Francesco Forgione might be a name lost to history, but over the course of his life, he became one of Catholicism's most well known figures during the 20th century as Padre Pio. It was a remarkable path for a man who was legendarily afflicted by a series of illnesses and most famously bore the stigmata, very noticeably bearing what appeared to be the crucifixion wounds Jesus's hands suffered. Padre Pio was also known for his eccentricities, including unique forms of deep meditation and experiencing visions.
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Queen Mary I ruled England and its territories for only five years, from 1553 to 1558, yet she has been remembered for nearly 500 years as Bloody Mary, the Catholic oppressor of a Protestant country. The truth, as usual, is more complicated than the myth. Mary grew up in a era of religious and political turmoil. Mary's life was shaped by her experience of this, and by the twisted family politics of her father, Henry VIII.
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On November 30, the Union army began digging in around Franklin, and that afternoon John Bell Hood ordered a frontal assault on the Union army, which deeply upset his own officers. Hood stressed the necessity of defeating John Schofield's forces before General George H. Thomas could arrive, though some historians believe his decision to mount a frontal attack was a rash decision made out of fury at the fact that Schofield had escaped his grasp.
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On November 30, the Union army began digging in around Franklin, and that afternoon General John Bell Hood ordered a frontal assault on the Union army, which deeply upset his own officers. After repeated frontal assaults failed to create a gap in the Union lines, John Schofield withdrew his men across the river on the night of November 30, successfully escaping Hood's army. Meanwhile, Hood had inflicted nearly 8,000 casualties upon his army (men the Confederacy could scarcely afford to lose), while the Union lost about a quarter of that.
New Madrid's pioneers reveal their past and their stories through letters, newspapers, official records, and other sources. The author takes the listener through the town's history, recounting tales of legendary people whose lives crossed with those of area residents. This book is a treasure for anyone whose ancestors experienced the westward movement, participated in the Civil War, were slave-owners, slaves, or American Indians, or for those who are curious about American life in earlier times.
"Excellent broad history of specific area."
When Jillian Farmer meets Carly Foreman in the pediatrician's office, she has no idea how her life is about to be forever changed. After tragedy strikes, Jillian feels led to help a motherless child, but not everyone appreciates her help, and Jillian is soon put in the middle of a family feud. Jillian only wants what's best for Ben, the child she quickly grows to love as her own. But will she make an objective decision, or will her own feelings get in the way of doing what is right?
In this audiobook you will learn exactly what you need to do to make your very own beautiful soaps, including the top three methods of making soap, where to buy everything you need to make soap, how to mix each of the ingredients, as well as safety precautions you should take while making soap. You will also learn what you need to do to make sure each of your soaps age for the appropriate amount of time, so they last longer.
Danny Boyle and his sister Melinda are caught in the middle of a battle between the good and evil ghosts that haunt Ireland.
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This is a selection of poetry for grade school children aimed at increasing their knowledge of world geography. It contains short poems about interesting places on all of the world's continents - all of which have been visited by world traveler William Graham.