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The Copp Family Textiles

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An extensive collection of household textiles, costume items, furniture and related family pieces used by the Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut, from 1750 to 1850, were presented to the United States National Museum in the 1890s by John Brenton Copp. Although it is not uncommon for families to save some treasured items from their beloved ancestors, it is far less common to save so much of the more utilitarian types of fabrics-ticking by the bolt, handwoven sheets by the dozens, yards and yards of fringes-items that many other, more frugal, New Englanders might have continued to use throughout the nineteenth century. In addition to the general background information, this catalog includes considerable technical information about each textile. These included thirty sheets, twenty-four of which were marked with embroidered initials... Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

They Were in Nanjing

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Author: Suping Lu
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
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The Nanjing Massacre, which took place after the Japanese attacked and captured Nanjing in December 1937, shocked the world with the magnitude of its atrocities. With newly uncovered eye-witness material left behind by American and British journalists, missionaries, and diplomats, They Were in Nanjing takes the readers back in time to revisit the event and live through those horror-filled days. The first-hand accounts range from English media reports, personal records, missionary and Christian organization documents, to American and British diplomatic and military documents. The research yields new discoveries and presents issues that have previously not been adequately dealt with, for instance, Japanese attacks on American citizens, and losses and damage to American and British properties as a result of Japanese atrocities. No other book on the Nanjing Massacre presents the first-hand foreign perspective so thoroughly or consistently.

Mind Body Home

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Author: Tisha Morris
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Awaken to the energetic connections between you and your home. When you make conscious changes to your living space, you can transform your life and uplift your soul. Mind Body Home presents your home as an integral component for holistic living, correlating every room with its physical, mental, and emotional counterpart in you, from foundation to roof. Being in tune with your home's energy allows you to create positive changes in your life. Mind Body Home provides all the feng shui insights you need for selecting a home and how to enhance your health, improve relationships, and attract more prosperity once you've moved in.Discover what your home is saying about your health, emotional and mental well-being, or spiritual growth through repairs, maintenance, and upgrades. Open the door to the heart of your home and discover a new way of seeing and living within it.

Modernique

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Author: Julia Buckingham
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This is an irresistible guide for all who crave the elegance and ease of modern style combined with the warmth of tradition. For the countless readers who are eager to create a home with a modern look while still keeping treasured pieces, designer Julia Buckingham outlines how to mix old and new, and decodes what brings an interior to life. Her energetic approach has captured the media, and she has quickly become known for personality-driven rooms filled with color, style, and ease. In Modernique, readers will find both inspiration and design advice from a modern master.

A Southerly Course

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Author: Martha Hall Foose
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
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A Southerly Course by Martha Hall Foose Book Resume:

In the highly anticipated follow-up to her bestselling Screen Doors & Sweet Tea, Martha Hall Foose shares recipes and stories that are even closer to her home and heart. A Southerly Course delves deep into Mississippi Delta flavors and foodways, where Martha finds inspiration in local ingredients—from figs and sweet potatoes to crawfish and venison. In her signature style, she pairs each recipe with an anecdote or words of advice, her memorable tales about each dish lingering long after the last bite has been polished off. Martha’s beloved Southern cuisine is a fresh take on homey favorites fiercely protected by the locals, including Skillet Fried Corn, Sweet Pickle Braised Pork Shoulder, and Blackberry Jelly Roll. Dishes such as Sweet-and-Sour Salsify and Peanut Chicken, on the other hand, reflect the influence other cuisines have had on Southern cooking. Martha’s lifelong bond with Mississippi is most apparent when she introduces her friends and family; she dedicates Burgundy Duck to a fiery group of women duck hunters called the Swamp Witches, while her cousin’s new wife inspires Korean-style Grilled Green Onions. And in recalling her former neighbor, the famed author Eudora Welty, she reveals the secret to a perfect Custard Pie. With more than 100 recipes and beautiful color photographs, this book is a wonderful, personal look into the South that Martha loves. Gather around her table in A Southerly Course for unforgettable food and vivid stories, both hallmarks in a rich Southern tradition.

Focused Portfolios

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Author: Gaye Gronlund
Publisher: Redleaf Press
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Focused Portfolios offers an innovative method to accurately document children's growth and development by observing them in the midst of their everyday activities. Used for years in programs across the country, this easy-to-use system has recently been updated to reflect current best practices in observation and assessment using portfolios, include information on apps and other digital tools to create portfolios for individual assessment and parent engagement, and incorporates individual state standards to develop portfolios that reflect the child's performance.

