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1919 The Year That Changed America

by Martin W. Sandler

A National Book Award finalist1919 was a world-shaking year. America was recovering from World War I and black soldiers returned to racism so violent that that summer would become known as the Red Summer. The suffrage movement had a long-fought win when women gained the right to vote. Laborers took to the streets to protest working conditions; nationalistic fervor led to a communism scare; and temperance gained such traction that prohibition went into effect. Each of these movements reached a tipping point that year. Now, one hundred years later, these same social issues are more relevant than ever. Sandler traces the momentum and setbacks of these movements through this last century, showing that progress isn't always a straight line and offering a unique lens through which we can understand history and the change many still seek.

1984-George Orwell - Novel: १९८४-जॉर्ज ऑरवेलने - कादंबरी

by George Orwell

‘१९८४’ हे पुस्तक अशाचपैकी एक आहे. जॉर्ज ऑरवेलने १९४८ साली हे पुस्तक लिहिले. भविष्यकाळातील सर्वंकष हुकूमशाहीचे चित्रण त्यात केले आहे. या पुस्तकाचा बोलबाला सर्व जगात जसा झाला, तसाच तो महाराष्ट्रातही झाला. ३६ सालात जगातील सुमारे ६२ भाषांत या पुस्तकाची भाषांतरे झाली. मराठीत मात्र मी या पुस्तकाचे केलेले भाषांतर प्रसिद्ध होण्यासाठी ३१ डिसेंबर १९८४ ही तारीख उजाडावी लागली. तेव्हा कुठे मराठी भाषा ही भाषांतराच्या यादीत ६३वी भाषा ठरली. त्या वेळी प्रकाशन समारंभाला श्री. ग. प्र. प्रधान (समाजवादी), श्री. ना. ग. गोरे (समाजवादी), श्री. प्रभाकर उर्ध्वरेषे (कम्युनिस्ट) इत्यादी राजकीय नेते उपस्थित होते. त्यांनी या पुस्तकाची मुक्त कंठाने स्तुती केली. १९८४ सालानंतर २७ वर्षांनी या पुस्तकाची दुसरी आवृत्ती बाजारात येत आहे. जॉर्ज ऑरवेलने म्हणतात की, आणीबाणीत अनेक प्रकाशकांना मी विचारले असता या पुस्तकाचे भाषांतर प्रसिद्ध करण्यास ते कचरले. त्यामागे भीती होती अन् ही भीती हीच हुकूमशहाची शक्ती असते. हुकूमशाही म्हणजे नेमके काय, हे ऑरवेलने यात दाखवले आहे. भीतीचा वापर केल्यावरही हुकूमशहाचे समाधान होत नाही. त्याला जनतेने स्वेच्छेने त्याच्यावर प्रेम करावे, त्याची भक्ती करावी असे वाटत असते. कोणतेही राजकीय तत्त्वज्ञान हा केवळ हुकूमशहा बनण्यासाठी घेतलेला आधार असतो. ‘खरी हुकूमशाही माणसाच्या रक्तातच असते काय?’ असा प्रश्न हे पुस्तक वाचल्यावर वाचकाला नक्की पडेल. तसेच हूकूमशाही अगदी टोकाला गेल्यावर काय काय घडू शकते, हे या पुस्तकात फार चांगले दर्शवले आहे.

19th-Century Short Stories (Rollercoasters Ser.)

by Christopher Edge

This collection of short stories is ideal for use with all 11-16 students to help prepare them for GCSE English Language and English Literature. Organised by genre and featuring a variety of short stories from a range of authors, with contextual information, this collection showcases the quality and breadth of 19th century short story writing.

2: Lights Camera Monkeys (WILD #2)

by Lucy Courtenay

Featuring tiger cubs, circus bears, swimming monkeys and cute koalas - this is a must-read series for all animal lovers!Twins Tori and Taya Wild disagree about almost everything ... except for their love of animals - which is good since their mother fosters all kinds of wild animals so their house is almost always full of them! But now their house has gone up in flames and the family's animal film business is struggling to get off its feet. And as if Taya doesn't have enough to worry about, Tori is making new friends without her. But when a request comes in for a swimming troupe of monkeys, things are looking up. They've got the monkeys - now they have to train them. If only Taya could swim ... It's lights, cameras, MONKEYS!

2-Power: The Korski Code (2-power Ser.)

by Pete Johnson

Sam and Ella are just an ordinary brother and sister - until they discover two amazing things . . .They can send thought messages to each other.They have incredible super powers.Suddenly they're extraordinary! And then a jewel robbery and a sinister stranger plunge them into a mystery that tests their new super powers to the limit!This is the first book in a brand-new series of thrilling crime-busting adventures aimed at younger readers of 7+. If you're a fan of Horrid Henry, then the 2-Power books are for you!

