In the years since the Event, the Republic of Nantucket has done its best to re-create the better ideas of the modern age. But the evils of its time resurface in the person of William Walker, renegade Coast Guard officer, who is busy building an empire for himself based on conquest by technology.
When Walker reaches Greece and recruits several of their greater kinglets to his cause, the people of Nantucket have no choice.
"I've Finished the entire series"
Frank Conroy first visited Nantucket with a gang of college friends in 1955. They came on a whim, and for Conroy it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with this "small, relaxed oasis in the ocean." This book, part travel diary, part memoir, is a hauntingly evocative and personal journey through Nantucket: its sweeping dunes, rugged moors, remote beaches, secret fishing spots, and hidden forests and cranberry bogs.
This is the story of a woman's life, her marriage and the bonds that tie her to her two boys. When the marriage ends she battles to keep her children, while trying to sustain an emotional life of her own and to earn a living. Her boys grow older, but they are still the centre of her life.
The death of her mother in 1813, brings added responsibility to 17-year-old Anna Mason. A self-confident girl, she has to shed her girlhood sooner than she would have expected as she assumes many of her mother's tasks in running the household of Hawkshead Manor. Julian Kirby, a family friend, is entranced by Anna but she doesn't feel she is able to return his affections while her father remains so devastated by his wife's death.
Try, fail, try again, win small, win a bit bigger, dig deeper inside...and do more than you ever imagined you could! Maybe you thought you'd wait to tackle your passion when you had more self-confidence. Do the work, accomplish something and, voila, you'll gain that confidence. Marva Collins doesn't advise parents, kids, and teachers to wait for self-confidence, or to believe success is an entitlement. Self-esteem is overrated: it's about effort.