A Tour Thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

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Author: Daniel Defoe
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Tour Thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Daniel Defoe’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Defoe includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A Tour Thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Defoe’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Silas House

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Author: Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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Bestselling author, journalist, playwright, and activist Silas House has focused nearly all of his work on Appalachia. His acclaimed and diverse body of work includes the novels Clay's Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, The Coal Tattoo, Eli the Good, and Southernmost. Well known for its lyrical style, diverse and sympathetic characters, and political engagement, House's work is overdue for deeper critical study. In this groundbreaking book, editor and coauthor Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt brings together established and rising scholars to discuss House and his writings through a critical lens. Various chapters address different aspects of House's fiction and nonfiction, including the ways in which he deconstructs regional stereotypes, how he explores issues of diversity, his environmental activism, and his approach to LGBTQ issues. The collection begins with a foreword by Denise Giardina and concludes with a chapter by celebrated poet Maurice Manning exploring the lyricism that distinguishes House's work. Featuring an interview with House that further illuminates his philosophy and art, this timely volume offers an important critical appraisal of his oeuvre to date and illustrates why he is one of the most significant voices in Appalachian and American literature today.

Dollhouses, Miniature Kitchens, and Shops

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Author: Susan Hight Rountree
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Dollhouses, Miniature Kitchens, and Shops by Susan Hight Rountree Book Resume:

The enchanting dollhouses, miniature kitchens, and toy shops at the Folk Art Museum are shown in this lovely book. Information from nineteenth-century toy catalogs and experience as a maker of miniatures enabled the author to write about these toys in detail. The attractive photography brings them to life.

Costume

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Author: Pravina Shukla
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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What does it mean to people around the world to put on costumes to celebrate their heritage, reenact historic events, assume a role on stage, or participate in Halloween or Carnival? Self-consciously set apart from everyday dress, costume marks the divide between ordinary and extraordinary settings and enables the wearer to project a different self or special identity. Pravina Shukla offers richly detailed case studies from the United States, Brazil, and Sweden to show how individuals use costumes for social communication and to express facets of their personalities.

DANIEL DEFOE Ultimate Collection: 50+ Adventure Classics, Pirate Tales & Historical Novels - Including Biographies, Historical Works, Travel Sketches, Poems & Essays (Illustrated)

DANIEL DEFOE Ultimate Collection: 50+ Adventure Classics, Pirate Tales & Historical Novels - Including Biographies, Historical Works, Travel Sketches, Poems & Essays (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
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Delphi Complete Works of Samuel Richardson (Illustrated)

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Author: Samuel Richardson
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Regarded by some as the leading novelist of the Eighteenth Century, Samuel Richardson is best known for his epistolary novels, which changed the course of English literature. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Samuel Richardson, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Richardson’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 4 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * The complete translation of AESOP’S FABLES, first time in digital print * Special numerical and alphabetical contents tables for the fables * Includes Richardson’s non-fiction, with rare essays - spend hours exploring the author’s wide range of texts * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Richardson’s contribution to literature * Features two biographies, including Thomson’s seminal study - discover Richardson’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels PAMELA; OR, VIRTUE REWARDED PAMELA IN HER EXALTED CONDITION CLARISSA; OR THE HISTORY OF A YOUNG LADY THE HISTORY OF SIR CHARLES GRANDISON The Fables AESOP’S FABLES The Non-Fiction THE INFIDEL CONVICTED THE APPRENTICE’S VADE MECUM THE SEASONABLE EXAMINATION OF THE PLEAS AND PRETENSIONS LETTERS WRITTEN TO AND FOR PARTICULAR FRIENDS A TOUR THRO’ THE WHOLE ISLAND OF GREAT BRITAIN COPY OF LETTER TO A LADY, WHO WAS SOLICITOUS FOR AN ADDITIONAL VOLUME TO THE HISTORY OF SIR CHARLES GRANDISON ANSWER TO A LETTER FROM A FRIEND SIX ORIGINAL LETTERS UPON DUELLING PREFACE TO AUBIN: A COLLECTION OF ENTERTAINING HISTORIES AND NOVELS The Poetry A VERSE FROM THE GENTLEMAN S MAGAZINE The Criticism REMARKS ON CLARISSA, &c. by Sarah Fielding THE ENGLISH NOVELISTS by William Hazlitt The Biographies THE LIFE OF SAMUEL RICHARDSON by Sir Walter Scott SAMUEL RICHARDSON: A BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL STUDY by Clara Linklater Thomson Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Siblings

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Author: C. Dallett Hemphill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Siblings by C. Dallett Hemphill Book Resume:

Brothers and sisters are so much a part of our lives that we can overlook their importance. Even scholars of the family tend to forget siblings, focusing instead on marriage and parent-child relations. Based on a wealth of family papers, period images, and popular literature, this is the first book devoted to the broad history of sibling relations, spanning the long period of transition from early to modern America. Illuminating the evolution of the modern family system, Siblings shows how brothers and sisters have helped each other in the face of the dramatic political, economic, and cultural changes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The book reveals that, in colonial America, sibling relations offered an egalitarian space to soften the challenges of the larger patriarchal family and society, while after the Revolution, in antebellum America, sibling relations provided order and authority in a more democratic nation. Moreover, Hemphill explains that siblings serve as the bridge between generations. Brothers and sisters grow up in a shared family culture influenced by their parents, but they are different from their parents in being part of the next generation. Responding to new economic and political conditions, they form and influence their own families, but their continuing relationships with brothers and sisters serve as a link to the past. Siblings thus experience and promote the new, but share the comforting context of the old. Indeed, in all races, siblings function as humanity's shock-absorbers, as well as valued kin and keepers of memory. This wide-ranging book offers a new understanding of the relationship between families and history in an evolving world. It is also a timely reminder of the role our siblings play in our own lives.

The Unanswered Letter

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Author: Faris Cassell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Dear Madam — You are surely informed about the situation of all Jews in Central Europe and this letter will not astonish you. In August 1939, just days before World War II broke out in Europe, a Jewish man in Vienna named Alfred Berger mailed a desperate letter to a stranger in America who shared his last name. By pure chance I got your address . . . I beg you instantly to send for me and my wife... Decades later, journalist Faris Cassell stumbled upon the stunning letter and became determined to uncover the story behind it. How did the American Bergers respond? Did Alfred and his family escape Nazi Germany? Over a decade-long investigation in which she traveled thousands of miles, explored archives and offices in Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, and Israel, interviewed descendants, and found letters, photos, and sketches made by family members during the Holocaust, Cassell wrote the devastating true story of The Unanswered Letter.

Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

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Author: Valerie Hedquist
Publisher: Routledge
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Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy by Valerie Hedquist Book Resume:

The reception of Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy from its origins to its appearances in contemporary visual culture reveals how its popularity was achieved and maintained by diverse audiences and in varied venues. Performative manifestations resulted in contradictory characterizations of the painted youth as an aristocrat or a "regular fellow," as masculine or feminine, or as heterosexual or gay. In private and public spaces where viewers saw the actual painting and where living and rendered replicas circulated, Gainsborough’s painting was often the centerpiece where dominant and subordinate classes met, gender identities were enacted, and sexuality was implicitly or overtly expressed.

Crafting Tradition

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Author: Michael Chibnik
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Since the mid-1980s, whimsical, brightly colored wood carvings from the Mexican state of Oaxaca have found their way into gift shops and private homes across the United States and Europe, as Western consumers seek to connect with the authenticity and tradition represented by indigenous folk arts. Ironically, however, the Oaxacan wood carvings are not a traditional folk art. Invented in the mid-twentieth century by non-Indian Mexican artisans for the tourist market, their appeal flows as much from intercultural miscommunication as from their intrinsic artistic merit. In this beautifully illustrated book, Michael Chibnik offers the first in-depth look at the international trade in Oaxacan wood carvings, including their history, production, marketing, and cultural representations. Drawing on interviews he conducted in the carving communities and among wholesalers, retailers, and consumers, he follows the entire production and consumption cycle, from the harvesting of copal wood to the final purchase of the finished piece. Along the way, he describes how and why this "invented tradition" has been promoted as a "Zapotec Indian" craft and explores its similarities with other local crafts with longer histories. He also fully discusses the effects on local communities of participating in the global market, concluding that the trade in Oaxacan wood carvings is an almost paradigmatic case study of globalization.

