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It is 1473, and the uneasy peace between England's houses of Lancaster and York has begun to unravel yet again. Rumors of invasion are rife, and Richard of Gloucester, the King's brother, is determined to put a stop to the treacherous plots: To that end, he dispatches a royal messenger to Duke Francis of Brittany with a secret letter. Roger the Chapman, meanwhile, is making his way to Exeter with his peddler's pack, in the hopes that a stop in the thriving city will help his trade. Roger found himself in Gloucester's good graces following their escapade at London's Crossed Hands inn--the inquisitive peddler's very first act of detection--and it seems the Duke has not forgotten the young man's ingenuity. Richard calls upon Roger to accompany his messenger, Philip Underdown, to a Brittany-bound ship at Plymouth. A devious fellow, Philip has more than his fair share of enemies and is, Richard believes, in need of undercover protection. Roger soon discovers that his is not an easy task, as Philip seems to attract animosity wherever they go. Is Philip's past catching up with him? Or has the true nature of their journey been discovered by Lancastrian rivals? These are the questions Roger must answer, and do so before Philip's mysterious enemies find their mark.
When Ebenezer Halliday's daughter's body is found stuffed underneath a train seat, the wealthy American industrialist hires Hercule Poirot to locate the murderer and over one hundred thousand dollars' worth of stolen jewels.
John and Sarah Smythe are hungry. Plymouth Colony in December is cold and bleak. One hundred people need food and shelter, but many of them are too sick to work. Samoset and Massasoit show their new neighbors how to get food and plant seeds, but by spring, half the people who made the trip on the Mayflower are dead. So far the Smythe family has been spared, but too many of their friends are gone. John and Sarah spend hours each day working in the fields and doing chores to help, but they worry. What will happen if their parents get sick?
Assess your readiness for the updated PMP Exam--and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide walks you through each exam task, providing "need to know" checklists, review questions, tips, and links to further study--all designed to help bolster your preparation. Reinforce your exam prep with a Rapid Review of these tasks: Initiating the project Planning the project Executing the project Monitoring and controlling the project Closing the project This book is an ideal complement to the in-depth training of the Microsoft Press Training Kit and other exam-prep resources for the PMP Exam aligned with the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Fifth Edition.
Bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb, internationally acclaimed for the "quiet fire"* of her Appalachian Ballad novels, clearly has a dark side--a wicked, sardonic wit that has prompted critics to compare her to Jane Austen and Jonathan Swift. Readers and reviewers alike also have lauded Ms. McCrumb for her inspired chronicles of forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson. In her newest tale in the MacPherson saga, McCrumb examines society's fascination with beauty--and the deceptiveness of outer appearances. Elizabeth herself, hospitalized for depression over her missing husband, learns that insanity liberates one from polite hypocrisy, enabling a "crazy lady" to remark: "Anorexia is not a disease; it's a career move."Out in the real world, Elizabeth's brother Bill has bought a stately old mansion to use as his law office, only to find that the house comes with a charming codger-in-residence who is far too old to be a dangerous outlaw. . . isn't he? Meanwhile, the steel magnolia who is Bill's law partner is trying to track down the PMS Outlaws--an escaped convict and her fugitive attorney--who are cruising pickup joints and wreaking a peculiar vengeance on lust-crazed men.Sharyn McCrumb's incisive wit and her genius for mirroring everyday life are once again on full display. The PMS Outlaws is an outrageous parable of modern mores, where beauty is the weapon, and nobody is safe.*The New York Times Book Review (From the Paperback edition.)
Teddy Fitzroy's back for another zoo mystery--this time it's a koala caper--in this action-packed follow-up to Belly Up, which Kirkus Reviews called "great fun."School troublemaker Vance Jessup thinks Teddy Fitzroy's home at FunJungle, a state-of-the-art zoo and theme park, is the perfect place for a cruel prank. Vance bullies Teddy into his scheme, but the plan goes terribly awry. Teddy sneaks into the koala exhibit to hide out until the chaos dies down. But when the koala goes missing, Teddy is the only person caught on camera entering and exiting the exhibit. Teddy didn't commit the crime--but if he can't find the real culprit, he'll be sent to juvie as a convicted koala-napper.
