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Bow & Blade: A Guidebook To Wood Elves (Races of Renown) by Chris Thomassen, Liz Danforth

By Chris Thomassen, Liz Danforth

Arrows fly from the shadows of the timber, blades flash within the twilight, and the wooden elves form the traditional powers of the wooded area to spoil their foes. This toolkit of participant concepts explores each aspect of wooden elf characters, proving that video game mechanics and evocative style can paintings hand in hand within the comparable product. complete participant personality details on wooden elves and 5 new elven subraces. Use the poor secrets and techniques of blood magic, the lethal grace of the speardance, and the opposite leading edge recommendations in Bow & Blade to customise your elf personality. Written via Dragon journal editors Chris Thomasson and Jesse Decker, this Races of Renown sourcebook maintains eco-friendly Ronin's dedication to impressive d20 layout.

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Mark Twain in Paradise: His Voyages to Bermuda (Mark Twain by Donald Hoffmann

By Donald Hoffmann

 For Mark Twain, it was once love first and foremost landfall.  Samuel Clemens first encountered the Bermuda Islands in 1867 on a go back voyage from the Holy Land and located them a lot to his liking. One of the main remoted spots on this planet, Bermuda provided the author a safe haven from his harried and occasionally unhappy lifestyles at the mainland, and this island paradise known as him again one other seven instances. Clemens came upon that Bermuda’s attractiveness, velocity, climate, and corporate have been simply the drugs he wanted, and its seafaring tradition with few connections to the skin international appealed to his love of go back and forth by way of water.            This publication is the 1st accomplished research of Clemens’s love affair with Bermuda, a vibrant depiction of a celebrated writer on habitual vacation trips. Donald Hoffmann has culled and clarified passages from Mark Twain’s shuttle items, letters, and unpublished autobiographical dictation—with cross-references to his fiction and occasionally pointed out brief pieces—to create a little-known view of the writer at relaxation on his myth island.            Mark Twain in Paradise sheds gentle on either Clemens’s advanced personality and the topography and heritage of the islands. Hoffmann has plumbed the voluminous Mark Twain scholarship and Bermudian documents to faithfully re-create turn-of-the-century Bermuda, delivering historic and biographical historical past to offer his narrative texture and intensity. He bargains perception into Bermuda’s usual setting, conventional stone homes, and romantic earlier, and he offers dozens of illustrations, either classic and new, displaying that a lot of what Mark Twain defined can nonetheless be visible today.             Hoffmann additionally offers perception into the social circles Clemens moved in—and occasionally amassed round himself. When traveling the islands, he rubbed shoulders with the likes of socialist Upton Sinclair and multimillionaire Henry H. Rogers; with Woodrow Wilson and his lover, socialite Mary Peck; in addition to with the younger ladies to whom he loved enjoying grandfather.            “You visit heaven if you would like to,” Mark Twain wrote from Bermuda in 1910 in the course of his lengthy final stopover at. “I’d druther remain here.” And simply because a lot of what Clemens loved within the islands continues to be to be had to event this day, viewers to Bermuda can now have America’s favourite writer as their guide. Mark Twain in Paradise is an unforeseen addition to the massive literature by means of and approximately Mark Twain and a piece of trip literature in contrast to the other.

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Soviet Secret Projects: Fighters Since 1945 by Anthony Leonard Buttler, Yefim Gordon

By Anthony Leonard Buttler, Yefim Gordon

This can be the newest between Midland's very winning 'Secret initiatives' sequence. This, the second one of 3 volumes protecting Soviet mystery aviation tasks, is dedicated to post-World warfare II opponents and should comprise designs from recognized bureaus reminiscent of Lavochkin, Mikoyan, Sukhoi, Yakovlev, Myasishchev, and Tupolev. The ebook covers early post-war opponents, competitions for the first-generation supersonic designs (MiG-21 and Su-7/-9), complicated designs of the Sixties which ended in the MiG-2 and competitions to construct the requisites which led to the MiG-29, Su-27, and MiG I-44. a few formerly unpublished Yakovlev designs from the overdue Fifties and early Nineteen Sixties shape a separate bankruptcy, by means of one other protecting Yakovlev's VSTOL paintings. The publication additionally describes the contest among layout bureaus for orders and exhibits the growth made in plane layout in the back of the Iron Curtain. it's going to provide either specialists and lovers the opportunity to match this paintings to Western airplane courses of the period.

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Sikhism, 3rd Edition (World Religions (Facts on File)) by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

By Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

Describes the elemental tenets of Sikhism, tells the tale of its progress in India, examines the new flow towards higher political independence in the Indian country, the results of Hindu nationalism at the Sikh neighborhood, and problems with cultural model, persecution, and and next schooling now happening within the West.

content material: advent: Sikhism and the fashionable international --
Guru Nanak and the origins of the Sikh religion --
Sikh culture and the Guru Granth --
Sikh proposal --
Sikh ethics --
non secular lifestyles and rites of passage --
Sacred area and adjusted time --
girls and Sikhism --
Siky culture and smooth culture.
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one of many world's youngest religions, Sikhism used to be based approximately 500 years in the past in northern India. This booklet describes the elemental tenets of Sikhism, tells the enticing tale of its progress in India, Read more...

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Battleship 1906-1920 by John Wingate

By John Wingate

What now we have, wc carry . . . could be morally indefens¬ible, however the best place which the Royal military held throughout the 19th century assured this maxim. With I he Royal army unchallenged, Рак Britanriica existed for nigh on a century, the international locations coverage being expressed in Lord Palmerstons 3 dicta; first, the army has to be extra strong than any combin¬ation of different navies; moment, no international energy should still command the seashores of the English Channel; and 3rd, the continuance of the eu stability of energy.

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