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Southern Bastards and Heroes: Short Stories of a Southern Struggle (A Collection of Short Stories, North Carolina History, Southern Life, Southern Romance Book 1)

by Martha Harris

Southern Bastards and Heroes

Short Stories of the Southern Struggle

Since I didn’t want them to catch me watching, I carefully peeked around the corner of the house. It was obvious the boys were distracted and wouldn’t notice me. They lined up behind a big block of woodâ??our chopping blockâ??after carrying it to the center of the field. Our cow, which Dad hadn’t got around to selling yet, was coerced into backing up to the right position in front of it. Dad was an alcoholic and sold everything of valueâ??a new electric cook-stove, a four-acre cornfield, and a few other things of lesser valueâ??to support his habit after Mom left.

“What’s a cow doing in this scene?” I thought out loud. A block of wood seems okay…but a cow? This picture was becoming more interesting with each passing moment. The first teenager, a dark-haired boy, dressed in a torn checkered shirt tied around his waist and faded blue jeans with bare feet, stepped onto the chopping block. Then down came his pants. I didn’t see their faces; my eyes went straight toward their actions, leaving my own face full of shocking expressions.

“Oh boy, what have I got myself into by choosing to stay here to watch?” To put it bluntly, he carried carnal knowledge to heights I’d only read about before. The rest of the boys were going to do the same. Okay, I thought. I’ve seen enough. I’d better get away from here fast. Tommy will kill me if he knew I’d stuck around here to watch. Leaving that scene behind, I took off running.

Slipping and sliding down the red clay path to the spring, I couldn’t get away fast enough. I knew Tommy would whip my ass if he caught me spying on him. I even forgot the bucket and ran back to get it. My thoughts rambled on and on. How could they do such a thing? There’s a huge difference between girls and boys, including their minds.

As I ran down the hill to the spring a book that I’d recently read, but couldn’t remember exactly where I’d gotten it, helped spark my imagination. Our school had no such books. Most young boys read books like these with a bunch of friends. Since us girls were afraid to even discuss subjects like these, someone I knew had offered me a couple of books to read for myself. They were on sexual behavior. I suppose I was just trying to make excuses, to reason why my brother would do something so outrageous. One of the books was called Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, written in 1948 by Alfred Kinsey, a mid-western zoology professor. “Many traditionally forbidden sexual activities were common place,” he wrote, “forty to fifty percent of boys raised on farms had had sexual contact with animals.” According to the other book, “Many of Kinsey’s findings may have been based on flawed methods and some were false.” I didn’t know what to make of these things.



At Gettysburg, or, What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle (Illustrated)

by Matilda “Tillie” Pierce Alleman

A touching and thrilling story of a young girl’s experiences at the battle of Gettysburg, first published in 1889.



Superhero Like Me: The True Story of Champions Who Changed the World (Education Like Me Book 2)

SUPERHERO LIKE ME: THE TRUE STORY OF CHAMPIONS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD is a vibrant and adventurous learning experience that invites readers to explore the courageous and riveting stories of more than 30 authentic leaders of the past and present whose contributions to the world are captured in the form of rhyme! A dynamic array of heroes (including Ramses The Great, Frederick Douglass, Satchel Paige, Dr. Martin Luther King and Miles Davis) are featured! With bold and electrifying visuals, it’s terrifically fun and attractive and delivers quality content for teaching history, building self-esteem and developing leadership skills. Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, President Emeritus of both Tennessee State and Florida A&M University, says in the foreword, “This literary work could not come at a better time.” SUPERHERO LIKE ME, along with its companion book, QUEEN LIKE ME, belongs in the libraries of families and schools interested in creating enjoyable avenues to education, providing multicultural exposure and nurturing successful children.



MLK DREAM FULFILLED ?: The dream still lives

by Zachary Turnage

This book is about the legacy of Dr.MLK. Was his dream fulfilled, was his dream ever focused. Was his sweat, tears, hurt, pain, walking, marching, speaking and most important dying worth it.



DA VINCI: MASTER PAINTINGS FROM A GREAT PAINTER: The great works of Leonardo da Vinci to browse and enjoy for your visual pleasure with no distracting text to read.

The great works of Leonardo da Vinci to browse and enjoy for your visual pleasure with no distracting text to read.

Now you can have your own mobile museum!

Many of the paintings have close ups to magnify the beautiful details that deserve greater attention.

You will be able to enjoy the following masterpieces in your Netbook, Tablet or Smart phone.

