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Devil’s Charge by Michael Arnold – English Civil War historical fiction


'Lena Rivers: Aikenside: Tempest and Sunshine


‘Lena Rivers: Aikenside: Tempest and Sunshine


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Mrs. Holmes is a peculiarly pleasant and fascinating writer. Her books are always entertaining, and she has the rare faculty of enlisting the sympathy and affections of her readers, and of holding their attention to her pages with deep and absorbing interest.” G.W. Dillingham Co, Publishers, NEW YORK. Mary Jane Holmes was a bestselling and prolific American author who published 39 popular novels, as well as short stories. Her first novel sold 250,000 copies; and she had total sales of 2 million books in her lifetime, second only to Harriet Beecher Stowe. Portraying domestic life in small town and rural settings, she examined gender relationships, as well as those of class and race. She also dealt with slavery and the American Civil War, with a strong sense of moral justice. Since the late 20th century, she has received fresh recognition and reappraisal, although her popular work was excluded from most 19th-century literary histories compiled by men. This book is contained 3 Romance Novels. “‘Lena Rivers” For many days the storm continued. Highways were blocked up, while roads less frequented were rendered wholly impassable. The oldest inhabitants of Oakland had “never seen the like before,” and they shook their gray heads ominously as over and adown the New England mountains the howling wind swept furiously, now shrieking exultingly as one by one the huge forest trees bent before its power, and again dying away in a low, sad wail, as it shook the casement of some low-roofed cottage, where the blazing fire, “high piled upon the hearth,” danced merrily to the sound of the storm-wind, and then, whirling in fantastic circles, disappeared up the broad-mouthed chimney. “Aikenside” The good people of Devonshire were rather given to quarreling- sometimes about the minister’s wife, meek, gentle Mrs. Tiverton, whose manner of housekeeping, and style of dress, did not exactly suit them; sometimes about the minister himself, good, patient Mr. Tiverton, who vainl

14 Fun Facts About the Lincoln Memorial: Educational Version


14 Fun Facts About the Lincoln Memorial: Educational Version


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The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most recognized buildings in Washington D.C. It honors a president who is loved by many for trying to bring the North and South back together after the Civil War. As it says above Lincoln’s statue: “In this temple, as in the hearts of the people, for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.”How much do you know about this monument?How deep is the foundation of the monument?Why are their 36 columns around the monument?What is the ceiling of the monument made up of?How tall would the statue of Lincoln be if he was standing up?How big was the statue originally planned to be?Why is Martin Luther King Jr’s name on the Lincoln Memorial?Find out more about the Lincoln Memorial and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. All measurements in American and metric. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

1968: Dreams of Revolution


1968: Dreams of Revolution


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For the two generations who have grown up since Lyndon Johnson was president, the events as well as the thinking behind the revolutionary and romantic pretensions of the Sixties are almost equally unclear. This was the era of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Summer of Love; it was also at the heart of the civil rights and anti-War movements. The year 1968 saw the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr, and Robert F. Kennedy, the ascendance of the hippies and Yippies, Black Power, Neo-Marxism, and the beginnings of Postmodernism. When student radicals occupied Columbia University in 1968, they were showing solidarity with student uprisings in Paris and in Frankfurt. This unique novel explores the tensions that were manifest in the student riots in West Germany following the shooting of the student leader Rudi Dutschke, the student revolt at Columbia University, and the tumultuous French May uprising, all of which took place in the spring of 1968. At the heart of the book lie timely concerns regarding the impotence of liberalism within a self-perpetuating system that is fluid enough to contain the forces that would bring about real change. Technically a novel, 1968 walks a fine line between fiction and nonfiction. Through its historically faithful storyline, its biographical portrayals of historical figures, and its authentic and accurate intellectual grounding, 1968 follows an entirely documentary agenda. Well-researched historical characters include Tom Hayden, founder of the US Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Mark Rudd (SDS chairman at Columbia), Red Rudi, Daniel Cohn-Bendit (Danny the Red, now a member of the European Parliament), Ted Gold (of the explosive Weathermen), Karl Wolff of the German SDS, Herbert Marcuse (father of the New Left), Theodor Adorno (father of modern Critical Theory), Hannah Arendt, and the ghosts of Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire, and Karl Marx. They interact with a cast of fictional characters in a real-life story

