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The Night Before the Fourth of July PDF Book By Natasha Wing

The Night Before the Fourth of July

  • Author: Natasha Wing
  • ISBN Code: : 0698413016
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 361 Readers
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The twentieth title in the bestselling Night Before series is the perfect summer treat! It's the night before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks. Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show. The Night Before the Fourth of July captures all the fun, excitement, and pride of the best summer holiday!

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation PDF Book By Lester Kaufman,Jane Straus

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

  • Author: Lester Kaufman,Jane Straus
  • ISBN Code: : 1119652847
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 190 Readers
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The bestselling workbook and grammar guide, revised and updated! Hailed as one of the best books around for teaching grammar, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation includes easy-to-understand rules, abundant examples, dozens of reproducible quizzes, and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to middle and high schoolers, college students, ESL students, homeschoolers, and more. This concise, entertaining workbook makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated 12th edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar, and includes answers to all reproducible quizzes to facilitate self-assessment and learning. Clear and concise, with easy-to-follow explanations, offering "just the facts" on English grammar, punctuation, and usage Fully updated to reflect the latest rules, along with even more quizzes and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Dutch Mill and the Fourth of July PDF Book By William J. Van Camp

Dutch Mill and the Fourth of July

  • Author: William J. Van Camp
  • ISBN Code: : 1608444597
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Page : 88 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 267 Readers
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This is the story of one July 4th in a fictional small town located somewhere between Baltimore and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a farce-like tale filled with highly improbable characters: a drinking man with illusions of grandeur; two men who meet in a bar and challenge each other to an unusual contest; two robbers who choose the wrong clock shop to rob; a maybe Leprechaun; a fireworks lady with her live-in poltergeist. Mixing all of these unlikely folks into the celebrations of the nation's independence results in an ill-fated parade and other mishaps as the events of the 4th of July play out. The end-of-evening fireworks are celebrated in true American style and with a truly American carnal ending. William J. Van Camp was born in 1940 in Greenbelt, Maryland. After service with the United States Army, he graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a degree in sociology in 1972. He is a trained hypnotherapist with practices in Silver Spring and Ocean City, Maryland.

Red, White, and Boom! PDF Book By Lee Wardlaw

Red, White, and Boom!

  • Author: Lee Wardlaw
  • ISBN Code: : 1466816708
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 936 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Fireflies flit Sparklers spit Pinwheels spin Goosebump skin It's the Fourth of July! Travel across the country for a city parade, a beach picnic, and fireworks in the park in this poetic celebration of the many cultures and traditions that make America's birthday BOOM!

Fourth of July Mice! PDF Book By Bethany Roberts

Fourth of July Mice!

  • Author: Bethany Roberts
  • ISBN Code: : 0547533640
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 489 Readers
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It's the most patriotic of all holidays-Independence Day! The Holiday Mice take part in all the activities that make the Fourth of July fun: a parade, a picnic, a baseball game and sack race, and a refreshing dip in the stream. Even Mr. Mouse, the littlest mouse's special toy, joins in the festivities. The best part of all comes at the end of the day: a spectacular fireworks show! Packed with plenty of red, white, and blue and featuring the four Holiday Mice at their most adorable, this story about our nation's birthday will delight readers young and old alike.

The Fourth of July Encyclopedia PDF Book By James R. Heintze

The Fourth of July Encyclopedia

  • Author: James R. Heintze
  • ISBN Code: : 1476608555
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 360 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 281 Readers
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This is the first comprehensive reference work on America’s Independence Day. Bringing attention to persons, places, and events of historical significance, the book focuses on the Fourth of July as it has been commemorated over the span of more than two centuries, starting with the first celebrations: public readings of the Declaration of Independence that occurred within days of its signing. Biographical sketches feature presidents (and how each celebrated the Fourth) and other politicians, famous soldiers, educators, engineers, scientists, athletes, musicians, and literary figures. Other topics include parks, monuments and statues dedicated on the Fourth; famous speeches and the personalities behind their stories; and general subjects of interest including education, abolition, temperance, African Americans, Native Americans, wars, transportation and holiday catastrophes.

