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Azuba Galloway, daughter of a shipwright, sees ships leaving for foreign ports from her bustling town on the Bay of Fundy and dreams of seeing the world. When she marries Nathaniel Bradstock, a veteran sea captain, she believes she will sail at his side. But when she becomes pregnant she is forced to stay behind. Her father has built the couple a gabled house overlooking the bay, but the gift cannot shelter her from the loneliness of living without her husband. When Azuba becomes embroiled in scandal, Nathaniel is forced to take her and their daughter, Carrie, aboard his ship. They set sail for London with bitter hearts. Their voyage is ill-fated, beset with ferocious storms and unforeseen obstacles that test Azuba's compassion, courage and love. Alone in a male world, surrounded by the splendour and the terror of the open seas, she must face her fears and fight to keep her family together.
"A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of Communism. " So begins one of history's most important documents, a work of such magnitude that it has forever changed not only the scope of world politics, but indeed the course of human civilization. The Communist Manifesto was written in Friedrich Engels's clear, striking prose and declared the earth-shaking ideas of Karl Marx. Upon publication in 1848, it quickly became the credo of the poor and oppressed who longed for a society "in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all. " The Communist Manifesto contains the seeds of Marx's more comprehensive philosophy, which continues to inspire influential economic, political, social, and literary theories. But the Manifesto is most valuable as an historical document, one that led to the greatest political upheaveals of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and to the establishment of the Communist governments that until recently ruled half the globe. This Bantam Classic edition of The Communist Manifesto includes Marx and Engels's historic 1872 and 1882 prefaces, and Engels's notes and prefaces to the 1883 and 1888 editions. "From the Paperback edition. "
The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran--and her best advice for anyone starting a business. After failing at twenty-two jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using the unconventional lessons she learned from her homemaker mom, she gradually built it into a $6 billion dollar business. Now Barbara's even more famous for the no-nonsense wisdom she offers to entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, ABC's hit reality TV show. Shark Tales is down-to-earth, frank, and as heartwarming as it is smart. After reading it don't be surprised if you find yourself thinking, "If she can do it, so can I. " Nothing would make Barbara happier. .
George Brown's super burps are causing serious trouble for poor George again. And this time the trouble really stinks! The super burp strikes on Field Day during an outdoor class scavenger hunt. George vows to keep out of any mischief, but he winds up getting skunked. .
Headmaster Farley's back and he's ready for revenge, but an unexpected visit from his estranged sister brings monstrous results as she takes over Splurch Academy. Forced to retreat to his laboratory, he hatches a plan to reclaim the school. Meanwhile, Cody Mack and the other boys are pitted against their new classmates-the girls of Priscilla Prim Academy for Precious and Proper Young Ladies. .
Best friends Raymond and Graham can't wait to defeat their rival team and win the Little League championship, impressing the girls they like and shaming their school bully in the process. But things don't go exactly as planned . . . With kid-friendly humor and funny black-and-white illustrations, this series is perfect for middle-grade readers, especially boys.
Estuvieron 69 días atrapados bajo tierra en pleno desierto de Atacama, Chile. Las primeras semanas sobrevivieron con apenas dos cucharadas de atún cada 48 horas, soportando el calor endemoniado de una mina de cobre y oro que tras un derrumbe de rocas gigantes, los mantuvo soterrados 69 días, a casi 700 metros de profundidad. Pese a la gravedad de la tragedia, los 33 mineros de Atacama, consiguieron escapar de la muerte y hoy viven para contar sus historias. ?Estuve con Dios y estuve con el diablo. Se pelearon y ganó Dios, me agarré de la mejor mano?, relató el minero Mario Sepúlveda una vez rescatado, junto a sus 32 compañeros, desde las profundidades de la tierra. El periodista chileno Manuel Pino Toro acompañó de cerca el drama de estos trabajadores y sus familias, y participó de las vigilias eternas que se realizaron en el campamento ?Esperanza? instalado en la superficie de la mina San José. Manuel ha reunido testimonios claves de los propios mineros, ha entrevistado a decenas de personas y ahora presenta su obra VIVOS BAJO TIERRA. (Natalie Morales, corresponsal del programa TODAY Show): ?Es la historia que cautivó a millones de personas en todo el mundo, algunos dicen que hasta billones, que miraron cómo fueron saliendo cada unos de los 33 de las entrañas de la tierra. Lo que ocurrió a lo largo de esos 69 días fue retratado como una historia de unidad y valentía?la celebración de los héroes, los 33 mineros que sobrevivieron lo imposible al igual que los logros de toda una nación que trabajó al unísono para lograr el rescate más espectacular de todos los tiempo. Todos sabemos como terminó, por supuesto, pero eso no impide que tengamos curiosidad de saber qué sucedió exactamente con cada día que pasaba. ¿Cómo sobrevivieron esos primeros 17 días sin comunicación, sin comida y sin agua? ¿Quienes son los 33? ¿Qué se está guardando el gobierno chileno y por qué? ¿Hay algo en la historia de este rescate que no se haya contado? Es posible que nunca sepamos del todo lo que ocurrió en la mina San José en el desierto de Atacama, pero Vivos bajo tierra por el celebrado periodista chileno Manuel Pino Toro nos hace un recuento de cómo se desenvolvió la historia y cómo cada uno de esos 33 mineros jugó un papel fundamental en su supervivencia y su rescate. Afortunadamente yo también estaba entre los casi dos mil periodistas que estaban allí para presenciar aquel momento histórico porque de no haber sido así no sé si podría creer realmente lo que sucedió. Manuel Pino Toro relata cómo ocurrió el milagro y embarca al lector en un viaje de momentos tanto increíbles como dramáticos. Es una historia que no deja de fascinar y Pino, como uno de los periodistas más respetados de Chile, tiene una perspectiva única para contarla. ? .