2013: Beyond Armageddon


2013: Beyond Armageddon


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WARNING: Please do NOT read this book unless you have an open mind about about religion. Whatever your beliefs, it will challenge them. Evil exists. Its name is Satan. Can he be stopped? THE WAR THAT BEGAN IN HEAVEN MUST END IN HELL. December 21, 2012. The world did not end. But it changed forever. For better or worse? FACT: The alignment of the Earth, the Sun, and the galactic equator on the winter solstice of 2012 was one that occurs only once every 26,000 years. That made it the first such conjunction in the history of civilization. In a calendar that runs for five thousand years, the Mayans chose it as the end of days. They called it Creation Day. But creation of what? What lies beyond this cosmic threshold? Apocalypse or Salvation? Find the stunning answer in 2013: Beyond Armageddon as it takes us on the ultimate archaeological dig: the dig for Hell. October 1947. Two ancient scrolls are discovered that give proof: HEAVEN AND HELL ARE REAL. THERE IS A GOD. THERE IS A SATAN. BEFORE THE BEGINNING. Their war began in the untime. Long before the universe existed, God’s beloved archangel and his legion rebelled and were cast into Hell. And Lucifer became Satan. Now the day of reckoning has come. Can the forces of Good defeat a seemingly unstoppable Evil? 2013: Beyond Armageddon takes Zeke Sloan on a demon-stalked quest to confront the root of all evil. From Satanic murders in Washington, D.C. to a necropolis deep beneath Jerusalem-where a man believing he is John the Baptist communes with God, and the dead await their Messiah. Then deeper, to the lowest point on earth: the Dead Sea. Then deeper still. For it is far below the mysterious body of water the Greeks called the Devil’s Sea that the final battle will take place. ARMAGEDDON.

2013: Memoirs of a Writer - A Year of Travel, Interviews and Reflections on Life


2013: Memoirs of a Writer – A Year of Travel, Interviews and Reflections on Life


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On New Year’s Day 2013, Sheldon Webster was watching the college bowl games from his man cave in Birmingham, Alabama feeling frustrated that the Khmer Rouge war tribunal in Phenom Penh continued. Being unable to finish his third historical novel, House of Kampuchea, Cambodia’s CIA Killing Fields that required six years of research and travel, he felt the inspiration to write 2013: Memoires of a Writer. The author would begin by recording significant events which occurred during the year of 2013, either planned or unplanned. He would interview some exceptional Americans and write their stories with a sprinkling of personal emails for humor. In the spring of 2013, Webster traveled through five West Africa countries and reported on the mayhem of African life. That fall, he traveled through nine former Soviet Republics in Eurasia from the Baltic Sea down to the Black and Caspian. The author opines on the two decades of post-Communist governance, or lack thereof, along with geopolitical beginning of Ukraine Civil War and the failed attempts to clean up the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. With his “fiction enabler” disabled, this book interjects the author’s quasi-autobiography into one year of his most adventurous life of travel to seven continents, 134 countries as an army officer, CPA, mountaineer and writer. The book retraces the life of Ernest Hemingway’s ghost, Webster’s literary mentor whose footsteps he followed. Drawing upon forty years of diaries and family correspondence, Webster writes about his adrenaline addiction which has taken him into war zones, the beginning of the Arab Spring in Tunisia, and travels down the Niger River to Timbuktu investigating the Afghanistan opium trail. During the following year 2014 Webster followed up with his political opinions, slightly right of center, endorsing neither national political party. There are no hints of libertarianism or contrarianism in this book, just Webster’s patriotic challenge to America’s silent majority to r

90 Minutes at Entebbe


90 Minutes at Entebbe


$14.99


The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner. On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage. A week later on July 4, one hundred Israeli commandos raced 2,500 miles from Israel to Entebbe, landed in the middle of the night, and in a heart-stopping mission that lasted ninety minutes, killed all guerillas and freed 103 hostages. In captivating detail, Stevenson provides a fast-paced hour-by-hour narration from the hijacking to the final ninety-minute mission. In addition to discussing the incredible rescue itself, Stevenson also covers the political backdrop behind the hijacking, especially Ugandan President Idi Amin’s support for the hijackers, which marked one of the first times a leader of a nation had backed terrorist activities. An illustration of one nation’s undying spirit, heroism, and commitment to its people in the face of threat, Operation Thunderbolt has become a legendary antiterrorist tale. Although first written in 1976 (and published within weeks of the event), Stevenson’s account presents this act of terrorism in a way that is still relevant in our modern-day political climate. A factual account of what could easily be read as sensational fiction, 90 Minutes at Entebbe will inspire, encourage, and instill hope in all readers. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history-books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whos

90 Minutes at Entebbe


90 Minutes at Entebbe


$14.99


The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner. On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage. A week later on July 4, one hundred Israeli commandos raced 2,500 miles from Israel to Entebbe, landed in the middle of the night, and in a heart-stopping mission that lasted ninety minutes, killed all guerillas and freed 103 hostages. In captivating detail, Stevenson provides a fast-paced hour-by-hour narration from the hijacking to the final ninety-minute mission. In addition to discussing the incredible rescue itself, Stevenson also covers the political backdrop behind the hijacking, especially Ugandan President Idi Amin’s support for the hijackers, which marked one of the first times a leader of a nation had backed terrorist activities. An illustration of one nation’s undying spirit, heroism, and commitment to its people in the face of threat, Operation Thunderbolt has become a legendary antiterrorist tale. Although first written in 1976 (and published within weeks of the event), Stevenson’s account presents this act of terrorism in a way that is still relevant in our modern-day political climate. A factual account of what could easily be read as sensational fiction, 90 Minutes at Entebbe will inspire, encourage, and instill hope in all readers. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history-books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whos

A Beauty So Rare (A Belmont Mansion Novel Book #2)


A Beauty So Rare (A Belmont Mansion Novel Book #2)


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Pink is not what Eleanor Braddock ordered, but maybe it would soften the tempered steel of a woman who came through a war-and still had one to fight. Plain, practical Eleanor Braddock knows she will never marry, but with a dying soldier’s last whisper, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find his widow. Impoverished and struggling to care for her ailing father, Eleanor arrives at Belmont Mansion, home of her aunt, Adelicia Acklen, the richest woman in America-and possibly the most demanding, as well. Adelicia insists on finding her niece a husband, but a simple act of kindness leads Eleanor down a far different path-building a home for destitute widows and fatherless children from the Civil War. While Eleanor knows her own heart, she also knows her aunt will never approve of this endeavor. Archduke Marcus Gottfried has come to Nashville from Austria in search of a life he determines, instead of one determined for him. Hiding his royal heritage, Marcus longs to combine his passion for nature with his expertise in architecture, but his plans to incorporate natural beauty into the design of the widows’ and children’s home run contrary to Eleanor’s wishes. As work on the home draws them closer together, Marcus and Eleanor find common ground-and a love neither of them expects. But Marcus is not the man Adelicia has chosen for Eleanor, and even if he were, someone who knows his secrets is about to reveal them all. From USA Today bestselling author Tamera Alexander comes a moving historical novel about a bold young woman drawn to a group of people forgotten by Nashville society-and to the one man with whom she has no business falling in love.

A Book of Quaker Saints


A Book of Quaker Saints


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The following stories are intended for children of various ages. The introductory chapter, ‘A Talk about Saints,’ and the stories marked with an asterisk in the Table of Contents, were written first for an eager listener of nine years old. But as the book has grown longer the age of its readers has grown older for two reasons: First: because it was necessary to take for granted some knowledge of the course of English History at the period of the Civil Wars. To have re-told the story of the contest between King and Parliament, leading up to the execution of Charles the First and the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, would have taken up much of the fresh, undivided attention that I was anxious to focus upon the lives and doings of these ‘Quaker Saints.’ I have therefore presupposed a certain familiarity with the chief actors and parties, and an understanding of such names as Cavalier, Roundhead, Presbyterian, Independent, etc.; but I have tried to explain any obsolete words, or those of which the meaning has altered in the two and a half centuries that have elapsed since the great struggle. Secondly: because the stories of the persecutions of the Early Friends are too harrowing for younger children. Even a very much softened and milder version was met with the repeated request: ‘Do, please, skip this part and make it come happy quickly.’ I have preferred, therefore, to write for older boys and girls who will wish for a true account of suffering bravely borne; though without undue insistence on the physical side. For to tell the stories of these lives without the terrible, glorious account of the cruel beatings, imprisonments, and even martyrdom in which they often ended here, is not truly to tell them at all. The tragic darkness in the picture is necessary to enhance its high lights. My youngest critic observes that ‘it does not matter so much what happens to grown-up people, because I can always skip that bit; but if anything bad is going to happen to children, you ha

