New Release Books by Peter Hess

Peter Hess is the author of Violent First Contact in Venezuela (2021), Resisting Pluralization and Globalization in German Culture, 1490–1540 (2020), Managing Sports Organizations (2012), What a Year It Was! 1956 (2020) and other 17 books.

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Violent First Contact in Venezuela

release date: Nov 18, 2021
Violent First Contact in Venezuela
Published in 1557, Nikolaus Federmann’s Jndianische Historia is a fascinating narrative describing the German military commander’s incursion into what is now Venezuela. Designed not only for classroom use but also for the use of scholars, this English translation is accompanied by a critical introduction that contextualizes Federmann’s firsthand account within the broader Spanish colonial system. Having gained the rights to colonize Venezuela from the Spanish Crown in 1528, the Welser merchant house of Augsburg, Germany, sent mercenaries, settlers, and miners to set up colonial structures. The venture never turned a profit, and operations ceased in 1546 after two Welser officials were murdered. Federmann’s text gives an account of his foray into the interior of Venezuela in 1530–31. It describes violent first contact with Indigenous peoples as well as Federmann’s communication strategies, how he managed to prevail in hostile terrain, and how he related to other agents of the conquests. It also documents his unwavering belief in the intrinsic preeminence of European Christians and, ultimately, in the righteousness of his mission. The only detailed record of this incursion, Federmann’s text adds a unique and important perspective to our understanding of first colonial contact on the Caribbean coast of South America. It provides insight into the first-contact dynamic, the techniques of subjugation and dominance, and the web of diverging interests among stakeholders. This volume will be a valuable resource for courses and for scholarship on conquest and colonialism in Latin America.

Resisting Pluralization and Globalization in German Culture, 1490–1540

release date: Oct 26, 2020
Resisting Pluralization and Globalization in German Culture, 1490–1540
A critical reading of both literary and non-literary German texts published between 1490 and 1540 exposes a populist backlash against perceived social and political disruptions, the dramatic expansion of spatial and epistemological horizons, and the growth of global trade networks. These texts opposed the twin phenomena of pluralization and secularization, which promoted a Humanist tolerance for ambiguity, boosted globalization and spatial expansion around 1500, and promoted new ways of imagining the world. Part I considers threats to the political order and the protestations against them, above all a vigorous defense of the common good. Part II traces the intellectual and epistemological upheaval triggered by the spatial discoveries and the new methods of visual and verbal representation of space. Part III examines the nationalistic backlash triggered by the rising global trade and related abusive trading practices and by perceived undue foreign influences. It is the basic premise of this book that the texts examined here protested the observed disruptions of the status quo and sought to reestablish a stable imperial order in the face of political and social upheaval and of the felt cultural decline of the German nation.

Managing Sports Organizations

release date: Jun 25, 2012
Managing Sports Organizations
Managing Sport Organizations, second edition, is a newly updated and comprehensive introduction to the themes and elements surrounding sport management. The book teaches management theory and principles in a coherent manner, helping to reinforce these concepts for students in schools of business, and serving to introduce them to students in other school settings (kinesiology, exercise science, sport science). The features of this book include: Important industry segment information is introduced chapter by chapter, allowing students to wed theory and application throughout Effectively weaves sport industry issues with fundamental management theories and practices Provides informative introductions to all fundamental aspects of sport management- Leadership, Information Technology, Media, Facility management, HR and much more With an online Instructor's Manual and a Test Bank available as well, this book is an essential tool for students and teachers of sport management.

