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An eye-popping, innovative approach to one of the most-popular topics in all of history: the European Theater of World War II. The myth-busting designers of this unique book will provide readers with a full account of the campaign to liberate Europe sprinkled throughout with more than 200 unequalled visual assets. Based-on the 6-part mini-series coming from BBC Channel 4 in the UK and History TV in Canada. Includes extensive interviews with WWII veterans such as Col. Edward D. Shames who fought with the legendary 'Band of Brothers' of "E" Company, 2/506, 101st Airborne.
Although most people associate the term D-Day with the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944, it is military code for the beginning of any offensive operation. In the Pacific theater during World War II there were more than one hundred D-Days. The largest -- and last -- was the invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945, which brought together the biggest invasion fleet ever assembled, far larger than that engaged in the Normandy invasion. D-Days in the Pacific tells the epic story of the campaign waged by American forces to win back the Pacific islands from Japan. Based on eyewitness accounts by the combatants, it covers the entire Pacific struggle from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Pacific war was largely a seaborne offensive fought over immense distances. Many of the amphibious assaults on Japanese-held islands were among the most savagely fought battles in American history: Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, New Guinea, Peleliu, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa. Generously illustrated with photographs and maps, D-Days in the Pacific is the finest one-volume account of this titanic struggle.
For crafty green types who want to master the fundamentals of a scratch pantry and have graduated from simple weekend jam and baking activities, this book offers a wide variety of recipes and blueprints for artisanal food projects. Forty projects with accompanying recipes appeal to a range of skill levels and palates. D.I.Y. Delicious goes beyond pickling and preserving into fermenting, culturing cheese, and brewing sodas and tonics. A total of 75 recipes and more than 50 step-by-step, color photographs lead the way to outfitting a scratch pantry that uses fewer ingredients to make delicious staples at a much lower cost.
Did you know that Roald Dahl loved chocolate, but never ate spaghetti? Or that he was a terrible speller? Or that he had four sisters? D Is for Dahl is an A to Z collection of facts, trivia, and zany details that bring Roald Dahl and his memorable characters to life. Filled with Quentin Blake?s illustrations plus black-and-white photos, each spread is exploding with information about the creator of Willie Wonka, James, and Matilda?from his family tree to the exact type of pencil he used to write his stories. Perfect for devoted fans and Dahl newcomers alike, this is a gloriumptious guide to the world of Roald Dahl. .
Featuring P I Kinsey Millhone: "D is for Deadbeat" - Kinsey searches for an old client who turns up dead;
A lead role means lots of drama in this sparkling story of one tween's efforts to shine in the spotlight. Sunny Kim is done with one-line roles at Carnegie Arts Academy--she's ready for the lead. But even after a summer of studying with an acting coach, Sunny doesn't snag the role of Mary Poppins in her school's upcoming production. Unfortunately, her entire family mistakenly thinks otherwise, including her former-actress mother. Desperate for a solution, Sunny convinces her theater adviser to let her produce a one-woman show. But when the rest of her friends find out--the friends that never seem to make the playbill either--they all want to join in. Before long, Sunny is knee-deep in curtains, catfights, and chorus lines as her one-woman work turns into a staging of the hit musical Wicked. And when a terrible misunderstanding pits the entire cast against Sunny, can the show--and Sunny's future acting career--be saved in time for opening night?errible misunderstanding finds the entire cast raising a mutiny against Sunny, can the show--and Sunny's future acting career--be saved in time for opening night?
Readers get an A-Z introduction to the customs and cultures of the first people inhabiting the Americas. Topics include Bison, tipis, Kachinas, and dugout canoes.
A plainspoken follower of Jesus, Dwight L. Moody embodies passionate,unflinching obedience to God. It's 1860, the eve of America's Gilded Age. A manin a gray, woolen suit stands in a dilapidated building in Chicago's "LittleHell," a slum forgotten by the world. He is surrounded by grimy children,attentive and watchful in this makeshift school Moody established just forthem.They are waiting for Abraham Lincoln to speak. Why America'sgreatest president and one of America's most celebrated spiritual giants areamong the poorest of the poor is just the beginning of D.L. Moody, a biography with a novel-like narrative style thatunveils the eternal power one life can have.This book reintroduces the unlikely accomplishments of a mandesperate to obey God's call and shows how one committed heart can impact thekingdom of God and the spiritual heritage of a nation.We learn about life through the lives of others. Their experiences,their trials, their adventures become our schools, our chapels, ourplaygrounds. Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas NelsonPublishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church throughprose as accessible and concise as it is personal and engaging. Some arefamiliar faces. Others are unexpected guests. Whether the person is D.L. Moody,Sergeant York, Saint Nicholas, John Bunyan, or William F. Buckley, we are nowliving in the world that they created and understand both it and ourselvesbetter in the light of their lives. Their relationships, struggles, prayers, anddesires uniquely illuminate our shared experience.
Arthur's little sister, D.W., has her doubts about the gymnastics class she's taking. She's pretty sure she's better than most of the kids in the class. But when it's time to learn how to do a forward roll, she learns how hard it can be and how much practice it takes to really become good at it. Worse yet, Emily is better at flips than is D.W., and Emily knows it.
Arthur doesn't think D.W. can behave perfectly for a day. He dares her to try it, and she does. During her perfect day, she learns cool things about how good manners can help. She even thinks it's almost like magic. She gives great suggestions on how to have good manners, and there's a manners quiz at the back of the book for you to try.
This guide to the best-selling novel gives you fresh insight into the Da Vinci Code phenomenon. Following the path of the novel's characters, Fodor's Guide to The Da Vinci Code delves into the locations, people, historic events, and symbols involved in the story.Inside you'll find answers to questions such as: Do cryptexes really exist? Is there a secret chamber below Rosslyn Chapel? And what did conservators discover when they restored Leonardo's The Last Supper? Interviews, maps, and smart lively essays from experts in their fields reveal the eye-opening true tales behind the mystery. Plus* Compelling interviews and essays from experts in their fields* Detailed maps and floor plans* BONUS! An exclusive travel sections of Da Vinci Code-related places to eat, stay and see in Paris, London, Rome, and Roslin, Scotland
Angie Amalfi is close to one of the biggest breaks of her rocky culinary career-a chance to co-write a cookbook with a famous chef. But as she scrambles to prepare for the impending interview, her realtor sister Cat is suddenly accused of a murder in a rich client's home. A priceless relic-an iron chain that was used to bind St. Peter while in a Roman prison-is missing from her wealthy client Marcello Piccoletti's home, and a murder was committed on the heels of the disappearance. The only person who can clear Cat's name is the client himself, and he's in Rome, tending to his restaurant, Da Vinci's. Heedless to Angie's stern warning, the always unpredictable Cat insists on traveling to Rome to confront Picoletti, and Angie must drop everything to accompany her sister. The Roman restaurateur has the chain with him in Rome, and exonerates Cat of the murder as well. Unfortunately, the police in the states still suspect Cat and now Picoletti, the only witness, has disappeared. Angie takes a job as a cook at Da Vinci's, hoping to get to the bottom of this complex mess. And when bodies start piling up like balls of fresh mozzarella at an Amalfi family picnic, it looks like Angie and Cat's trip to their homeland may spell arrivederci Amalfis.
Towering across time as the creator of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilization. His keen scientific imagination and, most of all, his aesthetic and creative genius have forever changed the course of our culture. Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and recent in-depth biographies have stimulated renewed interest in da Vinci and his complex and inquiring intelligence. He is a challenging figure easily defined only by his great works, but this revealing selection of sketches, diagrams, and writings from his notebooks is a beautiful and varied record of da Vinci's theories and observations. They embrace not only art but also architecture, town planning, engineering, naval warfare, music, medicine, mathematics, science, and philosophy. The notebooks-a treasure trove of unparalleled ingenuity, curiosity, and creative energy-have inspired readers for centuries. The Da Vinci Notebooks is the perfect introduction to the mysteries of a master artist.
Dedicated to the one-of-a-kind Dachshund, known for his elongated construction, his unstoppable nose, and his gallons of personality, 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 Dachsie, 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.
A book for young readers about the Dachshund its appearance, uses, and care.
