The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages

Written in an engaging, straightforward manner,this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for theClassical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history intoa story book format. Who discovered chocolate?

Author: Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher: Story of the World

ISBN: 1933339101

Category: Education

Page: 416

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A guide to the Middle Ages, discussing events, people, and practices around the world from 500 to 1500.
Categories: Education

The Way the Crow Flies

The Way the Crow Flies

The Way the Crow Flies is a novel that is as compelling as it is rich.

Author: Ann-Marie MacDonald

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060578954

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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In her highly anticipated new novel, Ann-Marie MacDonald takes us back to a postwar world. For Madeleine McCarthy, high-spirited and eight years old, her family's posting to a quiet air force base near the Canadian-American border is at first welcome, secure as she is in the love of her family and unaware that her father, Jack, is caught up in his own web of secrets. The early sixties, a time of optimism infused with the excitement of the space race and overshadowed by the menace of the Cold War, is filtered through the rich imagination of a child as Madeleine draws us into her world. But the base is host to some intriguing inhabitants, including the unconventional Froehlich family, and the odd Mr. March, whose power over the children is a secret burden that they carry. Then tragedy strikes, and a very local murder intersects with global forces, binding the participants for life. As the tension in the McCarthys' household builds, Jack must decide where his loyalties lie, and Madeleine learns about the ambiguity of human morality -- a lesson that will become clear only when the quest for the truth, and the killer, is renewed twenty years later. The Way the Crow Flies is a novel that is as compelling as it is rich. With her unerring eye for the whimsical, the absurd, and the quintessentially human, Ann-Marie MacDonald stunningly evokes the pain, confusion, and humor of childhood in a perilous adult world. At once a loving portrayal and indictment of an era, The Way the Crow Flies is a work of great heart and soaring intelligence.
Categories: Fiction

Republic

Republic

This edition includes a select bibliography, a synopsis of each book, a glossary of terms, a glossary and index of names, and a general index. **Please note that the hardcover edition does not include a dust jacket.

Author: Plato

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0872207374

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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This edition includes a select bibliography, a synopsis of each book, a glossary of terms, a glossary and index of names, and a general index. "Reeve's new translation of Republic is the one to order for students. . . . Reeve draws on his thorough understanding of Plato's central work to provide an informed translation and properly brief supporting apparatus. A highlight is the concise, substantive Introduction that usefully encapsulates much of Reeve's own scholarship." --P.W. Wakefield, in CHOICE
Categories: Political Science

Richard M Nixon

Richard M  Nixon

Conrad Black's own recent legal travails, though hardly comparable, have undoubtedly given him an unusual insight into the pressures faced by Nixon in his last two years as president and the first few years of his retirement.

Author: Conrad Black

Publisher: Public Affairs

ISBN: UOM:39015074039275

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1152

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A definitive portrait of the notorious politician and disgraced president offers a balanced study of the triumphs, accomplishments, failures, scandals, strategies, and controversies of Richard Nixon's political career. By the author of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography