Posted December 13, 2017
Check out a sampling of our collection of slip-cased titles from Arcturus Publishing.
August 31, 2017
Check out more of Bookmasters’ publishers’ releases for August 2017:
The Riviera at War: World War II on the Côte d'Azur by George G. Kundahl
In this riveting first-time history of World War II in the French Riviera, author and retired U.S. Army General George G. Kundahl combines a military man’s eye for the tactical aspects of the conflict, with a storyteller’s voice for relating the complicated layers of the battles that raged among the many armies that fought in the area during the war, including the French resistance, the Allies, and the Nazis and Italian Fascists.
The Story of Codebreaking by Nigel Cawthorne
This is a history of cryptology from its early days in Ancient Egypt, Sparta, and Rome to the present day when it has ceased to be a government monopoly and now affects all our lives whenever we use our cell phones or connect to the internet. Learn about Mary Queen of Scots' cryptic messages when she was plotting against her cousin Elizabeth I; the codes used by George Washington and the Popes for military and political purposes; code-breaking during World Wars I and II including the Enigma Machine, and the interception of Japanese messages before Pearl Harbor. Those who invent codes and those who break them are remarkable, indefatigable characters. This is their story.
Lost Cities: Beauty in Isolation by Julian Beecroft
The cities and towns of humankind have fought for space against the overwhelming power of nature. We think we’ve mastered it, but discoveries across the world show abandoned cities, their proud buildings now flooded, overtaken by the forests, nature taking back what once was its own, with the slow, relentlessness of time.
But there are modern places too, towns built by corrupt local officials that were never occupied, amusement parks closed due to terrible tragedy, settlements sinking ineluctably into the mud, cities destroyed by radiation, these are the remnants of a generation, an entire society wiped from the earth, leaving only dismembered traces of memory.
This powerful book evokes the eerie, haunted places that retain small touches of humanity: a car with only one wheel, a battered doll, torn shirts on a washing line, a broken Ferris wheel, all of them are shattered dreams that dwell now only in the imagination.
Lost Interiors: Beauty in Isolation by Michael Kerrigan
A broken piano, a dilapidated staircase, a chair half standing on two bent legs surrounded by layers of history peeling from the wallpaper of an abandoned house. The chilling air of an abandoned church, or a desolated factory, with the faint signs of the human sounds now trapped in the detritus of lost interiors. In places like Michigan, Italy, Russia, Japan, and China, the lost dreams of a teaming human horde are captured in this evocative exploration of abandoned buildings, the achievements of humankind struck down by calamity or neglect, then over-run by the ancient forces of time and nature, as the planet earth moves slowly to regain its supremacy against the noisy, mechanical clatter of the human species. The incredible book explores the half-life of abandoned buildings and the sad beauty of desolation.
A Forgotten Man: The Life and Death of John Lodwick by Geoffrey Elliott
John Lodwick (1916-1959) was one of the great novelists of the early 20th century, yet his novels, and indeed his own extraordinary life story, have been virtually lost to the mists of time. Geoffrey Elliott here, for the first time, pieces together Lodwick's eventful life, from his youth in Ireland, to his wartime experiences in the SOE and Special Boat Service, his subsequent literary career and his untimely death in a car crash in Spain at the age of just 43. Initially acclaimed by Somerset Maugham and Anthony Burgess, soon after his death Lodwick's novels fell out of fashion and they have largely remained out-of-print since. Elliott makes the case for a revival in the fortunes of this singular English novelist, in a biography which sheds new light on the early 20th century literary scene, the surrealist art world and the real-life experiences of World War II.
A Purdue Icon: Creation, Life, and Legacy by James L. Mullins
The former Purdue Power Plant (HPN) with its iconic smoke stack and the attached Engineering Administration Building (ENAD) at the very heart of campus played important roles for most of the 20th century. To many Purdue students and alumni, the smoke stack not only symbolized the emphasis at Purdue on technology but also provided a visible marker for the Purdue campus. The smoke stack was lovingly referred to by many as "Purdue's finger to the world." Amid controversy, the smoke stack was demolished in the early 1990s when the Purdue Clock Tower was constructed to locate the campus on the landscape. A Purdue Icon: Creation, Life, and Legacy is an edited volume that speaks to the history of the Power Plant, from the initial need for increased power and heat to meet a growing campus demand and its Romanesque architecture that allowed it to fit contextually on the campus, to the people who worked to bring heat and power to the campus by keeping the boilers up and the students who experienced the principles and applications of mechanical engineering through active learning. This book tells the story of the transition to alternative power and heat sources at the University, the decommissioning of the Power Plant, the controversy about what was to be done with this important site at the heart of the campus, and the challenges associated with the Power Plant's potential reuse or demolition. The unique problems faced with demolishing a contaminated building in the middle of a major research university campus are insightfully explored before introducing the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center—a potential new Purdue icon.
