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A Painted House

By John Grisham
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 0307576043
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers — and two very dangerous men — came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke’s world. A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A fatherless baby is born ... and someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white. And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives — and change his family and his town forever....

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By Shauntay Grant
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  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1773060449
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 294
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Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books When a young girl visits the site of Africville, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the stories she’s heard from her family come to mind. She imagines what the community was once like — the brightly painted houses nestled into the hillside, the field where boys played football, the pond where all the kids went rafting, the bountiful fishing, the huge bonfires. Coming out of her reverie, she visits the present-day park and the sundial where her great- grandmother’s name is carved in stone, and celebrates a summer day at the annual Africville Reunion/Festival. Africville was a vibrant Black community for more than 150 years. But even though its residents paid municipal taxes, they lived without running water, sewers, paved roads and police, fire-truck and ambulance services. Over time, the city located a slaughterhouse, a hospital for infectious disease, and even the city garbage dump nearby. In the 1960s, city officials decided to demolish the community, moving people out in city dump trucks and relocating them in public housing. Today, Africville has been replaced by a park, where former residents and their families gather each summer to remember their community.

Lexical grammar

By Teun Hoekstra
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3111711226
  • Pages : 340
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Layered Structure and Reference in a Functional Perspective

By Michael Fortescue,Peter Harder,Lars Kristoffersen
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Isbn : 9027282900
  • Pages : 444
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 177
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This volume contains revised and expanded versions of those papers from the 1990 Functional Grammar Conference in Copenhagen that contributed specifically to the current investigation of clause structure in terms of semantic layers. One of the key concepts in this discussion is 'reference'. Some papers discuss ways in which previous accounts of reference need to be expanded and differentiated to provide a consistent picture of referential properties. The power of layered analysis to bring out fundamental similarities between languages of very different types is the theme of another group of papers, again with the referential properties of constituents playing a central role. By some contributors layered analysis is challenged, and the question is raised as to how it might fit into a dynamic and pragmatic picture of language. The book is rounded off by a comparison between layered structure in Functional Grammar and in Government and Binding Theory.

Charleston and Monk's House

By Nuala Hancock
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 0748646744
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 436
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The interwoven biographies of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell and the houses they lived in. What can we learn from a commemorative house? What biographical narratives emerge as we travel through the spaces of another's home? This new study unveils the revelatory potential of the house museum to inform and enrich our understanding of the lived past of its former inhabitants. It focuses on the emotionally textured interiors of Charleston and Monk's House, the literary/artistic house museums of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, seeking out traces of their shared biography.Fresh perspectives unfold on Woolf's and Bell's' sisterhood and their continuous artistic exchange, as we shadow their daily lives through the richly painted rooms and atmospheric gardens of their former Sussex homes. Discover these celebrated artists in a different light - animated, moving, handling the tools of their related arts and brought vividly to life through the tangible fabric of their past living.

Vincent Paints His House

By Tedd Arnold
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  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Isbn : 0823435008
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 825
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Vincent is ready to paint his house—but what color should it be? He starts painting it white, but the spider says it's his house, and he likes red. The caterpillar says it's his house and he likes yellow. The beetle likes purple, and the bird likes blue. Each color introduces a new variety of vibrant shades, filling Vincent’s palette with too many options. But, creative genius that he is, Vincent finds a way to make everyone happy! Blending his signature cartoonish style with the textures and color choices of a certain post-impressionist Vincent, Tedd Arnold has created a simple story about friendship and compromise which is also a quiet, charming introduction to one of the most famous painters of history.

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By Shirley Jackson
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Isbn : 1479419443
  • Pages : 178
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 615
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Dr Montague, a scientific investigator of ghostly phenomena, has chosen to live for several weeks at Hill House, by repute a place of horror that will brook no human habitation. To check and contribute to his observations, he selects three companions previously unknown to him; two girls, Theo and Eleanor, and Luke, a young man, who is heir to Hill House. What happens cannot, in fairness, be told. But Dr Montague’s words were prophetic: ‘A ghost cannot hurt anyone; only the fear of ghosts can be dangerous.’ Whether the ghosts at Hill House caused the fear, or the fear created the ghosts, there were such manifestations as to produce, finally, an ultimate terror that was all too palpable and down-to-earth.

