as "the first tough draft of history." those reporters faced and helped to form the dialogue of significant matters and occasions in American background, from the yank revolution via abolition, westward growth, the Civil warfare, the civil rights move, immigration, and the women's circulate, in addition to significant constitutional concerns regarding the 1st modification safeguard of freedom of the clicking. Biographies of recognized reporters, from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine to Walter Cronkite and Rupert Murdoch, seem along a few who might be much less wide-spread, equivalent to Elias Boudinot, founding father of the 1st Cherokee language newspaper; Abraham Cahan, editor of the Jewish day-by-day ahead; and Daniel Craig, who within the 1830s used provider pigeons to ferry the inside track. different matters comprise Margaret eco-friendly Draper, the progressive printer; Claude Barnett, founding father of the linked Negro Press; photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White; struggle correspondent Ernie Pyle; and Allen Neuharth, founding father of united states this present day. Illustrations, truth packing containers, and quotations from the topics themselves make this quantity an essential reference for college kids of yank historical past in addition to a desirable learn. reporters profiled contain: Horace Greeley Frederick Douglass Mark Twain Thomas Nast Joseph Pulitzer Nellie Bly William Randolph Hearst Ida Wells-Barnett H. L. Mencken Dorothy Thompson Walter Winchell crimson Smith Edward R. Murrow Walter Cronkite Bernard Shaw Cokie Roberts Manuel de Dios Unanue and plenty of extra

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Images of conversion in St. Augustine's Confessions by Robert J. O'Connell

By Robert J. O'Connell

In his previous paintings, Soundings in Augustine's mind's eye, Father O'Connell defined the 3 easy pictures Augustine employs to border his view of the human . within the current learn, he applies an analogous strategies of image-analysis to the 3 significant conversionsrecounted within the Confessions. these conversions have been occasioned, first, via Augustine's younger analyzing of Cicero's Hortensius, then by means of his interpreting of what he calls the books of the Platonists,and ultimately, such a lot decisively, by means of his fateful interpreting in that Milanese backyard of the explosive capitulum, or chapterlet,from St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans. Dissection of Augustine's imagery discloses a series of remarkable connections among those conversions. every one of them, for example, contains a go back to a lady - now a bridal, now a maternal determine, and eventually, a mysterious stand-in for Divine knowledge, either bridal and maternal. Unsurprisingly, conversion-imagery additionally provokes a clean estimate of the sexual part in Augustine's spiritual biography; however the sexual point is balanced by means of Augustine's insistent pressure at the vanityof his worldly goals. probably such a lot arresting of all is Father O'Connell's research displaying that the textual content that Augustine learn from Romans consisted of not just , yet 4 verses: as a result the dramatic procession of pictures which make up the constitution of the Confessions, ebook VII; as a result, too, the presence, sophisticated yet actual, of these related image-complexes within the Dialogues Augustine composed quickly after his conversion in A.D. 386.

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Football's Top 10 Running Backs by Barry Wilner

By Barry Wilner

Lightning-quick strikes. velocity. Tenacity. strength. those are only a number of the characteristics of football's maximum working backs. All ten of the avid gamers (Jerome Bettis, Jim Brown, Eric Dickerson, Tony Dorsett, Franco Harris, Curtis Martin, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, LaDainian Tomlinson) during this booklet have left their mark at the activity of soccer. a few are tremendous Bowl champions whereas others are record-holders. From yesterday's heroes to modern stars, writer Barry Wilner lists ten of the best working backs to have ever performed soccer.

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Tinker vs. Des Moines by Doreen Rappaport

By Doreen Rappaport

In 1965, university officers in Des Moines, Iowa, banned the donning of black armbands by means of scholars mourning the lifeless within the Vietnam battle. whilst the scholars wore the arm bands besides, they have been suspended. have been the scholars' constitutional rights violated? Are scholars in public faculties entitled to Freedom of Speech lower than the 1st modification of the Constitution?  Readers will take a seat within the judge's chair and choose who's correct. The U.S. ultimate Court's choice thus nonetheless impacts the rights and barriers of unfastened speech in schools.  Doreen Rappaport makes use of basic resource fabrics comparable to newspaper articles, letters, and genuine testimony from the trial to inform this tale. Readers use their powers of severe pondering to make up their very own minds concerning the advantages of the case. Award-winning writer Doreen Rappaport is understood for her meticulous learn and compelling writing. Her different books within the StarWalk youngsters Media Library contain residing Dangerously: American ladies Who Risked Their Lives for experience, this faculty isn't White, and The Flight of pink chicken.

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