Visibly Canadian

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Author: Karen Stanworth
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Visibly Canadian by Karen Stanworth Book Resume:

Spectacular, scientific, and educational cultural practices were used to establish and define public identities in the British colonies of nineteenth-century Canada. In Visibly Canadian, Karen Stanworth argues that visual representations were the era's primary mode of expressing identity, and shows how the citizenry of Quebec and Ontario was - or was not - represented in the visual culture of the time. Through nine case studies, each representing key moments of identity formation and contestation, Stanworth investigates how a broad range of cultural phenomena, from fine arts to institutional histories to public spectacles, were used to order, resist, and articulate identities within specific social and economic contexts. The negotiation and planning underpinning civic culture are evident in rare moments of compromise such as the surprising proposal from the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society to merge their annual parade with the celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. Equally astounding is the scale of nineteenth-century public spectacles; reenactments of Victorian scenes of war often attracted crowds of upwards of 10,000 people. Illustrated with over fifty images, many unseen for over a century, Visibly Canadian establishes the extraordinary significance of artwork and public spectacles in cutting across language, religion, and class to tell stories of nationhood, belonging, and difference.

Literacy for All Students

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Author: Rebecca Powell,Elizabeth Rightmyer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Literacy for All Students by Rebecca Powell,Elizabeth Rightmyer Book Resume:

The Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) is a framework for implementing culturally relevant literacy instruction and classroom observation. Drawing on research and theory reflecting a range of perspectives ─ multicultural instruction, literacy theory, equity pedagogy, language and discourse models, sheltered instruction, critical pedagogy ─ it provides a means for assessing the many variables of classroom literacy instruction and for guiding practitioners in their development as multicultural educators. Literacy for All Students Discusses issues in multicultural literacy instruction within the context of various essential instructional components (such as assessment, curriculum, parent collaboration) Provides a protocol for observing features of literacy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students Presents vignettes from real classrooms, written by elementary and middle school teachers, showing their victories and struggles as they attempt to implement a pedagogy that is culturally responsive within a climate of high stakes testing A highly effective instrument for assessing culturally responsive literacy instruction in schools, the CRIOP serves as a model for realizing a literacy that is both relevant and transformative.

Delphi Complete Works of Daniel Defoe (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Daniel Defoe (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Daniel Defoe
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Delphi Complete Works of Daniel Defoe (Illustrated) by Daniel Defoe Book Resume:

Widely regarded as the Father of the Novel, Daniel Defoe is a paramount literary figure, who deserves a place in all digital libraries. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the complete FICTIONAL works, with a wide range of non-fiction works too. (Version 2) Features: * concise introductions to the novels and other works * images of how the pamphlets first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * the complete novels and shorter fiction * ROBINSON CRUSOE and other novels are fully illustrated * packed full of images relating to Defoes life, works, places and film adaptations * EVEN includes Defoes poetry and travel works * includes all three volumes of Defoes enormous travel work A TOUR THRO THE WHOLE ISLAND OF GREAT BRITAIN * rare pamphlets and essays * features the BONUS text of William Mintos biography of Defoe explore the writers literary world! * scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Defoes immense oeuvre Please note: due to the scarcity of some non-fiction works, this is a complete FICTIONAL works of Defoe, with a generous selection of non-fiction texts. As soon as other texts become available, they will be added as free updates for customers who have already purchased this eBook. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to view our range of bestselling titles CONTENTS: The Novels Robinson Crusoe The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Captain Singleton Journal of the Plague Year Colonel Jack Moll Flanders Roxana The Shorter Fiction The Consolidator A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal Atlantis Major A Short Narrative of His Grace John, D. of Marlborogh The King of Pirates Dickory Cronke Memoirs of a Cavalier The Memoirs of Major Alexander Ramkins The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell The Pirate Gow The History of the Remarkable Life of John Sheppard The Military Memoirs of Captain George Carleton The History of the Pyrates The Poetry The True-Born Englishman Hymn to the Pillory The Travel Writing A Tour Thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain A New Voyage Round the World The Non-Fiction The Storm An Essay upon Projects The Political History of the Devil Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe The Complete English Tradesman Other Pamphlets and Essays The Biographies Daniel Defoe by William Minto Daniel Defoe by George Saintsbury Daniel Defoe by Leslie Stephen Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to view our range of bestselling titles

