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Almost Yesterday

Almost Yesterday ebook ISBN: 1611606543
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Dennis Higgins
Number of Pages: 243 
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Beautiful Cathy Callahan found love at the most unexpected time and place...1906 in San Francisco. It was during the most destructive earthquakes in US history. The trouble is she fell in love a hundred and ten years before she was born. Could her best friend Dawn, keep her from staying in the past? Meet the most powerful time traveler of them all, a lovable Golden Retriever named Hickory Dickory Doc. Discover his unique and surprising origin. Follow the adventures of the Time Pilgrims as they travel to many fascinating times of the past. Go with Katya and Cyrus to England where they investigate the appearance of the Titanic in the Southampton docks, meet the Beatles and experience the London Blitz firsthand. Chase a mysterious man across time with Lesley and Seth as they experience three romantic world's fairs in Chicago—1893, 1933 and 2033. During one, Lesley runs into her teenaged self.

Through The Eyes Of A Poet Melodies

Through The Eyes Of A Poet Melodies ebook ISBN: 1496932579
Publisher: Author House
Author: Victoria L. Medley
Number of Pages: 120 
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This book is what I consider to be a poetry book! Now, when you open this book, you may ask: what kind of a poetry book? From love poems to inspirational poems, you get some of everything in this book, a book full of different energies designed to fuel the fires of your heart. There is no set style or set order! What you have here in your hands is a unique poetry book, written and geared to inspire, pierce, stimulate, and motivate the hearts and minds of both poetry lovers and people who don't have a love for poetry. . I pray that this book speaks and blesses you for years to come, in hopes that you will want to collect many more in the future. . Enjoy!

Selected Poems of Anne Sexton

Selected Poems of Anne Sexton ebook ISBN: 9780618057047
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Anne Sexton
Number of Pages: 266 
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This selection, which is drawn from Anne Sexton's ten published volumes of poems as well as from representative early and last work, is an ideal introduction to a great American poet.

Field of Fire

Field of Fire ebook ISBN: 0752495917
Publisher: The History Press
Author: Jack Swaab
Number of Pages: 288 
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Jack Swaab joined the veteran 51st (Highland) Infantry Division on 3 January 1943. He kept a series of diaries over the following two and a half years, recording the combination of boredom and fear that characterises active service. In mid-March 1943 he saw battle for the first time as Montgomery attacked the Mareth Line. In July that year Swaab took part in the Allied landings on Sicily, writing of the scorching humidity of the Sicilian summer. In May 1944 he records the restless time as his regiment prepared for the invasion of Normandy. In September 1944 Swaab's role changed dramatically, as he moved from commanding a troop to being a forward observation officer. His new position meant that he was working closely with the infantry in the front line. Swaab's first five months as a forward observation officer came to an abrupt end on 13 February, when he was wounded in the leg by shellfire. He was again selected for FOO duty during Operation 'Varsity', the Rhine crossing, in March 1945, and received the Military Cross.

Some Rain Must Fall And Other Stories

Some Rain Must Fall And Other Stories ebook ISBN: 1847674062
Publisher: Canongate Books
Author: Michel Faber
Number of Pages: 256 
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The debut work, a short story collection from the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of Under the Skin, The Crimson Petal and the White and The Book of Strange New Things. Michel Faber's short stories reveal an extraordinarily vivid imagination, a deep love of language and an adventurous versatility. Playful, yet profoundly moving, wickedly satirical yet sincerely humane, these tales never fail to strike unexpected chords. 'Some Rain Must Fall' juxtaposes the tragic circumstances of traumatised schoolchildren with the interior monologue of a teacher/psychologist enlisted to aid their recovery. In the pseudo-sci-fi 'Fish' a mother tries to protect her child in a terrifying world where fish swim through the streets and lurk in alleyways. Faber's collection is rich and assured, with a dazzling reach.

