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The Morgan Horse

by Jeanne Mellin

For the first time in nearly a century--a full and fascinating book about "the wonder colt from nowhere" and the remarkable native American breed he sired... THE MORGAN HORSE. Justin Morgan, the little bay stallion who could outrun, outwork, and outget any other horse brought against him is a familiar hero of American history and folklore. Not so well known is that this amazing horse--"A runt you want to get rid of!" complained the owner who took him in payment of a bad debt--is most famous as a biological sport, so prepotent that 150 years after his death his stamp is clearly evident in his descendents, unique among horses the world over. This complete, up-to-date account of the great Justin Morgan and his stock reveals why the Morgan is the first American breed of horse, and tells about the days when the Morgan was king of American race tracks, how Morgan blood contributed to the American Saddle Horse, Tennessee Walking Horse, and the Standardbred breeds (the pedigree of mighty Titan Hanover had 22 crosses to Justin!), why Morgan horse units were the most valued cavalry of the Civil War and why the Morgan is called today's most versatile horse, and how it is that a growing body of horse fanciers is convinced that an old saying is truer today than ever: "The Morgan horse is one thing. Every other kind of horse is something else." Under saddle or in harness, in the show ring, on the trail, or working stock in the West, these alert, intelligent Morgans with their flowing manes and tails are growing more popular every year for their versatility, stamina, and beauty. The Morgan Horse tells why, citing bloodlines and performances. This is not all. The author, also noted as an illustrator of horses, has included four beautiful portraits, meticulously researched and drawn to scale, of Justin himself and his three most famous sons: Woodbury, Sherman, and Bulrush. As none of them was ever known to have been pictured from life, Miss Mellin's portraits are "firsts" of their kind for the collector. From her experience as exhibitor, rider, and trainer of Morgans, Miss Mellin also furnishes drawings of Morgan types, action, conformation, and versatility. In addition, the more than 100 illustrations include historically valuable engravings, lithographs, stud posters, and lineage charts, plus photographs of modern and once-famous Morgans never before published in book form. This accessible version includes described pedigrees, and image descriptions of over 100 images and photographs of Morgan horses.

Language And Ethnicity: Key Topics in Sociolinguistics

by Carmen Fought

What is ethnicity? Is there a 'white' way of speaking? Why do people sometimes borrow features of another ethnic group's language? Why do we sometimes hear an accent that isn't there? This lively overview, first published in 2006, reveals the fascinating relationship between language and ethnic identity, exploring the crucial role it plays in both revealing a speaker's ethnicity and helping to construct it. Drawing on research from a range of ethnic groups around the world, it shows how language contributes to the social and psychological processes involved in the formation of ethnic identity, exploring both the linguistic features of ethnic language varieties and also the ways in which language is used by different ethnic groups. Complete with discussion questions and a glossary, Language and Ethnicity will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, as well as anybody interested in ethnic issues, language and education, inter-ethnic communication, and the relationship between language and identity.

Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education

by David L. Kirp

Kirp looks at a powerful trend in academic life in the USA - the rise of business values and the belief that efficiency, immediate practical usefulness and marketplace triumph are the best measures of a university's success.

People Power: Fifty Peacemakers and Their Communities

by Michael True

This collection of portraits focuses on the lives and communities of men and women central to non-violent movements for social change from the 18th century to the present. It includes internationally known figures such as Thomas Paine, Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, as well as abolitionists, feminists, labor organizers, war resisters, and Catholic workers, known for their courage, intelligence, imagination, resourcefulness, and deep commitment to the common good. Their country is the world; their compatriots are all humankind.

International Financial Management

by Robert Hodrick Geert Bekaert

An approach that blends theory and practice with real-world data analysis. International Financial Management seamlesslyblends theory with the analysis of data, examples, and practical case situations. Overall, Bekaert/Hodrick equips future business leaders with the analytical tools they need to understand the issues, make sound international financial decisions, and manage the risks that businesses may face in today's competitive global environment. All data in this edition has been updated to reflect the most recent information, including coverage on the latest research, global financial crisis, and emerging markets.

New Perspectives on American Politics

by Calvin Jillson Lawrence C. Dodd

New Perspectives on American Politics is a collection of seventeen original essays designed to facilitate understanding of contemporary American politics through an analysis of the broad historical patterns of our politics.

Set The Ploughshare Deep: A Prairie Memoir

by Timothy Murphy

When Timothy Murphy graduated from college, Robert Penn Warren advised him to go home and grow some roots. This memoir in prose, verse and woodcuts, depicts the consequences of Warren's advice for a writer who turned his back on cities and the academic world.

More Than A Movie: Ethics In Entertainment

by E. Miguel Valenti

In More Than a Movie, producer and entertainment attorney F. Miguel Valenti presents a compelling argument for the creative community to consider the consequences of its products, from movies to TV to the Internet. Valenti refrains from attacking the industries in which he himself works, but argues for reflection on the part of those who create media. More Than a Movie takes a pioneering first step toward outlining the issues in an insider fashion, and provides the tools to make ethical decisions about creating for the big and small screens. More Than a Movie is written to stimulate debate in professional and academic arenas, and for the enjoyment of everyone who loves entertainment.

