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Mark Twain S Notebooks Journals Volume Iii

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 9780520033832
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 63. 37 MB
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Volume III of Mark Twain's notebooks spans the years 1883 to 1891, a period during which Mark Twain's personal fortunes reached their zenith, as he emerged as one of the most successful authors and publishers in American literary history. During these years Life on the Mississippi, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court appeared, revealing the diversity, depth, and vitality of Mark Twain's literary talents. With his speeches, his public performances, and his lecture tour of 1884/1885, he became the most recognizable of national figures. At the same time, Mark Twain's growing fame and prosperity allowed him to plunge deeply into the business world, a sphere not suited to his erratic energies. He created the subscription publish firm of Charles L. Webster & Company, Which published the most profitable book of its time, the Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. And he became the primary financial support for the ingenious but imperfectible Paige typesetter. Within a few years both the publishing company and the typesetter had taxed Mark Twain's patience, and pocket, beyond endurance. The near bankruptcy of the publishing firm and the debacle of the typesetter scheme finally resulted in 1891 in a drastic decision--to leave the house in Hartford, Connecticut, which had long been the symbol of Mark Twain's rising fortunes and idyllic family life, and move to Europe for an indefinite period in the hope of reducing the family's living expenses. The Clemens family would never return to the Hartford house, and the European stay would lengthen into an almost unbroken nine years of exile. Mark Twain's notebooks permit an intimate view of this turbulent period, whose triumphs were tempered by intimations of financial disaster and personal bitterness.

Mark Twain S Notebooks Journals Volume Iii

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 0520033833
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 51. 21 MB
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Random House Webster S Student Notebook Dictionary

Author : Random House Inc.
ISBN : 0375701656
Genre : English language
File Size : 70. 7 MB
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The perfect option for students - a dictionary designed to fit right into a loose-leaf binder. Ideal for middle school, high school and college students, Random House Webster's Student Notebook Dictionary is handy, hole-punched and makes the perfect companion to Random House Webster's Student Notebook Thesaurus. It is an essential reference for any student, and includes: Over 46,000 up-to-date entries Important "New Words" Usage and pronunciation notes Spelling and punctuation rules Math & science formulas Periodic table of the elements Historic sites of the United States

Royal Landscape

Author : Jane Roberts
ISBN : 9780300070798
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 61. 32 MB
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The parks that surround England's Windsor Castle were established in the Middle Ages for the protection of the royal deer. With the assistance of documents in the Public Record Office and the Royal Archives, and works of art in the Royal Collection, Jane Roberts has created an extensive and beautifully illustrated history of this royal acreage. 200 color & 300 b&w illustrations.

A Sugar Creek Chronicle

Author : Cornelia F. Mutel
ISBN : 9781609383954
Genre : Nature
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In 2010, while editing a report on the effects of climate change in Iowa, ecologist Cornelia Mutel came to grips with the magnitude and urgency of the problem. She already knew the basics: greenhouse gas emissions and global average temperatures are rising on a trajectory that could, within decades, propel us beyond far-reaching, irreversible atmospheric changes; the results could devastate the environment that enables humans to thrive. The more details she learned, the more she felt compelled to address this emerging crisis. The result is this book, an artful weaving together of the science behind rising temperatures, tumultuous weather events, and a lifetime devoted to the natural world. Climate change isn’t just about melting Arctic ice and starving polar bears. It’s weakening the web of life in our own backyards. Moving between two timelines, Mutel pairs chapters about a single year in her Iowa woodland with chapters about her life as a fledgling and then professional student of nature. Stories of her childhood ramblings in Wisconsin and the solace she found in the Colorado mountains during early adulthood are merged with accounts of global environmental dilemmas that have redefined nature during her lifespan. Interwoven chapters bring us into her woodland home to watch nature’s cycles of life during a single year, 2012, when weather records were broken time and time again. Throughout, in a straightforward manner for a concerned general audience, Mutel integrates information about the science of climate change and its dramatic alteration of the planet in ways that clarify its broad reach, profound impact, and seemingly relentless pace. It is not too late, she informs us: we can still prevent the most catastrophic changes. We can preserve a world full of biodiversity, one that supports human lives as well as those of our myriad companions on this planet. In the end, Mutel offers advice about steps we can all take to curb our own carbon emissions and strategies we can suggest to our policy-makers.

The Oxford Companion To American Literature

Author : James D. Hart
ISBN : 9780195065480
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Covers the movements, authors, genres, critics, awards, and many other aspects of American literature

The Western Antiquary Or Devon And Cornwall Notebook

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ISBN : SRLF:A0003569753
Genre : Cornwall (England : County)
File Size : 72. 45 MB
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Bowker S Complete Video Directory 2003

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ISBN : 0835245721
Genre : Films for the hearing impaired
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Michigan Forests

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ISBN : UOM:39015053341791
Genre : Forests and forestry
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Bernice P Bishop Museum Bulletin

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ISBN : UOM:39015004726108
Genre : Ethnology
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