New Release Books by Paul Christopher

Paul Christopher is the author of Sociology of Waiting (2021), A Short History of the American Civil War (2019), Automatic Religion (2021), Ekklesia (2018) and other 134 books.

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Sociology of Waiting

release date: May 04, 2021
Sociology of Waiting
In Sociology of Waiting, Paul Christopher Price investigates how people wait and analyzes what individuals do while waiting. Shining the light on waiting permits a far superior understanding of order, first come-first serve, and how society organizes itself around taking turns. Waiting gets at our ability or inability to pause and consider others.

A Short History of the American Civil War

release date: Dec 26, 2019
A Short History of the American Civil War
The American Civil War (1861-65) remains a searing event in the collective consciousness of the United States. It was one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern history, claiming the lives of at least 600,000 soldiers and an unknown number of civilians and slaves. The Civil War was also one of the world's first truly industrial conflicts, involving railroads, the telegraph, steamships and mass-manufactured weaponry. The eventual victory of the Union over the Confederacy rang the death-knell for American slavery, and set the USA on the path to becoming a truly world power. Paul Christopher Anderson shows how and why the conflict remains the nation's defining moment, arguing that it was above all a struggle for power and political supremacy but was also a struggle for the idea of America. Melding social, cultural and military history, the author explores iconic battles like Shiloh, Chickamauga, Antietam and Gettysburg, as well as the bitterly contesting forces underlying them and the myth-making that came to define them in aftermath. He shows that while both sides began the war in order to preserve - the integrity of the American state in the case of the Union, the integrity of a culture, a value system, and as slave society in the case of the Confederacy - it allowed the American South to define a regional identity that has survived into modern times.

Automatic Religion

release date: Jan 12, 2021
Automatic Religion
What distinguishes humans from nonhumans? Two common answers—free will and religion—are in some ways fundamentally opposed. Whereas free will enjoys a central place in our ideas of spontaneity, authorship, and deliberation, religious practices seem to involve a suspension of or relief from the exercise of our will. What, then, is agency, and why has it occupied such a central place in theories of the human? Automatic Religion explores an unlikely series of episodes from the end of the nineteenth century, when crucial ideas related to automatism and, in a different realm, the study of religion were both being born. Paul Christopher Johnson draws on years of archival and ethnographic research in Brazil and France to explore the crucial boundaries being drawn at the time between humans, “nearhumans,” and automata. As agency came to take on a more central place in the philosophical, moral, and legal traditions of the West, certain classes of people were excluded as less-than-human. Tracking the circulation of ideas across the Atlantic, Johnson tests those boundaries, revealing how they were constructed on largely gendered and racial foundations. In the process, he reanimates one of the most mysterious and yet foundational questions in trans-Atlantic thought: what is agency?

Ekklesia

Ekklesia
Ekklesia: Three Inquiries in Church and State offers a New World rejoinder to the largely Europe-centered academic discourse on church and state. In contrast to what is often assumed, in the Americas the relationship between church and state has not been one of freedom or separation but one of unstable and adaptable collusion. Ekklesia sees in the settler states of North and South America alternative patterns of conjoined religious and political power, patterns resulting from the undertow of other gods, other peoples, and other claims to sovereignty. These local challenges have led to a continuously contested attempt to realize a church-minded state, a state-minded church, and the systems that develop in their concert. The shifting borders of their separation and the episodic conjoining of church and state took new forms in both theory and practice. The first of a closely linked trio of essays is by Paul Johnson, and offers a new interpretation of the Brazilian community gathered at Canudos and its massacre in 1896–97, carried out as a joint churchstate mission and spectacle. In the second essay, Pamela Klassen argues that the colonial churchstate relationship of Canada came into being through local and national practices that emerged as Indigenous nations responded to and resisted becoming “possessions” of colonial British America. Finally, Winnifred Sullivan’s essay begins with reflection on the increased effort within the United States to ban Bibles and scriptural references from death penalty courtrooms and jury rooms; she follows with a consideration of the political theological pressure thereby placed on the jury that decides between life and death. Through these three inquiries, Ekklesia takes up the familiar topos of “church and state” in order to render it strange.

