Following a lead on the kidnapping of the construction minister's grandson, Officers Ooishi and Akasaka spot a secluded outpost station that shows signs of recent traffic. A little poking around brings them face to face with the boy's abductors, and the criminals aren't going down without a fight. Once the boy is recovered, the dam project is put on hold, and it seems to be a happy ending for everyone.
What could Rika's warning possibly have been about...?
On the eve of World War II, a divided nation faces an uncertain future. Only one American in four favors becoming involved in world affairs. Labor strikes have slowed production, and the Japanese threaten stability in the Pacific. Against this backdrop of uncertainty Reverend James Dunn must somehow offer comfort to those near to him, yet at the same time try to deal with his own personal struggles. As war draws nearer, Reverend Dunn becomes aware this war will change everything.
The demise of the Confederacy left a legacy of legal arrangements that raised fundamental and vexing questions regarding the legal rights and status of former slaves and the status of former Confederate states. As Harold Hyman shows, few individuals had greater impact on resolving these difficult questions than Salmon P. Chase, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1865 to 1873.
Hyman argues that in two cases -- In Re Turner (1867) and Texas v. White (1869) -- Chase combined his abolitionist philosophy with an activist jurisprudence to help dismantle once and for all the deposed machineries of slavery and the Confederacy. In Re Turner was a private law case decided at the federal circuit level.
It involved a black woman's claim that she, a recent slave, was being held in involuntary, servitude. Elizabeth Turner's mother had apprenticed her to their former master, who had not abided by his contractual obligations to provide Elizabeth with training and compensation, substantively keeping her in slavery. Chase's decision, which relied upon due process and equal protection implications in the thirteenth amendment and the 1866 Civil Rights Act, confirmed the rights of emancipated slaves to bargain and contract with employers on a parity with white workers. Texas v. White was a public law case decided in the Supreme Court. It revolved around the issue of whether the holders of U.S. bonds seized and sold by the Confederate state of Texas could demand payment after the war from that state's newly reconstructed government. In effect, Chase and his associate justices were asked to determine the legality of actions committed by all former Confederate states and, thus, to define whatconstituted a state. Chase's opinion reaffirmed the permanence of the Union and its constituent states and the duty of the states to respect the legal rights and obligations of all citizens. Hyman's exemplary study provides a much-needed reevaluation of both cases in the context of Chase's life and shows how they secured for him a rostrum for both moral and legal reform from which he asserted his strong views on the fundamental rights of individuals and states in an era of sporadically expanding federal power. "This is constitutional history as it should be written, but seldom is. Combining an excellent sketch of Chase's life with the social, intellectual, and moral climate of the times, Hyman provides a brilliant analysis of two landmark decisions. He also presents a stimulating, original, and provocative treatment of the Chase Court that sheds new light on our understanding of the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments". John Niven, editor of The Salmon P.
Debbie Travis’ Facelift offers fantastically innovative solutions for the decorating doldrums—and a fresh, simple approach to revitalizing any room of your home. Transforming a dark basement into a lively entertainment center or a restful retreat is a snap when you have the reigning queen of renovations guiding you. All you need to know is which mood—calm, cheerful, nostalgic, or dramatic—you want to convey. Then, with her intrepid philosophy of choosing colors to echo that mood, Debbie shows you how to create rooms that are brimming with as much personality as the people living in them. Each mood-inspired section will help you select the right color scheme for your home by highlighting some of the most inspirational remodeling projects from her acclaimed television show Facelift. Packed with beautiful color photographs illustrating before-and-after renovations, step-by-step projects for you to do yourself, and practical advice on giving your own home a facelift, Debbie Travis’ Facelift proves that having a home you adore can be a dream come true.
For hundreds of years leaders of nations have been educated at Oxford. The architecture of the University and colleges has become one of the glories of Europe. The holdings of the libraries and museums are among the most extensive and important in the world. And, most importantly, Oxford has been at the center of major scholarship since the Middle Ages, having made lasting contributions in the study of religion, classics, the arts, the sciences, and more. In The Illustrated History of Oxford University, John Prest has assembled the fascinating story of Oxford--from its origins 800 years ago to the present day--to give a uniquely authoritative version of the University for the general reader. Written by a team of esteemed scholars, all leaders in their fields, this wide-ranging volume captures all of the richness and diversity of Oxford as it details its significant and colorful past. From the brilliant intellectual beginnings of the University in the twelfth century to its twentieth-century emphasis on research, the Illustrated History charts the growth and development of a university competing at the frontiers of knowledge.
Chef Judi Mehrens has gathered the delicious recipes from her series, The Gluten Free Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, Volumes I, II, and III, and combined them into this one volume.
Rather than a strict eat-only-this kind of diet, the Mediterranean diet is a lifstyle diet. Shown to increase health and longevity, eating the Mediterranean way is delicious as well as healthy. This isn't about counting calories, rather it's a blueprint for using the best fresh ingredients. Eat these foods in moderation, drink wine in moderation, exercise a bit, and you will lose weight. More importantly, you'll be healthier for it. In this cookbook, you will find 150 delicious Mediterranean recipes that also are completely gluten free. This collection has been reorganized into chapters: Appetizers, Salads, and Sauces; Soup; Vegetables and Side Dishes; Chicken; Fish and Shellfish; Lamb, Pork, and Veal; and Fruit and Desserts. You'll find recipes for such delicious creations as: Apple and Onion Jam Asparagus and Orange Salad Fresh Tomato Sauce Fruit Soup Tomato Lentil Soup Baked Onions Braised Fennel Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives Broiled Halibut with Dijon Vinaigrette Garlic Lamb Chops Pears Poached in Chianti Chef Judi has also added a new notes sections, offering tips for shopping, preparation, ingredient substitution, and cooking techniques.
From the pen of R.Austin Freeman, creator of Dr.Thorndyke (and among whose fans we find T.S. Eliot and Raymond Chandler), we get his second most famous character: Romney Pringle.
A poor literary agent and avid cyclist, Pringle is in truth a conman of the highest caliber, and his adventures are well-deserved members of "Queen's Quorum" of influential and important mystery and crime stories... This volume contains the complete 12 short stories; a true delight for Freeman's fans...