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Build sand castles and splash in the waves -- join Freddie and Flossie as they spend a delightful day at the beach with their dog, Snap!Ready-to-read books offer children a world of possibilities at four different reading levels:Recognizing Words & Word repetition & Familiar words and phrases & Simple sentences. This book is a Pre-Level 1. Higher levels are more advanced.
Children's biography of Freddy Adu, an emigrant from Ghana, who, at fourteen, became the youngest player in Major League Soccer.
A master crafter of thrills, bestselling novelist David Baldacci shows his tremendous talent for side-splitting storytelling in this hilarious adventure about fame, friends, and family. Here is the story where readers first met Theodore, Wally, Curly, Ziggy, Si, and Meese (French fries so lovable you won't want to eat them!). But shoestring, waffle, wedge, curly, and crinkle-cut potatoes were never more irresistible than in this zany adventure about five giant fries that come to life--well, six if you count heads. It all begins when Freddy Funkhauser, an offbeat nine-year-old with a knack for science, embarks on an ambitious plan to win new customers for the family business, The Burger Castle. But when his secret invention ends up working better than he'd ever dreamed, his plans go wildly awry as his kooky companions wreak havoc in every corner of Freddy's world!
One of readers favorites, Frederica is full of surprises When Frederica brings her younger siblings to London determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister, she seeks out their distant cousin the Marquis of Alverstoke. Lovely, competent, and refreshingly straightforward, Frederica makes such a strong impression that to his own amazement, the Marquis agrees to help launch them all into society. Lord Alverstoke cant resist wanting to help her Normally wary of his family, which includes two overbearing sisters and innumerable favor-seekers, Lord Alverstoke does his best to keep his distance. But with his enterprising - and altogether entertaining - country cousins getting into one scrape after another right on his doorstep, before he knows it the Marquis finds himself dangerously embroiled. . . WHAT READERS SAY:"A writer of great wit and style. . . I've read her books to ragged shreds. " - Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph"Stylish, witty, and bang up to the mark!" - Punch"One of Georgette Heyer's more adorable heroines. " - Saturday Review"Classic Heyer--the author at her best!""Not only do the characters seize your heart from the first moment, they are three dimensional and so alive. It is just wonderful!""What a great book. One of my favourites, as the most beautiful is not the heroine. ""Witty, enchanting, and impossible to put down. This is one of Heyer's best works and one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read. ""A wonderfully written witty tale of the downfall of a cynic. I was charmed. "
A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the anti-slavery movement of the early nineteenth century.
A new cornerstone reference for students, scholars, and general readers, on Frederick Douglass--his life, writings, speeches, political views, and legacy.
A former slave, self-taught writer, editor, and public servant, Frederick Douglass was also among the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement. Recognized as one of the first great African-American speakers in the United States, Douglass was an adviser to President Lincoln during the Civil War and fought for the adoption of constitutional amendments that guaranteed voting rights and other civil liberties for blacks. This book includes representative selections from the speeches and writings of this great statesman, with topics focusing on the slave trade, the Civil War, suffrage for African-Americans, reconstruction in the South, and other vital issues. A powerful voice for human rights throughout much of the nineteenth century, Douglass remains highly respected today for his fight against racial injustice.
This book recounts Douglass's life as a slave, his daring escape to freedom, and his rise to the foremost African-American abolitionist of his time.
The Prussian king Frederick II is today best remembered for successfully defending his tiny country against the three great European powers of France, Austria, and Russia during the Seven Years' War. But in his youth, tormented by a spectacularly cruel and dyspeptic father, the future military genius was drawn to the flute and French poetry, and throughout his long life counted nothing more important than the company of good friends and great wits. This was especially evident in his longstanding, loving, and vexing relationship with Voltaire. An absolute ruler who was allergic to pomp, a non-hunter who wore no spurs, a reformer of great zeal who maintained complete freedom of the press and religion and cleaned up his country's courts, a fiscal conservative and patron of the arts, the builder of the rococo palace Sans Souci and improver of the farmers' lot, maddening to his rivals but beloved by nearly everyone he met, Frederick was--notwithstanding a penchant for merciless teasing--arguably the most humane of enlightened despots.In Frederick the Great, a richly entertaining biography of one of the eighteenth century's most fascinating figures, the trademark wit of the author of Love in a Cold Climate finds its ideal subject.
This book examines the shift in attitudes and patterns of work in the modern world.