Identifying Future Disease Hot Spots

release date: Sep 12, 2016
Identifying Future Disease Hot Spots
Recent high-profile outbreaks such as Ebola and Zika have illustrated the transnational nature of infectious diseases. Countries that are most vulnerable to outbreaks may be higher priorities for technical support. RAND’s Infectious Disease Vulnerability Index should help U.S. government and international agencies identify these countries and inform programming to preemptively mitigate the spread and effects of potential transnational outbreaks.

Book of Echoes

release date: Apr 09, 2021
Book of Echoes
Back in the 90's, a close friend was reading the introduction to what would later become my first book of poetry. He made the suggestion that it would be nice to have some kind of explanation for the poem, like a summary that helped put the poem into some sort of context for the reader. Little did I know just how much that one decision would come to define my work for everything I have accomplished since then. I've found that people either love or hate the prelude that accompanies each poem - it's that simple. For some, it provides some kind of insight, which helps them understand the frame of mind I was in when I wrote it. For others, poetry is a way to find something in the words that takes you to a place that only your mind can define. The introductions only detract from the words in the poem that follows. Regardless of which person you are, this collection of poetry is for you. This book covers a wide range of emotions and contains a myriad of poems that were written over the past twenty-five years. You will find some of them are very disturbing, and if you are one of the people who prefer to read the introductions first, you might even learn a few things about me, or these poems, that you never wanted to hear.

Kicking Financial Ass

release date: Apr 25, 2021
Kicking Financial Ass
2020 Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal Winner in Non-Fiction - Business/Finance

Vitamin Deficiency Stop Killing Yourself

release date: Apr 03, 2015
Vitamin Deficiency Stop Killing Yourself
This book was written to help you understand the severity of vitamin deficiency and the huge health implications it has on our day-to-day life. You will find details that outline the recommended daily dose of each vitamin in order to avoid deficient levels. Vitamin Deficiency - Stop Killing Yourself points out the negative impact for being deficient in each vitamin. We go through great depths to teach you ways and means to lead a healthy and nutritious life. We give you facts on the biochemistry and physiology of vitamins while illustrating the health effects they are likely to have on you. We hope you fine this information useful and urge you to take the necessary steps to safeguard your health in the best possible way.

Secret of the Templars

release date: Jan 06, 2015
Secret of the Templars
Determined to avenge the deaths of his niece and her fiancé and finish their work by finding a long-lost Dead Sea Scroll, retired Army Ranger John "Doc" Holliday, in doing so, stumbles upon a conspiracy linking the Catholic Church to an illicit art forgery operation involving the Nazis. By the best-selling author of Lost City of the Templars. Original.

Masques and Martyrs

release date: Apr 09, 2021
Masques and Martyrs
It has taken me years to realize just how extraordinary my life has been. My trend of good fortune has always been more than coincidental. This journey through change has taken me from theory to thesis and far beyond transformation. We live in a world where exploring the unexplained is now confined by science. For those who choose the unconventional path, it seems that social incarceration and emotional imprisonment awaits all who are willing to stand so bold. So rather than seeking answers, people merely began picking one from a box. I have not dreamed of, nor searched for heroes, for I have always lived among them. I have not pretended to be another nor prayed for anything that I have obtained. Yet, somehow I have acquired them all. You see, I have yet to narrow my factors to one single answer, which means, as long as this deductive reasoning continues, I must still be living to face another day. For all those dreamers, like me, I simply could not ask for more.

The Path of American Public Policy

release date: Dec 20, 2013
The Path of American Public Policy
The Path of American Public Policy: Comparative Perspectives demonstrates how ideas and institutions influence public policy formation in the United States. This book presents comparative cases of when comprehensive change in the United States failed and when it succeeded and compares and contrasts the American presidential system to the British parliamentary system.

Lost City of the Templars

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Lost City of the Templars
A Templar legend is revealed as one man’s obsession takes him on a globe-spanning quest into the jungles of the Amazon in the new novel from New York Times bestselling author Paul Christopher… Retired Army Ranger John Holliday has thwarted the plots of Rex Deus, the twenty-first-century incarnation of the Templars, all over the world. Now, the lost journal of explorer Percy Fawcett leads Holliday into the South American jungles—and a Templar mystery… Trailed by an infamous tomb raider and menaced by a tribe of hostile natives, Holliday and his crew uncover a five-hundred-year-old society hidden in the cauldron of the Amazon. Descendants of the Templar Knights, they exist for one reason: to hide and protect the holy artifact taken from the original Temple of Jerusalem by the first Templars: the legendary Ark of the Covenant.