Revitalizing the Church Through Flake's Formula by Kenneth Priest
More than 100 years ago, Arthur Flake introduced a formula for church growth to Christendom. His methods proved to be effective, with pastors and education ministers seeing immense, effective, and healthy growth in their small-group ministries by implementing, and adhering to, Flake’s five basic principles.
In Revitalizing the Church through Flake’s Formula, Arthur Flake’s long-proven church growth strategy is re-imagined and written specifically for local church pastors as they go about their work of church revitalization. This documented process for growing churches will assist pastors who find themselves in situations with declining or plateauing church congregations, but it also offers a simplified approach for organizing and preparing churches for what God wants accomplished: reaching new people with the Gospel message of Christ.
How to Have a Bible Makeover by Catherine MacKenzie
During a typical makeover, someone would style hair, change clothes, and suggest jewelry. There would be gorgeous shoes and a beautiful transformation that would leave its beneficiary ready for anything! Well, not quite. Because that kind of makeover doesn't last. What about a Bible makeover? Well, that's different. For a start, it's about the inner person—not just outward appearance. Someone who has a Bible makeover is given a new heart, a new love, a new mind, a new identity. It's about becoming part of God's family. How to Have a Bible Makeover invites young ladies ages 5 to 7 to open up their Bible, come alongside God, and relax: it's time for their real makeover.
Settling Twice: A Memoir by Deborah Joy Corey
Settling Twice began in a place of grief. Deborah Joy Corey had lost her father and mother six years apart, and although she had been running from their absence, she knew the dark hole of it was catching her. There was nothing else to do, but to stop. She rented a place where she could be alone, and there her grief encompassed her like a black cloud that rolls in off the sea. That cloud sent her back to the past, and to memories of her parents, and eventually to the lessons she had learned from them. They had an incredible influence on her life. In Settling Twice, Corey collages her siblings and relatives and friends and pets, her dreams and hymns and nightmares, and her experiences. What extraordinary people her seemingly ordinary parents were. What examples of love and integrity. In a world that has thrown Jesus out with the baptismal water, she treasures their example, and their love. It is still here with her.
Brand New: A 40-Day Guide to Life in Christ by Shilo Taylor
What's the Bible really about? What's God like? And what does all this mean for how I live? Especially when you're new to the Christian faith, these questions surface again and again. Brand New is a brief and practical 40-day devotional for new believers to help them reflect on and answer these questions themselves.
No Quick Fix: Where Higher Life Theology Came From, What It Is, and Why It's Harmful by Andrew David Naselli
No Quick Fix, a shorter and more accessible version of Naselli’s book Let Go and Let God?, critiques higher life theology from a biblical perspective. Naselli shows that it leads not to freedom, but to frustration, because it promises something it has no power to deliver. Along the way, he tells the story of where higher life theology came from, describes its characteristics, and compares it to what the Bible really says about how we overcome sin and become more like Christ.
Philippians Verse by Verse by Grant R. Osborne
In Philippians Verse by Verse, Grant R. Osborne draws on years of examining the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians to offer a clear explanation of what this book meant to its original audience and what it means today. In spite of sometimes dire circumstances, readers too may experience joy, encouragement, and fellowship if they remain focused on what God has done for them in Christ.
Edgar Allan Poe Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
One of the greatest writers of the gothic fantastic, Poe’s dark, masterful stories inspired a generation of writers. With his macabre twists of fate and fascination with science and invention his work led to the detective stories of Sherlock Holmes, the weird horror of H.P. Lovecraft and the grim, tortured tales of Stephen King.
Heath Robinson Masterpieces of Art by C.P. Gregory
Illustrator and cartoonist W. Heath Robinson is renowned for his ingenious and haphazard contraptions. His witty drawings of complicated machines are ironically designed to simplify everyday life, but always manage to make everything appear more complicated! His work is steeped in the humor of calamity and his name became synonymous for absurd and makeshift devices. This book is packed with his madcap designs and the delicate watercolor illustrations that continue to delight us all today.
Sherlock Holmes Short Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
The fascination with Conan Doyle’s enigmatic anti-hero Sherlock Holmes, and his pompous narrator Dr. Watson, has barely subsided over the years. Inspiring a long line of detective stories and Whodunnits, Holmes is a constant feature on TV and movie screens, with new audio and radio shows joining the frenzy. The Holmes tales have earned their place amongst the most influential of popular fantasy, crime, and gothic stories.