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The home of one of America's most revered presidents is also home to American icons such as the Ferris wheel and John Deere tractors. But even a lifelong "Illini" might not know the full story behind the Tully Monster, The Northern Corss, or Old Quincy. Children, teachers, and parents-- from cities to farmlands-- will enjoy the clever poems, rich illustrations, and revealing text in "L is for Lincoln."
"L Is for Lobster" is an alphabet book that captures the beauty, history and uniqueness of America's vacation land... Maine. Each letter contains a rhyming verse along with fun and educational facts.
A is for apple? B is for ball? Humbug! Forget about that hackneyed gobbledygook. In this lexicon oflinguistic delights, word lovers of all ages will discover that A is for alley-oop, B is for brouhaha, and L is for, well, lollygag ! Packed with quirky illustrations, fun trivia, and lists within lists, this is one humdinger of a dictionary.
The letters of the alphabet are represented by words, set in short rhymes with additional information, relating to the state of Texas.
The L.M. Montgomery Reader assembles significant rediscovered primary material on one of Canada's most enduringly popular authors throughout her high-profile career and after her death. Each of its three volumes gathers pieces published all over the world to set the stage for a much-needed reassessment of Montgomery's literary reputation. Much of the material is freshly unearthed from archives and digital collections and has never before been published in book form.The selections appearing in this first volume focus on Montgomery's role as a public celebrity and author of the resoundingly successful Anne of Green Gables (1908). They give a strong impression of her as a writer and cultural critic as she discusses a range of topics with wit, wisdom, and humour, including the natural landscape of Prince Edward Island, her wide readership, anxieties about modernity, and the continued relevance of "old ideals." These essays and interviews, joined by a number of additional pieces that discuss her work's literary and cultural value in relation to an emerging canon of Canadian literature, make up nearly one hundred selections in all.Each volume is accompanied by an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre that trace the interplay between the author and the critic, as well as between the private and the public Montgomery. This volume - and the Reader as a whole - adds tremendously to our understanding and appreciation of Montgomery's legacy as a Canadian author and as a literary celebrity both during and beyond her lifetime.
The final volume of The L.M. Montgomery Reader, A Legacy in Review examines a long overlooked portion of Montgomery's critical reception: reviews of her books. Although Montgomery downplayed the impact that reviews had on her writing career, claiming to be amused and tolerant of reviewers' contradictory opinions about her work, she nevertheless cared enough to keep a large percentage of them in scrapbooks as an archive of her career.Edited by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre, this volume presents more than four hundred reviews from eight countries that raise questions about and offer reflections on gender, genre, setting, character, audience, and nationalism, much of which anticipated the scholarship that has thrived in the last four decades. Lefebvre's extended introduction and chapter headnotes place the reviews in the context of Montgomery's literary career and trace the evolution of attitudes to her work, and his epilogue examines the reception of Montgomery's books that were published posthumously.A comprehensive account of the reception of Montgomery's books, published during and after her lifetime, A Legacy in Review is the illuminating final volume of this important new resource for L.M. Montgomery scholars and fans around the world.
Turn the page...open your eyes...and look into the future. They unleash the power of dreams and unlock the secrets of the universe. They bend time, twist perception, and put a new spin on the laws of physics. They show us who we are, what we may become, and how far we can go. They are the Writers of the Future. Experience their vision.
The life of and stories about legendary Saddlebred trainer and dealer L. S. Dickey during the first half of the 20th century, in a time that grew a special breed of American Saddlebred horsemen. The stories of L. S. Dickey and his proteges from an area in southern Indiana simply known as "The Valley". These men went on to play a very important role in the Saddlebred world.
