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Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark: Her Own Stor...
by James Willard Schultz

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English

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Publication Date

March 22, 2017

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<b></b><h2><b>In 1804 a Shoshone woman named Sacajawea met Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.<br /><br />She would spend the next two years with their expedition, travelling thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, aiding them to communicate with local tribes and find their way through the unknown lands of the unexplored American West.</b></h2><br /><br />Through James Willard Schultz’s fascinating discussions with various elderly Native Americans he is able to reconstruct the events of Sacajawea’s life, from her traumatic childhood and adolescence, being captured and taken away from her home by a raiding party of Minnetarees, to her unhappy marriage to the interpreter Toussaint Charboneau, through to her life assisting in the exploration of the Pacific Northwest.<br /><br /><em>Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark</em> is an extraordinary piece of oral history that provides fascinating insight into the life of this astonishing figure in American history and the role she played in nineteenth century exploration.<br /><br />“James Willard Schultz was a master of storytelling in the Indian manner.” John C. Ewers, author of <em>The Blackfeet: Raiders on the Northwestern Plains</em><br /><br />“a dazzling glimpse into a vanished past.” — <em>The New York Times</em> <br /><br />James Willard Schultz, was a noted author and explorer, who wrote a number of books on Native Americans and their history during his time spent with the Blackfoot Indians. He was given the name Apikuni, meaning Spotted Robe, by the chief, Running Crane. This work was first published in 1918 and Schultz passed away in 1947.
Lonely Refugee: A Hungarian Australian American Memoir
by Elizabeth C. Fowler

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English

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Publication Date

March 22, 2017

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How would it be to grow up feeling separate, a Hungarian outsider in Australia, only to be uprooted as a teenager to start all over again in Seattle? Follow Fowler on her journey growing up in a large, traumatized Hungarian refugee family in mid-20th century Sydney. See how she found consolation in her love of music and the Australian landscape. <br />The stability she built for herself in Sydney crumbled when, as a teenager, her family immigrated again, this time to the United States. At nineteen, she wed a physician, unwittingly carrying her unhealthy family dynamics into the marriage. She became even more entangled when she embarked on her own all-consuming medical career.<br />Pregnant with her first child, she vowed to free her family from the cycle of neglect and isolation she had experienced. Seeking help for the first time from counselors, teachers, and friends, she was able to find mature love, rewarding work and spiritual solace. <br />Elizabeth C. Fowler is a physician, leadership and life coach, spiritual director, and blogger (elizabethcfowler.blogspot.com). She is a devoted mother of two, and a doting grandmother who is proud to be called “Gaga Lisbeth.” She resides in lovely Seattle and still longs for tropical beaches.<br />
Felicidade fechada (Portuguese Edition)
by Miruna Genoino

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Portuguese

Pages

235

Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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FELICIDADE FECHADA<br />Livro de Miruna Genoino narra, a partir dos relatos e memórias afetivas da filha, a trajetória do pai, o ex-presidente do Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) e militante de esquerda José Genoino, desde a condenação em 2005 à liberdade em 2014. A edição, prevista para lançamento em março de 2017, arrecadou coletivamente, pela plataforma digital Catarse, R$ 90 mil em menos de 11 dias. <br /><br />"Ninguém notou. Ninguém morou na dor que era o seu mal. A dor da gente não sai no jornal”: os versos do compositor e cantor Chico Buarque de Holanda, podem ser associados livremente como poesia musical do livro Felicidade Fechada de Miruna Genoino, se a leitura for considerada como um ato de escuta do outro. Com data de lançamento prevista em todo o Brasil para março de 2017, pela Editora Cosmos, o título transcende a condição de livro com teor jornalístico e factual ao expor um relato sensível e humano da filha de José Genoino, que assumiu para si a tarefa em ser a "expressão pública da família”, durante o processo e a condução do julgamento de seu pai na Ação Penal 470, conhecida popularmente como "Mensalão”.<br />A força de expressão narrativa de Felicidade Fechada encontra-se na consanguinidade existente entre a memória afetiva e a memória material concreta de uma filha que tece, recordando-se do pai na sua dimensão de força e fraqueza, coragem e fragilidade, como cidadão anônimo e político. Em suma, como "um humano, demasiadamente humano”, contornando aquilo que condiciona, no sentido positivo, a ação política: os laços de fraternidade e solidariedade. Como salienta José Genoino no Posfácio da edição: "Este livro de Miruna é o contato vivo com a memória, olhando o presente e o futuro de uma maneira muito concreta”. A publicação ainda conta com prefácio do vereador eleito Eduardo Suplicy, amigo da família.
Shakespeare's Mentor
by Anthony R. Munday