4th of July PDF Book By James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

4th of July

  • Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro
  • ISBN Code: : 9780759513587
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 196 Readers
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A young girl is killed in the crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity. While awaiting trial, Lindsay escapes to the tranquility of the beautiful town of Half Moon Bay. But the peaceful community there is reeling from a string of unspeakable murders. Working with her friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay finds a link between these killings and a case she worked on years before - an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay battles for her life on two fronts: before a judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings. It all comes to a head before the big annual 4th of July celebration on the waterfront at Half Moon Bay. "Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried. There's no stopping his imagination." -New York Times Book Review "Patterson's skill at building suspense is enviable." -Kansas City Star "When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right." -New York Daily News

Between the Iron and the Pine PDF Book By Lewis C. Reimann

Between the Iron and the Pine

  • Author: Lewis C. Reimann
  • ISBN Code: : 1789120551
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Page : 271 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 147 Readers
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When a Chicago financier was invited in the early Eighties to invest his money in the infant iron mining and lumber industries of Iron County of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, he sniffed:— “Iron County? Hell, it’s too far away from anywhere to ever amount to anything” Little did this man of money expect that the giant white pine of that virgin land would go into the building of most of the homes of his native Chicago and other thriving young cities of the middle west. Nor that the iron ore dug from its fabulously rich mines result in the defeat of the Kaiser and Hitler. He had no way of knowing Iron River was to be the home of Carrie Jacobs Bond whose songs were to be sung the world over. Nor that I, one of the Reimann Baker’s Dozen, would write this saga of the North seventy years after he made his brash statement. How did all this come about? How did this backwoods community, hidden in the dark pine-covered hills in that far-away land, become a great factor in the building of this nation? Well, here is the tale, written in a distant city by the author as he sits before his fireplace recalling his boyhood days at the turn of the Century.

Born on the Fourth of July PDF Book By Ron Kovic

Born on the Fourth of July

  • Author: Ron Kovic
  • ISBN Code: : 1617754706
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 623 Readers
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"Classic and timeless." --New York Times "The book details Kovic's entering of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before becoming an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralyzed him and he returned home to a cold reception." --Rolling Stone "Born on the Fourth of July tells the story of its author's transition from war hawk to protestor after being paralyzed in Vietnam, and coming home to a lukewarm reception. It's no coincidence that 'Born in The U.S.A.' tells very much the same tale." --Billboard "Kovic's book follows him from star high school wrestler to a patriotic American inspired by John F. Kennedy to join the marines to the traumatic 1968 wartime injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down to his emergence as an outspoken anti-war activist." --Hollywood Reporter "The 1976 book, which was made into an Oscar winning film starring Tom Cruise in 1989, details Kovic's period in the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before he became an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralysed him and he returned home to a cold reception." --NME "He was born in the U.S.A.--and on the 4th of July. Bruce Springsteen narrates a foreword he wrote in the new audiobook edition of Born on the Fourth of July, Ron Kovic's anti-Vietnam War memoir." --New York Daily News "There is no better time than Independence Day to listen [to] The Boss’ iconic voice on the foreword and this great work of art." --Examiner "For the 40th anniversary of the book, which became a movie in the ‘80s starring Tom Cruise, a new print edition was issued with a foreword written by Bruce Springsteen, and the audiobook is the only place where you can hear Bruce read his foreword directly to you. That’s right, the Boss sets the tone for this extremely powerful and moving memoir in a way that you won’t want to miss." --Omnivoracious "Forty years ago the Vietnam vet from Massapequa--wounded in combat and in a wheelchair ever since--published his classic war memoir, later made into a film with Tom Cruise. The anniversary edition features a foreword by Bruce Springsteen. Kovic's new book, Hurricane Street, chronicles the 1970s activism of the American Veterans Movement." --Newsday "Born on the Fourth of July chronicles Kovic's transformation from a gung-ho soldier entering the Vietnam War to his return home as a paralyzed man. His experiences overseas, as well as the terrible way he was treated when he came back, made Kovic's book one of the antiwar movement's most celebrated works." --Ultimate Classic Rock "Kovic entered of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before becoming an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralyzed him and he returned home to a cold reception as a veteran. His book tells his story." --Radio.com "Born on the Fourth of July tells the story of Kovic's enlistment and how he became disillusioned with the war over time and especially after he returned home to the States. Many of the book's themes are echoed in Springsteen's hit song, 'Born in the U.S.A.'" --Asbury Park Press With a new foreword by Bruce Springsteen. This New York Times best seller (more than one million copies sold), presented here in a special fortieth-anniversary edition with a brand-new foreword by Bruce Springsteen, details the author's life story (portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country's most outspoken anti–Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair.

