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@#$% Francis and his wife Mary wrote as a team, and as time went on that squad appeared to contain their son Felix, who took over the Dick Francis brand in the early 2000s, when his mother had died and father got too old to write. Up until the mid-90s most of the books were written in a very distinct style: a powerful focus on the horse jumping world, attractive spare prose, page turning plots, and detective-like main characters with related methods of operation. However, in the 1980s, another style entered into some of the books and has continued since Felix took over the franchise. The plots take much longer to develop. The sentences are decidedly much longer. There is no rhythm to the prose whatsoever. And the horse-racing world, while there, recedes well into the distance. Proof is one of these second types of books. I can fall asleep at night after reading a page and a half, where with the earlier books, I would be awake until four in the morning unable to place the book down. I can't say it's a poorly written book, because it reads like any number of other authors I could name. But if you are looking for the classic Dick Francis page turning, spare prose, racing globe driven book, pass this one by.
I have read this a lot of times and enjoying a return to the story as I replace those paper versions with the Kindle version. It does create you realize that @#$% Francis (and his wife who assisted so much) was a amazing writer and though his son can write a amazing story his Father was a of is no various with a tip of the racing globe but this time we understand the art of Wine Tasting and a amazing villain with some nasty habits using Plaster and Bandages.
“As a detective what pleases me is proof... so what’s proof?”“If you mix a liquid with gunpowder and ignite it, and it burns with a steady blue flame, that’s proof.”He looked faintly bemused.“Proof of what?”“Proof that the liquid is at least fifty percent alcohol.’’Like all of Francis’ titles - ‘Proof’ contains multiple meanings . . .First to ‘prove’ the alcohol content.And then to ‘prove’ the guilty of the ly, more subtly, Beach to ‘prove’ his courage.Why Beach driven to ‘prove’ himself?“Not his father’s son,” was how the uncharitable place it.Or more plainly, “Lacks the family guts.”“My father, a soldier, had won both the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Gold Cup, dashing as valiantly into steeplechase fences as he had into opponent territory. His bravery on all battlefields had been awe-inspiring, and he died from a broken neck on Sandown Park racecourse when I was eleven, and watching.’’Just his popular father’s legacy?“My grandfather, a distant Titan who had finished second one year in the Grand National before covering himself with military glory in Globe Battle I. My grandfather’s Victoria Cross lay beside my father’s D.S.O. in the display case I had inherited. It was their dash, their flair, their daredevilment that they had not passed on.’’“Are you going to grow up like your father, then?” had been said to me in friendly, expectant fashion countless times through my childhood, and it had only slowly dawned on everyone, as on me, that no, I wasn’t.’’So this heritage drives Beach to ‘prove’ his courage. Adds a lot of depth to this story.Another theme - ‘prove’ that evil is chosen, not imposed . . .“Do you ever test to search out what becomes of the people you catch... afterwards?”“No, not often. On the whole they are vain, greedy, heartless and cunning. I don’t care for them. One can feel sorry for them, but it’s with their victims my sympathies normally lie.”“Not like the old joke,” I said.“What old joke?”“About the man who fell among thieves, who beat him and robbed him and left him bleeding and unconscious in the gutter. And along came two sociologists who looked down upon him lying there and said, the one to the other, ‘The man who did this needs our help.’ ”Not the famous opinion. Conversation continues . . .“Absolution, it had always seemed to me, was a fake. To err was human, to be easily forgiven was to be sentimentally set to err again. To be repeatedly forgiven destroyed the soul.’’So the villains are shown as freely choosing evil. Beach presented as freely choosing to war and defeat the evil - even at extreme risk.He ‘proves’ his worth to his ncluding page . . .Beach finds a long lost note written by his father . . .I stared at the page, transfixed. It was a scrawl, a cri de coeur, hurried, barely punctuated, ending without a question mark. I knew my mother wouldn’t have sent it, if she’d seen it. It too nearly destroyed the myth.I felt nearer to him than ever before.I felt his real son.He had written ... at not quite my show age, he had written:“The war must be soon now. It is essential not to present fear to the men, but God, I fear Why can’t I have the courage of my father?”Francis ability to quickly draw interesting, vivid, even fascinating characters makes his work me of his portraits stay with me for years. This book has a lot of people so finely drawn, that it really adds to the drama. Not just a story, but human emotion and individual eat!