Thread Herrings

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Author: Lea Wait
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
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Raveler Angie Curtis gets tangled in a historical mystery. “For a trip to Maine for the cost of a book, this is the author to read.” —Kings River Life Magazine Angie’s first auction may turn out to be her last—when she bids on a coat of arms that someone would literally kill to possess . . . Tagging along to an estate sale with her fellow Needlepointer, antiques shop owner Sarah Byrne, Angie Curtis impulsively bids on a tattered embroidery of a coat of arms. When she gets her prize back home to Haven Harbor, she discovers a document from 1757 behind the framed needlework—a claim for a child from a foundling hospital. Intrigued, Angie is determined to find the common thread between the child and the coat of arms. Accepting her reporter friend Clem Walker’s invitation to talk about her find on the local TV news, Angie makes an appeal to anyone who might have information. Instead, both women receive death threats. When Clem is found shot to death in a parking lot, Angie fears her own life may be in jeopardy. She has to unravel this historical mystery—or she may be the next one going, going . . . gone . . . Praise for the Mainely Needlepoint mysteries “Offers a wonderful sense of place and characters right from the very beginning. Highly recommended.” —Suspense Magazine “A cozy debut that hits all the sweet spots: small town, family ties, and a crew of intriguing personalities.” —Library Journal

Poetic Licence

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Author: Laurence Seeff
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
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In 2001, The Lord Chancellor saw fit to appoint Laurence as a magistrate (lay judge) and he has been dispensing justice ever since in North London. After never having participated in any sport, Laurence joined Acorn Lawn Tennis Club in 2005 and now ‘plays’ tennis (or, at least, attends the club!) on a regular basis! Both of these activities provided plenty of poetic material. Laurence has been married to (long-suffering) Sara for over 41 years. They have four fantastic children, one terrific son-in-law and four grandchildren for whom there are simply insufficient superlatives. The Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Support Association (CLLSA) is a charity whose mission is to support and empower Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL – a form of blood cancer) patients, their families and their carers through education and access to reliable, relevant and current information. The charity is registered with the Charities Commission (1113588).

A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain III

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Author: Defoe D.
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain III by Defoe D. Book Resume:

Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime’s experience to the tradition of travel writing as a businessman, soldier, economic journalist and spy, and his Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain is an invaluable source of social and economic history. This book is not only a beautifully written guide to Britain just before the industrial revolution. It is his deeply imaginative response to a brave new economic world.

A History of White Hall: House of Clay

A History of White Hall: House of Clay [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Lashé D. Mullins,Charles K. Mullins
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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A History of White Hall: House of Clay by Lashé D. Mullins,Charles K. Mullins Book Resume:

In 1799, Revolutionary War veteran General Green Clay finished construction on a stately Georgian mansion he named Clermont. The home became a statewide symbol of prosperity, housing the farm of one of the largest landowners in the Commonwealth. Renamed White Hall by Cassius Marcellus Clay and renovated by his wife, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, it remained in the family for generations. Here Cassius Clay became known as the "Lion of White Hall," penning his fiery speeches against slavery and launching his tumultuous career as an outspoken statesman. After years of restoration, White Hall became a state historic site in 1971. Now, A History of White Hall offers a detailed look inside this expertly preserved structure and the people who helped shape its fascinating history.

Private Stock

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Author: Iris Bolling
Publisher: Siri Austin Entertainment LLC
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Cainan Scott has come to the end of the road. The people looking to kill him have discovered his location. The witness Protection Program has done all they could. He now has to walk away to save the woman he loves. AnnieMarie has waited all her life for a love like her parent’s. To save someone’s life the man she loves exposed himself to criminals he was scheduled to testify against. Now they want him dead. The emotions are high from the murder of her father to the kidnapping of her sister and now the betrayal of a family member. The emotional bank is now overdrawn for Cainan and AnneMarie. Will they cut their losses and go their separate ways Or will they make a withdrawal from love’s Private Stock?

Children of Forever

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Author: Etienne
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
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Could you handle living forever, knowing you would watch your friends grow old and die? Could you handle loving someone, knowing you would live forever ... without them? When Marco's immortal father remarried an immortal woman, Marco never expected that their children would develop a supernatural ability: Serafina and Valerius can communicate telepathically. Not only that, but they're hearing telepathic cries for help from someone they don't know. Desperate to conceal his family's secrets, Marco decides to investigate the strength of their abilities by taking Valerius with him on a planned visit to an institution in a distant city. Soon Valerius reveals that the voice's owner is Sergio, an adolescent who has been institutionalized for most of his life. Tests reveal a family connection to Marco's family, so they decide to have Sergio moved to a spot nearer to where they reside -- but they aren't the only ones interested in Sergio's heritage.

