Poems. Gedichte

Author: Robert Frost

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406627781

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Die Gedichte Robert Frosts (1874–1963) gehören nicht nur zum festen Bestand amerikanischer Lyrik der Moderne, sie haben ihren Platz in der Weltliteratur gefunden. Der vorliegende Band macht den deutschen Lesern die bekanntesten, die kanonisch gewordenen Gedichte von Robert Frost zugänglich wie "Rast am Wald an einem verschneiten Tag" oder "Der nicht genommene Weg". Frost hat sich um einen natürlichen, organischen Sprachfluss bemüht und sich zugleich stets dem freien Vers widersetzt, die Gedichte suchen die Nähe zur gesprochenen Sprache und halten doch an der Besonderheit dichterischer Sprache fest. Die Natur, die äußere und die innere des Menschen, hat Frost fasziniert, der als Farmer gleichzeitig einen unsentimentalen Blick auf sie hatte. Aber auch die menschliche Natur zeigt sich in allen ihren Feinheiten und Brüchen, so Frost, besonders dem Dichter. So ist seine Lyrik in ihrer klassischen Schönheit auch eine Begegnung mit uns selbst.
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Technology, Law, and the Future of Entertainment

Author: William W. Fisher, III

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804763267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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During the past fifteen years, changes in technology have generated an extraordinary array of new ways in which music and movies can be produced and distributed. Both the creators and the consumers of entertainment products stand to benefit enormously from the new systems. Sadly, we have failed thus far to avail ourselves of these opportunities. Instead, much energy has been devoted to interpreting or changing legal rules in hopes of defending older business models against the threats posed by the new technologies. These efforts to plug the multiplying holes in the legal dikes are failing and the entertainment industry has fallen into crisis. This provocative book chronicles how we got into this mess and presents three alternative proposals--each involving a combination of legal reforms and new business models--for how we could get out of it.
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Author: Ann Tatlock

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1441214747

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Eleven-year-old Roz (Rosalind) Anthony and her family have just moved to Mills River, Illinois, to escape an abusive situation. Only days after settling into their new home, they are surprised to find the previous owner, Tillie Monroe, on their front porch reading the newspaper. Though her sons have sold the house and sent her to a facility for the aged, she is determined to die in the place she lived her life, and somehow manages to find her way "home" day after day. Feeling sympathy for the elderly woman, Roz's mother allows Tillie to move back in. Mara Nightingale becomes Roz's first friend in Mills River. In spite of their many differences, the girls discover they have something in common that binds them together--both are hiding secrets. So they make a promise--"cross my heart and hope to die"--never to tell anyone else. When danger stalks the Anthonys, Tillie exhibits unimaginable courage and selfless love in her determination to protect the family she has adopted as her own.
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On Life and Politics

Author: Joe Biden

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588366658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Joe Biden, the author of Promise Me, Dad, tells the story of his extraordinary life and career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama’s beloved, influential vice president. “I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a noble calling.”—Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden has both witnessed and participated in a momentous epoch of American history. In Promises to Keep, Joe Biden reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. With his customary candor and wit, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, with world leaders, and with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life—to work to make people’s lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life’s work as husband, father, and public servant. Promises to Keep is an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who surmounted numerous challenges to become one of our most effective leaders and who refuses to be cynical about politics. It is also a stirring testament to the promise of the United States. Praise for Promises to Keep “A ripping good read . . . Biden is a master storyteller and has stories worth telling.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A compelling personal story.”—The New York Times “Moving . . . [Biden’s] response to tragedy and near death [is] both admirable and likable.”—Salon
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Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0375988726

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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The compendium of creations (SingleEarth, the Bruja guilds, the Midnight empire) intertwine in an exciting, unsettling plot featuring happenings both accidental and deliberate that will forever change the alternate landscape inhabited by vampires, Tristes, shapeshifters et al. It all begins with a wrong turn and a crashed party, and from there it's an epic clash of elements and the promise of more chaos still to come. At the center of the storm is Jay, a young vampire hunter that no one would ever have predicted might be earth's best bet to thwart the rise of a vampire-controlled slave empire called Midnight. Teens will find themselves drawn to Jay, who struggles to prove his worth even while he has his own fears that those who have written him off may be right to do so.
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Author: Ernest W. Michel

Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

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The Holocaust survivor discusses his life and his dedication to the establishment of a Jewish nation
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Author: Genevieve Graham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501142887

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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An enchanting and poignant story about the unfailing power of love in a world turned upside down by war—from the bestselling author of Tides of Honour. Summer 1755, Acadia Young, beautiful Amélie Belliveau lives with her family among the Acadians of Grande Pré, Nova Scotia, content with her life on their idyllic farm. Along with their friends, the neighbouring Mi’kmaq, the community believes they can remain on neutral political ground despite the rising tides of war. But peace can be fragile, and sometimes faith is not enough. When the Acadians refuse to pledge allegiance to the British in their war against the French, the army invades Grande Pré, claims the land, and rips the people from their homes. Amélie’s entire family, alongside the other Acadians, is exiled to ports unknown aboard dilapidated ships. Fortunately, Amélie has made a powerful ally. Having survived his own harrowing experience at the hands of the English, Corporal Connor MacDonnell is a reluctant participant in the British plan to expel the Acadians from their homeland. His sympathy for Amélie gradually evolves into a profound love, and he resolves to help her and her family in any way he can—even if it means treason. As the last warmth of summer fades, more ships arrive to ferry the Acadians away, and Connor is forced to make a decision that will alter the future forever. Heart-wrenching and captivating, Promises to Keep is a gloriously romantic tale of a young couple forced to risk everything amidst the uncertainties of war.
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Author: Jane Peart

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459264649

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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VALERIE COULDN'T AFFORD TO TRUST ANYONE WITH HER SECRETS And though it was hard to resist a man as kind and caring as her new neighbor, Garth, appeared to be, the man was still a stranger, no matter how handsome and friendly. Yet as the summer progressed, and Garth proved to be a gentle and honorable man, she knew she had to find a way to tell him about her past. But would the truth destroy the precious bond that had grown between them?
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A Decade of Federal Enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Author: Marco Bristo

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756707460


Page: 400

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Looks at the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enforcement activities from 1990 to 1999 of 4 key Fed. agencies: the Justice Dept., the EEOC, the Transportation Dept., & the FCC. Reveals that while the Administration has consistently asserted its strong support for the civil rights of people with disabilities, the Fed. agencies charged with enforcement & policy development under ADA have, to varying degrees, been underfunded, overly cautious, reactive, & lacking any coherent & unifying national strategy. In addition, enforce. agencies have not taken leadership roles in clarifying frontierÓ or emergent issues. Provides a blueprint for addressing these shortcomings.
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Author: John Mastandrea

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595169740

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

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Promise To Keep captures the conflicts that arise when Old World values collide head-on with corporate America. What unfolds is Michael Principe’s battle to recapture the company from the evil forces that have besieged it from within. The Corporate America he must combat will remind some of George Orwell’s 1984, complete with high-tech intrusions and the invasions of privacy that have come to fruition during the Information Age. All along, Michael’s Old World values will be put to the test in this corrupt setting. At times he feels like his enemies are too powerful. But then one day, Angela Lamendola magically resurfaces.
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Author: Lilian Harry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409130231

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A powerful and evocative saga - the sequel to A GIRL CALLED THURSDAY. When Thursday Tilford returns to Haslar Hospital after two years serving as a VAD in Egypt, she finds many changes. With the town packed with troops waiting to leave for the Normandy beaches, and Haslar on standby for the wounded, Thursday's thoughts go to the two men who are vying for her heart: Connor Kirkpatrick, the naval doctor she met at Haslar in 1940, and army doctor Mark Sangster, who travelled with her on the troopship to Egypt. Although she longs to keep her promise to Connor, Thursday's feelings for Mark force her to consider the nature of promises and even, in the end, the nature of love itself. It is only as the war ends and she is presented with an ultimatum that she understands the truth about love, about promises - and about herself.
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The Oath in Biblical Narrative