A Brief History of the United States


A Brief History of the United States


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A Brief History of the United States John Bach McMaster, american historian (1852-1932) This ebook presents A Brief History of the United States, from John Bach McMaster. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected. Table of Contents -01- About this book -02- PREFACE -03- COLUMBUS -04- THE NEW WORLD FOUND -05- THE ATLANTIC COAST AND THE PACIFIC DISCOVERED -06- FRANCE AND ENGLAND ATTEMPT TO SETTLE AMERICA -07- THE ENGLISH ON THE CHESAPEAKE -08- THE ENGLISH IN NEW ENGLAND -09- THE MIDDLE AND SOUTHERN COLONIES -10- HOW THE COLONIES WERE GOVERNED -11- THE INDIANS -12- THE FRENCH IN AMERICA -13- WARS WITH THE FRENCH -14- THE FRENCH DRIVEN FROM AMERICA -15- THE QUARREL WITH THE MOTHER COUNTRY -16- THE FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE BEGUN -17- THE WAR IN THE MIDDLE STATES AND ON THE SEA -18- THE WAR IN THE WEST AND IN THE SOUTH -19- AFTER THE WAR -20- OUR COUNTRY IN 1789 -21- THE NEW GOVERNMENT -22- GROWTH OF THE COUNTRY, 1789 TO 1805 -23- THE STRUGGLE FOR COMMERCIAL INDEPENDENCE -24- RISE OF THE WEST -25- THE ERA OF GOOD FEELING -26- POLITICS FROM 1829 TO 1841 -27- GROWTH OF THE COUNTRY FROM 1820 TO 1840 -28- MORE TERRITORY ACQUIRED -29- THE STRUGGLE FOR FREE SOIL -30- STATE OF THE COUNTRY FROM 1840 TO 1860 -31- THE CIVIL WAR, 1861 TO 1863 -32- THE CIVIL WAR, 1863 TO 1865 -33- THE NAVY IN THE WAR, LIFE IN WAR TIMES -34- RECONSTRUCTION -35- GROWTH OF THE COUNTRY FROM 1860 TO 1880 -36- A QUARTER CENTURY OF STRUGGLE OVER INDUSTRIAL QUESTIONS, 1872 TO 1897 -37- THE WAR WITH SPAIN, AND LATER EVENTS

A Companion to Mia Couto


A Companion to Mia Couto


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Already well-established in the Lusophone world, Mia Couto is increasingly acknowledged as a major voice in World literature. Winner of the Cames Prize for Literature in 2013, the most prestigious literary prize honouring Lusophone writers, he was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2014, and in 2015 was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. Yet, despite thishigh profile there are very few full-length critical studies in English about his writing. Mia Couto is known for his imaginative re-working of Portuguese, making it distinctively Mozambicanin character. This book brings together some of the key scholars of his work such as Phillip Rothwell, Luís Madureira, and his long-time English translator David Brookshaw. Contributors examine not only his early works, which were written in the context of the 16-year post-independence civil war in Mozambique, but also the wide span of Couto’s contemporary writing as a novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. There are contributions on his work in ecology, theatre and journalism, as well as on translation and Mozambican nationalist politics. Most importantly the contributors engage with the significance of Couto’s writing to contemporary discussions of African literature, Lusophone studies and World literature. Grant Hamilton is Associate Professor of English literatureat the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the editor of Reading Marechera (James Currey, 2013). David Huddart is Associate Professor of English literature at the Chinese University ofHong Kong and is author of Involuntary Associations: World Englishes and Postcolonial Studies (Liverpool University Press, 2014]