The Book of Strange New Things

The Book of Strange New Things ebook ISBN: 1782114092
Publisher: Canongate Books
Author: Michel Faber
Number of Pages: 592 
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'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world . . .' Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, he boards a flight for a remote and unfamiliar land, a place where the locals are hungry for the teachings of the Bible - his 'book of strange new things'. It is a quest that will challenge Peter's beliefs, his understanding of the limits of the human body and, most of all, his love for Bea. The Book of Strange New Things is a wildly original tale of adventure, faith and the ties that might hold two people together when they are worlds apart. This momentous novel, Faber's first since The Crimson Petal and the White, sees him at his expectation-defying best. WINNER OF THE SALTIRE BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4

The Apple

The Apple ebook ISBN: 1847674038
Publisher: Canongate Books
Author: Michel Faber
Number of Pages: 224 
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These stories go deeper into the Victorian world and lives of the acclaimed international bestseller, The Crimson Petal and the White. Michel Faber’s tale of love and lust in the Victorian Era, The Crimson Petal and the White, was hailed as “a Dickensian novel for our times.” Now a major BBC TV drama, the saga of a prostitute named Sugar and the man who longs to possess her captured hearts and left readers desperate for more (The Guardian, UK). In The Apple, Faber returns to Silver Street to find it still teeming with life, and conjures further tantalizing glimpses of Sugar, Clara, William, Mr. Bodley and many other favorites. For both fans of the novel and newcomers to this rich and historically vivid world, The Apple confirms that “Michel Faber is a master of the short-story form” (The Times Literary Supplement, UK). “This book will be read in a sitting. unless of course you are admitted to Accident and Emergency, having come over queer, huffing with laughter, or dizzy with envy at Faber’s talent. Or probably both.”—The Scotsman, UK

Islands in the Cosmos

Islands in the Cosmos ebook ISBN: 0253352738
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Author: Dale A. Russell
Number of Pages: 453 
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The evolution of life on Earth from its origins to the present day

Choreographing Creativity

Choreographing Creativity ebook ISBN: 0761848959
Publisher: University Press of America
Author: Jennifer Lynne Bird
Number of Pages: 168 
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Choreographing Creativity: Teaching as Artistic and Technical within the Curriculum of Composition views teaching as a combination of artistic and technical elements, similar to a figure skating or dance routine. Jennifer Lynne Bird presents a fictional story founded in factual teaching methods to illustrate this concept. The fifteen teachers in "Cohort for Change" join her on this journey to share snapshots of their classroom experiences and advice for educators who wish to reclaim classroom creativity in the current "teach to the test" culture of education.

The Lost Tombs of Saqqara

The Lost Tombs of Saqqara ebook ISBN: 9782913805026
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
Author: Alain-Pierre Zivie
Number of Pages: 151 
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Saqqara, as the principal necropolis of Memphis, was a crucially important site in all periods of Egyptian history, from the Old Kingdom through the Late Period, and it has been a fruitful area of excavation and investigation for Egyptologists since the nineteenth century. Prominent among these have been a distinguished line of French archaeologists: Auguste Mariette, Gaston Maspero, Victor Loret, Jean-Philippe Lauer, and Jean Leclant have all made major contributions to the understanding of this large and complex site. Following in this tradition, Alain Zivie and his team of the French Archaeological Mission of the Bubasteion have spent the last twenty-five years exhuming from the sands of Saqqara a major New Kingdom cemetery, which was later transformed into catacombs for sacred cats. Among their important discoveries, they have brought to light the tomb of the vizier ‘Aper- El, with its burial treasure, and those of the painter Thothmes, of Maïa, the foster mother of Tutankhamun, of an ambassador of Ramesses II, and of the scribe of the Aten treasury in Memphis. This unique book gives the reader a rare insight into the immediacy, excitement, and hard work of archaeological excavations, through the outstanding photography of Patrick Chapuis and the reflections of the author on the significance of the archaeological, historical, and artistic results of the team’s discoveries.

The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad ebook ISBN: 1101078049
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Mark Twain
Number of Pages: 560 
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One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, The Innocents Abroad is Mark Twain’s irreverent and incisive commentary on nineteenth century Americans encountering the Old World. Come along for the ride as Twain and his unsuspecting travel companions visit the Azores, Tangiers, Paris, Rome, the Vatican, Genoa, Gibraltar, Odessa, Constantinople, Cairo, the Holy Land and other locales renowned in history. No person or place is safe from Twain’s sharp wit as it impales both the conservative and the liberal, the Old World and the New. He uses these contrasts to “find out who we as Americans are,” notes Leslie A. Fiedler. But his travelogue demonstrates that, in our attempt to understand ourselves, we must first find out what we are not. With an Introduction Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Leslie A. Fiedler

Read for Your Life #1

Read for Your Life #1 ebook ISBN: 0547482698
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Katherine Paterson
Number of Pages: 25 
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing a monthly series of e-only essays to correspond with Katherine Paterson’s two-year term as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The subjects of the essays include: writing and literature for young people, the wonder and imagination found within great books, common questions novice writers ask, and Katherine’s own personal experiences throughout her historic career.

