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Drinking: A Love Story

by Caroline Knapp

Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.

The Soldier's Guide: The Complete Guide to U.S. Army Traditions, Training, and Responsibilities

by Army

This manual condenses important information from a number of U.S. Army regulations, field manuals, and other publications into one crucial volume. Written to answer the many questions asked by soldiers of all ranks in the Army, it covers everything from the history and traditions of the American military to training and service benefits. Find out about such ideals as "The Warrior Ethos" that drive soldiers during a mission and the Army's values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage, and discipline. In addition, sections cover ethical reasoning, the basic principles of war, military courtesies, individual combat skills, and more.

The Collected Novels Volume One: Pavilion of Women, Peony, and Imperial Woman

by Pearl S. Buck

From the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth: These three novels are fascinating portraits of women in China. In 1938, Pearl S. Buck became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature for The Good Earth, which had already earned her the Pulitzer Prize. Upon choosing Buck’s novel for her book club in 2004, Oprah Winfrey said: “Reading Pearl Buck’s writing feels like reading poetry to me. I just love the quiet rhythm of the words. They evoke the simple beauty of the characters and the harsh mystery of China’s ancient culture.” The daughter of missionaries, the New York Times–bestselling author would continue to explore many aspect of Chinese culture in her work, and the three novels collected in this volume represent some of her most compassionate and revealing fiction. Pavilion of Women: This “vivid and extremely interesting novel,” set in early twentieth-century China, follows an upper-class wife’s quest for personal freedom (The New Yorker). After Madame Wu turns forty, she encourages her husband to take a young concubine so she can finally begin to discover her own mind—and a new world opens up before her as she reads forbidden books and studies English with a progressive former priest. “Beautifully written . . . A fine, full flavorsome novel.” —Newsweek Peony: A young Chinese bondmaid in nineteenth-century China falls in love with the son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for. As the couple’s traditions collide, their relationship faces opposition from every side. “Peony has the vividness of scene and episode and character and the colorful detail that [Buck’s] readers have come to expect of her novels in China.” —New York Herald Tribune Imperial Woman: In this “richly woven . . . quite absorbing” New York Times bestseller, Buck brings to life the story of Tzu Hsi, the magnetic and fierce-minded woman who rose from concubine to become the working head of the Qing Dynasty and the last empress of China for nearly half a century (The Nation). “Certainly, no fictioneer could imagine a more incredible woman. . . . Pearl Buck has done a remarkable and painstaking job in recreating her.” —Saturday Review

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River in Louisiana

by Vera J. Williams Solomon Northup Dean King

The incredible true story of the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue of Solomon Northup in the era before the Civil War-now a major motion picture!In 1841, Solomon Northup was a free man living in Saratoga Springs, New York, making a living as a violinist and spending his spare time with his wife and three young children. Lured to Washington, DC, with the promise of a generous sum of money, Northup finds himself drugged, beaten, and sold before he can even begin to comprehend the tragic turn his life has taken. Twelve torturous years of slavery follow, with Northup passed from owner to owner, plantation to plantation, until his eventual rescue in 1853. Following his return to New York, Northup wrote and published this extraordinary book, one of the few accounts of American slavery written from the perspective of a man who had been free before being enslaved.Lost for nearly a century, Twelve Years a Slave offers unprecedented details of the slave markets of Washington, DC, and describes the excruciating life on Southern cotton plantations. In its time, Twelve Years a Slave was a bestseller and ignited a national dialogue on slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. Northup's unsparing portrayal of the life of a slave captured minds and eventually divided a nation.

The Battle of Ball's Bluff: All the Drowned Soldiers (Civil War Series)

by Bill Howard

Three months after the Civil War's first important battle at Manassas in 1861, Union and Confederate armies met again near the sleepy town of Leesburg. What began as a simple scouting mission evolved into a full-scale battle when a regiment of Union soldiers unexpectedly encountered a detachment of Confederate cavalry. The Confederates pushed forward and scattered the Union line. Soldiers drowned trying to escape back to Union lines on the other side of the Potomac River. A congressional investigation of the battle had long-lasting effects on the war's political and military administration. Bill Howard narrates the history of the battle as well as its thorny aftermath.

