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Mr. Lincoln's High-tech War: How The North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil Warby Roger Macbride Allen Thomas B. Allen
This history lesson for general readership walks the reader through the American Civil War by way of the technologies that allowed Abraham Lincoln and the Union forces to triumph over the Confederacy. The text, loosely laid out in the style of a 19th century newspaper, is supported by b&w primary source materials (photographs, paintings, and political cartoons), as well as contemporary illustrations. Chapters address the involvement in the war of military mass production and the Dahlgren gun, the hot-air balloon, land torpedoes (used by the South), naval technology, photography, the Spencer Repeating Rifle, and civic constructions such as bridges and railroads, among other technologies. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil Warby Tom Wheeler
The story of how Lincoln adapted to a new medium of communication during a period of social and technological innovation.
Tony Valentine made his living and his name as a cop in Atlantic City-and is now known worldwide for his ability to spot the kinds of scams, grifts, and rip-offs that cost casinos billions every year. A man with a biting wit who drives a '92 Honda, Tony is low-profile, old-school, and has seen it all-until he meets the luckiest man on earth. Ricky Smith was once a small-town loser. Then he went to Las Vegas, jumped out the window of a burning hotel, lived to tell the tale, and tore up the Strip on an...
Vincent Majestyk saw too much death in the jungles of Southeast Asia. All he wants to do now is farm his melons and forget. But peace can be an elusive commodity, even in the Arizona hinterlands -- and especially when the local mob is calling all the shots. And one quiet, proud man's refusal to be strong-armed by a powerful hood is about to start a violent chain reaction that will leave Mr. Majestyk ruined, in shackles, and without a friend in the world -- except for one tough and beautiful woman. But his tormentors never realized something about their mark: this is not his first war. Vince Majestyk knows more than they'll ever know about survival . . . and everything about revenge.
No strings attached . . . At twenty-seven, Libby thinks there's a lot to be said for a rich husband. So when Nick comes along - lovely, funny, handsome Nick, who has no money whatsoever, lives in a seedy North London flat and thinks the perfect night out consists of the pub and a few pints - she decides he's only good for a fling. . . . or a rock on her finger On the other hand, there's investment banker Ed. His Regent's Park house just about makes up for his hideous moustache. Sure, he's irritating, but he's crazy about her . . . Libby's left with one or two big life choices: does she want happiness or security? Commitment or true love? Should she follow her head or her heart?Praise for Jane Green 'Green writes with acerbic wit about the law of the dating jungle'Sunday Express 'The queen of the beach read'Now
Mr. McFadden says Selina can't ride her stubborn pony Haggis over his land, but every time she goes riding, Haggis goes right through the farmer's turnip fields upsetting the dog, the huge goose and especially upsetting Mr. McFadden. One day there is no farmer to chase Selina away. She finds him by a fence, his foot crushed by a rock. Unable to care for his farm and animals Selina and her friend Tim, come every day to help. Then the town turns its anger on the old farmer and the children who care about him. On Halloween, when Selina hopes to treat the neglected boy and the lonely farmer, everything goes wrong and mean spirited tricks put them at risk. It will take the magic of the heart to save them and help them find acceptance in the town. This story shows life on the Scottish Border is filled with Scottish Halloween customs and is told in Scottish dialect.
"Mr. Mean lived up to his name. He lived in what could have been a nice house but wasn't. He never painted it or mended the windows, or repaired the roof." For Christmas, Mr. Mean gave his brother a piece of coal! Could anything possibly turn him into a nice person? Other books by Roger Hargreaves are available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
More adventures of Horatio Hornblower during the Napoleonic Wars.
OBSESSIVE. COMPULSIVE. DETECTIVE. Welcome to the all-new series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place . . . . Captain Stottlemeyer relies on obsessive-compulsive genius Monk to solve his most baffling cases. Of course, most of the credit and attention goes to Monk--but Stottlemeyer is okay with that. At least, that's what he says. Stottlemeyer is feeling a little frustrated. When the captain is faced with budget cuts, Monk's fees are one of the expenses he trims. He claims it's nothing personal, but Monk and his assistant, Natalie, suspect otherwise. Monk even offers to help out at no charge, but Stottlemeyer will have none of it. Monk has no hard feelings and is too compulsive to stop investigating. He resorts to calling in tips under assumed names. (After all, who would ever guess who Adrian Smith, Adrian Jones, and Adrian Brown are?) The captain is infuriated . . . and so is Natalie, who would like to see Monk, and herself, get paid for the consulting services. But when Stottlemeyer is arrested for the killing of another cop--with overwhelming evidence against him--he turns to the only detective who can possibly prove his innocence: Adrian Monk. That is, if Monk can overcome some potentially crippling obstacles along the way . . . Find all of the books in the Monk series in the Bookshare collection.
