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Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People's Edition (Playaway Adult Nonfiction Ser.)

by James Bradley Ron Powers

In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima—and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island's highest peak. And after climbing through a landscape of hell itself, they raised a flag. Now the son of one of the flagraisers has written a powerful account of six very different young men who came together in a moment that will live forever. To his family, John Bradley never spoke of the photograph or the war. But after his death at age seventy, his family discovered closed boxes of letters and photos. InFlags of Our Fathers, James Bradley draws on those documents to retrace the lives of his father and the men of Easy Company. Following these men's paths to Iwo Jima, James Bradley has written a classic story of the heroic battle for the Pacific's most crucial island—an island riddled with Japanese tunnels and 22,000 fanatic defenders who would fight to the last man. But perhaps the most interesting part of the story is what happened after the victory. The men in the photo—three were killed during the battle—were proclaimed heroes and flown home, to become reluctant symbols. For two of them, the adulation was shattering. Only James Bradley's father truly survived, displaying no copy of the famous photograph in his home, telling his son only: "The real heroes of Iwo Jima were the guys who didn't come back. " Few books ever have captured the complexity and furor of war and its aftermath as well asFlags of Our Fathers. A penetrating, epic look at a generation at war, this is history told with keen insight, enormous honesty, and the passion of a son paying homage to his father. It is the story of the difference between truth and myth, the meaning of being a hero, and the essence of the human experience of war.

Más que plata o plomo

by Gustavo Duncan

#Esta aproximación a las implicacionespolíticas de la guerra contra el narcotráfico sugiere una historia máscompleja que la de una simple disputa del estado contraviolentas organizaciones criminales con alta capacidad de corrupción. Esen realidadla historia, por un lado, de cómo sectoressubordinados en la sociedad aprovechanla disponibilidad de coerción ycapital para organizar un proceso de acumulación de poder y riqueza y,por otro lado, de cómo alrededor de este proceso las sociedadesperiféricas son de manera espontánea y sin ningún plan preconcebidoincluidas dentro de la economía y la política nacional. Es también lahistoria de cómo el estado es forzado a compartir, y en ocasionesdelegar, el ejercicio de la coerción para satisfacer demandas sociales.Y recurrentemente es la historia de los desencuentros entre elestado y las organizaciones criminales por imponer sus institucionesa lo largo de la geografía nacional, con las consiguientesexplosiones de violencia que desbordan los actores directamentecomprometidos en el enfrentamiento e involucran a poblacionesque en apariencia nada tienen que ver con la guerra contra lasdrogas#.Gustavo Duncan

Mirror of Destiny: Five Senses Set (The Five Senses Set #1)

by Andre Norton

Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton's books have sold millions of copies worldwide.The king's lottery has determined that Twilla, a young orphaned apprentice of a renowned wise woman, must marry--for only the wedded can survive the terrible fate awaiting those who penetrate the primeval forest. Altered by a talisman of great power, she escapes her unwanted lot and joins a commander's tragically blinded son on a remarkable journey from peril to peril. For they are the chosen who must rescue the vanquished of an ancient war of magic's . . . and shape the destiny of a bloody, disputed land.

El cuervo y el ángel

by Ann R. Bright

Una romántica novela en la que la autora nos invita a viajar con sus personajes o, simplemente, a ser espectadores de su emocionante historia. En un mundo despiadado y sin más ley que la de la fuerza, ella supo encontrar luz. Y lo hizo a través del hombre más oscuro y temido de todos... Año 1736. Decían que sus ojos eran dos abismos, negros y vacíos, como los de un cuervo, que cada barco que divisaban aquellas velas malditas perecía bajo su crueldad, y cada hombre que caía bajo su mano conocía el infierno en vida. Ella, sin embargo, era un ser dulce y maravilloso, ella era luz. Una mañana, después de haber hundido un buque de la Marina Real, el temido pirata al que mentaban como El Cuervo avistó un pequeño paquebote en el horizonte. Sin entender por qué, algo en su oscuro corazón le habló... Y esa mañana, ella oyó loscañones, sintió los pasos arrogantes en la cubierta... Y temió como nunca... Esa mañana fue tomada cautiva... Esa mañana cambió su vida... Esa mañana, la vida de los dos cambió, porque el amor es capaz de abrir brechas en la más profunda oscuridad.