Mural Painting in Britain 1630-1730

By Lydia Hamlett
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1315466155
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 641
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This book illuminates the original meanings of seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century mural paintings in Britain. At the time, these were called ‘histories’. Throughout the eighteenth century, though, the term became directly associated with easel painting and, as ‘history painting’ achieved the status of a sublime genre, any link with painted architectural interiors was lost. Whilst both genres contained historical figures and narratives, it was the ways of viewing them that differed. Lydia Hamlett emphasises the way that mural paintings were experienced by spectators within their architectural settings. New iconographical interpretations and theories of effect and affect are considered an important part of their wider historical, cultural and social contexts. This book is intended to be read primarily by specialists, graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in new approaches to British art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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By Ann Patchett
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062963694
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 534
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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize New York Times Bestseller | A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick | A New York Times Book Review Notable Book | TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019 Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, The Washington Post; O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Refinery29, and Buzzfeed Ann Patchett, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth, delivers her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.

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  • Publisher : Quill Pen Ink Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 845
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The Complete Works comprises books 1-9 from the popular Reviews by Cat Ellington series. In the making since 2018, this comprehensive reference, compiled by Quill Pen Ink Publishing, serves to wrap up the fascinating seven-year series. Featuring bonus material by author Naras Kimono and award-winning filmmaker Joseph Strickland, Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Works (Books 1-9) will end the first era of Cat Ellington's prolific career in literary criticism to make way for a new span in her passion for reading and her one-of-a-kind analysis by way of the written word: for the review by Cat Ellington is the original unique critique.

Haunted House

By BR Sunkara
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Isbn : 3739600950
  • Pages : 10
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 160
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I went near the bed. I felt the feeling of someone breathing near my neck. No doubt, the respiration makes me feel that it is ghostly feeling. Someone is behind me very close to my neck.


By Jordan Abel
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Isbn : 0771007914
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 924
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From Griffin Poetry Prize winner Jordan Abel comes a groundbreaking, deeply personal, and devastating autobiographical meditation that attempts to address the complicated legacies of Canada's residential school system and contemporary Indigenous existence. As a Nisga'a writer, Jordan Abel often finds himself in a position where he is asked to explain his relationship to Nisga'a language, Nisga'a community, and Nisga'a cultural knowledge. However, as an intergenerational survivor of residential school--both of his grandparents attended the same residential school--his relationship to his own Indigenous identity is complicated to say the least. NISHGA explores those complications and is invested in understanding how the colonial violence originating at the Coqualeetza Indian Residential School impacted his grandparents' generation, then his father's generation, and ultimately his own. The project is rooted in a desire to illuminate the realities of intergenerational survivors of residential school, but sheds light on Indigenous experiences that may not seem to be immediately (or inherently) Indigenous. Drawing on autobiography and a series of interconnected documents (including pieces of memoir, transcriptions of talks, and photography), NISHGA is a book about confronting difficult truths and it is about how both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples engage with a history of colonial violence that is quite often rendered invisible.

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By George F. MacDonald
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Isbn : 0774845066
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 728
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The Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia constructed some of the most magnificent houses and erected some of the most beautifully carved totem poles on the Northwest Coast. During the last quarter of the nineteenth-century, images of the Haida's immense cedar houses and soaring totem poles were captured, first on glass plates and later on film, by photographers who travelled to then-remote villages such as Masset and Skidegate to marvel at, and record, what they saw there. Haida Monumental Art, initially published as a limited edition hardcover and finally available in paperback, includes a large number of these remarkable photographs, selected from a collection of over 10,000 original prints and photographic plates. They depict the Haida villages at the height of their glory and record their tragic deterioration only a few decades later. As well, this edition contains the complete text from the first edition, including site plans and detailed descriptions of fifteen major villages and several smaller sites, which are catalogued by house and pole. By combining archeology and ethnohistory, George MacDonald presents an integrated framework for understanding the physical structure of a Haida village. He explains how the houses and poles are part of a fascinating web of myth, family history and Haida cosmology, which provides a unique insight into Haida culture.

