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The Butler

By Wil Haygood
  • Book ID : 147675327X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 112
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 424
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  • File Pdf: the-butler.pdf

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This mesmerizing companion book to the award-winning film, The Butler traces the Civil Rights Movement and explores crucial moments of twentieth century American history through the eyes of Eugene Allen—a White House butler who served eight presidents over the course of thirty-four years. During the presidencies of Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan, Eugene Allen was a butler in the most famous of residences: the White House. An African American who came of age during the era of Jim Crow, Allen served tea and supervised buffets while also witnessing some of the most momentous decisions made during the second half of the twentieth century, including Lyndon B. Johnson’s work during the Civil Rights Movement and Ronald Reagan getting tough on apartheid. But even as Allen witnessed the Civil Rights legislation develop, his family, friends, and neighbors were still contending with Jim Crow America. Timely, “poignant and powerful” (Kirkus Reviews) The Butler also explores Eugene Allen and his family’s background along with the history of African Americans in Hollywood and also features a foreword by the film’s director Lee Daniels.

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  • File Pdf: santa-s-christmas-library.pdf

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This holiday, we are offering to you our own Christmas box - filled up to the top with the best Christmas novels, classics to read during holidays, magical Christmas tales, legends, most famous carols and the unique poetry of the giants of literature dedicated to this one and only holiday: The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Silent Night The Night After Christmas The Child Born at Bethlehem The Adoration of the Shepherds The Visit of the Wise Men As Joseph Was A-Walking The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Twelve Days of Christmas The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Christmas Angel (A. Brown) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White…

Ireland under the Tudors (Vol. 1-3)

By Richard Bagwell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 1224
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 923
  • File Pdf: ireland-under-the-tudors.pdf

Book Summary:

This 3-volume book features a detailed historical account of one of the most turbulent periods in Irish history. The Tudor conquest (or reconquest) of Ireland took place under the Tudor dynasty, which held the Kingdom of England during the 16th century. Following a failed rebellion against the crown by Silken Thomas, the Earl of Kildare, in the 1530s, Henry VIII was declared King of Ireland in 1542 by statute of the Parliament of Ireland, with the aim of restoring such central authority as had been lost throughout the country during the previous two centuries. Several people who helped establish the Plantations of Ireland also played a part later in the early colonization of North America, particularly a group known as the West Country men. Alternating conciliation and repression, the conquest continued for sixty years, until 1603, when the entire country came under the nominal control of James I._x000D_ Contents:_x000D_ Introductory_x000D_ The Reign of Henry VII_x000D_ From the Accession of Henry VIII to the Year 1534_x000D_ The Geraldine Rebellion, 1534-1535_x000D_ From the Year 1536 to the Year 1540_x000D_ End of Grey's Administration_x000D_ 1540 and 1541_x000D_ 1541 to the Close of the Reign of Henry VIII_x000D_ The Irish Church under Henry VIII_x000D_ From the Accession of Edward VI to the Year 1551_x000D_ From the Year 1551 to the Death of Edward VI_x000D_ The Reign of Mary_x000D_ From the Accession of Elizabeth to the Year 1561_x000D_ 1561-1564_x000D_ 1564 and 1565_x000D_ 1566-1570_x000D_ 1570 and 1571_x000D_ Foreign Intrigues_x000D_ 1571-1574_x000D_ Administration of Fitzwilliam, 1574 and 1575_x000D_ Administration of Sidney, 1575-1578_x000D_ The Irish Church during the First Twenty Years of Elizabeth's Reign_x000D_ Rebellion of James Fitzmaurice, 1579_x000D_ The Desmond Rebellion, 1579-1580_x000D_ The Desmond War 1580-1582_x000D_ Government of Perrott, 1583-1588_x000D_ The Invincible Armada_x000D_ Administration of Fitzwilliam, 1588-1594_x000D_ Government of Lord Burgh, 1597_x000D_ General Rising under Tyrone, 1598-1599_x000D_ Essex in Ireland, 1599_x000D_ Government of Mountjoy, 1600-1601_x000D_ The Spaniards in Munster, 1601-1602_x000D_ The End of the Reign, 1602-1603_x000D_ Elizabethan Ireland

Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year

By Beth Kempton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1982151870
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 635
  • File Pdf: calm-christmas-and-a-happy-new-year.pdf

Book Summary:

A delightful guide to a stress-free holiday season filled with mindfulness, joy, self-care, and festive magic. What if the month of December were soothing instead of stressful? Now you can celebrate a new kind of holiday season—one where you radiate calm and cultivate delight. Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year leads you out of the darkness of winter and back to the enchantment of an authentic and attainable Christmas season filled with merry gatherings, thoughtful gift-giving, and meaningful observations of annual traditions. Covering the time period from late November to early January, this joyful guide embraces all the festive holiday build-up and then welcomes the new year in a holistic, nurturing way. Author Beth Kempton gently encourages you to prioritize your holiday hopes and take a slower, more mindful approach to your celebrations. Kempton also offers helpful suggestions for making the most of winter, and recommends using this quiet time to dream new dreams, set goals, and aspire toward a beautiful year ahead. Filled with personal stories, tips, and advice for staying calm and connecting with others, Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year provides a cozy retreat from the pressure of striving for perfection. Instead of starting the New Year exhausted, in debt, and filled with regret, you will rejoice in the memories of the season feeling rested, rejuvenated, inspired, and calm.

