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Indian Agent
Jack Jackson
1585444448
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Ellis Island Interviews: Immigrants Tell Their Stories in Their Own Words
Peter Morton Coan
0760753091
February 2004
Hardcover
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The Potter's Field
Ellis Peters
1572702982
Feb 2003
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From Publishers Weekly
Peter's 17th mystery featuring Brother Cadfael finds the 12th-century monk at his most sober and reflective, but his detecting talents are as dazzling as ever. When a newly tilled field recently given to the Benedictine abbey yields the hastily buried body of a young woman, Brother Cadfael takes a keen and immediate interest in the situation. Ruald, the former tenant of the land, entered the abbey as a novice a year earlier, abandoning his beautiful, young and extremely resentful wife, Generys. She has since mysteriously disappeared. Though it seems likely that the body is hers, Ruald is quickly cleared of suspicion via an unlikely source. Sulien Blount, a monk fleeing homeward from the devastating civil war near his own abbey, has solid proof that Generys was recently seen alive. When a second suspect, an...


The Ancient World of the Celts
Peter Berresford Ellis
0760717168
August 1999
Hardcover
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Past Poisons
Maxim Jakubowski
1596871601
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Edith Pargeter, who also writes under the name Ellis Peters, previously combined her passion for history and storytelling in her creation of the much-loved monk, Brother Cadfael. It was she who paved the way for many others to explore the past through the thriving field of historical mysteries, and for this she was loved by readers and other writers alike. Past Poisons is a bumper crop of outstanding new short stories by the leading American and British historical crime writers, all wishing to pay tribute to the work of Ellis Peters. It is a fitting memorial, and a landmark anthology that no fan of historical crime can do without.


Saint Peter's Fair
Ellis Peters
0446403016
November 1992
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Mystery Large Print Edition Stylishly authentic . . . a graceful and informative case for Peters engaging herb-gardening monk. Kirkus Reviews The great annual Fair of Saint Peter at Shrewsbury, a high point in the citys calendar, attracts merchants from far and wide to do business. But when an unseemly quarrel breaks out between the local burghers and the monks from the Benedictine monastery as to who shall benefit from the levies the fair provides, a riot ensues. Afterwards a merchant is found dead, and Brother Cadfael is summoned from his peaceful herb garden to test his detective skills once more. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Software Architectures and Tools for Computer Aided Process Engineering
Ellis T. Peters
0444508279
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The idea of editing a book on modern software architectures and tools for CAPE (Computer Aided Process Engineering) came about when the editors of this volume realized that existing titles relating to CAPE did not include references to the design and development of CAPE software.

Scientific software is needed to solve CAPE related problems by industry/academia for research and development, for education and training and much more. There are increasing demands for CAPE software to be versatile, flexible, efficient, and reliable. This means that the role of software architecture is also gaining increasing importance. Software architecture needs to reconcile the objectives of the software; the framework defined by the CAPE methods; the computational algorithms; and the user needs and tools (other software) that...


A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael
Ellis Peters
0446400882
September 1991
Mass Market Paperback
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From AudioFile
Ellis Peters's historical mysteries featuring the twelth-century monk, Brother Cadfael, are enormously popular. This selection consists of three short stories, including the tale of how Cadfael joined the monastery in Shrewsbury. The stories lack the richness of detail and fascinating character development of the full-length Peters novels, and veteran reader Stephen Thorne has little scope to highlight his considerable talents. While this is not a distinguished recording, it is indispensable to the Brother Cadfael devotee. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Book Description
This audiobook includes the classics “A Light on the Road to Woodstock,” “The Price of Light,” and “Eye Witness.”...


Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits, 1904-1920
Augustus F. Sherman (Photographer)
193178860X
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* The 97 full-page, sepia-tone portraits in this handsome volume are heartbreakingly beautiful. They were taken by amateur photographer Sherman, a clerk on Ellis Island during the period of mass immigration to America in the early twentieth century. Most of his subjects were immigrants detained at Ellis Island for further interrogation; the flat, impersonal captions that describe them tell a story of their own: "English-Jews," "Moroccan men and boy," "Greek woman," and "Tattooed German stowaway deported May 11." First you look at the pictures; then Peter Mesenholler's brilliant historical essay makes you go back to look at them again with a fresh perspective: this was a period of fierce American nativism, when the huddled masses of Latins, Slavs, Jews, etc., were regarded as dregs that threatened...


The Confession of Brother Haluin
Ellis Peters
0445408553
Dec 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The worldly-wise and compassionate Brother Cadfael makes a welcome, 15th appearance. On his deathbed, Brother Haluin confesses to the abbot and Brother Cadfael that 18 years previously he had fallen in love with Bertrade de Clary, whose mother had forbidden their marriage. The girl had later died as a result of herbs he had given her mother, Adelais de Clary, to abort their baby. Haluin unexpectedly recovers from his fall, however, and he now is determined to make a pilgrimage to the girl's tomb. But when he and Brother Cadfael arrive at Hales, they find Adelais de Clary strangely indifferent and no tomb for Bertrade at the church. Haluin insists on traveling to Elford, the chief seat of the de Clarys, in search of Beltrade's final resting place. The two monks find more than the tomb there, and on their homeward...