El primogénito (La rendición de un libertino #Volumen 1)

by Laura Mercé

Primera entrega de la trilogía «La rendición de un libertino». ¿Puede un pendenciero y redomado libertino transformarse en un hombre nuevo, cabal y responsable? Diego Ibáñez, a pesar de su hidalguía y sentido del honor, y pertenecer a la alta burguesía, no puede evitar ser el libertino que todos ven en él. Ser un verdadero donjuán desde la adolescencia lo lleva a ser protagonista de sucesivos escándalos amorosos y peligrosos duelos. Y esto genera un constante dolor de cabeza para toda su familia, más aún cuando es el heredero de las bodegas y el encarrilarlo por la buena senda es imposible de lograr. Durante un viaje a Inglaterra, Diego conoce a Brunilda, una mujer que logra lo que ninguna otra: que caiga rendido ante ella. Sin embargo, sus dotes seductoras no serán suficientes para ella, quien ya está comprometida con otro hombre. El tiempo seguirá su curso, pero Diego no se olvida de ella. Así, cumplirá con la promesa hecha a su padre de ser un hombre de provecho y buscar una digna esposa. Pero... ¿podrá un sujeto extravagante como él, acostumbrado a poner en relieve su incontenible vitalidad sensual y mantener relaciones con varias amantes, cambiar de la noche a la mañana y transformarse en alguien que nunca imaginó llegar a ser?

Los condes no se casan con doncellas (Serie Chadwick #Volumen 3)

by Mariam Orazal

Tercera y esperada entrega de la serie «Chadwick» de Mariam Orazal, iniciada con La noble ladrona. Ella creía haber olvidado. Él nunca dejó de buscar. Shein Dereford vuelve a Inglaterra tras pasar casi diez años en el servicio secreto. La guerra ha terminado, pero el conde de Redcliff no puede permitir que los crímenes de su mayor enemigo queden impunes. En su búsqueda de la justicia se reencontrará con la mujer que no ha podido sacarse de la cabeza y que, a pesar de no ser más que una traidora, le robó el corazón. Hannah Lubrele ha conseguido la paz que jamás creyó que pudiera sentir. Vive con una familia que la quiere y la respeta y casi ha conseguido olvidar las calamidades por las que ha pasado por culpa del hombre que la traicionó y que casi la conduce a la muerte. Ahora Hannah tendrá que enfrentarse al pasado y reconocer que no ha sido sincera ni con sus seres queridos ni con su propio corazón. Los lectores han dicho sobre entregas anteriores de la serie:«[...] Enhorabuena Mariam, has conseguido crear una divertida, romántica, entretenida y amena historia que recomiendo al 100%. Te seguiré leyendo. Sin duda, una pluma que no hay que perderse.» «[...] Sin duda llega pisando fuerte y espero que lo haga para quedarse... No veo el momento de volver a leer algo suyo. ¡¡Esperemos que no nos haga esperar mucho!!» «Una serie que te atrapa desde el primer momento. Un argumento muy entretenido. Unos personajes con los que vives cada situación, de los que te enamoras. Muy bien escrita, de lectura ágil, fresca. Mi enhorabuena a la autora. la recomiendo. Me ha encantado.»

Journey to the Center of the Earth: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers: Level 2, Traditional Chinese Edition (Stories To Remember Ser.)

