Author: Rose Macaulay
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Author: Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Four best friends--Lucy, whose marriage is crumbling; Sarah, an actress in danger of losing her socialite standing; Billy, an aspiring cuisine artist; and Lotta, a party-girl art dealer--endure a sweltering Manhattan summer marked by self-destructiveness and the end of their carefree years.
Author: Rose Macaulay
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This vintage book contains Dame Rose Macaulay's 1921 novel, “Dangerous Ages”. A young writer with a sizeable family returns to college as a way to spend her free time, but finds that she is perhaps not as sharp as she once was. Sick of her chaotic family, she decides to settle down, but realises that her boyfriend was no longer wiling to wait and has fallen for someone else... and her own niece, no less. Struggling with all the commitments that come with a large family, she endeavours to put her life back together again. Dame Emilie Rose Macaulay (1881 – 1958) was an English writer. She is most famous for the award-winning novel “The Towers of Trebizond” (1956). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Shows how the planning and engineering genius of Louis H. Sullivan's mentor and elder partner laid the foundation for the success of the late-nineteenth-century Chicago architectural firm. Some 160 photos, plans, and drawings document the study. A Swallow Press Book. A hugely successful and sensational (in its day) novel translated from the Danish and first published in English by John Lane Co. (1911). Reprinted with a new introduction by Phyllis Lassner. Paper edition (1040-7), $10.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Valentin Groebner
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In this book Valentin Groebner addresses the notions and practices of gift giving in late medieval and early modern Europe between 1400 and 1550. Focusing on the prosperous cities of the Upper Rhine, it explores the uses of gifts in political ritual and the different functions of these donations. Contemporaries spoke of these gifts--sometimes wine, sometimes coins or other precious metals--as liquid; indeed, the same German word was used for giving a present or pouring a fluid. These gifts were integral parts of an economy of information marking complex differences and dependencies in social status and hierarchy. The gifts were meticulously recorded and governed by strict social codes, yet the terminology and traditions of gift exchange in this period betray deep-seated ambivalence and anxieties about the practice. When, asks the author, does the distribution of gifts to public officials shift from an openly noted, routinely accepted practice to something clandestine, suspect, and off the record? Already by the end of the fourteenth century, the public gifts had their darker counterparts. References appear to more dangerous gifts, usually associated with the male body: from the hands of the corrupt scribe, to the skin of the venal judge, to the private parts of the body politic. A new vocabulary appears in law books, oath formulas, and polemical writing to refer to simony and usury, to Judas's reward, and to the sin of sodomy--in short, to underhanded and invisible relationships in which liquid gifts and bodily fluids mingled in unspeakable ways. The metaphors coined in the later Middle Ages and early modern period for designating illegal offerings are still with us, from "greasing hands" to the sexualized imagery of corruption. Liquid Assets, Dangerous Gifts explores the late medieval archaeologies of these notions and examines uses of political gifts as highly flexible instruments of control, manipulation, and coercion. Groebner sheds new light upon a phenomenon that to this day possesses the capacity to transform social circumstances.
Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: Algonquin Books
The winner of the National Book Award returns with a moving story of a family of women drawn together by the trials of the times.The women in the Hand family are no strangers to either controversy or sadness. Those traits seem, in fact, to be a part of their family s heritage, one that stretches back through several generations and many wars. "A Dangerous Age" is a celebration of the strength of these women and of the bonds of blood and shared loss that hold them together. Louise, Winifred, and Olivia are reconnecting the pieces of their lives and rediscovering love, but each is unwittingly on a collision course with a seemingly distant war that is really never more than a breath away. By turns humorous and heartbreaking, this finely honed novel about the centuries-old struggle for women who are left to carry on with life when their men go off to war is by a writer the "Washington Post" says should be declared a national cultural treasure. Gilchrist rides the tension--between seeing events and motivations clearly and becoming clouded by personal and material concerns--on a perfect edge . . . [She] raises a multitude of issues in her novel . . . but the overriding questions here are about this war . . . about our motivations, our best interests, our moral and spiritual obligations. "The Boston Globe" Ellen Gilchrist has helped define Southern writing . . . [She] has shown herself especially skilled at capturing the texture of women s lives, and this novel is no different . . . "A Dangerous Age" brings into stark relief some of the difficulties facing the United States, and does it with Gilchrist s effective forthrightness. "Chicago Tribune" Gilchrist can create wonderful female characters, contemporary women who come alive on the page and linger long after the book is over. "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" The writing is polished; all her details matter. "The Seattle Times" [Gilchrist] gives this novel a humanity easily embraced by the reader. [Her] trademark supple prose and droll sense of humor are on full display. "Booklist, " starred review"
