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Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography

by Benjamin Franklin Joyce E. Chaplin

Chaplin (early American history, Harvard U. ) presents an edition of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography that includes an introduction that explains the history of the autobiography within the larger history of the genre and the history of celebrity, new and expanded explanatory annotations, three maps, a guide to people mentioned in the text, and illustrations. It also presents the recently identified "Wagon Letters"; a "contexts" section that includes his journal entries from a 1726 voyage, pieces of correspondence, excerpts from writings on ambition, fame, and wealth, his views on self-improvement, and his last will; and a criticism section containing both contemporary, nineteenth-century, and recent opinions on Franklin, from Immanuel Kant to Edgar Allan Poe to D. H. Lawrence. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc , Portland, OR (

Benjamin Franklinstein Lives!

by Mcelligott Matthew Tuxbury Larry

Victor Godwin's orderly life is upended when he discovers that Benjamin Franklin never actually died- he was put into suspended animation and hidden away for more than 200 years in Victor's basement! After an accident reawakens Ben, Victor must not only help him adjust to the modern world but also help him overcome a slight flaw-when Ben runs low on energy, he turns into a rampaging monster desperately hungry for electricity! All this while trying to take first place in the school science fair. With one of history's preeminent scientists helping out, what could go wrong? .

Benji and the Tornado

by Joe Camp

Benji, the dog comes to stay with Peter Martin at the ranch. As they take a walk, a tornado strikes. What will happen next?

Bennett's Cardiac Arrhythmias

by David H. Bennett

Reviews of previous editions:"...a well conceived practical guide to the interpretation and treatment of the main cardiac rhythm disturbances."--Lancet"This book presents a concise and simplified approach to the diagnosis and management of abnormalities in cardiac rhythm.... One of the book's strengths is the number and quality of electrocardiographic tracings"--New England Journal of Medicine"...this book provides an excellent foundation for all those involved in the care of arrhythmia patients"--British Journal of Hospital Medicine"...would recommend it unreservedly to anaesthetists who wish to improve their knowledge of cardiac arrhythmias"--British Journal of Anaesthesia"This book about cardiac arrhythmias is of much educational value"--European Heart JournalA trusted source for junior doctors, students, nurses and cardiac technicians for over 30 years, the new edition of this classic reference continues the winning formula of previous editions while at the same time incorporating essential new content on today's most important clinical topics, including:Atrial fibrillation: ablation, drugs, rate control versus rhythm control, risk of systemic embolism, prognosisIndications for and management of implantable defibrillators including complications such as arrhythmia stormsIndications for pacemaker implantationAnticoagulant therapy (for atrial fibrillation)Long QT syndromes and other channelopathiesRecently-approved anti-arrhythmia drugsThe 8th edition also features the latest guidelines on ECG screening of athletes and clear guidance for anaesthetists and surgeons dealing with patients with arrhythmias an/or implantable devices. Rich with example ECGs and designed for ease of access to information, Bennett's Cardiac Arrhythmias is the reference you can trust to help you master arrhythmia diagnosis and provide optimal treatment of any patient under your care.

Bennie The Bear: An Alaska Bear Embraces His True Purpose

by Jill Tate

Join Bennie the Bear on his journey of self exploration as he struggles to find his place in the world. After some great advice from some faithful friends, Bennie realizes in order to shine he must embrace his true purpose. This is a story with an inspiring message and an unforgettable tale children will want to read again and again.

Bennington Girls Are Easy

by Charlotte Silver

Chosen as one of "Summer's Best Books" by PEOPLE MAGAZINE: "Suprisingly insightful and seriously fun."One of O MAGAZINE's "Season's Best"A COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE "July Reads" Pick Named one of REFINERY 29's "21 New Authors to Watch" in 2015Charlotte Silver dazzles with a ruefully funny coming-of-age novel that follows two recent Bennington grads who are determined to make it in the Big Apple. Bennington College, founded in 1932 as a suitable refuge for the wayward daughters of good families, maintains its saucy reputation for attracting free spirits. There, acres outnumber students, the faculty is composed of fading hippie and clothing is largely optional. Or, as J. D. Salinger put it in Franny and Zooey: a Bennington-type "looked like she'd spent the whole train ride in the john, sculpting or painting or something, or as though she had a leotard on under her dress." Cassandra Puffin and Sylvie Furst met in high school but cement what they ardently believe will be everlasting friendship on Bennington's idyllic Vermont campus. Graduation sees Sylvie moving to New York City, where, later on their twenties, Cassandra joins her. These early, delirious years are spent decorating their Fort Greene apartment with flea market gems, dating "artists", and trying to figure out what they're doing with their lives. The girls are acutely and caustically observant of the unique rhythms of the city but tone deaf to their own imperfections, which eventually drives a wedge between them. Equal parts heartfelt and hilarious, Bennington Girls Are Easy is a novel about female friendships--how with one word from a confidante can lift you up or tear you down--and how difficult it is to balance someone else's devastatingly funny lapses in judgment with your own professional and personal missteps.From the Hardcover edition.

