Christmas is the season to rekindle faith, hope, and love. It is a time to enjoy friends and family, to sing carols, to give gifts. All of these joyous and evocative sentiments of the Christmas season are beautifully expressed in the life and writings of Louisa May Alcott. Now for the first time, all of Alcott's Christmas short stories and novellas--some lost to the world of publishing for nearly a century--have been gathered into a single exquisite collection, which is sure to brighten the holidays for book lovers. So slip away to a quiet nook away from the hustle and bustle of the season, cozy up with your cup of hot tea or cocoa, and prepare to have your heart warmed as you are inspired by the unforgettable characters you are about to meet in the nineteen enchanting stories of this delightful treasury.
The Titanic was the greatest ocean liner ever built and the news of its sinking 5 days into its maiden voyage, shocked the world. Captivated by the tragedy, audiences turned to the trusted Daily Telegraph hoping to find answers to questions of how the "unsinkable ship" could have ever gone down. Misinformation and erroneous reports of what exactly happened to the Titanic were numerous, and it was up to the Telegraph reporters to determine the truth. Focused entirely on media clippings and reporting from the time of the tragedy, Titanic is a ripped-from-the-headlines account of the sinking of the world's largest ship.
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