My wife read this book when it was first published. As a scotch drinker and reader of mysteries, she gave it high marks then. After a discussion with a mate about scotch, in which she referenced Proof and expressed sorrow at having given her copy away years ago, I reordered it for her. She still gives it five stars as a source of info and as a mystery.
Actually 3.5 stars but rounded down.OK, so firstly I have to admit that I struggled with this book. In fact, I got so bogged down by it that between starting and finishing this book I also read three others in between and I really don't usually do that with fiction. But there was something that kept me from giving up completely despite all the niggles I was having along the way. I think the time-outs that I took from it did support me when I eventually reconnected with itially for me it read like a not good man's Dan Brown book. Now, I happen to like Dan Brown books, mainly for the settings but also for the puzzles he includes. My first problem with this book was that the initial puzzle was blatantly obvious to me. When it was subsequently "solved" and the MC so impressed by said solving, I had to just roll my eyes again and place the book down again.But, as I said, I did carry on and eventually I got over myself and started to invest in the book and read through the plot holes and improbable parts and just practice the acceptance I am trying to obtain to grips with in other aspects of my life. I guess I really wanted to know how on earth (or heaven) the author would manage to wrap things up. I guess I wanted more from the ending than he was able to give me e ride in between the shaky begin and the flaky ending was amazing though. Once I managed to suspend disbelief that is. Maybe my standards and needs are too high for what the author delivered. There are definitely loads of people who loved this book, maybe it just wasn't the book for me but, as I finished, I have to review, that's my rule. I did have fun all the people fighting over what Ross claimed to have and the reasons for them wanting to either possess the material, deny its existence or bury the whole thing by basically killing everyone involved. There was definitely enough interest and intrigue to hold me reading, mainly I required to know who was with and who against, who was playing Ross and who was supporting so, and this is a bit of a biggie for me I'm afraid. How exactly does proving the existence of one man prove the whole God thing. Pardon me but I am not huge on religion personally but surely one does not definitively follow from the other?All in all, I am glad I read this book but I wasn't sorry when I finished it and it left me with more questions than answers and not of a existential nature. If you can suspend belief and go with the flow then I am sure that you will have a much better experience with this book than I did. My thanks go to the Publisher and Netgalley for the possibility to read this book.
This was a totally enjoyable, escapist thriller. I've never read any other novels by Peter James, but I enjoyed his style, and I will definitely give other books of his a try. This one in particular with quite a controversial topic matter, and whether you are religious, atheist or agnostic, it will hold you gripped. It highlights some of my own beliefs and brought out some interesting points of view which would have needed a amazing of research, and which were conveyed very well. Certainly got me thinking, and discussing some of the problems with family members. The characters were interesting, flawed, and we are never quite sure who is out to stop Ross from discovering and revealing the truth, or their motives. You can't take it too seriously, though, and if you suspend reason and just go with the story, you will have fun it as a amazing piece of ank you to the Pigeonhole for another amazing read.
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When journalist Ross Hunter opens his door, he didn't expect to search an older man who insisted he had to talk to him. When he invited him in, he definitely didn't expect the man to tell him that he had the key to absolute proof that God existed and that he required Ross to support him publicize the ss is leery but after talking to others and researching the man's background, he agrees to at least check out the first clue the man presents him. He does so and finds the coordinates for an awesome treasure, a cup buried in a hidden chamber on a religious website that could be the actual Holy Grail. Soon the chase takes Ross around the globe to other countries chasing more artifacts and trying to search out the truth.But there are those who don't wish him to succeed. Representatives of a lot of of the world's oldest established religions wish to either the proof or search a method to suppress it. Businesses chime in, hoping to create a fortune off Christians who will anything associated with their Savior. There are break-ins and frightening messages and soon, several murders as those versus the chance pull out all the stops to hold Ross from finding the truth. Can he push through to the truth?Peter James is known for his mysteries starring Detective Roy Grace. This is a various theme for him and the reader is hurtled around the globe as Ross attempts to solve the mystery and decipher the method his own life will work out going forward. Readers may feel that the book is a bit repetitive as it seems to take Ross quite a bit of time to figure out that he is in danger and decide what to do but the ending is thought provoking. This book is recommended for readers of thrillers with a religious or historical background.