Flax Americana

By Joshua MacFadyen
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Isbn : 0773553959
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 568
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Farmers feed cities, but starting in the nineteenth century they painted them too. Flax from Canada and the northern United States produced fibre for textiles and linseed oil for paint – critical commodities in a century when wars were fought over fibre and when increased urbanization demanded expanded paint markets. Flax Americana re-examines the changing relationships between farmers, urban consumers, and the land through a narrative of Canada’s first and most important industrial crop. Initially a specialty crop grown by Mennonites and other communities on contracts for small-town mill complexes, flax became big business in the late nineteenth century as multinational linseed oil companies quickly displaced rural mills. Flax cultivation spread across the northern plains and prairies, particularly along the edges of dryland settlement, and then into similar ecosystems in South America’s Pampas. Joshua MacFadyen’s detailed examination of archival records reveals the complexity of a global commodity and its impact on the eastern Great Lakes and northern Great Plains. He demonstrates how international networks of scientists, businesses, and regulators attempted to predict and control the crop’s frontier geography, how evolving consumer concerns about product quality and safety shaped the market and its regulations, and how the nature of each region encouraged some forms of business and limited others. The northern flax industry emerged because of border-crossing communities. By following the plant across countries and over time Flax Americana sheds new light on the ways that commodities, frontiers, and industrial capitalism shaped the modern world.

The Roman House in Britain

By Dominic Perring
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134737130
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 728
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This authoritative and original work sets the results of recent archaeological research in the context of classical scholarship, as it explores three main aspects of Romano-British buildings: * general characteristics of form and structure * the ways in which they were built and decorated * the range of activities for which they were designed. This evidence is then used to discuss the social practices and domestic arrangements that characterised Romano-British elite society. Fully illustrated, this volume is the essential guide to how houses were built, used and understood in Roman Britain.

Anatomy of the Verb

By Albert L. Lloyd
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Isbn : 9027283206
  • Pages : 351
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 793
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The continuing debate over the existence or non-existence of formal verbal aspect in Gothic triggered the author to write this monograph whose aim is to provide a completely new foundation for a theory of aspect and related features. Gothic, with its limited corpus, representing a translation of the Greek, and showing interesting parallels with Slavic verbal constructions, serves and an illustrative model for the theory. In Part I the author argues that a unified theory of aspect, actional types, and verbal velocity presented there possesses an internal logic and is not at variance with observed facts in various Indo-European languages. In Part II an analysis is presented of the Gothic verb system which seeks to explain the much-disputed function of ga- and to solve the problem of Gothic aspect and actional types which does no violence either to the Gothic text or the Greek original.

Household and City Organization at Olynthus

By Nicholas Cahill
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn : 0300133006
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 993
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Olynthus, an ancient city in northern Greece, was preserved in an exceptionally complete state after its abrupt sacking by Phillip II of Macedon in 348 B.C., and excavations in the 1920s and 1930s uncovered more than a hundred houses and their contents. In this book Nicholas Cahill analyzes the results of the excavations to reconstruct the daily lives of the ancient Greeks, the organization of their public and domestic space, and the economic and social patterns in the city. Cahill compares the realities of daily life as revealed by the archaeological remains with theories of ideal social and household organization espoused by ancient Greek authors. Describing the enormous variety of domestic arrangements, he examines patterns and differences in the design of houses, in the occupations of owners, and in the articulations between household and urban economies, the value of land, and other aspects of ancient life throughout the city. He thus challenges the traditional view that the Greeks had one standard household model and approach to city planning. He shows how the Greeks reconciled conflicting demands of ideal and practice, for instance between egalitarianism and social inequality or between the normative roles of men and women and roles demanded by economic necessities. The book, which is extensively illustrated with plans and photographs, is supported by a Web site containing a database of the architecture and finds from the excavations linked to plans of the site.

