Manchu Decadence: The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny by Edmund Trelawny Backhouse,Derek Sandhaus

By Edmund Trelawny Backhouse,Derek Sandhaus

In 1898 a tender Englishman walked right into a gay brothel in Peking and commenced a trip that he claims took him the entire strategy to the bedchamber of imperial China’s final nice ruler, the Empress Dowager Tz’u Hsi. the guy was once Sir Edmund Backhouse, and his debatable memoirs, Décadence Mandchoue, have been released for the 1st time via Earnshaw Books in 2011. This variation, renamed Manchu Decadence, is abridged and unexpurgated, that means that it specializes in the main remarkable and precious components of Backhouse’s narrative. Backhouse used to be a skilled sinologist, and his ebook offers a different and stunning glimpse into the hidden international of China’s imperial palace, with its rampant corruption, grand conspiracies and uninhibited sexuality.

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Padre Pio's Spiritual Direction for Every Day by Gianluigi Pasquale,Marsha Daigle-Williamson

By Gianluigi Pasquale,Marsha Daigle-Williamson

Translated from the Italian, here's a really good number of 365 letters written via Padre Pio, supplying non secular knowledge and suggestion to either laypeople and clergymen. a few of the letters also are among Padre Pio and his personal religious administrators, supplying a different window into the non secular lifestyles and struggles of this liked modern saint. For somebody who's trying to develop in religion and devotion to God, it is a booklet to take advantage of all year long.

About the Author
GIANLUIGI PASQUALE is a Capuchin of the Veneto, Italy Province. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Gregorian collage in Rome and a doctorate in philosophy from the Universite degli Studi Ca Foscari in Venice. he's a professor on the Lateran Pontifical college in Rome and on the Theological learn middle in Venice, of which he's additionally president. He lives in Venice, Italy.

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Fernnahe Liebe: Niklaus und Dorothea von Flüe (German by Nikolaus Kuster,Nadia Rudolf von Rohr

By Nikolaus Kuster,Nadia Rudolf von Rohr

Niklaus von Flüe, der Nationalheilige der Schweiz, ist undenkbar ohne Dorothea, seine starke Frau, mit der er gern "zu Tanze ging" und mit der er seinen Weg gemeinsam errungen hat.
Dieses Buch lässt Dorothea sprechen. Sie erzählt vom Leben einer großen Bauernfamilie in der Zentralschweiz im 15. Jahrhundert, von 20 glücklichen Ehejahren, von Niklaus' überraschender Lebenswende mit 50 und von ihrem eigenen Werden.
Dabei zeigt sich das Bild zweier kantiger Persönlichkeiten und ihrer Lebenswege, die sich verbunden haben und die trotz Trennung untrennbar geblieben sind. So geht es nicht nur um Mystik und Politik des Heiligen, sondern ebenso um eine Ehe- und Liebesgeschichte, die um Verantwortung, Bindung und Freiheit weiß.

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Among the Ruins: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Catholic by Paul L. Williams

By Paul L. Williams

This serious overview of the Roman Catholic Church because the pivotal adjustments initiated within the Nineteen Sixties by way of Vatican II paints a anxious photograph of decline and corruption. Dr. Paul L. Williams, a self-professed Tridentine or traditionalist Catholic, strains a number of the elements that experience brought on the Church to endure cataclysmic losses in all features of its lifestyles and worship in fresh many years. Williams illustrates the decline with telling data displaying the stark distinction among the strong variety of clergy contributors, parishes, faculties, and lively church-going Catholics in 1965 as opposed to the relatively paltry quantity this present day.

The writer is very severe of Popes Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis for directing the church to date clear of its conventional teachings and for an absence of oversight that allowed corruption to fester. Symptomatic of this failure of management are the hot pedophilia scandals, the continued monetary corruption, a homosexual prostitution ring contained in the Vatican, and felony investigations of connections among the Holy See and arranged crime.

This unflinching critique from a faithful, lifelong Catholic is a wakeup name to all Catholics to revive their church to its former degrees of ethical management and influence.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Refugee from Heaven by Cora Evans

By Cora Evans

The Refugee from Heaven is the best tale ever recognized. Cora Evans recounts the lifetime of Jesus Christ as an eyewitness, starting with the 1st assembly among Jesus and Peter, at the shorelines of Mount Carmel Bay. With bright aspect and discussion, this certain account breathes new lifestyles into recognized figures of the Gospels. Readers achieve startling insights into Mary of Magdala's conversion, Herod's ferocious character, and John the Baptist's braveness. event the awe of the disciples within the top Room on the final Supper, and stand within the holy sepulcher for the time being of the Resurrection. With a ebook that's absolute to renew appreciation for the loving center of Jesus, the writer has created an everlasting masterpiece.

