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Final Report of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (Watergate Report), Volume 1 by SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVI

This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities based on its investigation of the Watergate break-in and coverup, illegal and improper campaign practices and financing, and other wrongdoing during the Presidential campaign of 1972. The committee’s mandate from the Senate, which was passed by a unanimous vote, was to make a “complete” investigation and study “of the extent … to which illegal, improper, or unethical activities” occurred in the 1972 Presidential campaign and election and to determine whether new legislation was needed “to safeguard the electoral process by which the President of the United States is chosen.” This project contains the introductory material and chapters 1-3 of 11.- Summary modified from the introduction
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History of the Norwegian People, Volume 1 by GJERSET, Knut

A detailed and exhaustive history of the Norwegian People, written in two volumes. The author, Knut Gjerset, was born in Western Norway in 1865 and immigrated to Chippewa County, Minnesota, in the US with his parents in 1871 and his brother Oluf later got elected to public office there. He received a B.A. in Literature from the University of Minnesota, and also studied at John’s Hopkins University from 1895-1896, and the University of Heidelberg, where he was awarded a PhD, from 1896-1898. This first volume deals with the Norwegian History from the earliest times, to the early 14th century and covers topics such as: Prehistoric Norway and iron and Bronze age cultures in the area, the Viking era, The Christianization of Norway and some related information on Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland/Orkney Islands, etc., Early kings of Norway, Norway in the Crusades, and foreign policy reformations at the beginning of the Late Middle Ages. – Summary by Ærik Bjørnsson
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Wayside and Woodland Trees: A pocket guide to the British sylva by STEP, Edward

“The purpose of this volume is not the addition of one more to the numerous treatises upon sylviculture or forestry, but to afford a straightforward means for the identification of our native trees and larger shrubs for the convenience of the rural rambler and Nature-lover. The list of British arborescent plants is a somewhat meagre one, but all that could be done in a pocket volume by way of supplementing it has been done—by adding some account of those exotics that have long been naturalized in our woods, and a few of more recent introduction that have already become conspicuous ornaments in many public and private parks.” From the Preface – Summary by KHand
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Love Affairs of the Courts of Europe by HALL, Thornton

The best stories are written by life itself, and that is why Thornton Hall has collected real life love stories in this volume. All the Princes Charming and the Fair Maidens of these stories are historical figures, which have at one time played their roles at one of the many Courts of Europe. Hall’s writing style is entertaining and easy to follow, and though he may be guilty of embellishing the stories, the flourishes only add to their charm. – Summary by Carolin
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Caliban by the Yellow Sands by MACKAYE, Percy

Caliban, the primitive, savage son of the witch Sycorax and the evil frog-tiger god Setebos, seeks to obtain knowledge and become civilized from a strange magician named Prospero and his young daughter, Miranda. Through fantastic visions (including of Shakespeare plays), poetry, song and dance, thus begins the slow, gradual education of a inquisitive brute as he faces enlightenment and wicked temptation.

Serving as a thematic companion piece and maybe spiritual prequel and midquel to William Shakespeare’s [i]The Tempest[/i], [i]Caliban by the Yellow Sands[/i] was a massive, elaborate and outdoor “community masque” performed from 1916-1917 in New York and Boston as part of the three-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Preaching an anti-war message in response to the current events of World War I, it was a smashing success, as it was seen by over two hundred thousand spectators and utilized 1500 amateur artisans and actors to bring its giant vision to life. Summary by Mary Kay

Cast List:

