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Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America
Kirk Savage

Princeton University Press, 1999

The United States of America originated as a slave society, holding millions of Africans and their descendants in bondage, and remained so until a civil war took the lives of a half million soldiers, some once slaves themselves . Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves explores how that history of slavery and its violent end was told in public space--specifically in the sculptural monuments that increasingly came to dominate streets, parks, and town ...


Standing Stones, 2014

Standing Stones is an evocative novel of 19th Century Scotland, seen through the challenges faced by one family of fishermen – the McDonnells. Mac McDonnell’s traditional way of life is challenged when Lord Gordon lays claim to Westness, his new estate on their island home. Lord Gordon plans to modernize the island by replacing farmers and fishermen with sheep. Quick to protect others, Mac leads protests – despite the impact his ...


Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child's Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce
Tamara Schmitz

Price Stern Sloan, 2008

Addison is a regular kid whose parents are going through a divorce, but he knows that no matter what happens, his parents will always love him. The text in this beautifully illustrated picture book is inspiring, gentle, and uplifting, and teaches kids that having two homes to live in can be just as great as having two strong feet to stand on.


Last Wolf Standing (#7, The Mystic Wolves)

Blushing Heart Press, 2014

LAST WOLF STANDING, the next stunning installment in the bestselling paranormal romance Mystic Wolves series. “In the space between breaths, Mason’s world forever altered and my heart broke for him. Once again, he was being called to face the refiner’s fire. Only time would tell if he’d survive it, this time, unscathed.” War has come to the Mystic Wolves Pack—one that brings the supernatural community together in the desperate ...


Left (Still Standing, #1), 2013

Because of the subject matter and the sexual content, this book is recommended for mature readers. Your own two feet are all you have when you've been left. A naive Baylee loves Colt, her boyfriend of four years, more than she ever thought possible. After a little snooping, she's convinced she's well on her way toward hearing an once-in-a-lifetime proposal and starring in the wedding-of-the-year event. Instead, she's blind-sighted by a very ...


Dancing Standing Still: Healing the World from a Place of Prayer; A New Edition of A Lever and a Place to ...
Richard Rohr

Paulist Press, 2014

Now in a new edition, this thought-provoking book by popular author Richard Rohr offers a critique of religion as a system that often creates an alternative pious world without really challenging oppression, materialism, and sectarianism in our modern world. Religion, he says, without this contemplative stance is often part of the problem. Drawing from Jesus parable of the rich man, Rohr believes that religion can only rediscover itself as a ...


Standing Room Only: Marketing Insights for Engaging Performing Arts Audiences
Joanne Scheff Bernstein

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

If you are a performing arts manager, marketer, educator, student, board member, or consultant, you will find this book indispensable. Standing Room Only is a comprehensive, newly revised, and up-to-date sourcebook of marketing strategies and techniques for theater, music, dance, and opera organizations. It presents the ideas and information you need to attract and engage current and potential customers effectively and efficiently today and ...


Yoga Mat Companion 1: Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses
Ray Long

Bandha Yoga, 2010

Master the science behind Vinyasa Flow and the standing poses of Hatha Yoga. Dr. Ray Long guides you on a visual narrative through the anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology of this ancient art, decoding each pose along the way. The Mat Companion series provides you with beautifully illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to use scientific principles to obtain the maximum benefit from your practice. Each book includes the Bandha Yoga ...


Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Steve Martin

Scribner, 2008

The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of 2007 by Time and Entertainment Weekly . In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of “why I did stand-up and why I walked away.” ...


Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes
Gordon B. Hinckley

Harmony, 2001

In this national bestseller, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, has created a classic look at the values that can change our world--and how to stand up for them. Drawing on anecdotes from his much-admired life of faith and service, as well as examples from American culture today, he examines ten virtues that have always illuminated the path to a better world: love, honesty, morality, civility, ...


My People the Sioux, New Edition
Luther Standing Bear

Bison Books, 2006

When it was first published in 1928, Luther Standing Bear's autobiographical account of his tribe and tribesmen was hailed by Van Wyck Brooks as “one of the most engaging and veracious we have ever had.” It remains a landmark in Indian literature, among the first books about Indians written from the Indian point of view by an Indian. Born in the 1860s, the son of a Lakota chief, Standing Bear was in the first class at Carlisle Indian School, ...


