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Boston's streets are filled with violence. William and Kathleen Lankford's neighborhood isn't safe anymore. Angry because of increasing taxes, mobs are attacking British agents and soldiers. The mobs burn homes and destroy properties. Even some of William and Kathleen's friends have lost their homes. Then, to William and Kathleen's horror, a young British soldier is shot right in front of them. Uncle Cuyler, a doctor, wants their help in treating the wounded soldier. But if they do, what will the mobs do to them? And what will happen to their family's home?
"This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism, and remarkable writing. " --Robert B. ParkerAn infamous murder spree. A monstrous hoax. The definitive book--updated with new evidence. "DeSalvo Is the Strangler " declared the headlines after handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed to eleven brutal rape/murders that terrorized Boston from 1962 to 1964. The repeat sex offender boasted he had raped an additional 2,000 women. His story became the subject of a bestselling book and major Hollywood movie. But DeSalvo was not The Boston Strangler. Author Susan Kelly's detailed investigation shows us the true DeSalvo--a pathological liar whose hunger for celebrity drove him to false confessions--and indicates that the stranglings were committed by more than one killer. In an eye-opening update that explores stunning DNA findings, a shocking re-autopsy, and expert profiling evidence, she shows why this savage, unsolved case continues to fascinate and haunt us. With 16 Pages Of Powerful Photos"Taut with suspense. . . crackles like a bestselling novel. " --Barry Reed, author of "The Verdict""Prodigious research. " --"Publishers Weekly"
This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism, and remarkable writing. --Robert B. ParkerAn infamous murder spree. A monstrous hoax. The definitive book--updated with new evidence."DeSalvo Is the Strangler!" declared the headlines after handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed to eleven brutal rape/murders that terrorized Boston from 1962 to 1964. The repeat sex offender boasted he had raped an additional 2,000 women. His story became the subject of a bestselling book and major Hollywood movie. But DeSalvo was not The Boston Strangler. Author Susan Kelly's detailed investigation shows us the true DeSalvo--a pathological liar whose hunger for celebrity drove him to false confessions--and indicates that the stranglings were committed by more than one killer. In an eye-opening update that explores stunning DNA findings, a shocking re-autopsy, and expert profiling evidence, she shows why this savage, unsolved case continues to fascinate and haunt us. With 16 Pages Of Powerful Photos"Taut with suspense. . .crackles like a bestselling novel." --Barry Reed, author of The Verdict"Prodigious research." --Publishers Weekly
a brief account of the events of the Boston Tea Party for young children.
Dedicated to the "American gentleman" of dogs, one of the most pleasant and entertaining companion dogs in the world, the Boston Terrier, this Smart Owner's Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.Each Smart Owner's Guide offers a description of the breed's character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy's homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call "It's a Fact," "Smart Tip," "Notable & Quotable," and "Did You Know?" Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called "Pop Pups" and "True Tails." Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the "Try This" feature pages.The Smart Owner's Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by dogchannel.com. At Club Boston, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there's a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner's Guide is fully indexed.
What's that dog with the perky ears, big eyes, and lively personality? It's the Boston terrier! Boston terriers are "people pooches" with playful spirits and keen intelligence. Their owners think they are the best dogs ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're a Boston terrier fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its smooth coat and sturdy body to its history as a Fighting dog in Boston, Massachusetts. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Boston terrier. So check out this go-to guide for Boston terrier lovers--and learn all about why Boston terriers are the best breed there is! Picture descriptions and captions included.
Has a Boston Terrier stolen your heart? Whether you're thinking about adding one of these "American Gentlemen" to your home or you already have one, this fun, friendly guide is the key to becoming a responsible and happy puppy parent!Boston Terriers For Dummies gives you all the basics on raising and living with this intelligent, affectionate breed. You'll learn where and how this dog originated, what it needs, and how to determine if a Boston Terrier is the right dog for you and your family. From feeding and grooming to basic training, you get all the tips any Boston owner needs to make their dog feel welcome, loved, and well-cared for. You'll discover how to:Understand the breed's origin and historyChoose the right Boston Terrier for youPuppy-proof your home and yardTeach your Boston basic commandsHousetrain and socialize your puppyCorrect Boston behavior gone badHandle breed-specific health concernsEnhance your dog's quality of lifeTravel with your Boston--or find a reputable sitterCare for the senior dogComplete with sections on nutrition, first aid, and exercise and play, Boston Terriers For Dummies is the only guide you need to raise a happy, healthy dog!
From Boston's social underworld emerges Verena Tarrant, a girl with extraordinary oratorical gifts, which she deploys in tawdry meeting-houses on behalf of 'the sisterhood of women. ' She acquires two admirers of a very different stamp: Olive Chancellor, devotee of radical causes, and marked out for tragedy; and Basil Ransom, veteran of the Civil War, with rigid views concerning society and women's place therein. Is the lovely, lighthearted Verena made for public movements or private passions? A struggle to possess her, body and soul, develops between Olive and Basil. The exploitation of Verena's unregenerate innocence reflects a society whose moral and cultural values are failing to survive the new dawn of liberalism and democracy. The Bostonians (1886) was not welcomed by James's fellow countrymen, who failed to appreciate its delicacy and wit; but a century later, this book is widely regarded as James's finest American fiction, and perhaps his comic masterpiece.