Author: Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is. In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun—building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes. The completely revised American Edition includes: The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know Stickball Slingshots Fossils Building a Treehouse* Making a Bow and Arrow Fishing (revised with US Fish) Timers and Tripwires Baseball's "Most Valuable Players" Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and Ciphers Making a Go-Cart Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary Girls Cloud Formations The States of the U.S. Mountains of the U.S. Navigation The Declaration of Independence Skimming Stones Making a Periscope The Ten Commandments Common US Trees Timeline of American History * For more information on building treehouses, visit www.treehouse-books.com and www.stilesdesigns.com or see "Treehouses You Can Actually Build" by David Stiles
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Just before summer begins, 13-year-old Ali finds an odd photograph in the attic. She knows the two children in it are her mother, Claire, and her aunt Dulcie. But who’s the third person, the one who’s been torn out of the picture? Ali figures she’ll find out while she’s vacationing in Maine with Dulcie and her four-year-old daughter, Emma, in the house where Ali’s mother’s family used to spend summers. All hopes for relaxation are quashed shortly after their arrival, though, when the girls meet Sissy, a kid who’s mean and spiteful and a bad influence on Emma. Strangest of all, Sissy keeps talking about a girl named Teresa who drowned under mysterious circumstances back when Claire and Dulcie were kids, and whose body was never found. At first Ali thinks Sissy’s just trying to scare her with a ghost story, but soon she discovers the real reason why Sissy is so angry. . . . Mary Downing Hahn is at her chilling best in this new supernatural tale that’s certain to send shivers down her readers’ spines.
Author: Tj Rob
Do you know what are the Africa's Big 5 animals? Where did they get the name "Big 5"? Are the Big 5 that dangerous? How do the Big 5 live? What do they eat? The Big 5 may surprise you - They behave in amazing ways that you would never expect! This book answers some of the questions you may have had about the Big 5. Facts like.... How many babies do they have? How long do they live? How many are left in the wild? This book is filled with color images and packed full of facts. Easy to read and understand - readers ages 6 to 100 will enjoy this book... TJ Rob - www.TJRob.com Table of Contents: Visit www.TJRob.com for more exciting books What are Africa's Big 5 Animals? Where does the name Big 5 come from? Lion Do You know these Lion Facts? Leopard Do you know these Leopard Facts? Cape Buffalo Do you know these Cape Buffalo Facts? Rhino Do you know these Rhino Facts? Elephants Do you know these Elephant Facts? Thanks for Reading - More exciting books from TJ Rob
Author: Fanny Blake
A wry, honest, and heartfelt novel of female friendship, romance, and self-discovery Married to a man who no longer loves her, Lou realizes it's time for a change. So she moves out and moves on, with a spring in her step and an exciting new business venture in the works. In honor of her newfound freedom, Lou travels to India, where she befriends Ali, another woman traveling alone. A serial mistress, Ali couldn't be more different from Lou. Before her trip to India, Ali's latest lover changes the rules and asks her to make a life with him, a prospect she comes to accept with glee. But upon her return, Ali learns that her would-be partner is not the man she took him for, and now she, too, needs a new beginning. As Lou and Ali work together to put the past behind them—even at a time when it's perhaps most inclined to stick around—they discover new possibilities for life and for love. And as their stories unfold, it just so turns out that the two women have shockingly more in common than they had thought. With Women of a Dangerous Age, Fanny Blake celebrates that powerful yet terrifying time in a woman's life when she must find the courage to reconcile the life she leads with the life she desires.
Author: Eliot Schrefer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Girl, Interrupted . . . as written by V. C. Andrews. Angela's parents think she's on the road to ruin because she's dating a "bad boy." After her behavior gets too much for them, they ship her off to Hidden Oak. Isolated and isolating, Hidden Oak promises to rehabilitate "dangerous girls." But as Angela gets drawn in further and further, she discovers that recovery is only on the agenda for the "better" girls. The other girls -- designated as "the purple thread" -- will instead be manipulated to become more and more dangerous . . . and more and more reliant on Hidden Oak's care.
Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Flash Point
In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
From first-time novelist Jordan Sonnenblick, a brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh and break their hearts at the same time. Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. He is forced to deal with his brother's illness and his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece. Salted with humor and peppered with devastating realities, DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANGEROUS PIE is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.