Did you know that many of America's Founding Fathers - who fought for liberty and justice for all - were slave owners? Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were "owned" by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country's great tragedy - that a nation "conceived in liberty" was also born in shackles.
"A MUST READ/LISTEN"
My name is Julia, and I’m the daughter of Connor and Ellery Black. I may look like Daddy’s little princess, but I’m far from it. My life consists of lying to my parents and sneaking out of the penthouse. My CEO millionaire father seems to think that at the tender age of sixteen, I’m too young to date boys. My mother, the artist, tries to stay neutral and doesn’t say too much. My best friend London and I hang out almost every day. We love to shop, and we try to pick up all the bad boys that our parents wouldn’t approve of.
"A Wonderful Extension"
Star Wars' explosive space saga lives on in Dark Horse Comic's Crimson Empire, as a new generation of heroes takes over from Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.
"Classic radio show"
Brand-new stories by: G. M. Ford, Skye Moody, R. Barri Flowers, Thomas P. Hopp, Patricia Harrington, Bharti Kirchner, Kathleen Alcalá, Simon Wood, Brian Thornton, Lou Kemp, Curt Colbert, Robert Lopresti, Paul S. Piper, and Stephan Magcosta. Early Seattle was a hardscrabble seaport filled with merchant sailors, longshoremen, lumberjacks, rowdy saloons, and a rough-and-tumble police force not immune to corruption and graft.
This debut novel is based on the true story of Carrie McGavock. During the Civil War's Battle of Franklin, a five-hour bloodbath with 9,200 casualties, McGavock's home was turned into a field hospital where four generals died. For 40 years she tended the private cemetery on her property, where more than 1,000 were laid to rest.
"It's good every time"
Edited by filmmaker Sean Conant and with contributions from some of the country's leading scholars including Sean Wilentz, Craig L. Symonds, and Harold Holzer, this volume explores how in the century and a half since it was delivered, the Gettysburg Address has proven a seemingly inexhaustible source of somber reflection and soaring hope, and why its language continues to resonate with so many people seeking meaning for their own struggles and sacrifices.
Here is the best guide to these mountains, replete with tales of the early Indians who roamed the forests, the first explorers, and the ceaseless wars among the French and British, then the American colonists, for control of the land. But the book is primarily a guide to enjoying the mountains today.
In spring 2008, inspired by the Vietnam-era Winter Soldier hearings, Iraq Veterans Against the War gathered veterans to expose war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here are the powerful words, images, and documents of this historic gathering, which show the reality of life in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"Iraq & Afghanistan Vets Tell It Like It Is"
A lonesome widower, Clay Emmerick III no longer allows his homes to be decorated for the holidays. It brings back too many painful memories of his recently deceased wife. A decorator, Tess is excited to have landed a holiday decorating project for a billionaire's home in Beverly Hills. It will provide a boost to her decorating business's reputation.
"Great Short Story Shifter Romance"
Fred Carver is hired by his good friend, Lieutenant Alfonso DeSoto of the Orlando police, to investigate the death of his uncle at Sunhaven, a local nursing home. Carver is harassed by Raphael Ortiz, a viciously depraved thug bent on discouraging Carver from investigating Sunhaven.
Welcome to the audiobook version of The Free Brontosaurus, David Berkeley's novella comprising 10 interweaving stories, complete with his accompanying album of 10 songs, one for each character. This is an incredible merging of genres, exploring the relationship between literature and music, between prose and lyric. Here, you get the stories and the songs sequenced together. These are gently written narratives of isolation, describing characters disconnected from home and community.
Tenacity is the true story of one man's courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. At the height of his career as a successful cardiac anesthesiologist, Jon is given a diagnosis that changes his perspective and alters the course of his life. Rather than be overcome by fear, Jon chooses to fight. His journey takes you from the wilds of the Arctic tundra to the heights of the Rocky Mountains as he learns to seize control of his life and his future.
Tom Gregston was a burned-out manager in a company on the verge of bankruptcy. Lila was the girl next door who had made a few bad choices with her life. When Tom and Lila met, their worlds spun out of control.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.