Wisdom of the Bones

release date: Oct 14, 2019
Wisdom of the Bones
Innocence is so easy to kill. Dallas, 1963: After being diagnosed with a terminal heart condition, homicide detective Ray Duval is trying to save one last life before he loses his own. A killer is kidnapping young girls, and Duval has discovered a connection to a similar case from his hometown, some twenty-five years previously. As another girl is taken, Duval learns that unless he solves the pattern within forty-eight hours, she will be murdered. One thing, however, stands in his way, which has thrown the city into chaos... the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A nerve-shredding, devastating suspense thriller from master storyteller Paul Christopher, perfect for fans of Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver and P. J. Tracy. Praise for Paul Christopher ‘Pure genius’ New York Daily News ‘Draws tension with the skill of a surgeon’ New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly ‘A great yarn with a likeable hero’ Spectator ‘Manages to capture the essence of a changing world’ Publishers Weekly

The Relaxing Activity Books for Adults

release date: Sep 16, 2020
The Relaxing Activity Books for Adults
Special and limited time offer!Find the best puzzles for relaxation! A fun and challenging puzzle book for relaxing at home, every time traveling through selected flights for this book, involves a relaxing and quiet topic that helps you feel comfortable while increasing mental stimulation. The perfect gift for adults or children. Print in large format, easy to read. Take your time and enjoy the wonderful word search, mazes, Sudoku book for adults.Get your Activity Puzzles Book today!

Priceless Impressions

release date: Apr 09, 2021
Priceless Impressions
With the exception of just a few poems, it took me less than sixty days to compile this book. Perhaps even more disturbing is the fact that I wrote this on my iPhone and texted it to myself, line by line, poem by poem. I guess my teenage daughter would have been proud. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't sleep for days and days. I wasn't trying to push myself intentionally, but that's just how it happened. It's pretty incredible what a lost soul is truly capable of. Finding a way to capture all of these thoughts meant everything to me. It felt like the end of my life and there were so many things I needed to say before I go. In many cases, it also kept me from pulling the trigger too soon. This is more than just a collection of poems like the one before. This is the story of a life that was forever changed in the blink of an eye. So here is your opportunity to gaze into the sorrow of the truly broken-hearted. This was it - my last shot. Literally.

Complimentary Emotions

release date: Apr 09, 2021
Complimentary Emotions
This is the tale of two hearts that needed something much different in their lives, and found it in each other, because they always knew that love could be defined as many different things. It's a special place between big, brown, beautiful eyes and a captivating smile, somewhere between the infectious laughter and the longing sighs. If you are ultimately going to love again, completely and wholeheartedly, you must find someone who has both a beautiful soul and an extraordinary moral compass. Of course, big, brown, beautiful eyes are a huge +. This was the story of two kids who first met in junior high school. It was a heartbreaking, triumphant, beautiful story. One of love. And loss. And love again. But despite the highs and lows, and the ups and downs we encountered along the way, it would ultimately become the greatest story ever told.

Masques and Martyrs Volume II

release date: Apr 09, 2021
Masques and Martyrs Volume II
When the quarantine occurred in 2020, I found myself writing once more and looking back on everything that I had written over the past several years. I was quite shocked when I came to the realization that my first book of poetry had been published ten years prior. I had been writing now for the past 35 years, and while that doesn't make me some sort of expert, or authority on explaining emotions, it certainly suggests a sense of dedication to something that was incredibly meaningful to me. There were times I almost gave it up, and there were even periods of my life where I quit writing altogether, but something always brought me back to it, again and again. I can't really explain the passion I have for poetry, but I've always been grateful for the ability to look back on my experiences and admire all the lessons I have learned along the way. I guess the one thing I learned that will never change in this journey... My passion for writing, my desire to continue learning from those around me, and my aspiration to spread empathy to anyone who is willing to listen, and for that opportunity alone, I thank you.

