Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2004-06-08
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781400078998
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, this extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God; some 40,000 people still practice polygamy in these communities. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2003
Editor: Doubleday Books
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9780385509510
Language: en
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Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.

No Man Knows My History

No Man Knows My History
Author: Fawn McKay Brodie
Release: 1995
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 499
ISBN: 9780679730545
Language: en
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The first paperback edition of the classic biography of the founder of the Mormon church, this book attempts to answer the questions that continue to surround Joseph Smith. Was he a genuine prophet, or a gifted fabulist who became enthralled by the products of his imagination and ended up being martyred for them? 24 pages of photos. Map.

The Daily Show The Book

The Daily Show  The Book
Author: Chris Smith
Release: 2016-11-22
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781455565351
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

Three Cups of Deceit

Three Cups of Deceit
Author: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2018-05-02
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780525565130
Language: en
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Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But, as bestselling author Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this extensively researched and penetrating book, he is not all that he appears to be. Based on wide-ranging interviews with former employees, board members, and others who have intimate knowledge of Mortenson and his charity, the Central Asia Institute, Three Cups of Deceit uncovers multiple layers of deception behind Mortenson’s public image. Was his crusade really inspired by a desire to repay the kindness of villagers who nursed him back to health when he became lost on his descent down K2? Was he abducted and held for eight days by the Taliban? Has his charity built all of the schools that he has claimed? This book is a passionately argued plea for the truth, and a tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong. 100% of Jon Krakauer’s proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the “Stop Girl Trafficking” project at the American Himalayan Foundation (www.himalayan-foundation.org/live/project/stopgirltrafficking).

Eiger Dreams

Eiger Dreams
Author: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2009-02-10
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781599217703
Language: en
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No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger. Always with a keen eye, an open heart, and a hunger for the ultimate experience, he gives us unerring portraits of the mountaineering experience. Yet Eiger Dreams is more about people than about rock and ice—people with that odd, sometimes maniacal obsession with mountain summits that sets them apart from other men and women. Here we meet Adrian the Romanian, determined to be the first of his countrymen to solo Denali; John Gill, climber not of great mountains but of house-sized boulders so difficult to surmount that even demanding alpine climbs seem easy; and many more compelling and colorful characters. In the most intimate piece, “The Devils Thumb,” Krakauer recounts his own near-fatal, ultimately triumphant struggle with solo-madness as he scales Alaska's Devils Thumb. Eiger Dreams is stirring, vivid writing about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.

Prophet s Prey

Prophet s Prey
Author: Sam Brower
Release: 2011-08-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781608193257
Language: en
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From the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the conviction of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, horrifying story of how a rogue sect used sex, money, and power disguised under a façade of religion to further criminal activities and a madman's vision. In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeffs in his own words, bringing to light the contents of Jeffs's personal priesthood journal, discovered in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the shocking inside world of FLDS members whose trust he earned and who showed him the staggering truth of their lives.

Here Comes Heaven

Here Comes Heaven
Author: Bill Johnson,Mike Seth,Marilyn Seth
Release: 2011-07-28
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9780768495447
Language: en
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This work is an invitation and guide for young people to bring the realm of Heaven to earth. As children discover their identity through the revelation of the Father's love, they are released to fulfill their Royal Mission: to demonstrate the Kingdom of God by living a life of miracles. Each chapter explains and identifies the inheritance that God's sons and daughters possess, such as the Father's love, the anointing and indwelling of the Holy Spirit, faith, prayer, and the keys of power and authority. This book is not only a companion for the "journey", but also provides a meeting place for children to encounter God's presence that will transform their hearts and lives.

Classic Krakauer

Classic Krakauer
Author: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2019
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781984897695
Language: en
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"The gripping articles collected in Classic Krakauer--originally published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--show why he is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Rigorously researched and vividly written, marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop, these pieces are unified by the author's ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth"--

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2004
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 399
ISBN: 9781400032808
Language: en
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Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions, including polygamy, that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 300,000 first printing.

The Moroni Deception

The Moroni Deception
Author: Jack Brody
Release: 2012-12-19
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0615722261
Language: en
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Michael Chenault, award-winning investigative journalist with the New York Times, is rousted in the middle of the night by NYPD detectives and accused of the bizarre murder of a complete stranger. After clearing himself, Chenault finds that Martin Koplanski, the retired history professor he'd been accused of murdering, was likely killed for a mysterious Mormon relic long thought to be just a myth. Twenty-four hours later, Chenault receives an email with a photo of the recently murdered wife of Presidential candidate, Brockston Ratchford. She too appears to have been ritually killed in the exact manner as Koplanski, right down to having the same cryptic character scrawled in blood across her forehead. With way more than just a hunch to now go on, Chenault heads out to Salt Lake City, the site of the Ratchford murder investigation, to find out what, if any, connection there is between the murders. With the help of a beautiful young reporter he meets along the way, Chenault comes to learn the dark family secrets of a rising political star, along with the rather strange but true history of the Mormon church. As he pieces the story together of what appears to be an ever-growing conspiracy, Chenault is pursued by The Brothers, two murderous zealots who will stop at nothing to retrieve the Mormon relic Chenault is also trying to find. What Chenault eventually discovers is that what he's uncovered may not only affect the outcome of the next Presidential election, but decide the fate of an entire religion-if he can manage to stay alive. In the tradition of Raymond Khoury, Brad Meltzer, Dan Brown and Steve Berry, The Moroni Deception is a cleverly conceived, twisting tale of political and religious intrigue by a new master of the conspiracy thriller.