by Jules Verne

One hundred fifty years later, Jules Verne's epic novel of science and adventure is just as thrilling as when it was first published A dirty slip of parchment falls from the pages of an ancient manuscript. Deciphered by the indefatigable Otto Liedenbrock, professor of geology, and his reluctant nephew, Axel, the parchment's coded message is a wild assertion made by a medieval alchemist: Inside a volcano in Iceland is a passageway to the center of the earth. Impossible, says Axel--the temperature of the earth's core is far too high for any human being to go near it. That is one theory, the professor replies. Two days later, they embark on a journey so fantastic it will alter the very meaning of history. First published in 1864, Journey to the Center of the Earth is a cornerstone of science fiction and one of the greatest stories ever told. This ebook edition contains the classic Ward Lock & Co. translation of 1877, one of the first English-language versions faithful to the original French. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Trilogía «Refranes, canciones y rastros de sangre»: Contiene Sarna con gusto, Cuchillo de palo y A grandes males

by César Pérez Gellida

El presente pack de la segunda trilogía de César Pérez Gellida construye la historia posterior de tres de los grandes protagonistas de la primera: Ramiro Sancho, Erika Lopategui y Ólafur Olafsson. Tras concluir la persecución del psicópata Augusto Ledesma, el inspector Ramiro Sancho vuelve al trabajo y se enfrenta al terrible y cruel secuestro de una adolescente. Una batalla de la que saldrá damnificado y que lo llevará a apartarse del cuerpo y a llevar una aparente vida de devaneos y vicios para olvidar. Mientras, Erika y Ólafur, con su nuevo compañero redimido, Uriel, emprenden una persecución sin tregua a los miembros de la organización criminal llamada Congregación de los Hombres Puros. Pero no será fácil, necesitarán la ayuda de todos sus aliados, atravesarán el Atlántico e incluso algunos perderán la vida en el intento. El pack incluye: Sarna con gusto, Cuchillo de palo y A grandes males. La crítica ha dicho...«Con Sarna con gusto Pérez Gellida alcanza la madurez en una obra original y de sofisticada crueldad. Los fieles al género Gellida estamos de suerte.»Dolores Redondo «Una de las mejores novelas que he leído.»Juan Gómez Jurado «Un altísimo nivel literario secundado con un lenguaje exquisito y brillantísimos diálogos. Una novela plagada de dilemas morales esencialmente kafkianos y de decisiones que nadie desearíamos nunca tener que tomar.»Zenda «Una vez más, me quito el sombrero ante el maestro. Aunque parecía imposible, César se ha superado a sí mismo con una novela muy trabajada, de trama compleja pero al mismo tiempo muy entretenida e instructiva.»Blog Libros que hay que leer

The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle over the Greatest Riches in the American West

by Gregory Crouch

The rags-to-riches American frontier tale of an Irish immigrant who outwits, outworks, and outmaneuvers thousands of rivals to take control of Nevada’s Comstock Lode—the rich body of gold and silver so immensely valuable that it changed the destiny of the United States.Born in 1831, John W. Mackay was a penniless Irish immigrant who came of age in New York City, went to California during the Gold Rush, and mined without much luck for eight years. When he heard of riches found on the other side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1859, Mackay abandoned his claim and walked a hundred miles to the Comstock Lode in Nevada. Over the course of the next dozen years, Mackay worked his way up from nothing, thwarting the pernicious “Bank Ring” monopoly to seize control of the most concentrated cache of precious metals ever found on earth, the legendary “Big Bonanza,” a stupendously rich body of gold and silver ore discovered 1,500 feet beneath the streets of Virginia City, the ultimate Old West boomtown. But for the ore to be worth anything it had to be found, claimed, and successfully extracted, each step requiring enormous risk and the creation of an entirely new industry. Now Gregory Crouch tells Mackay’s amazing story—how he extracted the ore from deep underground and used his vast mining fortune to crush the transatlantic telegraph monopoly of the notorious Jay Gould. When Mackay died in 1902, front-page obituaries in Europe and the United States hailed him as one of the most admired Americans of the age. Featuring great period photographs and maps, The Bonanza King is a dazzling tour de force, a riveting history of Virginia City, Nevada, the Comstock Lode, and America itself.

The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History (Playaway Adult Nonfiction Ser.)

by III Marshall Joseph M.