"As devastating in its wit as it is sharp in its social critique of sexual politics. No writer in America has dared the subject before. No one has done it so well since. "-- The New Republic Described by the esteemed literary scholar Terry Castle as the first "lesbian novel" written in English--that is, "the first nonpornographic work in Anglo-American literature to engage fully and self-consciously with the love-between-women theme"-- The Bostonians hinges on a rivalry between two distant cousins, a man and a woman, for the love of a beautiful, curiously passive girl named Verena Tarrant, an inspirational speaker whose parents are trying to launch her on the lecture and social circuit during the 1870s. As with all titles in the new Magnus Editions series, The Bostonians includes an overview of the author's work with special attention paid to its queer dimensions, as well as a reading group guide that similarly places emphasis on the sexual politics behind the writing. One of the most celebrated American novelists, Henry James is the author of The Portrait of a Lady and The Turn of the Screw , among other classics.
Guide book for young readers to Boston's Freedom Trail which shows the historic places of the American Revolution. Provides phone numbers and addresses of historic places, as well as a timeline of events.
Across the world there are more than a thousand botanical gardens, which combine scientific research, conservation and beauty with public access - Kew Gardens alone attracts around one million visitors a year. Their uses have varied through history - they might focus on cultivating exotic plants and produce; be honed to commercial ends (introducing lucrative plant crops such as tea and rubber to new countries); center on preserving collections of international plants; focus on scientific classification and research - or combine of all these things. Sarah Rutherford here tells the story of these diverse gardens in Britain and around the world, from their beginnings in the sixteenth century to their long heyday in the last three hundred years. She explains the design of the gardens, the architecture employed, the personalities and institutions that established and contributed to them, their important role in research and conservation, and what makes them so appealing to the millions of visitors they attract.
New to the 3d edition of this well-illustrated text are four brief essays on human's relation to food, the possible impact of global warming on food supply, genetic modification of food, and the remarkable details to be seen with a scanning electron microscope. Other new additions are inset boxes expanding on the text with interesting facts and details, and additional photos. The volume, which is based on Capon's botany course for non-science majors (he is emeritus at California State U., Los Angeles) is an outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant -- thought this time the obsessions revolves around the intoxicating effects of marijuana rather than the visual beauty of the tulip. How could flowers, of all things, become such objects of desire that they can drive men to financial ruin? In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan argues that the answer lies at the heart of the intimately reciprocal relationship between people and plants. In telling the stories of four familiar plant species that are deeply woven into the fabric of our lives, Pollan illustrates how they evolved to satisfy humankinds's most basic yearnings -- and by doing so made themselves indispensable. For, just as we've benefited from these plants, the plants, in the grand co-evolutionary scheme that Pollan evokes so brilliantly, have done well by us. The sweetness of apples, for example, induced the early Americans to spread the species, giving the tree a whole new continent in which to blossom. So who is really domesticating whom? Weaving fascinating anecdotes and accessible science into gorgeous prose, Pollan takes us on an absorbing journey that will change the way we think about our place in nature.
Ten years after their home was almost torn apart by infidelity, Mona and Shawn Black are just getting back to normal . . . or so it seems. Both Shawn and Mona are still keeping secrets from each other and their immediate family. Back to his old tricks, James Parks exits prison older but not wiser, and his bitter rage seeks revenge. He again manipulates the lives of the Black family with knowledge of secrets that they hold locked away. He uses any and everyone in his path to get his payback; that is, until he stumbles onto someone who offers him something he vowed to do away with forever: love. Will Mona and Shawn learn that it is best not to keep secrets and just let the chips fall where they may? Will James bury the hatchet to try his hand at love once again? Is there still hope for these wayward souls, or will they be swallowed up by their lies and secrets once again? Secrets, lies, deception, murder, lust, and revenge rule the pages of this sophisticated drama. Let's see what happens when the gates of their lives swing wide open once again.
James Parks' thriving bloodline, Ashley and Alex Black, have transitioned back to Baltimore living, and the drama they thought was over continues to plague them. It seems like chaos is hardwired in their DNA. Ashley is hard at work in her career and is enjoying her new life, but an old flame comes back into the picture and wants to play for keeps. Throw in her boyfriend, Troy, with his own secrets, and her life is pandemonium. Alex is a sports agent and a party animal with a libido to match. When he stumbles onto a client with a secret, he has to make a decision: do the right thing or cash in. Toss in a sneaky and relentless stalker named Jasmine, and Alex finds himself dealing with more than he can handle. New and old drama collides in this continuing saga of the Black family. Someone wants revenge and is waiting to rid the world of some bad blood. Will Alex and Ashley survive another round of drama?
Teenage Annie Lockwood, wishing she could have lived a hundred years ago in a more romantic time, finds herself in the 1890s and it is indeed romantic--and very painful.
