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A step-by-step account of how skillfully the White House has built its house of cards, to consolidate its power at any cost.
Peter makes friends with a lion, an eagle, a sheep and a turtle, and gets their help to find a treasure. What did he find?
Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted so a soccer game could be played. The scientist who invented a pigeon-guided missile in 1943. And don't forget the elderly pig whose death triggered an international crisis between the United States and Great Britain. This is the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest War Stories Never Told. One hundred fascinating stories drawn from two thousand years of military history, accompanied by a wealth of photographs, maps, drawings, and documents that help bring each story to life. Little-known tales told with a one-two punch of history and humor that will make you shake your head in disbelief -- but they're all true! Did You Know That: One military unit served on both sides during the Civil War. The War of Jenkins's Ear was actually fought over a sea captain's ear. Daniel Boone was once tried for treason. A siege on Poland in 1519 gave birth to the marriage of bread and butter Discover how war can be a catalyst for change; an engine for innovation; and an arena for valor, deceit, intrigue, ambition, revenge, audacity, folly, and even silliness. Want to know how the mafia helped the United States win World War II, when the word bazooka was coined, or how Silly Putty was invented? Read on!
Written by award-winning journalist, acclaimed historian, and World War II veteran Gerald Astor, THE GREATEST WAR is an American combat history of World War II told largely in the words of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who fought--and ultimately emerged victorious from--this battle. In this third volume, Astor highlights the exploits of General MacArthur in the Philippines and General Patton in Germany and takes the reader from the Battle of the Bulge to the bombing of Hiroshima, and up through the end of the war. It is a gripping narrative of unparalleled courage, honor, and glory that is sure to become a military classic.
Told by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, this series is an oral history of World War II from those who were there. This second volume examines the storming of Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the advance of allied forces across Europe to the liberation of Paris.
An history of American combat in World War II through the words of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who were there.
Dear Mike, Arrived at the old villa 3 days ago. It's all blue shy, white walls and heat here -- you'll see. Jade's already heading for trouble and I can't suss Sarah out. Hope you and your mates are having a blast on your trek, especially without me dragging you down. I bet deep down you're glad I bailed out. Ill see you before this postcard even finds you. Miss you! Kelly XOX When Kelly opts out of a summer of roughing it with her intimidating, intense boyfriend, Mike, she doesn't realize she's opted into a summer that will change everything, especially herself.
What was life like for first-century Christians? Imagine a modest-sized Roman home of a well-to-do Christian household wedged into a thickly settled quarter of Corinth. In the lingering light of a summer evening, men, women and children, merchants, working poor and slaves, a mix of races and backgrounds have assembled in the dimly lit main room are are spilling into the central courtyard. This odd assortment of gathered believers--some thirty in number--are attentive as the newly arrived and travel-weary emissary from Paul reads from the papyrus scroll he has brought from their apostolic mentor. But if you were to be transported to this scene you would perhaps be overwhelmed by a flood of unexpected difference. The voice of the reader recedes as through open windows the din and clamor of the city assault your ears. Hooves clunk and cart wheels grind and echo from the street while drivers shout, vendors call and neighbors gather and converse. And later, as you accompany a family through darkened and dangerous streets to their third-story tenement apartment, you might try to mask your shock at the cramped and unsafe conditions. In The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era James Jeffers provides an informative and scenic tour of daily life during the time of Jesus and the apostles. He affords "you-are-there" glimpses of everything from legal codes to dinner foods, from social hierarchy to apartment living, from education to family dynamics. His eye-opening book will advance your understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity and enrich your reading and application of the Bible.
An introduction to the history, geography, plants and animals, government, people, and culture of Greece.
A Lonely Planet guidebook to Greece.
K. E. Fleming's Greece--a Jewish History is the first comprehensive English-language history of Greek Jews, and the only history that includes material on their diaspora in Israel and the United States. The book tells the story of a people who for the most part no longer exist and whose identity is a paradox in that it wasn't fully formed until after most Greek Jews had emigrated or been deported and killed by the Nazis. For centuries, Jews lived in areas that are now part of Greece. But Greek Jews as a nationalized group existed in substantial number only for a few short decades--from the Balkan Wars (1912-13) until the Holocaust, in which more than 80 percent were killed. Greece--a Jewish History describes their diverse histories and the processes that worked to make them emerge as a Greek collective. It also follows Jews as they left Greece--as deportees to Auschwitz or émigrés to Palestine/Israel and New York's Lower East Side. In such foreign settings their Greekness was emphasized as it never was in Greece, where Orthodox Christianity traditionally defines national identity and anti-Semitism remains common.
