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For Davita Chandal, growing up in the New York of the 1930s and '40s is an experience of joy and sadness. Her loving parents, both fervent radicals, fill her with the fiercely bright hope of a new and better world. But as the deprivations of war and depression take a ruthless toll, Davita unexpectedly turns to the Jewish faith that her mother had long ago abandoned, finding there both a solace for her questioning inner pain and a test of her budding spirit of independence.From the Paperback edition.
This book describes the life and accomplishments of David Crockett who became famous for his ability as hunter, woodsman, politician, and soldier.
A story about the life of Davy Crockett, a young American pioneer.
One Mama Duck paddles and quacks. One, two, three ducklings swim behind, but the fourth little duckling dawdles and dreams, preens and plays, splashes and spins . . . A cheerful reassuring tale of youthful rebellion and parental protection--with an exciting surprise ending!
Short story collection by famous authors such as D. H. Lawrence, Booth Tarkington, O. Henry, Albert Payson Terhune, Don Marquis and Max Brand, as well as less well-known. Stories show their times with some being violent and Definitely Not pc. Not for the tender hearted with the exception of 4 or so.
An isolated survivor awakens to a world conceived in the minds of alien gene traders.
Award-winning author Tim Lebbon takes fantasy to new heights in his thrilling new epic as unlikely allies struggle to keep the light of hope burning against a tide of unending darkness. . . Noreela teeters on the brink of destruction, but at its center pulses a magic grown stroner than ever before. Now the Mages have raised an army of terrifying warriorsand unstoppable war machins. Their goal: the annihilation of all Noreela through a reign of bloodhsed and death unlike any ever imagined. But Noree...
Halloween is coming, and Dawn and her friends in the we love Kids Club are almost as excited as the kids they baby-sit. Then, just before the big night, a masked robber holds up a store in Dawn's neighborhood -- and Dawn witnesses the getaway.
School Spirit Month gets out of hand and two members of the Baby-Sitters Club refuse to participate in it.
Dawn is back in California just in time to see the surfing competition... and solve a mystery.
This is the first book that profiles BSC charter member Dawn in her new life in California.
Although the feud that had divided their families still simmered, successful CEO Gabe Madison had insisted on becoming a client of Lillian Harte's matchmaking service. Now, only months after their siblings' wedding, they are at each other's throat. After arranging five disastrous dates for Gabe, Lillian is at her wits' end. But when she finds Gabe at her door demanding she fulfill their business contract, the sparks between them suddenly turn personal.
He has stolen Eleanor Fitts heart, but who was Daniel Sheridan before he became a Spirit-Hunter? In this suspenseful 100-page digital-original romance novella from Something Strange and Deadly author Susan Dennard, Daniels past--and his first love--will be exposed. With a checkered past like Daniel Sheridans, landing an apprenticeship aboard the Sadie Queen was just the fresh start he was looking for. But thats the last thing its been. Teeming with ghosts that plague the crew with horrific nightmares, this ship is more trouble than its worth to Daniel. Except for Cass. . . . Gorgeous and stubborn to a fault, apprentice pilot Cassidy Cochran is the one thing keeping Daniel on board. Though they started as best friends, their relationship has grown into something more intense. Their stolen, sometimes steamy moments have Daniel feeling something he never thought possible: love. Enlisting the help of a short-tempered Chinese boy named Jie and a Creole gentleman named Joseph, the three attempt to rid the boat of the ghosts--for if they dont, the Sadie Queen will be put out of business. And with Casss fatally-ill sister in need of expensive medical help, Daniel is more determined than ever to save the ship. But when he discovers that the ghosts are linked to a dangerous curse whose caster wants everyone on board dead, Daniel will come face-to-face with an evil so dark, so wicked, that it will change the course of his life forever. HarperTeen Impulse is a digital imprint focused on young adult short stories and novellas, with new releases the first Tuesday of each month.
Meditations on adjusting to convent life, voluntary poverty, one's purpose in life, humility, peace, perfection, all for Christ.
The author shows that we are presently in the midst of a world-wide, yet often misunderstood, process of evolution to a higher state of consciousness, including paranormal faculties of the mind.
I'll wait for you. That's what Libby Conners promised Dan Lukens as World War II tore the two pilots away from each other and the Hawaiian Island where they'd fallen in love. Now, bound by duty to their country and buoyed by the hope that they will be together again, Dan and Libby face grueling tests on opposite sides of the world. Libby is pressed into service as one of the first female pilots to serve in a time of war, while Dan endures what would become the legendarily brutal Bataan Death March in the Philippines. With tragedy around every corner, the couple must look deep inside to find stamina and a faith that will endure the nightmare of war.