The House of Special Purpose

release date: Jul 08, 2019
The House of Special Purpose
It was a long-forgotten secret buried in the past. Now it may change the course of World War II. November, 1941: Freelance news photographer Jane Todd and Scotland Yard detective inspector Morris Black are recruited by the Office of Strategic Services. Their orders are to trace an artifact rumoured to exist from the bloody days of the Bolshevik Revolution. The missing relic may hold the key to forging or destroying the balance of power in the war that is sure to involve the U.S. As the long-cold trail heats up for Todd and Black, close on their heels are a brutal Nazi assassin, a mysterious countess with a very shady past, and the lethally charming head of NKVD operations in America. Filled with actual events, historical figures, and a true-to-life atmosphere and intrigue that pull the reader in and don’t let go, perfect for fans of Robert Harris, Rory Clements and Ken Follett. Praise for Paul Christopher 'Draws tension with the skill of a surgeon’ New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly ‘A writer to watch’ New Orleans Times-Picayune ‘Hyde’s storytelling is pure genius’ New York Daily News

Michelangelo's Notebook

release date: Aug 23, 2018
Michelangelo's Notebook
An innocent woman; a deadly conspiracy: a lightning-paced conspiracy thriller perfect for fans of Dan BrownStudying art history, brilliant Finn Ryan makes a startling discovery: a Michelangelo drawing of a dissected corpse – supposedly from the artist’s near-mythical notebook. But that night someone breaks into Finn’s apartment, murders her partner and steals her sketches. Fleeing for her life, she heads to an address her mother gave her for emergencies, where she finds enigmatic antiquarian book dealer Michael Valentine. Together they embark on a desperate race through the pages of history itself, determined to stay one step ahead of a vengeful assassin – and to expose an electrifying secret from the final days of World War II. A secret whose source lies in the dark, labyrinthine heart of the Vatican itself... Michelangelo’s Notebook, the first of the Finn Ryan Conspiracy Thrillers, is perfect for fans of Chris Kuzneski, Steve Berry and Scott Mariani. The Finn Ryan Conspiracy Thrillers Michelangelo's Notebook The Lucifer Gospel Rembrandt's Ghost The Aztec Heresy

Rembrandt's Ghost

release date: Aug 23, 2018
Rembrandt's Ghost
A lost masterpiece. A fortune beyond belief. A race to survive. For archaeologist Finn Ryan luck comes in the form of an unlikely legacy from a man she never knew. Along with her co-heir, Billy Pilgrim, she inherits a house in Amsterdam, a cargo ship off Borneo and what appears to be a fake Rembrandt. But behind its canvas lies a real Rembrandt portrait, which in turn conceals a clue to a centuries-old mystery at the bottom of the South Pacific. Pursued by ruthless adversaries, Finn and Billy are thrown into the hunt for a forgotten treasure that could change their lives forever... or end them in an instant. Rembrandt’s Ghost is perfect for fans of Scott Mariani, Clive Cussler and Chris Kuzneski.

The Aztec Heresy

release date: Aug 23, 2018
The Aztec Heresy
An ancient secret. A lost city. A treasure to change history. In search of a lost Spanish galleon, archaeologist Finn Ryan and her partner Billy Pilgrim find evidence of a mysterious Aztec Codex. Created by fifteenth-century explorer and accused heretic Hernán Cortéz, the Codex is said to reveal the secret location of the lost City of Gold. But Finn and Billy soon realise they are not alone on their quest. The head of a menacing religious cadre is on their tail along with a sociopathic billionaire. In this search the stakes are life and death – and the game is only just beginning... A gripping conspiracy thriller, The Aztec Heresy is perfect for fans of Dan Brown and Steve Berry.

Valley of the Templars

release date: Jun 05, 2012
Valley of the Templars
From New York Times bestselling author Paul Christopher comes an international thriller delving into a Templar threat right at America’s doorstep. Retired Army Ranger John Holliday and his friend Eddie travel to Cuba in search of Eddie’s mysteriously vanished brother—and find themselves desperately trying to stop a shocking plot of a secret Templar cabal that has been growing for five hundred years. As the conspiracy tightens the corrupt and dying Castro regime in an iron grip, Holliday must find Eddie’s brother before it is too late…and the secret horror of what lies in the Valley of Death is revealed.

