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|Author||: Karen Russell|
"From the Pulitzer finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases her extraordinary gifts of language and imagination"--
|Author||: Michael Allen Gordon|
|Editor||: Cornell University Press|
In this book Michael A. Gordon examines the causes and consequences of the tragic and bloody "Orange Riots" that rocked New York City in 1870 and 1871. On July 12 of both years, groups of Irish Catholics clashed with Irish Protestants marching to commemorate the victory of 1690 at the Battle of the Boyne that confirmed the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland. The violence of 1870 left eight people dead; a year later, more than sixty died. Reconstructing the events of July 12 in those years, Gordon provides a riveting and richly detailed account of the riots. He maintains that they stemmed from more than religious hatred or generations of oppression in Ireland. Rather, both years bear witness to a struggle between two profoundly different visions of the promise of America: recreation of European social classes or a form of life liberated from the constraints and stratifications of the Old World. These visions were enmeshed in the turbulent ideological and political confrontations arising from industrialization and newly found immigrant power under New York City's notorious mayor, William Marcy "Boss" Tweed. Gordon concludes by showing how the riots sparked a reform movement that toppled Tweed from power and led to the restructuring of city politics in the 1870s. Capturing the texture of Irish New York after the Civil War, this book is certain to receive the close attention of historians of immigration, of urban and working-class life, and of religion.
|Author||: Dr. Seuss|
|Editor||: Random House Books for Young Readers|
Six Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss at a fantastic price! It's the perfect gift—a $53.94 value for only $15.99! This collection of six Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss costs less than two single Beginner Books! In one sturdy hardcover omnibus,The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books includes the complete text and illustrations forThe Shape of Me and Other Stuff, Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!, Ten Apples Up on Top! (illustrated by Roy McKie),In a People House (illustrated by Roy McKie), Hooper Humperdink . . . ? Not Him!(illustrated by Scott Nash), and Because a Little Bug Went Ka-choo! (illustrated by Michael Frith). Ideal for starting a child's library, this collection will whet young readers' appetites for additional books in the Beginner Book series—and help nourish a lifelong love of reading!
|Author||: Harriet Tyce|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
A young lawyer's outwardly perfect life spirals out of control as she takes on her first murder case in this "dark, original and utterly compelling" domestic noir for readers of Paula Hawkins, A.J. Finn, or Shari Lapena. (Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone) Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise--she's just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems... Just one more night. Then I'll end it. Alison drinks too much. She's neglecting her family. And she's having an affair with a colleague whose taste for pushing boundaries may be more than she can handle. I did it. I killed him. I should be locked up. Alison's client doesn't deny that she stabbed her husband - she wants to plead guilty. And yet something about her story is deeply amiss. Saving this woman may be the first step to Alison saving herself. I'm watching you. I know what you're doing. But someone knows Alison's secrets. Someone who wants to make her pay for what she's done, and who won't stop until she's lost everything....
|Author||: David Winner|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Paperbacks|
The Netherlands has been one of the world's most distinctive and sophisticated football cultures. From the birth of Total Football in the sixties, through two decades of World Cup near misses to the exiles who remade clubs like AC Milan, Barcelona, Arsenal and Chelsea in their own image, the Dutch have often been dazzlingly original and influential. The elements of their style (exquisite skills, adventurous attacking tactics, a unique blend of individual creativity and teamwork, weird patterns of self-destruction) reflect and embody the country's culture and history. This book lays bare the elegant, fractured soul of the Dutch Masters and the culture that spawned them by exploring and analysing its key ideas, institutions, personalities and history in the context of wider Dutch society.
|Author||: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Government Activities and Transportation Subcommittee|
|Author||: Robert J. Tuholski Ph.D.|
|Editor||: Arcadia Publishing|
Located between the Quabbin Reservoir and the New Hampshire state line, Orange has developed from a sparsely-settled, agrarian countryside to a thriving industrial community along the banks of the Millers River. Around Orange includes images of this town and the surrounding towns of Athol, Erving, New Salem, Warwick, and Wendell. Through photographs, postcards, and stereoview cards from a bygone era, this volume provides a glimpse of what it was like to live and work in this area long ago. Seen here are vintage images of schools, churches, public buildings, homes, businesses, industries, celebrations, and disasters.
|Author||: Avery Hurt|
|Editor||: Bearport Publishing|
A tree is covered with juicy oranges. It was once a small seed. So how did the tree get so big? Beginning readers will discover how a seed turns into an orange tree in this basic introduction to plant development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.
|Author||: Inter American Development Bank,Iván Duque Márquez,Pedro Felipe Buitrago Restrepo|
|Editor||: Inter-American Development Bank|
This manual has been designed and written with the purpose of introducing key concepts and areas of debate around the "creative economy", a valuable development opportunity that Latin America, the Caribbean and the world at large cannot afford to miss. The creative economy, which we call the "Orange Economy" in this book (you'll see why), encompasses the immense wealth of talent, intellectual property, interconnectedness, and, of course, cultural heritage of the Latin American and Caribbean region (and indeed, every region). At the end of this manual, you will have the knowledge base necessary to understand and explain what the Orange Economy is and why it is so important. You will also acquire the analytical tools needed to take better advantage of opportunities across the arts, heritage, media, and creative services.
|Author||: David S. J. Hodgson,Stephen Stratton,Miguel Lopez|
|Editor||: Prima Lifestyles|
·Complete strategy for Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. ·Half-Life 2: Enhanced biographies and enemy information showcasing all the new entities! ·G-Man locations, hidden item stashes, and more revealed! ·Portal: Tactics for every single level, with incredible, mind-bending shortcuts from the development team! ·Team Fortress 2: Complete information for all characters and insanely advanced tactics for every map. ·Comprehensive list of all Xbox 360 Achievements, with hints for completing them. ·Fully labeled maps of every single level in all five games! ·Raising the Bar: Exclusive artwork and developer interviews for all games!
|Author||: Moniek Bloks|
|Editor||: John Hunt Publishing|
Carolina of Orange-Nassau (1743 – 1787) was born the daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange, and Anne, Princess Royal and was thus the granddaughter of King George II. It was upon the King's orders that she was named after his wife, Caroline of Ansbach. She was the first of Anne and William's children to survive to adulthood. When her father was at last made stadtholder of all seven united provinces, Carolina was included in the line of succession, in the event she had no brothers. A brother was eventually born, but due to his weak health, she remained an important figure. Carolina married Charles Christian of Nassau-Weilburg and suffered the loss of half her children, either in childbirth or infancy. Despite this, she acted as regent for her minor brother while heavily pregnant and remained devoted to him and the Dutch republic. Her children married well and her descendants sit upon the royal thrones of Europe, truly making her a grandmother of Europe.