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Desperate Escapes

Author : Simon Lewis
ISBN : 1599201585
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This high-interest, historical series provides true adventure stories of real-life spies, adventurers, explorers, and others who beat the odds to carry out their mission.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Kings And Desperate Men

Author : Louis Kronenberger
ISBN : 9781412851329
Genre : History
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The goal of Kings and Desperate Men is to provide a picture of eighteenth-century England up to the French Revolution. Kronenberger's work lies much closer to a social chronicle than an orthodox history, and is more concerned with manners and tastes than with treaties and wars. Kings and Desperate Men reveals what life was like for both aristocrats and commoners: their family lives, experience of larger society, habits, diet, fashions, religion, and artistic tastes. In tracing these topics for both city and country dwellers, he artfully communicates the very real division between the vivacity of London and the regular, fixed, and monotonous character of country life. The division is vital to understanding the age and the transformations it would experience. Yet Kronenberger does not ignore the more traditional historical landmarks. Kroenberger treats the characters of the leading political actors: Walpole, Bolingbroke, Burke, Fox, and Pitt, while providing the reader with a sweeping account of the formation of political parties and constitutional shifts of power between the monarchy and parliament. Students of the period who despair at its political complexities will fi nd much to appreciate in Kronenberger's condensed and easy to understand formulations. As for philosophy, Kronenberger refers to thinkers and ideas as they influence English life; especially Locke and Hume. Their ideas and reputations are explained as part of the character of society. The same is true for economics. More attention is given to the social gains of middle-class shopkeepers and the eighteenth-century zeal for stock speculation than to formal schools of thought. Especially notable is Kronenberger's treatment of both the arts and the artists of the eighteenth century-theatre, opera, music, literature, architecture, and painting.
Category: History

Desperate Voyage

Author : John Caldwell
ISBN : 0924486201
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama after the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

From Happy Homemaker To Desperate Housewives

Author : Rebecca Feasey
ISBN : 9780857285614
Genre : Performing Arts
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'Motherhood and Popular Television' is designed to introduce readers to key debates concerning the representations of motherhood and the maternal role in contemporary television programming.
Category: Performing Arts

Desperate Passage

Author : Ethan Rarick
ISBN : 0199756708
Genre : History
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In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive shelter. The conclusion is known: by spring of the next year, the Donner Party was synonymous with the most harrowing extremes of human survival. But until now, the full story of what happened, what it tells us about human nature and about America's westward expansion, remained shrouded in myth. Drawing on fresh archaeological evidence, recent research on topics ranging from survival rates to snowfall totals, and heartbreaking letters and diaries made public by descendants a century-and-a-half after the tragedy, Ethan Rarick offers an intimate portrait of the Donner party and their unimaginable ordeal: a mother who must divide her family, a little girl who shines with courage, a devoted wife who refuses to abandon her husband, a man who risks his life merely to keep his word. But Rarick resists both the gruesomely sensationalist accounts of the Donner party as well as later attempts to turn the survivors into archetypal pioneer heroes. "The Donner Party," Rarick writes, "is a story of hard decisions that were neither heroic nor villainous. Often, the emigrants displayed a more realistic and typically human mixture of generosity and selfishness, an alloy born of necessity." A fast-paced, heart-wrenching, clear-eyed narrative history, A Desperate Hope casts new light on one of America's most horrific encounters between the dream of a better life and the harsh realities such dreams so often must confront.
Category: History

Desperate Remedies

Author : Thomas Hardy
ISBN : 9781422740569
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

Totally Desperate Mom

Author : Wendy Hagen
ISBN : 9781606150252
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Have you ever been amazed by how you love your kids more than air and yet have days when you wish you could take a leave of absence from “the motherhood?” Have you ever had a meltdown after a long day of temper tantrums, endless diaper changes, failed naps, or a child who whines every time you look at her? If you answered yes, then you also answer to “Mo-om!” and are hereby labeled a “Totally Desperate Mom.” This book has your (new) name written all over it. Starting at the delusion-filled journey into motherhood and progressing through the various stages that take place in the preschool years, this book is a no-holds-barred, comical look at motherhood from a mom in the trenches. All the while, you are offered biblical encouragement and practical tips for taking care of yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually, as well as how to keep your marriage on track.
Category: Family & Relationships

Ride The Desperate Trail

Author : Mike Kearby
ISBN : 9780978842277
Genre : Fiction
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Free Anderson's wife, Clara, is kidnapped by outlaw, Tig Hardy. Free and his sidekick, Parks Scott attempt to rescue her in a life and death showdown.
Category: Fiction

Desperate Affection

Author : Bruce Graham
ISBN : 0822215780
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Maddie is an actress pushing forty, who specializes in commercials for household products. Happy because she's been dating a great guy, Richard, for the last few months, she is also nervous, sure that he must have a fatal flaw soon to be
Category: Drama

The Desperate Ones

Author : Edward Butts
ISBN : 1550026100
Genre : History
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Ed Butts recounts the intriguing stories of some of Canadas most desperate criminals whose stories have been all but forgotten until now!
Category: History