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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Laminated Cover)
Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2003

Laminated hardcover, plain-edged style the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition is revised and updated, America's best-selling dictionary. It features more than 225,000 clear and precise definitions. More than 42,000 usage examples. Current copyright 2012. Please note that this style is a book with the plain-edged laminated cover, no additional features are with this style; it does not contain the electronic, ...
  
  











  



  
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
Wes Moore

Spiegel & Grau, 2011

Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, ...
  
  











  



  
Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money for College- How ...
Kristina Ellis

Worthy Publishing, 2013

How ANY student--including YOU!--can win scholarships and earn free money for college! On the first day of high school, Kristina Ellis's mom--a single, working mother who lost her husband to cancer--informed her that she could not financially support her after graduation. Kristina would need to find her own way to pay for college. As an average student with less-than-impressive test scores, Kristina realized she would have to sell herself ...
  
  











  



  
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
Bart D. Ehrman

HarperOne, 2007

For almost 1,500 years, the New Testament manuscripts were copied by hand––and mistakes and intentional changes abound in the competing manuscript versions. Religious and biblical scholar Bart Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself are the results of both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes. In this ...
  
  











  



  
Turning Angel: A Novel (A Penn Cage Novel)

Scribner, 2005

New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles keeps the secrets of the South alive in this vibrant novel of infatuation, murder, and sexual intrigue set in his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi. Turning Angel marks the long-awaited return of Penn Cage, the lawyer hero of The Quiet Game, and introduces Drew Elliott, the highly respected doctor who saved Penn’s life in a hiking accident when they were boys. As two of the most prominent ...
  
  











  



  
The Lost Years

Simon & Schuster, 2012

In The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark, America’s Queen of Suspense, has written her most astonishing novel to date. At its center is a discovery that, if authenticated, may be the most revered document in human history—“the holiest of the holy”—and certainly the most coveted and valuable object in the world. Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found the rarest of parchments—a letter that may have been written by Jesus ...
  
  











  



  
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee

Scribner, 2011

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, ...
  
  











  



  
Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
Bryan Peterson

Amphoto Books, 2010

With more than 350,000 copies sold, Understanding Exposure has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photographers. Now updated with current technologies, more than one hundred new images, and an all-new chapter, this new edition will inspire you more than ever to free yourself from “auto” and create the pictures you truly want. In his trademark easy-to-understand style, author Bryan Peterson explains the ...
  
  











  



  
Preschool Scholar: Ages 3-5
Joan Hoffman

School Zone Pub, 2002

Preschool Scholar: Ages 3-5 Preschool Scholar sharpens skills by engaging your child's natural love of learning. Each full-color page features a fun farm theme and introduces a lively selection of reading readiness, early math, and beginning science skills. Each activity is supplemented with hands-on ideas and jokes.
  
  











  



  
Dragon's Curse (The Dragon and the Scholar)

CreateSpace, 2014

Dragon's Curse The Dragon and the Scholar Saga, Book One Fantasy/Romance On her first assignment out of the Academy, young healer and scholar, Shannon Macaulay is summoned to the struggling kingdom of Regone to see to the wounds of a young but crippled king. When the unwanted attentions of an aggressive knight and the sudden appearance of a hated dragon turn her world upside down, she decides to take matters into her own hands even if ...
  
  











  



  
American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History (Values and Capitalism)
Charles Murray

AEI Press, 2013

The phrase “American exceptionalism” is used in many ways and for many purposes, but its original meaning involved a statement of fact: for the first century after the Constitution went into effect, European observers and Americans alike saw the United States as exceptional, with political and civic cultures that had no counterparts anywhere else. In American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History , Charles Murray describes ...
  
  











  



  
The Late Scholar: The New Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Mystery (Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Mysteries)

Minotaur Books, 2014

When a dispute among the Fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is "the Visitor"—charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife, Harriet, to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage. At first, the dispute seems ...
  
  











  



  
The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation

Oxford University Press, USA, 2004

The Jewish Study Bible is a one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. Nearly forty scholars worldwide contributed to the translation and interpretation of the Jewish Study Bible , representing the best of Jewish biblical scholarship available today. A committee of highly-respected biblical scholars and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism movements produced this modern ...
  
  











  



  
Caleb's Crossing: A Novel

Penguin Books, 2011

A New York Times bestselling tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Bethia Mayfield is a restless and curious young woman growing up in Martha's vineyard in the 1660s amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. At age twelve, she meets Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret bond that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia's father is a Calvinist ...
  
  











  



  
Kitten's First Full Moon
Kevin Henkes

Greenwillow Books, 2004

The nationally bestselling picture book about a kitten, the moon, and a bowl of milk, written by the celebrated author and illustrator Kevin Henkes, was awarded a Caldecott Medal. From one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today comes a memorable new character and a suspenseful adventure just right for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. It is Kitten's first full moon, and when she sees ...
  
  











  



  
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them)
Bart D. Ehrman

HarperOne, 2010

The problems with the Bible that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus —and on The Daily Show with John Stewart , NPR, and Dateline NBC , among others—are expanded upon exponentially in his latest book: Jesus, Interrupted . This New York Times bestseller reveals how books in the Bible were actually forged by later authors, and that the New Testament itself is riddled with contradictory claims ...
  
  











  



  
The Lost Sisterhood: A Novel

Ballantine Books, 2014

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Juliet comes a mesmerizing novel about a young scholar who risks her reputation—and her life—on a thrilling journey to prove that the legendary warrior women known as the Amazons actually existed.   Oxford lecturer Diana Morgan is an expert on Greek mythology. Her obsession with the Amazons started in childhood when her eccentric grandmother claimed to be one herself—before vanishing ...
  
  











  



  
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise ...
Thomas Cahill

Anchor, 1996

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy ...
  
  











  



  
The Historian

Little, Brown and Company, 2005

To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.The ...
  
  











  



  
Water for Elephants: A Novel
Sara Gruen

Algonquin Books, 2007

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The ...
  
  











  








   



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