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include* customs, values, and traditions* historical, religious, and political background* life at home* leisure, social, and cultural life* eating and drinking* dos, don'ts, and taboos* business practices* communication, spoken and unspoken"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times
Gerber heads to Florence with her husband, a history professor taking a group of students. She goes in nervous, not knowing any Italian, but gradually starts to learn her way around Florence and other cities in Italy.
Principal Giraldi has given Pip an ultimatum: Either he stops skipping classes and begins seeing a counselor after school, or he's expelled. But what really scares Pip is the thought that Giraldi might call his father. His father is what really scares Pip. Pip has been killing his time by getting high-trying to avoid thinking about his family life, trying not to notice that his younger brother isn't the same sweet, happy kid he used to be. Now Pip's being forced to think. Will he follow his father's destructive path, or will he invent his own future, one that might not include addiction and cruelty?
Discusses dolphins their evolution, habitat, family life, interactions with humans and prospects for the future.
Glass or plastic bottles? Binky or no binky? Disposable or reusable diapers? In this momtomom primer, expectant women will finally find the answers and inspiration they need to best prepare for the new life (theirs and the baby's) that awaits! A musthave for soontobe mommies feeling the stress, this book offers practical and easytoapply advice in a manageable tipbased format. Topics include: Baby names (We have to name her too?) Choosing a pediatrician (More difficult than choosing your mate. ) Sleep for the baby and you (Ah, sleep'how to get it and how to deal when you're not. ) Baby safety (Lock those cabinets and don't forget the toilet!) Activities for baby (What do I do with him once he's here?)
In The Bottom Line, one of the foremost sports economists writing today, Andrew Zimbalist (National Pastime), analyzes the net value of sports. He examines motives for why owners buy franchises, the worth of the players and the profitability of teams, and the importance of publicly funded stadiums. In the essays collected here--which appeared in publications like The New York Times, Sports Business Journal, and The Wall Street Journal from 1998-2006--Zimbalist considers the current state of organized sports, from football and baseball to basketball, hockey, and soccer. He also addresses antitrust and labor relations issues, gender equity concerns, collegiate athletics, and the regulation of steroid use, providing readers with a better understanding of the business of sports and the sports business--and what makes both tick.
On April 18, 1981, a ball game sprang eternal. What began as a modestly attended minor-league game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings became not only the longest ever played in baseball history, but something else entirely. The first pitch was thrown after dusk on Holy Saturday, and for the next eight hours the night seemed to suspend its participants between their collective pasts and futures, between their collective sorrows and joys-the ballplayers; the umpires; Pawtucket's ejected manager, peering through a hole in the backstop; the sportswriters and broadcasters; a few stalwart fans shivering in the cold. With Bottom of the 33rd, celebrated New York Times journalist Dan Barry has written a lyrical meditation on small-town lives, minor-league dreams, and the elements of time and community that conspired one fateful night to produce a baseball game seemingly without end. Bottom of the 33rd captures the sport's essence: the purity of purpose, the crazy adherence to rules, the commitment of both players and fans. This genre-bending book, a reportorial triumph, portrays the myriad lives held in the night's unrelenting grip. Consider, for instance, the team owner determined to revivify a decrepit stadium, built atop a swampy bog, or the batboy approaching manhood, nervous and earnest, or the umpire with a new family and a new home, or the wives watching or waiting up, listening to a radio broadcast slip into giddy exhaustion. Consider the small city of Pawtucket itself, its ghosts and relics, and the players, two destined for the Hall of Fame (Cal Ripken and Wade Boggs), a few to play only briefly or forgettably in the big leagues, and the many stuck in minor-league purgatory, duty bound and loyal to the game. An unforgettable portrait of ambition and endurance, Bottom of the 33rd is the rare sports book that changes the way we perceive America's pastime, and America's past.
The Great Depression, East Texas. The woods are thick, the rivers wild, the weather ripe with tornadoes, and the Crane family, like most families in that neck of the woods, are eking out a thin living. When young Harry Crane discovers a mutilated body bound to a tree with barbed wire in the river bottoms, the underbelly of East Texas is exposed. Whites fear a renegade Negro. Blacks fear a vengeful massacre, or, if the killer is white, that the law will let him slip through its fingers. Harry believes the murderer is the Goat Man, an East Texas monster of legend who lurks beneath the swing bridge on the Sabine River, like the Billy Goat Gruff. Harry and his sister have actually seen the Goat Man, or something much like him, in his nocturnal haunts. As the bodies mount up, an elderly black man is lynched, both blacks and whites are terrorised, and Harry's father - the local law - and grandmother investigate, searching for a killer who may be a lot closer than they think.
Here, we have a spanking tour de force for any curiosity, appetite, and sexual preference. And to that end, Rachel Kramer Bussel offers Bottoms Up, another delicious collection of stories that celebrates the pleasures of an inviting bum turned rosy red by hand, crop, whip, or paddle. Whether written from the perspective of the spanker or the spankee, those who crave discipline or those discovering for the first time how good being bad can feel, each vivid tale trembles with erotic pleasure. Bottoms Up is essential reading for those with endless capacities to have their bare bottoms soundly smacked, those who revel in delivering the deliciously ecstatic pain to a lover, or those who simply believe in turning the other cheek - over and over and over again.
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