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  • Looking For the King: An Inklings Novel

    David C. Downing

    Paperback (Paraclete Press, May 5, 2020)
    It is 1940, and American Tom McCord, a 23-year-old graduate student, is in England researching the historical evidence for the legendary King Arthur. There he meets perky and intuitive Laura Hartman, a fellow American staying with her aunt in Oxford, and the two of them team up for an even more ambitious and dangerous quest. Aided by the Inklings — that illustrious circle of scholars and writers made famous by its two most prolific members, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien — Tom and Laura begin to suspect that the fabled Spear of Destiny, the lance that pierced the side of Christ on the Cross, is hidden somewhere in England.
  • The Archaeology Book

    David Down

    Hardcover (Master Books, March 1, 2010)
    Developed with three educational levels in mind, The Archaeology Book takes you on an exciting exploration of history and ancient cultures. You'll learn both the techniques of the archaeologist and the accounts of some of the richest discoveries of the Middle East that demonstrate the accuracy and historicity of the Bible.In The Archaeology Book you will unearth:How archaeologists know what life was like in the pastWhy broken pottery can tell more than gold or treasure canSome of the difficulties in dating ancient artifactsHow the brilliance of ancient cultures demonstrates God's creationHistory of ancient cultures, including the Hittites, Babylonians, and EgyptiansThe early development of the alphabet and its impact on discoveryThe numerous archaeological finds that confirm biblical historyWhy the Dead Sea scrolls are considered such a vital breakthroughFilled with vivid full-color photos, detailed drawings, and maps, you will have access to some of the greatest biblical mysteries ever uncovered. With the enhanced educational format of this book and the unique color-coded, multi-age design, it allows the ease of teaching the fundamentals of archaeology through complex insights to three distinct grade levels.
  • Looking for the King: An Inklings Novel

    David C. Downing

    eBook (Paraclete Press, May 17, 2020)
    It is 1940, and American Tom McCord, a 23-year-old graduate student, is in England researching the historical evidence for the legendary King Arthur. There he meets perky and intuitive Laura Hartman, a fellow American staying with her aunt in Oxford, and the two of them team up for an even more ambitious and dangerous quest.Aided by the Inklings — that illustrious circle of scholars and writers made famous by its two most prolific members, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien — Tom and Laura begin to suspect that the fabled Spear of Destiny, the lance that pierced the side of Christ on the Cross, is hidden somewhere in England.
  • Fascism

    David Downing

    Library Binding (Heinemann/Raintree, )
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  • The Great Depression

    David Downing

    Library Binding (Heinemann/Raintree, June 1, 2001)
    Describes the economic and political events leading up to the stock market crash of 1929, the effects of the resulting depression on the United States and world economies, and the consequences and legacies of the Great Depression.
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  • Looking for the King: An Inklings Novel

    David C. Downing

    Hardcover (Ignatius Press, Oct. 30, 2010)
    It is 1940, and American Tom McCord, a 23-year-old aspiring doctoral candidate, is in England researching the historical evidence for the legendary King Arthur. There he meets perky and intuitive Laura Hartman, a fellow American staying with her aunt in Oxford, and the two of them team up for an even more ambitious and dangerous quest. Aided by the Inklings-that illustrious circle of scholars and writers made famous by its two most prolific members, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien-Tom and Laura begin to suspect that the fabled Spear of Destiny, the lance that pierced the side of Christ on the cross, is hidden somewhere in England. Tom discovers that Laura has been having mysterious dreams, which seem to be related to the subject of his research, and, though doubtful of her visions, he hires her as an assistant. Heeding the insights and advice of the Inklings, while becoming aware of being shadowed by powerful and secretive foes who would claim the spear as their own, Tom and Laura end up on a thrilling treasure hunt that crisscrosses the English countryside and leads beyond a search for the elusive relics of Camelot into the depths of the human heart and soul. Weaving his fast-paced narrative with conversation based on the works of the Inklings, author David Downing offers a vivid portrait of Oxford and draws a welcome glimpse into the personalities and ideas of Lewis and Tolkien, while never losing sight of his action-packed adventure story and its two very appealing main characters.
  • Leading Lives Indira Ghandi

    David Downing

    Paperback (Heinemann Library, )
    None
  • The Great Depression

    David Downing

    Paperback (Heinemann, May 21, 2001)
    Through this book, readers will learn: why October 29, 1929, is known as "Black Tuesday"; what the "Dust Bowl" was and how it added to the misery of the Great Depression; and what President Roosevelt's "New Deal" programs accomplished.
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  • Geography And Resources of the Middle East

    David Downing

    Library Binding (Gareth Stevens Pub Secondary Lib, July 1, 2006)
    Describes the environments, natural resources, and borders of the Middle East.
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  • Geography And Resources of the Middle East

    David Downing

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Pub Secondary Lib, July 1, 2006)
    Describes the environments, natural resources, and borders of the Middle East.
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  • Looking For The King: An Inklings Novel

    Dr. David C. Downing

    Paperback (Ignatius Press, Feb. 15, 2013)
    It is 1940, and American Tom McCord, a 23-year-old aspiring doctoral candidate, is in England researching the historical evidence for the legendary King Arthur. There he meets perky and intuitive Laura Hartman, a fellow American staying with her aunt in Oxford, and the two of them team up for an even more ambitious and dangerous quest.Aided by the Inklings-that illustrious circle of scholars and writers made famous by its two most prolific members, C.?S. Lewis and J.?R.?R. Tolkien-Tom and Laura begin to suspect that the fabled Spear of Destiny, the lance that pierced the side of Christ on the cross, is hidden somewhere in England.Tom discovers that Laura has been having mysterious dreams, which seem to be related to the subject of his research, and, though doubtful of her visions, he hires her as an assistant. Heeding the insights and advice of the Inklings, while becoming aware of being shadowed by powerful and secretive foes who would claim the spear as their own, Tom and Laura end up on a thrilling treasure hunt that crisscrosses the English countryside and leads beyond a search for the elusive relics of Camelot into the depths of the human heart and soul.Weaving his fast-paced narrative with conversation based on the works of the Inklings, author David Downing offers a vivid portrait of Oxford and draws a welcome glimpse into the personalities and ideas of Lewis and Tolkien, while never losing sight of his action-packed adventure story and its two very appealing main characters.
  • The Archaeology Book

    David Down

    eBook (Master Books, Sept. 25, 2014)
    Developed with three educational levels in mind, The Archaeology Book takes you on an exciting exploration of history and ancient cultures. You'll learn both the techniques of the archaeologist and the accounts of some of the richest discoveries of the Middle East that demonstrate the accuracy and historicity of the Bible.In The Archaeology Book you will unearth:- How archaeologists know what life was like in the past- Why broken pottery can tell more than gold or treasure can- Some of the difficulties in dating ancient artifacts- How the brilliance of ancient cultures demonstrates God's creation- History of ancient cultures, including the Hittites, Babylonians, and Egyptians- The early development of the alphabet and its impact on discovery- The numerous archaeological finds that confirm biblical history- Why the Dead Sea scrolls are considered such a vital breakthroughFilled with vivid full-color photos, detailed drawings, and maps, you will have access to some of the greatest biblical mysteries ever uncovered. With the enhanced educational format of this book and the unique color-coded, multi-age design, it allows the ease of teaching the fundamentals of archaeology through complex insights to three distinct grade levels.