George Washington. A Life by Willard Sterne Randall

By Willard Sterne Randall

George Washington is the human tale of a guy who became an impoverished early life and the common humiliations by the hands of a mom he feared and the British generals he famous right into a profession of uprising and production. while he had tired and approximately bankrupted his allies, Washington disbanded the triumphant military he had cast, giving existence to democratic govt. George III as soon as acknowledged that if Washington might surrender strength, he could be the maximum guy of the eighteenth century. And Washington did. two times. right here, from award-winning historian Willard Sterne Randall, is the human tale of America's Founding Father.

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John de Witt: Statesman of the ''True Freedom'' by Herbert H. Rowen

By Herbert H. Rowen

If the mix of awesome political abilities and a strong intelligence have been sufficient to make a 'philosopher-king' similar to Plato dreamed of, the Dutch 'Grand Pensionary' John de Witt (1625-72) may healthy the prescription in addition to any statesman in historical past. Manoeuvring one of the powers of Europe within the interval of France's turning out to be ascendancy, and dealing with the sour advertisement and political competition of the English, he controlled to maintain the eminent place the United Provinces had reached whilst Spain famous their independence at Munster in 1648. no longer until eventually the kings of France and England mixed opposed to the Republic in 1672 did De Witt's political process, referred to as the 'True Freedom' and which include the utmost autonomy of the provinces and the exclusion of Prince William III of Orange from excessive place of work, cave in in the course of the French invasion, an occasion followed via the terrible assassination of De Witt and his brother Cornelius.

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Historical and Philosophical Dimensions of Logic, by Larry Laudan (auth.), Robert E. Butts, Jaakko Hintikka

By Larry Laudan (auth.), Robert E. Butts, Jaakko Hintikka (eds.)

The 5th overseas Congress of good judgment, technique and Philosophy of technological know-how was once held on the collage of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 27 August to two September 1975. The Congress used to be held less than the auspices of the foreign Union of background and Philosophy of technology, department of common sense, technique and Philosophy of technological know-how, and used to be subsidized through the nationwide examine Council of Canada and the collage of Western Ontario. As these linked heavily with the paintings of the department through the years understand good, the paintings undertaken through its participants varies significantly and spans a few fields no longer regularly evidently similar. moreover, the quantity of labor performed through respectable students and scientists within the a variety of fields of the department has risen vastly. For those and comparable purposes it looked as if it would the editors selected by way of the Divisional officials that the standard layout of publishing the court cases of the Congress be deserted in favour of a a bit of extra versatile, and confidently appropriate, approach to pre­ sentation. as a result, the paintings of the invited members to the Congress has been divided into 4 volumes showing within the collage of Western Ontario sequence in Philosophy of technological know-how. The volumes are entitled, good judgment, Foundations of arithmetic and Computability idea, Foun­ dational difficulties within the targeted Sciences, uncomplicated difficulties in Methodol­ ogy and Linguistics, and ancient and Philosophical Dimensions of good judgment, method and Philosophy of Science.

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Chippewa Customs (Publications of the Minnesota Historical by Frances Densmore

By Frances Densmore

Frances Densmore, born in 1867, was once one of many first ethnologists to specialise in the research of yank Indian song and tradition. Her ebook, first released in 1929, continues to be an authoritative resource for the tribal historical past, customs, legends, traditions, paintings, tune, economic climate, and relaxation actions of the Chippewa (Ojibway) Indians of the U.S. and Canada.

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Kiss From a Rogue by Shirley Karr

By Shirley Karr

A lady of the evening . . .

Her inherited property is bankrupt, yet woman Sylvia Montgomery won't ever let the townsfolk who depend upon her to starve. determined instances demand determined measures, and the plucky good looks reluctantly assumes the management of a smuggling operation—a mantle that matches her strangely good. despite the fact that, the perilous company can be multiple inventive, genteel girl can deal with by myself. fortunately, assistance is at the way—in a such a lot deliciously attractive masculine form!