-Anna Selbdritt
-Announcement to Maria
-Apostle, Holy Communion
-Bacchus
-Jacobus Maior
-Madonna
-Madonna in the rock cave
-Madonna with the Carnation
-Mona Lisa
-Portrait of a Dame (Ginevra Benci)
-Portrait of a Lady (Beatrice d’Este)
-Portrait of a Lady with Ermine
-Portrait of a musician
-Portrait of a young woman (La belle Ferroniere)
-Saint Hieronymus
-St. John the Baptist
-The Baptism of Christ
-The Last Supper



573 XXL-LESEPROBE (German Edition)

by HOLMER ROSENKRANZ

“… mit kalten Augen beobachteten sie, wie die junge Frau, über dem dunklen Schlund hängend, um ihr Leben rang …”

 

Auf der einsam abgelegenen Polarinsel Jan Mayen kämpft eine junge Wissenschaftlerin verzweifelt gegen den Tod.

Ein isländischer Fischkutter kreuzt in der stürmischen Grönlandsee den Kurs eines mysteriösen Schiffes, dessen Mannschaft spurlos von Bord verschwunden ist.

Archäologen sto�en in Tunesien auf einen uralten Grabstein, der Rätsel aufgibt.

Drei Ereignisse, die räumlich und zeitlich nicht miteinander in Beziehung stehen. Oder doch …?

 

Was am Anfang wie ein simpler Kriminalfall anmutet, entwickelt sich für den isländischen Kommissar Einar Jonsson und den deutschen Lehrer Maximilian Korff zu einem Abenteuer ungeahnten Ausma�es, dessen Wurzeln tief in die Vergangenheit zurückreichen. Was sie am Ende des gemeinsamen Weges erwartet, liegt jenseits ihrer Vorstellungen.

573 – beleuchtet reale und fiktive geschichtliche Ereignisse und gewährt Einblicke in die nordische Mythologie. Umrankt mit einer Crime Story in der Gegenwart, baut die Handlung auf eigene Weise Spannungsmomente auf. Es ist ein Roman, der Raum und Zeit durchdringt. Eine Geschichte, die fiktiv wie real die Vergangenheit mit der Gegenwart verbindet.

Das Buch hat ein Lektorat durchlaufen.



Uma Breve História Das Crises Econômicas (Portuguese Edition)

by Waldon Volpiceli Alves

Um resumo de algumas da maiores crises econômicas da história: A Crise de 1294; A Crise das Tulipas; A Crise da South Sea Company; A Crise do Crédito de 1772; O Pânico de 1797; O Pânico de 1819; A Crise de 1837; O Pânico de 1857; A Crise de 1873; O Pânico de 1890; A Longa Depressão de 1873-1896; O Encilhamento: Brasil; A Crise Bancária Australiana de 1893; O Pânico de 1893; O Pânico de 1896; O Pânico de 1907; A Crise de 1920-21; A Crise de 1929; A Recessão de 1937-38; A Crise do Petróleo de 1973; A Crise Econômica de Camarões; A Crise Bancária Israelense; A Crise Econômica do Japão; O Colapso Econômico da União Soviética; A Crise Bancária Sueca; A Crise Bancária Finlandesa; A Crise do México; A Crise da Ásia; A Crise da Rússia; A Crise da Argentina; A Crise da Internet; A Crise Financeira Internacional ; A Crise da Dívida Soberana Europeia. Tudo nesse livro, por apenas poucos centavos. Aproveite a promoção.



CÁCERES: Andrés Avelino Cáceres (Spanish Edition)

by Teléfonica del Perú SA

BIOGRAFÍA E HISTORIA DEL MILITAR PERUANO QUE DEFENDI� AL PER� EN DIVERSAS BATALLAS. SE ENFRENT� AL EJ�RCITO CHILENO EN LA GUERRA DEL PACÍFICO DE 1879. DOS VECES PRESIDENTE DEL PER�.



Ð?сÑ?оÑ?ия России с дÑ?евнейÑ?иÑ? вÑ?емен. Том 6 (Russian Edition)

by СеÑ?гей Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ? СоловÑ?ев

Том 6 наиболее извесÑ?ного исÑ?оÑ?иÑ?еского исследования СеÑ?гея Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ?а СоловÑ?ева (1820â??1879), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1856 годÑ?.
Ð?лава 1. Ð?Ñ?авление Ð?еликой княгини Ð?ленÑ?
Ð?лава 2. Ð?Ñ?авление бояÑ?ское
Ð?лава 3. Ð?азанÑ?, АсÑ?Ñ?аÑ?анÑ?, Ð?ивония
Ð?лава 4. Ð?пÑ?иÑ?нина
Ð?лава 5. Ð?олоÑ?к
Ð?лава 6. СÑ?еÑ?ан Ð?аÑ?оÑ?ий
Ð?лава 7. СÑ?Ñ?огановÑ? и Ð?Ñ?мак
Ð?ополнения