The Guinness Book of Superlatives: The Original Book of Fascinating Facts

by Books

Imagine the world before Google or Facebook, when books were the only source of recorded fact. Originally published in 1956, The Guinness Book of Superlatives is the very first book in a series that would one day become one of the most well-known and trusted brands in the world—The Guinness Book of World Records. This is the original fun and informative edition, which gathered world facts and records from the year of its publication and prior. Included within are world records and facts from the sectors of: Science Politics Economics Art Architecture Engineering Accidents and disasters Human achievements The natural world And many more! Pick up this entertaining reference book, and expand your knowledge of the world as it was more than sixty years ago.

The Female Detective: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics #0)

by Andrew Forrester

The Female Detective is the first novel in British fiction to feature a professional female detective. Written by Andrew Forrester, it was originally published in 1864. The protagonist is Miss Gladden, or 'G' as she is also known - the precursor to Miss Marple, Mma Ramotswe and Lisbeth Salander. Miss Gladden's deductive methods and energetic approach anticipate those of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and she can be seen as beginning a powerful tradition of female detectives in these seven short stories. 'G' uses similar methods to her male counterparts – she enters scenes of crime incognito, tracking down killers while trying to conceal her own tracks and her identity from others. 'G', the first female detective, does much physical detective work, examining crime scenes, looking for clues and employing all manner of skill, subterfuge, observation and charm solve crimes. Like Holmes, 'G' regards the regular constabulary with disdain. For all the intrigue and interest of the stories, little is ever revealed about 'G' herself, and her personal circumstances remain a mystery throughout. But it is her ability to apply her considerable energy and intelligence to solve crimes that is her greatest appeal, and the reappearance of the original lady detective will be welcomed by fans of crime fiction.

The Notting Hill Mystery (British Library Crime Classics #0)

by Charles Warren Adams

The Notting Hill Mystery was first published between 1862 and 1863 as an eight-part serial in the magazine Once a Week. Widely acknowledged as the first detective novel, the story is told by insurance investigator Ralph Henderson, who is building a case against the sinister Baron R––, who is suspected of murdering his wife. Henderson descends into a maze of intrigue including a diabolical mesmerist, kidnapping by gypsies, slow-poisoners, a rich uncle's will and three murders. Presented in the form of diary entries, letters, chemical analysis reports, interviews with witnesses and a crime scene map, the novel displays innovative techniques that would not become common features of detective fiction until the 1920s.

The Wyvern Mystery: A Novel (Collected Works)

by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

A beautiful heroine marries the heir to a local estate — but what sounds like a happy ending is just the beginning of a chilling and suspenseful thriller. Set in rural England of the 1820s, The Wyvern Mystery takes its title from ancient myth, in which a two-legged dragon called the "wyvern" signifies the truly sinister. Dark hints of the supernatural permeate this 1869 horror classic, which unfolds inside a haunted mansion, where a young bride is imperiled not only by family secrets from the past but also by evil machinations of the present.Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (pronounced Leff-anew) was known as "the Dark Prince" by a wide circle of avid readers during his heyday in the late nineteenth century. The Victorian equivalent of Stephen King, Le Fanu created a compelling series of Gothic novels and ghost stories that Henry James characterized as "the ideal reading in a country house for the hours after midnight."

