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RICK WARD WANTS TO GO TO WAR. And he's not sure why. Maybe he's running from his dad and his crazy temper. Maybe he's running from his girl, who seems to think he's more of a joke than a man. Or maybe he's just running -- to find himself. But after Rick ventures into the Vietnam jungle, he discovers that no one -- not protestors, politicians, or writers -- has got a clue. War is far bigger, scarier, and more complicated than anything he ever could have imagined.
Rick Ward wants to go to war. He doesn't know why. Maybe he's running from his dad, who has an uncontrollable temper. Maybe he's running from a lost love, his high-school sweetheart, who is a stranger to him now. Or maybe he's just running -- to find himself. Desperate to experience real life, Rick enlists in the army with the Charlie Rangers, a special unit in Vietnam. They infiltrate the jungle, kill with precision, and get out quickly. Rick isn't sure he can shoot anyone, but he wants to be tested, like his heroes, Hemingway and Conrad. If he can see the heart of darkness and survive, he'll be a man -- and finally have something to write about. But as Rick discovers, war isn't what anyone -- either the protesters, the politicians, or the writers -- say it is. It's far bigger, scarier, and more complicated than anything he could ever have imagined. Dean Hughes captures the sights and sounds of war -- and the courage of a young soldier fighting to survive.
It takes an earthquake to help the Angel Park Pride soccer players realize the importance of teamwork.
Spencer Morgan And Dieter Hedrick, one American, one German, are both young and eager to get into action in the war. Dieter, a shining member of the Hitler Youth movement, has actually met the Führer himself and was praised for his hard work. Now he is determined to make it to the front lines, to push back the enemy and defend the honor of the Fatherland.Spencer, just sixteen, must convince his father to sign his induction papers. He is bent on becoming a paratrooper -- the toughest soldiers in the world. He will prove to his family and hometown friends that he is more than the little guy with crooked teeth. He?ll prove to his father that he can amount to something and keep his promises. Everyone will look at him differently when he returns home in his uniform, trousers tucked into his boots in the paratrooper style.Both boys get their wishes when they are tossed into intense conflict during the Battle of the Bulge. And both soon learn that war is about a lot more than proving oneself and one?s bravery. Dean Hughes offers young readers a wrenching look at parallel lives and how innocence must eventually be shed.
Spencer Morgan And Dieter Hedrick, one American, one German, are both young and eager to get into action in the war. Dieter, a shining member of the Hitler Youth movement, has actually met the Führerhimself and was praised for his hard work. Now he is determined to make it to the front lines, to push back the enemy and defend the honor of the Fatherland. Spencer, just sixteen, must convince his father to sign his induction papers. He is bent on becoming a paratrooper -- the toughest soldiers in the world. He will prove to his family and hometown friends that he is more than the little guy with crooked teeth. He'll prove to his father that he can amount to something and keep his promises. Everyone will look at him differently when he returns home in his uniform, trousers tucked into his boots in the paratrooper style. Both boys get their wishes when they are tossed into intense conflict during the Battle of the Bulge. And both soon learn that war is about a lot more than proving oneself and one's bravery. Dean Hughes offers young readers a wrenching look at parallel lives and how innocence must eventually be shed.
The Angel Park Pride must learn to play not as a group of talented individuals, but as a single unit, if they are to win the championship.
Brian Waters is so nervous that he can't seem to do anything right on his little league team, the Angel Park Dodgers, but a pep talk from a big league star psyches him up to make a winning catch.
Alone in New York City, a young actress becomes entangled in an international caperLizanne Steffasson used to dream of life on the Broadway stage--that is, until she came crashing down to Earth. Having decided to aim lower, she dreams simply of being able to pay her rent--which is why she responds to a strange ad in the newspaper: "Wanted: A beautiful girl. One not afraid to look on danger's bright face." Lizanne is neither beautiful nor fearless, and she's about to come face-to-face with a most fearful danger indeed. When the Swedish billionaire known as the Cross-Eyed Bear died, he left his three sons' inheritance in a trust, to be collected when the youngest turned twenty-one. But just before his birthday, the youngest son disappeared into the wilds of New York. Now, the estate lawyer wants Lizanne's help finding him. Lizanne knows more of the story than her new employer realizes--and she cannot trust anyone if she is to come through the mission alive.