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English

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Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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William Shakespeare's life in Stratford-upon-Avon is well recorded. His even longer life living in London is not recorded at all. There is something highly significant missing from his story. <br /><br />This book explores the evidence that Shakespeare had a guardian in London, a man who was both his mentor and business manager. A prolific writer himself, this fellow genius's recorded life constantly links with William Shakespeare's writings. <br /><br />This book finally unravels and resolves the 400-year-old mystery?
REMINISCENCES OF AN OLD TIMER: A RECITAL OF THE ACTUAL EVENTS, ...
by George Hunter

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English

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Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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A narrative giving a true and detailed account of the history of early America. The pioneer describes his adventures in great detail. The book has many anecdotes of him prospecting for gold, his adventures on the plains and his migration across America. George Hunter the pioneer describes his incidents of life in the civil war, besides the wars with the Indians. <br />Later in life, George became a lawmaker and served with great distinction.<br />The book is graphic in detail. It is well-written and a good read for those who like their narratives to be true. <br />
Summary and Analysis of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and...
by Worth Books

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English

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41

Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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<DIV><B>So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of <I>Hillbilly Elegy </I>tells you what you need to know—before or after you read J.D. Vance’s book.</B><BR />  <BR /> Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.<BR />  <BR /> This short summary and analysis of <I>Hillbilly Elegy </I>includes: <ul><li>Historical context</li><li>Chapter-by-chapter overviews</li><li>Character profiles</li><li>Important quotes</li><li>Fascinating trivia</li><li>Glossary of terms</li><li>Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work </li></ul>About <I>Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis</I> by J.D. Vance:<BR />  <BR /><I>Hillbilly Elegy</I> is both an honest, heartbreaking memoir about what it’s really like to grow up in poverty and strife and a searing, thought-provoking take on the growing class divide in America. <I>Hillbilly Elegy</I> touches on how, as a country, we got here—and what, must be done to reverse the damage.<BR />  <BR /> As Ivy League–educated lawyer and Sillicon Valley principal J.D. Vance looks back on his childhood in Jackson, Kentucky, and Ohio, he recalls a youth marred by violence, poverty, and substance abuse, but also one of deep love and family loyalty. He tackles difficult questions about social class, upward mobility, and what it means to feel disenfranchised in your own country.<BR />  <BR /> His highly personal account guides readers to an understanding of rural conservatives, and how an entire segment of people transformed from New Deal democrats to right-wing Republicans.<BR />  <BR /> The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.<BR />  </DIV>
The Tragedy of the Sioux (Illustrated)
by Chief Standing Bear

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English

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Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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After the death of Crazy Horse in 1877 abrupt changes came for the Sioux of this tribe. The Sioux were succumbing to the trickery of the whites and the undermining of their own tribal morale. Perhaps their thanks for their unsweving loyalty and patriotism during World War of 1917-1918, they suffered from cold and insufficient food in their new reserve.<br />You can find us at www.livresenligne.ca or at http://luca-sproducts.com
A Resilient Life
by Mariam Issa

