Alexander The Great

Author: John Gunther
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402741395
Size: 52.62 MB
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Alexander The Great from the Author: John Gunther. Relates the story of Alexander the Great who, at only age 21, became King of Macedonia and set off on a twelve-year journey to conquer the known world and extend the boundaries of Greek civilization.

Gotcha Again For Guys More Nonfiction Books To Get Boys Excited About Reading

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884377X
Size: 65.19 MB
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Gotcha Again For Guys More Nonfiction Books To Get Boys Excited About Reading from the Author: Kathleen A. Baxter. Here's help in selecting current, nonfiction books that will get boys excited about reading. • Citations for over 1,700 current nonfiction titles published between 2007–2009 that will appeal to boys • Interviews with seven authors, including Kadir Nelson, author of We Are the Ship, recent winner of numerous children's literature awards, and a great role model for young male readers • Nonfiction booktalks that can be used word-for-word when presenting books to students • Reproducible booklists • Photos of featured male authors • Book cover illustrations

Ben Franklin

Author: Thomas Fleming
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402745232
Size: 74.13 MB
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Ben Franklin from the Author: Thomas Fleming. The life of the printer, inventor, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.

Amelia Earhart

Author: John Burke
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402745201
Size: 15.59 MB
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Amelia Earhart from the Author: John Burke. A biography of one of America's most famous pilots, who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while trying to fly around the world.

Conquistador

Author: S. M. Stirling
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101043936
Size: 60.29 MB
Format: PDF
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Conquistador from the Author: S. M. Stirling. A new alternate history of America from the author of The Peshawar Lancers, the bestselling novel the Chicago Sun-Times called "a pleasure to read" and Harry Turtledove hailed as "first-rate adventure all the way." 1945: An ex-marine has discovered a portal that permits him to travel between the America he knows-and a virgin America untouched by European influence. 21st century: The two realities collide...

The Sinking Of The Bismarck

Author: William L. Shirer
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795342462
Size: 62.18 MB
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The Sinking Of The Bismarck from the Author: William L. Shirer. The Bismark wasn’t just any warship. Its guns were much stronger and more accurate than any others in its day—meaning it could easily sink enemy ships without getting in range of their fire. It was one of Hitler’s most powerful weapons, and the Allied forces had to put it out of commission—before they lost the war. With the fate of the world in the balance, Allied forces chased the Bismark across the stormy North Atlantic—culminating in a thrilling sea battle that changed the course of World War II. Unfolding with the taut suspense of a blockbuster movie, this book brings the excitement and danger of World War II to younger audiences—and demonstrates William L. Shirer’s mastery as a writer of history and a spinner of tales.

Wanderer

Author: Sterling Hayden
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090482
Size: 11.57 MB
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Wanderer from the Author: Sterling Hayden. The autobiography of Sterling Hayden: actor, (Dr. Strangelove, The Godfather, Asphalt Jungle), sailor, officer, writer (Voyage), one-time communist, and constant wanderer.

Are You Smart Enough

Author: Alexander W. Astin
Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)
ISBN: 9781620364475
Size: 15.26 MB
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Are You Smart Enough from the Author: Alexander W. Astin. This book explores the many ways in which the obsession with "being smart" distorts the life of a typical college or university, and how this obsession leads to a higher education that shortchanges the majority of students, and by extension, our society's need for an educated population. The author calls on his colleagues in higher education to return the focus to the true mission of developing the potential of each student: However "smart" they are when they get to college, both the student and the college should be able to show what they learned while there. Unfortunately, colleges and universities have embraced two very narrow definitions of smartness: the course grade and especially the standardized test. A large body of research shows that it will be very difficult for colleges to fulfill their stated mission unless they substantially broaden their conception to include student qualities such as leadership, social responsibility, honesty, empathy, and citizenship. Specifically, the book grapples with issues such as the following: * Why America's 3,000-plus colleges and universities have evolved into a hierarchical pecking order, where institutions compete with each other to recruit "smart" students, and where a handful of elite institutions at the top of the pecking order enroll the "smartest" students. * Why higher education favors its smartest students to the point where the "not so smart" students get second-class treatment. * Why so many colleges find it difficult to make good on their commitment to affirmative action and "equality of opportunity." * Why college faculties tend to value being smart more than developing students' smartness (i.e., teaching and learning).

Island In The Sea Of Time

Author: S. M. Stirling
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101127919
Size: 22.16 MB
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Island In The Sea Of Time from the Author: S. M. Stirling. It's spring on Nantucket and everything is perfectly normal, until a sudden storm blankets the entire island. When the weather clears, the island's inhabitants find that they are no longer in the late twentieth century...but have been transported instead to the Bronze Age! Now they must learn to survive with suspicious, warlike peoples they can barely understand and deal with impending disaster, in the shape of a would-be conqueror from their own time.