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L'intégrale d'Alfred Assollant Tome 1: La chasse aux lions - Av...
by Alfred Assollant

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French

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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Cet e-book, spécialement conçu pour votre Kindle, vous permettra de découvrir le tome I de l'intégrale d'Alfred Assollant :<br />1892 – La chasse aux lions<br />1892 – Aventures merveilleuses du capitaine Corcoran<br /><br />Alfred Assollant, parfois écrit Assolant, né à Aubusson (Creuse) le 20 mars 1827 et mort à Paris le 3 mars 1886, inhumé au cimetière du Père-Lachaise (division 53), est un romancier français, auteur de romans pour la jeunesse. <br />Licencié ès Lettres, il commença par enseigner l'histoire à Paris et dans quelques autres villes mais, s'étant attiré les foudres de son recteur pour ses opinions républicaines, il chercha à s'assurer une existence plus libre en Amérique du Nord et entreprit un voyage aux États-Unis. Déçu, il revint à Paris où, en 1858, il publia sous le titre de Scènes de la vie des États-Unis plusieurs nouvelles qui suscitèrent de l'intérêt par leur vie et leur couleur locale. Par la suite se succédèrent rapidement des romans et des nouvelles où apparaissaient une certaine indifférence vis-à-vis de l'ordre et de la mesure et un goût pour le paradoxe et les traits d'esprit.<br />Farouche opposant de Napoléon III, il collabora à la presse d'opposition, puis devint auteur de romans pour la jeunesse. En 1867, il publia Les Aventures du capitaine Corcoran dans la Bibliothèque rose de Louis Hachette. Après la guerre de 1870 il fut surtout un écrivain politique, de plus en plus aigri, surtout dans les organes proches des partisans de la Commune. Il ne manqua pas non plus à chaque occasion de manifester sa haine des Allemands comme dans Le docteur Judassohn.<br />Après plusieurs échecs successifs à la députation, il termine sa vie dans l'anonymat et meurt à Paris en 1896.
Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschw...
by , Debbie Bornstein Holins...

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller</b></p><p>In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother’s arms. <i>Survivors Club</i> tells the unforgettable story of how a father’s courageous wit, a mother’s fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved his life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again with incredible deftness. Working from his own recollections as well as extensive interviews with relatives and survivors who knew the family, Michael relates his inspirational Holocaust survival story with the help of his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Shocking, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting, this narrative nonfiction offers an indelible depiction of what happened to one Polish village in the wake of the German invasion in 1939.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p>
She Persisted
by Chelsea Clinton

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English

Pages

32

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<b>Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, <i>persisted</i>.</b><br />  <br /> Throughout American history, there have always been women who have spoken out for what's right, even when they have to fight to be heard. In early 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren's refusal to be silenced in the Senate inspired a spontaneous celebration of women who persevered in the face of adversity. In this book, Chelsea Clinton celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. They all certainly persisted. <br />  <br /> <i>She Persisted</i> is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small. <br />  <br /> With vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn't give up on their dreams. Persistence is power.<br />  <br /> This book features: Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor--and one special cameo.
Les Français en Amérique pendant la guerre de l'indépendance d...
by THOMAS BALCH

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French

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Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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biographie complète Thomas Balch plus Cet ouvrage est divisé en deux parties: la première traite des causes<br />et des origines de la guerre de l'Indépendance, résume les événements<br />de cette guerre jusqu'en 1781 et donne une relation complète de<br />l'expédition du corps français, aux ordres du comte de Rochambeau,<br />jusqu'en 1783.<br /><br />La seconde partie est spécialement consacrée:<br /><br />1° À des Notices historiques sur les régiments français qui passèrent<br />en Amérique et qui y servirent;<br /><br />2° À des Notices biographiques sur les volontaires français qui se<br />mirent au service du Congrès et sur les principaux officiers qui se<br />trouvèrent aux sièges de Savannah et d'York, ou qui combattirent sur<br />terre et sur mer en faveur de l'indépendance des États-Unis;<br /><br />3° À plusieurs épisodes et détails intéressants, parmi lesquels se<br />trouve un aperçu de la société américaine de cette époque, telle<br />qu'elle s'est présentée aux officiers français qui parlent dans<br />leurs manuscrits et leurs lettres de la vie intime d'un grand nombre<br />d'honorables familles américaines.<br /><br />Je ne livre aujourd'hui au public que la première partie de cet<br />ouvrage. Pendant qu'elle était sous presse, j'ai reçu pour la seconde<br />un si grand nombre de communications intéressantes, que je me suis<br />trouvé dans la nécessité de reprendre en sous-oeuvre mon manuscrit<br />terminé. J'espère que les personnes qui veulent bien trouver quelque<br />intérêt dans la lecture de cet ouvrage, ou qui m'ont aidé et encouragé<br />dans sa préparation, n'auront pas à regretter ce retard. Outre<br />qu'il me permettra d'apporter plus de soin et d'exactitude dans<br />l'énumération des officiers français et dans la rédaction des Notices<br />qui leur sont consacrées, je me plais à croire qu'il me permettra<br />d'utiliser les renseignements que je pourrais encore recueillir d'ici<br />à quelques mois sur le même sujet. Je les recevrai toujours avec<br />reconnaissance, et je me réserve de faire connaître dans la seconde<br />partie les nombreux amis qui m'ont aidé ou par des renseignements ou<br />par des conseils.<br /><br />
The American Revolution Explained for Kids: The English Reading t...
by Keith Goodman

