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The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.
Merging archaeology, material culture, and social history, historian Susan Kern reveals the fascinating story of Shadwell, the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson and home to his parents, Jane and Peter Jefferson, their eight children, and over sixty slaves. Located in present-day Albemarle County, Virginia, Shadwell was at the time considered "the frontier. " However, Kern demonstrates that Shadwell was no crude log cabin; it was, in fact, a well-appointed gentry house full of fashionable goods, located at the center of a substantial plantation. Kern's scholarship offers new views of the family's role in settling Virginia as well as new perspectives on Thomas Jefferson himself. By examining a variety of sources, including account books, diaries, and letters, Kern re-creates in rich detail the daily lives of the Jeffersons at Shadwell--from Jane Jefferson's cultivation of a learned and cultured household to Peter Jefferson's extensive business network and oversight of a thriving plantation. Shadwell was Thomas Jefferson's patrimony, but Kern asserts that his real legacy there came from his parents, who cultivated the strong social connections that would later open doors for their children. At Shadwell, Jefferson learned the importance of fostering relationships with slaves, laborers, and powerful office holders, as well as the hierarchical structure of large plantations, which he later applied at Monticello. The story of Shadwell affects how we interpret much of what we know about Thomas Jefferson today, and Kern's fascinating book is sure to become the standard work on Jefferson's early years.
The untold story of Thomas Jefferson's slave children Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, and while they do get special treatment--better work, better shoes, even violin lessons--they are still slaves, and are never to mention who their father is. The lighter-skinned children have been promised a chance to escape into white society, but what does this mean for the children who look more like their mother? As each child grows up, their questions about slavery and freedom become tougher, calling into question the real meaning of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Told in three parts from the points of view of three of Jefferson's slaves--Beverly, Madison, and a third boy close to the Hemings family--these engaging and poignant voices shed light on what life was like as one of Jefferson's invisible offspring.
The untold story of Thomas Jefferson's slave children Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, and while they do get special treatment - better work, better shoes, even violin lessons - they are still slaves, and are never to mention who their father is. The lighter-skinned children have been promised a chance to escape into white society, but what does this mean for the children who look more like their mother? As each child grows up, their questions about slavery and freedom become tougher, calling into question the real meaning of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. " Told in three parts from the points of view of three of Jefferson's slaves - Beverly, Madison, and a third boy close to the Hemings family - these engaging and poignant voices shed light on what life was like as one of Jefferson's invisible offspring.
Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America's war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that support it. The Barbary pirates, a Muslim enemy from Tripoli, attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity. Jefferson ordered the U.S. Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel "force with force." The Barbary War was also a proving ground for such young officers as William Bainbridge, Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, and David Porter -key players in the impending War of 1812 against Great Britain.
When Ricky Reyes dares Jeffrey to get a bloody dagger out of the old McGyver house on Halloween night, Jeffrey is counting on Max, his ghostly friend, to help him.From the Trade Paperback edition.
FLAVORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. NO PASSPORT REQUIRED. Cilantro and chili peppers are Mexican royalty. Oregano and basil have defined Italian foods for centuries. And nothing recalls the tastes of India more than cumin and coriander. Anything from a plain chicken breast to a fresh-from-the-ocean fillet can be transformed into dozens of different ethnic dishes, and chef Jeffrey Saad is just the person to show you how. In his cookbook debut, Saad--restaurateur and star of the Cooking Channel's United Tastes of America--takes you on an international tour to celebrate and savor the flavors of the globe without ever leaving your kitchen. Journeying through popular culinary hotspots from France, Italy, and Spain to India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, Saad breaks down the core spices that define each region's cuisine and showcases scrumptious recipes inspired by these global palates. In addition to salads, soups, and sandwiches, Jeffrey Saad's Global Kitchen includes * tantalizing tapas, from Crustless Sweet Onion and Potato Spanish Tart to Crab Tostadas with Fire-Roasted Chiles and Wild Mushroom Bruschetta with Shaved Parmesan* healthful--and delicious--vegetarian dishes, including Butternut Squash and Allspice Risotto, White Bean Soup with Rosemary Pesto, and Sweet and Spicy Chinese Long Beans* a carnivore's delight, including Smoked Paprika Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Beef Bourguignonne, Pork Chops with Carmelized Apples and Arugula, and Jeffrey's signature Harissa Steak Sandwich (featured on The Next Food Network Star)* fish lovers' fare, from Lobster Pot Pie and Grilled Tilapia in Spicy Asian Broth to Five-Spice Shrimp Sliders and Turmeric-Grilled Scallop Pitas* sinful desserts, including Almond-Orange-Chocolate Biscotti and Nutella Crepes* Plus--sections on extremely delicious tacos and burritos, the bodacious beauty (and versatility) of the egg, and a multitude of pasta pleasures--with mouthwatering color photos throughout Written with Saad's showstopping passion for food and seasoned with helpful sidebars and cooking essentials, this easy-to-use recipe guide is a melting pot of culinary wisdom. Whether you like savory or sweet, keeping it mild or kicking up the heat, Jeffrey Saad's Global Kitchen shows you how to eat globally and cook locally with gourmet-quality results.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A handbook for responding to Jehovah's Witnesses claims based on Scripture. Written by a former JW elder.
Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents' rules-especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father's office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings disappear, she's tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be the key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship. To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen's sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill's accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything-even Tristen's love-just for the thrill of being . . . bad.