A Glossary

By A.R. Nares
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5877760440
  • Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 806
  • File Pdf: a-glossary.pdf

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Godspeed

By Nickolas Butler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0593190432
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 971
  • File Pdf: godspeed.pdf

Book Summary:

In this riveting new novel by the bestselling and award-winning author of Shotgun Lovesongs, three troubled construction workers get entangled in a dangerous plan against an impossible deadline. Why is it being built here, and why so quickly? These are the questions Cole, Bart, and Teddy, the three principals of True Triangle Construction, ask themselves when they are hired to finish a project for a mysteriously wealthy homeowner. Nestled in the mountains outside of Jackson, Wyoming, the house is a masterpiece, unlike anything they've done before. Once finished, it promises to be the architectural prize of Jackson and could put True Triangle on the map. But despite the project's lure, the owner is intent on having it built in a matter of months, an impossible task made irresistible by the exorbitant bonus that awaits them if they succeed. A bonus that could change the course of their business, and their lives. Up against the fateful deadline, and the looming threat of a harsh Wyoming winter, Cole, Bart, and Teddy are willing to do anything to get the money, even if it means risking life, limb, and family. And what becomes an obsession for all three quickly builds to tragic consequences for some. Struck through with heart-pounding danger and an arresting lyricism, Godspeed is a stark exploration of the haves and the have-nots, a cautionary tale of greed and violence that asks: How much is never enough?

Parable of the Talents

By Octavia E. Butler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453263624
  • Pages : 365
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 493
  • File Pdf: parable-of-the-talents.pdf

Book Summary:

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel: The powerful and compelling sequel to the dystopian classic Parable of the Sower Lauren Olamina was only eighteen when her family was killed, and anarchy encroached on her Southern California home. She fled the war zone for the hope of quiet and safety in the north. There she founded Acorn, a peaceful community based on a religion of her creation, called Earthseed, whose central tenet is that God is change. Five years later, Lauren has married a doctor and given birth to a daughter. Acorn is beginning to thrive. But outside the tranquil group’s walls, America is changing for the worse. Presidential candidate Andrew Steele Jarret wins national fame by preaching a return to the values of the American golden age. To his marauding followers, who are identified by their crosses and black robes, this is a call to arms to end religious tolerance and racial equality—a brutal doctrine they enforce by machine gun. And as this band of violent extremists sets its deadly sights on Earthseed, Acorn is plunged into a harrowing fight for its very survival. Taking its place alongside Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Butler’s eerily prophetic novel offers a terrifying vision of our potential future, but also one of hope. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

A Gansett Island Christmas (Gansett Island Series, Book 18.5)

By Marie Force
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Marie Force
  • Isbn : 1946136409
  • Pages : 327
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 451
  • File Pdf: a-gansett-island-christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

It’s Christmas on Gansett Island, but a blizzard is ruining everyone’s plans… Until Ned gets a big idea that might save the day for the McCarthys and their family. Take the ferry to Gansett Island and spend Christmas Day with Big Mac, Linda and the entire McCarthy family. Previously published through Marie’s online store on December 25, 2017. The Gansett Island Series Book 1: Maid for Love (Mac & Maddie) Book 2: Fool for Love (Joe & Janey) Book 3: Ready for Love (Luke & Sydney) Book 4: Falling for Love (Grant & Stephanie) Book 5: Hoping for Love (Evan & Grace) Book 6: Season for Love (Owen & Laura) Book 7: Longing for Love (Blaine & Tiffany) Book 8: Waiting for Love (Adam & Abby) Book 9: Time for Love (Daisy & David) Book 10: Meant for Love (Jenny & Alex) Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella (Jared & Lizzie) Book 11: Gansett After Dark (Owen & Laura) Book 12: Kisses After Dark (Shane & Katie) Book 13: Love After Dark (Paul & Hope) Book 14: Celebration After Dark (Big Mac & Linda) Book 15: Desire After Dark (Slim & Erin) Book 16: Light After Dark (Mallory & Quinn) Book 17: Victoria & Shannon (Episode 1) Book 18: Kevin & Chelsea (Episode 2) Book 19: Mine After Dark (Riley &Nikki) Book 20: Yours After Dark (Finn & Chloe) Book 21: Trouble After Dark (Deacon & Julia) Book 22: Rescue After Dark (Mason & Jordan) Book 23: Blackout After Dark (Full Cast)

For The Sake of Her Family

By Diane Allen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn : 0230766102
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 366
  • File Pdf: for-the-sake-of-her-family.pdf

Book Summary:

1912 in the Yorkshire Dales and Alice Bentham and her brother Will have lost their mother to cancer. Money is scarce and pride doesn’t pay the doctor or put food on the table. Alice gets work at Whernside Manor looking after Lord Frankland’s fragile sister Miss Nancy. Meanwhile Will and his best-friend Jack begin working for the Lord of the Manor at the marble mill. But their purpose there is not an entirely honest one. For a while everything runs smoothly, but corruption, attempted murder and misplaced love are just waiting in the wings. Nothing is as it seems and before they know it, Alice and Will’s lives are entwined with those of the Franklands' and nothing will ever be the same again.