American Scripture PDF Book By Pauline Maier

American Scripture

  • Author: Pauline Maier
  • ISBN Code: : 0307791955
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 655 Readers
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Pauline Maier shows us the Declaration as both the defining statement of our national identity and the moral standard by which we live as a nation. It is truly "American Scripture," and Maier tells us how it came to be -- from the Declaration's birth in the hard and tortuous struggle by which Americans arrived at Independence to the ways in which, in the nineteenth century, the document itself became sanctified. Maier describes the transformation of the Second Continental Congress into a national government, unlike anything that preceded or followed it, and with more authority than the colonists would ever have conceded to the British Parliament; the great difficulty in making the decision for Independence; the influence of Paine's []Common Sense[], which shifted the terms of debate; and the political maneuvers that allowed Congress to make the momentous decision. In Maier's hands, the Declaration of Independence is brought close to us. She lets us hear the voice of the people as revealed in the other "declarations" of 1776: the local resolutions -- most of which have gone unnoticed over the past two centuries -- that explained, advocated, and justified Independence and undergirded Congress's work. Detective-like, she discloses the origins of key ideas and phrases in the Declaration and unravels the complex story of its drafting and of the group-editing job which angered Thomas Jefferson. Maier also reveals what happened to the Declaration after the signing and celebration: how it was largely forgotten and then revived to buttress political arguments of the nineteenth century; and, most important, how Abraham Lincoln ensured its persistence as a living force in American society. Finally, she shows how by the very act of venerating the Declaration as we do -- by holding it as sacrosanct, akin to holy writ -- we may actually be betraying its purpose and its power.

4th of July, Asbury Park PDF Book By Daniel Wolff

4th of July, Asbury Park

  • Author: Daniel Wolff
  • ISBN Code: : 9781596919426
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 508 Readers
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When Bruce Springsteen called his first album Greetings from Asbury Park, he introduced a generation of fans to a fallen seaside resort town that came to represent working-class American life. Starting with the town's founding as a religious promised land, music journalist and poet Daniel Wolff plots a course through Asbury Park's 130 years of entwined social and musical history, in a story that captures all the allure and heartbreak of the American dream.

Curious George at the Parade PDF Book By H. A. Rey

Curious George at the Parade

  • Author: H. A. Rey
  • ISBN Code: : 9780547342108
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Page : 24 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 269 Readers
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George is excited to be in the city- it's the day of the big parade! But when the parade is delayed, George is distracted. He is also hungry. When it looks like a snack is just within reach, George has an idea. Soon the ball is rolling through another mischievous adventure.

Born on the 4th of July PDF Book By DOUG HILL

Born on the 4th of July

  • Author: DOUG HILL
  • ISBN Code: : 1477242953
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 112 pages
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Reviews : 476 Readers
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The Book references the transformation of an unwanted old ruined double fronted shop in the heart of Glastonbury England which was renovated ,converted and extended to form a double winning spectacular shopping Arcade. The project took over 4 years to complete and entailed my love of history and architecture which were at the core of the project.

Uploaded on the 4th of July PDF Book By Dawn Blair

Uploaded on the 4th of July

  • Author: Dawn Blair
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Morning Sky Studios
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 440 Readers
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Melvin wonders why he is still alive. He lives a normal life, wanting more, and yet never achieving what he'd like to. So why does he keep on living? While he wrestles with his depression, the world ends around him. Can there be hope be found when others quest for chaos and destruction? Are we all really doomed? A short story about how one man's inner thoughts reflect in the humanity around him.

Happy 4th of July Murder PDF Book By Rachel Woods

Happy 4th of July Murder

  • Author: Rachel Woods
  • ISBN Code: : 1943685746
  • Publisher : BonzaiMoon Books
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 140 Readers
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Barbecue, festive cocktails, fireworks and … a dead body? During a 4th of July beach party, reporter Roland “Beanie” Bean enjoys the display of firecrackers exploding into the night sky — until he hears three bangs that sound more like gunshots than Roman candles. Later, when Beanie trips over a dead body in the sand dunes, he realizes he was right. Someone used the booming explosions of fireworks to cover up a murder! Covering the case, Beanie discovers a slew of suspects: A dangerous bookie. A bitter ex-girlfriend. And a strange man with ominous ties to the dead man’s past. Beanie is determined to get the truth even though his sleuthing makes him the target of a demented killer. Happy 4th of July Murder is a holiday cozy murder mystery novel. With lots of clues and red herrings, it features plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end!

Sam on the 4Th of July PDF Book By Kenneth Bond

Sam on the 4Th of July

  • Author: Kenneth Bond
  • ISBN Code: : 1514455676
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 24 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 937 Readers
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A short story of a little boy with his family, enjoying their time on Fourth of July. This book tells us that spending time with our family really matters and we have to give them time and attention.