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English

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Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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Mariam Issa as a child dreamt of travelling to faraway places. She did not dream she would need to flee Somalia’s civil war on a leaky overcrowded boat to Kenya - pregnant and holding her two young sons for dear life. Nor did she dream of the horrors of bombings, or her close knit family being torn apart and spread to different countries, including Australia where she now resides.<br />The story begins at the scene of her birth when her mother Hooyo, a strong dominant woman, is obeying the midwife’s instructions to give one last push in the sweltering heat of an equatorial town well south of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. This is a warm and candid story about a girl born into a culture and a nation dominated by clans and tribalism, patriarchy and superstition. Mariam’s story is one of overcoming limitations. In spite of the difficulties that face her due to her gender and circumstance, Mariam gains an education in Africa, and overcomes vast cultural differences to integrate in Australia by seeking opportunity to learn from a diversity of local women who combine careers, motherhood and community contribution.<br /><br />This book paints a picture of a life in countries and cultures far removed from the nature of the affluent Melbourne suburb where Mariam settled. It shares a story of resilience in the face of terrible hardship and of a great spirit of determination, optimism, and understanding of all that makes as human.<br />
Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician : Volumes 1-2 Complete (Il...
by Frederick A. Niecks

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English

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Publication Date

March 19, 2017

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<b>Frederick Niecks' meticulous biography of Chopin is praised to this day as one of the finest accounts of the legendary composer's life ever written.</b> <br /><br /><br /> <br />In Niecks' painstakingly assembled work, we behold a chronologically arranged narrative of the upbringing, rise to fame, prominence, illness and death of Frederick Chopin. His tumultuous, strained relationship with French author George Sand is recounted, with the regular quotation of correspondences between the couple and others included in abundance. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><i>Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician</i> is a meticulous and voluminous work, perfect for fans and students of the composer who wish to gain intimate insights into Chopin's personal nature, habits, friends, family and the world in which he lived. His travels and struggle with a disease generally suspected to be tuberculosis, are much discussed. Tragically we hear accounts of the mental anguish suffered by the composer, as he grappled with both popular recognition and his worsening respiratory condition. <br /><br /><br /> <br />Together with his difficult personal life, we also hear accounts - many supported by first-hand journalism and recollections of attendees - of the awe-inspiring performances Chopin conducted on the piano. In love and thrall to his music, Chopin would persistently perform against the advice of doctors, even when his illness rendered him weak. By most accounts his skill upon the piano was exquisite to behold, although attendees of his later performances would comment on the contrast between the vigorous passion of Chopin's virtuosity, and how sickly he appeared. <br /><br /><br /> <br />This edition contains the original illustrations of musical staves appended to the volumes, allowing the reader maximum insight into the compositions of the legendary composer. All of the original appendices are likewise included; these mainly consist of personal recollections, several of which were gathered by Niecks himself. At the time this biography was composed between 1900 and 1903, some associates of the composer were alive and able to recount their personal memories of Chopin.
Two Lives of Charlemagne (Illustrated)
by , Monk of St. Gall

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English

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Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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<b>This splendid edition contains both ancient biographies of Charles the Great by Einhard and the Monk of St. Gall, edited, translated and introduced by Arthur James Grant.</b> <br /><br /><br /> <br />Charlemagne is often termed the father of modern Europe, in that he implemented the earliest foundations of Germany, France, Holland and Belgium. Demonstrating great talents in both war and peace, Charles the Great was able to unite much of Europe to an extent unseen since the time of the Roman Empire. <br /><br /><br /> <br />Although Charlemagne only reigned for fourteen years, his actions while on the Frankish throne were of far-ranging consequence. His wars against the Saxons, his expedition into Muslim Spain, and his strengthening of relations with the Papacy of Rome helped solidify Christianity within the European continent. Although his reign was violent, it ushered in civilization to Europe via unification of its peoples. <br /><br /><br /> <br />Both of the biographies are authored by men who lived and witnessed the sweeping reforms by Charlemagne. As such, they offer an insight unparalleled into the life, politics and atmosphere of the early Middle Ages and the personality of Charles. In the modern day, they act as a frequent point of reference for historians and interested readers alike. <br /><br /><br /> <br />This translation of the great king's biographies includes many notes which together explain the various references and peculiar turns of phrase common to authors of antiquity. Both of the biographies date to the 9th century AD, and as such are replete with allusions to the prominent figures and events of the era. Also included within this edition are photographic illustrations of art and artifacts associated with Charlemagne.

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