Heaven Ride

Heaven Ride
Author: John Eccleston,Kerry Gleason
Release: 2014-07-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 436
ISBN: 0990547310
Language: en
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HEAVEN RIDE is a techno-thriller about two loyal friends who unlock secrets of the human soul and invent a device that ejects the soul and long-term memory on its path to heaven, and then brings it back. The "Pod" enables them to build Heaven Ride into the most lucrative empire the world has ever known, until ruthless rivals embark on a campaign of deceit, treachery and betrayal to wrest it away for their own insidious plan. This quandary of science and morality may change the way you think about heaven and the afterlife ... FOREVER. * * * David Brownington, a brilliant entrepreneurial mastermind with a leading business incubator, comes in contact with a mysterious gadget that measures wavelengths never seen before. His close friend, JW Gomez, a third-year Ph.D. candidate, supercedes the boundaries of his doctoral studies using a bio-pod that creates out-of-body experiences. Driven by memories of his little brother who perished in a gruesome accident as a child, JW's extra-curricular studies of sudden traumatic death lead to the astonishing discovery of the human soul. When David and JW merge these devices, they stumble upon the highway to heaven. Each of them falls in love as their miraculous invention takes the world by storm. Millions make the trip. As Heaven Ride prospers, its repercussions ripple throughout society. Protests, bombs and kidnappings threaten to shut it down, posing risks to David, JW, their friends and families. Long after Heaven Ride becomes a household word, startling revelations put David and JW in the crosshairs of dangerous men seeking ultimate power. With HEAVEN RIDE, John Eccleston and Kerry Gleason have woven an intense tale of ambition, success, friendship, betrayal, greed and corruption. It's an intricate and interesting tale of mankind's most startling invention, and technology gone awry.

Winged Horse of Heaven

Winged Horse of Heaven
Author: R. S. McDonald
Release: 2012-12
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 98
ISBN: 057811576X
Language: en
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Raneous, is the young son of the great Palladon, the swiftest and strongest of the Heavenly Host winged horses. Full of youthful idealism, he is eager to begin his training against the Darkland demons. Finally, after many months of flight training, he accompanies an angelic scouting party on a short mission to the miserable realm of the Borderlands. Excitement turns to terror as the dark forces succeed in separating Raneous from the angelic troop. Utterly lost, seemingly abandoned, and unable to fly in the mortal world, Raneous begins his quest to return to the heavenly realm. Through his friendship with a troubled boy, Brian, Raneous learns to fight the demons lurking in the shadows, but also the darkness of the mind. Can he trust the goodness of what he has been taught? Has the High King abandoned him? Why has no one come for him? Join Raneous and Brian as they battle dark forces of evil, learn the true secrets for victory, and step into the power and freedom of becoming a true servant of the High King. Horse lovers, and warriors of all ages will love to take this coming-of-age journey with the beloved winged colt, Raneous.

One Nation Under Gods

One Nation Under Gods
Author: Richard Abanes
Release: 2003-07-29
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 672
ISBN: 1568582838
Language: en
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Founded in 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was initially perceived as a movement of polygamous, radical zealots; now in parts of the U.S. it has become synonymous with the establishment. In reevaluating its preoccupation with issues of church and state, Abanes uncovers the political agenda at Mormonism's core: the transformation of the world into a theocratic kingdom under Mormon authority. This illustrated edition has been revised and offers a new postscript by the author.

Mugan and the Angelic Wars

Mugan and the Angelic Wars
Author: Thomas Oen
Release: 2016-04-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1532937768
Language: en
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Mugan, an unlikely Hero!! These are perilous times in the beautiful realm of Heaven. His best friend has turned against God and he must make the terrible choice of either choosing his best friend, Lucifer, son of the morning or the Godhead, who he swore to love and protect. He must make this choice and either decision have dire consequences to his relationship between the brother and the Godhead who created him. Mugan is someone we can identify with as he deals with the difficult decisions that we all deal with on a day to day basis. Like Mugan, we all must choose whether we will follow God or our own passions, friends or family.

Who Killed Starr Faithfull

Who Killed Starr Faithfull
Author: Gail Rough-stratford
Release: 2017-02
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1542765528
Language: en
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From a man who kept his girlfriend in a closet to a young woman who washed ashore in Long Beach, Long Island has a colorful history of murder and mayhem. Gail Rough-Stratford has always had a fascination with murder. Even as a child, she would clip news stories and save them in a shoe box under her bed. Presented here are some of those same stories, with tales of the Amityville Horror, the Railroad shooter, young woman who arranged a murder during home room and many more. Gail Rough-Stratford is an English professor on the lovely, and dangerous, Long Island with her husband of 36 years and their two Yorkies, Max and Millie.

Faithful History

Faithful History
Author: George Dempster Smith
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 314
ISBN: WISC:89067401562
Language: en
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Over the past decade, Mormon history has undergone a transformation as LDS scholars have debated how their church's story should be written. New Mormon Historians distinguish between what they believe is verifiable and what they suspect may be folklore, and they approach history from a variety of different academic and social perspectives. Mormonism has also become of interest to non-LDS scholars. This raises the question of whether outsiders can truly understand Mormons, and conversely whether insiders can achieve enough detachment to see themselves objectively, or whether this is even desirable. Does history have an inherent meaning beyond the scholar's particular viewpoint, and should a writer strive to understand another person's perspective, or is one's own subjective vantage all that is possible and ultimately what is important? The new Mormon traditionalists contend that objectivity is, in fact, impossible and that history is written with certain pre-understandings; also, that some viewpoints are superior based on spiritual insight, including a belief in God and in Joseph Smith as the prophet, and that one should not impassively report examples of faith but should actively promote them. In this compilation, the editor has assembled sixteen essays which represent all sides of this ongoing discussion.

Tear Drops Through Heaven s Veil

Tear Drops Through Heaven s Veil
Author: John L Peoples
Release: 2017-08-16
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1548169331
Language: en
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In Tear Drops through Heaven's Veil, author John L. Peoples combines a poignant narrative with powerful song selections to create a unique reading experience. While reading his new romantic and spiritual epic, listen to the playlist he provides, and let both the music and the words wash over you. Up in heaven, an angel weeps. Her name is Timberly, and she was once a mortal woman. In her previous life on earth, she fell deeply in love with the poet Bentley Maxwell. Now, separated from her lover, Timberly can't help but lament her loss. Her heavenly sisters try to console her, but her tears will not abate. On earth, Bentley remembers beautiful nights eating s'mores on the sand dunes with Timberly. Each of these recollections cuts him to the core. When he lost her, Bentley withdrew from his friends and society at large. Every new chance at a relationship felt like he was hurting Timberly. Bentley chases after new loves, but a shocking event will force him to reflect on his past and the love he shared with Timberly. In doing so, the poet discovers the inspiration needed to continue his life and honor Timberly's memory.

Revelations

Revelations
Author: Nicole Dicenzo
Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1463739249
Language: en
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On May 25th, 2006 an IED exploded in Bagdad instantly killing Army Captain Doug DiCenzo. His wife Nicole didn't ask “why?” after the notifying officers knocked on her door, she immediately started asking God about Heaven.The next five years of her life became a quest to discover the truth about Heaven and Christ's Millennial Kingdom. Her gracious God sent Her messages in miraculous ways – both from the battlefield and from Heaven – in order to keep her focus on His Word and His return. Slowly, Nicole began to understand the vision she had created of Heaven was far from the truth.Revelations: A Survivor's Story of Faith, Hope, and the Coming Kingdom is a true life account of a survivor's search for answers with a heavenly twist: Doug is in Heaven and he is completely aware of Nicole's experiences on Earth. While Nicole asks God if she should wait for Heaven or move on with her life, Doug is anticipating their reunion by witnessing the preparations for the return of the King.Even though this world took her husband, it cannot have her faith. Now she knows when Jesus returns, He will bat a thousand – it is called the millennial reign of Christ.

The Christian Trumpet

The Christian Trumpet
Author: Gaudentius Rossi
Release: 2013-10-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 230
ISBN: 1492908487
Language: en
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In The Christian Trumpet there are many other predictions supposed to have been made by eminent servants of God whose process of beatification has already been or is being introduced in Rome. Such is, for instance, the case with the Venerable Anna-Maria Taigi, Venerable Abbe Vianney, Cure d'Ars, Venerable Elizabeth Mora, Sister Rose Columba of Taggia, etc. Now, in these circumstances, our wise and prudent ecclesiastical superiors will never attempt to forestall the impending solemn judgment of the holy and infallible Roman See by their formal approbation of the prophetical previsions and predictions of these servants of God. Hence, those who clamor for such approbation show more zeal than true wisdom, and evidently fall into the fault which they presume to censure in Pellegrino. In the First Part it has been judged proper to collect and arrange those prophetical predictions, the main object of which evidently is to warn mankind about impending serious and more or less general calamities. In the Second Part he is gratified by being able to give many prophecies of a more cheering and hopeful nature, announcing the fast-approaching universal triumph of the true faith and holy religion of Jesus Christ. The Third Part, if more gloomy and saddening to worldlings, will prove very useful to the true believer, and full of solid hope for the virtuous Christian soul, with fervent aspirations for the end of sin, and the general resurrection to glory of the elect of God."