Drawing on vivid oral histories, Joseph M. Marshall’s intimate biography introduces a never-before-seen portrait of Crazy Horse and his Lakota community Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U. S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who—with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership—fought for his people’s land, livelihood, and honor. In this fascinating biography, Joseph M. Marshall, himself a Lakota Indian, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, his times, and his legacy. Thanks to firsthand research and his culture’s rich oral tradition (rarely shared outside the Native American community), Marshall reveals many aspects of Crazy Horse’s life, including details of the powerful vision that convinced him of his duty to help preserve the Lakota homeland—a vision that changed the course of Crazy Horse’s life and spurred him confidently into battle time and time again. The Journey of Crazy Horse is the true story of how one man’s fight for his people’s survival roused his true genius as a strategist, commander, and trusted leader. And it is an unforgettable portrayal of a revered human being and a profound celebration of a culture, a community, and an enduring way of life. .

El libro de los muertos (Doctora Kay Scarpetta #Volumen 15)

by Patricia Cornwell

En la decimoquinta entrega de la serie policíaca protagonizada por la brillante y mordaz doctora Kay Scarpetta, la forense se ha instalado en Charleston, donde ha establecido un moderno laboratorio en el que trabaja con su equipo: su sobrina Lucy Faranelli, Rose y Pete Marino. En esta ocasión, Scarpetta viaja a Italia para investigar la cruel muerte de Drew Martin, una joven y famosa tenista cuyo cuerpo mutilado ha aparecido en el venerable centro histórico de Roma. El asesino es apodado el Hombre de Arena por el macabro residuo que deja, una de las escasas pistas halladas en la escena del crimen. Las contradictorias pruebas dejan estupefactos a Scarpetta, a Benton Wesley (psicólogo forense amante de la doctora) y a los carabinieri italianos. Pronto, Scarpetta y Wesley descubren una inquietante conexión entre la muerte de la tenista y el cuerpo no identificado de un joven en Carolina del Sur. Todo indica que se enfrentan a un asesino más mortífero de lo habitual.

Good-natured Man With Introduction And Notes

by Goldsmith Edited By K. Deighton.

SHORTLY after the publication of The Vicar of Wakefield, in 1766, Goldsmith began to think of writing a comedy, and in 1767 The Good-Natured Man was submitted for Garrick’s approval. Garrick, however, insisted upon great alterations being made, and Goldsmith declining to comply, the comedy was declined. It was, however, accepted by George Colman, the elder, then manager of Covent Garden Theatre, and there produced in January 1768, the Prologue being written by Dr Johnson. The result was fairly suc-cessful, though the scene of the bailiffs was objected to as being “ low,” and was afterwards cut out on the stage, to be restored, however, shortly afterwards, when the play was published. The Good-Natured Man ran for ten nights, and Goldsmith’s share of the profits was £400. A further sum of £100 was received by him from the publication of the pla

Classic British Love Stories: Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Far from the Madding Crowd, and Jane Eyre

by Thomas Hardy Jane Austen Charlotte Brontë Emily Brontë

These heart-soaring tales of romance and tragedy are widely considered four of the finest novels in English literature. Wuthering Heights is an immortal story of love and obsession on the stormy Yorkshire moors. The fate of the Earnshaw family is forever changed when they adopt a dark-skinned orphan boy named Heathcliff. As the years pass, Heathcliff and young Catherine Earnshaw fall deeply in love, but their passion cannot survive the pressures of society and the black force of jealousy. Driven away by a broken heart, Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights only to return years later, bent on the cruelest kind of revenge. Pride and Prejudice is a classic comedy of manners and an enduring romance. In a remote Hertfordshire village, Jane Bennet attracts the attentions of a young gentleman named Charles Bingley, but his good friend Mr. Darcy disapproves of the match. Elizabeth Bennet, always eager to defend her sweet-natured sister, detests the prideful Mr. Darcy, even when he asks for her hand in marriage. But when a chance encounter reunites the combative couple, Elizabeth realizes that her prejudices have been standing in the way of her heart's true desire. Far from the Madding Crowd is a love story wrapped in the cloak of tragedy. Shortly after the spirited, impulsive, and beautiful Bathsheba Everdene arrives in Wessex, she saves the life of a young shepherd. When he asks for her hand in marriage, Bathsheba refuses; she cannot sacrifice her independence for a man she does not love. Years later and now a wealthy woman, Bathsheba falls for a dashing sergeant and makes a fateful decision that brings long-buried secrets to the fore. Jane Eyre shines a brilliant light into the dark corners of Victorian society. Born to a good family but with no wealth of her own, Jane Eyre lives first with her uncle and then in a punitive boarding school for girls. When she becomes governess of Thornfield Hall, the young orphan feels at home for the first time in her life. She soon falls in love with Edward Rochester, master of the house, but just when it seems her luck has finally changed, Jane discovers the secret of the attic--a terrible revelation that threatens to destroy her dreams of happiness forever. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Wild Swans at Coole: A Facsimile Edition (Yeats Facsimile Edition)