Born on the 4th of July PDF Book By BEATRICE MICHAELS SHAPIRO

Born on the 4th of July

  • Author: BEATRICE MICHAELS SHAPIRO
  • ISBN Code: : 149182333X
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 150 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 772 Readers
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Beatrice Michaels Shapiro’s book is a memoir of an extraordinary woman who despite decades of hardship and tragedy, including her unremitting devotion to her two developmentally disabled sons, managed to become an accomplished writer of numerous moving and poignant newspaper and magazine articles and books. In a collection of short articles and a few poems, she depicts with a very observing eye, milestones in her life as well as her thoughts and feelings about society. She describes her life in the Winfield Sanitarium at the age of six, of growing up in a lower income family in an Eastern European Jewish neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, of her mother’s hilarious Yiddish sayings and proverbs, of her great fondness for her immigrant parents and of their Passover Seders. As a teenager she and a few school friends were very bold and successful autograph seekers. Later she recalls her 40th high school class reunion and the nostalgia it evoked. But the decades included a long and difficult struggle nurturing her two handicapped sons and teaching the younger one to read. Shapiro’s excellent style of writing and her crisp storytelling leads to a most touching account of the life of a most dedicated and talented woman. Dr. Irving Cutler Author of The Jews of Chicago Professor Emeritus, Chicago State University

4th of July in Sweetwater county PDF Book By Ciara Knight

4th of July in Sweetwater county

  • Author: Ciara Knight
  • ISBN Code: : 1939081327
  • Publisher : Defy the Dark Publishing, LLC
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 617 Readers
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Julia Cramer dedicates her life to protecting and caring for her child after friendly fire killed her husband overseas. She returns to nursing school in hopes to make a better life, but when childcare falls through and her survivor benefits are cut, she trusts the care of her son to a stranger. Doug ‘Maverick’ Wilson, is discharged from the military after he made a bad call that cost him the lives of most of his comrades and both of his legs. Unable to face family, he abandons his business and hides in Sweetwater County. He finds some peace when he helps a beautiful young widow and her son, but the secret of his past looms with the threat to separate them forever.

Towhead and Sammy Celebrate the 4Th of July PDF Book By Helen L. Merrell,Rita K. Fisher

Towhead and Sammy Celebrate the 4Th of July

  • Author: Helen L. Merrell,Rita K. Fisher
  • ISBN Code: : 1481731009
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 26 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 860 Readers
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Caleb and Sami Celebrate the 4th of July - A story of a young Christian boy and his dog and their Fourth of July Celebration.

The Soul of America: Essays on the 4Th of July PDF Book By John Gilligan

The Soul of America: Essays on the 4Th of July

  • Author: John Gilligan
  • ISBN Code: : 1465331271
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 108 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 539 Readers
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The major proposition of the Soul of America is that America consists in a set of beliefstruthsthat bind us together. Its what makes us Americans. And without that belief, no Constitution, no laws, no whatever, except the point of a sword, can keep us together. Truth has moral implications. But truth in American culture has become negotiable. Herein lies the real cultural crisis of America. Gilligan's Book Is Required Reading For Everyone Who Cares About America's Future John Gilligan has given us a book for the ages. This work is a compilation of essays he authored over several decades that were published in his local newspaper the Peoria Journal Star. The essays are reader-friendly, packed with historical facts and insights, and written by someone who clearly has great love for his country. The essays progress in three sections from the founding of our country, to our current cultural and political problems, to what it means to be a patriot in our country today. Gilligan is concerned that the American people have lost sight of the beliefs and principles that animate our Declaration of Independence. He discusses civic virtue and the common good. He notes that America is the first people in history to form a nation from a diversity of racial, ethnic, and religious groups under the motto, E Pluribus Unum, unity in diversity, and with the underlying fundamental belief that all men are created equal. But can this nation so conceived endure? In the second section of his book, Gilligan maps out the philosophical, cultural, and political changes that challenge Americas survival: cultural relativism, spiritual cynicism, political apathy, self-indulgence, personal violence, racial and ethnic hatreds, and a general blurring of the distinction between right and wrong. He questions whether there is any longer a unity in the diversity and wonders whether we, as a country, have veered so far from our founders lofty and noble precepts that we have passed the point of no return. He rejects this notion, however, and in the last section of his book Gilligan discusses what it means to be patriotic in todays society. He writes about the American project, and argues that if Americas problems are to be solved, the heavy lifting must start in the local communities. Each citizen must take responsibility for his or her actions if America is to thrive and continue to fulfill the goals and dreams of her founders. This is a wonderful little book that encourages us to reflect on the essence of America, the great experiment all of us are blessed to be a part of, and what we might do to keep America great. It is required reading for everyone who cares about the soul of America.

The Irresistible 4th of July Comic Book Date PDF Book By Kat Bastion

The Irresistible 4th of July Comic Book Date

  • Author: Kat Bastion
  • ISBN Code: : 1957025026
  • Publisher : Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion
  • Page : 128 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 270 Readers
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Multiple award-winning author Kat Bastion returns with the heartwarming final romantic comedy in the Comic Book Date Series... The Irresistible 4th of July Comic Book Date. Store owner Scarlett MacArthur teeters on a ladder in the Comic Book Portal’s stockroom. Attempting to right a disastrous weekend. Until the universe drops one last multifaceted straw. Strong and independent, she’s faced with being stuck and… vulnerable. The greater hurdle? Accepting help from a handsome new customer, Lo Chiang. Will her battered defenses reject an unexpected rescue? Or is exposing her fragile heart the perfect remedy? Can everyday superheroes make room for love?