The Art of Getting Everything

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Author: Elizabeth Suárez
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
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#1 Denver Post Bestseller: A realistic guide to overcoming the daily obligations that keep you from reaching your goals. We go through life negotiating multiple times a day. However, very few of us have been taught the necessary skills to successfully manage every moment. Instead, we spend our waking life focusing on multiple things that might not help us reach our goals, and then experience restless nights still trying to solve issues from the day. In The Art of Getting Everything, author and management consultant Elizabeth Suárez equips the reader with the necessary tools to identify, pursue, and achieve success in one's personal and professional life. She guides the reader through real-life examples, highlights specific issues common to young professionals, and constructs a path for achieving the easy wins. This book offers practical resources and tools for handling conflict and disagreements, as well as straightforward strategies for navigating the world of negotiators. In it, you will learn how to advocate for your “net worth”—income, family, health, and personal interests. The Art of Getting Everything is a must-read for anyone just starting out, looking to make a change, or interested in taking the time to see where they are.

Alabama Off the Beaten Path®

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Author: Jackie Sheckler Finch,Gay N. Martin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Alabama Off the Beaten Path show you the Alabama you never knew existed. Go spelunking and discover stalagmitic formations at Cathedral Caverns. Take a walk through history at Fort Morgan then hop the Mobile Bay Ferry for Fort Gaines. Rejoice if you are a fan of Hank Williams and follow the country music legend through the Alabama Music Hall of Fame to the life-size statue of Hank Williams, then to the Hank WilliamsMuseumand Hank Williams, Sr.,Boyhood Home and Museum. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition

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Author: The Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
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No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review! Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application—the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition, you’ll find: • More than 100 real essays written by 90 unique college hopefuls applying to Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and other top schools—along with their stats and where they ultimately got in • Tips and advice on avoiding common grammatical mistakes • Q&A with admissions pros from 20 top colleges, including Connecticut College, Cooper Union, The University of Chicago, and many more This 6th edition includes application essays written by students who enrolled at the following colleges: Amherst College Barnard College Brown University Bucknell University California Institute of Technology Claremont McKenna College Cornell University Dartmouth College Duke University Georgetown University Harvard College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Pomona College Princeton University Smith College Stanford University Swarthmore College Wellesley College Wesleyan University Yale University

Nipper of Drayton Hall

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Author: Amey Lewis
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
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Nipper of Drayton Hall is the just-about-true story of real-life characters who loved a grand old house and the natural beauty of its surroundings on the Ashley River of Charleston, South Carolina. Join Nipper, an energetic little dog, and his beloved Charlotta Drayton as they travel from Charleston’s Battery to historic Drayton Hall and spend a spring day in 1916. At Drayton Hall, Nipper plays with his friend, eight-year-old Richmond Bowens. Both Charlotta and Richmond have family ties to Drayton Hall going back many generations, and both do their part to preserve the history and spirit of their families’ homes. With his ever-present red ball, Nipper lets his curiosity—and Charlotta’s and Richmond’s lessons—guide his adventures as he explores the house and grounds. As the story unfolds, he has a close call with an alligator, but he makes it home to dream his way to the stars. The story by Amey Parsons Lewis and the watercolor illustrations by Gerry McElroy give readers of any age an informative and engaging look into the past of Drayton Hall, a historic house museum operated by the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust and owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Drayton Hall is the oldest surviving example of Georgian-Palladian architecture in the United States and one of just a few pre–Revolutionary War homes still in near-original condition today. As much a story of friendship and discovery as of facts and history, Nipper’s tale is a welcoming invitation to see and share in the beauty and lasting significance of Drayton Hall. Seven generations of the Drayton family are tied to the history of the home and its grounds, from John Drayton, who established the plantation in 1738, to Charles and Frank Drayton, who transferred the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the State of South Carolina in 1974 to ensure its preservation. Seven generations of African Americans are connected to Drayton Hall as well, most notably the Bowens family, including Richmond Bowens (1908–1998), who would become Drayton Hall’s oral historian, its greatest resource on African American history at Drayton Hall, and the inspiration for its Connections: From Africa to America program, which continues to this day. Through the innocent eyes of Nipper, this story of Charlotta Drayton and young Richmond Bowens honors both families and brings Drayton Hall vibrantly to life. A timeline of Drayton Hall history and a glossary of important features and names enhance the story and artwork to the benefit of readers, parents, and teachers.