BY THE POWER OF BLADE AMD WAP1DI Spells cast... demons raised... warriors called to arms... dragons unchained... gods challenged... it all happens in the imaginative, adventure-filled realms of SWORD AND SORCERESS. And, in this third volume of stories specially selected by the Wise Woman of Darkover, Marion Zimmer Bradley, bestselling author of CITY OF SORCERY THENDARA HOUSE, and THE MISTS OFAVALOPf, you'll meet exciting new talents and be captivated by such veterans of trials by battle and enchantment as Diana Paxson, Jennifer Roberson, and Charles Saunders.
a history of the U.S. from first settlement to the present
<p><i>Free as in Freedom</i> interweaves biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement. It examines Stallman's unique personality and how that personality has been at turns a driving force and a drawback in terms of the movement's overall success. </p>
Tommie Simms was supposed to be the community hope, the young man from the neighborhood who made good. He attended a state university, married a respectable woman, and landed a position at a white-collar insurance ﬁrm. Watching over Chicago from the thirty-third floor of his company's downtown high rise, Tommie ignores the gnawing sense that he doesn't belong on this path--and that in a blink of an eye, he could stray from its given destination. And then he does . . . Soon Tommie is laid off, and he begins to see himself as just another faceless entity on the city's fringes. After each fruitless job interview, Tommie's wife withdraws from him further, and in the mirror he faces the reflection of failure his family never intended for him. Stymied by rejection and mounting debt, Tommie is seduced into peddling dope as his best opportunity to deﬁne himself and to provide for those he loves. But a corporate job is no preparation for hustling, and when Tommie ﬁnds himself on the wrong side of a crooked cop, everyone wants a piece of him: his street-hustling cousins, the police, friends, loan sharks, even a panderer from his white-collar past. In order to break free, Tommie must ﬁnd a way to dig himself out of a deepening hole, before the city buries him.
Amir's new friend doesn't want to learn the right way to climb, and soon he's in serious danger.
Discusses the ramifications of copyright law for culture. The author of this book donated a digital copy of this book. Join us in thanking Lawrence Lessig for providing his accessible digital book to this community.
In 1858, two black women meet at a restaurant and begin to plot a revolution. Mary Ellen Pleasant owns a string of hotels in San Francisco that secretly double as havens for runaway slaves. Her comrade, Annie, is a young Jamaican who has given up her life of privilege to fight for the abolitionist cause. Together they join John Brown's doomed enterprise and barely escape with their lives. With mesmerizing skill, Cliff weaves a multitude of voices into a gripping, poignant story of the struggle for liberation that began not long after the first slaves landed on America's shores.
Charting the course of free expression alongside the nation's political evolution, from the birth of the Constitution to the quagmire of the Vietnam War, Stephen M. Feldman argues that our level of freedom is determined not only by the Supreme Court, but also by cultural, social, and economic forces. Along the way, he pinpoints the struggles of excluded groups -- women, African Americans, and laborers -- to participate in democratic government as pivotal to the development of free expression.
While trapped in a cave in a Florida forest, two brothers reveal to each other and their friends the truth about their previously hidden feelings.
Subject: Lt. Commander Jack Callahan Mission: A high-flying maneuver...with tantalizing perks!Being stationed at a naval base on Whidbey Island is a dream come true for Navy pilot Jack Callahan. But when a late-night encounter on a beach with a stunning woman turns scorchin' hot, Jack's dream starts resembling an X-rated fantasy....Three weeks in her hometown is nothing short of torture for photographer Maggie Copeland. The town hasn't forgotten she was dumped at the altar by an aviator, and neither has she-until her naughty rendezvous with the oh-so-scrumptious stranger! But then Maggie learns that Jack is a pilot. Can she resist the force of their sexual chemistry...or will she find herself falling for another flyboy?
"McGee has become part of our national fabric."SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCERThis time out, McGee came close to losing his status as a living legend when he agreed to track down the killers who brutally murdered an ailing millionaire. For starters, he renewed an unfinished adventure with a famous--and oversexed--Hollywood actress, who led him into a very nasty nest of murderers involving a motorcycle gang, pornographic movies, and mad balloonists. And Mcgee relearned the old lesson--that only when he came close to the edge of death was he completely alive.
Joe Picket returns, this time to the wilds of Yellowstone National Park. Deftly plotted and full of intrigue, Free Fire is C. J. Box's best novel yet. Joe Pickett, having recently been fired from his job as a Wyoming game warden, is working on his father-in-law's ranch when he receives a call from the governor's office. Governor Rulon-a devious but down-home politico-has a special request, one Joe knows he can't refuse. For weeks, the headlines have been abuzz with the story of Clay McCann, a lawyer who slaughtered four campers in cold blood in a far-off corner of Yellowstone National Park. After the murders, McCann immediately turned himself in at the nearest park ranger station. It seemed like a slam-dunk case for law enforcement-except that the crimes were committed in a thin sliver of land with zero residents and overlapping jurisdiction, the so-called free-fire zone. McCann had taken advantage of a loophole in the law: neither the state of Wyoming nor the federal government can try him for his crime, so he walks out of prison a free man. Governor Rulon, sensitive to the rising tide of public outrage over the McCann case, wants his own investigation into the murders. The governor will reinstate Joe as a game warden if he'll go to Yellowstone to investigate. Joe, happy to get his badge back, even under these circumstances, agrees. However, it quickly becomes clear to Joe that McCann is deeply involved with some illegal activity taking place in the park-something tremendously lucrative and unusually dangerous. As Joe and his partner Nate Romanowski search in the unlikeliest places to find the key to the murders, they find out that it may be hidden in the rugged terrain of the park itself.
Janet Poppendieck explores the deep politics of food provision from multiple perspectives--history, policy, nutrition, environmental sustainability, taste, and more.
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