Washington Square: The Pension Beaurepas. A Bundle Of Letters

by Henry James

When his only child, the sweet but plain-looking Catherine, becomes betrothed against his wishes, Dr. Austin Sloper, believing his daughter's fiancé, Morris Townsend, to be nothing more than a gold digger, will stop at nothing to end the engagement.But even after Catherine and her fiancé are parted, Dr. Sloper's continuing concern that Townsend will return to claim Catherine's affections drives him to a decision that will isolate Catherine for the remainder of her life.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to today's digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

The Conquest of Bread

by Peter Kropotkin

Born a Russian prince, Peter Kropotkin (1842–1921) rejected his title and wealth to spend his life in pursuit of social justice and equality. His last major work, The Conquest of Bread, surveys economic methods for the satisfaction of human needs. The 1892 treatise also outlines the revolutionary path to his vision of utopia: an anarchist communist society.Kropotkin criticizes the effects of feudalism and capitalism, noting that both systems exacerbate poverty and promote privilege, even in times of abundance. Citing the human propensity toward voluntary cooperation, he proposes the establishment of free, self-sufficient anarchic communesand outlines practical considerations of production and distribution. The author supports his theories with examples from the French rebellions of 1789, 1848, and 1871, and his reasoning anticipates aspects of twentieth-century revolutions in Russia, Germany, and Spain. At a time when many thinkers employed the new Darwinian concept of "survival of the fittest" to justify their capitalist and imperialist goals, Kropotkin pointed out the historic patterns of humanity's best success under cooperative circumstances. A century later, his economic analysis remains fresh and relevant.

Enlazados (Serie Tecléame te quiero #2)

by Isabel Jenner

Abigail quiere una aventura en el Salvaje Oeste. A Josh solo parece importarle su rancho. Una web muy especial hará que se encuentren. ¿Podrá durar lo que Internet ha unido en un Wyoming del siglo XIX? La soledad ha vuelto a Josh Sheridan un oso gruñón que vive en su rancho al pie de las Rocosas y que espanta a cuantas mujeres tiene cerca. Sus hermanos creen que la solución está en la web Western Darling, un método tan bueno como cualquier otro para conseguir novia, y no dudan en acudir al único cibercafé en kilómetros a la redonda que sirva a sus fines. Allí crean un perfil haciéndose pasar por su hermano mayor que parece atraer la atención de unas cuantas candidatas. Y hay una dama del Este en especial que sería perfecta para Josh... La señorita Abigail Reed es una joven sedientade aventuras, incapaz de soportar las atenciones de los caballeros de su Nueva York natal durante más de un minuto sin bostezar, por lo que una amiga le recomienda que use Western Darling para encontrar a un hombre que consiga despertar su interés de una vez por todas. El usuario «Josh_DuroPeroTierno» tiene un encanto que la conquista rápidamente y muy pronto se encuentra en el Salvaje Oeste con una maleta en una mano y un teléfono móvil con muchos megas en la otra. Pero el Josh real no es el hombre que ella se imaginaba...

The Cult of Chiffon: An Edwardian Manual of Adornment

by Rose Le Quesne Mrs Marian Elizabeth Pritchard

"The subject of woman, that is to say, the modern woman, with her varying instincts, pursuits, and peculiarities alone would fill many large volumes. I feel bound, therefore, to confine myself to the discussion of one particular side of her nature, one for which personally I have most sympathy, and one which perhaps can best be described by the epithet 'womanly.'"Originally published in 1902, this extremely rare volume offers a remarkable snapshot of the fashionable Edwardian woman. The author — fashion editor for The Lady's Realm, a monthly London magazine for more "enlightened" readers — offers rich counsel on how to cultivate charm and social standing through the subtle art of dress. Illustrated fashion tips feature a wide range of advice on corsets, petticoats, hats, jewelry, footwear, accessories, and more, with chapters on "The All-Important Question of Colour," "Hats Sublime and Ridiculous," "The Revival of Fashions of the Past," and "The Aggressiveness of the Smart Woman." A selection of vintage advertisements for London-area fashion shops is also included.