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See How She Loves Us: 50 Approved Apparitions of Our Lady by Joan Carroll Cruz

By Joan Carroll Cruz

Mary has made herself all to all, and opens her merciful center to all, that each one may well obtain of her fullness; the ailing, future health; these in disorder, convenience; the sinner, pardon; and God, glory. St. Bernard (1090 1153) See How She Loves Us is an awesome selection of authorized apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Ranging throughout twenty-three nations and millennia the visions chronicled the following convey Mary's deep love for mankind, her Son, and the Church. Joan Carroll Cruz has meticulously researched fifty apparitions of Our girl. detect lesser identified apparitions like Our girl of los angeles Vang in Vietnam and Our woman of Las Lajas in Columbia, and study extra in regards to the visions of Mary at Fatima, Lourdes, and Guadalupe. licensed through the neighborhood bishops or the Vatican, those miracles express Mary's nice love for guy, her consistent intercession on our behalf, and her function as protector of the Church. ideal for Catholics and non-Catholics alike, "See How She Loves Us" sheds gentle at the many mysteries of the Catholic Church and Catholics love for the Blessed Mother.

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Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory by Lisa Yoneyama

By Lisa Yoneyama

Remembering Hiroshima, the town obliterated by means of the world's first nuclear assault, has been a classy and extremely politicized technique, as we study from Lisa Yoneyama's delicate research of the "dialectics of memory." She explores unconventional texts and dimensions of tradition concerned about constituting Hiroshima memories—including background textbook controversies, discourses at the city's tourism and concrete renewal initiatives, campaigns to maintain atomic ruins, survivors' testimonial practices, ethnic Koreans' narratives on jap colonialism, and the feminized discourse on peace—in order to light up the politics of information concerning the earlier and current. within the method battles over stories were expressed as fabric struggles over the cityscape itself, we see that now not all proportion the dominant remembering of Hiroshima's catastrophe, with its specific experience of pastness, nostalgia, and modernity. The politics of remembering, in Yoneyama's research, is constituted by way of a number of and contradictory senses of time, house, and positionality, components which were profoundly conditioned through past due capitalism and intensifying know-how of post-Cold conflict and postcolonial realities.

Hiroshima Traces, in addition to clarifying the discourse surrounding this unforgotten disaster, displays on questions that accompany any makes an attempt to get well marginalized or silenced reports. At a time whilst ancient thoughts around the world seem at the same time threatening and at risk of obliteration, Yoneyama asks how acts of remembrance can serve the reason for wisdom with no being co-opted and disadvantaged in their unsettling, self-critical qualities.

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Valley of Death: The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu That Led by Ted Morgan

By Ted Morgan

Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Ted Morgan has now written a wealthy and definitive account of the fateful conflict that ended French rule in Indochina—and led inexorably to America’s Vietnam conflict. Dien Bien Phu was once a distant valley at the border of Laos alongside an easy rural alternate course. however it might even be the place an excellent eu energy fell to an underestimated rebel military and misplaced keep watch over of a very important colony. Valley of Death is the untold tale of the 1954 conflict that, in six weeks, replaced the process history.

A veteran of the French military, Ted Morgan has made use of specific firsthand stories to create the main entire and dramatic telling of the clash ever written. this is the background of the Vietminh liberation movement’s uprising opposed to French profession after global battle II and its progress as an adversary, ultimately sponsored by way of Communist China. the following too is the ill-fated French plan to construct a base in Dien Bien Phu and draw the Vietminh right into a debilitating defeat—which in its place resulted in the Europeans being encircled within the surrounding hills, besieged through heavy artillery, overrun, and defeated.

    Making professional use of lately unearthed or published details, Morgan finds the interior workings of the yankee attempt to assist France, with Eisenhower secretly disdainful of the French attempt and prophetically frightened that “no army victory was once attainable in that kind of theater.” Morgan paints indelible pictures of all of the significant avid gamers, from Henri Navarre, head of the French Union forces, a inflexible specialist unprepared for an enemy fortified via rice carried on bicycles, to his commander, common Christian de Castries, a privileged, miscast cavalry officer, and common Vo Nguyen Giap, a grasp of guerrilla war figuring out of a one-room hut at the facet of a hill. such a lot devastatingly, Morgan units the level for the Vietnam quagmire that was once to come.

    beautifully researched and powerfully written, Valley of Death is the crowning success of an writer whose paintings has continuously been as compulsively readable because it is important.
 

From the Hardcover edition.

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Battle of Surigao Strait (Twentieth-Century Battles) by Anthony P. Tully

By Anthony P. Tully

Surigao Strait within the Philippine Islands was once the scene of a massive battleship duel in the course of the conflict of Leyte Gulf. as the conflict was once fought at evening and had few survivors at the eastern part, the occasions of that naval engagement were handed down in garbled bills. Anthony P. Tully pulls jointly all the latest documentary fabric, together with newly found debts and a cautious research of U.S. army motion experiences, to create a brand new and extra designated description of the motion. in different respects, Tully's narrative differs appreciably from the acquired models and represents a tremendous old corrective. additionally incorporated within the booklet are a few formerly unpublished photos and charts that deliver a clean viewpoint to the battle.

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