The Glorious Fourth of July PDF Book By Arkins, Diane C

The Glorious Fourth of July

  • Author: Arkins, Diane C
  • ISBN Code: : 9781455604999
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 502 Readers
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Read and download full book The Glorious Fourth of July

A Is for America PDF Book By Devin Scillian

A Is for America

  • Author: Devin Scillian
  • ISBN Code: : 1627535829
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Page : 56 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 786 Readers
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From the British and our Constitution that replaced their rule, to Yellowstone Park and Zane Grey's stories of the west, "A is for America" is a sweeping tribute to all we know and love about our country. With delightful poems that beg to be read aloud, and expository text to broaden a student's horizons, this American alphabet will make you fall in love with the United States over and over again. Bright, beautifully detailed illustrations from California artist Pam Carroll bring each letter to life, from eagles to Thomas Edison to the veterans of two World Wars.

Empire of Liberty PDF Book By Gordon S. Wood

Empire of Liberty

  • Author: Gordon S. Wood
  • ISBN Code: : 0199738335
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 800 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 278 Readers
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The Oxford History of the United States is by far the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, two New York Times bestsellers, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. Now, in the newest volume in the series, one of America's most esteemed historians, Gordon S. Wood, offers a brilliant account of the early American Republic, ranging from 1789 and the beginning of the national government to the end of the War of 1812. As Wood reveals, the period was marked by tumultuous change in all aspects of American life--in politics, society, economy, and culture. The men who founded the new government had high hopes for the future, but few of their hopes and dreams worked out quite as they expected. They hated political parties but parties nonetheless emerged. Some wanted the United States to become a great fiscal-military state like those of Britain and France; others wanted the country to remain a rural agricultural state very different from the European states. Instead, by 1815 the United States became something neither group anticipated. Many leaders expected American culture to flourish and surpass that of Europe; instead it became popularized and vulgarized. The leaders also hope to see the end of slavery; instead, despite the release of many slaves and the end of slavery in the North, slavery was stronger in 1815 than it had been in 1789. Many wanted to avoid entanglements with Europe, but instead the country became involved in Europe's wars and ended up waging another war with the former mother country. Still, with a new generation emerging by 1815, most Americans were confident and optimistic about the future of their country. Named a New York Times Notable Book, Empire of Liberty offers a marvelous account of this pivotal era when America took its first unsteady steps as a new and rapidly expanding nation.

Fourth of July Creek PDF Book By Smith Henderson

Fourth of July Creek

  • Author: Smith Henderson
  • ISBN Code: : 0062286455
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 622 Readers
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In this shattering and iconic American novel, PEN prize-winning writer, Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions. After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face to face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist itching for a final conflict that will signal the coming End Times. But as Pete's own family spins out of control, Pearl's activities spark the full-blown interest of the F.B.I., putting Pete at the center of a massive manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.

Independence Day: Crucible (The Official Prequel) PDF Book By Greg Keyes

Independence Day: Crucible (The Official Prequel)

  • Author: Greg Keyes
  • ISBN Code: : 1785651358
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 506 Readers
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Cities were crushed by the falling spacecraft—but one ship didn’t crash. It remained intact, and disgorged hordes of alien soldiers determined to fight to the death. The abandoned vessels also contained a wealth of advanced technology. Led by David Levinson, the greatest minds of our world developed deadly new hybrid weapons. Bases were built on the Moon, Mars, and beyond. A new generation of defenders had to be trained, for the invaders would return. In the headlong rush to prepare, however, not everyone would survive…

Blue Sky White Stars PDF Book By Sarvinder Naberhaus

Blue Sky White Stars

  • Author: Sarvinder Naberhaus
  • ISBN Code: : 0735229562
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 40 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 923 Readers
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An inspiring and patriotic tribute to the beauty of the American flag, a symbol of America’s history, landscape, and people, illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson Wonderfully spare, deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative paintings to celebrate the iconic imagery of our nation, beginning with the American flag. Each spread, sumptuously illustrated by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson, depicts a stirring tableau, from the view of the Statue of Library at Ellis Island to civil rights marchers shoulder to shoulder, to a spacecraft at Cape Canaveral blasting off. This book is an ode to America then and now, from sea to shining sea.

