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Northanger Abbey (Illustrated)

  10/02/2012       jakson1987      0 Comments

Jane Austen has won legions of devoted fans in the 200 years since her death with her masterful parody of courtship and lightly moralizing critique of social mores in the early 19th century. Northanger Abbey was the first of her major novels to be completed, and though it was sold to a publisher in 1803, it was not released until 1817, months after her death. The tale of Gothic novel-obsessed Catherine Morland gives readers, particularly Austen fans that have only experienced her later works, an early point of reference by which to chart the sharpening of her famous wit.

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The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking

  10/02/2012       supperstorm      0 Comments

In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of sixties idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized commercial jets nearly once a week, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wished to escape to foreign lands, where they imagined being hailed as heroes; others aimed to swap hostages for sacks of cash. Their criminal exploits mesmerized the country, never more so than when the young lovers at the heart of Brendan I. Koerners The Skies Belong to Us pulled off the longest-distance hijacking in American history. A shattered Army veteran and a mischievous party girl, Roger Holder and Cathy Kerkow commandeered Western Airlines Flight 701 as a vague protest against the war. Through a combination of savvy and dumb luck, the couple managed to flee across an ocean with a half-million dollars in ransom, a feat that made them notorious around the globe. Koerner spent four years chronicling this madcap tale, which involves a cast of characters ranging from exiled Black Panthers to African despots to French movie stars. He combed through over 4,000 declassified documents and interviewed scores of key figures in the drama--including one of the hijackers, whom Koerner discovered living in total obscurity. Yet The Skies Belong to Us is more than just an enthralling yarn about a spectacular heist and its bittersweet, decades-long aftermath. It is also a psychological portrait of America at its most turbulent, and a testament to the madness that can grip a nation when politics fail.

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Cartesia: Volume One

  10/02/2012       e1ektra555      0 Comments

Do you have a thirst for new adventures? Are you interested in teaching children while you do it? If so, then Cartesia: Volume One is the book that satisfies these thirsts. Meant as an educational resource for teachers, as well as a childrens book, Cartesia: Volume One delivers a clever story while connecting the three childhood fundamentals of Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.

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Die wahren X-Akten: Das Buch der unerklärlichen Phänome, Vol. 2(X-Files Book of the Unexplained #2)

  10/02/2012       rekc3      0 Comments

This pretty much follows on the same theme as the first volume - no real surprise there however that is its downfall in that - you can see if this book proved to be popular enough a whole series of them would follow chronicling not only the episodes but also the mysteries and thoughts behind the genesis of each episode. With that in mind the material feels more like an attempt to milk the fame of the series more than discuss the ideas of each storyline. Now it maybe that the style has not changed and it is in fact my view point after reading the first volume but the fact is the first volume was something different - this by its very nature is more of the same and with little new added. Dont get me wrong the subjects covered are all interesting but you do get the feeling that the TV series is creeping in more at the expense of original material.

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St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9

  10/02/2012       lucaslucas      0 Comments

Various is the correct author for any book with multiple unknown authors, and is acceptable for books with multiple known authors, especially if not all are known or the list is very long (over 50).If an editor is known, however, Various is not necessary. List the name of the editor as the primary author (with role editor). Contributing authors names follow it.Note: WorldCat is an excellent resource for finding author information and contents of anthologies.

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Непридуманное

  10/02/2012       Iaggressive      0 Comments

Лев Эммануилович � азгон - писатель, публицист, литературный критик, многолетний узник сталинских лагерей. Имя Льва � азгона стало известно стране, когда увидела свет его книга Непридуманное - одна из вершин лагерной мемуаристики. В последние десятилетия своей жизни Лев � азгон много времени и сил отдавал общественной работе - был членом Комиссии по помилованию при Президенте � Ф, стоял у истоков создания Общества Мемориал и, несмотря на преклонный возраст, самым активным образом участвовал и его работе.

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Cowls(Polly Devenish #2)

  10/02/2012       xaabcz      0 Comments

This sequel to A Sound of Crying has the same good characterization and interesting interpersonal dynamics as the first book (which was originally published in the UK as The House in the Woods), but lacks the supernatural element. Logical fastidious Frederick makes a return visit to his highly imaginative cousin Polly, and her large untidy family. The cousins get drawn in to a turf war with the tough next-door neighbor over possession of the key to a local abandoned house. Although Pollys (and her siblings) fear of ghosts is touched upon often, everybody has conveniently forgotten that in the previous book she actually experienced the presence of a real one.

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GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict

  10/02/2012       preobrazovatel      0 Comments

Goal, motivation, and conflict are the foundation of everything that happens in the story world. Using charts, examples, and movies, the author breaks these key elements down into understandable components and walks the reader through the process of laying this foundation in his or her own work.Learn what causes sagging middles and how to fix them, which goals are important, which aren’t and why, how to get your characters to do what they need for your plot in a believable manner, and how to use conflict to create a good story. GMC can be used not only in plotting, but in character development, sharpening scenes, pitching ideas to an editor, and evaluating whether an idea will work.Be confident your ideas will work before you write 200 pages.Plan a road map to keep your story on track.Discovery why your scenes aren’t working and what to do about it.Create characters that editors and readers will care about.This book belongs on every fiction writers bookshelf. Anyone who has ever had a story to tell and is dying to get it down on paper will find guidance and inspiration in GMC. The presentation is clear, immediate, and relevant to all writers--from novices to seasoned professionals. Experienced author Debra Dixon has done a magnificent job of demystifying the toughest aspect of fiction writing: that of a giving a story shape, form and urgency. — Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling and RITA® Award winning author of over 40 novels and novellas“One of the best in her craft.” — Toronto Star“Goal, Motivation & Conflict is one of my all time favorites.” — Jane Porter (Flirting With Forty), award winning and bestselling author with 10 million books in print, in twenty languages and 25 countries

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Princess Bing Bong and the Birthday Party Blunders

  10/02/2012       leorus      0 Comments

Princess Bing Bong has some great ideas for her birthday party. They arent exactly typical, but its her birthday, so she can have things the way she wants them.I have a 5 yr old girl and 8 yr old boy. Both of them enjoyed the story. It was silly and goofy. My daughter wanted to know if there were more Princess books like this one. Even my son who is in to chapter books sat down with us and laughed a couple of times. Its light-hearted, full of silly illustrations, and teaches the message that being different is okay.I received this book free of charge from Goodreads in exchange for my honest review.

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Die Elektrostahlofen

  10/02/2012       sadida      0 Comments

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfangen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen fur die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfugung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden mussen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

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