Winning the Loser's Game
Charles D. Ellis
0071387676
March 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Winning the Loser's Game is considered by many to be a classic analysis of investing." Financial Planning The premise of the bestselling Winning the Loser's Game that individual investors can achieve far greater success working with financial markets than against them has grown increasingly popular in today's hard-to-predict markets. The latest edition of this concise yet comprehensive classic offers updated strategies to leverage the power of time and compounding, protect against down cycles, and more.

Download Description
This indispensable investment guide asks the question: How can an individual invest successfully when the majority always fails? Charles Ellis, one of today's most brilliant investment writers, has updated his influential book to include: Ways to...


The Heretic's Apprentice
Ellis Peters
0446400009
Feb 1991
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Brother Cadfael, 12th-century herbalist, sleuth and sometime cupid, outdoes himself in this, his 16th chronicle, in which Peters imbues the familiar territory of murder, young love and odious villainry with fresh vigor and new subtleties. Elave, young clerk to William of Lythwood, returns from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his elderly master's body. His missions are to bury William in his home abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, and to deliver a dowry to William's adopted daughter Fortunata. But Elave, suspected of harboring views inimical to church doctrine, is held for ecclesiastical trial. And when Aldwin, the Lythwood family clerk hired in Elave's absence, is stabbed to death, Elave is incarcerated not only for heresy, but for murder. Fortunata's dowry, an intricately carved box with mysterious contents,...


Butcher of St. Peter's
Michael Jecks
0755322983
December 2005
Paperback
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Publishers Weekly
"A delightful medieval series." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Library Journal
"Nicely detailed and tightly argued, with involving and memorable characters." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Summer of the Danes
Ellis Peters
0446400181
Nov 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Twelfth-century monk and sleuth Brother Cadfael, making his 18th appearance, must go deep into Wales on a pilgrimage of Church diplomacy. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
When Brother Cadfael is excused from his duties at Shrewsbury Abbey to accompany Brother Mark on a mission of church diplomacy, he considers it a wonderful stroke of good luck. He gets to venture into his much-loved Wales as a Welsh translator for messages Brother Mark is carrying to two newly appointed bishops. The first message is delivered to the court of Bishop Gilbert, who is playing host to Prince Owain Gwynedd and trying to smooth the relations between Welsh royalty and the Church. During their stay at Gilbert's court, Cadfael and Mark meet a lovely...


A Morbid Taste for Bones
Ellis Peters
0446400157
January 1994
Mass Market Paperback
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One Corpse Too Many
Ellis Peters
0446400513
Mar 1994
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Brother Cadfael, the twelfth-century herbalist and monk, has another murder to solve. This story, the second in the series of 20, brings us to Shrewsbury Abbey, which is caught amid the battle for the throne between King Stephen and Empress Maud. Narrator Johanna Ward is warm and lively as she transports us back in time. Her voice animates the many characters congenially as conspiracy and intrigue abound. This narration leaves the listener yearning for more Brother Cadfael. B.J.L. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
Mystery Large Print Edition Each addition to the series is a joy. Long may the chronicles continue. USA Today * A Mystery Guild...


Celtic Myths and Legends
Peter Berresford Ellis
0786711078
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This is an enchantingly told collection of the stirring sagas of gods and goddesses, fabulous beasts, strange creatures, and such heroes as Cuchulain, Fingal, and King Arthur from the ancient Celtic world. Included are popular myths and legends from all six Celtic cultures of Western Europe—Irish, Scots, Manx, Welsh, Cornish, and Breton. Here for the modern reader are the rediscovered tales of cattle raids, tribal invasions, druids, duels, and doomed love that have been incorporated into, and sometimes distorted by, European mythology and even Christian figures. For example, there is the story of Lugh of the Long Hand, one of the greatest gods in the Celtic pantheon, who was later transformed into the faerie craftsman Lugh-Chromain, and finally demoted to the lowly Leprechaun. Celtic Myths and Legends also retells...


The Potters Field
Ellis Peters
0446400580
Sept 1991
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Peter's 17th mystery featuring Brother Cadfael finds the 12th-century monk at his most sober and reflective, but his detecting talents are as dazzling as ever. When a newly tilled field recently given to the Benedictine abbey yields the hastily buried body of a young woman, Brother Cadfael takes a keen and immediate interest in the situation. Ruald, the former tenant of the land, entered the abbey as a novice a year earlier, abandoning his beautiful, young and extremely resentful wife, Generys. She has since mysteriously disappeared. Though it seems likely that the body is hers, Ruald is quickly cleared of suspicion via an unlikely source. Sulien Blount, a monk fleeing homeward from the devastating civil war near his own abbey, has solid proof that Generys was recently seen alive. When a second suspect, an...


The Virgin in the Ice
Ellis Peters
0446404284
May 1995
Mass Market Paperback
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From AudioFile
Brother Cadfael solves the murder of a nun and is delighted to learn more about his own past. This chronicle ranks as a favorite in the series. Vanessa Benjamin carries forth Blackstone's tradition of matching the gender of the narrator to the author, rather than to the main character. When the genders of hero and narrator don't match, one gets a more old-fashioned sense of being read to, rather than hearing a performance. Benjamin relies strictly on the drama inherent in the text, subtly underscoring it with pacing and emphasis. Her minimalistic vocal shifts when reading dialogue are initially distracting, but they quickly fade into the background, as she means them to do. S.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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