Punctuation Power: Punctuation And How To Use It

by Marvin Terban

Puncuation Power, the newest paperback Scholastic Guide, is a guide to all of the punctuation 8 to 14-year-olds (and most adults) need. It uses a clever format that is fun and informative. Knowing how to puncuate sentences properly is a skill that can help any writer communicate more clearly. PUNCTUATION POWER presents kids with the information they need to become better punctuators. Terban's voice is both energetic and fun. Now available in paperback, this guide can be put in school bags and brought to school, the library, or anywhere else a child would need it.

Methods For Effective Teaching: Meeting The Needs Of All Students

by David M. Byrd Paul R. Burden

The sixth edition of Methods for Effective Teaching provides the most current research-based coverage of teaching methods for K-12 classrooms on the market today. In a straightforward, user-friendly tone, the expert author team writes to prepare current and future educators to be effective in meeting the needs of all the students they teach. In this new edition, all content is carefully aligned to professional standards, including the recently revised InTASC standards. Uniquely emphasizing today's contemporary issues, such as both teacher-centered and student-centered strategies; a myriad of ways to differentiate instruction, promote student thinking, and actively engage students in learning; approaches for teaching English language learners, and an added emphasis on culturally responsive teaching, this highly-regarded textbook is the perfect combination of sound teaching methods and cutting edge content.

Memoirs

by Mikhail Gorbachev

In these long-awaited memoirs, Mikhail Gorbachev looks back on a lifetime that mirrors the fate of the Russian people. From the persecution of his family under Stalin to his first political steps, to his extraordinary rise within the Communist Party, Gorbachev recounts the events that led to his own disillusionment, without which the eventual implosion of communism would not have taken place. He casts an equally sharp eye on the policies of both past communist governments and present-day reformers.

Secrets of Simplicity

by Andrea Cobb Mary Carlomagno

Bulging in-boxes, out-of-control stress, and even climate change serve as reminders that when it comes to being happy and healthy, less is more. In this interactive journal, organization expert Mary Carlomagno leads readers on a journey toward release and discovery. Guided by the principle that the way you spend your time and money should reflect your true priorities, Secrets of Simplicity shows how to make practical changes to unburden your closets and calendars and make room for what's really important. Readers can record their successes, as they de-clutter their homes and in the process, their minds.

Wounds of Honour: Empire I

by Anthony Riches

'A master of the genre' The TimesThrilling, authentic and action-packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire.Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall and lie low until he can hope for justice. Then a rebel army sweeps down from the wastes north of the Wall, and Marcus has to prove he's hard enough to lead a century in the front line of a brutal, violent war.

Parky

by Michael Parkinson

All Michael Parkinson really wanted to do was play cricket for Yorkshire and England. However, he soon realised that to be paid to watch films, football and cricket would be the best way to spend life, and he became a journalist. Television beckoned and for three decades Parkinson interviewed the movers and shakers of the late twentieth century, making his television programme the must-see event of the week. In singing with Bing Crosby, dancing with Billy Connolly, flirting with Miss Piggy and sparring with Muhammad Ali, Parkinson proved himself one of the most engaging and durable hosts in both Britain and Australia. In Parky he recalls a full life with honesty, insight and humour.

Hot Blood: The 4th Spider Shepherd Thriller

by Stephen Leather

The fourth book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series.Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. It goes with the turf when you're an undercover cop. Now working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Shepherd is pitting his wits against the toughest criminals in the country. But when the man who once saved his life is kidnapped in the badlands of Iraq, thrown into a basement and threatened with execution, Shepherd has to decide whether his loyalties lie with his country, his career, or his friend. Shepherd and his former SAS colleagues realise that the hostage has been abandoned by the Government and that officially nothing is being done to rescue him. And with the execution deadline only days away, Shepherd knows that the only way to stop his friend being murdered is to put himself in the firing line in the most dangerous city in the world - Baghdad.

Hog

by Richard H. Turner

Hog is a celebration of all things pig - from breeds and rearing, to butchering and preparing, with techniques, features and more than 150 recipes for nose to tail eating. The comprehensive range of dishes includes hams, bacon, sausages, charcuterie, pates, confits, roasts, grills, hotpots, ragouts, pies, casseroles, scratchings, crackling, trotters and much more - with a foreword from Josh Ozersky and guest contributions from a range of British, American and International chefs and cooks including Diana Henry, Meredith Erickson, Judy Joo, Valentine Warner, Neil Rankin, Mitch Tonks, Fergus Henderson and Aaron Franklin.

A Splendid Little War

by Derek Robinson

The war to end all wars, people said in 1918. Not for long. By 1919, White Russians were fighting Bolshevik Reds for control of their country, and Winston Churchill (then Secretary of State for War) wanted to see Communism "strangled in its cradle". So a volunteer R.A.F. squadron, flying Sopwith Camels, went there to duff up the Reds. "There's a splendid little war going on," a British staff officer told them. "You'll like it." Looked like fun. But the war was neither splendid nor little. It was big and it was brutal, a grim conflict of attrition, marked by incompetence and corruption. Before it ended, the squadron wished that both sides would lose. If that was a joke, nobody was laughing.