2-Power: The Canine Conspiracy

by Pete Johnson

Twins Sam and Ella have discovered they are extraordinary! They can send thought messages to each other and - when they're doing it - they have super powers!So, when pet dogs start to disappear, the twins decide to use their powers to solve the mystery -only to run headlong into danger . . .A thrilling read for children of 7+Comic-strip illustrations from Rowan Clifford are an exciting extra to every chapter.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: EDGE: Classics Retold (EDGE: Classics Retold #7)

by Jules Verne

Professor Arronax and his men are kidnapped and held aboard the submarine Nautilus, piloted by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Deep under the sea they glimpse the lost city of Atlantis, dodge icebergs and do battle with a mighty giant squid. But will the Professor and his men ever manage to escape Captain Nemo and the Nautilus?Adapted by Lynne Benton from the original novel by Jules Verne.A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.

20.000 leguas de viaje submarino

by Julio Verne

En este relato de aventuras, Julio Verne (1828-1905) retoma uno de sus temas favoritos -el mito del progreso- con una curiosa metáfora, la del héroe -de origen y nombres deliberadamente ocultados al lector, dueño de una personalidad oscura y misógina- que decide hundirse en las profundidades del océano, aislado del mundo, para preservar lo que considera la condición humana. Y desde allí, solitario, desafía a la civilización. Para Verne, el supuesto dominio de la naturaleza requerido por el progreso conducirá a un despiadado saqueo de los recursos naturales. Los tripulantes del Nautilus resultan entonces, sin saberlo, celosos guardianes de un Futuro en el que la preservación de los ecosistemas será un valor dominante. En este relato de aventuras, Julio Verne (1828-1905) retoma uno de sus temas favoritos -el mito del progreso- con una curiosa metáfora, la del héroe -de origen y nombres deliberadamente ocultados al lector, dueño de una personalidad oscura y misógina- que decide hundirse en las profundidades del océano, aislado del mundo, para preservar lo que considera la condición humana. Y desde allí, solitario, desafía a la civilización. Para Verne, el supuesto dominio de la naturaleza requerido por el progreso conducirá a un despiadado saqueo de los recursos naturales. Los tripulantes del Nautilus resultan entonces, sin saberlo, celosos guardianes de un Futuro en el que la preservación de los ecosistemas será un valor dominante. 20.000 Leguas de viaje submarino

20th Century Russia: A Century of Upheaval

by Heather Maisner

1917 saw one of the most dramatic revolutions in world history when the workers of Russia united to throw out their tsar and aristocracy, and formed the first communist state. A century later, this book reflects on the reasons for this revolution, key people, events and its legacy.Illustrated with archive photography, posters and artefacts, and supported by eyewitness accounts, this book explores Russia's century of upheaval. It considers how change affected not only people such as Lenin, Stalin and Tsar Nicholas II, but also the ordinary Russians. It explores the roles of the Bolsheviks, the Mensheviks and the secret police, and it also looks at the arts, education, family life, sport, and the revolution's impact on global politics and cultural attitudes. The twentieth century was also dramatic in terms of world politics and this book examines all of this change within the context of the First World War, the Second Word War, the Civil War between the Reds and the Whites and the Cold War. It explores Perestroika and Glasnost and how 21st-century Russia emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union. For children aged 12+, this book is especially aimed at history students who are studying the Russian Revolution and Russian history. Heather Maisner studied Comparative Studies, English and Russian at university and has translated books from the Russian. The highly respected Russian historian, academic and author of many books on the subject, Geoffrey Hosking, has acted as consultant. He is the Emeritus Professor of Russian History at UCL, and has published a number of best-selling books on Russia.

The 24 Hour Sleepover Club (The Sleepover Club #8)

by Fiona Cummings

Join the Sleepover club: Frankie, Kenny, Felicity, Rosie and Lyndsey, five girls who just want to have fun – but who always end up in mischief.

The 26-Storey Treehouse: Treehouse Trivia (The Treehouse Books #2)

by Andy Griffiths

Andy and Terry have expanded their treehouse! There are now thirteen brand-new storeys, including a dodgem-car rink, a skate ramp, a mud-fighting arena, an antigravity chamber, an ice-cream parlour with seventy-eight flavours run by an ice-cream-serving robot called Edward Scooperhands, and the Maze of Doom - a maze so complicated that nobody who has gone in has ever come out again . . . well, not yet anyway . . .The 26-Storey Treehouse is the second book in Andy Griffith's and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.