by George Bornstein William Butler Yeats

A stunning facsimile of the 1919 first edition of William Butler Yeats’s The Wild Swans at Coole: an elegant volume showcasing these poems as they would have first been read and a complement to facsimile editions The Winding Stair and The Tower.Published in 1919 during W.B. Yeats’s “middle stage” and composed of poems written during World War I, The Wild Swans at Coole is contemplative and elegiac. This collection captures Yeats at a time when he was looking back on his life, coming to terms with the realities of modern war, reflecting on lost love, and defining his place in the world as a poet. It features forty poems, among them “The Fisherman,” “In Memory of Major Robert Gregory,” “The Wild Swans at Coole,” and “On Being Asked for a War Poem.” This facsimile of the original 1919 edition presents the reader with the work in its original form, with handsome old fashioned type, how readers and Yeats himself would have seen it in the early twentieth century. A great gift book and collector’s item, The Wild Swans at Coole also includes an Introduction and notes by esteemed Yeats scholar George Bornstein.

Te acordarás de mí

by Vicente Martín Terán

"Qué despacio pasa el tiempo cuando aguardas al hombre al que vas a matar". Semana Santa de 1928, Madrid es una ciudad convulsa donde se mezcla lo nuevo y lo viejo. Mientras la dictadura del general Primo de Rivera da sus últimos estertores, Tomás Halcón, antiguo policía y legionario de la guerra de África, recibe la visita de Marcial, amigo y excompañero del ejército, para que colabore en la resolución de un asesinato. La violencia con la que se ha perpetrado el homicidio pone en alerta a los altos cargos del Gobierno, pues temen que el asesino pueda ser un militar. Su nerviosismo aumenta con cada víctima; saben que solo Halcón puede resolver el caso. Entre el desasosiego producido por los recuerdos de la guerra, los crímenes y la barbarie aparece Ana, una mujer que hará que Tomás recupere la cordura entre tanto desconcierto. Haciendo gala de un estilo muy visual, casi cinematográfico, Vicente Martín Terán construye un thriller trepidante en el que cazador y presaquedarán atados para siempre. Mezclando crónica histórica y novela negra, realiza una indagación psicológica sobre el origen del mal, la venganza y la culpa y el amor como única vía de redención posible.

The Monster and Other Stories

by Stephen Crane Dover Thrift Editions

The harrowing title tale from this collection recounts the experiences of an African-American coachman who becomes horribly disfigured after rescuing his employer's son from a fire. A study of race and tolerance as well as the challenges posed by deformity, this major work by the author of The Red Badge of Courage originally appeared in 1898. The last of Stephen Crane's work to be published in his lifetime, the story was rediscovered in the mid-twentieth century and acclaimed by Ralph Ellison as "one of the parents of the modern American novel."This volume also features two additional short stories by Crane: "The Blue Hotel," in which a nervous visitor is led astray by his own preconceptions about the Wild West, and "His New Mittens," the touching tale of a little boy who allows himself to be goaded into a snowball fight and attempts to outrun his mistake.