FROM THE POET the Chicago Tribune calls "the new voice of Chicago," comes L-vis Lives!, a bold new collection of poetry and prose exploring the collision of race, art, and appropriation in American culture.L-vis is an imagined persona, a representation of artists who have used and misused Black music. Like so many others who gained fame and fortune from their sampling, L-vis is as much a sincere artist as he is a thief. In Kevin Coval's poems, L-vis' story is equal parts forgotten history, autobiography, and re-imaginings. We see shades of Elvis Presley, the Beastie Boys, and Eminem, and meet some of history's more obscure "whiteboy" heroes and anti-heroes: legendary breakdancers, political activists, and music impresarios.A story of both artistic theft and radical invention, L-vis Lives! is a poetic novella on all of the possibilities and problems of "post-racial" American culture-where Black art is still at times only fully accepted in a white face, and every once in a while an "L-vis" comes along to step in to the void.i am a heroto most. the great hopeof something other.a complex back-story.something other thanthe business of my father.bland's antonym.jim crow's black sheep.the forgotten sonleft to rise in the darknessamong the discarded in the wildof working class, singlemother hoods. a herowho transcendswho translates the dissatisfactions of the plains;kids of kurt cobain,method man amphetamine,the odd Iowan who digs dirtand lights beyond the pig yard,spits nebraskan argot,hero to the heartland, middle brow(n) america
The L Word: An Unapologetic, Thoroughly Biased, Long-Overdue Explication and Celebration of Liberalismby David P. Barash
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Throughout their senior year in high school, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela continue to share "instant messages" with one another about their day-to-day experiences as they consider college, sex, the importance of prom, and the inevitable end of their inseparable trio.
Soviet fighter aviation suffered terribly at the hands of the Jagdwaffe in the first year of the war in the east, and with the arrival of JG 51 and its Fw 190s on the Stalingrad Front in September 1942 things only got worse for the hard-pressed Red Army Air Force pilots. However, help was on its way in the form of the re-engined LaGG-3 fighter, which was fitted with a powerful air-cooled M-82 radial engine. Designated the La-5, the new fighter was capable of withstanding more punishment than the fragile LaGG-3, and it was also appreciably faster and had a greater rate of climb. It was more of a handful to fly, however, but the new generation of better trained pilots who were led into combat by the survivors of 1941-42 quickly found the La-5 (and, later, the improved La-7) very much to their liking. Arriving in the frontline in August 1942, the new Lavochkin fighters soon found themselves pitted into action on the Central Sector against the equally new Fw 190As of JG 51. The first clashes took place in November of that year, and from then on the Focke-Wulf fighter would regularly clash with its counterpart from Lavochkin.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Join the bestselling author ofCiao, America!on a lively tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors--la bella figura--and highlights its maddening, paradoxical true self You won't need luggage for this hypothetical and hilarious trip into the hearts and minds of Beppe Severgnini's fellow Italians. In fact, Beppe would prefer if you left behind the baggage his crafty and elegant countrymen have smuggled into your subconscious. To get to hisItalia, you'll need to forget about your idealized notions of Italy. AlthoughLa Bella Figurawill take you to legendary cities and scenic regions, your real destinations are the places where Italians are at their best, worst, and most authentic: The highway:in America, a red light has only one possible interpretation--Stop! An Italian red light doesn't warn or order you as much as provide an invitation for reflection. The airport:where Italians prove that one of their virtues (an appreciation for beauty) is really a vice. Who cares if the beautiful girls hawking cell phones in airport kiosks stick you with an outdated model? That's the price of gazing upon perfection. The small town:which demonstrates the Italian genius for pleasant living: "a congenial barber . . . a well-stocked newsstand . . . professionally made coffee and a proper pizza; bell towers we can recognize in the distance, and people with a kind word and a smile for everyone. " The chaos of the roads, the anarchy of the office, the theatrical spirit of the hypermarkets, and garrulous train journeys; the sensory reassurance of a church and the importance of the beach; the solitude of the soccer stadium and the crowded Italian bedroom; the vertical fixations of the apartment building and the horizontal democracy of the eat-in kitchen. As you venture to these and many other locations rooted in the Italian psyche, you realize that Beppe has become your Dante and shown you a country that "has too much style to be hell" but is "too disorderly to be heaven. " Ten days, thirty places. From north to south. From food to politics. From saintliness to sexuality. This ironic, methodical, and sentimental examination will help you understand why Italy--as Beppe says--"can have you fuming and then purring in the space of a hundred meters or ten minutes. "
Join Beppe on a lively tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors and finds Italy's true self.
