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In Vain

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"In Vain" by Henryk Sienkiewicz (translated by Jeremiah Curtin). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Vain Rhetoric

Vain Rhetoric Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gary D. Salyer
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567644545
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The Book of Ecclesiastes, like many ancient and modern first-person discourses, generates ambivalent responses in its readers. The book's rhetorical strategy produces both acceptance of, and suspicion towards, the major positions argued by the author. 'Vain rhetoric' aptly describes the persuasive and dissuasive properties of the narrator's peculiar characterization. It also describes how the Book of Ecclesiates, with its abundant use of rhetorical questions, constant gapping techniques, and other strategies from the arsenal of ambiguity, is a stunning testimony to the power of the various strategies of indirection to communicate to the reader something of his or her own rhetorical liabilities and limitations, as well as those of the religious community in general.

Love in Vain

Love in Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. M. Dupont
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571328849
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From 'Crossroads Blues' to 'Sweet Home Chicago', 'Hellhound on My Trail' to 'Come On In My Kitchen', Robert Johnson wrote some of the most enduring and formative songs of the original blues era, songs that would go on to help shape the birth of rock'n'roll in the 1960s. Beloved of Clapton, Dylan and the Stones, Robert Johnson remains one of the most iconic and mythologised figures in popular music (and the first of many to die at the age of 27). Born in the in the South in Mississippi, Johnson made his way to the urban North as a travelling musician, but it was only when he returned to the South that he recorded the twenty-nine songs, in two sessions, which would create his legacy. Exploring the stories and legends that surround his life and death - his childhood, his womanising, his pact with the devil at the crossroads - Mezzo and DuPont have produced a fittingly creative and beautiful depiction of this most extraordinary life.

Not in Vain

Not in Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jan Lobeck
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469104539
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Mr. Vain

Mr. Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Loretta Kendall
Editor: Loretta Kendall
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Zander Kane, aka Mr. Vain, plans to marry himself in a crazy publicity stunt to avoid relationship commitments. His plan is to keep his rich playboy lifestyle is the basis of his claim to fame, making him the next big reality star. Changing his name to Mr. Vain, he loves to annoy his wealthy father, making his plan even more entertaining for the man on a mission. With his parents threatening to stop his trust fund, his therapist finds someone to watch after their embarrassing son before he destroys any hope for a future. Little does Zander know, he will be faced with the pain of love lost. In the midst of the chaos, a stalker ex has plans of her own to gain the attention of the wealthy bachelor. With his life and future on the line, can Zandor's band of ex-girlfriends step in before it's too late? (Romantic Comedy/Drama)

Walking with the Vain Cattle

Walking with the Vain Cattle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amal A. Islim
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452533964
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Upon the secrets of the Caribbean Sea, Amal Islim makes a wish, asking the wish master for happiness and peace. A whisper in her soul makes her understand that she must take the journey towards her higher self. Standing in that crossroads, she meets the Doorkeeper that is separating heaven from the mundane. As the doorkeeper holds that door’s key, He challenges her to go into her darkness and bring it to light. She takes the challenge, and plunges into the unknown to reach the cruel test of paradise. Yearning for her Golden fields, she realizes, that first, she must face the soul of death. In her own womb, she nests, thinking that she is in her Coffin. Surrendering now to her fate, finally, hears that stillness sound. In peace, she awakens and in humble grace, knowing now, that no true victory is without a noble destination. She finally understands that in her perfect faith, and in believing in the incredible, she was able to reach what is called the impossible. As she breathes life, and lets the blood flood into her face, that sinner becomes a saint and walks through the gate of the enchanted new Beginning. Proving that “when a man is willing and eager, God joins in”.

To Vietnam in Vain

To Vietnam in Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward A. Hagan
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623686
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American military advisors in South Vietnam came to know their allies personally—as few American soldiers could. In addition to fighting the Viet Cong, advisors engaged in community building projects and local government initiatives. They dealt firsthand with corrupt American and South Vietnamese bureaucracies. Not many advisors would have been surprised to learn that 105mm artillery shells were being sold on the black market to the Viet Cong. Not many were surprised by the North Vietnamese victory in 1975. This memoir of a U.S. Army intelligence officer focuses on the province advisors who worked with local militias that were often disparaged by American units. The author describes his year (1969–1970) as a U.S. advisor to the South Vietnamese Regional and Popular Forces in the Mekong Delta.


Pride Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Media Adams
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440528233
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The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Pride: A Dictionary for the Vain No one enjoys lording over the uneducated with a pretty pointed vocabulary like the Prideful. Now each and every word they need to describe how much better they are is right at their fingertips.

God's Name In Vain

God's Name In Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Carter
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786731192
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Stephen Carter argues that American politics is unimaginable without America's religious voice. Using contemporary and historical examples, from abolitionist sermons to presidential candidates' confessions, he illustrates ways in which religion and politics do and do not mesh well and ways in which spiritual perspectives might make vital contributions to our national debates. He also warns us of the importance of setting out some sensible limits, so that religious institutions do not allow themselves to be seduced by the lure of temporal power, and offers strong examples of principled and prophetic religious activism for those who choose their God before their country.

Vain Games of No Value?

Vain Games of No Value? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Morris
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504998529
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It should be unthinkable to write the social history of Britain from the late nineteenth century onwards without reference to association football. Yet by the time that the Football Association celebrated its centenary year in 1963, no serious academic analysis had been undertaken of the sport and of the various channels by which it had developed in different parts of the country. By the time that historians began to tackle that task, its complexity and diversity were such that it could only be undertaken in installments. Studies emerged that focused upon individual clubs and specific regions or which were limited to narrow time scales. No work examined the long century from the 1860s to the 1970s in full. This book analyses the growth of British football in all its aspectsthe developments of the football crowd, the status of the professional player, womens football, the difficult survival of amateurism, to mention but a few. It also highlights the factors that contributed to diverse developmental paths in different parts of the country. The author has used the widest range of source materials to achieve a broader overview of the games history than has previously been attempted.

