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Night of the Cossack
Tom Blubaugh

Bound by Faith Publishers, 2011

Night of the Cossack is a compelling adventure about a teenager who is forced to grow up quickly. The main character, Nathan Hertzfield faces many life or death situations during his saga. Join Nathan on his suspenseful journey through parts of Russia and Europe during the early 1900's. Don't miss this entertaining and intriguing story, Night of the Cossack.


Truce (Neighbor from Hell)

R.L. Mathewson, 2013

Elizabeth knows what’s expected of her, perfection. She’s the daughter of an Earl and expected to marry well, say and do the right things with a smile on her face when inside she’s dying for a chance to escape. Thanks to an inheritance her godmother left her years ago, her chance will come with her next birthday. Her hopes of escape abruptly end when Robert, her childhood nemesis that she hasn’t seen in over fourteen years, comes back ...


The Family of Man
Edward Steichen

Museum of Modern Art, 1996

Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in January 1955. This book, the permanent embodiment of Edward Steichen's monumental exhibition, reproduces all of the 503 images that Steichen described as "a mirror of the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world. Photographs made in all parts of the world, of the gamut of life from birth to death." A ...


I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings & Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp,1942-44
Hana Volavkova

Schocken, 1993

The drawings and poems by the children of Terezin are among the most poignant documents of the Holocaust. This expanded edition of the unforgettable collection I Never Saw Another Butterfly was occasioned by the loan of the children's art by the State Jewish Museum in Prague to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., for exhibition and for this book. The ghetto of Terezin (Theresienstadt), located in the hills outside ...


Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1847 (Dear America Series)
Kristiana Gregory

Scholastic, 2002

Thirteen-year-old Hattie Campbell records the details of her family's harrowing migration to Oregon in a covered wagon and describes the many challenges, both joyful and tragic, that mark the journey.


The Tenth Witness (Henri Poincare Mystery)

The Permanent Press, 2013

Set in the 1970s, in Germany, Holland and Argentina, we meet the young Poincare who, as a gifted engineer, falls for a beautiful but troubled heiress and is drawn into a world of deception and buried evil. Pursuing justice by exhuming Holocaust secrets , he lays the groundwork for his future career with Interpol, while an ever-widening plot of dissemblance and intrigue carries the reader from the mud flats of the Wadden Sea, to the death ...


Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth
DK Publishing

DK ADULT, 2012

With an extensive catalog at its heart, Prehistoric Life profiles hundreds of fascinating species in incredible detail. The story starts in earnest 3.8 billion years ago, with the earliest-known form of life on Earth, a bacteria that still exists today, and journeys through action-packed millennia, charting the appearance of new life forms as well as devastating extinction events. Of course, the ever-popular and endlessly intriguing dinosaurs ...


Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles
Charles Fleming

Santa Monica Press, 2010

Containing walks and detailed maps from throughout the city, Secret Stairs highlights the charms and quirks of a unique feature of the Los Angeles landscape, and chronicles the geographical, architectural, and historical aspects of the city’s staircases, as well as of the neighborhoods in which the steps are located. From strolling through the classic La Loma neighborhood in Pasadena to walking the Sunset Junction Loop in Silver Lake, to ...


A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
Jason Roberts

Harper Perennial, 2007

He was known simply as the Blind Traveler. A solitary, sightless adventurer, James Holman (1786-1857) fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, helped chart the Australian outback—and, astonishingly, circumnavigated the globe, becoming one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored. A Sense of the World is a spellbinding and moving rediscovery of one of ...


Raise the Roof: The Inspiring Inside Story of the Tennessee Lady Vols' Historic 1997-1998 Threepeat Season
Pat Summitt, Sally Jenkins

Three Rivers Press, 1999

"It wasn't a team.  It was a tent revival." So says Pat Summitt, the legendary coach whose Tennessee Lady Vols entered the 1997-98 season aiming for an almost unprecedented "three-peat" of NCAA championships.   Raise the Roof takes you right inside the locker room of her amazing team, whose inspired mixture of gifted freshmen and seasoned stars produced a standard of play that would change the game of women's basketball forever. The ...