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court


A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court


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A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court Mark Twain, american author and humorist (1835-1910) This ebook presents A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court, from Mark Twain. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected. TABLE OF CONTENTS -01- ABOUT THIS BOOK -02- PREFACE -03- A WORD OF EXPLANATION -04- HOW SIR LAUNCELOT SLEW TWO GIANTS, AND MADE A CASTLE FREE -05- THE STRANGER’S HISTORY -06- CAMELOT -07- KING ARTHUR’S COURT -08- KNIGHTS OF THE TABLE ROUND -09- SIR DINADAN THE HUMORIST -10- AN INSPIRATION -11- THE ECLIPSE -12- MERLIN’S TOWER -13- THE BOSS -14- THE TOURNAMENT -15- BEGINNINGS OF CIVILIZATION -16- THE YANKEE IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURES -17- SLOW TORTURE -18- FREEMEN -19- DEFEND THEE, LORD -20- SANDY’S TALE -21- MORGAN LE FAY -22- A ROYAL BANQUET -23- IN THE QUEEN’S DUNGEONS -24- KNIGHT-ERRANTRY AS A TRADE -25- THE OGRE’S CASTLE -26- THE PILGRIMS -27- THE HOLY FOUNTAIN -28- RESTORATION OF THE FOUNTAIN -29- A RIVAL MAGICIAN -30- A COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION -31- THE FIRST NEWSPAPER -32- THE YANKEE AND THE KING TRAVEL INCOGNITO -33- DRILLING THE KING -34- THE SMALLPOX HUT -35- THE TRAGEDY OF THE MANOR-HOUSE -36- MARCO -37- DOWLEY’S HUMILIATION -38- SIXTH CENTURY POLITICAL ECONOMY -39- THE YANKEE AND THE KING SOLD AS SLAVES -40- A PITIFUL INCIDENT -41- AN ENCOUNTER IN THE DARK -42- AN AWFUL PREDICAMENT -43- SIR LAUNCELOT AND KNIGHTS TO THE RESCUE -44- THE YANKEE’S FIGHT WITH THE KNIGHTS -45- THREE YEARS LATER -46- THE INTERDICT -47- WAR -48- THE BATTLE OF THE SAND BELT -49- A POSTSCRIPT BY CLARENCE -50- FINAL P.S. BY M.T.

A Day of Pain & Glory


A Day of Pain & Glory


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A short story about breaking the rules of war. One man was tired of the miseries of civil war and decided to take no more.

A Dream of Daring


A Dream of Daring


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A Foreword Book of the Year Finalist and winner of five literary awards. In the South before the Civil War, one man’s radical ideas and breakthrough invention threaten the townspeople’s privileged way of life, based on slavery and power. The result is murder. Tom Edmunton, the science-minded son of a cotton planter, has designed the precursor of the tractor in antebellum Louisiana. He foresees a new age of mechanized farming that will empty the fields of men and supplant the South’s slavery system. But the planters of his town don’t like his big ideas about changing their world or the intensity with which he’s pursuing them. As Tom hears the call of the new age, he also feels the pull of two women. Rachel, a senator’s daughter, loves him, but will she break with her family to stand by his side if the town rebukes him? Solo, a rebellious mulatto slave, despises Tom, along with every other master. Rachel is free, but is her spirit chained? Solo is chained, but is her spirit free? Will Tom’s romantic inclinations further uproot the town’s conventions and notions of subjugation? Tensions between Tom and the planters peak, and the tractor is stolen. “Then a shocking murder sets into motion inextricably linked events and revelations that will change life as they know it for Tom, Rachel, and Solo” (BOOKLIST). Cold-blooded murder, scandalous romance, and the bitter clash of two ages unfold in this gripping mystery set during the tumultuous lead-up to the Civil War. A DREAM OF DARING is a haunting tale of the Old South, with its lush fields of white-gold cotton, its majestic plantations, its elegant gentry, and its embattled slaves. Ingenious and original, the novel reveals a sweeping story of secrets, lies, forbidden love, and earth-shaking aspirations. It’s an irresistible page-turner, packed with suspense and surprising plot twists. It’s filled with ideas to stimulate the mind and passion to excite the spirit. A DREAM OF DARING delves deeply into conflicts of the period t

A Fool's Errand


A Fool’s Errand


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We tried to superimpose the civilization, the idea of the North, upon the South at a moment’s warning … It was a Fool’s Errand.” The year is 1865 and the war between the states of North and South has ended. Comfort Servosse, a Union officer, has decided to make his life in the South. But is he only a fool for doing so? Drawing upon his own experiences Albion Tourgee constructed a novel which vividly brings to life the world of the South during the Reconstruction. “The native Southron, the ‘poor white,’ the carpet-bagger, the old Unioner, the freedman, the Ku-Klux, and the social, moral, and political life of the South, are all handled with uncommon power and humor, coupled with a relentless satire.” Washington (D.C.) National Republican. Originally published anonymously it was an immediate success in the late nineteenth century, selling over 200,000 copies. With its commentary on racial issues in the American South it continues to be essential reading for citizens of the twenty-first century as it was for those of the nineteenth. “We have not anywhere seen an account of the troubles that beset a Northern family’s residence in the South which impressed us as being more truthful, more complete, or more powerfully written, than this.” Chicago Tribune. “Its word-pictures are so realistic that one sees, hears, and feels the very presence of the individuals that crowd its pages. The night-ride of young Lily Servosse. . is one of the finest and most thrilling incidents that has ever been told in history or romance.” San Francisco Chronicle. “What is most remarkable about the book is the spirit of fairness that pervades it.” Philadelphia Times. “Considered as a frank and candid picture of the difficulties encountered by Northern emigrants to the South during the time of reconstruction, by a writer who honestly sets down what he believes to be the truth, and who appears to be sincerely disposed to do strict justice to all men, the book will interest a large circle of