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English

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Publication Date

March 15, 2017

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<h2>Introducing: The American Revolution Explained for Kids</h2><br /><p>The 'For Kids' series has been produced for children of seven and over. It is the perfect answer to move your child away from simple picture books to start enjoying and learning from more challenging reading material.</p><br /><p>Every book in the series is an exciting story that will boost reading confidence and introduce active and motivating vocabulary.</p><br /><p>Parental support is necessary to get the best out of the English Reading Tree Series.</p><br /><p>This is a crossover between picture books and chapter books. There are some images, but it has been written for the child to focus on words and their meaning.</p><br /><p>All of the books are fast-paced to keep children engaged. There is also a fun quiz that can be played to give you an accurate idea of how much he or she has learned.</p><br /><h2>What people are saying about the English Reading Tree</h2><br /><p>Excellent books that not only improve reading ability but educate: Goodreads</p><br /><p>Very well presented and I particularly enjoy the quiz at the end: Post Online</p><br /><p>Simple, easy to read and full of interesting facts. What more can a parent ask? Island EBooks</p><br /><p>The English Reading Tree is a series of Children’s books that have been written to educate and entertain. </p><br />
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . ....
by Leon Leyson

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

August 27, 2013

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“Much like <I>The Boy In the Striped Pajamas</I> or <I>The Book Thief</I>,” this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list, “brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live” (<I >VOYA</I>).<BR><BR>This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow.<BR> <BR>Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s list.<BR> <BR>Told with an abundance of dignity and a remarkable lack of rancor and venom, <I>The Boy on the Wooden Box</I> is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.
Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11's Third Man
by Alex Irvine

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English

Pages

64

Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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<p><strong>*Junior Library Guild Selection 2017*</strong></p><br /><p>This graphic retelling of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission follows astronaut Michael Collins, commander of the lunar orbiter, to the far side of the moon.</p><br />When the Earth disappears behind the moon, Collins loses contact with his fellow astronauts on the moon’s surface, with mission control at NASA, and with the entire human race, becoming more alone than any human being has ever been before. In total isolation for 21 hours, Collins awaits word that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin have managed to launch their moon lander successfully to return to the orbiter—a feat never accomplished before and rendered more problematic by the fuel burn of their difficult landing. In this singularly lonely and dramatic setting, Collins reviews the politics, science, and engineering that propelled the Apollo 11 mission across 239,000 miles of space to the moon.
Hitler's Last Days: The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's ...
by Bill O'Reilly

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

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<p>By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history. </p><p><i>Hitler's Last Days</i> is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century—a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller <i>Killing Patton</i>, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups too—hooked on history.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p>
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War...
by Nathan Hale

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<div>Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II.<BR><BR> On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier. Once at sea, they were told their mission was a retaliation strike against targets in Tokyo. But on the day of the raid, a Japanese patrol boat spotted them and they had to launch early, with barely enough fuel to get them past their target.<BR><BR> After the bombing, some pilots crashed, some were captured, and many ended up in mainland China and were carried to safety by Chinese villagers, being hunted by Japanese forces all the while. With tales of high-flying action and bravery, <I>Raid of No Return</I> is a story of heartbreak and survival during wartime.<BR>  </div>
1314 and All That
by Scoular Anderson

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English

Pages

172

Publication Date

March 01, 2000

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All too often, books on Scottish history ignore the central questions about our past. All this and much, much more is tackled in <I>1314 and All That</I>, an irreverent and entertaining take on Scotland's history for all ages. With Scoular Anderson's inimitable drawings and lively text, this is the kind of book which makes you wonder why history was ever boring.

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