The 26-Storey Treehouse: Colour Edition (The Treehouse Series #2)

by Andy Griffiths

The 26-Storey Treehouse: Colour Edition is the second book in the bestselling Treehouse series by Andy Griffith's and Terry Denton! This laugh-out-loud story is packed with and told through fantastic comic book style illustrations – perfect for fans of Dog Man and Bunny vs. Monkey. 'The kind of book I would have loved as a kid' – Tom Fletcher, author of The Danger Gang. Andy and Terry have expanded their treehouse! There are now thirteen brand-new storeys, including a dodgem-car rink, a skate ramp, a mud-fighting arena, an antigravity chamber, an ice-cream parlour with seventy-eight flavours run by an ice-cream-serving robot called Edward Scooperhands, and the Maze of Doom – a maze so complicated that nobody who has gone in has ever come out again . . . Well, not yet anyway.This time, the two friends have a whole week to finish their next book, and Andy even knows what it should be about: the story of how he and Terry first met. But life is NEVER boring in the treehouse, and emergency shark operations, giant storms, and wooden pirate heads are just the beginning . . .Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!Climb more fun-filled levels in the ten million-copy-selling series – the perfect chapter books for reluctant readers.

3: Bear Hug (WILD #3)

by Lucy Courtenay

Featuring tiger cubs, circus bears, swimming monkeys and cute koalas - this is a must-read series for all animal lovers!Twins Tori and Taya Wild disagree about almost everything ... except for their love of animals! That's a good thing, too, since their mother fosters all kinds of wild animals so their house is always full of them! And now their family has set up an 'animals on film' business their lives have become even WILDER. When her father has to find a cast of horses for a TV period drama Taya thinks it's finally her time to be the STAR. She's desperate to be the one in front of the camera for once. But she's in danger of being upstaged by Boris, the tiny Russian circus bear cub her mum is fostering, who could end up stealing the show ...

3-book Fantasy Collection: The Sword In The Stone; The Phantom Tollbooth; Charmed Life (Collins Modern Classics)

by T. H. White Norton Juster Diana Wynne Jones

Three magical fantasy books are brought together in an exclusive ebook bind-up: ‘The Sword in the Stone’, ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ and ‘Charmed Life’.

3-book Movie Collection: Mary Poppins; Harriet The Spy; Bugsy Malone (Collins Modern Classics)

by P. L. Travers Louise Fitzhugh Alan Parker

Three fantastic books of classic films are brought together in an exclusive ebook bind-up: ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Harriet the Spy’ and ‘Bugsy Malone’.

3 of a Kind (Knightley and Son #3)

by Rohan Gavin

Who will hold the winning hand? Sherlock meets Ocean's Eleven in this wickedly funny, action-packed crime caper.Darkus Knightley is used to expecting the unexpected. An extraordinary solver of crimes, with immense powers of deduction, and regularly found bedecked in tweed, Darkus is anything but the average 13-year-old. But he is the person to call when strange goings-on are afoot!Despite trying to leave his detective ways behind to lead a normal teenage life, when his father's loyal housekeeper, Bogna, goes missing, Darkus must return to the family fold and follow the clues to America and the bright lights of Las Vegas. Alongside his father, Alan, and stepsister, Tilly, Darkus must once again face the deadly criminal organisation, the Combination – and this time, all bets are off. With danger at every turn, Knightley and Son will need an ace or two up their sleeves in order to win this game. Will the odds be in our detective duo's favour? Or will this be the Knightleys' final roll of the dice? Perfect for fans of Sherlock, this thrilling crime adventure will keep you on the edge of your seats. www.knightleyandson.com

3 of a Kind (Knightley and Son #3)

by Rohan Gavin

Darkus Knightley is used to expecting the unexpected. An extraordinary crimesolver, with immense powers of deduction, and regularly found bedecked in tweed, Darkus is anything but the average 13 year old. Despite trying to leave his detective ways behind and wanting to lead a normal life, when his father's loyal housekeeper, Bogna, goes missing, Darkus must return to the family fold to solve the mystery. Alongside his father, Alan, and his stepsister Tilly, Darkus follows the trail to America and the bright lights of Las Vegas where they must once again face the deadly criminal organization the Combination – and this time, all bets are off. With danger at every turn, Knightley and Son will need an ace or two up their sleeves in order to win this game.

30 Million Different Insects in the Rainforest (The Big Countdown #2)

by Paul Rockett

You can count numbers all around you, from the eight legs on a spider to the one nose on your face. But can you the animal species found in the rainforest or the fish in the River Amazon? Find out all about RAINFOREST in THE BIG COUNTDOWN, including its extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, its tribal people, its layered structure, its role as an oxygen producer and why we need to protect it.The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered.