War Story

by Derek Robinson

Fresh from school in June 1916, Lieutenant Oliver Paxton's first solo flight is to lead a formation of biplanes across the Channel to join Hornet Squadron in France.Five days later, he crash-lands at his destination, having lost his map, his ballast and every single plane in his charge. To his C.O. he's an idiot, to everyone else--especially the tormenting Australian who shares his billet--a pompous bastard.This is 1916, the year of the Somme, giving Paxton precious little time to grow from innocent to veteran.

Hornet's Sting

by Derek Robinson

It's 1917, and Captain Stanley Woolley joins an R.F.C. squadron whose pilots are starting to fear the worst: their war over the Western Front may go on for years. A pilot's life is usually short, so while it lasts it is celebrated strenuously.Distractions from the brutality of the air war include British nurses; eccentric Russian pilots; bureaucratic battles over the plum-jam ration; rat-hunting with Very pistols; and the C.O.'s patent, potent cocktail, known as "Hornet's Sting."But as the summer offensives boil up, none of these can offer any lasting comfort.

Damned Good Show

by Derek Robinson

They joined an R.A.F. known as "the best flying club in the world," but when war pitches the young pilots of 409 Squadron into battle over Germany, their training, tactics and equipment are soon found wanting, their twin-engined bombers obsolete from the off. Chances of completing a 30-operation tour? One in three. At best.Robinson's crooked salute to the dogged heroes of the R.A.F.'s early bombing campaign is a wickedly humorous portrait of men doing their duty in flying death traps, fully aware, in those dark days of war, there was nothing else to do but dig in and hang on.

A Good Clean Fight

by Derek Robinson

North Africa, 1942. Dust, heat, thirst, flies. A good clean fight, for those who like that sort of thing, and some do. From an advanced landing field, striking hard and escaping fast, our old friends from Hornet Squadron (Piece of Cake) play Russian roulette, flying their clapped-out Tomahawks on ground-strafing forays. Meanwhile, on the ground, the men of Captain Lampard's S.A.S. patrol drive hundreds of miles behind enemy lines to plant bombs on German aircraft. This is the story of a war of no glamor and few heroes, in a setting often more lethal than the enemy.

Lenin the Dictator: An Intimate Portrait

by Victor Sebestyen

Victor Sebestyen's intimate biography is the first major work in English for nearly two decades on one of the most significant figures of the twentieth century. In Russia to this day Lenin inspires adulation. Everywhere, he continues to fascinate as a man who made history, and who created a new kind of state that would later be imitated by nearly half the countries in the world.Lenin believed that the 'the political is the personal', and while in no way ignoring his political life, Sebestyen focuses on Lenin the man - a man who loved nature almost as much as he loved making revolution, and whose closest ties and friendships were with women. The long-suppressed story of his ménage a trois with his wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya, and his mistress and comrade, Inessa Armand, reveals a different character to the coldly one-dimensional figure of legend.Told through the prism of Lenin's key relationships, Sebestyen's lively biography casts a new light on the Russian Revolution, one of the great turning points of modern history.

We Need To Talk

by Stephen Webb Chris Steed

Chris and Stephen off Gogglebox are known and loved by millions of viewers for their outrageous humour, filthy language and adorable sausage dogs. But there's a lot more to them than that. The ex-partners have both had their fair share of ups and downs, and here in their joint memoir they carry us through their experiences on a wave of hilarious back-and-forth conversations and killer one-liners. From their childhoods to finding fame on Gogglebox, nothing is off-limits.Stephen: "Going to the allotment was something we'd look forward to. Especially when it got dark and we used to nick everyone's vegetables"Chris: "We lived in this flint house on the edge of the cemetery, and not surprisingly it was really haunted."Funny, frank and pretty ridiculous, this is the perfect book for any Gogglebox fan.

Study and Revise for GCSE: Blood Brothers

by Kevin Radford

Enable students to achieve their best grade in GCSE English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise Blood Brothers throughout the course.This Study and Revise guide:- Increases students' knowledge of Blood Brothers as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners- Develops understanding of plot, characterisation, themes and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their exam responses- Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text- Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, annotated sample student answers and tips for reaching the next grade- Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay- Provides opportunities for students to review their learning and identify their revision needs with knowledge-based questions at the end of each chapter

Mandarin B for the IB Diploma

by Yan Burch

Clear coverage of the latest syllabus including insight into Chinese as an evolving language and its grammatical and linguistic differences.- Introduces language rules on Chinese grammar and vocabulary - Offers insight into Chinese culture with authentic materials and text types- Covers all four language skills in each chapter- Integrates TOK with support throughoutThis textbook is suitable for both SL and HL students and includes all the Core and Options topics.Please note this book uses simplified characters.

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