And Say It Was All in Vain

And Say It Was All in Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria Chappel
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469159325
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Saint in Vain

Saint in Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew K. Perkins
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532608845
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If the preservation of your life's work and legacy hinged on your ability to convince a total stranger to kill you, what would you say? Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, three stranger's lives are forever altered. Silvio loses both of his parents. Vera's newlywed husband, out of a sense of patriotic duty, enlists to deploy to Iraq. And Lewis is a U.S. Army private caught in the middle of the Iraqi war violence. When a routine mission in Iraq turns tragic, Lewis is left with deep emotional scars and a final mission of his own--to deliver a fallen comrade's letter. Out of feelings of guilt and a need for penance, Lewis decides that the only proper way to deliver the letter is by foot, which is how he ends up on a cross country journey through the United States. While Lewis sojourns, Silvio has adopted a mission of his own. Witnessing the abrupt mortality and lackluster funeral of his parents, Silvio is on a mission to be remembered. And, he decides, what better way to be remembered than to be immortalized as a saint? Contrasted with the cynical Vera, Silvio becomes somewhat of a cult figure in their community, and when Lewis finally makes it to their small town, Silvio is convinced that he's found the perfect person to carry out his martyrdom.

A Pain in Vain

A Pain in Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Soji Obebe
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499087659
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A Pain in Vain is Soji Obebe’s latest foray into the political fortunes of the Federal Republic of Geriana. It is in furtherance of U-turn to Grief, a novel about the same country, released in 2003. Believing that he has God’s backing, ex-governor Ralph Maywa of Bagua State in Geriana returned from exile in Ghana with fanfare. His return to politics as the presidential candidate of the New Broom party gives the party in power goose pimples because of his popularity based on his previous performance. He pursues the race with zeal himself, and his party takes so much pain to curtail abuse of the electoral process, but the party in power resorts to manipulations. The aftermath of the manipulations is the kernel of the story.

The Vain Stag

The Vain Stag Pdf/ePub eBook Author: BPI
Editor: BPI Publishing
ISBN: 9351212203
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Moral stories that not only entertain the children but also educate them about the virtues of life.

Beauty is Vain

Beauty is Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexis C
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3748770049
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Beauty is Vain by Alexis C Summary

To be a negro in this country and to be relatively concious is to be in rage almost all the time. James Baldwin Love is or it aint, Thin Love aint at all.

To Die In Vain 2

To Die In Vain 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Raymond Cameron
Editor: Jade Media Group LLC
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Keon's fate was sealed the moment they discovered his identity: A Notorious Drug Dealer, The Vicious Mexicans Mafia, A Relentless Detective. . . He never thought the mistakes he had made would bring chaos to his life in the worst way, but a dark secret buried in the past returns to destroy everything he had fought to salvage. Was it Karma that caused Javon's life to fall apart? Drugs, Fast Money, Murder. . . The sticky web he had sworn to Raymi that he would avoid? Forced out of the city of Oakland, Javon struggles to put his life back together, but when a person he once considered a friend threatens his freedom everyone involved becomes an enemy.

In Pain Almost in Vain

In Pain Almost in Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Haneef Yusoff
Editor: Partridge Publishing Singapore
ISBN: 1482865246
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In Pain Almost In Vain is a real-life account of a nervous disorder patient from the moment he was diagnosed, through his journey finding the cure, not curing, up till rehabilitation. His disorder affects his sensory, muscle motors and digestive system. He is still in continuous pain due to his skin hypersensitiveness, burning sensation, muscle cramps, stiffness, numbness, imbalance and a slightly improved digestive system. He writes about how his disorder brought him to meet different practitioners and people who have changed his outlook towards life. He approached his predicament as a normal human with remorse, anger, frustration and he didn't hide his real feelings. He expressed what he sees and experienced in a casual, sincere and slightly humorous manner. In Pain Almost In Vain shows how all problems should be faced in a child-like attitude, trying everything possible, listen to suggestions and do it without worrying about the results because we are not the one determining it. He realized from his ailment that out there, people are readily willing to help him, not individualistic as he perceived. He has learned that being with other patients is an education. It is a book about appreciation, love and hope.

Miss You in Vain

Miss You in Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yun XiaoTu
Editor: Funstory
ISBN: 1636229247
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Mother Gu's life had turned Meng Han into a malicious woman who threatened to marry without saying a word. He had married her for his mother, but hated her even more. Every day and night after their marriage, Meng Han would painstakingly explain that she had not done so. However, he didn't believe her and stared into her eyes, spitting words that hurt even more than the sword. "Meng Han, stop your dirty thoughts. I will never love you, and I will never let your dirty blood flow through my child's body!"

The Vain Mermaid

The Vain Mermaid Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bill Glass
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480917087
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Once upon a time, a king of Scotland granted a coat of arms to a man named Glass. In the center of the shield was a red fleur-de-lis, among three red stars, on a silver field, surrounded by a red border. The crest of the helmet was in the image of a bare-breasted mermaid with a comb in her right hand and a mirror in her left. The Vain Mermaid by Bill Glass is a genealogy of the author’s ancestors. The histories date back to 1635 and include such momentous events as Monmouth’s Rebellion in 1685, the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 and the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The legends start in the eighth century and involve Vikings, Norman knights and cathedral stone masons.

Ballades and Verses Vain

Ballades and Verses Vain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Lang
Editor: Good Press
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"Ballades and Verses Vain" by Andrew Lang. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.