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The Book The Wordy Shipmates
The Author Sarah Vowell
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2008-10-07
Genre History
Pages 272
ISBN 1440638691
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, The Wordy Shipmates is New York Times bestselling author Sarah Vowell's exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the people of John Winthrop's "city upon a hill," a shining example, a "city that cannot be hid." To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Vowell investigates what that means? and what it should mean. What was this great political enterprise all about? Who were these people who are considered the philosophical, spiritual, and moral ancestors of our nation? What Vowell discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoe-buckles-and- corn reputation might suggest. The people she finds are highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty. Their story is filled with pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance. Along the way she asks: *Was Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop a communitarian, a Christlike Christian, or conformity?s tyrannical enforcer? Answer: Yes! *Was Rhode Island?s architect, Roger Williams, America?s founding freak or the father of the First Amendment? Same difference. *What does it take to get that jezebel Anne Hutchinson to shut up? A hatchet. *What was the Puritans? pet name for the Pope? The Great Whore of Babylon. Sarah Vowell?s special brand of armchair history makes the bizarre and esoteric fascinatingly relevant and fun. She takes us from the modern-day reenactment of an Indian massacre to the Mohegan Sun casino, from old-timey Puritan poetry, where ?righteousness? is rhymed with ?wilderness,? to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. Throughout, The Wordy Shipmates is rich in historical fact, humorous insight, and social commentary by one of America?s most celebrated voices. Thou shalt enjoy it.


The Book Friend Me
The Author Francesca Davis DiPiazza
The Publisher Twenty-First Century Books
Release Date2017-01-01
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
Pages 112
ISBN 9781512452945
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Anyone who texts recognizes "LOL," "2G2BT," and "PRW" as shorthand for "laughing out loud," "too good to be true," and "parents are watching." But did you know that in the 1800s—when your great-great-great-grandparents were alive—telegraph operators used similar abbreviations in telegrams? For example, "GM," "SFD," and "GA" meant "good morning," "stop for dinner," and "go ahead." At the time, telegrams were a new and superfast way for people to network with others. Social networking isn't a new idea. People have been connecting in different versions of circles and lists and groups for centuries. The broad range of social media includes wampum belts, printed broadsides (early newspapers), ring shouts (secret slave gatherings with singing and dancing), calling cards, telegrams, and telephones. The invention of the Internet—and e-mail, text messaging, and social utilities such as Facebook and Google+—is just the latest way in which humans network for fun, work, romance, spiritual bonding, and many other reasons. Friend Me! takes readers through the amazing history of social networking in the United States, from early Native American councils to California's Allen Telescope Array (ATA), where researchers are hoping to interact with extraterrestrial beings. Learn how Americans have been connecting in imaginative ways throughout history, and you'll see social networking in a whole new light.


The Book Studie van magie
The Author Maria V. Snyder
The Publisher
Release Date2010-02-23
Genre
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ISBN 9024530989
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Character Counts
The Author Michael Glenn Maness
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2010-12
Genre History
Pages 448
ISBN 9781456714369
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future
The Author Katherine S. van Wormer
The Publisher SAGE Publications
Release Date2015-02-17
Genre Social Science
Pages 448
ISBN 9781483322421
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies—including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice—within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.