Dead Men Risen PDF Book By Toby Harnden

Dead Men Risen

  • Author: Toby Harnden
  • ISBN Code: : 1621572730
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 262 Readers
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Dead Men Risen, winner of the prestigious Orwell Prize for Books, is the epic story of a beleaguered British battle group fighting desperately to prevent the Taliban from seizing Afghanistan's Helmand province just as the U.S. Marines arrive to take over. Bestselling author Toby Harnden describes how men from the coal mining valleys and slate quarry villages of Wales found themselves in the most intense combat faced by British troops for a generation. Underequipped and overstretched, the fighting prowess of the Welsh Guards in the killing fields of Sangin and Nawa awed the U.S. Marines. NATO commander General Stanley McChrystal, who was awaiting a response to his urgent request to President Barack Obama for more troops, hailed their "burn-in-your-gut passion." Harnden was on the ground with the Welsh Guards in Helmand in 2009. He gained access to a trove of secret military documents and conducted nearly three hundred interviews in Afghanistan, England, Wales, and the United States to produce this timeless and profound account of men at war. Commanding the Welsh Guards was Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe, a passionate believer in the justness of the war who was dismayed by the military and political incompetence surrounding it. In chilling detail, Harnden reveals how and why Thorneloe—the first British battalion commander to die in action since the 1982 Falklands War—was killed by an IED during Operation Panther’s Claw. By the time the fighting was over, almost no rank had been spared. From the searing heat of the poppy fields and the mud compounds of Helmand to the dreaded knock on the door back home, the reader is transported there. Harnden weaves the experiences of the soldiers, their historical forbears and the flawed NATO strategy into a masterly narrative. No other book about modern conflict succeeds on so many levels. Dead Men Risen is essential for anyone who wants to understand the reality of the Afghan war for the U.S and its allies.

The Federalist Papers PDF Book By Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison

The Federalist Papers

  • Author: Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
  • ISBN Code: : 1528785878
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Page : 497 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 470 Readers
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Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of “The Federalist Papers”, a collection of separate essays and articles compiled in 1788 by Alexander Hamilton. Following the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the governing doctrines and policies of the States lacked cohesion. “The Federalist”, as it was previously known, was constructed by American statesman Alexander Hamilton, and was intended to catalyse the ratification of the United States Constitution. Hamilton recruited fellow statesmen James Madison Jr., and John Jay to write papers for the compendium, and the three are known as some of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Alexander Hamilton (c. 1755–1804) was an American lawyer, journalist and highly influential government official. He also served as a Senior Officer in the Army between 1799-1800 and founded the Federalist Party, the system that governed the nation’s finances. His contributions to the Constitution and leadership made a significant and lasting impact on the early development of the nation of the United States.

SuperLife PDF Book By Darin Olien

SuperLife

  • Author: Darin Olien
  • ISBN Code: : 0062297201
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Reviews : 968 Readers
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In this groundbreaking health and lifestyle guide, Darin Olien—superfoods expert, nutritionist, creator of Shakeology, and co-host of the Netflix docuseries Down to Earth with Zac Efron—provides the key to understanding and utilizing five life forces, the sole factors that determine whether or not we will be healthy, fit, and free of illness. In Superlife, Darin Olien provides us with an entirely new way of thinking about health and wellbeing by identifying what he calls the life forces: Quality Nutrition, Hydration, Detoxification, Oxygenation, and Alkalization. Olien demonstrates in great detail how to maintain these processes, thereby allowing our bodies to do the rest. He tells us how we can maintain healthy weight, prevent even the most serious of diseases, and feel great. He explains that all of this is possible without any of the restrictive or gimmicky diet plans that never work in the long term. Olien has traveled the world, exploring the health properties of foods that have sustained indigenous cultures for centuries. Putting his research into practice, he has created a unique and proven formula for maximizing our bodies’ potential. He also includes a “How-to-eat” user’s guide with a shopping list, advice on “what to throw away,” a guide to creating a healthy, balanced diet plan, and advice on how to use supplements effectively. Written in Olien’s engaging conversational style, Superlife is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive look at dieting and nutrition, a timeless and essential guide to maintaining the human body and maximizing its potential.

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power PDF Book By Jon Meacham