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!

by Geoffrey Hayes

In the second comic-book-style title to star brother and sister mice Benny and Penny, the fussy duo track down a mysterious new kid who may have climbed over the fence into their yard and stolen Benny's pail (a no-no).<P><P> Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Medal

Benny's Boxcar Sleepover

by Gertrude Chandler Warner Kay Life

More than anything, Benny wants to have a sleepover in the boxcar in Grandfather's backyard. When Henry tells Benny to call Michael and Tyler to see if they can spend the night, Benny is thrilled. Thrilled, that is, until people keep mentioning the word "scared." The boys are pretty sure they'll be fine--Michael says only bears scare him. Then, before they can get to sleep, Henry and the three boys have to venture through the dark night and back into the house. They hear a loud crash. Will they make it through the night in the boxcar?This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Benny's New Friend

by Gertrude Chandler Warner Daniel Mark Duffy

When Benny hears that someone his age has moved in down the road, he's thrilled! Benny hops on his bike and rides over, excited to meet the boy. Then Benny reads the name on the boy's shirt. Beth. The new kid is not a boy. She's a girl!This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Benny's Saturday Surprise

by Gertrude Chandler Warner Kay Life

Benny likes Saturdays because he doesn't have to go to school. But one Saturday everything seems to go wrong. Benny can't buy the poster he wants, and then he runs into Mrs. Sanchez outside the supermarket. Oh, no--you're not supposed to see your teacher on a Saturday! But a visit to the new snack shop could change everything. Will Benny's Saturday be a good day after all?This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Ben's Bundle of Joy

by Lenora Worth

Reverend Ben Hunter hurried through the halls of his church, looking for help-or at least lessons in taking care of babies. Little Tyler had been left in the church pew with a note attached to his makeshift crib. Someone thought that Ben would make the perfect father for the baby. And the beautiful daycare teacher, Sara Conroy, had to agree. As soon as she saw Tyler nestled so safely in Ben's arms, Sara knew that the man was meant to have a family of his own. With his strong faith and Sara's love, could Ben Hunter find the happiness that he so deserved?

Ben's in Love (Making Out, Book 4)

by Katherine Applegate

Zoey and Luke are going together and are running for homecoming king and queen, but what will happen if they don't both win? Claire is determined to win Jake's heart by rescuing him from his problems with drugs and alcohol, but Jake can't forgive her for causing the car crash that killed his brother by driving drunk. Christopher cheats on Aisha, but never promised to be true. Nina loves Ben who asks her to the homecoming dance, but she's afraid of boys because of her uncle's abuse. Will Ben forget his feelings for Claire and fall for Nina? Will Nina win Ben's heart at the dance or flee in panic? For a small island there's plenty going on for the teens who live there. Read more about them in the Making Out series at Bookshare including #1 Zoey Fools Around, #2 Jake Finds Out, #3 Nina Won't Tell and coming soon, #5 Claire Gets Caught.

Benson's Wild Animal Farm

by Bob Goldsack

Benson's Wild Animal Farm in Hudson, New Hampshire, opened to the public in 1927. Due in part to the evolution of the automobile, the attraction grew in size and attendance to become one of New England's major family destinations. Benson's was a zoo to the public, a work station for many circus animal trainers and performers, and a source of summer employment for generations of local teenagers. The attraction closed in 1987 and a bit of Americana faded away, but its memory remains vivid to many. The property was sold to the state for the development of a highway, which never materialized. In 2009, after years of negotiations, the town purchased the land from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation with plans to develop it into a large park filled with picnic areas, walking paths, and bicycle trails. A Benson's museum is planned for the future.


by Martin Sherman

Drama / 11m / Simple sets / In 1934 Berlin on the eve of the Nazi incursion, Max, a grifter and his lover Rudy are recovering from a night of debauchery with a SA trooper. Two soldiers burst into the apartment and slit their guest's throat, beginning a nightmare odyssey through Nazi Germany. Ranked lower on the human scale than Jews, the men as awoved homosexuals, flee. Desperate and on the run, Max asks his own "discreetly" homosexual Uncle Freddie for help as the older man offers little more than suggestions on how to live, as he does, practicing homosexuality on the side. Attempting their escape, Rudy is beaten to death as Horst, another homosexual prisoner, warns Max to deny his lover. Taken to a death camp at Dachau, Max and Horst branded with the "pink triangle", hope to survive with each other for comfort and courage but it is not to be. Richard Gere created the role of Max on Broadway. / "Powerful and provocative."-The New York Times

Bent Road

by Lori Roy

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel"Don't be fooled by the novel's apparent simplicity: What emerges from the surface is a tale of extraordinary emotional power, one of longstanding pain set against the pulsating drumbeat of social change."-Sarah Weinman, For twenty years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets surrounding his sister Eve's death. But when the 1967 Detroit riots frighten him even more than his Kansas past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to the road he grew up on, Bent Road, and the same small town where Eve mysteriously died. And then a local girl disappears, catapulting the family headlong into a dead man's curve. . . .On Bent Road, a battered red truck cruises ominously along the prairie; a lonely little girl dresses in her dead aunt's clothes; a boy hefts his father's rifle in search of a target; and a mother realizes she no longer knows how to protect her children. It is a place where people learn: Sometimes killing is the kindest way.Bent Road has been optioned for film in 2012 by Cross Creek Pictures with Mark Mallouk to adapt and Benderspink to produce.

