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"Think, my dear -- just think what it will be like, to be known as the girl who freed the great Napoleon Bonaparte!" Fourteen-year-old English girl Betsy Balcombe and her family have a most unusual house guest: Napoleon Bonaparte, former emperor of France and the most feared man on earth. Once lord and master to eighty-two million souls, now in 1815, Napoleon is a captive of the British people. Stripped of his empire and robbed of his young family and freedom, he is confined to the forbidding, rat-infested island of St. Helena, where a cruel jailer and more than two thousand British troops guard his every move. The one bright star in Napoleon's black sky is Betsy, a blazingly rebellious teenager whose family is reluctantly housing the notorious prisoner. Betsy is the only foreigner Napoleon's ever met who is not impressed by him and doesn't tremble at the sight of him -- and Napoleon is more than intrigued. After fits and starts, a most remarkable friendship develops between Betsy and the emperor -- a friendship that transcends age and politics. As Betsy develops from a gangly, tomboyish girl to a blossoming young woman, this unexpected and wonderful alliance survives inevitable gossip and growing pains, giving Betsy the courage to pursue her dreams -- and Napoleon the courage to face his dark future. It also inspires Betsy to hatch a daring and dangerous plan on Napoleon's behalf, a scheme that could threaten both of their lives and shake entire empires to their foundations. Based on true events, Staton Rabin's story blends humor, adventure, and poignant drama, vividly revealing new insights into the heart and mind of one of the most towering, fascinating historical figures of our time -- and tells a tale of hope and bravery that will inspire readers to their own heights of courage.
It's the trip of a lifetime. Betsey Ray, 21 years old, is heading off for a solo tour of Europe. From the moment she casts off, her journey is filled with adventure--whether she's waltzing at the captain's ball, bartering for beads in Madeira, or sipping coffee at a bohemian cafe in Munich. It's rich fodder for a budding young writer, and Betsy's determined to make the most of the experience. If only she could stop thinking about her ex-sweetheart, Joe Willard. Then a handsome, romantic Italian goes overboard for Betsy, and she has a big decision to make. Marco Regali is passionate, fascinating, and cultured. Could it be that Betsy's heart belongs in Europe instead of Minnesota? Betsy's childhood dream is finally coming true--she's off to Europe just like she and Tacy planned so long ago. Despite her travels and many adventures, Betsy's heart won't let her forget Joe Willard, her high school sweetheart.
From the Betsy Ray series. Follows Betsy and her crowd of friends through her sophmore year in High School.
"The flag was soon finished, and Betsy returned it, the first 'Star Spangled Banner' that ever floated up on the breeze..." With these words, William Canby told how his grandmother Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag.
What do you really know about the Stars and Stripes? When Mr. C tells the class they'll be learning about Betsy Ross, Abigail is confused. What could the "what-if" question be? Turns out that no one knows for sure if Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag! But whether she did or not, the kids have a job to do -- Babs Magee is up to her old tricks and plans to take credit for sewing the flag. Abigail and the boys see this as their chance not only to stop Babs, but also to set history straight. But once they start trying to figure out the truth, what they discover surprises them all. . . .
Best Friends Forever There are lots of children on Hill Street, but no little girls Betsy's age. So when a new family moves into the house across the street, Betsy hopes they will have a little girl she can play with. Sure enough, they do-a little girl named Tacy. And from the moment they meet at Betsy's fifth birthday party, Betsy and Tacy becoms such good friends that everyone starts to think of them as one person-Betsy-Tacy.Betsy and Tacy have lots of fun together. They make a playhouse from a piano box, have a sand store, and dress up and go calling. And one day, they come home to a wonderful surprise-a new friend named Tib.Ever since their first publication in the 1940's, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers.
Three of a KindBetsy and Tacy are best friends. Then Tib moves into the neighborhood and the three of them start to play together. The grown-ups think they will quarrel, but they don't. Sometimes they quarrel with Betsy's and Tacy's bossy big sisters, but they never quarrel among themselves.They are not as good as they might be. They cook up awful messes in the kitchen, throw mud on each other and pretend to be beggars, and cut off each other's hair. But Betsy, Tacy, and Tib always manage to have a good time.Ever since their first publication in the 1940s, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers.
There are lots of children on Hill Street, but no little girls Betsy's age. So when a new family moves into the house across the street, Betsy hopes they will have a little girl she can play with. Sure enough, the moment Betsy meets Tacy, one of the most heartfelt friendships in all of children's literature begins. The Betsy-Tacy Treasury brings together the first four books in Maud Hart Lovelace's classic series: Betsy-Tacy; Betsy, Tacy and Tib; Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill; and Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown. Tracing the girls' lives from early childhood to the brink of adolescence, Lovelace illuminates their innocent, mischievous fun and their eye-opening adventures exploring the world around them-from the stories Betsy spins from their neighborhood bench and the sand stores they run in their backyards, to their first experiences at the library, the thrill of the theater, and the sight of their first automobile.
Betsy Was a Junior: It's the best school year ever, especially now that charming, funny Tib Muller is back in Deep Valley. But when her crowd gets into trouble, Betsy's best year could turn out to be her worst. Betsy and Joe: Betsy always thought she and Joe Willard were made for each other-and now that summer's over and senior year's begun, it seems her dream is coming true! But her friend Tony Markham has come calling as well-and his intentions are definitely romantic.
School is out for the summer! Betsy and her friends can't wait to run ra climb trees. There are more good times ahead as Betsy and Billy prepare to sell a strange sort of lemonade and try to fry an egg on the sidewalk. The summerhouse in Betsy's big yard is everyone's favorite place to play until the neighbors build a swimming pool. Betsy and her friends quickly form a swimming club. But a sign on the gate says keep out Will their plans for a happy summer go down the drain? There are many more books about Betsy and her friends in the Bookshare collection by Carolyn Haywood. Look for: Betsy and the circus, Betsy and mr. kilpatrick, Betsy's winterhouse, Eddie the Dog Holder, Eddie and his big Deals, Eddie's Pay Dirt, Eddie and Gardenia, Ever Ready Eddie, Eddie and the Fire Engine and many more!
Betsy organizes a summer play school for six neighborhood children.
In this final book of the Betsy Ray series, Betsy finally marries her high school dream, Joe.
This candid biography vividly captures Bette Davis as she really was and includes a complete filmography.
The second in a series of books about four generations of women in the 20th century. Bette is set in the years before World War II.
On the eve of Shiloh, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, a mysterious visitor appears at General William Tecumseh Sherman's camp. Without family or home, with only a uniform and the name of Jesse, this prepossessing stranger is an intriguing mix of naiveté and wisdom, ignorant of the most basic conventions of warfare yet uncannily familiar with even the most intimate details of Sherman's personal life and career. Jesse, in turn, has only one desire: to remain by Sherman's side-for reasons o...
For more than forty-five years, Golf Magazine has attracted the best instructors in the sport. Now, Golf Magazine brings together its Top 100 Teachers to offer quick, essential tips -- only one page long and each with its own illustrative photo -- to help you save strokes the very next time you play. Every golfer knows that approach shots often expose a player's inconsistency -- and that no two holes ever play the same. In this book, such renowned teachers as Kent Cayce, Rick Martino, and Jim Flick help you size up and attack your long shots.
For more than forty-five years, Golf Magazine has attracted the best instructors in the sport. Now, Golf Magazine brings together its Top 100 Teachers to offer quick, essential tips -- only one page long and each with its own illustrative photo -- to help you save strokes the very next time you play. Every golfer knows that approach shots often expose a player's inconsistency -- and that no two holes ever play the same. In this book, such renowned teachers as Kent Cayce, Rick Martino, and Jim Flick help you size up and attack your long shots. This book spans every aspect of iron play and the long game with professional-grade help you can put into play now. Try a tip. You'll be playing Better By Saturday.
New Year's resolutions have never been easier to keep than with Better Each Day. Its hundreds of tips add up to a big impact on well-being. Using the latest scientific findings from experts in the fields of nutrition, mental health, fitness, and psychology, respected journalist Jessica Cassity presents 365 proven and easy-to-achieve tips for feeling more confident, getting fit, clearing away worry and fear, improving relationships, and much more. Readers can work the tips day by day, or dip in and out of the book at will. With fascinating facts on the science behind self-improvement, this is an engaging and inspiring read perfect for anyone looking to feel healthier, and, of course, happier!
Dan Morhaim, a practicing physician and Maryland state legislator, guides readers through the medical and legal maze of end-of-life care. He details the care choices available to patients and explains why living wills and advance directives are a necessity for every American. He tells readers where to find free and readily available living wills and advance directives and why it is so important for everyone-young and old-to complete them. Dr. Morhaim helps readers keep decisions in their own hands and spare their families the uncertainty and trauma of guessing about their end-of-life wishes. With this book, he breaks down the barriers to a difficult but essential topic, helping readers to open this often avoided discussion with their loved ones and providing the information and guidance needed to ensure that deeply held values are reflected and honored.
Ryla Evans is no stranger to tough choices. After growing up watching her mother bounce from one unfaithful man to the next, she's always been determined not to repeat the same mistakes. So when she catches her college-athlete boyfriend cheating on her, all her dreams of love and fidelity are crushed. Saying goodbye to the relationship is Ryla's only option. She resolves never to see Noel again, nor tell him how he has irrevocably changed her future....Following a career-ending injury, former NBA star Noel Carter has worked hard to reconstruct his life. With an eye on a congressional seat, he knows he needs a wife to complete his image. What better choice than the passionate woman who has entered his life once again? Noel has never forgotten Ryla, but she has changed in the past seven years, and she is hiding a little secret that comes with some major consequences. Will their reawakened desire be able to heal past betrayals and broken promises and give them a chance at a bright tomorrow?
Do you panic when you must decide whether to use "affect' or "effect"? Do verb tenses make you, well... tense? This easy-to-use guide to grammar not only teaches you to use the right verb at the right time but helps you brush up on all your rusty grammar skills so you can write and speak clear, error-free English with confidence. And the exercises and examples are actually interesting. *Thorough coverage of key areas of grammar. *Easy-to-understand explanations and plenty of exercises to test and refine your skills. *An answer key at the back of the book to encourage you to work at your own pace and check your answers as yew go. *A glossary for a quick review of any grammatical term discussed in the book. Even if you can't spare 30 minutes a day to become grammatically correct, Better Grammar In 30 Minutes A Day allows you to custom-design your learning to take as little as five minutes a day.
The definitive reference book for alternative medicine, health and healing, nutrition, herbs and herbal medicine, and natural health care is fully updated in this third edition. First published in 1985, Better Health through Natural Healing has become one of the most successful and authoritative resources of its type, with more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide. Since the original publication of this comprehensive guide, alternative therapies have become more and more accepted by the mainstream, and patients and practitioners of the wider medical community are embracing complementary medicine as an effective treatment option for a range of medical conditions.This third edition has been fully revised by Dr. Ross Trattler with the assistance of his son, osteopath Shea Trattler, to encompass recent developments in holistic medicine and healing.The first part of the book clearly explains the principles of natural medicine, including diet, osteopathy, naturopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, and homoeopathy. The second part offers practical advice for the treatment of over 100 common diseases and ailments that individuals and families face. The A-Z compendium ranges from acne and alcoholism to menstrual disorders and migraines to warts and whooping cough.A comprehensive self-help guide to natural medicine, Better Health through Natural Healing is an essential reference book for health care practitioners and for anyone seeking to heal illness effectively with natural treatments.
A mouthwatering collection of everyday vegetarian and vegan recipes the whole family will love--year round. 365 Vegetarian Meals is filled with a year's worth of fast, easy-to-make, and hearty meals. These simple yet innovative meal ideas include breakfasts, sandwiches, casseroles and one-dish favorites, soups and stews, and slow cooker classics--all full of healthful ingredients like whole grains, legumes, and vegetables. Helpful cooking tips are sprinkled throughout and the versatile Make it Vegan variations offer an abundance of options for turning vegetarian recipes into true vegan recipes.* Offers great value for vegetarians and vegans with 365 recipes at an affordable price* Includes beautiful full-color photo inserts* Features an introductory section on the basics of a healthy vegetarian diet, health and nutrition information, and shopping and cooking tips for common vegetarian ingredients like tofu and tempeh* Includes handy icons that designate vegan recipes and helpful cooking tips spread throughout. 365 Vegetarian Meals offers plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone who loves fresh, healthy recipes.
From casual family barbecues to fancy company barbecues and from porch picnics to picnics on the go, there are many fast and easy meal ideas.
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