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

  • Author: Jon Meacham
  • ISBN Code: : 0679645365
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 800 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 348 Readers
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power. Thomas Jefferson hated confrontation, and yet his understanding of power and of human nature enabled him to move men and to marshal ideas, to learn from his mistakes, and to prevail. Passionate about many things—women, his family, books, science, architecture, gardens, friends, Monticello, and Paris—Jefferson loved America most, and he strove over and over again, despite fierce opposition, to realize his vision: the creation, survival, and success of popular government in America. Jon Meacham lets us see Jefferson’s world as Jefferson himself saw it, and to appreciate how Jefferson found the means to endure and win in the face of rife partisan division, economic uncertainty, and external threat. Drawing on archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history. The father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity—and the genius of the new nation—lay in the possibility of progress, of discovering the undiscovered and seeking the unknown. From the writing of the Declaration of Independence to elegant dinners in Paris and in the President’s House; from political maneuverings in the boardinghouses and legislative halls of Philadelphia and New York to the infant capital on the Potomac; from his complicated life at Monticello, his breathtaking house and plantation in Virginia, to the creation of the University of Virginia, Jefferson was central to the age. Here too is the personal Jefferson, a man of appetite, sensuality, and passion. The Jefferson story resonates today not least because he led his nation through ferocious partisanship and cultural warfare amid economic change and external threats, and also because he embodies an eternal drama, the struggle of the leadership of a nation to achieve greatness in a difficult and confounding world. Praise for Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power “This is probably the best single-volume biography of Jefferson ever written.”—Gordon S. Wood “A big, grand, absorbing exploration of not just Jefferson and his role in history but also Jefferson the man, humanized as never before.”—Entertainment Weekly “[Meacham] captures who Jefferson was, not just as a statesman but as a man. . . . By the end of the book . . . the reader is likely to feel as if he is losing a dear friend. . . . [An] absorbing tale.”—The Christian Science Monitor “This terrific book allows us to see the political genius of Thomas Jefferson better than we have ever seen it before. In these endlessly fascinating pages, Jefferson emerges with such vitality that it seems as if he might still be alive today.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin

Revolutionaries PDF Book By Jack Rakove

Revolutionaries

  • Author: Jack Rakove
  • ISBN Code: : 054748674X
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 789 Readers
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“[A] wide-ranging and nuanced group portrait of the Founding Fathers” by a Pulitzer Prize winner (The New Yorker). In the early 1770s, the men who invented America were living quiet, provincial lives in the rustic backwaters of the New World, devoted to family and the private pursuit of wealth and happiness. None set out to become “revolutionary.” But when events in Boston escalated, they found themselves thrust into a crisis that moved quickly from protest to war. In Revolutionaries, a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian shows how the private lives of these men were suddenly transformed into public careers—how Washington became a strategist, Franklin a pioneering cultural diplomat, Madison a sophisticated constitutional thinker, and Hamilton a brilliant policymaker. From the Boston Tea Party to the First Continental Congress, from Trenton to Valley Forge, from the ratification of the Constitution to the disputes that led to our two-party system, Rakove explores the competing views of politics, war, diplomacy, and society that shaped our nation. We see the founders before they were fully formed leaders, as ordinary men who became extraordinary, altered by history. “[An] eminently readable account of the men who led the Revolution, wrote the Constitution and persuaded the citizens of the thirteen original states to adopt it.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Superb . . . a distinctive, fresh retelling of this epochal tale . . . Men like John Dickinson, George Mason, and Henry and John Laurens, rarely leading characters in similar works, put in strong appearances here. But the focus is on the big five: Washington, Franklin, John Adams, Jefferson, and Hamilton. Everyone interested in the founding of the U.S. will want to read this book.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

State of the Onion PDF Book By Julie Hyzy

State of the Onion

  • Author: Julie Hyzy
  • ISBN Code: : 1101206527
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 791 Readers
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Introducing White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, who is rising-and sleuthing-to the top. Includes recipes for a complete presidential menu! Never let them see you sweat-that's White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras's motto, which is pretty hard to honor in the most important kitchen in the world. She's hell-bent on earning her dream job, Executive Chef. There's just one thing: her nemesis is vying for it, too. Well, that and the fact that an elusive assassin wants to see her fry.

The Movie Business Book PDF Book By Jason E Squire

The Movie Business Book

  • Author: Jason E Squire
  • ISBN Code: : 1317221591
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 652 pages
  • Genre : Art
  • Reviews : 385 Readers
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Tapping experts in an industry experiencing major disruptions, The Movie Business Book is the authoritative, comprehensive sourcebook, covering online micro-budget movies to theatrical tentpoles. This book pulls back the veil of secrecy on producing, marketing, and distributing films, including business models, dealmaking, release windows, revenue streams, studio accounting, DIY online self-distribution and more. First-hand insider accounts serve as primary references involving negotiations, management decisions, workflow, intuition and instinct. The Movie Business Book is an essential guide for those launching or advancing careers in the global media marketplace.

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? PDF Book By Frederick Douglass

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

  • Author: Frederick Douglass
  • ISBN Code: : 1513293826
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Page : 30 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 286 Readers
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What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? (1852) is a novella by Frederick Douglass. Having escaped from slavery in the South at a young age, Frederick Douglass became a prominent orator and autobiographer who spearheaded the American abolitionist movement in the mid-nineteenth century. In this famous speech, published widely in pamphlet form after it was given to a meeting of the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society on July 5th, 1852, Douglass exposes the hypocrisy of America’s claim to Christian and democratic ideals in spite of its legacy of enslavement. Personal and political, Douglass’ speech helped inspire the burgeoning abolitionist movement, which fought tirelessly for emancipation in the decades leading up to the American Civil War. “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us?...What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.” Drawing upon his own experiences as an escaped slave, Douglass offers a critique of American independence from the perspective of those who had never been free within its borders. Hopeful and courageous, Douglass’ voice remains an essential part of our history, reminding us time and again who we are, who we have been, and what we can be as a nation. While much of his radical message has been smoothed over through the passage of time, its revolutionary truth continues to resonate today. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Frederick Douglass’ What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? is a classic of African American literature reimagined for modern readers.