At the end of the second cycle of Amber books, there were hints that Dworkin played a much more pivotal role in the emergence of Amber than might have been guessed. The father of the nine princes of Amber is also a fascinating character about whom we know very little. Now, in a New Amber Trilogy, John Gregory Betancourt offers us a vision of how Amber came to be and how Amber and Chaos interacted.
Five millennia ago, on the eastern bank of the river Tigris, the course of human history changed forever . . . The people of Orak cherish their peaceful village and the life they have made. Though not proficient with the bow or sword, they possess a weapon far stronger: the ability to coax food from the ground. This is why the barbarian leader Thutmose-sin hates and fears them. As his marauding clan of bloodthirsty warriors readies itself for the plunder and the kill, the fate of the village rests with the outcast barbarian Eskkar and the woman he loves, the wise and beautiful slave girl Trella-and on a bold, remarkable, never-before-tested plan of defense. For those who have known peace must turn their hands to war, to save from the savage invaders not only their families but their way of life.
"You aren't really old enough to be frightened," said Derek's father, and it was true. The German planes that flew over daily on their way to bomb London fascinated Derek and his friends, Peter and Geoff, and they always cheered the RAF planes that went to intercept them, but even when a near miss closed their school for a few days, their interest in the bomb crater was detached and scientific. Far more engrossing was the camp they were building at the bottom of an old ditch dug for a housing project that had never been finished. It was to be their secret meeting place, and they would keep their most treasured possessions there. Gradually, however, things changed. As the night raids grew more severe, Derek began to worry about the camp, and he became increasingly aware of his parents' fear. Yet it was not bombs that destroyed the camp in the end, but a tough gang from the next street. Enlisting the aid of an older neighbor, Derek and Peter and Geoff engaged in a furious battle of vengeance with the gang. Then, for the first time, they saw violent grown-up hatred, and then, too, they began to know the meaning of fear. Susan Cooper, author of the popular Over Sea, Under Stone, brings the sensitivity and insight of a highly gifted writer to this story of a boy's gradual awakening to an awareness of the adult world. It is a suspenseful, moving, and memorable book.
In the thirty years after the Civil War, the United States blew by Great Britain to become the greatest economic power in world history. That is a well-known period in history, when titans like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J. P. Morgan walked the earth. But as Charles R. Morris shows us, the platform for that spectacular growth spurt was built in the first half of the century. By the 1820s, America was already the world's most productive manufacturer, and the most intensely commercialized society in history. The War of 1812 jumpstarted the great New England cotton mills, the iron centers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and the forges around the Great Lakes. In the decade after the War, the Midwest was opened by entrepreneurs. In thisbeautifully illustrated book, Morris paints a vivid panorama of a new nation buzzing with the work of creation. He also points out the parallels and differences in the nineteenth century American/British standoff and that between China and America today.
The shadows recede from a lost temple in a forgotten wilderness.The sun rises on a new calling for a man as loyal as he is mysterious.The day's beginning finds Erevis Cale holding in his steady hands more power than he dared hope for - and more responsibility than he ever imagined.For now, he will have to put his trust in a god served by theives and born of chaos.
[From the back cover:]With passion and power, B. J. Hoff weaves a spellbinding tale of courageous individuals on both sides of the Atlantic--those who left their homeland of Ireland for a new life in America, and those who remained behind. Morgan Fitzgerald, confined to a wheelchair because of an assailant's bullet, must confront the ultimate challenge to his faith--a choice that could cost him everything. His wife, Finola, is facing her own moment of truth--the dark secrets of her past that could well destroy her. And Michael Burke, a New York City cop, is caught in the conflict between his faith and his obsession with bringing Patrick Walsh to justice. These unforgettable characters will capture your heart." Set in the mid-nineteenth century, many customs and social issues in New York City, America and Ireland are illuminated as characters both rich and poor, selfish and selfless play their parts in this exciting, romantic, inspiring novel. Look for the first four books in this series in the Bookshare collection. They are: #1 Song of the Silent Harp, #2 Heart of the Lonely Exile, #3 Land of a Thousand Dreams, and #4 Sons of an Ancient Glory.
This volume collects 15 essays written by French sociologist and philosopher Aron (1905-1983), written over the course of his career. They are largely reflections on world politics written as events unfolded and cover four broad themes: the Cold War and great power relations after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the international history of the 20th century, the theory and practice of totalitarianism, and imperialism and decolonization. These essays were originally published as part of me siecle/> (1996). Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
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