The Book Braille Book Review
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2010
Genre Blind
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105214543907
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Reader s Digest
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2008
Genre
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105132670188
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Time
The Author Briton Hadden
The Publisher
Release Date2008
Genre
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105132645628
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Book Review Index 2009
The Author Dana Ferguson
The Publisher Gale Cengage
Release Date2009-08
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 1262
ISBN 1414419120
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Unfamiliar Fishes
The Author Sarah Vowell
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2011-03-22
Genre History
Pages 256
ISBN 9781101486450
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, an examination of Hawaii, the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn. Many think of 1776 as the defining year of American history, when we became a nation devoted to the pursuit of happiness through self- government. In Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell argues that 1898 might be a year just as defining, when, in an orgy of imperialism, the United States annexed Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and invaded first Cuba, then the Philippines, becoming an international superpower practically overnight. Among the developments in these outposts of 1898, Vowell considers the Americanization of Hawaii the most intriguing. From the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820, their goal to Christianize the local heathen, to the coup d'état of the missionaries' sons in 1893, which overthrew the Hawaiian queen, the events leading up to American annexation feature a cast of beguiling, and often appealing or tragic, characters: whalers who fired cannons at the Bible-thumpers denying them their God-given right to whores, an incestuous princess pulled between her new god and her brother-husband, sugar barons, lepers, con men, Theodore Roosevelt, and the last Hawaiian queen, a songwriter whose sentimental ode "Aloha 'Oe" serenaded the first Hawaiian president of the United States during his 2009 inaugural parade. With her trademark smart-alecky insights and reporting, Vowell lights out to discover the off, emblematic, and exceptional history of the fiftieth state, and in so doing finds America, warts and all. From the Hardcover edition.


The Book The Publishers Weekly
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2009
Genre American literature
Pages
ISBN UCSD:31822036342608
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Vanity Fair
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2008
Genre Dressmaking
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015079664358
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Newsweek
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2008-10
Genre
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ISBN NWU:35556038761110
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Quill Quire
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2008
Genre Book industries and trade
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105029524449
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Elle
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2008-08
Genre Fashion
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105132670147
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Braille Books
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2011
Genre Blind
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015088937092
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Talking Book Topics
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2010
Genre Talking books
Pages
ISBN OSU:32435083733055
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Shakespeare Wrote for Money
The Author Nick Hornby
The Publisher McSweeneys Books
Release Date2008
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 131
ISBN UOM:39015079152230
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The final collection from Nick Hornby's column "Stuff I've Been Reading" in the Believer magazine.


The Book De terechtstelling
The Author Val McDermid
The Publisher Luitingh Sijthoff
Release Date2015-12-11
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789024571628
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: De thriller De terechtstelling van Val McDermid behoort tot de top van het Britse crime-genre, zoals veel van haar bestsellers. Derbyshire, 1963. Op een ijskoude decemberdag verdwijnt een dertienjarig meisje uit haar dorp. Iedereen van de dorpsgemeenschap raakt betrokken bij haar verdwijning. Voor de jonge rechercheur George Bennett is dit het begin van zijn moeilijkste en meest aangrijpende zaak: een moord zonder lijk, een onderzoek met veel impasses en allemaal gesloten gezichten. De moordenaar wordt gepakt, en veroordeeld tot de doodstraf. Maar jaren later probeert Bennett opeens een boek over deze zaak tegen te houden.... De Schotse bestsellerauteur Val McDermid heeft verscheidene hoog gewaardeerde thrillers op haar naam staan, waaronder De terechtstelling. Ook de voor tv verfilmde thrillerserie over de profiler Tony Hill is van haar hand. McDermid ontving de prestigieuze Diamond Dagger Award voor haar uitzonderlijke bijdrage aan het thrillergenre. Over De terechtstelling: ‘Een van de beste detectives die ik ooit gelezen heb.’ Ruth Rendell ‘De echte literaire suspense.’ Jeffrey Deaver


The Book Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty
The Author David Levinthal
The Publisher Schwartz & Wade
Release Date2012-09-25
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 40
ISBN 9780375987700
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Break-in at the Three Bears family home? It could only be one dame. Wicked witch gone missing from her candied cottage? Hansel and Gretel claim it was self-defense. Did Humpty Dumpty really just fall off that wall, or was he pushed? Here are five fairy-tale stories with a twist, all told from the point of view of a streetwise police officer called Binky, who just happens to be a toad in a suit and a fedora. When Snow White doesn't make it to the beauty pageant, Officer Binky is the first to find the apple core lying by her bed. When an awful giant mysteriously crashes to the ground, upsetting the whole town, Binky discovers exactly who is responsible. Author David Levinthal and illustrator John Nickle retell these classic stories in the style of a 1940s noir detective novel—for kids!