Butler, Vermont Series Boxed Set, Books 1-4

By Marie Force
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HTJB, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1950654508
  • Pages :
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 834
  • File Pdf: butler-vermont-series-boxed-set-books-1-4.pdf

Book Summary:

The characters you met in and loved in the Green Mountain Series are back in this continuation of the Abbott/Coleman/Stillman family story. In this collection, read about cousin Grayson Coleman in Every Little Thing, Cameron’s dad, Patrick Murphy, in Can’t Buy Me Love and Wade Abbott in Here Comes the Sun! Set in the mountain town of Butler, Vermont, and with the family’s Green Mountain Country Store business at the heart of the series, come along as these characters find love and other things, such as Fred the town moose, on their way to happily ever after.

Some Faces in the Crowd

By Budd Schulberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453261826
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 853
  • File Pdf: some-faces-in-the-crowd.pdf

Book Summary:

Twenty gritty stories by the Academy Award–winning writer of On the Waterfront and A Face in the Crowd. Despite growing up among Hollywood’s most powerful producers and movie stars in the 1920s and ’30s, Budd Schulberg was always a populist at heart. In this collection of his best short fiction, Schulberg takes readers from the halls of privilege in Los Angeles to smoky dives and dockyard slums in New York. His eye for detail and nose for trouble render characters as vividly as a Weegee photograph. These stories also represent the great clash of people and ideas in mid-century America. The collection includes “The Arkansas Traveler,” the story Schulberg adapted into the influential, prescient film A Face in the Crowd starring Andy Griffith. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

The Negro Motorist Green Book

By Victor H. Green
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Colchis Books
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 536
  • File Pdf: the-negro-motorist-green-book.pdf

Book Summary:

The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

Fettigrew Hall - The Biography of a House

By Anne Flint
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anne Flint
  • Isbn : 0984429301
  • Pages : 225
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 611
  • File Pdf: fettigrew-hall-the-biography-of-a-house.pdf

Book Summary:

After the devastating death of her husband, Megan Redford returns to England, where she was raised. In London she meets Andrew, who tells her she looks just like his long lost girlfriend Meghan. As she travels, she finds and explores a deserted Tudor mansion and she becomes unaccountably obsessed with it. She arranges to purchase and restore the house and learns the locals think the house is haunted. Megan meets Andrew’s brother, Gray, a retired butler and man of all trades, who begins to help her with restoration. As cleaning and repair begin on the house Megan has several occasions where the door on a back bedroom cannot be opened. While cleaning that room she discovers a hidden passage containing the skeleton. A book is found written by a former owner of the house, which tells of the house’s history and some of the people who lived there over the centuries. The house starts to come alive with ghosts and hauntings.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

By E. Nesbit
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 944
  • File Pdf: the-story-of-the-treasure-seekers.pdf

Book Summary:

The Story of the Treasure Seekers is a novel by E. Nesbit. First published in 1899, it tells the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice,

The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

By Samuel Butler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 540
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 621
  • File Pdf: the-note-books-of-samuel-butler.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Note-Books of Samuel Butler" by Samuel Butler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Joke’S on Me

By Jim Purdy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1450295347
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 759
  • File Pdf: the-joke-s-on-me.pdf

Book Summary:

While debating Sir Winston on the House of Commons, Lady Astor says, Sir Winston, if I were your wife, I should poison your tea. Sir Winston replies, Madam, if I were your husband, I would drink it. In 1066, a Battle of Hastings ensued in England, eventually causing two languages to merge and form modern English. In The Jokes on Me, English language aficionado Jim Purdy provides an entertaining tutorial of jokes, explanations, and associated vocabulary based on this historical transition. Purdy bases most of his jokes on sex, politics, and religion, depending on the unexpected as he leads serious students of languages to the other side of English. While including jokes not intended for the easily offended, Purdy relies on the experiences he acquired during his frequent travels throughout Europe as he shares jokes as diverse as the world around us. Purdy spares no one from his humorous jabs, including Lady Astor and Sir Winston, the Lone Ranger, and the Pope. The Jokes on Me is a step-by-step guide that will encourage both novice and experienced students of languages to gain a new appreciation of the American sense of humor while simultaneously enhancing their vocabulary and linguistics abilities.