Author: Yael Ziegler

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047433777

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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This book analyzes the pivotal role of the oath in biblical narrative as a literary device in character and plot development. It examines the significance of deviations from standard oath formulae and offers an in-depth analysis of the oaths in the Saul and David narratives.
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Author: Sharon Robinson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338153706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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A warm, intimate portrait of Jackie Robinson, America's sports icon, told from the unique perspective of a unique insider: his only daughter. Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this warm loving biography of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete, a devoted family man and a dedicated civil rights activist. The author explores the fascinating circumstances surrounding Jackie Robinson's breakthrough. She also tells the off-the-field story of Robinson's hard-won victories and the inspiring effect he had on his family, his community. . . his country! Includes never-before-published letters by Jackie Robinson, as well as photos from the Robinson family archives.
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Daily Devotions for Men of Integrity

Author: Nick Harrison

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062309277

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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A powerful new movement is sweeping across America:Christian men are coming together to make a difference in their families, churches, businesses, and communities.They are helping one another acknowledge a deep-seated need and hunger for spiritual nourishment and Christian fellowship. They are "sharpening" one another's understanding of what it means to be a man today. The first book of daily meditations created expressly for men in search of spirituality, Promises to Keep draws together the words of hundreds of prominent Christian authors and leaders. Offering inspiration and motivation, this little treasure provides the spiritual dimensions lacking in the lives of so many and proves that men can be strong and tender, can lead without tyranny, can be authoritative without arrogance, and can have relationships with each other that are full of meaning, insight, and even love.
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Author: Paul Langan

Publisher: Townsend Press

ISBN: 1591943035

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

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No one likes Tyray Hobbs. Once a feared bully, he’s become an outcast. At Bluford High, his peers taunt him for how he treated them. At home, his parents punish him for the trouble he’s caused. Unable to escape his reputation or his past, Tyray is desperate. And when an unlikely friendship develops, he clings to it like a lifeline. Now that connection is threatened, and Tyray faces his toughest decision yet. Will his next move lead him to ruin or redemption—or both?
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Author: Sharon Robinson

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780439678759

Category: African American baseball players

Page: 64

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A biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the major leagues, as told by his daughter.
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Decline and Renewal of Marriage in America

Author: David Popenoe,Jean Bethke Elshtain,David Blankenhorn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847682317

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

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This collection of essays by prominent lawyers, theologians, social scientists, policy makers, and activists examines the reasons why the once treasured institution of marriage has been steadily displaced by a culture of divorce and unwed parenthood. Promises to Keep presents the full text of The Council on Families in America's 1995 investigation, Marriage in America: A Report to the Nation, and the contributors provide suggestions for marital resurrection to counteract trends that have created tragic hardships for children, generated poverty within families, and burdened us with insupportable social costs. Sponsored by The Institute for American Values.
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Author: Susan Crandall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446540080

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Molly Boudreau--the younger sister of Lilly from "The Road Home"--has finally become a doctor, but feels there's a hole in her life. When she promises to help a young, frightened pregnant woman, Molly's life completely changes. Original.
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Cultural Studies, Democratic Education, and Public Life

Author: Greg Dimitriadis,Dennis Carlson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415944748

Category: Education

Page: 316

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This book takes a serious look at the erosion of democratic public life and public education, and offers directions for re-imagining, re-designing, and re-inventing the current system. Bridging the disciplines of film studies, postcolonial studies, curriculum theory, and politics, these essays suggest new possibilities for curriculum, and shed new light on what shape public education could take in coming decades.
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The United States Since World War II

Author: Paul S. Boyer

Publisher: D C Heath & Company


Category: History

Page: 533

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This challenging and motivating text presents the experience of the U.S. in World War II as a backdrop for understanding recent developments and events in American history. Four principal interwoven themes trace 1) the pervasive impact of the Cold War, 2) the effects of social-protest movements among African-Americans, women, and other groups, 3) the sources and impact of economic, demographic, and cultural changes, and 4) a thorough examination of politics.
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