The Shadows of Owls

The Shadows of Owls ebook ISBN: 0295804904
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Author: John Keeble
Number of Pages: 460 
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In a literary thriller about science, power, and the lives of ordinary people, John Keeble tells the story of a woman whose passion for her work puts herself and her family at serious risk. Kate DeShazer is a marine biologist whose research threatens the construction of an oil pipeline in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. A group of extremists, hired by an international petroleum conglomerate, intimidate her, steal her records, and leave her fighting for her life. Her husband Jack and son Travis are pulled into a web of international intrigue and violence as they try to save her. With vivid prose, Keeble brings to life the winter landscape of northern Idaho and southern British Columbia and reveals the interconnectedness of the people within it-from scientists to loggers to white supremacists-as each must answer to the demands of corporate power.

China and Lower Bengal

China and Lower Bengal ebook ISBN:
Author: George Wingrove Cooke
Number of Pages: 495 
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Roumeli ebook ISBN: 1848545444
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Number of Pages: 300 
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Patrick Leigh Fermor's Mani compellingly revealed a hidden world of Southern Greece and its past. Its northern counterpart takes the reader among Sarakatsan shepherds, the monasteries of Meteora and the villages of Krakora, among itinerant pedlars and beggars, and even tracks down at Missolonghi a pair of Byron's slippers. Roumeli is not on modern maps: it is the ancient name for the lands from the Bosphorus to the Adriatic and from Macedonia to the Gulf of Corinth. But it is the perfect, evocative name for the Greece that Fermor captures in writing that carries throughout his trademark vividness of description. But what is more, the pictures of people, traditions and landscapes that he creates on the page are imbued with an intimate understanding of Greece and its history.

Exceptions to Silence

Exceptions to Silence ebook ISBN: 141205172X
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: Charles L. Parks
Number of Pages: 215 
File: exceptions-to-silence.pdf
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Have gender inequalities always existed? Did inequality occur instantaneously, or gradually over centuries? How responsible were women for their subordination. Why was there no women's movement in ancient times?

Vampire High: Sophomore Year

Vampire High: Sophomore Year ebook ISBN: 0375896651
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Author: Douglas Rees
Number of Pages: 224 
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In the satiric and funny sequel to the witty Vampire High, Cody's hopes for a great sophomore year at Vlad Dracul are dashed when his train wreck of a cousin, Turk Stone, moves in and messes with his life. Turk's a brilliant teen artist and goth with a sky-high ego . Her attitude infuriates the vampire (jenti) students, especially the dark, brooding Gregor. But something changes in Turk when she stumbles on the abandoned nineteenth-century mill in the forgotten district of Crossfield and immediately claims it as her new arts center project. Though Cody resents his cousin at first, he has his own reasons for helping make Turk's dream come true. But Crossfield has many secrets, and a mysterious vampire army called the Mercians will do anything to make sure they stay hidden. And when he takes on the Mercians, everything Cody has learned about courage and determination his freshman year at Vampire High will be tested. From the Hardcover edition.

King of the Middle March

King of the Middle March ebook ISBN: 144401143X
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Number of Pages: 416 
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Medieval life meets Arthurian magic in a novel that transcends boundaries of time and age, appealing to children of 9+ and older readers alike. The final book in the trilogy from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Smarties Prize bronze award is a timeless novel. It is 1202, and thousands of knights and footsoldiers are mustering in Venice for the Fourth Crusade. Among them is young Arthur de Caldicot, whose experiences in the crusades opened his eyes to the realities of war. Looking into his seeing stone for guidance, he realises that the exploits of King Arthur and his knights, like those of the crusaders, are as grim as they are glorious. War, romance, murder, family quarrels, power and politics combine in a marvellous ending to a trilogy that has utterly captivated its readers.