The Bishop s Boys A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright

The Bishop s Boys  A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright
Author: Tom D. Crouch
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2003-04-17
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 9780393347463

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The reissue of this definitive biography heralds the one-hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight. Brilliant, self-trained engineers, the Wright brothers had a unique blend of native talent, character, and family experience that perfectly suited them to the task of invention but left them ill-prepared to face a world of skeptics, rivals, and officials. Using a treasure trove of Wright family correspondence and diaries, Tom Crouch skillfully weaves the story of the airplane's invention into the drama of a unique and unforgettable family. He shows us exactly how and why these two obscure bachelors from Dayton, Ohio, were able to succeed where so many better-trained, better-financed rivals had failed.

The Medieval Boy Bishops

The Medieval Boy Bishops
Author: Neil Mackenzie
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2011-12-01
Genre: Boy bishops
ISBN: 9781780880082

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In the mid-seventeenth century, clergyman John Gregory made a surprise discovery in Salisbury Cathedral that began to reveal the truth of the Boy Bishops. The Boy Bishops of the Middle Ages, following widespread and popular custom, supplanted the true bishops in their cathedrals for a period of time during the Christmas season.This strange and largely forgotten tradition, stretching from the early Middle Ages to the present day, gives a fascinating insight into the medieval world and its legacy. Elected by their fellows, these Boy Bishops exercised their power in cathedrals, churches and beyond, right across Europe. They controlled services, directed the clergy, enjoyed lavish entertainment, went on visitations to great noble and religious houses and received huge sums of money. However, the topsy-turvy reign of a Boy Bishop was often accompanied by bitter eclesiastical arguments, violence, civil unrest and even murder. It is a little-known fact that the Boy Bishop tradition is still alive today.The Medieval Boy Bishops will appeal to those interested in religious history, the peculiarities of the medieval world and the place of children in society. Author Neil was inspired to write the book by his passion for English literature and history. “I was fascinated by the idea of Boy Bishops,” says Neil. “I’m trying to bring back to life a largely forgotten corner of medieval history.” This book will revive interest in a fascinating but neglected area of medieval history in the same way as books such as A Very English Deceit, Longitude and The Mechanical Turk have done for more recent history.

The Bishop s Man

The Bishop s Man
Author: Linden MacIntyre
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-09-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781582436999

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Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the "Exorcist"—an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward priests and suppress potential scandal. He knows all of the devious ways that lonely priests persuade themselves that their needs trump their vows, but he's about to be sorely tested himself. While sequestered by his bishop in a small rural parish to avoid an impending public controversy, Duncan must confront the consequences of past cover–ups and the suppression of his own human needs. Pushed to the breaking point by loneliness, tragedy, and sudden self–knowledge, Duncan discovers how hidden obsessions and guilty secrets either find their way to the light of understanding or poison any chance we have for love and spiritual peace.

The Bishop s Wife

The Bishop s Wife
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-12-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781616954789

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In the predominantly mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets. Linda Wallheim is a devout Mormon, mother of five boys and wife of a bishop. But Linda’s daily routine of church-going, Relief Society meetings, and visiting church ward members is turned upside down as a disturbing situation takes shape in her seemingly idyllic neighborhood. Young wife and mother Carrie Helm has disappeared. Carrie’s husband, Jared, claims that she has abandoned the family, but Linda doesn’t trust him. As she snoops, trying to learn more about the Helms’ circumstances, Linda becomes convinced Jared murdered his wife and painted himself as a wronged husband. Inspired by a chilling true crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop’s Wife is both a fascinating peek into the lives of modern Mormons and a grim and cunningly twisted mystery.

The Boy Bishop s Glovemaker

The Boy Bishop s Glovemaker
Author: Michael Jecks
Publsiher: Canelo
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2020-08-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781800321229

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No rest for the wicked, not even at Christmas...For Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King’s Peace, and Bailiff Simon Puttock, Christmas 1321 is set to be marvellous. They are to receive the prestigious gloves of honour in a ceremony led by the specially elected Boy-Bishop. But they soon learn that Ralph – the glovemaker – has been stabbed to death. Then Peter, a Secondary at the cathedral, collapses from poisoning. Simon and Baldwin must solve the riddles surrounding the deaths, but as they dig for the truth they find that many of Exeter’s leading citizens are not what they seem to be... The tenth Last Templar Mystery from a master of the genre. Perfect for fans of CJ Sansom and Susanna Gregory.

Two Sermons Preached by the Boy Bishop

Two Sermons Preached by the Boy Bishop
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1875
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: NLI:2336583-20

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Two Sermons Preached by the Boy Bishop

Two Sermons Preached by the Boy Bishop
Author: John Gough Nichols
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1875
Genre: Boy bishops
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005413252

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The Bishop s Shadow

The Bishop s Shadow
Author: I. T. Thurston
Publsiher: Alpha Edition
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2021-09-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9355110618

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The Bishop's Shadow, is many of the old books which have been considered important throughout the human history. They are now extremely scarce and very expensive antique. So that this work is never forgotten we republish these books in high quality, using the original text and artwork so that they can be preserved for the present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and designed. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work and hence the text is clear and readable.