Ð?сÑ?оÑ?ия России с дÑ?евнейÑ?иÑ? вÑ?емен. Том 9 (Russian Edition)

by СеÑ?гей Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ? СоловÑ?ев

Том 9 наиболее извесÑ?ного исÑ?оÑ?иÑ?еского исследования СеÑ?гея Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ?а СоловÑ?ева (1820â??1879), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1859 годÑ?.
Ð?лава 1. ЦаÑ?сÑ?вование Ð?иÑ?аила ФеодоÑ?овиÑ?а
Ð?лава 2. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования Ð?иÑ?аила ФеодоÑ?овиÑ?а
Ð?лава 3. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования Ð?иÑ?аила ФеодоÑ?овиÑ?а. 1619-1635
Ð?лава 4. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования Ð?иÑ?аила ФеодоÑ?овиÑ?а. 1635-1645
Ð?лава 5. Ð?нÑ?Ñ?Ñ?еннее сосÑ?ояние Ð?осковского госÑ?даÑ?сÑ?ва в Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вование Ð?иÑ?аила ФеодоÑ?овиÑ?а



Os africanos no Brasil (Portuguese Edition)

by Raymundo Nina Rodrigues

� a um ensaio de sistematização destes estudos que consagro o presente livro, destinando-o ao conhecimento de uma das preliminares do problema, a história dos Negros colonizadores. [trecho retirado da introdução do livro]



Ð?сÑ?оÑ?ия падения Ð?олÑ?Ñ?и (Russian Edition)

by СеÑ?гей Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ? СоловÑ?ев

Ð?сÑ?оÑ?иÑ?еское исследование СеÑ?гея Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ?а СоловÑ?ева (1820â??1879), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованное в 1863 годÑ?.



Megaestrutura e Metrópole: Uma Arqueologia do Programa de Rem Koolhaas (Portuguese Edition)

by Adriana Veras

Megaestrutura e Metrópole: uma Arqueologia do Programa de Rem Koolhaas busca entender a condição da metrópole contemporânea. Adriana Veras Vasconcelos descreve estruturas urbanas no horizonte da produção do arquiteto e teórico neerlandês, baseando-se em soluções autênticas, realistas e sem utopias, expondo a instabilidade da urbe.
Um livro indispensável para todos que se interessam pela arquitetura global e sua influência na formação espacial das cidades atuais.

Sandra Ferreira, arquiteta.



Ð?сÑ?оÑ?ия России с дÑ?евнейÑ?иÑ? вÑ?емен. Том 18 (Russian Edition)

by СеÑ?гей Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ? СоловÑ?ев

Том 18 наиболее извесÑ?ного исÑ?оÑ?иÑ?еского исследования СеÑ?гея Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ?а СоловÑ?ева (1820â??1879), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1868 годÑ?.
Ð?лава 1. ЦаÑ?сÑ?вование импеÑ?аÑ?оÑ?а Ð?еÑ?Ñ?а Ð?еликого
Ð?лава 2. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования импеÑ?аÑ?оÑ?а Ð?еÑ?Ñ?а Ð?еликого
Ð?лава 3. Ð?конÑ?ание Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования импеÑ?аÑ?оÑ?а Ð?еÑ?Ñ?а Ð?еликого
Ð?лава 4. ЦаÑ?сÑ?вование импеÑ?аÑ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ? Ð?каÑ?еÑ?инÑ? I АлексеевнÑ?
Ð?ополнения
Ð?Ñ?иложения



Ð?сÑ?оÑ?ия России с дÑ?евнейÑ?иÑ? вÑ?емен. Том 25 (Russian Edition)

by СеÑ?гей Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ? СоловÑ?ев

Том 25 наиболее извесÑ?ного исÑ?оÑ?иÑ?еского исследования СеÑ?гея Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ?а СоловÑ?ева (1820â??1879), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1875 годÑ?.
Ð?лава 1. ЦаÑ?сÑ?вование импеÑ?аÑ?оÑ?а Ð?еÑ?Ñ?а III ФеодоÑ?овиÑ?а. 25 декабÑ?я 1761 â?? 28 иÑ?ня 1762 года
Ð?лава 2. ЦаÑ?сÑ?вование импеÑ?аÑ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ? Ð?каÑ?еÑ?инÑ? II АлексеевнÑ?. 1762 год
Ð?лава 3. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования импеÑ?аÑ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ? Ð?каÑ?еÑ?инÑ? II АлексеевнÑ?. 1763 год
Ð?ополнения
Ð?Ñ?иложения



