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Messiah
George Frideric Handel

Empire Books, 2013

“Messiah” is an oratorio celebrating the glory of God. Composed in 1741 by a master of baroque polyphony, its initial reception was surprisingly modest. Today, however, Handel’s “Messiah” is one of the most famous and often-performed choral works in the Western canon.
  
  











  



  
Thoughts for Young Men
J.C. Ryle

Empire Books, 2013

“Youth is the time when our passions are strongest—and like unruly children, cry most loudly for indulgence.” Thus is the love of pleasure one of the greatest temptations to young men—others include pride and thoughtlessness. J. C. Ryle’s “Thoughts for Young Men” enumerates the many moral dangers that beset young men, and offers instruction and advice upon how to resist these dangers.
  
  











  



  
An Ideal Husband
Oscar Wilde

Empire Books, 2013

This comedy from Oscar Wilde explores a variety of themes, including honor, corruption, and blackmail. It tells the story of Sir Robert Chiltern, a Londoner who finds himself caught between the machinations of his wife and her childhood rival, Mrs. Cheveley. Ensnared by Mrs. Cheveley s ill-timed blackmail plot concerning their illicit family fortune, Robert discovers how difficult it can be to maintain appearances in this hilarious comedy of ...
  
  











  



  
Masterclass Karate: Kicking Techniques
Michael R. Berger

Empire Books, 2007

About this bookKeri-waza, or kicking techniques, comprise about half of the arsenal in karate. Perhaps of more importance, being that the legs are far superior in both strength and reach to the arms, neglecting the proper development of kicking can result only in a partial development of the art, and thus in obvious ultimate defeat. The proper use of kicking opens a full array of possibilities in both offensive and defensive maneuvers. When the ...
  
  











  



  
Jeet Kune Do Conversations
Jose M. Fraguas

Empire Books, 2006

Bruce Lee was the first, and still the greatest, martial arts star of all time. But aside from his persona as an actor and performer, he was also one of the greatest fighters who ever lived. This book is an intimate look at Bruce Lee - the man, the martial artist, the teacher, and the performer. Bruce Lee's fears, aspirations, his genius and his frailties are revealed by those who knew him best - from students and friends who were with him ...
  
  











  



  
Fading in Darkness: Empire of Blood Book Two (A Dystopian Vampire Novel)

Empire of Blood Books, 2014

In this second installment in the Empire of Blood dystopian trilogy, Hank Evans is headed back to Necropolis, but this time he won't be running for his life... or will he? Tensions between the American Empire and the vampires of Necropolis have risen to an all time high. With the Emperor threatening Toby's life, Hank's new position as the mediator has just been unofficially upgraded to Imperial spy. But his internal hunger for revenge and ...
  
  











  



  
Karate: The Endless Quest
William J. Dometrich

Empire Books, 2007

About this bookThe publication of this book marks the first time that Hanshi Dometrichi's story is being widely told. Students of all karate styles can now get a glimpse of what it was like to train directly under one of the old masters of karate-do. Chitose O-Sensei was one of the most important architects of modern karate-do during a key time in its development, and without knowing why, William J. Dometrich was accepted as his first ...
  
  











  



  
Bruised Reed

Empire Books, 0010
  
  











  



  
Regards from the Dragon: Seattle
Taky Kimura, Tony Massengill

Empire Books, 2009

Book by Kimura, Taky, Massengill, Tony
  
  











  



  
Karate Masters
Jose Fraguas

Empire Books, 2006

Karate is one of the most popular martial arts in the world. With roots in China that led to the development of shorin-ryu and shorei-ryu in Okinawa, and from there migrating to Japan where it evolved into shotokan, shito-ryu, wado ryu and gojo ryu, karate has a colorful past. Through interviews with karate pioneers such as Osamu Ozawa, Hirokazu Kanazawa, Fumio Demura, Minobu Miki, Morio Higaonna and Hidetaka Nishiyama, the many threads of ...
  
  











  



  
Through the Mindhole: A Novelette of Supernatural and Psychological Suspense

Empire of Blood Books, 2014

Through the cracks in space and time, That exist within the mind, There are other worlds than these. Through the slates of slumber’s gates, I slipped between and now I see, There are other me’s than me. When FBI agent Chad Nelson catches up with the only suspect in a string of disturbing serial murders, the strange man he's been chasing uses a power beyond Nelson's imagination to send him somewhere... else. And when he wakes ...
  
  











  



  
Land of the Senecas (Arch Merrill's New York)
Arch Merrill

Empire State Books, 1986

From back cover - The Land of the Senecas, known to the red men as Nun-da-wag-ga, was a natural paradise, and so entrancing in its qualities that the soldier and settler, once having seen it, was eager to possess it. The Senecas of today, whether upon still smaller reservations or as workers in towns and cities have become reconciled and now eagerly seek to do their part as constructive citizens. (Description by http-mart)
  
  











  



  
The White Woman and Her Valley
Arch Merrill

Empire State Books, 1987

Presents stories of the people and events of the Genesee River Valley in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  
  











  



  
Beautiful Joe
Marshall Saunders

Empire Books, 2013

Margaret Marshall Saunders s fictionalized account of Beautiful Joe, a real-life dog abused by his owner and eventually saved by her sister-in-law s father, is a classic literary plea to end animal cruelty. Through the dog s point-of-view, Beautiful Joe teaches readers of all ages the importance of, and often overlooked, everyday values such as kindness, compassion, and humanity. A timeless masterpiece, Beautiful Joe pleads with readers to ...
  
  











  



  
Kung-Fu Masters
Jose M. Fraguas

Empire Books, 2007

About this bookKung Fu is one of the most popular yet mysterious martial arts in the world. Now for the first time, interviews with the world's top Kung Fu masters have been gathered together in one master series. Through conversations with historical figures such as Wong Shun Leung, Brendan Lai and Ark Y. Wong, and numerous current wolrd-class masters such as Buck Sam Kong, William Cheung, Doc Fai Wong, Adam Hsu and Yang Jwing Ming, the many ...
  
  











  



  
Shotokan Masters: In Their Own Words
Jose Fraguas

Empire Books, 2006
  
  











  



  
Brave boys of old Fort Ticonderoga
Carroll Vincent Lonergan

Empire State Books, 1987

In 1777, two teenage brothers join the revolutionary forces and participate in the decisive British defeat at the battle of Saratoga.
  
  











  



  
The Ostrich Farmer
C R Preston

Empire State Books, 2012

In the second book of this series, Leborio Borzelini sets on a journey through Africa to find the estate he’s inherited and become a celebrated landowner and diamond magnate. But his dreams may yet again be larger than his means. In the company of new friends and a few old friends, the former Spanish guru confronts his true nature in the heart of the Gabonese jungle. Will Leborio always land on his feet, or will his offences finally catch up ...
  
  











  



  
Mastering Wushu
Jiang Bangjun, Emilio Alpanseque

Empire Books, 2008

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