The Pointer and His Predecessors: An Illustrated History of the Pointing Dog from the Earliest Times

by Thomas McGuane William Arkwright

Originally published in 1906, The Pointer and His Predecessors is a highly researched guide to anything and everything relating to the pointing hunting dog. These hunting dogs primarily fall under the setter and pointer breeds, and Arkwright has included everything that an owner would need to know. Anyone who has any interest in shooting and hunting culture will find this book of substantial use.The Pointer and His Predecessors includes topics such as:Characteristics of the PointerBreeding and SelectionShooting Over DogsBreaking and TrainingKennel ManagementAmidst the plethora of factual information are Arkwright’s own theories and anecdotes on the topic of pointing dogs. Arkwright discusses their origin as he pulls biblical quotes and examples to pinpoint where in history these hunting dogs were first spotted. He also recalls on his own experiences with the hounds to exemplify his passion for game dogs. The Pointer and His Predecessors is the top choice for anyone interested in hunting with dogs.Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

A Canyon Voyage: The Story of John Wesley Powell and the Charting of the Grand Canyon

by Frederick Dellenbaugh

In 1871, seventeen-year-old Frederick Dellenbaugh began a great adventure when he joined Major John Wesley Powell and a crew of scientists on Powell's second exploration trip down the Colorado River and into the Grand Canyon. These were the last great stretches of land and river still unknown in the continental United States. Powell, Dellenbaugh, and the rest of the group spent years exploring the Grand Canyon country, noting its geologic features, and observing its Native Americans inhabitants A Canyon Voyage chronicles this historic expedition, and provides a detailed account of Powell and Dellenbaugh’s historic journey. Through his account the reader can pass through the rapid currents of the Green and Colorado Rivers; climb the crags of the Grand Canyon; trade with the original Native American inhabitants of the Southwest; and witness the picturesque flora and fauna of the area. Brimming with vivid imagery and unbridled adventure, A Canyon Voyage is a perfect read for every armchair adventurer.

The Return

by Walter De La Mere

How would your wife react if you came home with the face of someone else? How would you continue to look at your own life? What would you do? Considered one of Walter de la Mare's finest occult stories, this darkly thrilling tale tells the story of Lawford, a dull suburban man who accidentally falls asleep on a grave and wakes up possessed by the spirit - and face - of somebody else. Denounced by his family and friends as an impostor, Lawford's struggle to free himself of this possession leaves him a thoroughly changed man. Gripping and poignant, THE RETURN encompasses domestic trauma, unrequited love and philosophical reflection.

Roots of the Mountains

by William Morris

The lives of the peaceful, artistic Dalemen are disrupted when the Wolfings and an army of Huns invade the Burgdales.

On Board the Titanic: The Complete Story with Eyewitness Accounts (Dover Maritime Series)

by Logan Marshall

Nearly a century later, the tragic tale of the "unsinkable" ship continues to captivate the imagination. So many myths and stories have arisen from history's most famous maritime disaster that it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction. This collection of first-hand reports from survivors, published within weeks of the Titanic's sinking, was an instant bestseller and remains the most authoritative account—even though it reads like a novel.This book recounts the ship's history in remarkable detail, from its construction and departure from Southampton, to the collision, ensuing panic, and ultimate sinking, concluding with the efforts in New York and Halifax to deal with the aftermath. Illustrated throughout, this reprint contains original drawings and photos of the "Great Ship" and some of its passengers—both those who survived and those who perished.

Short Stories: A Volume Of Nature Stories (Classics To Go)

by Algernon Blackwood

This collection includes eight of the best stories from Algernon Blackwood. The Wendigo, The Damned, The Man, Schooldays, Julius LeVallon, Edinburgh, The Châlet in the Jura Mountains, The Attempted Restitution. S. T. Joshi has stated that "his work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's" and that his short story collection Incredible Adventures "may be the premier weird collection of this or any other century".

Titanic (Amberley Ser.)

by Filson Young

The first book to be published following the tragic sinking of the Titanic, Titanic, based on interviews with survivors, provided a first-person account of life on the "unsinkable" ship, and of the events leading up to and following its collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912. Titanic continues to be considered one of the most complete records of the maritime disaster.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to today's digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and Travelers in the Woods

by David Nash Horace Kephart

Originally published in 1906, Horace Kephart’s Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and Travelers in the Woods stands over a century later as a classic in outdoors writing. Praised by Field & Stream as “an encyclopedia of living in the open,” it provides expertly detailed answers to hundreds of practical problems that arise on every outing in the great outdoors. Within Camping and Woodcraft, you’ll find tips on:• Catching and cooking game with minimal effort• Practical provisions to bring• Navigating unfamiliar trails and terrains• Setting up camp• Useful woodsmanship and marksmanship skills to learn• And dozens moreDelivering instructional, timeless wisdom, Camping and Woodcraft in the shelf and in the backpack of every camper, hiker, and outdoor aficionado.

Platonism

by Paul Elmer More

Though this book goes out under the rather presumptuous title of Platonism, no one can be more aware than the author of the incompleteness of its argument. Almost nothing, for instance, is said of education and art and government

The 1921 Annual of Advertising Art: The Catalog of the First Exhibition Held by The Art Directors Club

by Art Directors Club

The publishing boom of the early twentieth century led to an entirely new vocation, that of art direction for editorial publications and advertising. In 1921, the recently formed Art Directors Club resolved to show that their profession involved more than just signage for selling products. Their exhibition of paintings and drawings, intended to prove their work worthy of artistic consideration, was judged by a jury that featured some of the era's most distinguished names in illustration and art, including Ashcan School painter Robert Henri; Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the "Gibson Girl"; and outstanding New York artist Joseph Pennell, among others. This reproduction of the exhibition's catalog offers a generous selection of more than 300 halftone images, accompanied by an appendix of the ads' corresponding sources. New to this edition are added pages of brilliant color reproductions of a selection of the best materials. Entries by leaders in the field include J. C. Leyendecker's ads for Arrow shirts, Maxfield Parrish's Mazda Lamp calendar pages, Franklin Booth's line art, and contributions by Norman Rockwell, Edward Penfield, N. C. Wyeth, and other luminaries. Students of art, illustration, and advertising as well as professional illustrators, historians, and anyone with an appreciation of advertising art will find this volume a richly evocative source of historic commercial art.

Blaire Cooks Up a Plan (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2019 #2)

by Jennifer Castle

See how the story of American Girl's 2019 Girl of the Year continues in this second novel! A goat that does tricks. A lamb in pajamas. A celebrity who offers Blaire the opportunity of a lifetime. Things are never boring at Pleasant View Farm!Things get interesting at school, too. Blaire’s determined to find a BIG idea for the Community Service Challenge. Her project becomes personal when she befriends a young girl at the local food pantry. With a love of cooking and a farm full of fresh ingredients, Blaire soon has a plan for making a difference. But it’s going to take help from her whole class—including a mysterious new kid, Eli—to keep Blaire’s creativity from becoming a catastrophe. . . .

Complete Preludes and Etudes-Tableaux (Dover Music For Piano Ser.)

by Serge Rachmaninoff

The 24 preludes and 17 etudes-tableaux of Serge Rachmaninoff include what are possibly his finest compositions for solo piano. Each of these masterly works is included in this complete collection, reproduced from recent, authoritative Russian editions. They include: Prelude, Op. 3, No. 2; Ten Preludes, Op. 23; Thirteen Preludes, Op. 32; Eight Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33; Nine Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39. Among these are the enormously popular C-sharp minor prelude, Op. 3, No. 2; the G-minor prelude, Op. 23, No. 5; and the B-minor prelude, Op. 32, No. 10 — classics that have made Rachmaninoff one of the most performed and recorded modern composers.Each of these works reflects Rachmaninoff's emotional intensity, his thrilling gifts as a melodist and his ability to crystallize perfectly a particular mood or sentiment. In their sonorous textures and rich embellishment, they reflect as well his sovereign command of keyboard technique and his spectacular gifts as a pianist (he was one of the very greatest pianists of the 20th century). This beautifully produced yet inexpensive edition will provide both amateur and professional pianists a lifetime of study and enjoyment, and will afford music lovers as well the deep pleasures of following, music in hand, live and recorded performances of these keyboard masterpieces.

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