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Where Is Alcatraz?

By Nico Medina,Who HQ
  • ISBN Code: : 0451532767
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf : where-is-alcatraz.pdf

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Escape from the ordinary and break into Alcatraz, America's most famous prison! The island of Alcatraz has always been a place that's fascinated visitors, from the Native American tribes who believed it was home to evil spirits to the Spanish explorers who discovered the island. In modern times, it was a federal prison for only 29 years, but now draws over a million visitors each year. Learn the history of America's most famous prison, from its initial construction as a fort in the 1800s, to its most famous residents such as Al Capone and "Machine Gun" Kelly. Where Is Alcatraz? also chronicles some of the most exciting escape attempts—even one that involved chipping through stone with spoons and constructing rafts out of raincoats!

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781465317018
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 327
  • Pdf File: my-journey-as-i-remember.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If you take a good look at the cover of the book, you will see a picture of a little boy and his sister, taken in the early 1920s in the state of Oklahoma. That picture represents the beginning of his journey. Darrell Starks story begins with the first seventeen years of his life, including the hardships that he endured, along with the deep sense of perseverance and overwhelming capacity for love that he learned along the way. The second part of his journey begins when he enlisted in the United States Army and requested duty in the Philippine Islands. He was in the Philippines when World War II began. He fought in three of the four major battles in Bataan before it was surrendered by General King. At that time, Darrell Stark was captured and became a Prisoner of War of the Japanese for three and a half years. The third part of his journey begins with his liberation in September of 1945. At that time he returned to the United States to his loving and loved family, and struggled to come to terms with a multitude of physical and psychological problems. The fourth part of his journey begins when he met his wife and moved to the state of Connecticut, where he was a recipient of the kindness and confidence of many wonderful people. That helped him to get a start in life despite his war experience. As the third picture on the cover will indicate, he moved on to acquire a position of responsibility and trust and to maintain a successful and rewarding life.

The Enchantress

By Michael Scott
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0375985905
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 415
  • Pdf File: the-enchantress.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And his secrets aren't safe! Discover the truth in book six of Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The Location: The home of the Elders. The Time: The last day of Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel's long existence. The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, one to destroy it. Sophie and Josh Newman traveled ten thousand years into the past following Dr. John Dee and Virginia Dare to the home of the Elders at Danu Talis. But this is no ordinary island--it is the legendary city of Atlantis, and Scathach, Prometheus, Palamedes, Shakespeare, Saint-Germain, and Joan of Arc are also there. Here, as the Flamels take their final breaths, the battle for the world begins and ends. Except no one is sure what--or who--the twins will be fighting for. “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil.”—Bustle Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress

Finally Yours

By Claire Raye
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  • Publisher : Claire Raye
  • Book Code : 0463803191
  • Total of Pages : 315
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: finally-yours.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You always want what you can't have... What do Tim Tams and Jack Wilson have in common? Other than both being Australian…nothing! One is an amazingly delicious chocolate-covered cookie, and the other is a total nightmare. At least that’s how Lauren Somerville feels when Jack and the cookies walk back into her life fourteen years later. As much as Lauren isn’t thrilled to see him, Jack is ready to prove that Tim Tams aren’t the only good thing to come from the Land Down Under. He may have been an arrogant kid when they met, but time has been good to him, because now he has the looks to back it up. But Lauren has the upper hand. As the owner of the world famous Somerville Winery & Vineyard, he works for her now. And you know what they say about sour grapes… Finally Yours is the second book in the Love & Wine new adult romance series. While each book can be read as a standalone, it offers so much more if read as a series. Happily ever after guaranteed with each book!

Dark Tourism and Crime

By Derek Dalton
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136165525
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 894
  • Pdf File: dark-tourism-and-crime.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dark tourism has become widespread and diverse. It has passed into popular culture vernacular, deployed in guide books as a short hand descriptor for sites that are associated with death, suffering and trauma. However, whilst books have been devoted to dark tourism as a general topic no single text has sought to explore dark tourism in spaces where crime - mass murder, genocide, State sanctioned torture and violence - has occurred as an organising theme. Dark Tourism and Crime explores the socio-cultural contours of this unique type of tourism and explains why spaces/places where crime has occurred fascinate and attract tourists. The book is marked by an ethics of respect for the suffering a place has experienced and an imperative to learn something tangible about the history and legacy of that suffering. Based on empirical ethnographic research it takes the reader from the remnants of Auschwitz concentration camp to the tranquil Australian island of Tasmania to explore precisely what things a dark tourist might encounter - architecture, art installations, gardens, memorials, physical traces of crime - and how these things invoke and evoke past crimes. This volume furthers understanding of dark tourism and will be of interest to students, researchers and academics of criminology, tourism and cultural studies.

The Secret Life of Words

By Henry Hitchings
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 142994157X
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 616
  • Pdf File: the-secret-life-of-words.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Words are essential to our everyday lives. An average person spends his or her day enveloped in conversations, e-mails, phone calls, text messages, directions, headlines, and more. But how often do we stop to think about the origins of the words we use? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, Dutch, or Portuguese? Try admiral, landscape, and marmalade, just for starters. The Secret Life of Words is a wide-ranging account not only of the history of English language and vocabulary, but also of how words witness history, reflect social change, and remind us of our past. Henry Hitchings delves into the insatiable, ever-changing English language and reveals how and why it has absorbed words from more than 350 other languages—many originating from the most unlikely of places, such as shampoo from Hindi and kiosk from Turkish. From the Norman Conquest to the present day, Hitchings narrates the story of English as a living archive of our human experience. He uncovers the secrets behind everyday words and explores the surprising origins of our most commonplace expressions. The Secret Life of Words is a rich, lively celebration of the language and vocabulary that we too often take for granted.

My Own Two Feet

By Beverly Cleary
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006175692X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 581
  • Pdf File: my-own-two-feet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Told in her own words, My Own Two Feet is Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary’s second heartfelt and relatable memoir. The New Yorker called Beverly Cleary's first volume of memoirs, A Girl From Yamhill, "a warm, honest book, as interesting as any novel." Now the creator of the classic children's stories millions grew up with continues her own fascinating story. Here is Beverly Cleary, from college years to the publication of her first book. It is a fascinating look at her life and a writing career that spans three generations, continuing to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world. Beverly Cleary's books have sold more than 85 million copies and have been translated into twenty-nine different languages, which speaks to the worldwide reach and love of her stories. She was honored with a Newbery Honor for Ramona and Her Father and a second one for Ramona Quimby, Age 8. She received the John Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, which was inspired by letters she’d received from children. Her autobiographies, A Girl from Yamhill and My Own Two Feet, are a wonderful way to get to know more about this most beloved children's book author.