Fifty Famous People by James Baldwin

By James Baldwin

A significant other quantity to "Fifty well-known tales Retold" by way of James Baldwin, "Fifty well-known humans" introduces teenagers to various males who played their components within the nice drama of the world's historical past. integrated are anecdotes approximately nice American statesmen, resembling Lincoln and Franklin, in addition to kings of lengthy ago-Cyrus the nice, King Alfred, and Robert Bruce, boys who grew to become recognized as poets-Longfellow and Caedmon, and others who excelled within the paintings of painting-Giotto and Benjamin West. different tales depict orators, students, inventors, slaves, and squaddies. despite their fields of endeavour, the entire characters portrayed exhibit traits that lead them to beneficial of being remembered and appeared as much as as versions of habit. children will take pleasure in listening to those tales learn to them, whereas older ones will get pleasure from examining them to themselves.

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Cowardice: A Short History by Chris Walsh

By Chris Walsh

Coward. It’s a grave insult, prone to impress anger, disgrace, even violence. yet what precisely is cowardice? whilst terrorists are referred to as cowards, does it suggest similar to while the time period is utilized to infantrymen? And what, if something, does cowardice need to do with the remainder of us? Bringing jointly assets from court-martial circumstances to literary and movie classics equivalent to Dante’s Inferno, The pink Badge of braveness, and the skinny purple Line, Cowardice recounts the good damage that either cowards and the terror of seeming cowardly have performed, and strains the assumption of cowardice’s energy to its evolutionary roots. yet Chris Walsh additionally indicates that this strength has pale, so much dramatically at the battlefield. Misconduct that prior could have been punished as cowardice has extra lately usually been handled medically, as an opposed response to trauma, and Walsh explores a parallel healing shift that reaches past conflict, into the geographical regions of politics, crime, philosophy, faith, and love.

Yet, as Walsh exhibits, the healing has no longer altogether triumphed—contempt for cowardice endures, and he argues that such contempt could be a great point. braveness draws even more of our recognition, yet carefully figuring out cowardice will be extra morally important, for it calls for us to imagine seriously approximately our tasks and our fears, and it is helping us to behave ethically whilst worry and accountability conflict.

Richly illustrated and full of attention-grabbing tales and insights, Cowardice is the 1st sustained research of a overlooked yet profound and pervasive function of human event.

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Satanstoe, or, The Littlepage manuscripts : a tale of the by James Fenimore Cooper

By James Fenimore Cooper

Each chronicle of manners has a undeniable worth. while customs are hooked up with rules, of their beginning, improvement, or finish, such files have a double significance; and the reason is, we predict we see the sort of connection among the evidence and incidents of the Littlepage Manuscripts, and sure vital theories of our personal time, that we provide the previous to the realm. it really is probably a fault of your professed historian, to refer an excessive amount of to philosophical firms, and too little to people who are humbler. the rules of significant occasions, are usually remotely laid in very capricious and uncalculated passions, reasons, or impulses. likelihood has often as a lot to do with the fortunes of states, as with these of people; or, if there be calculations attached with them in any respect, they're the calculations of an influence more desirable to any that exists in guy.

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The Official Narnia Cookbook by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks

By HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks

The merely legit Narnia cookbook! discover over 60 illustrated recipes encouraged by way of the vintage fable sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, together with the prize-winning recipe from the Narnia Nosh and Recipe international contest.

Illustrations during this publication seem in vivid complete color on a whole color publication gadget, and in wealthy black and white on all different devices.

From the White Witch's spellbinding Turkish pride to the centaurs' mouthwatering oatcakes and the Dryads' favorite gooseberry fools, every one recipe within the reputable Narnia Cookbook is a culinary tribute to the overpowering impact The Chronicles of Narnia has had on generations of readers.

With anecdotes via C.S. Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham, and illustrations by means of the unique artist, Pauline Baynes, it is a scrumptious approach to extend your trip into Narnia even if you're a fan of the books or prefer to prepare dinner and skim approximately nutrition. See the contest-winning recipe and...

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The Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow by Allen French

By Allen French

Relates the exciting exploits of Rolf within the land of the Vikings: how he turns into an outlaw, and a thrall, and in the end profits his freedom and avenges the illegal slaying of his father. via his trials Rolf is challenged to develop in manliness, constructing braveness, self-discipline, patriotism, and perseverance, and finally emerging above the feud that has fed on him for thus lengthy. the tale, encouraged by way of Icelandic sagas, serves as an outstanding creation to the existing values of the Viking period. appropriate for a long time eleven and up.

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Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, Nicholas Dames

By William Makepeace Thackeray, Nicholas Dames

Vainness reasonable, by way of William Makepeace Thackeray, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber variants at reasonable costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed below are many of the outstanding beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics: All variations are fantastically designed and are published to more desirable standards; a few contain illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to improve each one reader's knowing of those enduring works. “I imagine i'll be a very good girl, if I had 5 thousand a year,” observes attractive and smart Becky Sharp, one of many wickedest—and so much appealing—women in all of literature. Becky is only one of the various attention-grabbing figures that populate William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel vainness reasonable, a superbly satirical landscape of upper-middle-class existence and manners in London at first of the 19th century. Scorned for her loss of funds and breeding, Becky needs to use all her wit, allure and significant intercourse entice break out her drab future as a governess. From London’s ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, together with her lecherous agency, Sir Pitt, his wealthy sister, leave out Crawley, and Pitt’s speeding son, Rawdon, the 1st of Becky’s inaccurate sexual entanglements. choked with hilarious discussion and very good characterizations, self-importance reasonable is a richly pleasing comedy that asks the reader, “Which folks is excited during this global? Which folks has his wish? or, having it, is satisfied?” beneficial properties greater than a hundred illustrations drawn by means of Thackeray himself for the preliminary e-book.  Nicholas Dames is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia college, and is the writer of Amnesiac Selves: Nostalgia, Forgetting, and British Fiction, 1810–1870, and different observation on nineteenth-century British and French fiction.

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A Woman's Impression of the Philippines by Mary Helen Fee

By Mary Helen Fee

This can be a pre-1923 historic copy that was once curated for caliber. caliber coverage used to be carried out on each one of those books in an try and eliminate books with imperfections brought through the digitization strategy. although we've got made most sensible efforts - the books can have occasional blunders that don't hamper the interpreting adventure. We think this paintings is culturally very important and feature elected to carry the booklet again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the renovation of revealed works all over the world. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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