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Monument 14: Savage Drift (Monument 14 Series)
Feiwel & Friends
In Monument 14: Savage Drift, the stunningly fierce conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy, author Emmy Laybourne ups the stakes even higher for a group of kids who have continually survived the unthinkable. Can they do so one last time? Pre-order SAVAGE DRIFT and send your proof of purchase to: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive exclusive bonus content! It's over. Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have ...
The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-day Races
The Tour de France may provide the most obvious fame and glory, but it is cycling’s one-day tests that the professional riders really prize. Toughest, longest and dirtiest of all are the so-called "Monuments", the five legendary races that are the sport’s equivalent of golf’s majors or the grand slams in tennis. Milan–Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris–Roubaix, Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Tour of Lombardy date back more than ...
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Robert M. Edsel
At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and ...
Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory
From the Alamo and Gettysburg to Mount Rushmore and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Monuments is celebrated architectural historian Judith Dupré’s sweeping tribute to classic American landmarks. But included too are contemporary monuments that are changing the way we think about commemoration–the AIDS Quilt, a traveling memorial made for the people by the people, and even the haunting lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising,” an ...
Monument Rock: A Novel
TREASURES OF THE FRONTIER This priceless collection of once lost stories brings to life a time of desperate violence and true courage in a wide-open country of fortune seekers and dreamers, lawbreakers and pioneers. A newly sworn-in marshal must outwit a mysterious killer who’s fleecing his neighbors while secretly cutting their throats. . . . A young drifter, wounded in a gunfight, finds a chance to change his ways—but he must be ...
Monument to the Dead (A Museum Mystery)
As president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia, Nell Pratt relies on the generosity of philanthropists. But when someone starts killing benefactors, it’s Nell’s turn to come to their aid… When Nell reads the obituary of a former board member, Adeline Harrison, she makes a mental note to send flowers and doesn’t think twice about it—until FBI agent James Morrison shares his suspicions about the nature ...
Monument 14: Sky on Fire
Feiwel & Friends
Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers Dean and Alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both fresh disaster and a glimmer of hope. Knowing that the chemical weapons saturating the air outside will turn him ...
Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History (Public History in ...
Denise D. Meringolo
Univ. of Massachusetts Press
The rapid expansion of the field of public history since the 1970s has led many to believe that it is a relatively new profession. In this book, Denise D. Meringolo shows that the roots of public history actually reach back to the nineteenth century, when the federal government entered into the work of collecting and preserving the nation s natural and cultural resources. Yet it was not until the emergence of the education-oriented National ...
It all begins when Rocky follows Mick Strum around town while he sketches its people, animals and graveyard. Mick has been commissioned by Rocky's Kansas town to create a memorial to their war dead. As Rocky learns to respect Mick and his talents, he helps her to develop her own artistic sensibilities.It all begins when Rocky follows Mick Strum around town while he sketches its people, animals and graveyard. Mick has been commissioned by ...
Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner. Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the ...
Monument to Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel
Times are tough in Savannah for former cop and current PI Robert Brixton, so when he agrees to take on a 20 year-old murder case, he figures he’s got nothing to lose. It’s not long before the trail leads him deep into the corrupt underbelly of Savannah’s power elite, and right into the lap of a secret government organization that’s been offing “troublesome” politicians for decades. The cold case heats up when he joins forces with ...
Monument Men” is a riveting, action-packed dramatic account of American soldiers sent behind Nazi enemy lines during World War II on a high risk mission to rescue Europe’s great artistic treasures. A must-read screenplay for fans of cinema, World War II, and art-lovers, “Monument Men” provides an insightful look into the value and importance we place on art in our society using historical fiction. A labor of love, we spent years knocking ...
Key Monuments of the Baroque (Icon Edition)
Laurie Schneider Adams
The most important works of art and the artists who created them of the Baroque period and style from about 1600 to 1750 are described and analyzed clearly and thoroughly from various points of view. The book covers Mannerist precursors, Baroque painting, sculpture and architecture in Rome, Velázquez in Spain, French Baroque, Flemish Baroque, Dutch painting in the seventeenth century, and Late Baroque and Rococo. Artists included are Cellini, ...
MONUMENTS & MEMORY
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
In 1989 Martha Norkunas relocated to Lowell, Massachusetts, the center of America's Industrial Revolution, a National Historical Park, and her family's home for 150 years. As cultural affairs director for the federally funded Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, she worked with artists from around the country to interpret the city's past. Traveling throughout Lowell, she found that the city had more than 250 locally constructed monuments ...
Michigan State University Press
Many of the poems in National Monuments explore bodies, particularly the bodies of indigenous women worldwide, as monuments—in life, in photos, in graves, in traveling exhibitions, and in plastic representations at the airport. Erdrich sometimes imagines what ancient bones would say if they could speak. Her poems remind us that we make monuments out of what remains —monuments are actually our own imaginings of the meaning or significance ...
Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape
University of California Press
The National Mall in Washington, D.C., is a great public space, as essential a part of the American landscape as the Grand Canyon,” according to architecture critic Paul Goldberger, but few realize how recent, fragile, and contested this achievement is. In Monument Wars , Kirk Savage tells the Mall's engrossing storyits historic plan, the structures that populate its corridors, and the sea change it reveals regarding national ...
Torrey House Press
Leonard Self has spent a year unwinding his ranch, paying down debts, and fending off the darkening . Just one thing left: taking his wife's ashes to her favorite overlook, where he plans to step off the cliff with her into a stark and beautiful landscape. But Leonard finds he has company on a route that intertwines old wounds and new insights that make him question whether his life is over after all. "Part modern western, part mystery, this ...
Monuments, Landmarks, and Memorials of the United States: a picture guide to DC monuments, US monuments, ...
Borrow for FREE with Amazon Prime! Are you a history buff? Planning a road trip? Or have a child that has a report due? This is the book for you. This picture guide ebook contains images of 3 dozen of the most popular landmarks, monuments, and memorials in the United States including; Lincoln Memorial, Golden Gate Bridge, Vietnam Memorial, Washington Monument, Hoover Dam, Mount Rushmore, and many more famous landmarks. Each photograph ...
Lloyd Biggle Jr.
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The Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever (5th Edition)
Richard C. Hoagland
For many years Richard Hoagland alone hypothesized that sentient beings spent time on Mars millions of years ago assembling behemoth structures whose ruins are still seen today. Here Hoagland redefines the solar system as a different place than NASA has presented. The book includes a new preface covering the Mars Global Surveyor photos and NASA's reactions.
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