Greed is the story of Kurt Janisch, an ambitious but frustrated country policeman, and the lonely women he seduces. It is a thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, where the investigation of a dead girl's body in a lake leads to the discovery of more than a single crime. Inher signature style, Jelinek chronicles the exploitative nature of relations between men and women, and the cruelties of everyday life.
A taut US urban thriller by Chicago's answer to Dennis Lehane. For fans of Lehane, C.J. Box & Jeffery Deaver.Ex-Marine, Nick Hardin, heads back from a decade in Africa to his hometown, Chicago, with $100 million in blood diamonds stolen from an Al Qaeda's financing pipeline. His retirement plan? To cash out through a Chicago Mossad contact and head for the beach.But soon, Hardin's stuck in Chicago with diamonds he can't sell and a series of hit men, mobsters, and a Washington off-the-books black ops team on his tail.The resulting body count leaves Chicago detective John Lynch trying to find connections among the victims, while simultaneously solving the murder of a dead infectious disease expert ho'd drafted a biological weapons plan that could turn Chicago into a ghost town.
The host of the eponymous MSNBC show, Dylan Ratigan offers a bold and original post-partisan program to resuscitate the American Dream. At a time of deep concern with the state of America's economy and government, it seems that all the media can give us is talking (or screaming) heads who revel in partisan brinkmanship. Then there's Dylan Ratigan--an award-winning journalist respected and admired across the political spectrum. In Greedy Bastards, he rips the lid off of our deeply crooked system--and offers a way out.Employing the nuanced reporting and critical analysis that have earned him so much respect, Ratigan describes the five "vampires" that are sucking the nation dry, including an educational system that values mediocrity above all else; a healthcare system that is among the priciest and least-effective infrastructures in the industrialized world; a political system in which lobbyists write legislation; a "master-slave" relationship with our Chinese bankers; and an addiction to foreign oil that has sapped our willingness to innovate. In offering solutions to these formidable and entrenched obstacles, he does nothing less than lay the groundwork for a political movement dedicated to tackling the rot at the heart of the country. In its desperation, America needs more than just endless stock tips and Wall Street navel-gazing. It needs passionate debate and smart policy--and a hero to take on the establishment. Dylan Ratigan is that hero, and this is the book that will rally people behind him. make it right.
If there's one thing Molly has learned about earning badges, it's that most of the time you have to try again and again before you get the hang of what you're trying to do. Well, she's used to trying hard for a badge, but this time she's trying over and over to get an unbadge. She's going to make an improvement to her house and get nothing at all for it. first she can't figure out what to make. Then what she makes is a big mess! As for the badge the scouts will really get, the one that is cute and furry, she has to see a groundhog. She can't find a groundhog anywhere and rats knees, it's cold out there where groundhogs dig their holes and make their big, underground homes! So while groundhogs are looking for their shadows to see how long winter will be, Molly is looking for them! She isn't the only one. All of the Pee Wees are having trouble. Some are even making it up that they saw a groundhog. When they decide to work together they show up in Cold winter wearing bathing suits. What's going on with these funny scouts now? The Pee Wees goof around, do good deeds, take on projects and have fun and adventures. Find out all about what scouts do in the many Pee Wee Scout books you can get from Bookshare including: #1 Cookies and Crutches, #2 Camp Ghost-Away, #3 Lucky Dog Days, #4 Blue Skies, French Fries, #5 Grumpy Pumpkins, #6 Peanut-Butter Pilgrims, #7 A Pee Wee Christmas, #8 That Mushy Stuff, #9 Spring Sprouts, #10 The Pooped Troop, #11 The Pee Wee Jubilee, #12 Bad, Bad, Bunnies, #13 Rosy Noses, Frozen Toes, #14 Sonny's Secret, #15 Sky Babies, #16 Trash Bash, #17 Pee Wees On Parade, #18 Lights, Action, Land-ho!, #19 Piles of Pets, #20 Fishy Wishes, #21 Pee Wees On skis, #23 All Dads on Deck, #24 Tricks and Treats, #25 Pee Wees on First, #26 Super Duper Pee Wees, #27 Teeny Weeny Zucchinis, #28 Eggs With Legs, #29 Pee Wee Pool Party, #30 Bookworm Buddies, #31 Moans and Groans and Dinosaur Bones, #32 Stage Frightened, and #33 Halloween Helpers. And there are even more pee Wee Scout books coming to Bookshare!
