The Diaries Of Alessandro Da Veneto The Second Diary

Author: Robert Parrish
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1936107805
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Born in Venice in the 12th century, Allesandro Da Veneto finds himself storming the gates of Constantinople with the Crusades only to be seriously wounded in the attack and left for dead. Or at least he should have been dead. This diary records Alessandro's departure from plague-ravaged Venice to Spain and Portugal at the time when Iberian provinces were moving toward nationhood.

I M Going To Have A Little House

Author: Carolina Maria de Jesus
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803275997
Size: 35.87 MB
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"Never before published in English, Carolina's second diary, written in 1960-61, describes her life in the first year after the sudden (and, as it turned out, temporary) fame of Quarto de despejo (see HLAS 25:4741). Translated faithfully into English, evo

The Second Diary

Author: Ciara Threadgoode
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482639988
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Some people keep diaries that merely record the forgettable tidbits of their daily life. Dorothy Rose Nolte Hughes had one of those. But after her passing, her cherished granddaughter Cherry found another one that proved to be the tell-it-like-it-really-is version. It revealed family secrets that may have otherwise been buried forever; the romantic conspiracies of two generations. Granny's spunk shined radiantly through each page. She'd turned some colorful phrases; earthy to be sure, and perhaps for some, even blushworthy. For Cherry and husband Gene, who with their six Doxie kids had spent their every day with Granny during her physically- challenging last months, this newfound treasure was delightfully funny. And deeply endearing. They discovered the true power of fairy tales; like those that had transported her to happier places and happier times during her somber last days. But the fairy tale that was Cherry's last gift to her grandmother, was the best one yet.

The Second Kind Of Impossible

Author: Paul Steinhardt
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1476729921
Size: 57.10 MB
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One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible reads like James Gleick’s Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure. When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible is the story of Steinhardt’s thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter—one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set in stone for centuries. Steinhardt dubs this new form of matter “quasicrystal.” The rest of the scientific community calls it simply impossible. The Second Kind of Impossible captures Steinhardt’s scientific odyssey as it unfolds over decades, first to prove viability, and then to pursue his wildest conjecture—that nature made quasicrystals long before humans discovered them. Along the way, his team encounters clandestine collectors, corrupt scientists, secret diaries, international smugglers, and KGB agents. Their quest culminates in a daring expedition to a distant corner of the Earth, in pursuit of tiny fragments of a meteorite forged at the birth of the solar system. Steinhardt’s discoveries chart a new direction in science. They not only change our ideas about patterns and matter, but also reveal new truths about the processes that shaped our solar system. The underlying science is important, simple, and beautiful—and Steinhardt’s firsthand account is an engaging scientific thriller.

Cannons At Dawn

Author: Kristiana Gregory
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545280885
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From the winter of 1779 until 1781, Abigail Stewart and her family follow the path of her father's Continental Army unit after their Valley Forge home burns down, enduring harsh winters and scarce food, and narrowly escaping danger time and again.

To Do Good To My Indian Brethren

Author: Joseph Johnson
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558491274
Size: 80.58 MB
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Joseph Johnson's writings and essays, written between 1771 and 1773, document daily life in the Indian Christian communities of Mohegan and Farmington, Connecticut. Commentary by Laura J. Murray illuminates the meaning of Johnson's writings in their historical context.