AuthorHouse, 2004

On January 6, 1992 Yvonne Weinstock and her then-husband Danny landed in Moscow on a business trip. They had just left the airport when they were ambushed, kidnapped and held for ransom for 11 horrifying days in a dilapidated country house by a gang of Russian "gypsies" who were in reality far more sinister -- cold-blooded conspirators in a sinister plot that joined the Russian Mob, ex-KGB agents and early al-Qaeda operatives looking to fund ...


Obama: The Historic Journey
The New York Times, Jill Abramson, ...

Callaway Adult, 2009

This is the remarkable story of Barack Obama's journey to the White House, as told by the greatest cultural recorders in the world, the staff of The New York Times . From the first mention of Barack Obama in its pages (when he was elected president of the Harvard Law Review ), to his electrifying speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, to the days and months of the hardfought, innovative campaign for Presidency, The New York Times ...


Room 306: The National Story of the Lorraine Motel

Michigan State University Press, 2012

A tragic landmark in the civil rights movement, the Lorraine Motel in Memphis is best known for what occurred there on April 4, 1968. As he stood on the balcony of Room 306, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, ending a golden age of nonviolent resistance, and sparking riots in more than one hundred cities. Formerly a seedy, segregated motel, and prior to that a brothel, the motel quickly achieved the status of national shrine. The motel ...


The Art of Richard Diebenkorn
Jane Livingston

University of California Press, 1997

Recognized as a major figure in postwar American painting, Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was an artist strongly identified with California but whose work is beloved throughout the United States and the rest of the world. This catalog is the most comprehensive volume on the artist now available. Jane Livingston's extensively researched biographical essay covers Diebenkorn's entire career and concentrates on the artist's inner life and purposes ...


Bluehole, 2010

During the summer “55, three teenagers, while pursuing the legendary Monster of Bluehole, become victims of another kind of monster, embroiling them in kidnapping, rape, and murder…and a desperate struggle for survival.


Brave Men
Ernie PYLE

Holt, 1945

Europe was in the throes of World War II, and when America joined the fighting, Ernie Pyle went along. Long before television beamed daily images of combat into our living rooms, Pyle’s on-the-spot reporting gave the American public a firsthand view of what war was like for the boys on the front. Pyle followed the soldiers into the trenches, battlefields, field hospitals, and beleaguered cities of Europe. What he witnessed he described with a ...


Community design: Six case studies of cultural revitalization
Anne Mackin

Design Arts Program, N.C. Arts Council, 1991

Accompanied by photographs, portraits and paintings, this book includes private papers, Public Record Office documents, secret journals, diaries and tape-recorded testaments, to bring to life the story of one of the most terrible wars ever fought. Blunders and feuds are exposed and the true plight of the millions who served on both sides revealed. This is a book remarkable for its scope, impact and scholarship. By the author of "Scramble for ...


Remarkable Trees of Virginia
Nancy R. Hugo

University of Virginia Press, 2008

This stunning collaboration between the noted garden writer Nancy Ross Hugo and the photographer Robert Llewellyn showcases the fruits of an effort begun in 2004 to research, locate, and photograph Virginia’s most remarkable trees. Four years later, more than one thousand trees had been officially nominated to the project and many others suggested for possible inclusion. The results, presented in this elegant, four-color volume, are ...


Larry Gets Lost in Seattle
John Skewes

Sasquatch Books, 2007

Larry Gets Lost in Seattle is an interactive, highly visual children’s story about a young boy (Pete) who goes to Seattle with his family and is temporarily separated from his cute little dog, Larry, while sightseeing. In his search for Pete, Larry encounters many Seattle landmarks and cultural attractions before the two are reunited.


Case Study Houses (Jumbo)
Elizabeth Smith

Taschen, 2002

Modernist experimental homes. Prototypes for everyone The Case Study House program (1945-66) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and remains to this day unique. The program, which concentrated on the Los Angeles area and oversaw the design of 36 prototype homes, sought to make available plans for modern residences that could be easily and cheaply constructed during the postwar building boom. The program's ...



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