Natalie and Tristan are on to another case, as members of the Pet Finders Club.
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's beloved story about how the hardest mistakes can sometimes lead to the best surprises...From the moment a baseball smashes through his window, banker Adam Barrington's life is never quite the same. The guilty party, an eight-year-old tomboy, soon turns his household upside down. But that shock is nothing compared to when Adam discovers who Billie's mother is...Jane Southwick knows that coming back home won't be easy, and that living next door to Adam again will be sweet torture. But it's pure joy to see the delightful bond growing between him and her daughter-despite the guilty secret that clutches at Jane's heart.
His secret son... Tyler Whitmore has returned home after nine years to claim his half of the family ranch. Brianne is right to be nervous. When Tyler left he had taken more than her innocence--he had taken her dreams and her heart. But unbeknownst to Tyler, he had left Brianne something in return--a baby! Daniel is her pride and joy. But then, eighteen and pregnant, Brianne had been forced to marry the only man who had asked her--Tyler's brother, Boyd. But now her husband is gone and Tyler is back in town. The years have been more than kind to him. Tyler is as devastatingly attractive as ever. But if he'd never forgive her for marrying Boyd--what would he do if he ever discovers the truth about Daniel?
A medical mistake. . . Thanks to his desire to leave behind a genetic legacy--and thanks to a blue-eyed beauty named Rachel Reilly--Jack Sawyer now had a son. He knew he had no right to play daddy, but he was determined to make sure this woman, whom he had never met, was a loving parent. led to the family he'd always wanted! Rachel was unaware that Jack was the sperm-bank donor who had fathered her baby. She only knew that her reaction to the strikingly handsome man who had suddenly appeared in her life was unfamiliar. . . and undeniable. But what would she do when she learned that attraction wasn't the half of what had brought them together?
Jackie Robinson is the new first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers--and the first black player in Major League Baseball. A young boy shares the excitement of Robinson's rookie season with his deaf father.
Kate, a single mom, fills in as part-time mother for an only child next door. Meanwhile, she has her eye on the boy's dashing single dad. In a dream come true, the neighbor proposes. Her heart soars as she walks down the aisle. Then she begins to wonder if he really wants her or merely a family for his son. (Original)
FOR THE CHILDREN FATHER FOUND Ten years ago, Chessa Margolis thought one lie wouldn't hurt anyone. But when little Bobby tracked down the dad on his birth certificate, Nick Purcell appeared--claiming his newfound son! Chessa knew she and Nick had never actually met, but Bobby longed for a father, and Nick desperately wanted to be one. Yet she never thought they'd grow so close...and the last thing she expected was to fall for Nick herself... But the closer she and Nick became, the more Chessa had to lose. She knew before long she'd have to reveal the truth...and risk losing Nick... Sometimes families are made in the most unexpected way!
Brimming with timeless stories and inspirational quotes, this book on fatherhood from Max Lucado is the perfect gift to show Dad how much he means to the family.Dads are a one-of-a-kind bunch. They can be strong and stern, yet heartfelt and gentle. They may be out of touch with today's Top 40 Hits, but know just the right word to say in a quiet moment. They are always there to provide, lend a helping hand, or be our biggest cheerleader.Max Lucado perfectly captures the heartfelt sentiments that millions of readers share on what it's like to be a dad. Filled with quotes and stories compiled from books by Max, this gift book is brimming with inspiring thoughts on fatherhood from one of America's favorite authors. Features & Benefits:This is Max's first gift book on fatherhoodIncludes stories and heartfelt quotes in a beautiful, modern packageGreat gift for Father's Day, birthdays, or any time of year
WHEN FATE STEPS IN... Joe Delacamp was speechless. Louisa Clancy was the last person he'd expected to see when he walked into the sweet-smelling Perry Square bake shop. She was just as beautiful as he'd remembered, but it wasn't until the E.R. doc caught a glimpse of her green-eyed little boy that he realized that Louisa's whereabouts weren't the only thing she'd been keeping secret for the last eight years. Now he needed to figure out a way to win the trust of the little boy he never knew he had -- along with the heart of the woman he'd never stopped loving....