A rogue in education . . .

Stripped of all familial obligations while his brother, the earl, returns from battle, Anthony Sinclair has made up our minds to develop into a rakehell. His pursuit of delight has led him to a village with a secret—and to an intoxicating girl fascinated about felony actions. via rights, he may still easily seduce the wench, have his means together with her, then vanish. however the bewitching Sylvia has captured Tony's center. And to win her love he'll sign up for her in turbulent and dangerously interesting waters the place no actual rake may ever venture.

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Ghetto Diary by Janusz Korczak

By Janusz Korczak

Janusz Korczak (1879–1942) is likely one of the mythical figures to emerge from the Holocaust. A winning pediatrician and famous writer in his local Warsaw, he gave up an excellent clinical occupation to commit himself to the care of orphans. Like such a lot of different Jews, Korczak was once despatched into the Warsaw Ghetto after the Nazi profession of Poland. He instantly arrange an orphanage for greater than 2 hundred young children. lots of his admirers, Jewish and gentile, provided to rescue him from the ghetto, yet Korczak refused to go away his small fees. whilst the Nazis ordered the youngsters to board a teach that was once to hold them to the Treblinka dying camp, Korczak went with them, regardless of the Nazis’ supply of specified remedy. His selfless habit in taking care of those children’s lives and deaths has made him loved through the global; he has been commemorated via UNESCO and honored on postage stamps in either Poland and Israel.

Korczak’s grimly inspiring ghetto diary is now to be had in paperback for the 1st time, observed through a brand new advent by means of Betty Jean Lifton, the writer of the biography of Korczak.

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A Lady of the West by Linda Howard

By Linda Howard

Big apple occasions bestselling writer Linda Howard units a story of energy, suspense, and fervour within the savage New Mexico Territory. merely real love might redeem.... Victoria Waverly, noble daughter of the war-ruined South, is offered in marriage to a ruthless rancher. Honor and satisfaction support her undergo lifestyles as a spouse in identify simply yet not anything can quench her forbidden hope for employed gunman Jake Roper. His gaze is tough, yet tenderness he cannot disguise can provide to unveil to Victoria the mysteries of affection. basically real love can destroy.... Jake curses his burning desire for Victoria, for he wishes not anything to face within the approach of his force to reclaim Sarratt's country -- the ranch that's his legacy and obsession. yet old wrongs and blazing passions will bind jointly the aristocratic attractiveness and the robust cowboy. In a bloody land conflict, they are going to struggle for Jake's birthright...and grab in any respect bills the affection that's their future.

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Unfinished Gift, The by Dan Walsh

By Dan Walsh

Patrick Collins is seven years outdated, and on his Christmas checklist are just 3 goods. He wishes the military to discover his father. He desires to depart his grandfather's residence. And, for purposes even he does not comprehend, he desires the soldier that is tucked away in his grandfather's attic. Set at Christmastime in 1943, the incomplete present tells in an interesting, easy kind the tale of a relations, and reminds us of the astonishing issues that have an effect on robust swap in our hearts--like a tender boy's prayers, a shoebox packed with love letters, or even an previous wood soldier, lengthy forgotten. This nostalgic tale of forgiveness will interact readers in all places.

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Nathaniel by John Saul

By John Saul

For 100 years, the folk of Prairie Bend have whispered Nathaniel's identify in ask yourself and fear.  Some say he's a folktale, created to frighten childrens on chilly wintry weather nights.  Some swear he's a terrifying spirit retumed to avenge the past.  But quickly . . . very quickly . . . a few will research that Nathaniel lives still--that he's darkly, horrifyingly real.  Nathaniel--he is the voice that calls to younger Michael corridor around the prairie evening . . . the voice that attracts the boy into the shadowy depths of the outdated, crumbling, forbidden barn . . . that chanting, compelling voice he'll stick to faithfully past the sting of terror.

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