Dixon Steel is a serial killer who lures young women because he seems like an average, trustworthy guy. He soon finds himself matching wits with his best friend from the war, who is now a police detective. Brub suspects nothing at first, and Dix is welcom in his home and meets his wife, Sylvia. Then Dix becomes acquainted with a new neighbor, lovely would-be actress Laurel gray, and he's sure he's found the woman of his dreams. still, things seem to go wrong and slip out of his control as dix tries to foil the cops and hang on to his love. Will he find safety and happiness, or lose everything? This book is a suspenseful, well-crafted, and heartbreaking thriller. It inspired an excellent film starring Humphrey bogart and Gloria Graham. reading the thriller and then seeing the movie is fascinating, because many changes were made between one and the other.
During Fiesta, three desperate men converge in a perilous New Mexico townIt takes four days for Sailor to travel to New Mexico by bus. He arrives broke, sweaty, and ready to get what's his. It's the annual Fiesta, and the locals burn an effigy of Zozobra so that their troubles follow the mythical character into the fire. But for former senator Willis Douglass, trouble is just beginning. Sailor was Willis's personal secretary when his wife died in an apparent robbery-gone-wrong. Only Sailor knows it was Willis who ordered her murder, and he's agreed to keep his mouth shut in exchange for a little bit of cash. On Sailor's tail is a cop who wants the senator for more than a payoff. As Fiesta rages on, these three men will circle one another in a dance of death, as they chase truth, money, and revenge.
In the nineteenth century, long before film and television arrived to electrify audiences with explosions, car chases, and narrow escapes, it was America's theaters that offered audiences such thrills, with "sensation scenes" of speeding trains, burning buildings, and endangered bodies, often in melodramas extolling the virtues of temperance, abolition, and women's suffrage. In Spectacles of Reform , Amy E. Hughes scrutinizes these peculiar intersections of spectacle and reform, revealing that spectacle plays a crucial role in American activism. By examining how theater producers and political groups harnessed its power and appeal, Hughes suggests that spectacle was--and remains--central to the dramaturgy of reform. Engaging evidence from lithographs to children's books to typography catalogs, Hughes traces the cultural history of three famous sensation scenes--the drunkard suffering from the delirium tremens, the fugitive slave escaping over a river, and the victim tied to the railroad tracks--assessing how they conveyed, allayed, and denied concerns about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. These images also appeared in printed propaganda, suggesting that the coup de théâtre was an essential part of American reform culture. Additionally, Hughes argues that today's producers and advertisers continue to exploit the affective dynamism of spectacle, reaching an even broader audience through film, television, and the Internet. To be attuned to the dynamics of spectacle, Hughes argues, is to understand how we see. Consequently, Spectacles of Reform will interest not only theater historians, but also scholars and students of political, literary, and visual culture who are curious about how U. S. citizens saw themselves and their world during a pivotal period in American history.
Albert Camus is one of the iconic figures of twentieth-century French literature, one of France's most widely read modern literary authors and one of the youngest winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. As the author of L'Etranger and the architect of the notion of 'the Absurd' in the 1940s, he shot to prominence in France and beyond. His work nevertheless attracted hostility as well as acclaim and he was increasingly drawn into bitter political controversies, especially the issue of France's place and role in the country of his birth, Algeria. Most recently, postcolonial studies have identified in his writings a set of preoccupations ripe for revisitation. Situating Camus in his cultural and historical context, this Companion explores his best-selling novels, his ambiguous engagement with philosophy, his theatre, his increasingly high-profile work as a journalist and his reflection on ethical and political questions that continue to concern readers today.
An 8x8 storybook based on the new feature film. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs, since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change - and cheese. © 2014 Universal
A Passport to Reading Level 1 Reader introducing the pets of all your favorite ponies! Includes Read Aloud/Read to Me and sight words features where available.