Okie Boy-The Great Depression and World War Ii

By Gene Ralston
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn : 142515543X
  • Pages : 158
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 603
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Not everyone who lived on an Oklahoma farm during the 1930s, the time known for the dust bowl, abandoned their farms and headed for California. Although many suffered crop failures and financial ruin, there were just as many or more who were able to make it through. The dust bowl, coupled with the Great Depression which struck America at the same time, resulted in hardship and suffering, both for the farmers who went looking for a new life, and for those who were able to stick it out. This book is a story about a family who stuck it out. Gene Ralston tells the story of the lives of a family of seven who lived in a two-room house, scratching out their lives on a dry-land farm, running a few cattle and several hundred White Leghorn chickens. Without running water, electricity or a telephone, the family existed on a survival level, gradually growing out of it as their fortunes improved. Having survived the dust bowl, the family was dumped into the rationing and shortages we all experienced during World War Two. This book is about people. Real live people, some with real, live problems, such as one epileptic brother, another who was an alcoholic, some real characters, such as the real live cowboy, Genes Uncle George Ralston, larger than life and a legend in his own time. This book is filled with these people, and tells the inside story of them and of Gene and his family.

The Painted Veil

By W. Somerset Maugham
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504065409
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 832
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A novel of love and betrayal set during a cholera epidemic from the acclaimed British author of Of Human Bondage, “a great artist, a genius” (Theodore Dreiser). “[Theodore Dreiser] is the modern writer who has influenced me the most.” —George Orwell Arriving in Hong Kong in the 1920s, newlywed Kitty Fane soon learns that being the wife of a British government bacteriologist gives her no particular social status. It only adds to her dissatisfaction with her life and her husband, Walter. Her marriage has been nothing but a mistake. But she soon embarks on an affair that transforms her very being. There is passion. There is hope. There is a future full of possibility. When Walter must go deep into mainland China to help treat the victims of a cholera epidemic, Kitty refuses to accompany him. To force her hand, Walter threatens to expose her affair. But Kitty, sure in her lover’s whispered promises, pushes for a divorce. Her impulsive decision will throw a stark light on the truth and her own desperate illusions, thrusting Kitty into unfamiliar territory—both in the world around her and the soul within . . . The inspiration for the film starring Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, “The Painted Veil with its sadness, its moral tension, its irony and compassion, its building evocations of lust and terror and remorse is a work of art” (The Spectator). “Reveals many of Maugham’s strengths: an understanding of women, meticulous craftsmanship and raw emotion.” —Daily Mail “This short masterpiece tells of love, treachery, and a search for real substance in life.” —DigBooks

Household Archaeology on the Northwest Coast

By Elizabeth A. Sobel,D. Ann Trieu Gahr,Kenneth A. Ames
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Isbn : 1789201780
  • Pages : 285
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 344
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Since the late 1970s, household archaeology has become a key theoretical and methodological framework for research on the development of permanent social inequality and complexity, as well as for understanding the social, political and economic organization of chiefdoms and states. This volume is the cumulative result of more than a decade of research focusing on household archaeology as a means to gain understanding of the evolution of social complexity, regardless of underlying economy.

Wish You Well

By David Baldacci
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 0759520127
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 736
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Following a family tragedy, siblings Lou and Oz must leave New York and adjust to life in the Virginia mountains--but just as the farm begins to feel like home, they'll have to defend it from a dark threat in this New York Times bestselling coming-of-age story. Precocious twelve-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family. Then tragedy strikes--and Lou and her younger brother, Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. Suddenly Lou finds herself growing up in a new landscape, making her first true friend, and experiencing adventures tragic, comic, and audacious. When a dark, destructive force encroaches on her new home, her struggle will play out in a crowded Virginia courtroom...and determine the future of two children, an entire town, and the mountains they love.

The Sea House

By Esther Freud
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141901551
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 224
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The architect Klaus Lehmann loves his wife, Elsa, with a passion that continues throughout their married life, despite long periods of separation. Almost half a century after Lehmann's death in the village of Steerborough, a young woman, Lily, arrives to research his life and work. Poring over Klaus's letters to Elsa, Lily pieces together the story of their lives. And alone in her rented cottage by the sea, she begins to sense an absence in her own life that may not be filled by simply going home.