Adrian Monk solves mysteries faster than a whole squad of investigators because he sees details they miss and knows when something's out of place. He's actually doing well lately, solving murders as fast as they come, and has been noticeably less compulsive--he doesn't count his morning Wheat Chex until they're in the bowl. Progress is progress. and Monk knows he owes it all to his therapist, Dr. Kroger. So when Dr. Kroger attends a conference in Germany, Monk ends up in trouble. He can't tie his shoes, forgets how to swallow, and loses track of his blinking. Desperate to regain his footing. Monk follows his shrink to Germany. And that's where Monk sees the man across a crowded town square. The man he's never stopped searching for. The man with six fingers. The man responsible for his wife's death. Now, in a foreign land full of... foreigners. Monk must deal with his multitude of phobias and contend with unfriendly German police in order to find the six-fingered man. Monk sees the charming village with its uneven cobblestones, sausage packed in animal intestines, and buildings permeated with the germs of centuries as a hotbed of dangers. With his assistant Natalie's help, he's willing to brave them all, including solving local crimes and cracking his head repeatedly on low ceiling beams, to keep his appointments with his psychiatrist and to finally catch his wife's murderer. For more laughs and intriguing mystery check out other books featuring Mr. Monk in the Bookshare collection including: #1 Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, #2 Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, #3 Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, #4 Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, #5 Mr. Monk in Outer Space, and #7 Mr. Monk is Miserable, with more to come.
OBSESSIVE. COMPULSIVE. DETECTIVE. Welcome to the all-new series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place. ... Adrian Monk has journeyed into the realm of the cult science fiction show Beyond Earth. where he meets fans just as obsessive-compulsive as he is. Though he's not preoccupied with the program, Monk can understand where they're coming from. Who wouldn't want to live in an imaginary world? But despite his sympathies, the reason Monk is at the convention is that there may be a killer lurking in the Beyond Earth community: Someone in a star-ship uniform has very publicly gunned down the show's legendary creator, Conrad Stipe. Could a fan be that furious at him for selling out to an exploitative Hollywood producer? Or is there more going on behind the scenes in Stipe's life? Luckily, Monk's agoraphobic brother, Ambrose, is a prominent expert on the TV series, and together they'll search the earth and beyond to find the murderer. That is, if Ambrose can bring himself to leave the house. ...
Based on the USA Network Emmy winning weekly television show, Monk, this tie in novel goes far beyond the series in fleshing out the characters and situations while retaining the hilarity, complexity and poignancy that made the series so popular. In this installment, Captain Stottlemeyer asks Monk to go to an almost deserted town which buzzed with life and greed soon after gold was discovered in California. One of the captain's friends, an ex cop who had retired to the town of Trouble to work security at the town's museum has been murdered. Once there, Monk discovers there are other mysteries in Trouble. Over fifty years ago the train carrying a large amount of gold and cash was robbed en route to Trouble and the money never recovered. Meanwhile Natalie makes a fascinating discovery of her own. There is a perfectly square house which was owned by another Monk over 150 years ago. Artemis Monk, was Trouble's only assayer. This Monk was respected, if not understood, for his skill at analyzing rock, his honesty and his skill at solving crimes. He had so much influence, in fact, that under his direction, all streets were given even numbered names, it was illegal to spit tobacco, and riders were required to clean up their horses leavings. Could this man be one of her boss's ancestors? Natalie and Monk are very busy and in great danger as they investigate crimes present and past, and Natalie works to find a connection between the Monks then and now. Enjoy the other funny and often poignant books as brilliant Mr. Monk, with Natalie's help, solves baffling crimes dodging germs, dirt, debris, odd numbers, and more. You can find all of the books in this series as of November, 2010, in the Bookshare collection. Look for #1 Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, #2 Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, #3 Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, #4 Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, #5 Mr. Monk in Outer Space, #6 Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, #7 Mr. Monk Is Miserable, #8 Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop, and #10 Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out.