In ten stunning and bleak tales set in the woodlands, swamps and chemical plants along the Alabama River, Tom Franklin stakes his claim as a fresh, original Southern voice. His lyric, deceptively simple prose conjures a world where the default setting is violence, a world of hunting and fishing, gambling and losing, drinking and poaching-a world most of us have never seen. In the chilling title novella (selected for the anthologies New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1999 and Best Mystery Stories of the Century), three wild boys confront a mythic game warden as mysterious and deadly as the river they haunt. And, as a weathered, hand-painted sign reads: "Jesus is not coming." This terrain isn't pretty, isn't for the weak of heart, but in these deperate, lost people, Franklin somehow finds the moments of grace that make them what they so abundantly are: human.
Examines the life of the Indian princess Pocahontas and her contact with English settlers, especially John Smith.
In reality, the English kidnapped Pocahontas in the midst of a war against her people, and kept her prisoner for many months while they waited for her father to agree to tribute payments of corn. Pocahontas ended the conflict when she converted to Christianity and married a colonist named John Rolfe. She and several of her family members then chose to travel to Europe, not as prisoners but as free agents intent on gathering information that might clarify the Al-gonkians' future course. The mythical Pocahontas who loved John Smith, the English, the Christian faith, and London more than she loved her own father or people or faith or village deeply appealed to the settlers of Jamestown and the court of King James. All these storytellers subverted her life to satisfy their own need to believe that the Indians loved and admired them (or their cultural forebears) without resentments, without guile. She deserves better. A woman as brave as Pocahontas-who endured a kidnapping, explored an alien faith, dared to marry a foreigner, and faced the voyage across the sea for the sake of her people-deserves a great deal more. She was as brave as all her people-not a simple joyful worshipper of English men or power, but a real and complicated woman with her own plans, goals, and ideas. She is worthy of our respect, not condescension.
Pocahontas is a bold biography that tells the extraordinary story of the beloved Indian maiden from a Native American perspective. Dr. Paula Gunn Allen, the acknowledged founder of Native American literary studies, draws on sources often overlooked by Western historians and offers remarkable new insights into the adventurous life and sacred role of this foremost American heroine. Gunn Allen reveals why so many have revered Pocahontas as the female counterpart to the father of our nation, George Washington.
Pocahontas may be the most famous Native American who ever lived, but during the settlement of Jamestown, and for two centuries afterward, the great chiefs Powhatan and Opechancanough were the subjects of considerably more interest and historical documentation than the young woman. It was Opechancanough who captured the foreign captain "Chawnzmit"--John Smith. Smith gave Opechancanough a compass, described to him a spherical earth that revolved around the sun, and wondered if his captor was a cannibal. Opechancanough, who was no cannibal and knew the world was flat, presented Smith to his elder brother, the paramount chief Powhatan. The chief, who took the name of his tribe as his throne name (his personal name was Wahunsenacawh), negotiated with Smith over a lavish feast and opened the town to him, leading Smith to meet, among others, Powhatan's daughter Pocahontas. Thinking he had made an ally, the chief finally released Smith. Within a few decades, and against their will, his people would be subjects of the British Crown.Despite their roles as senior politicians in these watershed events, no biography of either Powhatan or Opechancanough exists. And while there are other "biographies" of Pocahontas, they have for the most part elaborated on her legend more than they have addressed the known facts of her remarkable life. As the 400th anniversary of Jamestown's founding approaches, nationally renowned scholar of Native Americans, Helen Rountree, provides in a single book the definitive biographies of these three important figures. In their lives we see the whole arc of Indian experience with the English settlers - from the wary initial encounters presided over by Powhatan, to the uneasy diplomacy characterized by the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, to the warfare and eventual loss of native sovereignty that came during Opechancanough's reign.Writing from an ethnohistorical perspective that looks as much to anthropology as the written records, Rountree draws a rich portrait of Powhatan life in which the land and the seasons governed life and the English were seen not as heroes but as Tassantassas (strangers), as invaders, even as squatters. The Powhatans were a nonliterate people, so we have had to rely until now on the white settlers for our conceptions of the Jamestown experiment. This important book at last reconstructs the other side of the story.
Written for children ages 8-12, this well-researched book tells the exciting story of Chief Powhatan's brave daughter and the amazing adventures that led her to her heavenly Father.