In this intriguing fresh standalone novel by James he introduces us to the resourceful Ross Hunter, an investigative reporter who after being contacted by the guarded, Dr. Harry F. Cook embarks on a risky mission to uncover whether there is genuinely any Absolute Proof of god’s e writing is elaborate and fast-paced. The characters are troubled, tireless, and multifaceted. And the plot is an intricate tale that will have you contemplating the possible final resting put of historical artefacts, the complexity, and significance of DNA testing and our genetic ancestry, and the enormous effects and implications actual proof of God would have on different organizations around the world.Overall, Absolute Proof is a hefty (almost 600 pages), innovative, action-packed, suspenseful read that without a doubt will leave you questioning whether the confirmation of God’s existence would actually resolve any of the ongoing, long-lasting religious conflicts that have raged around the globe for centuries or would just ultimately lead to more greed, chaos, and upheaval.
We're out of miracles. Russell Crowe would of course come to be better known elsewhere (filmicly) in this year, but what of his other release in 2000? Proof of Life is a blender, a picture that is in part thriller, part romance, part drama and part observation on a very true life issue - that of kidnapping for ransom. So a lot of genres to tackle means that invariably Taylor Hackford's movie feels over stuffed, pushing the running time to two hours and fifteen minutes, it is this that hurts it. A shame because if trimmed of the pointless filler and drawn out sequences then there is a very efficient (ok, maybe routine is a better word here) and well acted piece on show. The drama and tension (sexual and perilous threat) is all building towards the action packed finale, which, while well mounted, doesn't seem an adequate off for the number of extended chatty scenes we have had to tolerate to obtain there. Nice hint of the hat to a classic at the end, though. 6/10
This book includes necessary info that all genealogists need to attend to. Others have written with clarity about the topic matter. My comment here has to do with the utter inadequacy of the Kindle version. The book involves reading, then doing exercises at the end of the chapter, then referring to an appendix, etc. This is not handy on the Kindle. To achieve the full benefit of the knowledge contained, one must consult the print version. Definitely the book if you're interested in the subject.
As a professional genealogist I thoroughly enjoyed this book. He info the Genealogical Proof Standard and reasoning processes. He explains basic and secondary info as well as direct and indirect evidence. He contains exercises at the end of each chapter to support us further understand the genealogical steps and requirements. I liked the detailed section on citations and how to make them. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 rating is because only 50% of the book is actually instruction on mastering genealogical proof. The other half is an appendix with reprints of articles he has written. Although informative and we can learn from his examples I wasn't expecting 50% of the book to be ckie Chupurdia: Best Selling Author 'Jump Begin Your Genealogy Research'
Not finished reading it but so far it is excellent. I'm Treasurer of our local Genealogy Club, a member of the Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society (CCNGS) and a member of the National Genealogy Society (NGS). If you are just starting out in the field, it is a amazing book to have as it explains some methodologies you should use in your search. I have it on my Kindle Fire HD so I can take it with me to read when the time permits.
This extremely helpful book is akin to any other text book used in a college or university. It's a tough read, especially on the Kindle, as you can't jump back and forth to correlate past reading with current, but when you persevere and complete the reading, take the chapter tests, and apply the knowledge gained, the results are spite the shortcomings, it has proved invaluable when supporting "genealogical proofs" completely.
That is the best word to describe this album. Apart from their Live album, I think this one is the best. The album has amazing songs, perfect writing, and the most necessary is the notice it delivers. These 4 guys have an perfect chemistry that shines through on this album. Singing acapella is a difficult thing and these guys have it down pat. I think my favorite song is Take Me Away. When you this CD, be sure to take a moment and listen to the very latest song. Allow it run for a min or so, there is a suprise at the end of Alleluia (my 2 year olds favorite song).
This book is excellent! I already know a lot about the benefits of a plant based diet, and I learned even more by reading this book! He gives a very amazing reason "why" to step aside from the SAD diet and provide healthy, REAL foods for our children.I do want Dr Fuhrman would publish an updated version, as some of the book is a bit outdated (published in 2006). For instance, he states that peanuts should not be given to kids under the age of two- an old guideline that has been debunked by current ere is also no mention of GMO's and he advocates soy milk and tofu quite a bit which most current health experts do ever, this book is a amazing read and a lot of amazing reasons to switch to a healthy plant based diet!If only all pediatricians focused on what our kids eat!!!
Love this s...it will be stressful having those dinner/food time discussion with your kids if you just throw a huge plate of veggies at them and never allow them eat a quick meal food again...I read other reviews that said it was not a amazing book because there is no method their children would go along with this. I believe it is my responsibility, as a parent, to lay a amazing foundation now, in all areas, regardless of how hard it is to do.I know that making little changes, over time will do the trick and the children will never know what hit them! Not too long after presenting more veggies and fruit as options instead of processed food/snacks my kid asked for fruit instead...it was a pleasing shocker. Even better, I see the meal choice trending in a whole foods direction and that keeps me motivated!I have first hand experience with curing illnesses with nutrition and I know that the info presented here is good, solid advice. I have most of Dr. Fuhrman's books and I recommend them e book is well written. Presented in an organized fashion and simple to understand.
This is a simple read, it reinforces a lot of things I already believed in, namely that diet controls a amazing portion of our health. It takes that concept further than most doctors would, not only preventing the huge assassins (Heart attack, heart disease, diabetes, etc.) but also the common flu, allergies, and other childhood illnesses. He has a no-holds barred attitude about society's norms and morales, and it's a refreshing but not overly paranoid view of the meal globe we live in.I'm already a vegan but it gave me some amazing ideas on some things I should be adding to my children's diet as well as my own. What's amazing for the goose is amazing for the gander.
This book is very amazing at breaking down the genealogical proof process in discrete simple to grasp chunks. I'm already implementing some of the a lot of points covered in the book. It is also written in easy-to-understand language and goes the additional mile to provide a glossary of terms discussed throughout. Highly recommended amateur genealogists like myself who need a better understanding of what's involved with the GPS (Genealogical Proof Standard).
This book is awesome. It really opens your mind to how necessary amazing eating habits in childhood are. To all those people out there who think there is nothing wrong with loading children up on diary and meat and junk food, this book demonstrates by reliance on peer-reviewed scientific literature that such a course of action is setting the scene for the later development, during adulthood, of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disease. There are those out there that cling tenaciously to the standard American diet, massive on junk food, meat, and diary, and processed factory foods. But the evidence shows that such an approach is deleterious to human health. This book will change the lives of your kids well into adulthood. Buy it; read it; and implement it.
This book was the pivoting point to change my family's eating habits and got us further steps closer to a healthy life.I have been reading and digesting books, articles, videos about healthy living: diet, exercise, chemical exposure etc. to hold our family safe and healthy. There is so much conflicting info and it gets very overwhelming to decide what is truth and what works?Finally with his book, everything became clear and the solution to healthy diet presented itself so clearly. We are as a family still not excellent but we test hard to obtain most of our calories from plant based foods. I stopped buying butter, cheese and milk. We stopped eating chicken, red meat and fish, only at means a lot of green smoothies, all kinds of vegetables raw and cooked (steam mostly), nut butters, Ezekiel bread, water.Just in 3-4 weeks I noticed:- I'm not bloated, my tummy doesn't obtain bigger and bigger as the day goes on.- I don't obtain cravings after dinner to eat something starchy and sweet.- I'm always full but never stuffed or starved.- I have more energy in general.- The children (I have young kids) obtain over their runny noses quickly without becoming sick.I started mentioning and recommending this book to a lot of friends. Also to my family. It turned out that the book that changed my sister's life (she became a functional vegan and lost like 25 pounds and kept is for the past 2+ years) was also Dr.Fuhrman's book - Eat to Live.If you are one that enjoys his/her comfort foods a lot and finds it very hard to change habits in general, this book will not work for you. But for anyone who is looking to create a positive change, it is life changing.- The k
This was a very educational, informative book, and especially focused on the result meal can have on childrens' behavior and health. Several parts of the book touched on the correlation between ADD and ADHD and a child's diet, but also suggested dietary changes to fix that behavior. Several studies and examples throughout present the suggestions to be is book is very clear - it is not intended to be a weight-loss diet, nor is it entirely vegan. It encourages flexibility according to the child's level of activity and age, and recommends foods that support kids grow and mature physically and mentally. It is an perfect tutorial book for any parent that is concerned about feeding their kids the healthiest of food.
If you count the four track album simply titled "Go Fish Acappella", then this album is their third release and definitely a new work that fits together very well. If there was one thing that I noticed when I was listening to the songs this time around, it's that even when the notice became a serious one-on-one with God approach, each song had an underlying theme of hope (except for the sixth track - I am uncertain of what to create of it currently). Examples contain "Cry in the Rain" (fourth track) which sincerely speaks to all people in the pattern of its predecessor "You're My Small Girl" (from "Out of Breath" and "Acappella"), yet it takes it one step further. Not only is it a reminder that God is show when life is delivering lemons and limes, but He is also show to faithfully bring us through and then also show to rejoice by making Sprite (okay, poor analogy with lemon-lime, but you obtain the idea). All throughout this CD, you can sense how things have begun to build for this very talented group through the production, and if you have the original "New Heart (without percussion)" and "Will You Dance" from "Acappella," you'll recognize that they reworked just a small bit of the background help without messing with the dynamics that created the songs the unbelievable pieces that they are.
An awesome book. Don't obtain fooled by it being a few years old, if it were up to me it would be needed reading in schools because its so factual and believable. Dr. Fuhrman proves that he has honest, fundamental science on his side and not trendy gimmicks. He cuts right to the chase on what you need to know about children's nutrition and its all so very 21st century and heartfelt. I believe in what he says so much that i not only follow his nutritional tip but feel the urge to spread his knowledge to others as well, even though he doesnt have a booster/salesman intent or style to him.
Go Fish's second album is again the best ever! The purity of their acappella combined with their desire to share the love of Jesus and have fun doing it makes this CD one you've got to listen to. From their hilarious "Big Poor Billy" to the ever-touching "Cry In The Rain", Go Fish's unmistakable sincerity and talent shine. "Will You Dance" may seem confusing the first time around, but listen to it again and you'll understand just how the guys feel about what they do. The simplicity and beauty of "Alleluia" grasps the listener. And, for all of you who hold advising to " Allow it run for a min or so" after the latest song, yes, every single one of Go Fish's albums has a hidden track. "Part of the Proof"'s first hidden track is a remake of their one on "Out of Breath". But wait? What's that? It's another hidden track! You'd better allow your player play itself out. There are always more surprises with a Go Fish CD. And as the gofishguys themselves say... "You've heard us sing, now the record's at its end, so what ya gonna do? Listen to it again!"
The book deserves 5 stars in non e-book format. Trying to read the e-book and then test to return to a unique page or jump forward to study it.....I want I had bought the hard copy. Dr. Jones is an expert in his field and the book is filled with unbelievable info and helpful ways to document one's genealogical work.
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I have read many, a lot of genealogy books explaining the requirements and research techniques. I have to say this is the best I have read to date. The text is clear and simple to understand which is rare. The writing style keeps the readers' interest. I have found a lot of books on this topic to be frustrating and confusing. Not this one! This is top notch!
My 12-month-old son kept getting sick from daycare so I started implementing some of Dr. Fuhrman's principles in his diet, mainly adding a lot of green veggies and healthy fats. He gets a everyday green smoothie and he loves it. It's been a few weeks and he hasn't gotten sick again but it's too early to tell if it really works, however it can't damage to eat more veggies. Most of all, it created us all eat healthier as a family and be more conscious about what we place in our body.
I’m halfway through this book and I can’t support think that I should’ve been able to see this before getting pregnant with our first sically this book tells us that disease-proofing the next generation is not simply medicating or giving them supplements. It starts method method before. Probably in our own childhood or from the precious generation. And our gastronomical choices will have a lot to do with it.I highly recommend this book 👍🏻
The most innocent people in our society, our kids and grandchildren have been brainwashed and manipulated to think eating junk foods is OK. This is the time in their lives when their brains and bodies will be growing the most and these industrialized meal companies, junk food, target our children to eat unhealthy. Every parent and educator should read this book. Our future and more importantly our children future depends on what your children are eating. We now have a history of what peoples lives look like after years of eating junk foods. It is not good. This book says it all, feeding your children improperly is making them unhealthy. Our childrens bodies and our bodies were created to eat fruits and vegetables with a small protein. It is as easy as ther Nature cannot be fooled, our kids need your guidance, this book provides the info to support you hold your kids healthy. You will have kids with less problems when they are eating what their bodies and brains need to eat. Don't allow corporate greed affect your childrens health.