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Unbroken


  • Author: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 17851816 Bytes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, ...

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All the Light We Cannot See


  • Author: Anthony Doerr
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 8737077 Bytes


WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in...

A World of New

A World of New


  • Author : Bella Forrest
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-04-22
  • Genre: Vampires
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1530814693


A World of New Book Description :

"Because one can't simply fire a Novak..." Prepare to be sucked back in to the breathtaking new world of The Shade!...

The Making of New World Slavery

The Making of New World Slavery


  • Author : Robin Blackburn
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1859841953


The Making of New World Slavery Book Description :

In this companion volume to the acclaimed classic The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, Robin Blackburn traces European doctrines of race and slavery from medieval times to the early modern epoch. At the time when European powers colonized the Americas, the institution of slavery had almost disappeared from Europe itself. Having overcome an institution widely regarded as oppressive, why did they sponsor the construction of racial slavery in their new colonies? The Making of New World Slavery finds in the emergent West both a stigmatization of the ethno-religious Other and a new culture of consumption, freed from earlier moral restrictions. Robin Blackburn argues that independent commerce, geared to burgeoning consumer markets, was the driving force behi...

Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City

Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City


  • Author : Leslie Day
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-10
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421411491


Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City Book Description :

New York just might be the most biologically diverse city in temperate America. The five boroughs sit atop one of the most naturally rich sites in North America, directly under the Atlantic migratory flyway, at the mouth of a 300-mile-long river, and on three islands—Manhattan, Staten, and Long. Leslie Day, a New York City naturalist, reveals this amazing world in her Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Combining the stunning paintings of Mark A. Klingler with a variety of photographs and maps, this book is a complete guide for the urban naturalist—with tips on identifying the city's flora and fauna and maps showing the nearest subway stop. Here is your personal guide to the real wild side of America’s largest city...

A History of New York

A History of New York


  • Author : Washington Irving
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1824
  • Genre: Dutch Americans
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : BL:A0021680863


A History of New York Book Description :

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The New World of Politics

The New World of Politics


  • Author : Neal Riemer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0939693410


The New World of Politics Book Description :

In this fourth edition Neal Riemer and Douglas W. Simon again seek to introduce students to the challenging discipline of political science by highliting six cardinal features. The editors strongly believe that their unique and comprehensive approach, employing those six features, can best equip students of political science to stay abreast of the ever-changing, and ever-challenging, world of politics. First and most important Riemer and Simon affirm the importance of addressing the three main concerns of political science: political and philosophy and ethics, empirical/behavioral political science, and public policy. Second, the authors reaffirm their normative preference for politics as a civilizing enterprise, one that enables people in the politi...

The World of the New Testament

The World of the New Testament


  • Author : T. R. Glover
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107656406


The World of the New Testament Book Description :

This 1933 book was intended to describe the society in which the Early Church found itself for New Testament students....

A History of New York  from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch Dynasty  Containing     many suprising and curious matters     Second edition  with alterations  By Diedrich Knickerbocker

A History of New York from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch Dynasty Containing many suprising and curious matters Second edition with alterations By Diedrich Knickerbocker


  • Author : Washington Irving
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1820
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : BL:A0019482070


A History of New York from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch Dynasty Containing many suprising and curious matters Second edition with alterations By Diedrich Knickerbocker Book Description :

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A New World of Labor

A New World of Labor


  • Author : Simon P. Newman
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812245196


A New World of Labor Book Description :

The small and remote island of Barbados seems an unlikely location for the epochal change in labor that overwhelmed it and much of British America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. However, by 1650 it had become the greatest wealth-producing area in the English-speaking world, the center of an exchange of people and goods between the British Isles, the Gold Coast of West Africa, and the New World. By the early seventeenth century, more than half a million enslaved men, women, and children had been transported to the island. In A New World of Labor, Simon P. Newman argues that this exchange stimulated an entirely new system of bound labor. Free and bound labor were defined and experienced by Britons and Africans across the British Atlantic ...