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Bethlehem

Author : Nicholas Blincoe
ISBN : 9781568585840
Genre : History
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"[Bethlehem] brings within reach 11,000 years of history, centering on the beloved town's unique place in the world. Blincoe's love of Bethlehem is compelling, even as he does not shy away from the complexities of its chronicle." --President Jimmy Carter Bethlehem is so suffused with history and myth that it feels like an unreal city even to those who call it home. For many, Bethlehem remains the little town at the edge of the desert described in Biblical accounts. Today, the city is hemmed in by a wall and surrounded by forty-one Israeli settlements and hostile settlers and soldiers. Nicholas Blincoe tells the town's history through the visceral experience of living there, taking readers through its stone streets and desert wadis, its monasteries, aqueducts, and orchards to show the city from every angle and era. His portrait of Bethlehem sheds light on one of the world's most intractable political problems, and he maintains that if the long thread winding back to the city's ancient past is severed, the chances of an end to the Palestine-Israel conflict will be lost with it.

Bethlehem Steel

Author : Kenneth Warren
ISBN : 9780822973768
Genre : History
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Bethlehem Steel presents an original and compelling history of a leading American company, examining the numerous factors contributing to the growth of this titan and those that eventually felled it—along with many of its competitors in the U.S. steel industry.

Bethlehem 2000

Author : Mitri Raheb
ISBN : 3930378213
Genre : Travel
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This lavishly illustrated book describes in detail the history and culture, religion and traditions, as well as the political situation of Bethlehem today and the everyday lives of Palestinians at the end of the twentieth century.

Bethlehem Besieged

Author : Mitri Raheb
ISBN : 9780800636531
Genre : History
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A Palestinian Christian pastor relates the untold powerful and inspirational stories of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, stories that prove that even in the midst of conflict and war, the hope and the desire for true peace can still exist. Original.

Growing Up In Bethlehem

Author : Rick Brittain
ISBN : 1549741284
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If you translate the name of the town where Jesus was born into Spanish, you get "Belen." A lot of people would say Belen is a dusty little town in the middle of nowhere. And like the other Bethlehem, important people don't tend to come there. But sometimes a skinny sixth grader will move into a town like Belen, unaware that a dusty little town can change your life forever, and make you who you will be.In Belen, Ricky learned about dirt-bikes, horses, rifles, fly rods and pole-vaulting. He also learned about that kid from the other Bethlehem, and what it means to know Him. Growing Up in Bethlehem is a journey that demonstrates how much God is still interested in teaching the most important lessons to small-town boys... wherever their Bethlehem may be.

Sundown Towns

Author : James W. Loewen
ISBN : 9781595586742
Genre : History
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“Don’t let the sun go down on you in this town.” We equate these words with the Jim Crow South but, in a sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, award-winning and bestselling author James W. Loewen demonstrates that strict racial exclusion was the norm in American towns and villages from sea to shining sea for much of the twentieth century. Weaving history, personal narrative, and hard-nosed analysis, Loewen shows that the sundown town was—and is—an American institution with a powerful and disturbing history of its own, told here for the first time. In Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, sundown towns were created in waves of violence in the early decades of the twentieth century, and then maintained well into the contemporary era. Sundown Towns redraws the map of race relations, extending the lines of racial oppression through the backyard of millions of Americans—and lobbing an intellectual hand grenade into the debates over race and racism today.

Bethlehem Revisited

Author : William G. Weiner Jr.
ISBN : 9781439647684
Genre : Travel
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Due in part to the Lehigh Canal and the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Bethlehem evolved from a tranquil town to a modern industrial city. Built in 1829, the Lehigh Canal passed by the center of Bethlehem. With it brought a steady stream of outsiders who shaped and changed the community. The Lehigh Valley Railroad was established in South Bethlehem in the 1850s, turning the city into a manufacturing center with such new industries as Lehigh Zinc and Bethlehem Steel as well as silk mills. Bethlehem Revisited captures a city in transition, at a time when its streets could barely accommodate the influx of horses, trolleys, automobiles, and pedestrians. Bursting at its seams with people, businesses, and residences, Bethlehem comes alive through this collection of extraordinary postcards.

The Town Grew Up Dancing

Author : Wenten Rubuntja
ISBN : UOM:39015056899209
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A book on the life and art of Wenten Rubuntja, an Arrente man who has made a major contribution to the politics of his time. It features his own commentary on his paintings and brings his story to that of the colourful past of Alice Springs.

A Day On Skates

Author : Hilda Van Stockum
ISBN : 1932350187
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When winter finally brings snow and ice to their Friesland village, nine-year-old twins Evert and Afke and their classmates are delighted when their teacher announces that the class is going on an all-day ice skating picnic.

Jello Salad

Author : Nicholas Blincoe
ISBN : 9781910859452
Genre : Fiction
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A dangerously moreish mix of Tarantino violence and Almodóvar camp They’re opening a new restaurant in Soho tonight. Susan Ball’s the owner, and she’s funding the joint with the money she ripped off from her gangster husband, Frank ‘Ballistic’ Ball. Hogie’s the cook. He’s from Manchester and his long blond locks have made him a natural TV chef. The trouble is, he’s also a screaming pervert. Cheb’s the Maitre D. He’s just back from Goa and he might not say his brains were completely drug-fried, but everyone else would. Oh, and I wouldn’t trust him with your credit card... ‘This black comedy of modern bad manners aims at outrage and hits the bull’s eye every time... a must-read’ Val McDermid ‘Ultra hip, manic, funny, hugely imaginative... Blincoe is a terrific talent’ The Times ‘A riotously good read’ Observer

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