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In the summer of 1939, 14-year-old Jick experiences a family conflict, camptending (sheepherders' camps), a rodeo and a forest fire. To quote Wallace Stegner,"this...evokes Montana--the country...life...people...occupations" The characters are interesting and the book is well-written with a sense of humor. The book contains swearing and Montanan dialect.
England was the world's first great industrial nation. Yet the English have never been comfortable with industrialism. Drawing upon a wide array of sources, Martin Wiener explores the English ambivalence to modern industrial society. His work reveals a pervasive middle- and upper-class frame of mind hostile to industrialism and economic growth. From the middle of the nineteenth century to the present, this frame of mind shaped a broad spectrum of cultural expression, including literature, journalism, and architecture, as well as social, historical, and economic thought. In this edition, Wiener reflects on the original debate surrounding the work and examines the historiography of the last few decades. Written in a graceful and accessible style, with reference to a broad range of people and ideas, this book will be of interest to all readers who wish to understand the development - and predicament - of modern England.
Six years ago, English consultant Hugh Armstrong was welcomed into the Azetti family when he was far from home, and he unwittingly stole the heart of their youngest daughter, Bonny. Their passion culminated in one earth-shattering kiss. Hugh, realizing that seducing their daughter was no way to repay the family for their kindness, quickly retreated to England. Now Hugh has returned to Australia, and not only is he the heartthrob of the emergency department, he is also Nurse Bonny's boss. She seems more out of bounds than ever, but his desire to help Bonny through her father's illness only makes their bond and passion stronger. Will Hugh find the courage to step out of line for the beautiful woman who has captured his heart, and finally make her his, once and for all?
Alex Westerling is a brilliant doctor. He's committed, dedicated and has a magical touch with his patients. He's also never out of the newspapers and celebrity magazines, as he's an aristocrat with a string of women lining up behind him. . . . That's until beautiful nurse Jenny Phillips turns up on his doorstep-claiming that her late sister's baby, cradled in her arms, is his child! Alex is certain he has never, ever set eyes on Jenny or her sister before! But Jenny is sure Alex is the father-until he can prove otherwise.
English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing is the first ever book of its kind specifically written for researchers of all disciplines whose first language is not English. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and with authentic examples taken from real emails, referee's reports and cover letters, you will learn how to: * use strategies for understanding native speakers of English * significantly improve your listening skills * organize one-to-one meetings * feel confident at social events * manage and participate in a successful conversation * write effective emails * review other people's manuscripts - formally and informally * reply effectively and constructively to referees' reports * write cover letters to editors * use the telephone and Skype * participate in (video) conference calls * exploit standard English phrases Other books in the series: English for Presentations at International Conferences English for Writing Research Papers English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises
With a focus on mastering the fundamentals, English for Careers 10th Edition is designed to keep pace with changing student populations and current workplace trends. It helps students acquire fluency in Standard English and understand the basic principles of grammar, punctuation and writing. It focuses on the "real-world" English skills needed to get a good job, hold a job, and advance in a career. This edition features a variety of in-text and online exercises and more.
This, the first book ever written on academic presentations specifically from the perspective of non-native English speakers, is designed to help non-native English speakers to prepare and deliver effective presentations at international conferences.
English Fundamentals provides students with solid explanations, an abundance of exercises, and the numerous progress tests they need to master the principles of quality writing.
Seven days One girl No second chances Madeline Hart is a rising star in Britain's governing party: beautiful, intelligent, driven by an impoverished childhood to succeed. But she is also a woman with a dark secret: she is the lover of Prime Minister Jonathan Lancaster. Somehow, her kidnappers have learned of the affair, and they intend to make the British leader pay dearly for his sins. Fearful of a scandal that will destroy his career, Lancaster decides to handle the matter privately rather than involve the British police. It is a risky gambit, not only for the prime minister but also for the operative who will conduct the search. You have seven days, or the girl dies. Enter Gabriel Allon--master assassin, art restorer and spy--who is no stranger to dangerous assignments or political intrigue. With the clock ticking, Gabriel embarks on a desperate attempt to bring Madeline home safely. His mission takes him from the criminal underworld of Marseilles to an isolated valley in the mountains of Provence to the stately if faded corridors of power in London--and, finally, to a pulse-pounding climax in Moscow, a city of violence and spies where there is a long list of men who wish Gabriel dead. From the novel's opening pages until the shocking ending when the true motives behind Madeline's disappearance are revealed, The English Girl will hold readers spellbound. It is a timely reminder that, in today's world, money often matters more than ideology. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva has been called his generation's finest writer of suspense and foreign intrigue.
