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Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she's convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon. As it turns out, Emma hasn't seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her—and they'll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school—the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter—becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.

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Genre Book : Young Adult Fiction
Author Book : Mechthild Gläser
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Release Book : 2018-01-02
Download Book : 336 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781250146786


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Distinguished psychotherapist and survivor Elhanan Rosenbaum is losing his memory to an incurable disease. Never having spoken of the war years before, he resolves to tell his son about his past—the heroic parts as well as the parts that fill him with shame—before it is too late. Elhanan's story compels his son to go to the Romanian village where the crime that continues to haunt his father was committed. There he encounters the improbable wisdom of a gravedigger who leads him to the grave of his grandfather and to the truths that bind one generation to another.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Elie Wiesel
Publisher : Schocken
Release Book : 2011-09-14
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780307806420


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The sixteenth-century Mediterranean witnessed the expansion of both European and Middle Eastern civilizations, under the guises of the Habsburg monarchy and the Ottoman empire. Here, Andrew C. Hess considers the relations between these two dynasties in light of the social, economic, and political affairs at the frontiers between North Africa and the Iberian peninsula. “An erudite reinterpretation of sixteenth-century Mediterranean history. . . . An impressive contribution [that is] at once a regional frontier history, a synthesis of the sixteenth-century western Mediterranean wars, and an interpretative essay about the Hapsburg–Ottoman imperial struggle and its aftermath.”—Hispanic American Historical Review “Impressively researched, concise, and informative. . . . Convincingly explains why two empires came face to face and then turned back to back, leaving two very different and mutually antagonistic societies in their wake.”—Catholic Historical Review “The implied scope of Hess’ very impressive piece of work is far greater than its title would suggest. . . . A very skillful and sure-handed tour.”—Middle East Journal

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Andrew C. Hess
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Book : 2010
Download Book : 278 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780226330310


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Genre Book : People with disabilities
Author Book : Tsitsi Choruma
Publisher : CIIR
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 23 Pages
ISBN-10 : 185287323X


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This book traces the history of early seventeenth-century Portuguese Sephardic traders who settled in two communities on Senegal's Petite Côte. There, they lived as public Jews, under the spiritual guidance of a rabbi sent to them by the newly established Portuguese Jewish community in Amsterdam. In Senegal, the Jews were protected from agents of the Inquisition by local Muslim rulers. The Petite Côte communities included several Jews of mixed Portuguese-African heritage as well as African wives, offspring, and servants. The blade weapons trade was an important part of their commercial activities. These merchants participated marginally in the slave trade but fully in the arms trade, illegally supplying West African markets with swords. This blade weapons trade depended on artisans and merchants based in Morocco, Lisbon, and northern Europe and affected warfare in the Sahel and along the Upper Guinea Coast. After members of these communities moved to the United Provinces around 1620, they had a profound influence on relations between black and white Jews in Amsterdam. The study not only discovers previously unknown Jewish communities but by doing so offers a reinterpretation of the dynamics and processes of identity construction throughout the Atlantic world.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Peter Mark
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 2013-07-31
Download Book : 280 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781107667464


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Here, in this remarkable, previously unknown collection of 230 of his photographs from 1800s to 1900, we see a Florida we will never see again. We see people carving out a life on a frontier that was in many ways more unique than any other. Here sailboats were the counter-parts of the covered wagon and the barefoot mailman of the pony express. Through Munroe's (Ralph Middleton) camera we see carefully detailed scenes that historians cannot fully describe: the Gold Coast before settlement; the first pictures of the Seminole Indians; Key West as the wrecking capital of the world; beauty primeval and untouched. ... jacket.

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Genre Book : Florida
Author Book : Arva Moore Parks
Publisher : Past Perfect Florida Histor
Release Book : 1977
Download Book : 187 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780974158921


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With The Forgotten Front, George H. Cassar intends to demonstrate Italy's vital contribution to the Allied effort in the First World War. His account of the war in Italy covers the strategic considerations as well as the actual fighting.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : George H. Cassar
Publisher : A&C Black
Release Book : 1998-01-01
Download Book : 269 Pages
ISBN-10 : 185285166X


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The Forgotten Legion - fighting for honour, freedom and revenge Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery after their mother is raped by a drunken nobleman. At thirteen years old they are sold - Romulus to gladiator school, Fabiola into prostitution, where she will catch the eye of one of the most powerful men in Rome. Tarquinius is an Etruscan, a warrior and soothsayer, born enemy of Rome, but doomed to fight for the Republic in the Forgotten Legion. Brennus is a Gaul, his entire family killed by the Romans, and he rises to become one of the most famous and feared gladiators of his day. The lives of these characters are bound and interwoven in an odyssey which begins in a Rome riven by political corruption and violence, but ends far away, at the very border of the known world, where the tattered remnants of a once-huge Roman army - the Forgotten Legion - will fight against overwhelming odds, and the three men will meet their destiny. Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin but after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. Now he lives in North Somerset, where he researches, writes and practices as a small animal vet. The Forgotten Legion, born of a lifelong fascination with military history in general, and Roman history in particular, is his first novel. For more information please visit www.benkane.net

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Ben Kane
Publisher : Random House
Release Book : 2008-09-04
Download Book : 672 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781409025016


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James Grant’s story of America’s last governmentally untreated depression: A bible for conservative economists, this “carefully researched history…makes difficult economic concepts easy to understand, and it deftly mixes major events with interesting vignettes” (The Wall Street Journal). In 1920-1921, Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding met a deep economic slump by seeming to ignore it, implementing policies that most twenty-first century economists would call backward. Confronted with plunging prices, wages, and employment, the government balanced the budget and, through the Federal Reserve, raised interest rates. No “stimulus” was administered, and a powerful, job-filled recovery was under way by late 1921. Yet by 1929, the economy spiraled downward as the Hoover administration adopted the policies that Wilson and Harding had declined to put in place. In The Forgotten Depression, James Grant “makes a strong case against federal intervention during economic downturns” (Pittsburgh Tribune Review), arguing that the well-intended White House-led campaign to prop up industrial wages helped turn a bad recession into America’s worst depression. He offers examples like this, and many others, as important strategies we can learn from the earlier depression and apply today and to the future. This is a powerful response to the prevailing notion of how to fight recession, and “Mr. Grant’s history lesson is one that all lawmakers could take to heart” (Washington Times).

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : James Grant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2014-11-11
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781451686487


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I have been asked to record, plainly and without prejudice, a brief history of the Forgotten Planet.That this record, when completed, will be sealed in the archives of the Interplanetary Alliance and remain there, a secret and rather dreadful bit of history, is no concern of mine. I am an old man, well past the century mark, and what disposal is made of my work is of little importance to me. I grow weary of life and living, which is good. The fear of death was lost when our scientists showed us how to live until we grew weary of life. But I am digressing-an old man's failing.The Forgotten Planet was not always so named. The name that it once bore had been, as every child knows, stricken from the records, actual and mental, of the Universe. It is well that evil should not be remembered. But in order that this history may be clear in the centuries to come, my record should go back to beginnings.So far as the Universe is concerned, the history of the Forgotten Planet begins with the visit of the first craft ever to span the space between the worlds: the crude, adventuresome Edorn, whose name, as well as the names of the nine Zenians who manned her, occupy the highest places in the roll of honor of the Universe.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Sewell Peaslee Wright
Publisher : eStar Books
Release Book : 2010-10-01
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ISBN-10 : 9781612100173