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Book 2 in the wildlife investigator Lauren Maxwell series. Lauren asks herself how she, an obscure biologist, could get mixed up in murder yet again.
After three years of medical treatment, Julie Lambert faces the irrefutable truth: She will never have children. Devastated, lost, and alone, she buries her pain by making several life decisions that threaten her relationship with her husband, Ethan.
"Will needs our help, Betty." She sat down and placed her hands in her lap. "You got ten minutes. Cookies are in the oven." Will laughed. "Tell me how to win Taylor. She thinks our time has passed. Too late. Lost what we once had." Grandma waved her hand. "Taylor's easy, Will. She already loves you. I can see it in her eyes. You just need to let her know that no matter what, you're going to be there for her. Never let her go. Prove whatever happened between you ten years ago won't happen again." Will grinned. Simple. Wise. Brilliant. Hopefully, not impossible.
In The Lame God, author M. B. McLatchey reminds us of the inevitable bond between art and empathy. With a controlled language that finds its echo chamber in the immortal themes and characters of classical literature, this courageous work accompanies the author on her journey through a parent's anguish in the face of a horrific crime. Using the art of poetry she gives voice to a suffering--and a love--that might otherwise go unheard.The May Swenson Poetry Award, an annual competition named for May Swenson, honors her as one of America's most provocative and vital writers. During her long career, Swenson was loved and praised by writers from virtually every school of American poetry. She left a legacy of fifty years of writing when she died in 1989. She is buried in Logan, Utah, her hometown.
The title piece of this new collection has had an ongoing life in anthologies, in radio performances, in audio recordings, on the Internet, and in photocopies held by hamburger magnets on the doors of peoples refrigerators. This collection, a companion to the author's previous humor collections Dating Your Mom(1985) and Coyote v. Acme(1996), contains thirty-three pieces gathered from the last thirteen years.
Adolf Hitler believed in witchcraft. Could the witches of England weave a spell to keep him from destroying their land?
Previously published in the print anthology The Golden Ball and Other Stories. Thirty years ago, a house was inhabited by a man and his young son. One day the man traveled to London, was recognized as a criminal, and shot himself. What ever happened to the boy?
In 1913, a boat named Karluk, Aleutian for "fish," part of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, became stuck in the Arctic ice. On board were a captain and crew, scientists and explorers, a cat, forty sled dogs, Iñupiaq hunters, and an Iñupiaq family with two small girls. Even with the Iñupiaq and their skills of hunting and sewing, even with the family's care and wisdom, even with the compassion and courage of their captain, odds for survival in the cold, dark Arctic seem against the passengers of the Karluk. Here is a riveting, unforgettable story, poetically told and exquisitely illustrated with rounded scratchboard art that captures the strength and grace of Iñupiaq culture. Details of centuries-old crafts and skills - of sewing boots from caribou legs and ugruk skin, of quickly cutting snow houses, of wearing wooden goggles to ward off snowblindness - will enrich modern imaginations. And by the story's end, listeners will know something of the way of life in the high north, something of the song of the place, the wide sky, the sound of the wind, the ptarmigan.
Originally published in 1975, this Pulitzer Prize for History-winning biography chronicles the life of Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy (1814-1888), New Mexico's first resident bishop and the most influential, reform-minded Catholic official in the region during the late 1800s. Lamy's accomplishments, including the endowing of hospitals, orphanages, and English-language schools and colleges, formed the foundation of modern-day Santa Fe and often brought him into conflict with corrupt local priests. His life story, also the subject of Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, describes a pivotal period in the American Southwest, as Spanish and Mexican rule gave way to much greater influence from the U.S. and Europe. Historian and consummate stylist Paul Horgan has given us a chronicle filled with hardy, often extraordinary adventure, and sustained by Lamy's magnificent strength of character.
This book is designed to help undergraduates who are taking the basic American government course better understand their country's political system by providing essential readings on American ideas, constitutional system, core political institutions, public opinion, political competition, and policy debates.
Three years after free-spirited Shari Sutherland escaped from the Lancaster family patriarchs, she returned home because of her mother's stroke. There she was reunited with Whit Lancaster, her rugged stepbrother--and suddenly her feelings for him were anything but sisterly. But Whit wanted sole possession of the raven-haired beauty. And even as Shari rebelled against his arrogance, she knew he was the only man she would ever want... the one man whose strong touch would arouse her deepest passion!
BACK ON THE BIKE LANCE ARMSTRONG is the premier cyclist in sports history. But the road to victory has not been smooth, which makes his story all the more compelling. In 1991 he was the National Amateur Cycling Champion, and a professional career seemed guaranteed. But a grim diagnosis of cancer in 1996 threatened to cut the career -- and his life -- short. With the help of family, friends, and a dedicated team of doctors, Lance began the hard work not only to beat the disease, but to get back on the bike. By the summer of 1999 Lance was not only back, he was leading the pack to his first Tour de France win. And he hasn't stopped winning since that sweet victory. Here's the story of Lance Armstrong, from his first ride, to his most recent race, and all the twists and turns in between!
The crowd cheered as Lance Armstrong crossed the finish line. One of the world's best cyclists, Lance has overcome many obstacles to get where he is today. The hardest thing he had to face was a serious case of cancer. Lance feared he would never ride again. Yet he recovered and worked hard to regain his strength. Three years after nearly dying from cancer, he shocked the world by winning his first Tour de France. In 2005, he became the only man to have won seven Tours in a row! Follow Lance through the ups and downs of his incredible career.
Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de Franceby Daniel Coyle
The extraordinary story of greatness pushed to its limits, a vivid, behind-the-scenes portrait of Armstrong, perhaps the most accomplished athlete of our time, as he faces his biggest test: a historic sixth straight victory in the Tour de France.
A pronoia was a type of conditional grant from the emperor, often to soldiers, of various properties and privileges. In large measure the institution of pronoia characterized social and economic relations in later Byzantium, and its study is the study of later Byzantium. Filling the need for a comprehensive study of the institution, this book examines the origin, evolution and characteristics of pronoia, focusing particularly on the later thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. But the book is much more than a study of a single institution. With a broad chronological scope extending from the mid-tenth to the mid-fifteenth century, it incorporates the latest understanding of Byzantine agrarian relations, taxation, administration and the economy, as it deals with relations between the emperor, monastic and lay landholders, including soldiers and peasants. Particular attention is paid to the relation between the pronoia and Western European, Slavic and Middle Eastern institutions, especially the Ottoman timar.
Children's textbook about animals that live on land.
Preface The purpose of this study is to chart women's private responses to the successive American frontiers and to trace a tradition of women's public statements about the west. The attention accorded letters and diaries should not suggest that this is a study of the daily lives of pioneer women, however. Nor should the analysis of three centuries of published materials suggest that I have attempted any definitive literary history. Although I have made extensive use of letters and diaries composed between 1630 and 1860, I have not attempted a revisionist history of the westward movement as seen through the eyes of women. Such a history is nonetheless long overdue, and I sincerely hope my chapters may encourage further work toward that end. In that event, my contribution may be the reminder that white women began as pioneers to this continent in the seventeenth century. Only by acknowledging the fullness of that history will we be able to grasp the continuities linking later generations with what had gone before.
There is an animal living in the ocean that cannot swim! There are whole mountain ranges below the water's surface! There are even rivers in the ocean!
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