"Italians say that someone who acquires a new language 'possesses' it. In my case, Italian possesses me. With Italian racing like blood through my veins, I do indeed see with different eyes, hear with different ears, and drink in the world with all my senses. " A celebration of the language and culture of Italy, La Bella Lingua is the story of how a language shaped a nation, told against the backdrop of one woman's personal quest to speak fluent Italian. For anyone who has been to Italy, the fantasy of living the Italian life is powerfully seductive. But to truly become Italian, one must learn the language. This is how Dianne Hales began her journey. In La Bella Lingua, she brings the story of her decades-long experience with the "the world's most loved and lovable language" together with explorations of Italy's history, literature, art, music, movies, lifestyle, and food in a true opera amorosa - a labor of her love of Italy. Throughout her first excursion in Italy - with "non parlo Italiano" as her only Italian phrase - Dianne delighted in the beauty of what she saw but craved comprehension of what she heard. And so she chose to inhabit the language. Over more than twenty-five years she has studied Italian in every way possible: through Berlitz, books, CDs, podcasts, private tutorials and conversation groups, and, most importantly, large blocks of time in Italy. In the process she found that Italian became not just a passion and a pleasure, but a passport into Italy's story and its very soul. She offers charming insights into what makes Italian the most emotionally expressive of languages, from how the "pronto" ("Ready!") Italians say when they answer the telephone conveys a sense of something coming alive, to how even ordinary things such as a towel (asciugamano) or handkerchief (fazzoletto) sound better in Italian. She invites readers to join her as she traces the evolution of Italian in the zesty graffiti on the walls of Pompeii, in Dante's incandescent cantos, and in Boccaccio's bawdy Decameron. She portrays how social graces remain woven into the fabric of Italian: even the chipper "ciao," which does double duty as "hi" and "bye," reflects centuries of bella figura. And she exalts the glories of Italy's food and its rich and often uproarious gastronomic language: Italians deftly describe someone uptight as abaccala (dried cod), a busybody who noses into everything as aprezzemolo (parsley), a worthless or banal movie as apolpettone (large meatball). Like Dianne, readers of La Bella Lingua will find themselves inamorata, enchanted, by Italian, fascinated by its saga, tantalized by its adventures, addicted to its sound, and ever eager to spend more time in its company.
"Italians say that someone who acquires a new language 'possesses' it. In my case, Italian possesses me. With Italian racing like blood through my veins, I do indeed see with different eyes, hear with different ears, and drink in the world with all my senses..."A celebration of the language and culture of Italy, La Bella Lingua is the story of how a language shaped a nation, told against the backdrop of one woman's personal quest to speak fluent Italian.For anyone who has been to Italy, the fantasy of living the Italian life is powerfully seductive. But to truly become Italian, one must learn the language. This is how Dianne Hales began her journey. In La Bella Lingua, she brings the story of her decades-long experience with the "the world's most loved and lovable language" together with explorations of Italy's history, literature, art, music, movies, lifestyle, and food in a true opera amorosa--a labor of her love of Italy.Throughout her first excursion in Italy--with "non parlo Italiano" as her only Italian phrase--Dianne delighted in the beauty of what she saw but craved comprehension of what she heard. And so she chose to inhabit the language. Over more than twenty-five years she has studied Italian in every way possible: through Berlitz, books, CDs, podcasts, private tutorials and conversation groups, and, most importantly, large blocks of time in Italy. In the process she found that Italian became not just a passion and a pleasure, but a passport into Italy's storia and its very soul. She offers charming insights into what makes Italian the most emotionally expressive of languages, from how the "pronto" ("Ready!") Italians say when they answer the telephone conveys a sense of something coming alive, to how even ordinary things such as a towel (asciugamano) or handkerchief (fazzoletto) sound better in Italian. She invites readers to join her as she traces the evolution of Italian in the zesty graffiti on the walls of Pompeii, in Dante's incandescent cantos, and in Boccaccio's bawdy Decameron. She portrays how social graces remain woven into the fabric of Italian: even the chipper "ciao," which does double duty as "hi" and "bye," reflects centuries of bella figura. And she exalts the glories of Italy's food and its rich and often uproarious gastronomic language: Italians deftly describe someone uptight as a baccala (dried cod), a busybody who noses into everything as a prezzemolo (parsley), a worthless or banal movie as a polpettone (large meatball). Like Dianne, readers of La Bella Lingua will find themselves innamorata, enchanted, by Italian, fascinated by its saga, tantalized by its adventures, addicted to its sound, and ever eager to spend more time in its company.