Remembering Morven and the Old 660th district

By Stephen W. Edmondson
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1491732504
  • Pages : 422
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 871
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Co. E was part of Symon’s Regiment, 1st Regiment, and commanded by Angus Morrison, recently Ordinary of our county. They went by rail from Thomasville to the sand walled artillery fort on the Great Ogeechee, protecting a vital railroad bridge, just upriver, from federal gunboats. Under the higher command of Gen. Lafayette McLaws and the post command of Major Anderson of nearby Lebanon Plantation, they faced Sherman’s huge well armed forces who needed to punch through to obtain supplies from the federal fleet. Co. E had 47 men on duty when Sherman’s much larger force attacked late on Dec. 13, 1864.

Setting in the American Short Story of Local Color, 1865–1900

By Robert D. Rhode
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110812738
  • Pages : 190
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 302
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To celebrate the 270th anniversary of the De Gruyter publishing house, the company is providing permanent open access to 270 selected treasures from the De Gruyter Book Archive. Titles will be made available to anyone, anywhere at any time that might be interested. The DGBA project seeks to digitize the entire backlist of titles published since 1749 to ensure that future generations have digital access to the high-quality primary sources that De Gruyter has published over the centuries.

500 Small Houses of the Twenties

By Henry Atterbury Smith
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 0486156869
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 909
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Perspective drawings, floor plans, and descriptions of principal features of outstanding '20s designs, many by leading architects of the period. 1,135 black-and-white line illustrations, 262 black-and-white photographs and tone drawings.

Me and Us

By Faye L. Gardner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Isbn : 1622122909
  • Pages : 198
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 921
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"This is my story. It's the unvarnished truth about my cultural heritage and it starts in the countryside of southeastern North Carolina. My parents and my entire family have always found things to laugh about in life. When I married my husband, we spent our first 15 months together in Casablanca, which proved a wonderful opportunity to explore another culture." Faye Lanier Gardner grew up on a small farm in Pender County, North Carolina, about 30 miles from the well-known beaches. This book is about her many unusual experiences growing up. As a very young child, she had typhoid fever, and before school age, she also had osteomyelitis, a bone infection of the left arm, which was very painful and debilitating. But this pain became her gain. As a high school senior, she was eligible for a full college scholarship because of her "handicap." Faye met her husband-to-be during her first month of college. They married almost four years later. She received her BS in business education and English education from East Carolina University, and her M.Ed. in occupational education from North Carolina State University, Raleigh. She taught at Campbell University, Forsyth County Schools, Hardbarger Business College, and Wake County Public Schools. She also performed secretarial duties on Nouasseur Air Depot near Casablanca, North Africa, and at a law office in Winston Salem.

Construction Site (ENHANCED eBook)

By Dana McMillan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
  • Isbn : 1429111712
  • Pages : 32
  • Category :
  • Reads : 785
  • File Pdf: construction-site.pdf

Book Summary:

Somewhere in your community children can probably see a building being constructed. Make the most of their interest by setting up construction site learning centers in your classroom. Here is everything you need to integrate this fun-filled theme into your early childhood curriculum.

DIY Hacks and Tips for Homeowners

By Michael Cimicata
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1304470091
  • Pages :
  • Category : House & Home
  • Reads : 888
  • File Pdf: diy-hacks-and-tips-for-homeowners.pdf

Book Summary:

Many homeowners like to do work around their house themselves for more than a few reasons. Not only does it allow them to save money, but it also allows them to ensure that the job is done properly, and that they won't encounter any problems in the future. There are literally hundreds of hacks, tips, and tricks that DIY homeowners can use when completing their projects. Some of the aspects that are covered in this ebook are: -The steps to properly paint a house -TIPS for painting the inside of your house -How to plant grass seed successfully -How to cut down a tree with a chainsaw -Plenty of garage storage ideas -Things that you can use to organize your laundry room -Some easy ways to fix the most common lawn mower problems This ebook doesn't go through the hundreds of different tips for homeowners that like do-it-yourself projects; but rather, it takes the best of the best and allows you to read through them in a concise manner.

