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Riding Freedom

Author : Pam Munoz Ryan
ISBN : 9780545360296
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Poems Of The Known World

Author : William Kistler
ISBN : 1559703016
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of poems explores the paradoxes of late twentieth-century life
Category: Poetry

The Freedom Merchants

Author : Sherryl Jordan
ISBN : 9781775431466
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It is 1615. Pirate ships from the Barbary Coast of Northern Africa prowl the coasts of England and Ireland, raiding villages for slaves. When Liam’s brother is one of those captured, Liam travels with a small band of monks and bags full of gold to find them, hoping to redeem them from the pirate masters. Liam’s long, dangerous journey takes him to the heart of the pirate world, into the turmoil of religious persecution, and the horrors of slavery. The story of a young man’s determination and courage, through which he challenges his world – and changes it.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The African Trader The Adventures Of Harry Bayford

Author : William Henry Giles Kingston
ISBN : 9781465504753
Genre : Africa
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My spirits would naturally have risen at finding myself whirled along at the rate of ten miles an hour on my way homeward, but the last words spoken by the doctor continually recurred to me, and contributed greatly to damp them. I managed, however, at length, to persuade myself that my anticipations of evil were mere fancies. On reaching Liverpool, having called a porter to carry my things, I hurried homewards, expecting to receive the usual happy greetings from my father and sisters. My spirits sank when looking up at the windows, I saw that all the blinds were drawn down. I knocked at the door with trembling hand. A strange and rough-looking man opened it. “Is my father at home?” I asked, in a low voice. The man hesitated, looking hard at me, and then said, “Yes; but you can’t see him. There are some ladies upstairs—your sisters, I suppose—you had better go to them.” There was an ominous silence in the house; no one was moving about. What had become of all the servants? I stole gently up to Jane and Mary’s boudoir. They, and little Emily our younger sister, were seated together, all dressed in black. Sobs burst from them, as they threw their arms round my neck, without uttering a word. I then knew to a certainty what had happened—our kind father was dead; but I little conceived the sad misfortunes which had previously overtaken him and broken his heart, leaving his children utterly destitute.
Category: Africa

Enduring The Freedom

Author : Sean M. Maloney
ISBN : 9781612343174
Genre : History
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Within hours of the September 11 attacks, Sean M. Maloney deciphered that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were the aggressors behind the despicable act. A war in Afghanistan then was inevitable. As a military historian, Maloney was determined to go there to study and record the events for posterity, if for no other reason than the education of his future students at Canada's Royal Military College. What resulted is an in-depth and up-close look at the planning stages, deployment, and aftermath of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. In Enduring the Freedom, Maloney presents a rare on-the-spot view from such important locations as Kabul, Bagram, and Kandahar. He describes the American-led intervention in Afghanistan and the conduct of the war through early 2003, then discusses the events of 2003 from the three locales in detail. Some critics contend that the war in Afghanistan is another Vietnam. Maloney rebuts that appraisal, pointing out that as opposed to the vague language of the Vietnam era, American objectives were clearly stated for Afghanistan. Those objectives were: to destroy al Qaeda's networks, training camps, resources, and communication systems; to destroy any governmental entity providing support or sanctuary to al Qaeda; and to undertake reconstruction efforts to ensure international terrorists can never again use the country as a base. The first objective has more or less been achieved. How to accomplish the last two is still widely debated, and Maloney offers some insightful thoughts and opinions. Finally, he offers educated advice going forward in the hopeful completion of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Category: History

The Congressional Globe

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : UCLA:31158012031729
Genre : United States
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Downfall And Freedom

Author : Charles E. Webb
ISBN : 9781462068159
Genre : Fiction
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Thousands of miles apart, John Wesley Zooma and Clarence VanDyke Jackson witness horrific events in their young lives—events that ultimately shape the direction of their future. Zooma is a full member of the Zulu tribe in Natal, South Africa, and Jackson is an African American in a small town in south-central Mississippi. Following the traumatic events of their youths, they vow to exact revenge someday. Years later, the two become connected through Jackson’s illegal arms trade business. When Jackson falls in love with a Brazilian woman, he decides it’s time to leave the arms trade behind—but not before brokering one last deal with his partner, a German man named Carl Durnbacher. But Durnbacher doesn’t take well to Jackson’s defection from the partnership, and he orders a hit on Jackson. In the meantime, trouble is brewing in South Africa, where Zooma is privy to the details of the impending uprising. He uses his resources to aid friend Michael Stephens, who had saved his life during a work accident, escape the country with his family instead of being killed. Through a tangled web of relationships, Downfall and Freedom follows the illegal arms trade business as it becomes involved in the South African revolution.
Category: Fiction

River Town

Author : Peter Hessler
ISBN : 9781444718935
Genre : Travel
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When Peter Hessler went to China in the late 1990s, he expected to spend a couple of peaceful years teaching English in the town of Fuling on the Yangtze River. But what he experienced - the natural beauty, cultural tension, and complex process of understanding that takes place when one is thrust into a radically different society - surpassed anything he could have imagined. Hessler observes firsthand how major events such as the death of Deng Xiaoping, the return of Hong Kong to the mainland, and the controversial consturction of the Three Gorges Dam have affected even the people of a remote town like Fuling. Poignant, thoughtful and utterly compelling, River Town is an unforgettable portrait of a place caught mid-river in time, much like China itself - a country seeking to understand both what it was and what it will one day become.
Category: Travel