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Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-05-31
Page : 256
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1416561234
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From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham; Harry Caudill, the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America. Different as they are from each other, McCullough’s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose. These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.


Author : Sigrid Undset
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2013-05-01
Page : 152
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0816684782
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Inspired by tales of the hero Vilmund Vidutan and his fellow knights, Sigurd Jonsson and his young friends Ivar and Helge set out to reenact these exploits on their medieval Norwegian farm. They carve swords and lances and spend hours making shields. With a little imagination, a pasture becomes a battlefield, an old boar their greatest foe, and they pass many hours jousting and dueling. But when the summer is nearly over, the three boys stumble into real trouble and must prove their courage in an adventure all their own. Written during Sigrid Undset’s time in New York, Sigurd and His Brave Companions will make medieval Norway come alive for young and old readers alike.


Author : Sigrid Undset
Gunvor Bull Teilman
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Release : 2013
Page : 139
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780816678266
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Inspired by tales of hero Vilmund Vidutan and his fellow knights, young Sigurd Jonsson and his friends endeavor to reenact favorite exploits on a medieval Norwegian farm with homemade swords, lances and shields, in a culturally evocative rerelease of a mid-20th-century classic. Reprint.


Author : Ruth Adams Knight
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Release : 1954
Page : 215
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Author : Damien Buckland
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2014-11-25
Page : 576
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 1326097873
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THE LANDS OF WESTEROS THE HISTORY OF WESTEROS AGES CHARACTER BIOS THE GREAT HOUSES INDEPENDENTS AND PEOPLES OF WESTEROS THE STORIES BEHIND 'THE BROTHERS WITHOUT BANNERS', 'THE KINGSGUARD', AND DOZENS MORE CUSTOMS & LAWS OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS THE SMALL COUNCIL FAITH OF WESTEROS DETAILED GUIDES TO EVERY EPISODE ACTOR BIOGRAPHIES STORIES OF THE GREAT BATTLES DIREWOLVES WEAPONS OF WESTEROS GREAT SWORDS COSTUMES MAPS AND LOCATIONS With more than 320 individual chapters and guides, Collection Editions: A Game of Thrones is by far the largest, most detailed, and comprehensive guide to the show yet, giving the reader unparralled access and information on every detail of the series. A must have for every fan of the show.


Author : George R. R. Martin
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2014
Page : 1060
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0553390562
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The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.


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Author : Ruth Adams KNIGHT
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Release : 1948
Page : 248
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Author : J. Michael Martinez
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2016-11-01
Page : 356
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1498509673
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This book discusses the many meanings of “sustainability,” explores the importance of economics in environmental policy-making, and highlights the schools of thought in environmental ethics. It concludes that public administrators can play an important role in ensuring that environmental sustainability is an integral part of American government.


Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003-08-20
Page : 1120
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0743260295
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.


Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-05-24
Page : 4656
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1451658257
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Perfect for David McCullough fans and history lovers alike, this eBook boxed set features all of his bestselling titles, from 1776 to Mornings on Horseback. This e-book box set includes all of David McCullough’s bestselling backlist titles: · 1776: The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence. · Brave Companions: Profiles of exceptional men and women who shaped history, among them Alexander von Humboldt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles and Anne Lindbergh. · The Great Bridge: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination. · John Adams: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who became our second president. · The Johnstown Flood: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people. · Mornings on Horseback: The brilliant National Book Award-winning biography of young Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly child to a vigorous, intense man poised to become a national hero and then president. · Path Between the Seas: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible. · Truman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea. · Special Bonus: The Course of Human Events: In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.


Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-12-01
Page : 32
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1439190011
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In this short speech, the master historian tracks the founding fathers’ and his own fascination with all things historical.


Author : Lori M. Campbell
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2014-07-24
Page : 300
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0786477660
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This collection of new essays seeks to define the unique qualities of female heroism in literary fantasy from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in the 1950s through the present. Building upon traditional definitions of the hero in myth and folklore as the root genres of modern fantasy, the essays provide a multi-faceted view of an important fantasy character type who begins to demonstrate a significant presence only in the latter 20th century. The essays contribute to the empowerment and development of the female hero as an archetype in her own right.


Author : R. A. Salvatore
Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
Release : 2013-08-06
Page : 464
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0786964359
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“The Companions is the best novel [R.A.] Salvatore has ever written. It’s insanely courageous, profoundly powerful, masterfully constructed, and easily Salvatore’s most ambitious work to date.”—Paul Goat Allen, BarnesandNoble.com “After a quarter of a century, R.A. Salvatore just keeps getting better and better, and The Companions is another masterful leap forward for one of the greatest fantasy epics of all time.” —Philip Athans, best-selling author of Annihilation and The Haunting of Dragon’s Cliff This latest installment in New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Salvatore's signature hero Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life--the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.


Author : Group of Scholars
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2014-09-11
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Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1312511680
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This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Ahlulbayt Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Ahlulbayt Organization is a registered Organisation that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims.


Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-05-31
Page : 448
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0743218302
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The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough. Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as “a masterpiece” (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of Truman, this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised. The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR’s first love. All are brought to life to make “a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail” (The New York Times Book Review). A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. It is a book about life intensely lived, about family love and loyalty, about grief and courage, about “blessed” mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands.


Author : Adele Gutman Nathan
Publisher : New York : Aladdin Books
Release : 1953
Page : 164
Category : Explorers
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Release : 1855
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Category : Women's periodicals, English
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Author : Grace James
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2019-11-21
Page : 579
Category : Fiction
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"Japanese Fairy Tales" by Grace James. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


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