Narrator: Amelia Chesley
Caliban: Craig Franklin
Miranda: Kieren Metts
Prospero: ToddHW
Ariel: Kristin Gjerløw
Voices from Below / Power of Setebos / All / The Dirge / The Soldiers: Tomas Peter
Voices from Within / Spirits of Ariel / All / The Chorus: MaryAnn
Sycorax / Cleopatra / Juliet / War / The Voice / Mrs. Page: Sonia
Cressida / Charmian / Perdita / Lust / The Emperor / Mrs. Quickly / The Spirit of Time: Lian Pang
Antony / Troilus / Horatio / Benvolio / Adam / Sir John Falstaff: alanmapstone
Pandarus / Ghost of Caesar / Hamlet / Mercutio / Lorenzo / The Duke / Sir Hugh Evans / King Henry the Fifth: Larry Wilson
Attendant / Brutus / Florizel / Marcellus / Romeo / Orlando / Pistol: Dafni Ma
Eros / The Boy / Lucius / Death / Jacques / Mrs. Ford: Leanne Yau
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Bible (Reina Valera) NT 15-16: 1, 2 Timoteo by REINA-VALERA

La primera carta a Timoteo es una de las tres cartas pastorales (incluidas 2 Timoteo y Tito) que el anciano apóstol Pablo envió a aquellos que continuarían su obra. Timoteo era, en todos los sentidos, el hijo espiritual de Pablo. Joven pero talentoso, Timoteo había sido asignado para dirigir la iglesia en Éfeso, una iglesia que necesitaba orden tanto en la alabanza, así como corrección doctrinal, que estaba plagada de maestros falsos. La carta de Pablo, que probablemente fue escrita alrededor del año 62 DC, asesoró al joven Timoteo en cuestiones de liderazgo eclesiástico, desde la adoración apropiada hasta los requisitos detallados para los ancianos y diáconos,le dio consejos de cómo enfrentar la enseñanza falsa y cómo tratar a varias personas dentro de una congregación. Pablo le encargó a Timoteo que viviera una vida irreprochable, dando a los creyentes un estándar para emular.

2 Timoteo fue la última carta escrita por Pablo (ad.64) mientras esperaba su ejecución en una cárcel romana. A pesar de todo lo que Pablo estaba enfrentando; la muerte, el final de su ministerio, el abandono de la mayoría de sus amigos por temor a la persecución – él fielmente dirigió a su hijo espiritual, Timoteo, a la esperanza que está en Cristo. Mientras exhortaba a Timoteo a la valentía, la perseverancia y la fidelidad frente a las falsas enseñanzas, Pablo mostró su preocupación habitual por la sana doctrina. Toda la Escritura, dice Pablo, está inspirada por Dios y por lo tanto es suficiente en todo lo relacionado con la fe y la práctica de los cristianos (3: 16-17). Por lo tanto, los creyentes maduros deben estar ansiosos por transmitir su conocimiento de las Escrituras a aquellos que son más jóvenes en la fe.

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The first letter to Timothy is one of the three pastoral letters (including 2 Timothy and Titus) that the aging apostle Paul sent to those who would continue his work. Timothy was, in every way, Paul’s spiritual son. Young but talented, Timothy had been assigned to lead the church in Ephesus, a church that needed order in both worship as well as doctrinal correction, which was plagued with false teachers. Paul’s letter, which was probably written around 62 AD, counseled young Timothy on issues of church leadership, from proper worship to the detailed requirements for elders and deacons, gave him advice on how to deal with false teaching and how to treat several people within a congregation. Paul commissioned Timothy to live an irreproachable life, giving believers a standard to emulate.

2 Timothy was the last letter written by Paul (ad.64) while waiting for his execution in a Roman jail. In spite of everything Paul was facing; death, the end of his ministry, the abandonment of most of his friends for fear of persecution – he faithfully led his spiritual son, Timothy, to the hope that is in Christ. While exhorting Timothy to courage, perseverance and fidelity in the face of false teachings, Paul showed his usual concern for sound doctrine. All Scripture, says Paul, is inspired by God and therefore sufficient in everything related to the faith and practice of Christians (3: 16-17). Therefore, mature believers should be eager to pass on their knowledge of the Scriptures to those who are younger in the faith.
– Summary by Claudia R. Barrett
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