Carla Bruni. Giorgio Armani. Luciano Pavarotti.Giada De Laurentiis. Sophia Loren. The Leonardos (Da Vinci e DiCaprio).From fettucine to fashion and back again, nobody does La Bella Vita like the Italians. Whether preparing a meal or sculpting the David, singing an aria or seducing a lover, Italians take their time, and do it right--adagio! In this bellissimo primer, Romans Aminda Leigh and Pietro Pesce show you how to achieve that sensual perfection in everything you do, leading you on a smolderingly hot journey through each of the five senses:Sight (vista): Toss the shabby, shapeless clothes and dress up! Italians take meticulous care of their appearance and are always fashionable. Sound (udito): Act like an Italian and emphasize the positive whenever possible.Touch (tatto): Touch like all Italians do--double-kiss, hold hands, touch other people's arms, and gesticulate!Smell (olfatto): Take a ride on an Italian motorbike and pay attention to the scents of your environment--the sea air, a coffee shop, a flower garden . . .Taste (gusto): Forget inhaling a heavy dinner--eat like Italians and savor a long, leisurely home-cooked meal!From fashion and film to food and language, this book is the crash course in Italian living every Italophile should indulge in, pronto!
Carla Bruni. Giorgio Armani. Luciano Pavarotti. Giada De Laurentiis. Sophia Loren. The Leonardos (Da Vinci e DiCaprio). From fettucine to fashion and back again, nobody does La Bella Vita like the Italians. Whether preparing a meal or sculpting the David, singing an aria or seducing a lover, Italians take their time, and do it right--adagio! In this bellissimo primer, Romans Aminda Leigh and Pietro Pesce show you how to achieve that sensual perfection in everything you do, leading you on a smolderingly hot journey through each of the five senses: Sight(vista):Toss the shabby, shapeless clothes and dress up! Italians take meticulous care of their appearance and are always fashionable. Sound(udito):Act like an Italian and emphasize the positive whenever possible. Touch(tatto): Touch like all Italians do--double-kiss, hold hands, touch other people's arms, and gesticulate! Smell(olfatto):Take a ride on an Italian motorbike and pay attention to the scents of your environment--the sea air, a coffee shop, a flower garden . . . Taste(gusto):Forget inhaling a heavy dinner--eat like Italians and savor a long, leisurely home-cooked meal! From fashion and film to food and language, this book is the crash course in Italian living every Italophile should indulge in,pronto!
"This is a delightful, passionate and memorable rendition of a familiar and glorious tale. As the son of immigrants who were very much like Anthony Graziano's family, I was especially moved. Thank you for telling our story."-Governor Mario M. Cuomo"This kind of historical data is rare today. . . . A tapestry of history, biography, personal reminiscence, and lessons."-Michael Giallombardo, director/producer of La Terra Promessa"A sweeping narrative of European and American history, and a lovingly crafted reminiscence. Graziano is an excellent storyteller. There is something in this book for everyone, not least of which is a very good read."-Joan M. Crouse, author of The Homeless Transient in the Great Depression"Writing in the tradition of C. Wright Mills, who defined [sociology] as the intersection between history and biography . . . this book clarifies the tremendous emigration from Italy. A very enjoyable read, suitable for general readers and students of history and sociology."-Adeline Levine, author of Love Canal: Science, Politics, and PeopleA picture of Europe's nineteenth century and the massive Italian immigration to America: wars and conflicts, popes and kings fighting the people's demands for democratic government. When religion and royalty failed them, leaders created dictatorships and threw the world into bloody conflicts, killing hundreds of millions and virtually destroying Europe. Caught up were the poverty stricken, powerless common people who became the immigrants, pushed from Europe, pulled to America. Their history comes alive in the author's deeply personal account of his family's immigration and survival through the Great Depression.Anthony M. Graziano, SUNY Buffalo professor emeritus and Italian chef, has written fifteen books and fifty articles in the field of psychology. His brother, parents, and extended family emigrated from Italy. He says, "This book is a celebration of immigrants. It speaks to us because we are all immigrants."
