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The French Cat

Author : Rachael McKenna
ISBN : 1742705820
Genre : Cats
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At once touching, ethereal and warm, Rachael's unique viewpoint has made her one of the most successful animal photographers in the world today. When she recently embarked on a new life in France, it was inevitable that she would turn her talents to capturing the beauty of the new world around her. The result has been two stunning new books, The French Cat and The French Dog, in which Rachael has captured a host of captivating felines and canines in a variety of stunning locations, from stately chateaux, to chic Parisian addresses, to cobblestoned streets in quaint villages. These mini editions are the charming follow-ups to these highly popular books, with Rachael's stunning image accented by ephemera and quotes from famous French dog and cat lovers and literary greats.
Category: Cats

Lords Of The Housetops Thirteen Cat Tales

Author : Carl Van Vechten
ISBN : 9781473346659
Genre : Fiction
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This is Carl Van Vechten's 1921 collection of short stories, “Lords of the Housetops”. Every story is linked by a common theme of cats, each telling a fantastic tale of feline adventure and daring-do. This volume is ideal for children with a love of cats, and it would make for a charming addition to family collections. The stories include: “Cats”, “The Cat”, “Zut”, “A Psychical Invasion”, “The Afflictions Of An English Cat”, “Gipsy”, “The Blue Dryad”, “Dick Baker's Cat”, “The Black Cat”, “Madame Jolicoeur's Cat”, “A Friendly Rat”, “Monty's Friend”, “The Queen's Cat”, and “Calvin”. Carl Van Vechten (1880 – 1964) was an American photographer and writer. He was interested in black writers and creatives, and supported the Harlem Renaissance, helping many black artists publish their work, including Langston Hughes, Ethel Waters, and Richard Wright. He was also the literary executor of Gertrude Stein, the famous American novelist, poet, and playwright. Other notable works by this author include: “Firecrackers. A Realistic Novel” (1925), “The Blind Bow-Boy” (1923), and “Spider Boy” (1928). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Category: Fiction

The Sounds Of French

Author : Bernard Tranel
ISBN : 0521315107
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Tranel's textbook is principally addressed to English speakers who want to improve their French pronunciation. It describes the difficulties typically encountered, explains why they occur and suggests ways to improve them. In addition, from a more theoretical perspective, the book provides readers with a fundamental understanding of the way French sounds are produced and how they behave according to general linguistic principles. Perfect for both relative beginners and more advanced students, Tranel's book draws on contrastive analysis, general phonetics, traditional knowledge, and more modern developments in phonology, historical linguistics, and orthography. Intended for classroom use, the book will appeal to teachers because of its wide scholarship and firm grasp of instructional principles, while students will welcome Tranel's clear style and organization.
Category: Foreign Language Study

13 Cat Tales

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 9788027231980
Genre : Humor
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"Lords of the Housetops" is a carefully chosen collection of thirteen tales about the beloved, clever and charismatic cat. We see the cat through the eyes of thirteen authors, including such famous writers as Mark Twain, Booth Tarkington and Edgar Allan Poe. Carl Van Vechten assembled and edited this collection. Contents: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: The Cat Guy Wetmore Carryl: Zut Algernon Blackwood: A Psychical Invasion Honoré de Balzac: The Afflictions of an English Cat Booth Tarkington: Gipsy G. H. Powell: The Blue Dryad Mark Twain: Dick Baker's Cat Edgar Allan Poe: The Black Cat Thomas A. Janvier: Madame Jolicœur's Cat W. H. Hudson: A Friendly Rat William Livingston Alden: Monty's Friend Peggy Bacon: The Queen's Cat Charles Dudley Warner: Calvin Alden, W. L. (William Livingston), 1837-1908 Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987 Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850 Blackwood, Algernon, 1869-1951 Carryl, Guy Wetmore, 1873-1904 Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins, 1852-1930 Hudson, W. H. (William Henry), 1841-1922 Janvier, Thomas A. (Thomas Allibone), 1849-1913 Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 Powell, G. H. (George Herbert), 1856-1924 Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900 Livingston Chester Lord (1851 - 1933) was the second president of Eastern Illinois University, serving from 1898 to 1933.
Category: Humor

Cat Island

Author : John Cuevas
ISBN : 9780786485789
Genre : History
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Just off the coast of the Gulf Islands National Seashore lies Cat Island, an isolated, T-shaped sliver of sand with a remarkable past. A coveted hiding place for Jean Lafitte’s pirate treasure in the late eighteenth century and illegal booze during Prohibition, Cat Island also witnessed the first shots of the Battle of New Orleans, an encampment for Seminoles during the Trail of Tears and the first lighthouses on the Mississippi coast. As a child, author John Cuevas learned that his family had owned and lived on the island for three generations beginning with his ancestor, Juan de Cuevas, referred to as “The King of Cat Island,” who received it by way of a Spanish land grant. In this engaging work, Cuevas chronicles the historic events that occurred on the island’s shores and offers a tribute to the legacy of one of the Gulf Coast’s pioneer families.
Category: History

Studies In Intelligence

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112109793
Genre : Intelligence service
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Category: Intelligence service