Actor William Shaksper of Stratford had little education, never left England, and apparently owned no books. How could he have written the great plays and poetry attributed to him? Journalist Mark Anderson's biography offers tantalizing proof that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, courtier, spendthrift, scholar, traveler, soldier, scoundrel, and writer, was the real "Shakespeare".
"Brings the period to life"
Chi è il più grande campione sportivo di ogni epoca? In particolare, chi è il più grande tennista di tutti i tempi? Domande all'apparenza semplici alle quali però l'autore risponde con estrema chiarezza: Roger Federer. Perché? Ben lungi dall'essere una delle tante biografie del campione svizzero, l'autore stila una lista di requisiti oggettivi che dovrebbero appartenere al migliore di sempre: dallo stile alla tecnica, fino al comportamento dentro e fuori dal campo sportivo.
Secondo il calendario Maya, l'attuale Età dell'Oro, la quinta, governata dal dio Quetzalcoatl, terminerà il 21 dicembre 2012 e inizieranno nuovi tempi...
Max is a fearless kitten. Max is a brave kitten. Max is a kitten who chases mice. There's only one problem - Max doesn't know what a mouse looks like! With a little bit of bad advice, Max finds himself facing a much bigger challenge. Maybe Max doesn't have to be Max the Brave all the time.... Join this adventurous black cat as he very politely asks a variety of animals for help in finding a mouse.
At dawn on September 22, 1711, more than five hundred Tuscarora, Core, Neuse, Pamlico, Weetock, Machapunga, and Bear River Indian warriors swept down on the unsuspecting European settlers living along the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers of North Carolina. During the following days, they destroyed hundreds of farms, killed at least 140 men, women, and children, and took about 40 captives. So began the Tuscarora War, North Carolina's bloodiest colonial war and surely one of its most brutal.
A selection of writings about gardens and gardening by six 19th-century women, compiled by Dee Palmer, a journalist and writer with a special interest in gardening. When she started the research for this audiobook, she expected to find many differences between the experiences of 19th-century women gardeners and those of today. Instead, she was struck by how modern much of their advice is, and her personal selection from the writings of these six women reflects that.