The Greedy Hand is an illuminating examination of the culture of tax and a persuasive call for reform, written by one of the nation's leading policy makers, Amity Shlaes of The Wall Street Journal. The father of the modern American state was an obscure Macy's department store executive named Beardsley Ruml. During World War II, he devised the plan for withholding taxes from your paycheck, thereby laying in place a system that allows the hand of government to reach into your wallet and take what it wants. Today, taxes make up more than a third of our economy, the highest level in history outside war. We live in the nation revolutionary father Thomas Paine foresaw when he wrote of "the Greedy Hand of government thrusting itself into every corner of industry." This book is a cultural examination of the way taxes influence our behavior, how they force us into an arbitrary system that punishes families and individual enterprise. Amity Shlaes unveils the hidden perversities of our lifelong tax experience: how family tax breaks do little to help the family, and can even hurt it. She demonstrates how married women pay a special women's tax rate, higher than anybody else's. She shows how problems that engage and enrage us--Social Security problems, or the things we don't like about schools--are, at heart, tax problems. And she explains why the solutions Washington offers merely accelerate a vicious cycle. Finally, Amity Shlaes shows us a way out of this madness, endorsing a number of common-sense reforms that will give all Americans a fairer and simpler tax system. Written with eloquent compassion for working Americans and their families, The Greedy Hand makes the best case yet for rethinking our tax code. It is a book no tax-paying citizen can afford to ignore.
"The giant snake was very strong And very, very, very long. He had a monstrous appetite. His stomach stretched from left to right. He quickly gobbled in one bite Whatever creature came in sight: A mouse that scampered to and fro, A frog that jumped up from below, A bat that hung from his left toe, ..."
"Charles Freeman's The Greek Achievement is the first book in a generation to trace the entire course of ancient Greek history across thousands of years - from the Mycenaean and Minoan civilizations of the Bronze Age through the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Celebrating the Greeks and their enduring legacy to the world, Freeman's account explores this incredibly rich and varied cultural heritage." --BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This anthology of philosophical texts by Greek and Roman authors brings together works from the late fifth century BC to the sixth century AD that comment on major aesthetic issues such as the perception of beauty and harmony in music and the visual arts, structure and style in literature, and aesthetic judgement. It includes important texts by Plato and Aristotle on the status and the role of the arts in society and in education, and Longinus' reflections on the sublime in literature, in addition to less well-known writings by Philodemus, Cicero, Seneca, Plotinus, Augustine and Proclus. Most of the texts have been newly translated for this volume, and some are available in English for the first time. A detailed introduction traces the development of classical aesthetics from its roots in Platonism and Aristotelianism to its ultimate form in late Antiquity.
The interpretation of animal sacrifice, now considered the most important ancient Greek and Roman religious ritual, has long been dominated by the views of Walter Burkert, the late J.-P. Vernant, and Marcel Detienne. No penetrating and general critique of their views has appeared and, in particular, no critique of the application of these views to Roman religion. Nor has any critique dealt with the use of literary and visual sources by these writers. This book, a collection of essays by leading scholars, incorporates all these subjects and provides a theoretical background for the study of animal sacrifice in an ancient context.
Kezia Trevellyn is in love with her boss, Greek tycoon Nik Niarchou. But Nik only sees Kezia as his efficient assistant. But Kezia's dreams become reality when they begin a passionate affair. Wined, dined and seduced by Nik during long Mediterranean nights, Kezia almost forgets the secret reason why their relationship can't last-- until Nik proposes. . . .
Libby Westerling has put herself up for sale at a charity auction to raise funds for the children's ward she works on. She's not looking for romance--she's asked her brother to buy her! Instead cool, sexy Dr. Andreas Christakos makes the highest bid. Andreas and Libby don't realize they are about to work together...and Libby is not in the market for a man. But this gorgeous Greek doctor is determined to change her mind--and he'll do whatever it takes....
Dressed in her shapeless lab coats and baggy clothes, medical-research assistant Izzy Nolan doesn't look like she was once a top model. But ever since the tragic incident that left her emotionally and physically scarred, she has hidden herself away.Greek doctor Alex Zaphirides can have any woman he wants, but he has sworn off love. Despite this, he's intrigued by shy, innocent Izzy. Alex cannot help but want to show her just how beautiful she really is. If only she would let down her guard and allow Alex to be the Prince Charming she deserves....
For emergency doctor Mak Stavrou, family means everything. So when Mak discovers that somewhere in the Australian Outback a woman is pregnant with his late nephew's child, he vows to do everything he can to track down the Stavrou heir. Neena Singh might be pregnant and alone, but she's determined to ignore her instant attraction to the handsome Greek doctor who turns up on her doorstep! But Mak seems equally determined to make Neena his beautiful Outback bride. . . and form a family of three, just in time for Christmas!
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