A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa


A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa


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A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa is a historical non-fiction work by Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Louis Stevenson arrived in Samoa in 1889 and built a house at Vailima. He quickly became passionately interested, and involved, in the attendant political machinations. These involved the three colonial powers battling for control of Samoa – America, Germany and Britain – and the indigenous factions struggling to preserve their ancient political system. The book covers the period from 1882 to 1892, describing the Samoan Civil War. Despite life-long poor health, he was an enthusiastic traveller, writing about European travels in the late 1870s and marrying in America in 1879. He contributed to various periodicals, writing first essays and later fiction. His first novel was Treasure Island in 1883, intended for his stepson, who collaborated with Stevenson on two later novels. Some of Stevenson’s subsequent novels are insubstantial popular romances, but others possess a deepening psychological intensity. He also wrote a handful of plays in collaboration with W.E. Henley. In 1888, he left England for his health, and never returned, eventually settling in Samoa after travelling in the Pacific islands.

A Fugitive in Walden Woods


A Fugitive in Walden Woods


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A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that special magic of making Thoreau’s time in Walden Woods seem fresh and surprising and necessary right now. Norman Lock tells the story of Samuel Long, an escaped slave who encounters Thoreau, with insight and some welcome humor. This is a patient and perceptive novel, a pleasure to read even as it grapples with issues that affect the United States to this day.” -Victor LaValle, author of The Ballad of Black Tom and The Changeling Portraying the traumatic psychological aftershock not of war but of slavery provides a convincing and complex narrative of new hardships faced by escaped slave Samuel Long in Norman Lock’s bold and enlightening novel A Fugitive in Walden Woods. It’s an important novel that creates a vivid social context for the masterpieces of such writers as Thoreau, Emerson, and Hawthorne and also offers valuable insights about our current conscious and unconscious racism.” -Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife and The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old WomanSamuel Long escapes slavery in Virginia, traveling the Underground Railroad to Walden Woods where he encounters Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Lloyd Garrison, and other transcendentalists and abolitionists. While Long will experience his coming-of-age at Walden Pond, his hosts will receive a lesson in human dignity, culminating in a climactic act of civil disobedience. Against this historical backdrop, Norman Lock’s powerful narrative examines issues that continue to divide the United States: racism, privilege, and what it means to be free in America. Norman Lock is the author of, most recently, the short story collection Love Among the Particles, and three previous books in The American Novels series: The Boy in His Winter, a reenvisioning of Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, American Meteor, an homage to Walt Whitman and William Henry Jackson, and The Port-Wine St

A Garland for Girls


A Garland for Girls


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Louisa May Alcott was an American writer best known for coming of age novels featuring young women. Alcott also served as a nurse at a Union hospital during the Civil War and wrote about her experiences there. This edition of A Garland for Girls includes a table of contents.

A Garland for Girls


A Garland for Girls


$6.41


Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist. According to literary fiction and researchers, she has introduced the phrase “the curse of the mummy.” During the Civil War she served as a nurse in a military hospital in Georgetown. In 1863, in revised form it was published letters to relatives that she sent from the hospital, and this book has brought her first fame. A collection of stories about girls and with a flower theme. The book teaches many lessons that seem old-fashioned but would be good for our current society to hear. Each narrative was an example, tight with symbolism, of the moral being emphasized.

A Good Country


A Good Country


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A timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California-about where identity truly lies, and how we find it. Laguna Beach, California, 2010. Alireza Courdee, a fourteen-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, takes up surfing, and sneaks away to all-night raves. For the first time, Reza-now Rez-feels like an American teen. Life is smooth; even lying to his strict parents comes easily. But then he changes again, falling out with the bad boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background, and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and his girlfriend are making their way to Syria to be part of a Muslim nation rising from the ashes of the civil war. Timely, nuanced, and emotionally forceful, A Good Country is a gorgeous meditation on modern life, religious radicalization, and a young man caught among vastly different worlds. What we are left with at the dramatic end is not an assessment of good or evil, east versus west, but a lingering question that applies to all modern souls: Do we decide how to live, or is our life decided for us?
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