What a Year It Was! 1956

release date: Sep 01, 2020
What a Year It Was! 1956
Our big, classic hardbound yearbook is filled to bursting with stories, photos, and artwork detailing the movies, music, shows, sports, fashion, news, people, places, and events that made 1961 unique and memorable. Personalize it on the special dedication page for a handsome and much appreciated gift.What A Year 1961 Was! John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States while Soviet Cosmonaut became the first man in space. "The Misfits" was the final film for Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. "The Dick Van Dyke Show" had its TV debut and Judy Garland lit up Carnegie Hall. The Freedom Riders challenged racial segregation in the South as construction began on the Berlin Wall. And Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's home run record.1956 was an exciting year in an amazing decade. Hollywood went big with screen epics like "The Ten Commandments" and "Moby Dick" while "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" chilled movie audiences with the takeover by the pod people. Nat King Cole became the first black performer to host his own prime-time program as Elvis Presley blazed a trail across American TV screens while he topped the pop charts with "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel." Frankie Lymon scored a hit with "Why Do Fools Fall in Love." Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews charmed Broadway audiences in "My Fair Lady." Dwight D. Eisenhower and VP Richard Nixon reclaimed the White House in a historic landslide re-election victory. Egypt's President Nasser seized the Suez Canal, sparking a Middle-East war. Jayne Mansfield was crowned Miss Negligee 0f 1956 and Hollywood actress Grace Kelly married Monaco's Prince Ranier in a storybook royal wedding. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis acrimoniously ended their 10-year partnership. The Columbus Zoo greeted Colo, the first gorilla born in captivity anywhere in the world. Kentucky Fried Chicken began franchising and Play-Doh was introduced. Jonas Salk's vaccine became widely available, leading to the elimination of polio. The New York Yankees won their 17th World Series with Mickey Mantle capping his season in a Triple Crown, leading the league in home runs, RBI's and batting average.

Resisting Pluralization and Globalization in German Culture, 1490-1540

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Resisting Pluralization and Globalization in German Culture, 1490-1540
The evolution of a Humanist urban culture, the expansion of spatial horizons, and the creation of global trade networks are commonly seen as lasting contributions of the time period around 1500. This study argues that in Germany these transformation

The Buddha Rescue

release date: Jul 01, 2007
The Buddha Rescue
The Buddha Rescue is the 5th book in the Gohan Thriller Series. Gohan Rice returns to Menghan, China to visit his Christian friend, Songsuda, but due to threats against her and a local murder, they both must flee to Burma where all Christian missionaries have recently been deported by the government. Learning that the most famous Buddhist monk in the country has just been kidnapped, Gohan and Songsuda decide to stay and attempt to rescue him. Greatly outnumbered by their adversaries, Gohan must, once again, find outside help and gets it from some long lost friends. The Buddha Rescue is a story of faith, suspense, and victory; and the power of God to reach lives that vacillated between a hopeless religious culture and atheism. Peter Hess is a U.S. Air Force veteran, a multiple business owner, and an accomplished author. His books include historical biblical novels, Christian thrillers and mystery novels, and non-Fiction Christian books, centering on the power and goodness of God and the need for Christians to abandon themselves completely to Him. Peter and his wife of thirty-nine years, Rita, have four grown children and fifteen grandchildren. They make their home in Frederick, Maryland where they are active members of New Life Foursquare Church. Peter is now semi-retired from the business world and devotes most of his time to writing and church ministry. Information on Peter's other books can be found at www.peterhessbooks.com.

