Sol is a gifted but also terrifying six year old; his mother believes he is destined for greatness. He has a birthmark, like his dad, his grandmother and great-grandmother. But when they all make an unexpected trip to Germany, terrible secrets emerge about their family’s story during World War II. Perhaps birthmarks are not all that has been passed down through this family. With its domestic focus but epic scope, Fault Lines is a compelling, touching often funny novel about four generations of children and their parents. From California to New York, from Haifa to Toronto and Munich, the secrets unwind back through time, the present haunted by the past, until we reach the devastating truth. Nancy Huston tells a riveting, vigorous tale, in which love, music and faith rage against the shape of evil.
Suspended from duty pending an extortion investigation, DCI Pat Curzon is forced to watch from the sidelines when the female boss of a job recruitment agency is found poisoned to death in her office. Unimpressed by the bungling way his colleagues are conducting their inquiries and bored to the point of insanity, he decides to investigate the killing himself. And so away he goes on another Glasgow odyssey, harvesting the dark secrets that his bosses and the British government would prefer us not to know. Dark but humorous in parts, Whisky Leaks is Book 3 in the Dirty Rouge detective series.
America s History Combined Volume
"America's History helps AP students: Grasp vital themes: The seventh edition emphasizes political culture and political economy to help students understand the ways in which society, culture, politics, and the economy inform one another. Understand periodization: America's History's unique seven-part structure, which organizes history into distinct eras, introduces students to periodization and helps them understand cause and effect, identify historical continuities, and track change over time. Develop the skills they need to succeed: America's History's hallmark analytical narrative and pedagogy help students synthesize what they've learned and interpret history for themselves."--Back cover.
Essays Before a Sonata
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Charles Ives (1874-1954) was probably one of the most psycho - intellectually brilliant, imaginative and flexible Americans to ever "walk the land of free-dom." A graduate of Yale, he became a multi-millio-naire in the American insurance industry, introducing brilliant innovations within that industry. He also, unlike a few composers, found the time and the money (being a shrewd and practical businessman) to get married and have children. His accomplishments for which he is best known, however, are those in the field of music. At the time of its composition, Ives' music was probably the most radically modern in history, and by itself had enough material to serve as the foundation of modern 20th century music. For example, at the turn of the century, this eccentric composer created band works featuring multiple melodies of multiple time signatures opposing and complimenting each other within the same piece. Ives was also a revolutionary atonal composer, who created, essentially without precedent, many atonal works that not only pre-date those of Schoenberg, but are just as sophisticated, and arguably even more so, than those of the 12-tone serialist.
A concise collector's guide to limited and standard production pens of the world's most prominent makers from 1884-1994, with nearly 1300 illustrations. Montblanc, Parker, Pelikan, Sheaffer, and Waterman are presented along with the products of many smaller companies, most with their particular numbering systems. Clear drawings, patent applications, many period advertisements, and a guide to current prices complete the book.
The Protest Box
Martin Parr's The protest box is a box set which brings together five photobooks as facsimile reprints. Parr has selected diverse books which each deal with the subject of protest in quite different ways. From the documentation of various protest movements to the actual book being a form of protest, all these reprints are gems within the history of photographic publishing. The box set is accompanied by a booklet which includes an introduction by Martin Parr, an essay discussing the wider context of these books by Gerry Badger, and English translations of all the texts in the books.
The Little Book of Paris
Why was the Place de la Nation formerly called la Place du Trone? Has the Pantheon always been the resting place of great men? Who exactly decided where the Hotel de Ville should stand? What saved the Eiffel Tower from destruction? Whose idea was it to turn the Tuileries into the capital's first public garden? What is the difference between the Assemblee Nationale and the Palais Bourbon? Complete with period engravings, this small album tells the history of Paris through its twenty arrondissements and its main monuments. Also available: My Little Paris ISBN 9782812304651 - $19.95 Discover Paris by Metro ISBN 9782812305528 - $19.95 Paris from Above ISBN 9782812312213 - $14.00 My Sweet Paris ISBN 9782812311444 - $19.95 Film Lover's Paris ISBN 9782812308413 - $19.95 Paris for Men ISBN 9782812305825 - $24.95 Paris by Bike ISBN 9782812308512 - $19.90"
James Bond Cars
This book pays tribute to the legendary cars and vehicles that have starred alsongside James Bond in so many unforgettable stunts and races. From the iconic Aston Martin with it's ejector seat, the BMW Z3 Roadster and the Rolls-Royce Phantom, to Russian military tanks, James Bond Cars is unqiue in that it also looks at the cars belonging to the Bond girls and Bond's opponents Packed with beautiful photographs and techinical information on the cars and the stunts as well as the more uncoventional modes of transport such as jet packs, jet skis, motorised gondolars and aeroplanes, this book is a must-have edition that will get every Bond lover's heart racing!