The Lucifer Gospel

release date: Aug 23, 2018
The Lucifer Gospel
An ancient medallion threatens to shake the foundations of history... and puts Finn Ryan in mortal dangerIn the desert of North Africa young archaeologist Finn Ryan stumbles upon a seventy-year-old plane wreck – and a shocking revelation that threatens to unravel an entire faith... Finn and charismatic photographer Virgil Hilts are scoring the Sahara for the long-lost tomb of an apostle. But they find something they aren’t looking for: signs of a decades old murder, along with an ancient Roman medallion bearing the infamous name of a fallen archangel. It doesn’t take long for them to realize that they’ve found a piece of a much bigger puzzle – and a trail of clues that could get them killed... From a mysterious monastery to a sunken ship in the Caribbean, the second instalment of the Finn Ryan Conspiracy Thrillers The Lucifer Gospel is perfect for fans of A.G. Riddle, Mark Greaney and Michael Byrne. The Finn Ryan Conspiracy Thrillers Michelangelo's Notebook The Lucifer Gospel Rembrandt's Ghost The Aztec Heresy

Red Templar

release date: Jan 03, 2012
Red Templar
After nearly losing his life in Africa, retired Army Ranger and historian John Holliday is ready for some R&R back in the U.S. But when a disheveled Russian called Genrikhovich intercepts him in the airport, Holliday's homecoming will have to wait. Genrikhovich claims to know of a long-lost sword called Aos-the companion to Holliday's own Templar sword. Holliday quickly finds himself on a flight to Turkey, where he begins following a trail that will lead him to the dark heart of Russia-where the ancient Templar Order has secretly wielded power for centuries...

Doctor Mozart Music Theory Workbook Answers for Level 2 and 3

release date: Feb 06, 2015
Doctor Mozart Music Theory Workbook Answers for Level 2 and 3
This book contains the answers for the exercises found in Levels 2A, 2B, 2C, and 3. Unlike the actual workbooks, which are printed in color, this answer book is printed in black and white, to make it more affordable. The answers provided are for the current versions of the workbooks.

The Templar Legion

release date: Jun 07, 2011
The Templar Legion
Retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday is swept into an adventure as deadly as it is secretive when an archaeologist friend makes a bizarre find in Ethiopia. But when he follows a trail of clues through the chaotic and lawless horn of Africa, he finds himself hunted as he comes closer to a priceless treasure that can only be found by those who can solve a riddle from the past.

The Templar Throne

release date: Jun 01, 2010
The Templar Throne
A man in search of the truth-against an ancient brotherhood that uses secrecy as the ultimate weapon. In the 14th century, Templar knight Jean de St. Clair was tasked with piloting the order's treasure-laden fleets off the coast of France. To this end, he used the Jacob's Staff-a nautical instrument supposedly developed in his own time. But retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday possesses a Staff he found in the hands of a 4,000 year-old Egyptian mummy. Holliday suspects that St. Clair may hold the key to unlocking the mystery of the ruthless, enigmatic Templars. But there are those who believe that some questions should remain unanswered. And that the answers Holliday seeks should go with him to the grave...

The Templar Conspiracy

release date: Jan 04, 2011
The Templar Conspiracy
In Rome, the assassination of the Pope on Christmas Day sets off a massive investigation that stretches across the globe. But behind the veil of Rex Deus-the Templar cabal that silently wields power in the twenty-first century-the plot has only just begun. When retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday uncovers the true motive behind the pontiff's murder, he must unravel a deadly design to extend the Templar influence to the highest levels of power.

The Templar Cross

release date: Jan 05, 2010
The Templar Cross
From the USA Today Bestselling author of The Sword of the Templars and The Aztec Heresy Some secrets are too great to bear... Retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday has reluctantly settled into his teaching position at West Point when young Israeli archaeologist Rafi Wanounou comes to him with desperate news. Holliday's niece—and Rafi's fiancé—Peggy has been kidnapped. Holliday sets out with Rafi to find the only family he has left. But their search for Peggy will lead them to a trail of clues that spans across the globe, and into the heart of a conspiracy involving an ancient Egyptian legend and the darkest secrets of the Order of Templar Knights. Secrets that, once known, cannot be survived...
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