Bent Road

by Lori Roy

"A remarkably assured debut novel. Rich and evocative, Lori Roy's voice is a welcome addition to American fiction. " -Dennis Lehane For twenty years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets surrounding his sister Eve's death. As a young man, Arthur fled his small Kansas hometown, moved to Detroit, married Celia, and never looked back. But when the 1967 riots frighten him even more than his past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to the road he grew up on, Bent Road, and that same small town where Eve mysteriously died. While Arthur and their oldest daughter slip easily into rural life, Celia and the two younger children struggle to fit in. Daniel, the only son, is counting on Kansas to make a man of him since Detroit damn sure didn't. Eve-ee, the youngest and small for her age, hopes that in Kansas she will finally grow. Celia grapples with loneliness and the brutality of life and death on a farm. And then a local girl disappears, catapulting the family headlong into a dead man's curve. . . On Bent Road, a battered red truck cruises ominously along the prairie; a lonely little girl dresses in her dead aunt's clothes; a boy hefts his father's rifle in search of a target; a mother realizes she no longer knows how to protect her children. It is a place where people learn: Sometimes killing is the kindest way. Watch a Video .

Bento Box in the Heartland

by Linda Furiya

While growing up in Versailles, an Indiana farm community, Linda Furiya tried to balance the outside world of Midwestern America with the Japanese traditions of her home life. As the only Asian family in a tiny township, Furiya's life revolved around Japanese food and the extraordinary lengths her parents went to in order to gather the ingredients needed to prepare it. As immigrants, her parents approached the challenges of living in America, and maintaining their Japanese diets, with optimism and gusto. Furiva, meanwhile, was acutely aware of how food set her apart from her peers: She spent her first day of school hiding in the girls' restroom, examining her rice balls and chopsticks, and longing for a Peanut Bullter and Jelly sandwich. Bento Box in the Heartland is an insightful and reflective coming-of-age tale. Beautifully written, each chapter is accompanied by a family recipe of mouth-watering Japanese comfort food.

Benton’s Row

by Frank Yerby

An epic story of four generations of a Louisiana family, from the 1840s to the 1920s.


by Gummere

'Tis better to die than to live in shame. The oldest existing story written in Old English, "Beowulf" is the classic tale of courage and honor. In the Great Hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes, the warrior Beowulf, son of a Swedish King, wages battle with the monster Grendel. The introduction contains a short history of the English language and a description of Anglo-Saxon culture.


by Frederick Rebsamen

A verse translation of the first great narrative poem in the English language that captures the feeling and tone of the original.


by R. M. Liuzza

The classic story of Beowulf, hero and dragon-slayer, appears here in a new translation accompanied by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. These and other documents sketching some of the cultural forces behind the poem's final creation will help readers see Beowulf as an exploration of the politics of kingship and the psychology of heroism, and as an early English meditation on the bridges and chasms between the pagan past and the Christian present. A generous sample of other modern versions of Beowulf sheds light on the process of translating the poem.

Beowulf: An Adapted Classic

by Robert Vandel

This classic series of plays, novels, and stories has been adapted, in a friendly format, for students reading at a various levels.<P> An excerpt from Beowulf: Out in the darkness, the monster stirred, gliding in shadow. Grendel moved quickly through the cloudy night, lurching up from the swampland. The warriors who were to guard the castle slept -- all but one. Beowulf, wakeful, was on watch for the demon. His anger mounting, he ached for revenge...

Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

by Constance Hieatt

Unique and beautiful, Beowulf brings to life a society of violence and honor, fierce warriors and bloody battles, deadly monsters and famous swords. Written by an unknown poet in about the eighth century, this masterpiece of Anglo-Saxton literature transforms legends, myth, history, and ancient songs into the richly colored tale of the hero Beowulf, the loathsome man-eater Grendel, his vengeful water-hag mother, and a treasure-hoarding dragon. The earliest surviving epic poem in any modern European language. Beowulf is a stirring portrait of a heroic world-somber, vast, and magnificent.From the Paperback edition.

Beowulf (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

by Gail Rae

REA's MAXnotes for The Beowulf Poet's Beowulf MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

by Seamus Heaney

A bilingual edition, with Old and modern English.

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