La Belle Franceis a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are the hallmarks of the acclaimed British historian Alistair Horne. It recounts the hugely absorbing story of the country that has contributed to the world so much talent, style, and political innovation. Beginning with Julius Caesar's division of Gaul into three parts, Horne leads us through the ages from Charlemagne to Chirac, touring battlefields from the Hundred Years' War to Indochina and Algeria, and giving us luminous portraits of the nation's leaders, philosophers, writers, artists, and composers. This is a captivating, beautifully illustrated, and comprehensive yet concise history of France. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The beguiling, never-before-translated dream diary of Georges PerecIn La Boutique Obscure Perec once again revolutionized literary form, creating the world's first "nocturnal autobiography." From 1968 until 1972--the period when he wrote his most well-known works--the beloved French stylist recorded his dreams. But as you might expect, his approach was far from orthodox.Avoiding the hazy psychoanalysis of most dream journals, he challenged himself to translate his visions and subconscious churnings directly into prose. In laying down the nonsensical leaps of the imagination, he finds new ways to express the texture and ambiguity of dreams--those qualities that prove so elusive.Beyond capturing a universal experience for the first time and being a fine document of literary invention, La Boutique Obscure contains the seeds of some of Perec's most famous books. It is also an intimate portrait of one of the great innovators of modern literature.
El primer libro de cocina que presenta la gran variedad de platos latinoamericanos tal y como se preparan en los Estados Unidos hoy en dia.Himilce Novas y Rosemary Silva ofrecen 200 deliciosas recetas proveidas por familias norteamericanas con raices mexicanas, puertorriquefias, cubanas, jamaiquinas, brasilenas, argentinas, chilenas, peruanas, colombianas, guatemaltecas, y de casi todos los rincones de America Latina.Sabrosos, vistosos y llenos de sorpresas, los platos "nuevo latinos" son la ultima moda en restaurantes famosos desde Nueva York hasta Los Angeles. Con este libro, lo que parece exotico y dificil de cocinar se convierte en manjares maravillosos que cualquier cocinera o cocinero puede preparar facilmente en casa.-- Para comenzar, las autoras nos ofrecen sopas exquisitas, como la Sopa fria de pimientos colorados y coco, o Sopa de calabaza con aroma de naranja, asi como sabrosisimos antojitos como los Wontons fritos con chorizo, chile y queso Monterey Jack a la Bayamo o Frijoles molidos costarricenses.-- Los platos principales incluyen el Asopao de pollo Piri Thomas y el Pastel de papas celestial, entre otras creaciones fabulosas caseras.-- Entre la gran variedad de platos de arroz con frijoles se destacan El gallo pinto, preparado con arroz y frijoles colorados, igual que el plato jamaiquino Jamaican Coat of Arms (arroz con frijoles colorados). Tambien nos ofrecen una elegante variedad de tamales, empanadas y otros sabrosos rellenos para satisfacer el apetito latino a cualquier hora del dia -- entre ellos, las deliciosas Empanadas de camaron brasileno-americano.Cristina, la anfitriona famosa del Show de Cristina, el congresista Henry B. Gonzalez, entre otras muchas personalidades y extraordinarios cocineros, cantantes famosos, autores, abuelas y jovenes estudiantes, comparten sus recetas favoritas en este libro. De la misma manera, Himilce Novas y Rosemary Silva, las autoras, aportan sus codiciadas recetas familiares, y a la vez cuentan la historia y la preparacion de los chiles frescos y secos, los platanos tropicales, la yuca, el taro y otras frutas y vegetales, y donde conseguirlos aqui en los Estados Unidos.Este es un libro unico que le anade una nueva dimension a la mesa americana.From the Hardcover edition.