The Theory of the Leisure Class

by Thorstein Veblen

This scathing critique of America’s preoccupation with wealth and status in the Gilded Age continues to resonate more than a century after it was first published According to economist Thorstein Veblen, the leisure class produces nothing, contributes nothing, and creates nothing, yet exercises a peculiar control over American society. The shallowness of their interests—from fashion to sports to entertainment—endows the practice of “conspicuous consumption” with an undeserving air of respectability. Veblen deploys a razor sharp wit to expose the pretensions of the idle rich and their disastrous influence on the national character. From ruthless business practices to the plight of women in a male-dominated culture, The Theory of the Leisure Class tackles difficult subjects with sophisticated analysis and a vibrant literary style that influenced the work of authors including Edith Wharton, Henry James, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. A must-read for students of American history and anyone concerned about economic inequality, Veblen’s classic treatise is timelier today than ever. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Atlas of Intestinal Stomas

by Victor W. Fazio James S. Wu James M. Church

Designed to provide a highly visual reference for surgeons and other members of the patient management team, Atlas of Intestinal Stomas is based on the 1967 gold standard text, Turnbull and Weakly's Atlas of Intestinal Stomas. Additions include chapters on anatomy and physiology, biliary stomas, pediatric ostomies, the continent ileostomy, urostomy, laparoscopic stoma construction, stomas in trauma surgery, stomas for antegrade continence enema, percutaneous ostomies, and quality of life. There are also sections on ileostomy, colostomy, enterostomal therapy and on the management of complications of stomas such as management of the high output ostomy, enterocutaneous fistula, parastomal hernia, prolapse, and skin conditions. The Cleveland Clinic pioneered the entire practice of ostomies, beginning in 1858 and continuing to this day as the world's leading academic and clinical center. The editors and contributors are all current or former Cleveland Clinic physicians and instructors. The fundamental focus of the book is not only how to install ostomies, but how to avoid complications and how to treat complications when they arise. Atlas of Intestinal Stomas will be of great value to colorectal and general surgeons, both in practice and in training.

The Jungle: A Novel (The\best Sellers Of 1906 Ser.)

by Upton Sinclair

The classic protest novel that exposed harsh working conditions and unsanitary practices in the meatpacking industry A slaughterhouse worker from Lithuania, Jurgis Rudkus immigrated to turn-of-the-century Chicago believing that he would find freedom and prosperity. Instead, meager wages and a filthy, dangerous workplace drive him deep into debt and despair. Victimized, abused, and utterly alone, Jurgis and his wife, Ona, face a lifetime of never-ending struggle in a merciless urban jungle. An extraordinary work of fiction based in cold, hard fact, The Jungle is one of the most influential novels ever written. Privately published in 1906, it quickly became an international bestseller, inspiring sweeping and essential changes, including the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act. Powerful and provocative, poignant and horrifying, The Jungle is Upton Sinclair's masterwork. This ebook has been authorized by the estate of Upton Sinclair.

The Moneychangers: A Novel

by Upton Sinclair

A financial thriller based on the Panic of 1907 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Jungle In 1907 the stock market crashed as a result of the manipulations of a group of powerful, wealthy, and unscrupulous men. The repercussions were felt across the nation, taking a devastating toll on thousands of small investors and hardworking Americans. The Moneychangers, written a century before the term "too big to fail" became part of the national lexicon, dramatizes the secret dealings of the one-percenters who brought the national economy to the brink of collapse. Lawyer Allan Montague is at home among New York City's wealthiest and most influential citizens. His position provides him with an insider's perspective on the motivations of the financial elite--and what he sees isn't always pretty. Now, a small group of very rich men intend to take down a rival, even if it means wiping out the livelihoods and savings of thousands and thousands of unsuspecting citizens in the process. Powerless to stop the plot, all Montague can do is try to save the woman he loves from a tragic collision of jealousy, avarice, and lust. This ebook has been authorized by the estate of Upton Sinclair.

Being Prime Minister

by J.D.M. Stewart

Behind the politics, discover the lives of Canada's leaders. “What a life it is to be prime minister!” — John Diefenbaker Canada has had twenty-three prime ministers, all with views and policies that have differed as widely as the ages in which they lived. But what were they like as people? Being Prime Minister takes you behind the scenes to tell the story of Canada’s leaders and the job they do as it has never been told before. From John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau, readers get a glimpse of the prime ministers as they travelled, dealt with invasions of privacy, met with celebrities, and managed the stress of the nation’s top job. Humorous and hard working, vain and vulnerable, Canada leaders are revealed as they truly were.

