Tangled Destinies

Tangled Destinies Author Don M. Coerver
ISBN-10 0826321178
Year 1999
Pages 289
Language en
Publisher UNM Press
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An imbalance of power and a sense of unresolved tension have long plagued relations between the United States and Latin America. This book offers an important new synthesis of that complex relationship by studying how actions and policies of the United States have been interpreted and played out in Latin America. Beginning with the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, the United States unilaterally asserted its right to protect the hemisphere against foreign intervention. But what began as a policy boldly proclaiming hemispheric security soon led to direct intervention by the United States in political, economic, and military matters throughout Latin America. Meddling by the United States resulted in deep-seated antagonisms that have adversely impacted U.S.-Latin American relations for over 150 years. Don Coerver and Linda Hall draw on their expertise in modern Latin American history to present U.S. policies in light of their impact on these countries. They help readers understand the issues that have defined and divided nations of the Western Hemisphere from the 1820s to the present. Events since 1940 are the focus of more than half the book, including the Cuban Revolution and missile crisis; negotiations in the 1970s over turnover of the Panama Canal; wars in Central America in the 1980s; and in the 1990s, the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on relations with Mexico and the effects of the so-called war on drugs throughout the Americas.

National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia Author Dimity Reed
ISBN-10 1876907398
Year 2002
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Images Publishing
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The book features the stunning photography of John Gollings. An exciting celebration of the latest creation of the National Museum of Australia, illustrated in full colour with superb graphics, by vivid, one of Australia's new and cutting edge graphic design studios.

Tangled Destinies

Tangled Destinies Author Sara Wood
ISBN-10 9781459276055
Year 2011-07-15
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harlequin
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DESTINY "Perhaps I'm not your brother after all…" Those words bewildered Tanya. How could István be anything else? Growing up with him in a Devonshire vicarage, she'd idolized him—until her discovery that he'd seduced her best friend, with tragic consequences. Now, four years on, they were in Hungary for an emotional family wedding, and István expected Tanya to listen to his side of the story—and accept that the only man she'd ever loved suddenly wasn't out of bounds…. DESTINY A captivating new trilogy from Sara Wood, Tanya, Mariann and Suzanne—three sisters—each have a date with DESTINY Harlequin Presents: you'll want to know what happens next!

Tangled Destinies

Tangled Destinies Author Diana Palmer
ISBN-10 9781488020018
Year 2017-09-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher HQN Books
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Passion and danger collide in a breathless story from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer. Saved from an abduction and unthinkable harm, Gabrielle Bennett owed her life to her rescuer. Marc Stephano, a stranger from the sketchy shadows of town, could've asked for money. Instead he introduced her to desire and claimed her completely—then he broke her heart. Older, wiser and now a top New York model, Gabrielle is prepared for anything—except Marc's reemergence into her life. It's a merciless trick of fate. A successful, self-made millionaire, he's as powerful as ever, but can Gabrielle forgive and forget—in the name of love?

Tangled Destinies

Tangled Destinies Author Johanna Garrison
ISBN-10 1890900931
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Insight Publishing Group
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"If God really loved me, why did this happen?" Have you ever felt that way? Henk certainly did after his father was a victim of the Holocaust and his mother and sister were killed in a bombing raid later described as a mistake. Clenching his fist toward the sky, he cursed God. Jan, raised in Indonesia by a Chinese couple who worshipped Buddha and practiced witchcraft, met Henk after he left Holland as a member of the Royal Dutch Army and was wounded during a revolution. Their marriage was improbable, their life together truly a clash of two cultures-tangled destinies! But when something appears hopeless, miracles can happen! Johanna Garrison shares the captivating story of her parents: the wonders and woes of their marriage, an unlikely path to Christ, and a journey that brings them to America. But just when everything seems wonderful, tragedy strikes again. Their hope-filled story will inspire you to conquer adversity, walk in forgiveness, and become a victor instead of a victim. "I urge you to keep some tissue with you as you read this book. There are moments when you will cry over the adversity described, and then later you will cry with joy over what the Lord did. You will read of trial and tragedy, but you will also experience miracles of God's grace and power. Tangled Destinies is not fiction-it's the real story of how God is always for us, even when life turns against us!" -Dr. George O. Wood. General Superintendent, Assemblies of God. Johanna Garrison has served as a teacher, administrator, conference speaker, and mentor. She is a graduate of Evangel University. In addition, she has partnered with her husband, Alton, in multiple ministry positions including evangelist and pastor as well as serving with him in his offices as Executive Director of U.S. Missions and Assistant General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God. The Garrisons have one daughter, Lizette. They reside in southwest Missouri.

Tangled Destinies

Tangled Destinies Author Nicola Cornick
ISBN-10 9781552547366
Year 2006-12-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher HQN Books
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Justin Ballenger was jilted by Shelby Jacobs, privileged daughter of the Jacobsville fortune, for a wealthy playboy. After six resentful years, Shelby returned, penniless and alone. It was Justin's turn to sneer, but honor wouldn't allow it. He was sure he could never trust her again, but that old flame burned hotter than a three-alarm brush fi re--and Shelby had a secret that only fanned the fl ames.