La verdadera historia del asesinato de un inmigrante que convirtió a un pueblo acogedor en Long Island, en la zona cero en la guerra contra la inmigración. En noviembre del 2008, Marcelo Lucero, un inmigrante Ecuatoriano de treinta y siete años, fue atacado y asesinado por un grupo de adolecentes cuando caminaba por las calles de Patchogue acompañado por un amigo de infancia. Los atacantes iban a cazar beaners --término despectivo para Latinos-- siguiéndolos y acosándolos, que, llegaron a confesar los adolecentes, formaba parte de su entretenimiento habitual. Los latinos en Estados Unidos, son mayormente hombres, y aunque no todos inmigrantes, se han convertido en el blanco de ataques de odio en años recientes. La nación lucha con la creciente cantidad de inmigrantes indocumentados, donde los suburbios se han convertido en el primer lugar de destino, y donde los políticos pueden avanzar su carera arrojando una retorica anti-inmigrante. Lucero trabajaba en una tintorería cuando cayó víctima a la fiebre anti-inmigrante. A raíz de su muerte, Patchogue fue puesto en primera plana, un casi desconocido suburbio de Estados Unidos, se convirtió en la zona cero en la guerra contra la inmigración. Tras su muerte, Lucero se convirtió en símbolo de todo lo malo de nuestro sistema migratorio: oportunidades disminuyentes para obtener visas para viajar a Estados Unidos, fronteras porosas, una dependencia creciente de trabajo a bajo costo y el aumento de la intolerancia. Tomando de entrevistas de primera mano e informando del lugar de los hechos, la periodista Mirta Ojito ha elaborado un inquebrantable retrato de una comunidad luchando para conciliar el odio y el miedo en la idílica imagen del suburbio típicamente estadounidense. Con un compromiso de contar todos los lados de una historia, Ojito desenreda una narrativa apasionante con objetividad y visión, proporcionando una mirada invaluable en uno de los problemas más alucinantes de los Estados Unidos.
SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD LAINEY DREAMS of becoming a world famous chef one day and maybe even having her own cooking show. (Do you know how many African American female chefs therearen't? And how many vegetarian chefs have their own shows? The field is wide open for stardom!) But when her best friend--and secret crush--suddenly leaves town, Lainey finds herself alone in the kitchen. With a little help from Saint Julia (Child, of course), Lainey finds solace in her cooking as she comes to terms with the past and begins a new recipe for the future. Peppered with recipes from Lainey's notebooks, this delicious debut novel finishes the same way one feels finishing a good meal--satiated, content, and hopeful. From the Hardcover edition.
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Millionaire Messenger, an electrifying and inspiring book that provides the keys to motivating yourself to satisfy your highest, most essential creative and intellectual needs.In the hyper-connected, hyper-digitized world in which we are living, the time has come to revise Abraham Maslow's classic "hierarchy of needs"--a pyramid of human drives that places the basic needs of safety and sustenance at the bottom. Burchard, a world-renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author, makes a compelling case that it's time for an entirely new approach to understanding what drives human ambition and achievement today; it's time to change the conversation about what it takes to succeed and feel alive and fulfilled in a stressful, chaotic, distracted world.In The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive, Burchard, using pioneering studies from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, as well as great stories from his own experience, identifies the ten simple drives of human emotion and happiness: Control, Competence, Congruence, Caring, Connection, Change, Challenge, Creative expression, Contribution, and Consciousness. The Charge provides the keys to understanding and activating these drives in clear and concrete ways that will inspire and help everyone find the one thing we all are searching for: more life in our lives.
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