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Traces the origins of the Democratic Party, discussing key figures, conventions, platforms, and its organization.
In text and photographs, describes twenty-five ancient architectural wonders, including the Great Wall of China, the Kukulcán Pyramid in Mexico, and the Avenue of Lions in Greece.
A book that unearths the facts about rubbish and recycling through the ages: from dustmen, mudlarks, toshers and rakers to litter on Everest; from George Clooney’s pig pal, Max, to a dunny fit for a Chinese emperor. This is the fourteenth title in the fantastic It’s True! series.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
Good writing. We played some of his music while reading the book to the students, Louis Armstrong came to life.
Take Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart, Gamelyn, William Wallace and other legends from the colourful, dangerous medieval period to the tabletop with Lion Rampant – a new set of rules designed for fighting medieval skirmish games. Ideal for players who wish to collect medieval miniatures and paint the pageantry without wanting to muster huge forces or spend time learning complex rules, this game allows players to game actual historical battles – or to delve into the archives of Hollywood to embark on more over-the-top pulp style clashes.
Following on from his successful Understanding Chess Endgames, John Nunn turns his attention to the middlegame – the phase of the chess battle where most games are decided, yet the one that has received the least systematic treatment from chess writers. With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces.
In the case of attacking play, we are shown how to decide where to attack, and the specific methods that can be used to pursue the enemy king.
You may know that Bruno Mars is an unbelievably talented pop singer and producer. But did you know that Bruno: • -was known for his epic Elvis impersonations when he was a kid? -learned to play drums, piano, and guitar without ever taking lessons? -is super close to his mom and used some of his fortune to buy her a house? Want to know more about the life of this talented celebrity? Read on to learn all about Bruno’s childhood, personality, parents and sibs, past projects, personal struggles, and more!
Discusses the geography, history, people, culture, economy, and future of Bahrain.
Concise, yet packed with information, these user-friendly volumes are introductions to modern nations of the world.
This series investigates unusual careers in science-related fields and finds out about commonly considered ways in which science can be put to use. With full colour phtographs and illustrations.
Critically acclaimed Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson brings to bold life the remarkable story of the Danish resistance and rescue of over 7,000 Jews during WWII.When the Nazis invaded Denmark on Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But everything had changed.Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson traces the stories of the heroic young men and women who would not stand by as their country was occupied by a dangerous enemy.
The essential guide to being smart about money and investingBlue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market is a fun and easy-to-understand introduction to the world of money and investing for kids and parents. Frustrated by the lack of entertaining financial teaching materials for his 13-year-old son, this book is the result of a father’s commitment to pass on one of life’s most important skills. Written by David W. Bianchi—an investor and lawyer with an economics degree from Tufts University—this hands-on resource demystifies the basic principles about money matters and shows what it takes to spend, save, and invest wisely.
This title explores the life of Adolf Hitler. It examines his early years, his studies and interests, his professional life, his low points and his legacy. The volume contains: feature panels detailing the lives of colleagues, rivals and others, sources, quotes and eyewitness accounts; further reading and web sites; and a timeline and maps. It is part of the "Leading Lives" series. An underlying theme throughout this series is whether an individual can change the course of history.
Therabell, eine Stadt in der Zukunft: Jamos DeWild steht kurz vor seiner Abschlussprüfung – bei einem Versagen droht ihm die gesellschaftliche Ächtung. Als sein Vater zeitgleich einem Rüstungskonzern in die Quere kommt, wird ein Killer auf die DeWilds angesetzt. Jamos überlebt als Einziger und flieht in die gefährlichen Wälder um Therabell. Dort begegnet er Shielon, einem jungen Wilden, aufgewachsen fernab jeder Zivilisation, der sich widererwarten als Retter und Freund erweist. Doch nicht nur aus dem Wald droht ihnen Gefahr: Der Mörder ist Jamos gefolgt, um auch ihn umzubringen.
There’s a snowman-building contest in town and the grand prize is a year’s supply of free ice cream Horrid Henry just has to beat Moody Margaret and her dumb old ballerina snowman. So Henry makes the biggest monster snowman ever. But Henry might have to use a few last-minute tricks to win this one. Plus three other stories that won’t melt.
Verdadero ejemplo de genialidad de los ingenieros, nacido de la desesperación de la guerra, el legendario Mosquito, construido básicamente de madera, fue, probablemente, el mejor caza-bombardero bimotor de su clase de cuantos entraron en acción en la II Guerra Mundial. La primera versión de bombardero que entró en servicio fue el B Mk IV, siendo entregados los primeros ejemplares al 105 Sqn del 2- Grupo con base en Swanton Morley, en Norfolk, en noviembre de 1941. El Mosquito, considerablemente más rápido que el Blenheim Mk IV con que estaba dotada anteriormente la unidad, propulsado por motores en línea en lugar de radiales, y fabricado a base de madera en lugar de aleación metálica, se mostró desde el primer momento como un estimulante reto tanto para sus pilotos como para las tripulaciones de tierra.
Begin the journey into the lives of important people in history with Beginner Biographies. These simple, illustrated biographies provide a perfect entry point for learning about history. The childhood, education, and discoveries of the brilliant scientist Albert Einstein are presented with short, simple text for the elementary school audience.
Looks at the response of New York City’s law enforcement professionals to the events of September 11th and provides historical examples of how our nation’s law enforcers have responded to other similar events. This new series spotlights the valiant efforts, personal sacrifice, and cooperative spirit that characterize America’s response to the events of September 11, 2001.
At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation’s leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys’ exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance.
Nowadays the French Defence 1…e6 is one of the most popular openings in response to 1.e4. I’d like to suggest a new concept of combating it. White plays 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 and then deploys his pieces according to the scheme Ngf3, Bd3, c3, 0-0, against almost anything that Black may play. This will usually lead to exchanges in the centre and the appearance of an isolated queen’s pawn for White. Denis Yevseev is a grandmaster. He is the winner of many international tournaments as Taraus open (Tampere) 2002, the Petrov Memorial (St.
In this book the reader will find an opening repertoire for Black against 1. e4, based on the Petroff Defence and designed to be used up to the highest level. For many years this opening has served as the main black weapon for chess giants as Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand. The Petroff Defence is especially suitable for positionally-oriented players who like to obtain a solid and reliable game after the opening. The theoretical material in the book has been thoroughly prepared and systematized.
Follows the history of Alexander the Great and his campaign to conquer the known world, including information on his traveling companions, armies of his time, ships, and food.
Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation’s people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture- Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps reflect current political boundaries.
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