Slouching Toward Nirvana PDF Book By Charles Bukowski

Slouching Toward Nirvana

  • Author: Charles Bukowski
  • ISBN Code: : 0061979988
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 302 Readers
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in this place there are the dead, the deadly and the dying. there is the cross, the builders of the cross and the burners of the cross. the pattern of my life forms like a cheap shadow on the wall before me. my love what is left of it now must crawl to wherever it can crawl. the strongest know that death is final and the happiest are those gifted with the shortest journey.

A Catered Fourth of July PDF Book By Isis Crawford

A Catered Fourth of July

  • Author: Isis Crawford
  • ISBN Code: : 1617739979
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 118 Readers
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It’s murder by musket at a Revolutionary War re-enactment: “This satisfying cozy will appeal to fans of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries.”—Booklist High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it’s got to be a hundred degrees. Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering in a shady gazebo for the reenactment of The Battle of Meadow Creek—and not baking in those Revolutionary War uniforms with their fellow townspeople. After a few cheery exchanges of “Moveth” and “Thou speakest treason,” the muskets are fired and the fake battle is over. But the blood on the notorious town playboy looks very real. Is it possible he’s had his last tryst? When town councilman and resident loudmouth Rick Evans accuses Libby’s beau, Marvin, Bernie and Libby know they’ve got to get cooking on the case. But the former Casanova has burned half the town—including the hotheaded politician and his occasionally faithful wife. And what about the re-enactor who’s training as an EMT yet almost fainted at the sight of the deceased’s blood? Bernie and Libby have their plates overloaded with suspects, and will need to work fast to clear Marvin’s name. The simmering killer is still out there, armed and taking shots, and unless the sisters quickly get to the bottom of this patriotic pre-meditation, their goose may be cooked… Includes original recipes for you to try! “Scorned women, jealous husbands, Wiccans, and Hilda the pet pig add to the cozy fun.”—Publishers Weekly

Insiders' Guide® to Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park PDF Book By Ann Leggett

Insiders' Guide® to Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Author: Ann Leggett
  • ISBN Code: : 0762756241
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Travel
  • Reviews : 562 Readers
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A local authors uncovers the real Boulder, from the high mountains and sparkling streams of Rocky Mountain National Park to the historic buildings, shops, galleries, and more.

Lone Star Valor PDF Book By Joe Owen

Lone Star Valor

  • Author: Joe Owen
  • ISBN Code: : 0999304976
  • Publisher : Gettysburg Publishing
  • Page : 164 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 686 Readers
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Thousands of soldiers who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg for both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia settled in Texas after the Civil War. Throughout the days, weeks, and years after the battle, these soldiers captured their stories in diary entries, letters, interviews, and newspaper articles. From the first crossing of the Potomac River to the intense fighting on July 1, July 2, and ultimately at Pickett’s Charge on July 3, these Texans of the Blue and the Gray played a key role in the Gettysburg Campaign. This collection of soldiers' accounts written during, and after, the war provides a unique perspective from Texans in the ranks over the course of those historic days in the summer of 1863. Also included are the stories of civilians who bore witness to the tremendous battle and who settled in Texas after the Civil War. Articles are transcribed as they were originally published; personal reminiscences are transcribed directly from letters and diaries. Collected for the first time in a single volume, this is essential reference for historians of the Lone Star State and Civil War researchers.

Every Book Is a Social Studies Book: How to Meet Standards with Picture Books, K–6 PDF Book By Jeannette Balantic,Andrea S. Libresco,Jonie C. Kipling

Every Book Is a Social Studies Book: How to Meet Standards with Picture Books, K–6

  • Author: Jeannette Balantic,Andrea S. Libresco,Jonie C. Kipling
  • ISBN Code: : 1598845217
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 269 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 299 Readers
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This text offers a teacher and student-friendly collection of lessons and activities that help educators use picture books to engage younger students in meaningful social studies activities and bring this critical subject back in elementary schools. • Includes excerpts of primary source materials for student activities • Contains various photographs, illustrations, charts, and graphs throughout the text • Extensive annotated bibliography of picture books for each chapter that includes a discussion question for each book • Appendixes include invaluable planning templates, reproducible handouts, and other teacher resources