The Keep Of Ages

Author: Caragh M. O'Brien
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781596439436
Size: 18.86 MB
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In the fast-paced, high-stakes conclusion to Caragh M. O'Brien's Vault of Dreamers trilogy, Rosie travels to a derelict theme park to shut down dream mining once and for all. Driven by fear when Dean Berg kidnaps her family, Rosie Sinclair strikes out across the country to rescue them. When an elusive trail leads her to Grisly Valley, the contaminated ruin of a horror theme park, Rosie has to consider that Berg may once again be manipulating her every move to make her fearful, priming her for a final, lethal dream mining procedure. As Rosie struggles to outmaneuver Berg, she unearths the ultimate vault of dreamers and the hint of a consciousness more powerful and dangerous than any she's imagined before. Faced with unspeakable suffering and otherworldly beauty, Rosie must discover how to trust her mind, her friends, and reality itself. Propulsive and deeply speculative, The Keep of Ages concludes the Vault of Dreamers trilogy with stirring possibilities for what it means to be alive.

Perfume River

Author: Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802190109
Size: 18.59 MB
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From one of America’s most important writers, Perfume River is an exquisite novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family. Robert Quinlan is a seventy-year-old historian, teaching at Florida State University, where his wife Darla is also tenured. Their marriage, forged in the fervor of anti-Vietnam-war protests, now bears the fractures of time, both personal and historical, with the couple trapped in an existence of morning coffee and solitary jogging and separate offices. For Robert and Darla, the cracks remain under the surface, whereas the divisions in Robert’s own family are more apparent: he has almost no relationship with his brother Jimmy, who became estranged from the family as the Vietnam War intensified. Robert and Jimmy’s father, a veteran of WWII, is coming to the end of his life, and aftershocks of war ripple across their lives once again, when Jimmy refuses to appear at his father's bedside. And an unstable homeless man whom Robert at first takes to be a fellow Vietnam veteran turns out to have a deep impact not just on Robert, but on his entire family.

Mr And Mrs Disraeli

Author: Daisy Hay
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473511071
Size: 17.44 MB
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He was a debt-ridden dandy, a mid-ranking novelist armed with enormous political ambition. She was a moneyed widow twelve years older than her new husband, always overdressed for society dinners and never one to hold her tongue. From the outset, Mary Anne and Benjamin Disraeli made an unlikely match, yet they rose to the very pinnacle of Victorian society. Drawing on the couple's love letters and Mary Anne's own formidable archives, Daisy Hay reveals the heady mix of romance and power that fuelled their influence - and chronicles how the Disraelis crafted their unconventional marriage into an enduring love story.

The Lost Love Letters Of Heloise And Abelard

Author: Constant Mew
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137059215
Size: 13.87 MB
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This new edition offers fascinating insights into one of the most celebrated love affairs of the Middle Ages. A new chapter charts the debate about the letters and offers fresh evidence to attribute them to Abelard and Heloise. The complete Latin text is reproduced with an annotated translation by Chiavaroli and Mews.

Female Tommies

Author: Elisabeth Shipton
Publisher: History Press
ISBN: 075097950X
Size: 14.30 MB
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The First World War saw one of the biggest ever changes in the demographics of warfare, as thousands of women donned uniforms and took an active part in conflict for the first time in history. Female Tommies looks at the military role of women worldwide during the Great War and reveals the extraordinary women who served on the frontline.Through their diaries, letters and memoirs, meet the women who defied convention and followed their convictions to defend the less fortunate and fight for their country. Follow British Flora Sandes as she joins the Serbian Army and takes up a place in the rearguard of the Iron Regiment as they retreat from the Bulgarian advance. Stow away with Dorothy Lawrence as she smuggles herself to Paris, steals a uniform and heads to the front. Enlist in Russia's all-female 'Battalion of Death' alongside peasant women and princesses alike.The personal accounts of these women, who were members of organisations such as the US Army Signal Corps, the Canadian Army Medical Corps, the FANY, WRAF, WRNS, WAAC and many others, provide a valuable insight into what life was like for women in a male-dominated environment.

Mapping The Second World War

Author: Peter Chasseaud
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785834354
Size: 20.98 MB
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Experience the Second World War as you travel through time and follow the conflict of the war from 1939 to 1945 with this unique and invaluable volume! From the earliest onslaught of troops in the Invasion of Poland to the D-Day and the Liberation of France. Features historical maps and photographs from their archives, and fascinating commentary from an expert historian. The events of the battles are detailed and illustrated, artfully telling a story of what occurred through maps with handwritten notes from the front lines. Complete with detailed courses of action for air strikes and naval battles along with annotated maps that illustrated the planned supply routes and attacks for soldiers is pictures of ruins, troops, world leaders, newspaper clippings, and more! Types of maps featured: Maps cover key battles and offensives on major fronts Planning and operations maps showing defenses in detail Maps showing dispositions of Allied and enemy forces Bomber and V-weapon target maps Key topics include: 1939: Invasion of Poland 1940: German invasion of the Low Countries & France 1940: Battle of Britain & German invasion threat 1941: Pearl Harbor 1941-1945: Barbarossa and the Eastern Front 1942: Turning Points: midway, Alamein, Stalingrad The War at Sea The War in the Air 1944: Neptune & Overlord; D-Day & liberation of France

Mindful Parenting For Adhd

Author: Mark Bertin
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626251816
Size: 20.62 MB
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Written by a pediatrician and based in proven-effective mindfulness techniques, this book will help you and your child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) keep calm, flexible, and in control. If you are a parent of a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably face many unique daily challenges. Kids with ADHD are often inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive, since ADHD affects all of self-management and self-regulation. As a result, you might become chronically frustrated or stressed out, which makes caring for ADHD that much harder. In this book, a developmental pediatrician presents a proven-effective program for helping both you and your child with ADHD stay cool and collected while remaining flexible, resilient, and mindful. Bertin addresses the various symptoms of ADHD using non-technical language and a user-friendly format. In addition, he offers guidelines to help you assess your child's strengths and weaknesses, create plans for building skills and managing specific challenges, lower stress levels for both yourself and your child, communicate effectively, and cultivate balance and harmony at home and at school. If you are a parent, caregiver, or mental health professional, this book provides a valuable guide.