Rescued on her doorstep After an annus horribilis, the glittering lights of Manhattan are irresistible to English girl Carrie McKenzie. She's climbed the Empire State Building, but can't get a smile from her gorgeous neighbor! Until a tiny abandoned baby on her doorstep brings her to his door.... Cop Dan Cooper has an obligation to protect, and with Carrie out of her depth, he must come to her rescue. Surely two pairs of hands are better than one? Until she becomes a distraction, not just because of her tempting curves, but because of the pain in her eyes when she looks at the precious bundle in their charge....
Lady Theresa, otherwise known as Tessa, will soon arrive at Saddle club. Veronica never forgot how this cousin to the Queen snubbed her when they were in England. Will Veronica start a new revolutionary war? Or can the Saddle Club keep the peace?
This broad-ranging study explores the nature of national sentiment in fourteenth-century England and sets it in its political and constitutional context for the first time. Andrea Ruddick reveals that despite the problematic relationship between nationality and subjecthood in the king of England's domains, a sense of English identity was deeply embedded in the mindset of a significant section of political society. Using previously neglected official records as well as familiar literary sources, the book reassesses the role of the English language in fourteenth-century national sentiment and questions the traditional reliance on the English vernacular as an index of national feeling. Positioning national identity as central to our understanding of late medieval society, culture, religion and politics, the book represents a significant contribution not only to the political history of late medieval England, but also to the growing debate on the nature and origins of states, nations and nationalism in Europe.
English has fast become the number one language for everything from business and science, diplomacy and education, entertainment and environmentalism to socializing and beyond--virtually any human activity unfolding on a global scale. Worldwide, nonnative speakers of English now outnumber natives three to one; and in China alone, more people use English than in the United States--a remarkable feat for a language that got its start as a mongrel tongue on an island fifteen hundred years ago.Through the fascinating stories of thirty English words used and understood in nearly all corners of the globe, The English Is Coming! takes readers on an eye-opening journey across culture and commerce, war and peace, and time and space. These mini-histories shed new light on everyday words: the strange turns of fate by which their meanings evolved and their new roles as the building blocks of the first language ever to forge a global community. Exploring such familiar terms as shampoo (from a Hindi word for scalp and body hygiene long practiced in India); robot (coined by Czech painter Josef Capek for his brother Karel's 1921 play about man-made creatures); credit (rooted in a prehistoric phrase of sacred significance: "to put heart into"); and dozens of others, Dunton-Downer reveals with clarity and humor how these linguistic artifacts embody the resilience, appeal, adoptability, and wild inclusiveness that English, through a series of historical accidents, gained on its road to worldwide reach. These words explain not only how English has managed to link our distant and often disparate pasts but also how it is propelling humankind to a future that we can, for the first time, talk about and shape in a language that now belongs to all of us: Global English. Perfect for culture buffs, armchair travelers, and language lovers alike, The English Is Coming! is sure to inspire truly global conversations for decades to come.
On a bleak Christmas morning, Sewa Tribal Police Officer Heather English patrols a desolate canyon on the Arizona reservation. Her father, the Benteen County, Kansas Sheriff, is lonely enough with no family around to go work at his office. On the way, Sheriff English calms a wild incident in a church parking lot. Then receives a death threat. The crèche, at the center of the town's largest holiday yard display, has been desecrated. Its owner plans to kill the neighbors he suspects are responsible. To keep their husband and father home, his family gives the sheriff the man's guns and promises not to let him make trouble. Soon the county fills with rumors that the sheriff is systematically violating Second Amendment rights and seizing every weapon. A local militia turns out, locked and loaded, and ready to do what it takes to stop him. Meanwhile, in Arizona, Heather stumbles on the newly elected governor, newly murdered. A note explains his death is part of a drug war. His killer promises Heather she'll be among the victims. Her Uncle Mad Dog, a Cheyenne wanna be shaman, is involved. Someone thinks Mad Dog is a drug lord and sends him a last minute gift--a severed human hand. Careful police work, a little Cheyenne magic, and maybe a Christmas miracle are needed to restore peace on earth. One slip, however, and Mad Dog, Sheriff English, and Heather will rest in peace--eternally! This is the sixth in a series.
The book is a history of Western literary criticism and a general introduction to the subject of literary criticism and theory. It follows the survey approach, discussing English literary critics in a historical-chronological order.
This student textbook of Level 5 contains English language resources with a lot of practicing tools such as Jingle Practice, Tips for writing Friendly letters, Abbreviations, Business letters, Genre of Poetry, Steps for Independent Research Report, etc.
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