Improbable Destinies

Improbable Destinies Author Jonathan B. Losos
ISBN-10 9780399184932
Year 2017-08-08
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A major new work overturning our assumptions about how evolution works Earth’s natural history is full of fascinating instances of convergence: phenomena like eyes and wings and tree-climbing lizards that have evolved independently, multiple times. But evolutionary biologists also point out many examples of contingency, cases where the tiniest change—a random mutation or an ancient butterfly sneeze—caused evolution to take a completely different course. What role does each force really play in the constantly changing natural world? Are the plants and animals that exist today, and we humans ourselves, inevitabilities or evolutionary freaks? And what does that say about life on other planets? Jonathan Losos reveals what the latest breakthroughs in evolutionary biology can tell us about one of the greatest ongoing debates in science. He takes us around the globe to meet the researchers who are solving the deepest mysteries of life on Earth through their work in experimental evolutionary science. Losos himself is one of the leaders in this exciting new field, and he illustrates how experiments with guppies, fruit flies, bacteria, foxes, and field mice, along with his own work with anole lizards on Caribbean islands, are rewinding the tape of life to reveal just how rapid and predictable evolution can be. Improbable Destinies will change the way we think and talk about evolution. Losos's insights into natural selection and evolutionary change have far-reaching applications for protecting ecosystems, securing our food supply, and fighting off harmful viruses and bacteria. This compelling narrative offers a new understanding of ourselves and our role in the natural world and the cosmos.

The Land Between Two Rivers

The Land Between Two Rivers Author R.a. Wilson
ISBN-10 9781477283790
Year 2013-01
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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Four strangers fighting in the Iraq War find their lives intertwine and their fates forever changed when they collide in a string of events in the northern Iraq city of Mosul. A newcomer to the bloodshed in Iraq, Jeremiah must find a way to make sense of the violent conflict his country has thrust him into. What he finds may make or break his future as an American soldier. Following the tragic death of his brother, Juma can t stand the thought of continuing on with the status quo of life before. Placing blame on the Americans in his country, he starts down a path that affects everyone around him. Coping with the kidnapping of his best friend and fellow police officer, Ali finds himself going above and beyond to fight for the future of his family and his country. Abu-Zah ara always knew he would fight jihad, but he never knew he would be leading his closest friends against the occupation of his own country. Can they find a way out of the tangled destinies which have them holding knives at each other s throats?

Cinema of Outsiders

Cinema of Outsiders Author Emanuel Levy
ISBN-10 9780814752890
Year 1999-09-01
Pages 601
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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A Los Angeles Times Bestseller The most important development in American culture of the last two decades is the emergence of independent cinema as a viable alternative to Hollywood. Indeed, while Hollywood's studios devote much of their time and energy to churning out big-budget, star-studded event movies, a renegade independent cinema that challenges mainstream fare continues to flourish with strong critical support and loyal audiences. Cinema of Outsiders is the first and only comprehensive chronicle of contemporary independent movies from the late 1970s up to the present. From the hip, audacious early works of maverick David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, and Spike Lee, to the contemporary Oscar-winning success of indie dynamos, such as the Coen brothers (Fargo), Quentin Tarentino (Pulp Fiction), and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Levy describes in a lucid and accessible manner the innovation and diversity of American indies in theme, sensibility, and style. Documenting the socio-economic, political and artistic forces that led to the rise of American independent film, Cinema of Outsiders depicts the pivotal role of indie guru Robert Redford and his Sundance Film Festival in creating a showcase for indies, the function of film schools in supplying talent, and the continuous tension between indies and Hollywood as two distinct industries with their own structure, finance, talent and audience. Levy describes the major cycles in the indie film movement: regional cinema, the New York school of film, African-American, Asian American, gay and lesbian, and movies made by women. Based on exhaustive research of over 1,000 movies made between 1977 and 1999, Levy evaluates some 200 quintessential indies, including Choose Me, Stranger Than Paradise, Blood Simple, Blue Velvet, Desperately Seeking Susan, Slacker, Poison, Reservoir Dogs, Gas Food Lodging, Menace II Society, Clerks, In the Company of Men, Chasing Amy, The Apostle, The Opposite of Sex, and Happiness. Cinema of Outsiders reveals the artistic and political impact of bold and provocative independent movies in displaying the cinema of "outsiders"-the cinema of the "other America."

True Colors

True Colors Author Diana Palmer
ISBN-10 9781459247017
Year 2012-06-15
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harlequin
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She came to take his company…but would she lose her heart instead? Meredith Ashe thought her heart was broken when Cy Harden's family ran her out of town as a scared teenager, penniless and pregnant. Now, stronger and wiser, she's back, but this time as the poised, powerful head of a multinational corporation—and she's planning a hostile takeover of Harden Properties. Cy doesn't know the secrets Meredith is hiding, and she has no intention of telling him. She plans to let him think she's the same shy girl he abandoned years ago..but she hasn't counted on the way her body still thrills to his touch. And when Meredith begins to fall for Cy all over again…even her carefully made plans can't protect her.