Furious George Goes Bananas

Furious George Goes Bananas
Author: Michael Rex
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN: 0399545611
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Furious George Goes Bananas Book Excerpt:

George is an ape—not a monkey—and he is perfectly happy living his simple life in the jungle, until one day the man in the funny hat kidnaps him and brings him to the big city. Poor George! Forced to live in a cage at the zoo, then work hard manual labor and be mocked on stage—George has every reason to be upset. In fact, after all the maltreatment, he’s downright furious! So it’s a good thing George is one clever ape. Perhaps getting mad is not the only answer. Readers will laugh out loud when George comes up with a way to outsmart the man in the funny hat.

The Last Love of George Sand

The Last Love of George Sand
Author: Evelyne Bloch-Dano
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-02-06
ISBN: 1628724994
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Love of George Sand Book Excerpt:

George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand portrays the writer, political activist, and cultural figure as she starts a new chapter in her ever-surprising life: the mature years with her last lover, the young and talented engraver Alexandre Manceau.A turning point came for George Sand in 1849. After her political involvement in the revolution of 1848, Sand retreated to her country property, Nohant, with her son Maurice and started writing new plays. One day, Maurice introduced her to Alexandre Manceau, a young and shy artist thirteen years her junior. At forty-five, she was at the pinnacle of her career. She had a long history of tumultuous love affairs with famous artists such as Musset, Chopin, and Mérimée, but she had never experienced a peaceful and balanced relationship. With Manceau, Sand discovered that she could be loved, and fall in love herself, without drama. Their relationship would last fifteen years, and prove to be the most prolific period of Sand's life, with fifty books published including the novels Elle et lui, inspired by her relationship with Musset, and Le dernier amour, written just ten days after Manceau died of tuberculosis.Although much has been written about George Sand, most of the previous biographies are focused on her more turbulent times. In The Last Love of George Sand, Evelyne Bloch-Dano looks back on Sand's life from the vantage point of her years with Manceau.

Memoires of the Last Ten Years of the Reign of George the Second By Horace Walpole Earl of Orford From the Original Mss In Two Volumes Vol 1 2

Memoires of the Last Ten Years of the Reign of George the Second  By Horace Walpole  Earl of Orford  From the Original Mss  In Two Volumes  Vol  1    2
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 536
Release: 1822
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoires of the Last Ten Years of the Reign of George the Second By Horace Walpole Earl of Orford From the Original Mss In Two Volumes Vol 1 2 Book Excerpt:

Poached

Poached
Author: Stuart Gibbs
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN: 1442467797
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poached Book Excerpt:

Teddy Fitzroy’s back for another zoo mystery—this time it’s a koala caper—in this action-packed follow-up to Belly Up that School Library Journal called a “whopper of a whodunit that delivers plenty of suspects, action, slapstick, gross bodily functions, red herrings, and animal trivia.” School troublemaker Vance Jessup thinks Teddy Fitzroy’s home at FunJungle, a state-of-the-art zoo and theme park, is the perfect place for a cruel prank. Vance bullies Teddy into his scheme, but the plan goes terribly awry. Teddy sneaks into the koala exhibit to hide out until the chaos dies down. But when the koala goes missing, Teddy is the only person caught on camera entering and exiting the exhibit. Teddy didn’t commit the crime—but if he can’t find the real culprit, he’ll be sent to juvie as a convicted koala-napper.

Did You Miss Me The Baltimore Series Book 3

Did You Miss Me   The Baltimore Series Book 3
Author: Karen Rose
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2012-11-08
ISBN: 0755374010
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Did You Miss Me The Baltimore Series Book 3 Book Excerpt:

Best be nimble, best be quick, I'm right here and you're my pick: DID YOU MISS ME is a page-turning thriller from bestselling author Karen Rose, and part of the Baltimore series. The last thing Ford Elkhart remembers is walking his girlfriend back to her university dormitory. Now he's lying tied and gagged on a cold, dark floor, with only one chance to escape before he ends up like the bones surrounding him... Assistant State's Attorney Daphne Montgomery is devastated by her son's disappearance, and is immediately convinced that his kidnapping is connected to the white supremacist she's just had jailed for murder. FBI Special Agent Joseph Carter isn't so sure - especially when he learns that Ford's girlfriend is also missing. Is Ford's abduction payback for Daphne's courtroom victory? Or is he a pawn in an even more dangerous game?