"You're the only fantasy I've ever had...." It had taken Justin Stone five minutes to fall in love with Morgan Tremayne--and six years to recover from their divorce ten months later! Now Morgan was back, igniting desires that had never really died and determined to show him that she was his destiny. Once he'd wooed her with poetry and kisses, but would he claim his fallen angel at last?
101 Ways to Love Like You're in a Romance Novel
Are your days of being wild, wicked, and wanton long gone? Have you ever really lived - and loved - that way, anyway? Or does your inner romantic only come alive when you're flipping through the pages of your favorite bodice-ripper?In Wild, Wicked, & Wanton, bestselling romance writers Christie Craig and Faye Hughes show you how to model the best and bawdy behavior of your favorite romantic heroines.From the innocent ingenues and the good girls next door to the blissfully bad bitches, you'll learn the 101 love lessons you need to: Recognize the difference between Keepers and CreepersTempt - and tame - a bad boyGet what you want - in bed and outuse your feminine intuition to decode men everywhereSettle scores and avenge lovers who've scorned youWith this one-of-a-kind, ecstasy-inducing handbook, you won't have to be a lady-in-waiting any longer. You'll learn what it takes to find, keep, and cherish Mr. Wonderful - one fabulous tryst at a time.
From the Book jacket: "You're a very good Santa Claus." Susan Walker has a new friend named Kriss Kringle. He says he's Santa Claus. He has a Santa suit of his very own. He even has a reindeer for a friend. Susan doesn't think he's the real Santa Claus, but just in case he is, she asks him for some very special presents.
This novel vividly depicts each member of the Bronte family, in the historical context of Yorkshire, England, in the 19th century. With careful attention to historical detail, the author shows the development of each author against the backdrop of the geographical, political, social, artistic, and medical influences of the time.
This easy-to-read book explains Lupus. How does Lupus affect people? What can be done if someone develops lupus?
Along with AIDS, antiphospholipid syndrome was the major medical discovery of the late 20th century, so for many it is still deemed a 'new' disease. The discovery of 'sticky blood' (commonly known as antiphospholipid syndrome or 'Hughes Syndrome') came out of years of observation of patients who had developed lupus. Many specialists in the 1970s were interested in the neurological aspects of lupus, and Dr Hughes, among others, spent a number of years studying the mechanisms of brain inflammation. In the mid 1970s, Hughes observed a number of young women with a form of viral paralysis, where interestingly many of them carried an antibody in their blood actually directed against 'phospholipid' - one of the components of brain and spinal cord. It quickly became apparent that individuals who had "anti-phospholipid antibodies" suffered from a tendency not only to develop brain and spinal cord symptoms, but also a tendency to develop both vein and artery thrombosis. As investigation continued it became apparent that these symptoms were not just confined to lupus patients, but occurred in others too, specifically those with severe migraines, with repeated strokes, with memory loss, and in women with recurrent miscarriage.
The story of spelt goes back over 9,000 years, but only recently has this marvelous little grain's unique nutlike taste been rediscovered. Spelt makes the perfect ingredient for breads, cakes, cereals, side dishes--and it is a gluten-free, nutrient-rich alternative to wheat.In The Spelt Cookbook, Helga Hughes shares an exciting collection of over 175 easy-to-prepare recipes that marry the rich taste of golden spelt with a variety of fresh and flavorful ingredients, including Old-World Buttermilk Waffles, White Bean Chili with Elbows, and Hazelnut Granola.Whether you are looking for a wheat alternative, or simply want to mix up your mealtime routine, The Spelt Cookbook is the only guide you'll need to the delicious world of spelt cookery.
Written by the author of "Cooking the Swiss Way" (C. 1995) and "Cooking the Austrian Way" (C. 1990), this final entry in the popular Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks series dispels the notion once and for all that the Irish eat only stews or corned beef with cabbage. Watercress soup, sweet and sour brussels sprouts. Nore salmon cakes, and wheaten rhubarb crumble are just some of the delightful dishes readers will learn how to make in these pages.
With nearly 100,000 copies sold in previous years, the tenth edition of this classic anthology?an ?exceptional collectionOCO ("Publishers Weekly")"