Standing in Another Man's Grave (Inspector Rebus)
Ian Rankin

Back Bay Books, 2013

"Thrilling...Rebus returns-and welcome." ( Kirkus Reviews ) For more than ten years, Nina Hazlitt feared the worst about her daughter's disappearance. The police investigation ground to a halt long ago, and her pleas to the cold case department go unheard. Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus. Two more women have gone missing from the same road where Sally Hazlitt was last seen, and Rebus senses a ...


Standing by Words: Essays
Wendell Berry

Counterpoint, 2011

“If we fail to do what is required and if we do what is forbidden, we exclude ourselves from the mercy of Nature; we destroy our place, or we are exiled from it.” The essays of Wendell Berry are an extended conversation about the life he values; sustainable agriculture, a connection to place, the miracle of life, and the interconnectedness of all things. The existence of this life is dependent on our devotion to preserving it, an emotional ...


Standing in the Council of the Lord
Carlton Kenney

MorningStar Publications, 2002

"This should simply be required reading for anyone called to the prophetic ministry, or to shepherd those who are. There are not more than a handful of books that I have read more than once, but this one I intend to read again on a regular basis" - Rick Joyner


Standing Firm in These Last Days: 1 & 2 Thessalonians (The New Inductive Study Series)
Kay Arthur

Harvest House Publishers, 2002

Jesus is coming soon! Many Christians feel inadequate and worry about this event. By delving into and applying the wisdom the apostle Paul shares with the Thessalonians, they can become confident in their walk with God.


Standing on the Promises: A Handbook of Biblical Childrearing
Douglas Wilson

Canon Press, 1997

God has designed each family to be a culture—with a language, customs, traditions, and countless unspoken assumptions. The culture of the family intimately shapes the children who grow up in it. It is the duty of the father to ensure that the shaping takes place according to biblical wisdom. Some fathers establish a rebellious culture for their children and bring upon their children the wrath of God, sometimes for generations. Other fathers ...


Standing at Armageddon: A Grassroots History of the Progressive Era
Nell Irvin Painter

W. W. Norton & Company, 2008

"A consistently engrossing, occasionally irreverent, always smoothly written history of America's painful entry into the modern age."— Kirkus Reviews Standing at Armageddon is a comprehensive and lively historical account of America's shift from a rural and agrarian society to an urban and industrial society. Nell Irvin Painter will be featured in the PBS multipart series The Progressive Era with Bill Moyers, which coincides with the ...


Last Man Standing
David Baldacci

Grand Central Publishing, 2001

Web London roars into a dark alley one night with his FBI Hostage Rescue Team. Seconds later, the team is ambushed and every man is dead-except Web. As the FBI conducts their investigation, the suspicion surrounding Web deepens. Now, he needs help from an unlikely ally in his desperate search for the killer of his friends, and finds himself up against a force determined to finish the job that began in the alley-killing the seventh and sole ...


Standing at the Scratch Line: A Novel (Strivers Row)
Guy Johnson

Villard, 2001

Raised in the steamy bayous of New Orleans in the early 1900s, LeRoi "King" Tremain, caught up in his family's ongoing feud with the rival DuMont family, learns to fight. But when the teenage King mistakenly kills two white deputies during a botched raid on the DuMonts, the Tremains' fear of reprisal forces King to flee Louisiana. King thus embarks on an adventure that first takes him to France, where he fights in World War I as a member of ...


Russell Wilson: Standing Tall
Art Thiel, Steve Rudman, ...

Triumph Books, 2014

Few took notice when the Seattle Seahawks selected Russell Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Despite Wilson’s accomplishments at the college level, few experts predicted success for the sub-6-foot signal caller. Two years later, Wilson and the Seahawks were Super Bowl champions. With Seattle’s triumph in Super Bowl XLVIII, Wilson set the NFL record for most wins in a quarterback’s first two seasons. In this commemorative ...



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