32C That's Me

by Chris Higgins

Jess seems to have it all. She has a gorgeous boyfriend, Muggs, landed the lead in the school play and her best friend Ali will always stick by her. She even gets on well with her older sister!Then her mum is diagnosed with breast cancer and Jess's world is turned upside down. No one seems to understand what she's going through. Muggs is too busy with the play, her dad is never around to talk to and all of a sudden Ali is avoiding her. Jess soon starts to realise that maybe having it all isn't what really matters and maybe the people you thought you could depend on aren't the ones to trust.

365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book Of Precepts

by R J Palacio

August Pullman stole the hearts of over a million readers in the bestselling, award-winning WONDER. 365 DAYS OF WONDER is a beautiful companion to the novel: a collection of quotes and wise words, one for every day of the year. It includes funny, insightful, inspiring thoughts from WONDER's fans, famous authors and personalities - from Roald Dahl and Paul McCartney to Anne Frank, Tolkien and Popeye - and from the novel itself. It's the perfect gift for anyone who loved WONDER, and it's a book to be treasured and enjoyed again and again.

365 Words Every Kid Should Know

by Lauren Holowaty Martina Motzo

From the tough to spell to the downright funny, these are the 365 words all kids should know!Some words have strange double meanings. Others seem impossible to pronounce. Then there are the words that sound the same but mean something completely different when you change their spellings. And the ones with unusual stories behind them. Some are words you’ll need at school, while others you can use at home or with your friends. This book is packed with new words, old words, silly words, sporty words, political words, slang words, musical words, foodie words and loads, loads more.As well as simple definitions of each word, there are pronunciation tips, fun facts and handy mnemonics to help with spelling. 365 Words Every Kid Should Know has been developed with the aid of an educational consultant, to fit in with the curriculum’s Key Stages 2 and 3.

The 39-Storey Treehouse (The Treehouse Books #3)

by Andy Griffiths

Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has thirteen new levels! They've added a chocolate waterfall you can swim in, a volcano for toasting marshmallows, a bulldozer-battling level, a baby-dinosaur-petting zoo, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, an X-ray room, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller coaster and a top-secret thirty-ninth level which hasn't even been finished yet! But how can they enjoy all this brilliant stuff when they have to write a book faster they've ever done before? You'll have to read it to find out!The 39-Storey Treehouse is the third book in Andy Griffith's and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.

4: Koala Crazy (WILD #4)

by Lucy Courtenay

Featuring tiger cubs, circus bears, swimming monkeys and cute koalas - this is a must-read series for all animal lovers!Twins Tori and Taya Wild disagree about almost everything ... except for their love of animals. Which is good since their mother fosters all kinds of wild animals so their house is always full of them! And now their family has set up an 'animals on film' business their lives have become even WILDER. It was only a matter of time before Tori and Taya had their chance to be on the set of a famous music video when Taya's baby croc is selected to star on a snappy rap video ... And when the twins aren't busy with crocs, it's cute Koco the-kangeroo-loving koala bear who is grabbing their attention. When he goes missing things at Wild World get a bit koala crazy!Check out these other titles in the series: Tiger Trouble, Monkey Magic, Bear Hug

44 Tiny Secrets (44 Tiny Secrets #1)

by Sylvia Bishop

The first book in a heartwarming and timeless new series with a brave and spirited heroine, from the acclaimed duo behind THE BOOKSHOP GIRL. Betsy Bow-Linnet is determined to become a world famous concert pianist like her parents. There’s just one problem: no matter how hard she practises she doesn't share their musical talents. So when a mysterious letter arrives from a woman claiming to know of an unusual Method that will make Betsy’s playing ‘stupendous’, Betsy jumps at the chance. There's just one condition: she must keep the Method a secret. But it isn't just one secret – it's forty-four tiny secrets in the shape of a boxful of pygmy mice! Betsy is mystified – how are they going to help her play the piano and – more importantly – how on earth can she keep them all a secret? Gorgeously illustrated in two-colour, this is a warm, funny and pitch-perfect story about the true nature of family love and finding your real talents in the most unexpected of places. Perfect for fans of ISADORA MOON, AMELIA FANG, OTTOLINE and HARPER.

47

by Walter Mosley

New York Times Bestseller"Engaging." --Publishers Weekly, starred reviewMaster storyteller Walter Mosley deftly mixes speculative and historical fiction in this daring New York Times bestselling novel, reminiscent of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad.47 is a young slave boy living under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master. His life seems doomed until he meets a mysterious runaway slave, Tall John. 47 finds himself swept up in a struggle for his own liberation.

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