The Bear Cage

release date: Oct 01, 2006

The Geisha Connection

release date: Feb 01, 2008
The Geisha Connection
The Geisha Connection is the 6th book in the Gohan Thriller Series. Gohan Rice's missionary tour in Tokyo, Japan is interrupted when he is contacted by the head of the Japanese secret-service and informed that they were in the midst of major criminal activity that, if not stopped, could affect the entire world's economy. Gohan and his new friend, Yomaguchi, go undercover in an attempt to thwart the enemy power thrust, but as a result, Gohan's life becomes endangered. An old friend from Gohan's past is kidnapped by the same group and he and Yomaguchi frantically search through Japan, Okinawa and Guam trying to find her. The Geisha Connection is another expertly-constructed tale of terror, intrigue, faith and God's timely intervention - from the pen of Peter Hess. Peter Hess is a U.S. Air Force veteran, a multiple business owner, and an accomplished author. His books include historical biblical novels, Christian thrillers and mystery novels, and non-fiction Christian books, centering on the power and goodness of God and the need for Christians to abandon themselves completely to Him. Peter was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February 2005 and was given no more than a few months to live. God intervened and, though he has been given up for dead on three occasions, he is still healthy at the time of this writing, two and a half years later. Peter and his wife of thirty-nine years, Rita, have four grown children and fifteen grandchildren. They make their home in Frederick, Maryland where they are active members of New Life Foursquare Church. Peter is now semi-retired from the business world and devotes most of his time to writing and church ministry. Information on Peter's other books can be found at www.peterhessbooks.com.

Three Days of Darkness

release date: Oct 01, 2006
Three Days of Darkness
Thousands of years ago, in ancient Egypt, Moses, a Hebrew by birth but raised in the Egyptian Pharaoh's palace, was called by God to lead his people out of slavery and into the promised land. At that point in history, the Hebrew people had been conditioned by 400 consecutive years of slavery. The question wasn't "would they respond to God?," but rather, "could they respond?" The land of Goshen, once the prime agricultural area in all of Egypt, had become the land of despair and indifference. Three days of darkness was the ninth of ten devastating plagues with which God struck Egypt. In those terrible circumstances, hatred and murder reigned supreme -- but faith and love ultimately won out. Three Days of Darkness is an engaging story of how Israel coped during this unbelievable time in history.

Samson and the Banditos

release date: Aug 01, 2006

Invisible Hero

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Invisible Hero
Postwar Okinawa was a difficult place. The war had been over for years. But despite U.S. guidance there still seemed to be political unrest. Set against the backdrop of a painful, confused history, Invisible Hero is more than just a story, it is an account of struggle between men with conflicting ideals and agendas, an account of the struggle between good and evil. The first book in a brand-new series, Invisible Hero introduces Gohan Rice. An unlikely war hero, David “Gohan” Rice is a sergeant in the Air Force and a martial arts expert, who chose to serve God as a Christian Missionary. While traveling the globe, he becomes a magnet for trouble, intrigue, and terror, constantly finding himself in impossible circumstances. Later, Gohan is sent on a special mission into enemy territory. The worst possible scenario occurs, and he finds himself at the mercy of a vicious enemy, causing the young American to call on a God that he, until then, had not known. Invisible Hero has all the ingredients you expect in a modern, fast paced thriller: martial arts, a surprise guerrilla attack, the rescue of a beautiful woman, and a special mission into enemy territory. It sets the stage for the exciting “Gohan thriller series.” About the Author: Peter Hess is an accomplished author, and Air Force veteran, and a business owner. His books include historical biblical novels, thrillers, and mystery novels. Peter and his wife, Rita, have been married for thirty-six years. They have four children and twelve grandchildren, and they make their home in Frederick, Maryland, where they are active members of New Life Foursquare Church.

International Intrigue

release date: Jul 01, 2006

Semiconductors and Electronic Materials

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Semiconductors and Electronic Materials
This is the fourth volume in a series exploring progess in photothermal and photoacoustic science and technology. The book focuses on semiconductors and electronic materials.

Hedonic Estimation and Economic Geography

release date: Jan 01, 2001

Periodic-parabolic Boundary Value Problems and Positivity

release date: Jan 01, 1991
Periodic-parabolic Boundary Value Problems and Positivity
Presents for the first time in book form the results and techniques of such wide ranging studies as Fisher's equation of population genetics and Volterra-Lotkta systems (with diffusion) of competition and of the predator-prey type.

What a Year It Was! 1950

release date: Oct 01, 1999

Singing Bowls My Practical Companion

release date: Jan 01, 2019

Singing Bowls for Health and Inner Harmony

release date: Jan 01, 2008
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