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The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession
Dana Goldstein

Doubleday, 2014

In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today. Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars , a rich, lively, and unprecedented history of public school teaching, Dana Goldstein reveals that teachers have been similarly embattled for nearly two ...
  
  











  



  
War and Peace (Vintage Classics)
Leo Tolstoy

Vintage, 2008

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork. War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who ...
  
  











  



  
The War of the Worlds
H. G. Wells

Tribeca Books, 2013

H. G. Wells' best-selling classic THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
  
  











  



  
WAR
Sebastian Junger

Twelve, 2011

In WAR , Sebastian Junger ( The Perfect Storm ) turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, ...
  
  











  



  
The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
Margaret MacMillan

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Economist • The Christian Science Monitor • Bloomberg Businessweek • The Globe and Mail From the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, a fascinating portrait of Europe from 1900 up to the outbreak of World War I.   The century since the end of the Napoleonic wars had been the most ...
  
  











  



  
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Steven Pressfield

Black Irish Entertainment LLC, 2012

A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. hat keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identif ies the enemy that every one ...
  
  











  



  
War Brides
Helen Bryan

Lake Union Publishing, 2012

The National Bestseller With war threatening to spread from Europe to England, the sleepy village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal: Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes. Nightly air raids become grimly mundane. The tightening vice of rationing curtails every comfort. Men leave to fight and die. And five women forge an unlikely bond of friendship that will change their lives forever. Alice Osbourne, the stolid ...
  
  











  



  
On War
Carl von Clausewitz

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz (1780-1831) was a Prussian soldier, military historian and military theorist. He is most famous for his military treatise Vom Kriege, translated into English as On War. This volume has been translated from the original German by Colonel J.J. Graham.
  
  











  



  
The Wars of the Roses
Alison Weir

Ballantine Books, 1996

Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century, these two families were locked in battle for control of the English throne. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble names were ruined while rising dynasties seized power and lands. The war between the royal houses of Lancaster and York, the most complex in English history, profoundly altered the course of the monarchy. Alison Weir, one of the foremost authorities ...
  
  











  



  
War on Giffort Street (Giffort Street Stories Book 2)

Gristmill Publishing, L.L.C., 2013

War on Giffort Street is a novella about love and how far people will go to save their dreams. Meghan Danahy never does anything halfway, and when she falls in love with Dennis Kipphut, she falls hard. She is dazzled by his looks and in awe of his determination, working nights to put himself through college. Her dream of a rosy future with him is shattered when he draws a low number in the Vietnam War draft lottery. He is sure to be drafted ...
  
  











  



  
A New Dawn: Star Wars
John Jackson Miller

LucasBooks, 2014

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .   “The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.”—Emperor Palpatine   For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed—and the entire galaxy has ...
  
  











  



  
The Forever War
Joe Haldeman

St. Martin's Griffin, 2009

The monumental Hugo and Nebula award winning SF classic-- Featuring a new introduction by John Scalzi The Earth's leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand--despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy they would oppose is inscrutable, unconquerable, and very far away.  A reluctant conscript drafted into an elite Military unit, Private William Mandella has been propelled through space and time to fight in the distant thousand-year ...
  
  











  



  
Galactic Empire Wars: Emergence (The Galactic Empire Wars Book 2)

Raymond L. Weil Publications LLC, 2014

Aliens have destroyed the Earth . They left behind eighteen million survivors who will never forget what has been done to their world. They turn to Mason Randle, who will do everything in his power to see that the Human race survives. Earth can no longer support life . The Moon, Mars, and the asteroids now provide safe havens for the stunned survivors. They find a protector in Major Wade Nelson. A dedicated marine who is willing to take the ...
  
  











  



  
THE WAR BRIDE CLUB

SORAYA LANE, 2013

From bestselling author Soraya Lane comes a story about friendship, love & heartbreak at the end of World War II. When Betty, Madeline, Alice and June depart London for New York at the end of 1945 they are complete strangers. But along with hundreds of other war brides, they are leaving home to be with their American husbands now the war is over. In the days they spend at sea, the four young women become firm friends, and vow to stay in touch ...
  
  











  



  
Doctor Who: Engines of War
George Mann

Broadway Books, 2014

"I've had many faces. Many lives. I don't admit to all of them. There's one life I've tried very hard to forget-the Doctor who fought in the Time War."      The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. The Daleks and the Time Lords deploy ever more dangerous weapons in desperate attempts at victory, but there is no end in sight.      On the outer rim of the Tantalus Eye, scores of human colony planets are now ...
  
  











  



  
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series)
Jacqueline Davies

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2009

For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King. Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings’ lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win—or ...
  
  











  



  
Rich Man's War, 2014

The action-packed sequel to Poor Man's Fight! “They will never let you go…because there’s no money in it.” No one walks away from business with the three biggest corporations in the Union of Humanity. Cutthroat trade deals, relentless propaganda and bloody covert operations drive that point home as the star system of Archangel slips further away from corporate dominance. Yet despite all their power, the Big Three are more ...
  
  











  



  
War and Peace (Wordsworth Classics)
Leo Tolstoy

Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1997

With an Introduction and Notes by Henry and Olga Claridge, University of Kent at Canterbury. War and Peace is a vast epic centred on Napoleons war with Russia. While it expresses Tolstoys view that history is an inexorable process which man cannot influence, he peoples his great novel with a cast of over five hundred characters. Three of these, the artless and delightful Natasha Rostov, the world-weary Prince Andrew Bolkonsky and the idealistic ...
  
  











  



  
The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
Dan Jones

Viking Adult, 2014

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets chronicles the next chapter in British history—the historical backdrop for Game of Thrones The crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the fifteenth century, as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. In this riveting follow-up to  The Plantagenets , celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the ...
  
  











  



  
LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side
Daniel Lipkowitz

DK CHILDREN, 2014

Journey to the dark side of a galaxy far, far away and meet the LEGO® Star Wars minifigure members of the ruthless Imperial Army in LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side ! Witness Darth Vader battling Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, meet the Sith and all of Darth Vader's minifigure subjects, and explore the Death Star and all of the Sith starships. Turn the pages to find facts and information about your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures and ...
  
  











  








   



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