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The plague began in North America in 1900 when it arrived in San Francisco. The history of the city, the story of individuals dedicated to saving lives and the Great Earthquake are all here.
Mike Lovett rents a room in a Brooklyn boarding house with the intention of writing a novel. Wounded during World War II, Lovett is an amnesiac, and much of his past is a secret to himself. But Lovett's housemates have secrets of their own. As these mysterious figures vie for Lovett's allegiance, Barbary Shore plays havoc with our certainties, combining Kafkaesque unease with Orwellian paranoia and delivering its effects with a power that Mailer has made all his own.
(back of book) The history of Americas conflict with the piratical states of the Mediterranean runs through the presidencies of Washington. Adams. Jefferson, and Madison; the adoption of the Constitution: the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812: the construction of the Constitution: the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812; the construction of a full-time professional navy: and, most important, the nation's halting steps toward commercial independence. Frank Lambert's genius is to see in the Barbary Wars the ideal means of capturing the new nation's shaky emergence in the complex context of the Atlantic world. Depicting a time when Britain ruled the seas and France most of Europe, The Barbary Wars proves that America's earliest conflict with the Arab world was always a struggle for
Tessa McCamfrey, young and rootless resident of Southern California, has never found much in life that interests her. All of that changes when she stumbles upon a ring that transports her to a distant time and place. There she discovers her unexpected talent: She can create luminous, magical illustrations that have the power to influence others' lives. She becomes involved in the fate of kingdoms when her power is brought to bear against an evil king whose mind has been taken over by a golden crown called the Barbed Coil. As in The Book of Words trilogy, J.V. Julie) Jones imbues every one of her characters with personality, from the dashing mercenary Ravis, who becomes Tessa's protector in this strange new world, to the sailors, innkeepers, soldiers, and others who populate her lush, involving story.
In this original and controversial book, historian and philosopher Reviel Netz explores the development of a controlling and pain-inducing technology--barbed wire. Surveying its development from 1874 to 1954, Netz describes its use to control cattle during the colonization of the American West and to control people in Nazi concentration camps and the Russian Gulag. Physical control over space was no longer symbolic after 1874.This is a history told from the perspective of its victims. With vivid examples of the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the environment, this dramatic account of barbed wire presents modern history through the lens of motion being prevented. Drawing together the history of humans and animals, Netz delivers a compelling new perspective on the issues of colonialism, capitalism, warfare, globalization, violence, and suffering. Theoretically sophisticated but written with a broad readership in mind, Barbed Wire calls for nothing less than a reconsideration of modernity.
What is the best way to understand black political ideology? Just listen to the everyday talk that emerges in public spaces, suggests Melissa Harris-Lacewell. And listen this author has--to black college students talking about the Million Man March and welfare, to Southern, black Baptists discussing homosexuality in the church, to black men in a barbershop early on a Saturday morning, to the voices of hip-hop music and Black Entertainment Television. Using statistical, experimental, and ethnographic methodsBarbershops, Bibles, and B. E. Toffers a new perspective on the way public opinion and ideologies are formed at the grassroots level. The book makes an important contribution to our understanding of black politics by shifting the focus from the influence of national elites in opinion formation to the influence of local elites and people in daily interaction with each other. Arguing that African Americans use community dialogue to jointly develop understandings of their collective political interests, Harris-Lacewell identifies four political ideologies that constitute the framework of contemporary black political thought: Black Nationalism, Black Feminism, Black Conservatism and Liberal Integrationism. These ideologies, the book posits, help African Americans to understand persistent social and economic inequality, to identify the significance of race in that inequality, and to devise strategies for overcoming it.
A THOROUGHLY GROWN-UP LOOK AT A TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSE OF OUTSTANDING PROPORTIONS To some she's a collectible, to others she's trash. In The Barbie Chronicles, twenty-three writers join together to scrutinize Barbie's forty years of hateful, lovely disastrous, glorious influence on us all. No other tiny shoulders have ever, had to carry the weight of such affection and derision and no other book has ever paid this notorious little place of plastic her due. Whether you adore her or abhor her, The Barbie Chronicles will have you looking at her in ways you never imagined.
Broadway producer Barbie is doing research for a play at the Manhattan Central Library. But soon she is piecing together ghostly clues that have everyone thinking the library is haunted. Leave it to Barbie to solve the mystery--and just in time for opening night!
Barbie discovers that there are fairies living all around us! But when Ken gets kidnapped by a fairy princess, Barbie and her friends must travel to the enchanted fairy world and save him.
In Barbie's latest direct-to-DVD movie, Barbie discovers that there are fairies living all around us! But when Ken gets kidnapped by an evil fairy, Barbie and her friends must travel to the enchanted fairy world and save him. Barbie(TM): A Fairy Secret promises to be Barbie's most successful movie ever! Girls will love this exciting new Step 2 reader based on Barbie's latest release.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Barbie agrees to let Stacie train a guide-dog puppy, and her little sister does a great job. But all too soon, Stacie must choose between giving up her beloved pet--and gaining more than she ever thought possible. Picture descriptions present.
Barbie, Midge, and Teresa are sailing through the clear, blue waters of the Caribbean. Their adventure begins when Midge overhears a secret message from the dreaded pirate Red Beak. Will the three friends be able to beat the pirates to the treasure and recover the stolen cargo?
Barbie decides to enter the big talent competition. Unfortunately, so does her biggest rival: her "frenemy," Raquelle! Barbie is very nervous--but with a little help from her friends, she rocks the house! This full-color storybook comes with over 50 rockin' stickers!From the Trade Paperback edition.
A story about Barbie as a mermaid.
A story about Barbie as a mermaid.
Barbie is in a magical, musical adventure with her princess sisters! When evil Aunt Rowena moves into the castle, she forbids the princesses from dancing or singing ever again. The princesses discover a magical palace and escape, but when Barbie learns that their father's life is in danger, she must return to save the king and the kingdom. Picture descriptions added.
Young girls will be delighted with this treasury featuring three wonderful Barbie friendship stories: My Fabulous Friends, Barbie Loves Pets, and Secret Hearts. And this gorgeous collection features a padded cover and sturdy pages.
Coach Barbie is in Paris for the World SuperSkate Championship. Her team's chances of winning look great until her star skater's "lucky" skates disappear. Then it's up to Barbie to unravel the mystery and help her team take home something even better than first place!
Girls ages 3 to 7 will love this beautiful Big Golden Book picture book based on the latest Barbie® movie.
Girls ages 2 to 5 will love this exciting full-color Little Golden Book retelling of the new Barbie® spring 2014 direct-to-DVD movie.
Camp Sunnydale is fun for everyone except Lisa, who has a bad case of homesickness. This is her first time away from home since her parents' divorce. Luckily, art counselor Barbie spots Lisa's talent for drawing. Together they paint a clearer picture of the true meaning of home.
Girls 3-7 will love this beautiful hardcover Big Golden Book picture book based on the latest Barbie movie.
Girls ages 8-12 will love reading the whole story of Barbie's latest film. This Junior Novelization features eight pages of full-color images directly from the movie!
Girls ages 2-5 will love this exciting full-color Little Golden Book retelling of the new Barbie spring 2013 direct-to-DVD movie.
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