[From the inside dust jacket flaps:] "An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place . . . No one likes to come home to a mess--least of all Monk and Natalie. But when they return briefly to San Francisco from an extended stay working as cops in New Jersey, Natalie discovers somebody has been sleeping in her bed. But this Goldilocks is not asleep. She's dead. If that's not bad enough, investigators find marked money from a federal sting operation stuffed under Natalie's mattress. Now her life is a real mess, and she needs Monk's help to clean it up. But Monk has problems of his own. His brother is desperate to find Yuki, his missing girlfriend, but his agoraphobia prevents him from leaving the house. Ambrose needs a man on the outside--and that man is Monk, who is torn because he's glad to see Yuki go. As the two investigations begin and the body count rises, it quickly becomes clear to Monk that Yuki has a dangerous past--and that they are pursuing a ruthless, cold-blooded killer nobody would ever want to mess with. ..." Look for the first thirteen books in this popular, hilarious, character driven mysstery series in the Bookshare collection including: #1 Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, #2 Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, #3 Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, #4 Mr. Monk and the Two assistants, #5 Mr. Monk in Outer Space, #6 Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, #7 Mr. Monk is Miserable, #8 Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop, #9 Mr. Monk is in Trouble, #10 Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out, #11 Mr. Monk on the Road, #12 Mr. Monk on the Couch and #13 Mr. Monk on Patrol.
OBSESSIVE. COMPULSIVE. DETECTIVE. Welcome to the all-new series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place . . . . The state of California is broke, plunging the city of San Francisco into a deep financial crisis. The SFPD is forced to fire Adrian Monk--yet again--as a consultant. Monk figures he can live off his savings until things take a turn for the better. Then Natalie learns that Monk invested his money some time ago with Bob Sebes, the charismatic leader of Reinier Investments, who has just been arrested on charges of orchestrating a massive two-billion-dollar fraud. All of Sebes' clients' accounts--including Monk's--are completely wiped out. When the key witness in the government's case against Sebes is killed, Monk is convinced that Sebes did it, even though the man has been under house arrest with a horde of paparazzi in front of his building 24-7 But there is one advantage to being broke and jobless: Monk can devote all his obsessive energy to solving this latest mystery. Even though Monk may have been swindled out of his savings, it's payback time. If you are as compulsive about wanting to read all of the books about Mr. Monk's cases as he is about solving them, look in the Bookshare collection for all of the Monk books by Lee Goldberg. They are: Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, Mr. Monk goes to Hawaii, Mr. monk and the Blue Flu, Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, Mr. Monk in Outer Space, Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop and Mr. Monk in Trouble.
OBSESSIVE. COMPULSIVE. DETECTIVE. An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place ... Everything has been going well for former SFPD lieutenant Randy Disher in Summit, New Jersey, where he lives with Monk's previous assistant, Sharona, and works as the new police chief. But when the city's leadership is arrested for fraudulently inflated salaries, Disher suddenly finds himself as the acting mayor. Now Disher has to manage the police department and shoulder the day-to-day responsibility of running a town that is in the midst of a wave of residential robberies. In desperation, Disher reaches out to the one person he knows he can trust to solve the crimes: Adrian Monk. When Monk and his assistant, Natalie, arrive in New Jersey, Disher makes them temporary police officers. Summit is about to become the cleanest and most symmetrical city on earth. But then the string of home burglaries escalates to arson and murder ... and someone tries very, very hard to send Monk and Natalie back to San Francisco in coffins. Follow Monk's hilarious and poignant triumphs and frustrations in the fine series based on the popular award-winning Monk television programs. Lee Goldberg's Monk novels await you in the Bookshare collection including, #1 Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, #2 Mr. Monk Goes To Hawaii, #3 Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, #4 Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, #5 Mr. Monk in Outer Space, #6 Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, #7 Mr. Monk Is Miserable, #8 Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop, #9 Mr. Monk in Trouble, #10 Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out, #11 Mr. Monk on the Road and #12 Mr. Monk on the Couch.