Seinfeld Reference The Complete Encyclopedia with Biographies Character Profiles Episode Summaries

Seinfeld Reference  The Complete Encyclopedia with Biographies  Character Profiles   Episode Summaries
Author: SPS (Sitcom Preservation Society)
Publsiher: Praetorian Publishing
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN: 0967985242
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seinfeld Reference The Complete Encyclopedia with Biographies Character Profiles Episode Summaries Book Excerpt:

Seinfeld Reference is authored by a sitcom expert who penned the most comprehensive reference book that has ever been written about the show. This literary masterpiece starts with a timeless historical overview of the show, which was voted “The #1 Greatest TV Series of All-Time” by TV Guide. "Seinfeld Reference" also includes remarkably in-depth biographies of the show's creators and stars (Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, Julie Louis-Dreyfus). After reading the book cover-to-cover, you will know anything and everything about the actors and their private lives. The next section is an ingenious writing of the shows fictional characters as if they were real, resulting in an equally sensational "biography" of the Seinfeld stars and recurring regulars (Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, Elaine Benes, Newman, Frank Costanza, Morty Seinfeld, David Puddy, Susan Ross). Even more remarkable is the unbelievably exhaustive episode guide that was written for all 180 shows, which includes everything imaginable: cast and technical credits, guest stars (Babu Bhatt, Soup Nazi, Bizarro Jerry, Maestro, Mr. Pitt, J. Peterman, Jackie Chiles, Kenny Bania, Mr. Lippman, Sue Ellen Mischke), plot synopses, featured subplots, original air dates, and interesting facts about the show or its actors. Seinfeld Reference is an essential book for every fan of the show. If you ever had a question about the show, actors, or characters, this book has all the answers. Photos included, 254 pages paperback and digital.

The Wonderful Stag or The Courtship of Red Elsie

The Wonderful Stag  or The Courtship of Red Elsie
Author: Kathleen Jennings
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-09-08
ISBN: 1250810876
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wonderful Stag or The Courtship of Red Elsie Book Excerpt:

Kathleen Jennings's The Wonderful Stag, or The Courtship of Red Elsie is a fairy tale equal parts gorgeous and gruesome. In this dark fantasy short story, village couples seek approval for marriage from a stag with golden rings adorning its horns. That is until one suitor, determined to convince a woman to fall in love with him, makes a rash decision. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Vera Brittain A Life

Vera Brittain  A Life
Author: Mark Bostridge,Paul Berry
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN: 034900854X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vera Brittain A Life Book Excerpt:

Vera Brittain is most widely known as the woman who immortalized a lost generation in her haunting autobiography of the Great War, TESTAMENT OF YOUTH. Writer, pacifist and feminist, she condemned her provincial background but remained acutely conscious of the conventional elements in her own character; she revealed a richly emotional life in her writing but was outwardly sober and reserved; she possessed a fierce desire for fame and recognition but was ready to sacrifice both on matters of principle. This biography - comprehensive, authoritative and immensely readable - confirms Vera Brittain's stature as one of the most remarkable women of our time.

Temple Bar

Temple Bar
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temple Bar Book Excerpt:

Composition in Black and White

Composition in Black and White
Author: Kathryn Talalay
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1997-04-24
ISBN: 9780195354270
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composition in Black and White Book Excerpt:

George Schuyler, a renowned and controversial black journalist of the Harlem Renaissance, and Josephine Cogdell, a blond, blue-eyed Texas heiress and granddaughter of slave owners, believed that intermarriage would "invigorate" the races, thereby producing extraordinary offspring. Their daughter, Philippa Duke Schuyler, became the embodiment of this theory, and they hoped she would prove that interracial children represented the final solution to America's race problems. Able to read and write at the age of two and a half, a pianist at four, and a composer by five, Philippa was often compared to Mozart. During the 1930s and 40s she graced the pages of Time and Look magazines, the New York Herald Tribune, and The New Yorker. Philippa grew up under the adoring and inquisitive eyes of an entire nation and soon became the role model and inspiration for a generation of African-American children. But as an adult she mysteriously dropped out of sight, leaving America to wonder what had happened to the "little Harlem genius." Suffering the double sting of racism and gender bias, Philippa had been rejected by the elite classical music milieu in the United States and forced to find an audience abroad, where she flourished as a world-class performer and composer. She traveled throughout South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia performing for kings, queens, and presidents. By then Philippa had added a second career as an author and foreign correspondent reporting on events around the globe--from Albert Schweitzer's leper colony in Lamberéné to the turbulent Asian theater of the 1960s. She would give a command performance for Queen Elisabeth of Belgium one day, and hide from the Viet Cong among the ancient graves of the Annam kings another. But behind the scrim of adventure, glamour, and intrigue was an American outcast, a woman constantly searching for home and self. "I am a beauty--but I'm half colored...so I'm always destined to be an outsider," she wrote in her diary. Philippa tried to define herself through love affairs, but found only disappointment and scandal. In a last attempt to reclaim an identity, she began to "pass" as Caucasian. Adopting an Iberian-American heritage, she reinvented herself as Felipa Monterro, an ultra-right conservative who wrote and lectured for the John Birch Society. Her experiment failed, as had her parents' dream of smashing America's racial barriers. But at the age of thirty five, Philippa finally began to embark on a racial catharsis: She was just beginning to find herself when on May 9, 1967, while on an unauthorized mission of mercy, her life was cut short in a helicopter crash over the waters of war-torn Vietnam. The first authorized biography of Philippa Schuyler, Composition in Black and White draws on previously unpublished letters and diaries to reveal an extraordinary and complex personality. Extensive research and personal interviews from around the world make this book not only the definitive chronicle of Schuyler's restless and haunting life, but also a vivid history of the tumultuous times she lived through, from the Great Depression, through the Civil Rights movement, to the Vietnam war. Talalay has created a highly perceptive and provocative portrait of a fascinating woman.

The Last Prince of Bengal

The Last Prince of Bengal
Author: Lyn Innes
Publsiher: Saqi Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-08-12
ISBN: 1908906472
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Prince of Bengal Book Excerpt:

The Nawab Nazim was born into one of India’s most powerful royal families. Three times the size of Great Britain, his kingdom ranged from the soaring Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. However, the Nawab was seen as a threat by the British authorities, who forced him to abdicate in 1880 and permanently abolished his titles. The Nawab’s change in fortune marked the end of an era in India and left his secret English family abandoned. The Last Prince of Bengal tells the true story of the Nawab Nazim and his family as they sought by turns to befriend, settle in and eventually escape Britain. From glamourous receptions with Queen Victoria to a scandalous Muslim marriage with an English chambermaid; and from Bengal tiger hunts to sheep farming in the harsh Australian outback, Lyn Innes recounts her ancestors’ extraordinary journey from royalty to relative anonymity. This compelling account visits the extremes of British rule in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, exposing complex prejudices regarding race, class and gender. It is the intimate story of one family and their place in defining moments of recent Indian, British and Australian history. ‘I was captivated and surprised by this bitter-sweet history as it twists and turns down three generations, through many astonishing changes of fame and fortune, from a glittering Bengal palace to an Australian sheep farm. Lovingly researched and meticulously told, The Last Prince of Bengal is notable for its candid revelations of British colonial attitudes and hypocrisies across two centuries. A rich, delightful and unexpectedly thought-provoking saga.’ --Richard Holmes Lyn Innes explores her ancestors’ history in moving detail, capturing the tragic story of the dethroned princes of Bengal who had to make their lives in foreign lands, marked forever by the harsh legacy of Empire.’-- Shrabani Basu, author of Victoria and Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant

Littell s Saturday Magazine

Littell s Saturday Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1836
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Littell s Saturday Magazine Book Excerpt:

The Game

The Game
Author: Jon Pessah
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN: 0316242217
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Game Book Excerpt:

The incredible inside story of power, money, and baseball's last twenty years. In the fall of 1992, America's National Pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: cancelling a World Series for the first time in history. The owners are at war with each other, their decades-long battle with the players has turned America against both sides, and the players' growing addiction to steroids will threaten the game's very foundation. It is a tipping point for baseball, a crucial moment in the game's history that catalyzes a struggle for power by three strong-willed men: Commissioner Bud Selig, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and union leader Don Fehr. It's their uneasy alliance at the end of decades of struggle that pulls the game back from the brink and turns it into a money-making powerhouse that enriches them all. This is the real story of baseball, played out against a tableau of stunning athletic feats, high-stakes public battles, and backroom political deals -- with a supporting cast that includes Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, Joe Torre and Derek Jeter, George Bush and George Mitchell, and many more. Drawing from hundreds of extensive, exclusive interviews throughout baseball, The Game is a stunning achievement: a rigorously reported book and the must-read, fly-on-the-wall, definitive account of how an enormous struggle for power turns disaster into baseball's Golden Age.

