E-Book/E-Text Announcements: January 2006 Archives

Deus Caritas Est


Encyclical Letter "Deus Caritas Est"

Obviously, I can't comment as I just received notice of it--but for those who would like to look, the first encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI--his Christmas present to the Church.

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William Jennings Bryan

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In His Image

Being a compendium of his lectures to the Union Theological Seminary.

Bryan made his reputation in two major events that showed how wrong a good person could be--the Scopes trial, in which he debated oppostie Clarence Darrow (chronicled in Inherit the Wind)and his support of bimetalism, in whic he made this famous speech:

from "Cross of Gold"
William Jennings Bryan

If they dare to come out in the open field and defend the gold standard as a good thing, we will fight them to the uttermost. Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, the laboring interests, and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.

You can see that his oratorical style made him one of the most persuasive and interesting speakers of his time.

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An Antiquarian Gift

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Project Gutenberg Edition of Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches

Most particularly for Julie D. and her comrades-in-arms. I love old/ancient cooking and recipe books. Hope you all enjoy this one.

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A Slew of Bellocs

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The Online Books Page: What's New

See January 18th Entry:

Marie Belloc Lowndes (Sister of Hilaire, and author of The Lodger--a very nice Jack-the-Ripper novel published in 1913. Her work is primarily in the Mystery, suspense, ghost story mode): From Out the Vasty Deep, The Chink in the Armour, What Timmy Did, The End of Her Honeymoon

Hilaire Belloc The Historic Thames, Hills and the Sea

Note also, the delectable Waltoniana: Inedited REmains in Verse and Prose of Isaak Walton

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Just in Time. . .

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