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Hester Lane, recently arrived in Victorian London, eagerly accepts a potentially dangerous assignment for a fashionable ladies' magazine.
Bad weather causes candy chaos in this sweet treat of a Candy Fairies tale.An unexpected winter storm has come to Sugar Valley, and the sweet spring crops--including Berry's jelly bean plants--are on the brink of disaster! Berry feels she's to blame: Did she plant her crops too early? Even the ever-helpful Fairy Code Book doesn't have the answer this time. And since the storm has also taken its toll on other fairy homes and surrounding areas, Princess Lolli is worried she won't be able to visit her sister, Princess Sprinkle. What will Berry and her fairy friends do to save the jelly beans, Princess Lolli's trip, and the day?
The Jellybeans are back, this time in the library stacks to discover the varied and wonderful world of reading. When the Jellybeans go to the library to do research for book reports on the things they enjoy, Bitsy, who loves books more than anyone, is excited to bring her friends to her favorite place. Emily, who loves to dance, finds a book on ballet, Nicole, who loves sports, finds a book on soccer, and Bitsy, who loves art, finds a book on famous painters. But what about Anna? Can she find the perfect book too? This engaging book promotes a love of reading by proving that there is the perfect book for everyone. Just as jellybeans are all different flavors but go great together, the girls again use their different strengths and talents to work as a team and make their school Book Bonanza a success. PICTURE DESCRIPTIONS INCLUDED.
This book answers many questions about jellyfish. Did you know that there is a jellyfish that spends its whole life upsidedown? Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
When economic reasons cause two families to merge into a crowded household on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, more personal problems exacerbate the tense living conditions.
Jelly's Blues recounts the tumultuous life of Jelly Roll Morton (ca., 18851941). A virtuoso pianist with a larger-than-life personality, he composed such influential early jazz pieces as "King Porter Stomp" and "New Orleans Blues." However, by the late 1930s, he was nearly forgotten. In 1992, the death of an eccentric memorabilia collector led to the unearthing of a startling archive, revealing Morton to be a much more complex and passionate man than many realized. An especially immediate and visceral look into the jazz worlds of New Orleans and Chicago, Jelly's Blues is a definitive biography, a long overdue look at one of the twentieth century's most important composers.
Jemima Jones is overweight. About one hundred pounds overweight. Treated like a maid by her thin and social-climbing roommates, and lorded over by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented but better paid) at the Kilburn Herald, Jemima finds that her only consolation is food. Add to this her passion for her charming, sexy, and unobtainable colleague Ben, and Jemima knows her life is in need of a serious change. When she meets Brad, an eligible California hunk, over the Internet, she has the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself-as JJ, the slim, beautiful, gym-obsessed glamour girl. But when her long-distance Romeo demands that they meet, she must conquer her food addiction to become the bone-thin model of her e-mails-no small feat. With a fast-paced plot that never quits and a surprise ending no reader will see coming, Jemima J is the chronicle of one woman's quest to become the woman she's always wanted to be, learning along the way a host of lessons about attraction, addiction, the meaning of true love, and, ultimately, who she really is.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Nine short stories, most of them featuring ace sleuth Jemima Shore.
Alejandro Navarro Vasquez, the Conde Olivares, has long desired vengeance. . . ;. His wife betrayed him with an act that, by the proud Spaniard's code, was unforgivable. What's more, the breakdown of their marriage is a bitter truth that undermines Alejandro's every achievement. Alejandro's opportunity for justice comes when the private detective he's hired pinpoints Jemima's whereabouts. . . ;and delivers the news that she has a two-year-old son. Clearly her wanton ways have led to an illegitimate birth. . . ;. But no matter: Alejandro is determined to settle the score with his runaway wife.
Jen gets up at six. The sun is not up yet. It is not hot.
From the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, a tender tale of a young student and her clever pet.
This book provides a problem-solution approach to some common tasks and some uncommon tasks using Jenkins and is well-illustrated with practical code examples. If you are a Java developer, software architect, technical project manager, build manager, or development or QA engineer, this book is for you. You should have a basic understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle and Java development, as well as a rudimentary understanding of Jenkins.
Voodoo, ghosts and heroes with shadowy pasts. Welcome to the dark, seductive world of Jenna Ryan's Shadows...Black Rose: After Mia LeMay witnesses a brutal murder from her French Quarter balcony, her life is in danger. But who's the greater threat? The killer tracking her through the haunted swamps of Cajun country, or the irresistibly sexy man who's supposed to be protecting her?Blood Orchid: Dr. Kate Marshall is in the business of saving lives. But can she save herself? As an assassin stalks her through the foggy streets of San Francisco, driving her ever deeper into a world of phantoms and black magic, the only person she can trust is the brooding trauma surgeon who's also a target.Scarlet Bells: Rosemary Sayer never wanted her second sight. Now it's made her the target of a voodoo-obsessed madman. Back in the bayou, a former navy SEAL is her only ally-and soon, he's much more. But, as the killer drives them toward a final reckoning, Rosemary and her lover are forced to question everything they think they know about themselves and each other....
Jenna Starborn was created out of frozen embryonic tissue, a child unloved and unwanted. Yet she has grown up with a singularly sharp mind--and a heart that warms to those she sees as less fortunate than herself. This novel takes us into Jenna Starborn's life, to a planet called Fieldstar, and to a property called Thorrastone--whose enigmatic lord will test the strength of that tender and compassionate heart.