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A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness
A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness
von Dave Pelzer
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Man Called Dave is an inspiration!, 31. Juli 2000
This is one son's survival of a harrowing childhood in which his mother, unhindered by any intervention, besieged her oldest child with imprisonment, starvation & torture. This is the third in David J. Pelzer's memoirs yet is complete unto itself.
Because of the childhood Dave survived he was uneducated in the ways of society & the military yet this resilient young man sets out to earn a career in the air force where he thrives. Along the way he marries the first girl he meets & has a son who gives his life meaning. Even though his marriage is fraught with trouble there are good times & when it finally ends it is done so with kindness.
When, after many years, he reconnects with his mother & visits her in the home of his childhood, we get to watch as the cobra mesmerizes her prey until... Must remember that Dave's childhood was before most of the laws about child abuse in the home were even thought of let alone enacted!
The truly inspirational transformation in Dave's memoir is his relationship with his dying father & the well of compassion & forgiveness he finds within. Then the love of his life enters & Dave is truly on the way to healing. All this while he has been giving talks about surviving abusive childhoods & writing books. In time he has become a major voice in the protection & survival of battered children. An amazing, heart-wrenching vital read! Highly recommended! For more of my reviews do check out rebeccasreads.com


Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
von Dava Sobel
  Taschenbuch

4.0 von 5 Sternen Galileo's Daughter is pure Renaissance, 31. Juli 2000
This is one long immersion into the history of Italian life, European nations & the ways of the aristocracy & the Roman Catholic Church. Here a musician's son learns the skills that will, in time, make him the keenest observer of the heavens & develop his religious-shaking premise. The letters of this man's daughter are translated & interspersed with the biography of & the history of his time. The daughter's life, while short, was immensely comforting to the father. Fascinating details of papal life, house arrest & the interplay between scientists & aristocracy. A bit of a slog sometimes then again the Renaissance was a heady, dense era in Italian history! Do check out my full review at rebeccasreads.com


Skywatching (Nature Company Guides)
Skywatching (Nature Company Guides)
von David H. Levy
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Skywatching explains so much!, 31. Juli 2000
I'm glad to see so many recommendations - astronomy is alive & well, in part because of David H. Levy. When I can see the night sky, I drag out my copy of David H. Levy's fine handbook & check out what is up there. When I can't see the heavens, I roam about David H. Levy's guide just because it teaches me so much. Skywatching is more than that though, it is a lavish reference source & a companion guide for embarking upon that grand discovery of the roof to our world. Do check out my full review at rebeccasreads.com


Ashes Of Victory: An Honor Harrington Novel
Ashes Of Victory: An Honor Harrington Novel
von David Weber
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Preis: EUR 23,89

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Ashes of Victory make a fine read!, 31. Juli 2000
David writes:
When the People's Republic of Haven made the mistake of announcing it had executed Honor Harrington, it also made the error of assuming their prison planet could contain this intrepid Admiral, however, Honor along with a host of prisoners, escapes. Honor's return from the dead comes at a critical time for the Allies' morale as the war enters a make-or-break phase. For both enemies, however, there are dangers lurking that will destroy them all.
This author's writing moves me! I like his clear distinctions between Evil & Good, Dark & Light. Both sides of the Stream of Life. This is a must read & will, without a doubt, be re-read like an Old Friend. I encourage you to read the entire Honor Harrington series, it is magnificent! For my full review check out rebeccasreads.com.


Faith of My Fathers
Faith of My Fathers
von John McCain
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 35,33

4.0 von 5 Sternen Faith of my Fathers kept him alive!, 23. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Faith of My Fathers (Gebundene Ausgabe)
A bit of a slog for those of us not militarily minded, however, a must if you are to grasp a modicum of what this American son is all about. I relished learning about his life before politics, the times of his ancestors & the unrelenting saga of imprisonment on the other side of the world. I found myself reading such unusual words as: honor, dignity, duty, pride, humility. A man who has examined his life & found he was not wanting. A good read! For more of my reviews check out RebeccasReads.Com


Gift of the Sun: A Tale from South Africa
Gift of the Sun: A Tale from South Africa
von Dianne Stewart
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Gift of The Sun is heartwarming!, 16. Juli 2000
In South Africa, Thulani is tired of milking his cow every dayso he exchanges it at the store for a goat. That doesn't work - toomuch trouble so he makes some more exchanges ending up with a pocketful of seeds. As his wife Dora tends the fields of growing sunflowers, Thulani goes back to dozing beneath the hot sun. When the sunflowers drop their seeds & he feeds them to his chickens - ah! amazing things begin to happen & Dora is happy! Lively story & lovely pictures with some good ideas about work & play, labor & results. A treasure! Great gift material...


Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
von Spencer Johnson
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Preis: EUR 13,95

5.0 von 5 Sternen Who Moved My Cheese? It wasn't me!, 16. Juli 2000
A little book with boundless possibilities, a self-seminar fortransforming your relationship to the changes in your life. Every pagethrobs with fun & insights. You wouldn't offend anyone by giving them this little beauty! Mm-good! Learnt a lot & remembered more!...


The Cheese Bible
The Cheese Bible
von Christian Teubner
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen The Cheese Bible is magnificent!, 16. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Cheese Bible (Gebundene Ausgabe)
The title of this book is no idle boast, for it is the most complete & beautifully illustrated reference work on one of our most popular foods. My mouth watered constantly. The Cheese Bible is a companion for life - giving a pleasantly researched history with woodcuts & dairy tool plates; a clear explanation of how cheese is made & how quality is tested. What magnificence The Cheese Bible offers! A worthy book for your kitchen shelf & your coffee table. A splendid gift too! For more of my reviews check out RebeccasReads.Com


Moss Gardening: Including Lichens, Liverworts, and Other Miniatures
Moss Gardening: Including Lichens, Liverworts, and Other Miniatures
von George Schenk
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Preis: EUR 35,27

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Moss Gardening is marvelous!, 2. Juli 2000
Impressively illustrated with glorious full color photographs of the many & various moods of moss gardening from a tilled sand Zen meditation complete with mossy stones to wild, serene woodlands carpeted with lush colonies glowing in slanting sunshine, this is one Edenesque read. If you know of anyone with moss on their minds, this is a unique love story of one fellow who bent down to earth to study these little green plants. As magnificent as the subject itself. Very well done!


Full Moon
Full Moon
von Michael Light
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Full Moon is breathtaking!, 2. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Full Moon (Gebundene Ausgabe)
The missions of the Apollo astronauts to the Moon & back yielded 32,000 extraordinarily beautiful photos, the record of a unique human adventure. Each page conveys the excitement, disorientation & awe that the astronauts felt as they were shot into space, explored an alien landscape & looked back home from space.
If you've ever wanted to see what space flight was like this is the book. If you've ever wanted to get close to the surface of our nearest celestial body, this is it. A large, awe-inspiring volume with some fine, explanatory writing.


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