The Confessions of a Beachcomber

The Confessions of a Beachcomber Author E. J. Banfield
ISBN-10 9788892559912
Year 2016-02-28
Language en
Publisher E. J. Banfield

Edmund James "Ted" Banfield (4 September 1852 – 2 June 1923) was an author and naturalist, best known for his book Confessions of a Beachcomber.

Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush

Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush Author Susanna Moodie
ISBN-10 9781443403634
Year 2013-10-22
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

Written as a sequel to her groundbreaking memoir Roughing it in the Bush, Susanna Moodie’s Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush candidly explores the communities that developed along Lake Ontario in the 1850s. Based on her experiences of living in Belleville, Ontario, Moodie utilizes her sharp wit and observant eye to create a vivid imagining of society life in mid-nineteenth century Canada. Moving from Belleville to Niagara Falls, Life in the Clearings illustrated for Moodie’s native British reader the sophistication of life in the clearings, which was in direct opposition to the harsh experiences detailed in her previous narratives about living in the Canadian backwoods. HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Jane Dolinger

Jane Dolinger Author Lawrence Abbott
ISBN-10 0230622089
Year 2010-08-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

For almost forty years, Jane Dolinger traveled the world and wrote about her adventures, from the Amazon jungle to the sands of the Sahara. She produced eight books and more than a thousand articles between 1955 and 1995, and she also earned a reputation as a glamorous celebrity and model. Jane Dolinger was an anomaly in her time, a dynamic and attractive woman with an impressive literary talent, a woman who lived and documented a most unconventional and inspirational life. Sometimes controversial but always outstanding, Jane was a pioneer among women and writers. Here for the first time, her life and work are studied in a thoroughly researched yet entertaining literary biography.

Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses Author John A. Wagner
ISBN-10 9781851093588
Year 2001
Pages 367
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO

This authoritative A–Z encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses provides accurate and concise descriptions of the major battles and events and the principal historical figures and issues involved. * More than 275 entries and over 40 illustrations * A map of the Wars of the Roses battle sites * Guide to related topics, chronology, and genealogies * Table showing the involvement of the higher peerage in the Wars of the Roses * List of Popes and English church leaders in the 15th century * List of selected websites for 15th century topics

Why We Hate the Oil Companies

Why We Hate the Oil Companies Author John Hofmeister
ISBN-10 0230106781
Year 2011-08-30
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Macmillan

As president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister was known for being a straight shooter, willing to challenge his peers throughout the industry. Now, he's a man on a mission, the founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, crisscrossing the country in a grassroots campaign to change the way we look at energy in this country. While pundits proffer false new promises of green energy independence, or flatly deny the existence of a problem, Hofmeister offers an insider's view of what's behind the energy companies' posturing, and how politicians use energy misinformation, disinformation, and lack of information to get and stay elected. He tackles the energy controversy head-on, without regard for political correctness. He also provides a new framework for solving difficult problems, identifying solutions that will lead to a future of comfortable lifestyles, affordable and clean energy, environmental protection, and sustained economic competitiveness.

Gumbo Tales Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table

Gumbo Tales  Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table Author Sara Roahen
ISBN-10 9780393072068
Year 2009-04-20
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

“Makes you want to spend a week—immediately—in New Orleans.” —Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, Wall Street Journal A cocktail is more than a segue to dinner when it’s a Sazerac, an anise-laced drink of rye whiskey and bitters indigenous to New Orleans. For Wisconsin native Sara Roahen, a Sazerac is also a fine accompaniment to raw oysters, a looking glass into the cocktail culture of her own family—and one more way to gain a foothold in her beloved adopted city. Roahen’s stories of personal discovery introduce readers to New Orleans’ well-known signatures—gumbo, po-boys, red beans and rice—and its lesser-known gems: the pho of its Vietnamese immigrants, the braciolone of its Sicilians, and the ya-ka-mein of its street culture. By eating and cooking her way through a place as unique and unexpected as its infamous turducken, Roahen finds a home. And then Katrina. With humor, poignancy, and hope, she conjures up a city that reveled in its food traditions before the storm—and in many ways has been saved by them since.

Slot Together Castle

Slot Together Castle Author Simon Tudhope
ISBN-10 1409583872
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 61
Language en

Press out the robust cardboard walls and slot them together to create a replica medieval castle, complete with siege towers and a drawbridge. Comes with two model armies, a book about castles and game play ideas. A novel gift that will inspire creative play.


1634 Author Eric Flint
ISBN-10 141652102X
Year 2007
Pages 728
Language en

The time-traveling Americans from the West Virginia town of Grantville find themselves caught in the middle of the Baltic War, with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, launching a counterattack on the combined forces of France, Spain, England, and Denmark.

Another Day in the Empire

Another Day in the Empire Author Kurt Nimmo
ISBN-10 189330275X
Year 2004
Pages 221
Language en
Publisher Dandelion Enterprises

For the first time ever in a single volume, Dandelion Books presents a selection of journalist-photographer, Kurt Nimmo's highly acclaimed articles first published in Counterpunch www moved to action by the attorney general suggesting neighbors need to spy on each other ... You'd think normal everyday folks would look at their own kids and break out sobbing realizing what's happened to kids in Iraq. Is there Soma in the drinking water? But this isn't some Aldous Huxley novel, it's the real deal up in your face 24/7. the medium-sized town where I live to voice their opposition to the organized mass murder about to unfold, less than a hundred people show up. Other citizens drive past in their SUVs, honk their horns with 'God Bless America' bumper stickers attached. It's going to take more than God blessing us by the time Bush and his minions are finished. It's going to take a geochronological unit of karma to pay off this one. the mid-30s, when the people 'disappeared' and the neighbors said nothing because they were Good Germans and, 'besides, it only stands to reason if the Gestapo takes you away you must have done something to compromise our glorious national security.' be. By weaving meticulous documentation, a knowledge of the world beyond the official lies, and a practical humanity, his essays never fail to inform and astound. Among contemporary reporters, Nimmo is state-of-the-art. --John Kaminski, author of America's Autopsy Report Mexico called Kurt Nimmo. In the intervening years, he has burst onto the scene, emerging as one of the top political commentators in the United States. There is a select group of contemporary political commentators whose material is always an absolute must read for me--Chomsky and Cockburn, being two of the most prominent--and Nimmo is in this group. --Mark Hand, Editor, www