After the Confederacy falls, newly freed slave Rutherford Calhoun is eager to avoid marrying a prim schoolteacher and boards the first ship he finds moored at a New Orleans port. Unbeknownst to Calhoun, the vessel is a slave ship enroute to Africa. On the return trip, Calhoun is put to work as a cabin boy and quickly assists the newly captured slaves in revolting against the drunken crew. This compelling adventure is filled with a perfect blend of colorful narrative, historical romance and suspense.
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Experience one of television's greatest science fiction series: The Twilight Zone. This collection of episodes is fully dramatized for audio and features a full cast, music, sound effects, and narration by some of today's biggest celebrities.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created by the US government during World War II to aid in the construction of the first atomic bomb. Drawing on oral history and previously classified material, this book portrays the patterns of daily life in this unique setting.
What happens to people's lives during times of battle and strife? From the American Revolution to the ongoing war in Iraq, the subject of this collection is how people cope with the dramatic shifts that come with war. Before Independence, a slave fights for freedom by taking up arms for the British; in World War I, a mother goes to the front lines to see her son; and in our time, a teenager in Oregon waits for e-mail from his father in the Middle East.
Poems of love, lost love, and forbidden love. Funny poems, sad poems, patriotic poems, heartfelt warm emotional poems, and a few naughty sensual poems sprinkled in just for fun. Poems that will pull at your heartstrings. Poems that will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eyes. Poems that just may change your view on love and life. This book is full of poems that are guaranteed to make you feel emotions. A huge collection of my own poems, I truly poured my heart and soul into this book. Enjoy!
An American classic adapted for the stage, starring Kathleen Turner as Mrs. Robinson and Matthew Rhys as Benjamin Braddock. A fresh-faced college grad returns home, diploma in hand, to seek an answer to that age old question: “Now what?” Lacking any clear career path, he falls prey to the original “cougar”, the predatory Mrs. Robinson, wife of his father's business partner.
For decades Americans have turned to LIFE magazine to see, understand, and remember the most important events and people of our time. The magazine now focuses its lens on Barack Obama. This book includes a Foreword by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and original essays by some of our finest writers, including Gay Talese, Charles Johnson, Melissa Fay Greene, Andrei Codrescu, Fay Weldon, Richard Norton Smith, Bob Greene, and several others.
Why is Hollywood so reluctant to hire people of color? You've seen how the Rodney King incident and the O. J. Simpson scandal impacted race relations throughout America. But outside of Hollywood, have you ever heard of Riley Weston, The Secret Life of Desmond Pfeiffer, or "The Virtual Whiteout" of 1999? All of them, including King and O. J., have contributed to low employment for people of color from the late '90s through the economic crisis of 2008.
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