The Site of Petrarchism

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Author: William J. Kennedy
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Treating the subject of early modern national expression from a broad comparative perspective, The Site of Petrarchism will be of interest to scholars of late medieval and early modern literature in Europe, historians of culture, and critical theorists.

Taking [A]part

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Author: John McCarthy,Peter Wright
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A critical inquiry into the value and experience of participation in design research. In Taking [A]part, John McCarthy and Peter Wright consider a series of boundary-pushing research projects in human-computer interaction (HCI) in which the design of digital technology is used to inquire into participative experience. McCarthy and Wright view all of these projects—which range from the public and performative to the private and interpersonal—through the critical lens of participation. Taking participation, in all its variety, as the generative and critical concept allows them to examine the projects as a part of a coherent, responsive movement, allied with other emerging movements in DIY culture and participatory art. Their investigation leads them to rethink such traditional HCI categories as designer and user, maker and developer, researcher and participant, characterizing these relationships instead as mutually responsive and dialogical. McCarthy and Wright explore four genres of participation—understanding the other, building relationships, belonging in community, and participating in publics—and they examine participatory projects that exemplify each genre. These include the Humanaquarium, a participatory musical performance; the Personhood project, in which a researcher and a couple explored the experience of living with dementia; the Prayer Companion project, which developed a technology to inform the prayer life of cloistered nuns; and the development of social media to support participatory publics in settings that range from reality game show fans to on-line deliberative democracies.

Dickens's Artistic Daughter Katey

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Author: Lucinda Hawksley
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Dickens's Artistic Daughter Katey by Lucinda Hawksley Book Resume:

A biography of a Victorian-era woman who grew up as the daughter of novelist Charles Dickens—and found a creative career of her own. Katey Dickens was born into a house of turbulent celebrity and grew up surrounded by fascinating, famous, and infamous people. From a very young age, she knew her vocation was to be an artist. Lucinda Hawksley charts the life of a celebrated portrait painter who redefines our preconceptions about Victorian women. Living to be almost ninety, Katey survived an unconventional marriage, love affairs, heartbreak, depression, and the challenges of being a female artist in a male-dominated era. Compelling and illuminating, this biography of Katey Dickens tells the story of a spirited woman who found fame at the center of the first celebrity phenomenon; it also uncovers the reality of what it was like to be a child of Charles and Catherine Dickens.

The Courage to Surrender

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Author: John W.
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Unlike the memoir of a famous person, my story lives with the millions of baby boomers who passed me a joint and a beer in college and again at the corporate picnic. Before the Woodstock weekend in 1969, I graduated from college and married the mother of our love child, began training for a computer programming career, and a few months later got a high number in the draft lottery. My use of recreational drugs escalated from fun getting high to a craving that trumped my love for drinking beer. I secured a project manager job at the corporate offices of a world-wide company which is where I entered a fast lane that became a free fall to the bottom of my life. My days began by smoking dope to medicate my alcohol ravaged insides, so I could tolerate the gridlock of morning rush hour traffic. Business days included getting high at noon while on the way to seedy strip joints for a lunch of drinking. The true measure of my self-destruction lay hidden on the dark side of my life where substances and out of control people influenced me into doing things I knew were wrong. On Dec 17, 2001 my doctor showed me the results of my physical to explain that if I continued to drink I would die sooner rather than later. His prognosis scared me, so I poured out my alcohol and used an old AA schedule to attend the first of some 1800 meetings. My story is full of experiences from my days at the bottom of life, through the first years in recovery, to a day in sobriety. My book combines short stories of life with vivid descriptions of actual situations that allow the reader to see this life-threatening disease from all angles. There are messages for the friends and family of an addict, so they can see that secrecy and enabling are part of the madness. When you have finished my memoir some of the mystery that surrounds alcoholism and drug addiction will be answered: why people hit deep bottoms, fear based decisions, motive driven behavior, and how the disease twists the mind of the alcoholic / drug addict. Although my past is a mixture of shame and guilt, I'll tell you who I was, what I did, and the lessons I had to learn more than once. Since Dec. 17, 2001 I have not found a problem or instance that I thought drinking and using would improve. I do not preach the virtues of sobriety I merely open my story for the reader to take what they need.

