First Son And President: A Story About John Quincy Adams by Beverly Gherman

By Beverly Gherman

The United States s 6th president and son of the United States s moment president, John Quincy Adams lived a unprecedented existence. starting as a tender boy as secretary for his father in the course of the peace talks that ended the innovative warfare, Adams served his kingdom as a diplomat, nation senator, secretary of kingdom, the president, and as a consultant in congress. via his many speeches, essays, books, and written experiences, Adams assisted in shaping the United States. at the present time, he's remembered as an outstanding statesman, a pupil, and a poet, simply as he was hoping he will be.

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Essays on Twentieth-Century History (Critical Perspectives by Michael Adas

By Michael Adas

Within the sub-field of worldwide heritage, there was a stunning paucity of considering and writing approximately how one can procedure and conceptualize the lengthy 20th century from the 1870s during the early 2000s. The historiographic essays accrued in Essays on 20th Century historical past will move far to filling that lacuna. every one contribution covers a key topic and a number of serious sub-fields in 20th century international background. Chapters tackle migration styles, the effect of global wars, differences in gender and urbanization, in addition to environmental transitions. All are written through prime historians in all of the sub-fields represented, and every is meant to supply an advent to the literature, key issues, and debates that experience proliferated round the more moderen old event of humanity. Essays on 20th Century heritage is a vital assortment for students and scholars who desire to comprehend the new prior. individuals comprise: Paul Edwards, Carl J. Guarneri, Gabrielle Hecht, Adam McKeown, John H. Morrow, Jr., Jose C. Moya, Jean H. Quataert, Bonnie Smith, Howard Spodek, Robin Tucker, and the editor.

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The Silent Cinema in Song, 1896- 1929 by Ken Wlaschin

By Ken Wlaschin

Musical accompaniment used to be an incredible function of the early moviegoing adventure. the standard of a musical ranking may well simply make or holiday silent movies, and the songs occasionally grew to become extra renowned than the flicks. whilst, curiously, the silent cinema grew to become itself a huge topic in well known track, inspiring a flood of songs concerning the movies, the celebs and the event of going to the films. at the present time, few of those songs are remembered. This examine starts the documentation of the misplaced background of songs of the silent cinema. half One, "Movies and Moviegoing," chronologically lists and describes songs approximately video clips and moviegoing created among 1896 and 1929. half , "Movie Personalities and Their Films," offers a short biography of every individual and an outline of the songs created approximately them and for his or her movies. half 3, "Recordings," stories the recordings of those songs and specifies their availability on seventy eight, LP, CD, DVD and the web this day.

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Tiki Barber (Football Superstars) by David Aretha

By David Aretha

Chosen by way of the recent York Giants within the moment around of the 1997 NFL Draft, Tiki Barber's first few rookie years didn't cross good. suffering from knee accidents, he used to be changed as a starter. After doing his personal patience education by way of working up a steep, two-mile hill close to his domestic, he rebounded and demonstrated himself as a starter and playmaker.

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Aquinas on God: The 'Divine Science' of the Summa Theologiae by Rudi Te Velde

By Rudi Te Velde

"Aquinas on God" offers an available exploration of Thomas Aquinas' belief of God. targeting the "Summa Theologiae", the paintings containing Aquinas' so much systematic and entire exposition of the Christian doctrine of God, Rudi te Velde acquaints the reader with Aquinas' theological knowing of God and the metaphysical rules and propositions which underlie his venture. Aquinas' belief of God isn't really handled as an remoted metaphysical doctrine, yet from the viewpoint of Aquinas' extensive theological view which underlies the scheme of the Summa. Readers drawn to Aquinas, historic theology, metaphysics, and metaphysical discourse on God within the Christian culture will locate this new contribution to the experiences of Aquinas worthy.

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50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet by Dr. Dennis Denenberg

By Dr. Dennis Denenberg

Anyone could be a hero. that's the significant message of 50 American Heroes each child should still Meet, an attractive paintings that, in published shape, has expert and entertained hundreds of thousands of readers national because the 12 months 2000.

Now in electronic layout, 50 American Heroes each child should still Meetfeatures up to date info and a tribute to the heroes of 9-11. The authors indicate that kids a long time 15 and more youthful haven't any reminiscence of that tragic occasion. They assert that it can be crucial that every one folks attach the heroism of that day to the wider thought of actual those that, all through our heritage, were heroes. That connection is strictly what 50 American Heroes each child should still Meet provides.

This is an interactive, "kid-friendly" e-book that motivates readers of every age to discover the lives of actual heroes. all the 50 heroes is brought via an anecdote that highlights the hero's characteristics and existence conditions. In "Power Words," we get to grasp the hero through...

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Ettore Boiardi. Chef Boyardee Manufacturer by Sheila Griffin Llanas

By Sheila Griffin Llanas

During this identify, unwrap the lifetime of proficient Chef Boyardee producer Ettore Boiardi! Readers will get pleasure from getting the news in this foodstuff Dude, starting together with his early life in northern Italy. scholars can stick with Boiardis luck tale from his early eating place education in Europe to his immigration to the U.S. and his early good fortune as a chef in big apple. Boiardis kinfolk and his retirement years as a tv advertisement celebrity also are highlighted. attractive textual content familiarizes readers with themes of curiosity together with his shift from eating place paintings to promoting prepackaged food to production his personal canned nutrients. An enjoyable sidebar, a necessary timeline, a thesaurus, and an index complement the old and colour images showcased during this inspiring biography. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.

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