Business Law and the Legal Environment Standard Edition

Business Law and the Legal Environment  Standard Edition
Author: Jeffrey F. Beatty,Susan S. Samuelson
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1368
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 1305445864
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Law and the Legal Environment Standard Edition Book Excerpt:

Packed with current examples and engaging scenarios, BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, STANDARD EDITION, 7E has earned the stamp of approval from trial and appellate judges, working attorneys, scholars, and teachers for its full breadth of business law coverage. Extremely reader-friendly, the text is known for its lively, conversational writing style that explains complex topics in easy-to-understand language as it illustrates how legal concepts apply to everyday business practice. The seventh edition includes a new emphasis on the digital landscape, expanded coverage of international law, and new information on privacy issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Broken Places

The Broken Places
Author: Susan Perabo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2001-11-03
ISBN: 0743213254
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broken Places Book Excerpt:

Susan Perabo's short-story collection, Who I Was Supposed to Be, was named a Best Book of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Boston Globe proclaimed the debut "a stunning introduction to a fresh new literary talent." Now Susan Perabo returns with The Broken Places, her eagerly anticipated novel about love and honor and how the aftermath of one terrifying night -- and one heroic act -- affects a close-knit family. Twelve-year-old Paul Tucker knows his family is something akin to royalty in small-town Casey, Pennsylvania. His father, Sonny, is a dedicated career fireman, in line for the position of chief, long held by Paul's late grandfather, a local legend whose heroics continue to occupy the hearts and minds of all who knew and worked with him. Paul's mother, Laura, is a math teacher at the high school; Paul is sometimes annoyed by her worries over him (and her apparent lack of worry over his father), but his life is generally untroubled, his future bright, his time measured by sport seasons. But on a windy October day, the collapse of an abandoned farmhouse forever alters the fates and perceptions of Paul, his family, and those closest to them. Sonny and the other Casey firemen attempt a dangerous rescue to reach a teenager buried under the rubble, and when Sonny himself is trapped by a secondary collapse, Paul, his mother, and the crowd of onlookers believe the worst. The wait is excruciating; it's baby Jessica all over again, but this time the "innocent victim" is sixteen-year-old Ian Finch, a swastika-tattooed hoodlum who may have brought the house down on himself while building bombs. Still, when Sonny emerges from the rubble hours later, the maimed teenager in his arms, the rescue becomes a minor miracle and a major public relations event, a validation of all things American and true. Sonny is immediately hailed as a national hero. And Paul's life is suddenly, and irrevocably, changed. Beyond the limelight, the parades, and the intrusion of the national media into a quiet and predictable life, the Tucker household balance is upset. And Ian Finch's curious and continued involvement in Sonny's life creates a new and troubling set of hurdles for Paul to overcome. Somehow, though his father has been saved, he continues to slip through Paul's fingers. Secrets, lies, and changing alliances threaten Paul's relationship with his father and his mother and his understanding of what holds a family -- and a town -- together. The Broken Places is a brilliant meditation on the psychology of heroism, the definition of family, and the true meaning of honor. With pitch-perfect dialogue, subtle but stunning insights, and a dazzling ability to uncork the quiet power of each character, Susan Perabo's The Broken Places uncovers and celebrates the unsettling truths of human nature.

The Living Age

The Living Age
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1855
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living Age Book Excerpt:

The Panorama of Life and Literature

The Panorama of Life and Literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1855
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Panorama of Life and Literature Book Excerpt:

Once Aboard the Lugger

Once Aboard the Lugger
Author: Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1908
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Interpersonal relations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Aboard the Lugger Book Excerpt:

Published in 1908, Once Aboard the Lugger was Arthur S. Hutchinson's first novel. Subtitled, The History of George and his Mary," this is the story of a commonplace couple. The first part is called Of George," the second Of Mary," and the third through fifth discuss history, love, and war the book then ends with part six, Of Paradise Lost and Found."

Maximum Rocknroll

Maximum Rocknroll
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Popular music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maximum Rocknroll Book Excerpt:

Music Inspired by Art

Music Inspired by Art
Author: Gary Evans
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Inspired by Art Book Excerpt:

Bibliographic references collect musical recordings, from genres including jazz, classical, and pop, that have been inspired by art throughout the centuries.