An anthology of Nash's best and most famous poems, his hilarious grouches, unflinching puns, and indescribable rhymes.
When Maddy first wakes up to find a tiny, living, breathing cat on her pillow, she can't believe her luck. Greykin tells her that he and the other ceramic cats have bonded with her and will now come to life whenever she needs help helping others. In Paw Power, Maddy and Greykin have a tricky problem to solve: there's a new girl in school who's being picked on by the class bully. Will a little bit of magic and a lot of courage be enough to stop the scariest girl in the school? This first book in the exciting new Pocket Cats series is sure to delight young independent readers.From the Hardcover edition.
This second book in the exciting new middle-grade series about the adventures of a little girl and her three tiny Pocket Cats is sure to delight young independent readers.When Maddy discovers another one of the cats has come to life, she can't wait to get to know Nibs and start using her new magical power. But Nibs doesn't seem very friendly, and she's here for a reason--there's a new problem to be solved. It doesn't take long for Maddy and Nibs to figure out who needs their help. Maddy's cousin Chloe is having trouble settling into her new school. She's so miserable that she's decided to run away. Can Maddy and Nibs use their Shadow Magic to stop her?From the Hardcover edition.
With more than two thousand songs handpicked and organized by former Spin magazine writer and editor Sarah Lewitinn (aka Ultragrrrl), The Pocket DJ is the ultimate insider's reference guide for selecting music, downloading MP3s, and making all-purpose mixes for every occasion imaginable
The Enneagram -- a centuries-old psychological system -- is catching fire across the country, being applied to everything from career management to relationships to conflict resolution. Now nationally acclaimed Enneagram expert and bestselling author Helen Palmer condenses the ideas from her popular books into a compact guide that will appeal to newcomers as well as to longtime Enneagram enthusiasts, with its succinct presentation of the nine types, how to optimize them, and how the different types relate to one author.
From the book: After finding a home with Lisa, Corduroy the bear thinks he has everything he needs. But a trip to the laundry with Lisa and her mother makes the lovable bear realize something very important is missing. No self-respecting bear should be without a pocket! So while Lisa helps her mother, Corduroy slips out to begin his search in this strange new place. This follow-up to Don Freeman's Corduroy [also available from Bookshare] shares all the warmth and gentle-hearted humor that made the first story so popular. Corduroy's simple desires and quiet determination to achieve them make him especially appealing to young children, who know how important such small things as a pocket and a friend can be. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy. Ages 3-8
Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his "counting house" when he suffered an agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlor which confirmed Miss Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme. . . .
This book is about a Jewish girl who lost her family with the invasion of Germans in her native country France.
A definitive guide to the world's best brews (in 1982). Info on brewing techniques and ingredients, and advice on taste, texture and body.
Based on the highly successful Speaker's Guidebook, A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking offers all of the material typically covered in a full-sized text -- from invention, research, and organization to practice and delivery -- in a concise format perfect for any course across the curriculum or day-to-day setting.
The authors take readers through 40 religions, from Asatru to Zoroastrianism, outlining their views of damnation, apocalypse, reincarnation, and more.
Every year emergency medicine resident physicians participate in the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) In-Training Examination to assess their medical knowledge. Preparing for the examination involves assembling several different resources on a wide range of topics. Many resources are either too detailed or too superficial, limiting their effectiveness. Pocket Guide to the American Board of Emergency Medicine In-Training Exam is designed specifically for the Emergency Medicine Resident Physician as an aid to revising for the In-Training exam. Pertinent information is organized under the same topics as the examination. The concise text and tables deliver information quickly and a rapid review section allows for self-assessment. In addition, the small portable size enables revision whenever and wherever you are. Pocket Guide to the American Board of Emergency Medicine In-Training Exam is the only resource you will need for In-Training Examination preparation.
An essential writing, reading, and research tool for all history students, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History offers a best-selling combination of concise yet comprehensive advice in a portable and accessible format. This quick-reference guide provides a practical introduction to typical history assignments, exercising critical reading skills, evaluating and documenting sources, writing effective history papers, conducting research, and avoiding plagiarism. Building on its time-tested approach, the seventh edition offers expanded, hands-on guidance for writing and researching in the digital age, and additional coverage on working with primary and secondary sources.
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