Ð?сÑ?оÑ?ия России с дÑ?евнейÑ?иÑ? вÑ?емен. Том 8 (Russian Edition)

by СеÑ?гей Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ? СоловÑ?ев

Том 8 наиболее извесÑ?ного исÑ?оÑ?иÑ?еского исследования СеÑ?гея Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ?а СоловÑ?ева (1820â??1879), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1858 годÑ?.
Ð?лава 1. ЦаÑ?сÑ?вование Ð?оÑ?иса Ð?одÑ?нова
Ð?лава 2. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования Ð?оÑ?иса Ð?одÑ?нова
Ð?лава 3. ЦаÑ?сÑ?вование Ð?жедмиÑ?Ñ?ия
Ð?лава 4. ЦаÑ?сÑ?вование Ð?асилия Ð?оанновиÑ?а ШÑ?йского
Ð?лава 5. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования Ð?асилия Ð?оанновиÑ?а ШÑ?йского
Ð?лава 6. Ð?конÑ?ание Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования Ð?асилия Ð?оанновиÑ?а ШÑ?йского
Ð?лава 7. Ð?еждÑ?Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вие
Ð?лава 8. Ð?конÑ?ание междÑ?Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вия



Ð?сÑ?оÑ?ия России с дÑ?евнейÑ?иÑ? вÑ?емен. Том 23 (Russian Edition)

by СеÑ?гей Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ? СоловÑ?ев

Том 23 наиболее извесÑ?ного исÑ?оÑ?иÑ?еского исследования СеÑ?гея Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ?а СоловÑ?ева (1820â??1879), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1873 годÑ?.
Ð?лава 1. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования импеÑ?аÑ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ? Ð?лисавеÑ?Ñ? Ð?еÑ?Ñ?овнÑ?. 1749 и 1750 годÑ?
Ð?лава 2. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования импеÑ?аÑ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ? Ð?лисавеÑ?Ñ? Ð?еÑ?Ñ?овнÑ?. 1751 и 1752 годÑ?
Ð?лава 3. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования импеÑ?аÑ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ? Ð?лисавеÑ?Ñ? Ð?еÑ?Ñ?овнÑ?. 1753 год
Ð?лава 4. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования импеÑ?аÑ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ? Ð?лисавеÑ?Ñ? Ð?еÑ?Ñ?овнÑ?. 1754 год
Ð?лава 5. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования импеÑ?аÑ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ? Ð?лисавеÑ?Ñ? Ð?еÑ?Ñ?овнÑ?. 1755 год
Ð?лава 6. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования импеÑ?аÑ?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ? Ð?лисавеÑ?Ñ? Ð?еÑ?Ñ?овнÑ?. СосÑ?ояние обÑ?азованносÑ?и в России во вÑ?оÑ?ое семилеÑ?ие Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования Ð?лисавеÑ?Ñ?
Ð?Ñ?иложения



Camponeses: sua participação no Brasil (Portuguese Edition)

by Shepard Forman

As experiências pessoais e intelectuais que me levaram a escrever este livro tiveram início há mais de uma década, e se estenderam por toda a minha carreira, desde os tempos de bolsista da “Fulbright” até a etapa acadêmica. Sem dúvida, o argumento central amadureceu nestes últimos anos, da mesma forma que o Brasil, ele próprio, sofreu uma mudança significativa. No entanto, perdura até hoje um conjunto de impressões iniciais. [trecho retirado do prefácio do livro]



Escravos da desigualdade: um estudo sobre o uso repressivo da força de trabalho hoje (Portuguese Edition)

by Neide Esterci

A preocupação que orienta este trabalho é sobretudo a necessidade de compreender as atitudes das pessoas contra as quais são praticadas formas extremas de exploração e dominação, baseadas na violência física e/ou simbólica e referidas como formas atuais de escravidão.[trecho retirado da apresentação do livro]



Ð?сÑ?оÑ?ия России с дÑ?евнейÑ?иÑ? вÑ?емен. Том 17 (Russian Edition)

by СеÑ?гей Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ? СоловÑ?ев

Том 17 наиболее извесÑ?ного исÑ?оÑ?иÑ?еского исследования СеÑ?гея Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ?а СоловÑ?ева (1820â??1879), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1867 годÑ?.
Ð?лава 1. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования Ð?еÑ?Ñ?а I АлексеевиÑ?а
Ð?лава 2. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования Ð?еÑ?Ñ?а I АлексеевиÑ?а
Ð?лава 3. Ð?Ñ?одолжение Ñ?аÑ?сÑ?вования Ð?еÑ?Ñ?а I АлексеевиÑ?а
Ð?Ñ?иложения



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