[From the inside dust jacket flaps:] An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place . . . Natalie Teeger has picked up a few detective skills of her own during her years as Adrian Monk's loyal assistant--and she's eager to put them to use. But that's not easy when you work with a deductive genius who can solve a murder in no time. But Natalie gets her chance when a man with no identity is found dead of natural causes, and neither Monk nor the police see any reason to get involved in the case. It also helps that Monk becomes distracted by a crime-scene cleaning crew's ability to clean up the worst messes imaginable. He gets plenty of opportunities to see them at work as he investigates several particularly brutal murders that seem to be tied to a worthless secondhand couch. With a little help from Monk's agoraphobic brother, Natalie tackles her own investigation while also helping Monk track the couch by following a bloody trail that could lead them to the most ruthless killer they've ever encountered.
[inside front dust jacket flap:] "An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place . . . Adrian Monk is feeling strangely ... satisfied. His job as a police consultant is secure, and his wife's murder has finally been solved. He'd like his agoraphobic brother. Ambrose, to be able to feel the same way--and he sees his brother's upcoming birthday as a chance to make it happen. So Monk puts a secret ingredient in Ambrose's birthday cake: sleeping pills. When Ambrose wakes up, he finds himself in a motor home on the open road ... with Monk as the tour guide and his long-suffering assistant, Natalie, as their chauffeur. Monk is determined to show his brother the outside world, even if Ambrose refuses to set foot beyond the RV. But Ambrose isn't the only one struggling to let go. As little crimes pop up along the highway, Monk can't resist getting involved. Nor can he help sensing a pattern that reveals the hand of a serial killer at work. Now it's up to Monk to stop a murderer from turning their road trip into a highway to hell." All of the books in this popular and humorous series with intriguing mysteries to solve are in the Bookshare collection. Look for #1 Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, #2 Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, #3 Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, #4 Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, #5 Mr. Monk in Outer Space, #6 Mr. Monk Goes to Germany #7 Mr. Monk Is Miserable, #8 Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop, #9 Mr. Monk in Trouble and #10Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out.
Humorous exploits of a Chinese psychologist visiting China after many years of study in France.
Mystery writer Marty Stillwater's happy life in southern California is turned upside-down by a stranger claiming to be he. By the best-selling author of Midnight.
This classic Little Golden Book features adorable artwork of a child playing with her toy Noah's Ark set, accompanied by a sweet rhyme that preschoolers will love to hear as they identify the animals. Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen, who brought The Color Kittens and The Fuzzy Duckling to life for Golden Books.
Mr. Nonsense has a crazy life. See what he does with his day. Contains picture descriptions. Other books by Roger Hargreaves are available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
What do women really want? Journalist Allegra Fielding has a problem. She's pitched a story to her boss--how to transform a not-so-perfect man into Prince Charming--and now she has to deliver! But where is she going to find a man willing to take part in a makeover? Time to blackmail her roommate, Max.... But Allegra's cunning plan backfires spectacularly when Max refuses to be "perfected"! He's a guy who knows what he likes, and he's going to enjoy proving to Allegra that there's nothing hotter than a man who's a little rough around the edges....
Mr. Palomar, whose name purposely evokes that of the famous telescope, is a seeker after knowledge, a visionary in a world sublime and ridiculous. Whether contemplating a cheese, a woman's breasts, or a gorilla's behavior, he brings us a vision of a world familiar by consensus, fragmented by the burden of individual perception. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.
Roommates Kelly and Chloe are enjoying their lives and their downtown Detroit loft just fine. Kelly is a Victoria's Secret catalog model. Chloe is an escort, until she decides to ditch her varied clientele in favor of a steady gig as girlfriend to eighty-four-year-old retired lawyer Tony Paradiso, a.k.a. Mr. Paradise. Evenings at Mr. Paradise's house, there's always an old Michigan football game on TV. And when Chloe's around, there's a cheerleader, too, complete with pleated skirt and blue-and-gold pompoms. One night Chloe convinces Kelly to join in the fun, along with Montez Taylor, Tony's smooth-talking right-hand man. But things go awry and before the end of the evening there will be two corpses, two angry hit men, one switch of identity, a safe-deposit box full of loot up for grabs, and, fast on the scene, detective Frank Delsa, who now has a double homicide -- and a beautiful, willful witness -- to add to his already heavy caseload. With a cool cast, snappy dialogue, and all the twists and turns fans crave, Mr. Paradise is Elmore Leonard at home in Detroit and sharper than ever.
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