Cultural Encounters and Tolerance Through Analyses of Social and Artistic Evidences: From History to the Present

By Alt?nöz, Meltem Özkan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Isbn : 1799894401
  • Pages : 329
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 740
  • File Pdf: cultural-encounters-and-tolerance-through-analyses-of-social-and-artistic-evidences.pdf

Book Summary:

Cultures around the world have recently become more isolated and aggressive in defending their socio-cultural domain. However, throughout history, many civilizations have established extensive and long-term cultural ties with diverse cultural groups. Despite ideological schisms that emerged between civilizations from time to time, our hunger for cultural encounters and coexistence shines through. Cultural Encounters and Tolerance Through Analyses of Social and Artistic Evidences: From History to the Present sheds light on different histories and presents evidence of cultural encounters, coexistence, and acculturation. This publication presents cultural assets as more mobile than ideologies across boundaries as it can be more often seen in the cultural arena. Covering topics such as the effects of colonialism, geometrical forms, and architectural heritage, it serves as an essential resource for architects, art historians, cultural historians, students and professors of higher education, sociologists, anthropologists, researchers, and academicians.

A Moral Theory of Solidarity

By Avery Kolers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0191082430
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 284
  • File Pdf: a-moral-theory-of-solidarity.pdf

Book Summary:

Accounts of solidarity typically defend it in teleological or loyalty terms, justifying it by invoking its goal of promoting justice or its expression of support for a shared community. Such solidarity seems to be a moral option rather than an obligation. In contrast, A Moral Theory of Solidarity develops a deontological theory grounded in equity. With extended reflection on the Spanish conquest of the Americas and the US Civil Rights movement, Kolers defines solidarity as political action on others' terms. Unlike mere alliances and coalitions, solidarity involves a disposition to defer to others' judgment about the best course of action. Such deference overrides individual conscience. Yet such deference is dangerous; a core challenge is then to determine when deference becomes appropriate. Kolers defends deference to those who suffer gravest inequity. Such deference constitutes equitable treatment, in three senses: it is Kantian equity, expressing each person's equal status; it is Aristotelian equity, correcting general rules for particular cases; and deference is 'being an equitable person,' sharing others' fate rather than seizing advantages that they are denied. Treating others equitably is a perfect duty; hence solidarity with victims of inequity is a perfect duty. Further, since equity is valuable in itself, irrespective of any other goal it might promote, such solidarity is intrinsically valuable, not merely instrumentally valuable. Solidarity is then not about promoting justice, but about treating people justly. A Moral Theory of Solidarity engages carefully with recent work on equity in the Kantian and Aristotelian traditions, as well as the demandingness of moral duties, collective action, and unjust benefits, and is a major contribution to a field of growing interest.

20 Short Stories for All Ages

By George Evans
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1665515104
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 124
  • File Pdf: 20-short-stories-for-all-ages.pdf

Book Summary:

Each story has a positive message, a learning experience and a happy ending.

Old Home Love

By Candis Meredith,Andy Meredith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Isbn : 1423646533
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : House & Home
  • Reads : 728
  • File Pdf: old-home-love.pdf

Book Summary:

Get to know the couple (and the houses) behind Old Home Love. Andy and Candis Meredith believe there’s nothing that can’t be fixed. Their passion for saving and renovating old homes, which caught the attention of HGTV, sparked the creation of their new reality series, Old Home Love. Their stunning debut book features never before seen images of more than 15 homes, (including their own, renovated by the couple themselves), do-it-yourself renovation tips and guidance, and their family’s story. Old Home Love will inspire readers to discover the history and beauty behind their own homes, regardless of location or style. Andy and Candis Meredith take dilapidated houses from the 1800s and restore them to their original beauty for future homeowners to cherish for years to come. They live in Payson, Utah with their six little boys and baby girl in tow.