On her 17th birthday, Katie discovers a locket and decides to wear it for good luck. But when her boyfriend Isaac finds out she cheated on him - with their mutual best friend Mitch, no less - he dumps her, leaving her devastated. And then, a miracle happens. The locket burns on Katie's chest and she feels herself going back two weeks in time, to the night she cheated with Mitch. At first, Kate is delighted to be a better girlfriend to Isaac this time around. But soon she realises that changing the past may have a dangerous effect on her present.
Another fun mystery starring Horrible Harry, and this time he's calling the shots! Harry has always loved solving mysteries, and now his friends in Room 3B have learned to love it, too. So Harry challenges them to figure out what he has hidden in his giant, old suitcase. Led by a very determined Mary, the kids take turns solving clues and piecing the mystery together. Their hunt leads them from the classroom to the library, and even to Harry's grandfather's nursing home. Will they be able to solve Harry's mystery? Or will things go horribly wrong for the novice detectives?
Ann Michelle is tired of her boring, sheltered life. She longs for something real. Then she meets Raquel Marissa Diaz-Raq for short. Sassy, streetwise, and totally fearless, Raq is everything Ann Michelle isn't. She has a voice to die for and the attitude to go with it, and she'll stop at nothing to be a star. All Ann Michelle wants is to go along for the ride. Even if that means leaving home to go on the road with Piper, both girls' favorite hip-hop artist. And shedding her identity along the way to become Glitz, a bolder- but not necessarily better-version of herself. Crackling with authenticity, energy, and heart, Philana Marie Boles's first young adult novel is about the true meaning of friendship and the pitfalls of fame. Watch a Video .
A novel full of heart, humor, and charm from Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer! When twelve-year-old Foster and her mother land in the tiny town of Culpepper, they don't know what to expect. But folks quickly warm to the woman with the great voice and the girl who can bake like nobody's business. Soon Foster - who dreams of having her own cooking show one day - lands herself a gig baking for the local coffee shop, and gets herself some much-needed help in overcoming her biggest challenge - learning to read . . . just as Foster and Mama start to feel at ease, their past catches up to them. Thanks to the folks in Culpepper, though Foster and her mama find the strength to put their troubles behind them for good. .
Now in trade paperback: ?The definitive guide to musical enjoyment? (Forum). In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to both contemporary and classical music analytically, eminent American composer Aaron Copland offers provocative suggestions that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of the most viscerally rewarding of all art forms. .
When Shawn's partner Gus decides he doesn't want to be a detective any more and gets a 'real' job, Shawn is thrown into a state of worry. Is this the end of Psych? Is it the end of Gus? But when a fellow executive at Benson Pharmaceuticals turns up dead, Gus suddenly realises he needs Shawn more than ever to solve the murder before he's forced to take an early - and possibly permanent - retirement.
In this vivid, powerful novel, Chatwin tells of Francisco Manoel de Silva, a poor Brazilian adventurer who sails to Dahomey in West Africa to trade for slaves and amass his fortune. His plans exceed his dreams, and soon he is the Viceroy of Ouidah, master of all slave trading in Dahomey. But the ghastly business of slave trading and the open savagery of life in Dahomey slowly consume Manoel's wealth and sanity. .
In this collection of profiles, essays and travel stories, Chatwin takes us to Benin, where he is arrested as a mercenary during a coup; to Boston to meet an LSD guru who believes he is Christ; to India with Indira Ghandi when she attempted a political comeback in 1978; and to Nepal where he reminds us that 'Man's real home is not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot'
This is a collection of Chatwin's previously unpublished material. Short stories, travel sketches, essays, articles and criticism cover every period of Chatwin's career and reflect the abiding themes of his work: roots and rootlessness, exile and the exotic, possession and renunciation.
