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Title:The Martial Arts
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Author:Peter Lewis
Publisher:Aurora Publishing
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The Martial Arts by Peter Lewis

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Myths and Legends of the Martial Arts

These colorful tales trace the origins and illuminate the philosophies of each of the martial arts Karate kung fu judo aikido sumo each discipline of the martial arts is at its most developed point as much a philosophy as a code of war Like any culture each martial art has its founding myths which reveal its origins and make sense of its underlying principles These vivid parables of cowardice and valor pride and humility foolishness and wisdom and heroes and villains are gems of poetic wisdom culled from the fierce history of the East A unique collection offering enlightenment and enchantment to students of the martial arts and Eastern philosophy Peter Lewis a renowned authority on the martial arts is the author of many books on the subject including i Martial Arts Origins Philosophy Practice i and i Secret Art of the Ninja i


Dead in the Dregs: A Babe Stern Mystery

Prominent wine critic Richard Wilson makes a living elevating and destroying winemakers reputations with the stroke of his pen When he disappears after a tasting at Napa Valley s Norton Winery his sister Janie looks to her ex husband Babe Stern for help But when Wilson s body is found floating in a vat at Norton Stern s search turns into a hunt for the killer br Working with the Napa Valley police Stern quickly finds a string of suspects all with one thing in common their desire to get revenge for the reviews that shattered their wines and livelihoods But as the police work to quickly clear the case those same suspects have a string of alibis and the trail begins to fade br Stern digs further into the circumstances of Wilson s death and finds himself following his only lead to Burgundy France In cellars and tasting rooms from Beaune to Nuits Saint Georges Stern tracks the troubled son of a family of i vignerons i one of the few people in the winery the night Wilson died But the wine families of the C te d Or are secretive and entangled and the further Stern goes to discover the truth the more he becomes the ultimate target In a stunning debut mystery packed with revenge and murder Stern s only choice is to find the truth


The Martial Arts: Origins, Philosophy, Practice

This is an introduction to the origins philosophy and practice of the world s martial arts It provides a chapter by chapter tour of the many varieties of martial arts such as aikido iai do jiu jitsu judo karate kendo kung fu kyudo naginata ninjutsu sumo taekwon do and Thai boxing discussing how and why these arts developed their ways and laws founding myths and heroes and the culture that created them A glossary of martial arts terminology and an illustrated section on martial arts weaponry are also included


George Orwell: The Road to 1984

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Eric Ambler A Biography

Eric Ambler is widely regarded as one of the most important thriller writers of the twentieth century br br In the s he set out to give respectability to a genre that he rightly recognized needed to be rescued from its status as pulp fiction br br With six landmark novels published between and Ambler laid the foundations for the postwar generation of writers who raised the spy novel to a form of literature br br Like Graham Greene Ambler used the ingredients of a thriller to create a series of novels that investigated many aspects of modern life from totalitarian political regimes to white collar crime br br And with those books he transformed the scale and scope of the genre br br But who was the man behind the work br br Edgar Allan Poe Award winning author Peter Lewis gives us the first full length study of Amber s life and work br br It brings us to the heart of the grand master of intrigue through insightful discussions of such popular novels as Epitaph for a Spy A Coffin for Dimitrios The Light of Day on which the well known film Topkapi is based and The Siege of the Villa Lipp among many others br br By examining the individual books Peter Lewis shows us how Ambler s work changed throughout his life while remaining always topical br br As this book argues no novelist did more to dissolve the boundaries that separated popular from serious fiction br br Peter Lewis s book about Eric Ambler is a literate considerate inspection of the novels of the British writer who transformed the spy thriller from macho jingoistic potboiler into a vehicle worthy of genuine literary talent The Booklist br br Peter Lewis is a prize winning author whose book about John le Carr received the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe award from the Mystery Writers of America as the best critical non fiction title of its year His subsequent book about Eric Ambler was shortlisted for another non fiction Edgar Allan Poe award as well as for an Anthony Award br br Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent publisher of digital books


The Martial Arts

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Selected Climbs in the Northeast: Rock, Alpine, and Ice Routes from the Gunks to Acadia

br rock alpine and ice routes rated by appeal br New entry in the Selected Climbs series from The Mountaineers Books br Routes selected and presented by professional guides based in the Northeast br In the past climbers have been forced to buy many guidebooks to specific regions in the Northeast and sift through them on their own hoping to spot the gems But now two mountain guides who have climbed extensively in the Northeast region share their A list picks with us There s not a route in this book that won t thrill you by the quality of the climb the aesthetic experience and its historical significance br Coverage includes rock alpine and ice routes from the Gunks to Acadia br New York Shawangunks Catskills Adirondacks Connecticut Ragged Mountain Vermont Smuggler s Notch Lake Willoughby New Hampshire Franconia Notch Cathedral Ledge Mount Washington Frankenstein Cliff Whitehorse Ledge Mount Webster Mount Willard and White s Ledge Maine Acadia National Park and Mount Katahdin br


The Message of the Living God: His Glory, His People, His World

There is nothing more important more urgent than knowing the living God Nothing will so shape your thoughts your actions and your perspective on the world than personal knowledge of God as creator and redeemer And there is no better place to turn for knowledge and experience of God than to Scripture For in the books of the Old and New Testaments God has revealed himself to you In em The Message of the Living God em Peter Lewis helps you to expand and deepen your knowledge of God with an exploration of key passages from Genesis to Revelation Beginning with the creation story of Genesis the springboard of the Bible and ending with Revelation s doxology the worship of the living God this clear and helpful exposition displays the panorama of God s eternal being creating work and redeeming acts Companions to the Bible Speaks Today commentaries the volumes of the Bible Speaks Today Bible Themes Series highlight the message of key biblical texts in support of various facets of Christian belief Rooted in Christian heritage and conversant with contemporary culture this series provides a rich resource for preaching teaching and spiritual growth


A Rogues' Gallery: Off the Record Encounters with Figures of Fame, Folly and Fun 1950-2000

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A People's War

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Dead in the Dregs: A Babe Stern Mystery, The Martial Arts, George Orwell: The Road to 1984, A Rogues' Gallery: Off the Record Encounters with Figures of Fame, Folly and Fun 1950-2000, The Martial Arts: Origins, Philosophy, Practice, Selected Climbs in the Northeast: Rock, Alpine, and Ice Routes from the Gunks to Acadia, Myths and Legends of the Martial Arts, Eric Ambler A Biography, A People's War, The Message of the Living God: His Glory, His People, His World