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How do you carry a gift of glass flowers to a contessa? Very carefully—and with a group, if you’re Maybellinda. Hardcover.
Beginning with her revelation that Leila Marie Cody flew in a kite years before the Wright brothers created their airplane, Charlene continues with a “who’s who” of influential female figures. Recounting history from Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who was the first American woman to earn her glider pilot’s license, to Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman astronaut, Charlene confirms that girls can be anything they want to be—and, in fact, they can fly! Hardcover.
Lee Greenwood’s contemporary anthem "God Bless the U.S.A." has touched the hearts of millions of Americans, inspiring a renewed spirit of national pride and patriotism. This platinum-selling song underscores the reasons Americans are willing to sacrifice in the name of freedom and democracy and expresses gratitude to those who have paid the ultimate price.
Amid the flood of reports of everyday evils, isn’t it time for some good news? Here anchorwoman Sally-Ann Roberts reveals inspirational essays that prove not all angels have wings and provides invigorating exercises that lead to a more spiritual life. This moving collection also shows how to see the miracles that occur among the catastrophes. Hardcover.
The golf course is a work of art, plush with beauty and functionality. When the two elements combine, the result is nothing short of magnificent. The international who’s who in golf architecture explores the many facets of the craft while delving into the world’s most breathtaking models. Illustrated with crisp photographs and professional sketches, this collection of essays expresses the necessity for detailed scrutiny in every design. Determining the layout of a course is an undertaking that requires an artistic flair and love of sport, combined with the genius of an engineer.
Golf is a game that turns even the weekend player into an armchair architect, an enthusiast for the possibilities of course design. Here, leading golf architects from fifteen countries present their ideas in this first of two volumes, providing a much-needed international assessment of the principles and practices of golf architecture. Hardcover.
Near the end of the nineteenth century, golf courses moved toward the hearthland, creating the need for thorough reconfiguration of the natural landscape in the clearing of trees and the cultivation of grass to create interesting holes. Soon, the standard was set with the completion of the National Golf Links of America in 1911, and the art of golf-course design was born.
Foreword by Donald Steel.
The essays and photographs included here represent the tremendous variety of approaches to design principles, from affordability and locality to considerations of the effect of time on the initial design and for specific aspects of the game. The contributors to the book constitute an international “who’s who” in the world of golf architecture, with essays from the major golf-course-design firms around the world, award-winning golf architects, and renowned golfers.
With every passing age, young people discover what mankind has known for centuries: the beauty of life, the value of simplicity, and the sorrow of loss. Inspired by her role as a wife and mother, Betsy Barber Bancroft incorporates ideas of life and growth into this collection of original poems.
This biography depicts the impressive career and personal struggles of a great influence in the Southern Baptist tradition. Roland Q. Leavell served as a minister, evangelist, author, and seminary president. Leavell’s life started as one in search of acceptance and purpose. As the eighth of nine boys, his poverty-stricken parents were not overjoyed at his birth, but Leavell soon earned his place in the family.
How to Hang Loose in an Uptight World gives practical suggestions for reducing stress no matter how busy your lifestyle or how vast your obligations. In addition to exploring the causes of stress and how stress works on the body and mind, there’s an entire chapter devoted to stress-reduction techniques that require no time investment. Subsequent chapters provide relaxation techniques for one to five minutes and fifteen minutes to an hour, and demonstrate the need for at least a single day of rest.
According to the author, we have become too reliant on intelligence, beauty, and money for our own self-esteem. The loss of esteem reduces the will and ability to set and reach goals. In a series of readings and exercises he teaches how to avoid negative statements, how to change them into self-facing behavior, and how to take charge of your mental attitude. Paperback.
In the fall of 1992, Pelican published Lauren Stratford’s breakthrough work, I Know You're Hurting: Living Through Emotional Pain. This book speaks to people who have been victims of any abuse-physical, emotional, or spiritual. Though Lauren Stratford draws on to her own experiences as a survivor of ritual abuse by a satanic cult, the important lessons-reclaiming one’s spirituality and cultivating a sense of self-worth-are helpful for anyone who has felt the pain of abuse.
Was John James Audubon, America’s most celebrated naturalist, really Louis Charles, Duc de Normandie, the Lost Dauphin of eighteenth-century France? The possibility that royalty flowed in the veins of Audubon has intrigued many a historian. Previous biographies have tried to unravel the threads of the Audubon family’s secret, but none have been as successful as I Who Should Command All. Paperback.
Rose Mula squeezes sour, run-of-the-mill experiences into “that’s just how I feel” lemonade. If These Are Laugh Lines, I’m Having Way Too Much Fun is Rose’s personal observations on topics as diverse as fashion, pet peeves, cooking, email, television talk shows, procrastination, and running late. She adds just enough sugar to have you laughing at yourself and the lemons in your life.
Everything is rooted in basic psychological principles, yet few people have been exposed to formal psychological education. As a consequence, most people live their lives without knowing who they really are, without knowing their true self. Everything necessary to find the true self comes from within: an open mind, curiosity, and ambition. This is the instruction book to use to achieve that goal.
Jam-packed with informative and fun facts, this ABC book teaches Jewish culture and tradition with alliteration and rhyme. In I is for Israel, young readers learn which language is acknowledged nationally, which city is recognized as the capital, and what three major religions are rooted and represented in that country. B is for bagels describes the popular food’s variety as well as what is traditionally eaten with them.
“Dummy” is big. He is black. He doesn’t speak. To everybody in Linville, Mississippi, he’s a familiar sight, pulling his wagonload of laundry for his mother. What people remember most about him and his family is the way his father died after being accused of bothering a white woman, and Jubal’s own act of violence while working the levee after the flood of 1927. Hardcover.
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