The Chocolate Mouse Trap

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Author: JoAnna Carl
Publisher: Penguin
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Chocolate-shop manager Lee McKinney has had enough of party planner Julie Singletree's cutesy e-mails. Then somebody actually kills the woman, putting everyone on her mailing list on edge. As their connections to the murder emerge, so do more attacks. Lee smells a rat-and it's not made of chocolate. And if she doesn't want to be permanently deleted, it's up to her to trap it.

The Art of Mbira

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Author: Paul F. Berliner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner’s The Art of Mbira documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart of this work lies the analysis of the improvisatory processes that propel mbira music’s magnificent creativity. In this book, Berliner provides insight into the communities of study, performance, and worship that surround mbira. He chronicles how master player Cosmas Magaya and his associates have developed their repertory and practices over more than four decades, shaped by musical interaction, social and political dynamics in Zimbabwe, and the global economy of the music industry. At once a detailed exposition of the music’s forms and practices, it is also an indispensable historical and cultural guide to mbira in a changing world. Together with Berliner and Magaya's compendium of mbira compositions, Mbira’s Restless Dance, The Art of Mbira breaks new ground in the depth and specificity of its exploration of an African musical tradition, and in the entwining of the authors’ collaborative voices. It is a testament to the powerful relationship between music and social life—and the rewards of lifelong musical study, performance, and friendship.

Straight to Jesus

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Author: Tanya Erzen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Straight to Jesus by Tanya Erzen Book Resume:

Every year, hundreds of gay men and lesbians join ex-gay ministries in an attempt to convert to non-homosexual Christian lives. In this fascinating study of the transnational ex-gay movement, Tanya Erzen focuses on the everyday lives of men and women at New Hope Ministry, a residential ex-gay program, over the course of several years. Straight to Jesus traces the stories of people who have renounced long-term relationships and moved from other countries out of a conviction that the conservative Christian beliefs of their upbringing and their own same-sex desires are irreconcilable. Rather than definitively changing from homosexual to heterosexual, the participants experience a conversion that is both sexual and religious as born-again evangelical Christians. At New Hope, they maintain a personal relationship with Jesus and build new forms of kinship and belonging. By becoming what they call "new creations," these men and women testify to religious transformation rather than changes in sexual desire or behavior. Straight to Jesus exposes how the Christian Right attempts to repudiate gay identity and political rights by using the ex-gay movement as evidence that "change is possible." Instead, Erzen reveals, the realities of the lives she examines actually undermine this anti-gay strategy.

Perpetuating the Family Business

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Author: J. Ward
Publisher: Springer
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Perpetuating the Family Business by J. Ward Book Resume:

John L. Ward is a leading world expert on the family business. In this book he brings together a vast amount of experience to show the, 'best practices' of the most successful and long-lasting families in business. He provides a framework of five insights and four principles in which to position his 50 lessons for family businesses. This is the most comprehensive book on sustaining the family business and contains international examples and cases and essential tools and checklists of best practice.

The Midwife's Choice (At Home in Trinity Book #2)

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Author: Delia Parr
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The Midwife's Choice (At Home in Trinity Book #2) by Delia Parr Book Resume:

Come Home to Friendship, Family, and Faith in the Town of Trinity In a time when the traditional ways of medicine are constantly being questioned by new doctors fresh from medical school, midwife Martha Cade tries to balance her life's calling with the demands of her family. Recently reunited with her estranged seventeen-year-old daughter, Martha finds herself torn between guiding her child and allowing her to be an adult. At the same time, she must decide whether she'll risk reopening the heart she'd long closed off to love. Though a small town, Trinity, Pennsylvania, is fraught with secrets, and as a midwife, Martha moves among its people. She knows which homes are filled with light and love, which families have slipped into grief, which wives are unhappy, and which husbands dare to cross lines...As Martha struggles with the conflicts of being a mother, a midwife, and a woman, she learns the greatest lessons of all--that hope can shine even in the darkest hours, and that faith has a way of making the impossible possible.

Breakfast Inn Style

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Author: Barbara Wohlford,Mary Eley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Breakfast Inn Style by Barbara Wohlford,Mary Eley Book Resume:

Taste old-fashioned graciousness, southern gentility, and superb cuisine from some of the South's best B&B and country inn kitchens. Breakfast Inn Style is a remarkable collection of breakfast and brunch dishes from 54 selected historic and out-of-the-way country inns in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Many of the inns are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and some others are nestled in picturesque countrysides.