In Russia's War: 1941-1945, Richard Overy re-creates the Soviet Union's apocalyptic struggle against Nazi Germany, from the point of view both of the troops and of the ordinary civilians. In the course of human history there has probably been no more terrible place than Eastern Europe in 1941-45. Estimates of total Soviet military and civilian deaths in the period now stand at more than 25 million. Yet without the Soviet war effort, it is unlikely that Germany could have ever been defeated. Drawing on a recent wealth of evidence to account for the Soviet Union's remarkable victory against invading forces, Richard Overy's Russia's War is a fascinating account of the epic struggle that turned the tide of the Second World War. 'Masterly . . . a vivid account' Robert Service, Independent 'A dramatic and exciting tale . . . His set-piece descriptions of such visions of Hell as Stalingrad, the 900-day siege of Leningrad and the crucial battle of Kursk are as fascinating as they are horrifying' Alan Judd, Sunday Times 'Overy is a first-class military historian . . . Now, we have an authoritative British account that understands both sides, without illusions' Norman Stone, Spectator 'Excellent . . . Overy tackles this huge, complex and multifaceted story with the vital gifts of clarity and brevity' Antony Beevor, Literary Review Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. His books include Why the Allies Won, Russia's War, The Battle of Britain, The Morbid Age and The Dictators, which won the Wolfson and the Hessell Tiltman Prizes for history in 2005.
Collected here in one volume is James T. Farrell's renowned trilogy of the youth, early manhood, and death of Studs Lonigan: Young Lonigan, The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan, and Judgment Day. In this relentlessly naturalistic portrait, Studs starts out his life full of vigor and ambition, qualities that are crushed by the Chicago youth's limited social and economic environment. Studs's swaggering and vicious comrades, his narrow family, and his educational and religious background lead him to a life of futile dissipation. Ann Douglas provides an illuminating introductory essay to Farrell's masterpiece, one of the greatest novels of American literature. .
Today's "managerial" capitalism has grown hopelessly out of touch with the people it should be serving. The Support Economy explores the chasm between people and corporations and reveals a new society of individuals who seek relationships of advocacy and trust that provide support for their complex lives. Unlocking the wealth of these new markets can unleash the next great wave of wealth creation, but it requires a radically new approach--"distributed" capitalism. The Support Economy is a call to action for every citizen who cares about the future. .
An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin's exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through "the uttermost part of the earth" -- that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome -- in search of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world. Book jacket.
RyÜnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan's foremost stylists - a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humour. 'RashÖmon' and 'In a Bamboo Grove' inspired Kurosawa's magnificent film and depict a past in which morality is turned upside down, while tales such as 'The Nose', 'O-Gin' and 'Loyalty' paint a rich and imaginative picture of a medieval Japan peopled by Shoguns and priests, vagrants and peasants. And in later works such as 'Death Register', 'The Life of a Stupid Man' and 'Spinning Gears', Akutagawa drew from his own life to devastating effect, revealing his intense melancholy and terror of madness in exquisitely moving impressionistic stories.
The holidays are here, and the girls have never been busier. With school, volunteering, parties, and more orders for dish than they've ever had before, the girls are swamped. Things get more complicated when the girls learn that one of them has lied to avoid helping out with dish. For dish and their friendships to survive, the truth must come out-including the big secret that Natasha has been hiding for years.
Sly (aka Sylvia) is now famous around the neighborhood for her creative problem-solving. In fact, this time around she has a few too many clients. But with her customary keen eye and clever observations, Sly solves three new cases, each with a culinary theme. And as usual, there are plenty of funny, zany moments to keep kids chuckling. Cooked up by the combined talents of best-selling author Donna Jo Napoli and her son, Robert Furrow, and illustrator Heather Maione, this charming and witty chapter book will have young mystery readers asking for another helping!
Learn everything you need to know about winning in this hands-on guide, which features the latest stock car racing chassis and suspension technology. Subjects covered include: roll centers, chassis setup, racing shocks, aerodynamics, springs, steering systems, rear geometry, brakes, testing procedures, design priorities, chassis dynamics, bump steer, weight transfer, camber/caster/Ackermann, racing software and instructions.
The economy has hit the PI business hard, and Leonid McGill is getting job offers only from the criminals he's worked so hard to leave behind. So how can he say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped poverty via marriage to a rich collector. A rich collector with two ex-wives whose deaths are shrouded in mystery. She says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away. Meanwhile, Leonid's personal life grows ever more chequered: his favourite stepson, Twill, drops out of school for mysteriously lucrative pursuits; his wife takes a new lover, infuriating the old one and endangering the whole family; and Leonid's girlfriend, Aura, is back but intent on some serious conversations. . . Is the client at his door who she seems and - if his family's misadventures don't kill him first - will sorting out the woman's crooked tale bring Leonid straight to death's door?