Mr Selfridge

by Lindy Woodhead

In 1909, the largest department store in London's West End, designed and built from scratch, opened in Oxford Street in a glorious burst of publicity. The mastermind behind the façade was American retail genius Harry Gordon Selfridge: maverick businessman, risk-taker, dandy and one of the greatest showmen the retail world has ever known. His talents were to create the seduction of shopping, and as his success and fame grew, so did his glittering lifestyle: mansions, yachts, gambling, racehorses - and mistresses. From the glamour of Edwardian England, through the turmoil of the Great War and the heady excesses of the 1920s and beyond, Selfridges Department Store was 'a theatre with the curtain going up at 9 o'clock each morning'. Mr Selfridge reveals the captivating story of the rise and fall of the man who revolutionised the way we shop. The third series of Mr Selfridge will air on ITV in January 2015. 'Lively and entertaining' Sunday Telegraph'Will change your view of shopping forever' Vogue'Harry Selfridge revolutionised the way we shop . . . fascinating' Daily Mail

King Coal: A Novel (Labor Movement In Fiction And Non-fiction Ser.)

by Upton Sinclair

A child of privilege plunges into a world of oppression, violence, and danger in this gripping indictment of the coal-mining industry from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Jungle College leaves young Hal Warner feeling incomplete, with no sense of the "real" world outside its ivy-covered walls. So he leaves his life of privilege behind and signs on to work in a coal mine owned and operated by the General Fuel Company. But Hal finds out that there is nothing romantic about a miner's life when he is forced to work long hours under backbreaking conditions and treated as more expendable than his company-owned equipment. Hal befriends Mary Burke, a fiery miner's daughter and a passionate advocate for workers' rights. He gets caught up in the struggle to unionize, which brings him to the attention of his bosses and their powerful political allies. As Hal soon discovers, the powers-that-be will do anything to keep the unions out of Colorado's mines, even if it means getting blood on their hands. This ebook has been authorized by the estate of Upton Sinclair.

The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

by Upton Sinclair

An eye-opening condemnation of the economic sins of organized religion Throughout his adult life Upton Sinclair was an unapologetic idealist and a tireless crusader for the rights of the common man. In this powerful and scrupulously researched critique, he argues that organized religion is a gargantuan moneymaking operation in collusion with industry in their shared quest to strike down dissent while bleeding profits from the millions in their thrall. Sinclair catalogs how spirituality, "the most fundamental of the soul's impulses," is used as a tool for exploitation by unsavory clerical organizations. He specifically details the hypocrisy and self-serving, parasitic nature of churches in the West, from the entrenched fortresses of ancient Christianity to the "nonconforming" Protestant sects to the cultist "new religions" that came into vogue in the early twentieth century. A controversial, impassioned broadside, The Profits of Religion is Upton Sinclair at his most provocative and persuasive. This ebook has been authorized by the estate of Upton Sinclair.

The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism (American Journalists Ser.)

by Upton Sinclair

A muckraking exposé of corruption in American journalism from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Jungle Upton Sinclair dedicated his life to documenting the destructive force of unbridled capitalism. In this influential study, he takes on the effect of money and power on mass media, arguing that the newspapers, magazines, and wire services of the Progressive era formed "a class institution serving the rich and spurning the poor." In the early twentieth century, a "brass check" was a token purchased by brothel patrons. By drawing a comparison between journalists and prostitutes, Sinclair highlights the total control publishers such as William Randolph Hearst exerted over their empires. Reporters and editors were paid to service the financial and political interests of their bosses, even if that meant misrepresenting the facts or outright lying. Sinclair documents specific cases, including the Ludlow Massacre of 1914 and the Red Scare whipped up by Hearst's New York Journal and other newspapers, in which major news outlets ignored the truth in favor of tabloid sensationalism. Sinclair considered The Brass Check to be his most important and most dangerous book. Nearly a century later, his impassioned call for reform is timelier than ever. This ebook has been authorized by the estate of Upton Sinclair.

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