A beloved teddy can bear it no longer and plots his escape from his owner’s suffocating affections in this laugh-out-loud picture book from New York Times best-selling creator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Steam Train Dream Train fame, Tom Lichtenheld. Louis the bear has had enough. From day one, life has been one indignity after another. If he's not being used as a hankie, he's being hung out to dry—literally. (No one likes clothespins used on their ears!) This teddy is sneaking away just as soon as he can. Then again, no use running off in the rain . . .or during a show-and-tell routine. Maybe Louis has something to lose, after all. This fresh and funny take on a teddy bear come to life is a salty and sweet, grumpy and tender, sly tribute to the ties that bind.

Author Lichtenheld, Tom
Isbn 035841119X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-10-06
Pages 40
Language English
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As part of the Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures series, this edition contains exclusive bonus materials! It seemed the perfect place to lie low. The owner of the ranch was an attractive gray-haired lady who had once been an actress. The other woman was a beautiful, fragile-seeming blonde. They needed repairs done, and he needed to disappear for a while. The first sign that things were not as they should be was when a Pinkerton man questioned him about a missing woman. Then he accidentally found a will belonging to the previous owner of the ranch. After that, a young lady showed up in town making claims that the place belonged to her. Worried that his hideout was turning into a battleground, he didn’t know what would be more dangerous, staying or leaving. For a man interested only in passin’ through, he suddenly found himself entangled in a deadly struggle. . . . Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures is a project created to release some of the author’s more unconventional manuscripts from the family archives. In Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures: Volume 1 and Volume 2, Beau L’Amour takes the reader on a guided tour through many of the finished and unfinished short stories, novels, and treatments that his father was never able to publish during his lifetime. L’Amour’s never-before-seen first novel, No Traveller Returns, faithfully completed for this program, is a voyage into danger and violence on the high seas. Additionally, many beloved classics will be rereleased with an exclusive Lost Treasures postscript featuring previously unpublished material, including outlines, plot notes, and alternate drafts. These postscripts tell the story behind the stories that millions of readers have come to know and cherish.

Author Louis L'Amour
Isbn 0593158652
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-06-30
Pages 272
Language English
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The classic Western, now newly repackaged as part of Bantam's Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures program--with never-before-seen material from Louis and his son, Beau L'Amour. It began with gold that had once belonged to Montezuma. Stolen and cached in a church in Mexico, it was recovered by two army officers who fled north for the French settlements. Along the way one stabbed the other to death. The remaining officer was eventually killed by Plains Indians, but he buried the treasure just before he died. Now Ronan Chantry, a handful of trappers, and an Irish girl whose father was killed after telling her a few vague landmarks are searching for the lost treasure. But they are not alone. The girl's uncle, Rafen Falvey, wants it, too. Like Chantry, he is well educated, bold, and determined. Under different circumstances the two men might have been friends. But in all likelihood it wouldn't have made any difference. When it comes to gold, even friendship doesn't keep men from killing each other. Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures is a project created to release some of the author’s more unconventional manuscripts from the family archives. In Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures: Volumes 1, Beau L’Amour takes the reader on a guided tour through many of the finished and unfinished short stories, novels, and treatments that his father was never able to publish during his lifetime. L’Amour’s never-before-seen first novel, No Traveller Returns, faithfully completed for this program, is a voyage into danger and violence on the high seas. These exciting publications will be followed by Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures: Volume 2. Additionally, many beloved classics will be rereleased with an exclusive Lost Treasures postscript featuring previously unpublished material, including outlines, plot notes, and alternate drafts. These postscripts tell the story behind the stories that millions of readers have come to know and cherish.

Author Louis L'Amour
Isbn 0593158636
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-05-26
Pages 256
Language English
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The classic Western, now newly repackaged as part of Bantam's Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures program--with never-before-seen material from Louis and his son, Beau L'Amour. It was just a godforsaken mountainside, but no place on earth was richer in silver. For a bustling, enterprising America, this was the great bonanza. The dreamers, the restless, the builders, the vultures--they were lured by the glittering promise of instant riches and survived the brutal hardships of a mining camp to raise a legendary boom town. But some sought more than wealth. Val Trevallion, a loner haunted by a violent past. Grita Redaway, a radiantly beautiful actress driven by an unfulfilled need. Two fiercely independent spirits, together they rose above the challenges of the Comstock to stake a bold claim on the future. Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures is a project created to release some of the author’s more unconventional manuscripts from the family archives. In Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures: Volume 1 and Volume 2, Beau L’Amour takes the reader on a guided tour through many of the finished and unfinished short stories, novels, and treatments that his father was never able to publish during his lifetime. L’Amour’s never-before-seen first novel, No Traveller Returns, faithfully completed for this program, is a voyage into danger and violence on the high seas. Additionally, many beloved classics will be rereleased with an exclusive Lost Treasures postscript featuring previously unpublished material, including outlines, plot notes, and alternate drafts. These postscripts tell the story behind the stories that millions of readers have come to know and cherish.

Author Louis L'Amour
Isbn 0593158679
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-07-28
Pages 624
Language English
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An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy. “Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I’m really gonna be a tough guy.” Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different—“girlish,” intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men. Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening. Like Karl Ove Knausgaard or Edmund White, Édouard Louis writes from his own undisguised experience, but he writes with an openness and a compassionate intelligence that are all his own. The result—a critical and popular triumph—has made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation.

Author Édouard Louis
Isbn 0374716390
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 208
Language English
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The work of Louis-René des Forêts, exemplary in its global austerity, its obsessive but lucid preoccupations, its aesthetically attuned yet unpretentious manner, had received only intermittent, if at times privileged attention until Yves Bonnefoy's subtle and penetrating analyses appeared recently in the Nouvelle Revue Française. Des Forêts' poetics emerges today as at once existentially and aesthetically challenging, contestatory, bleak some would argue, and yet recuperative, resilient, intuitively alert to states of being our century, and even his own work, can find difficult to embrace. The tensions of role playing and authenticity are ever manifest, and simple, transitive depiction vies thus with the intransitivity of fiction. Identity easily dislodges itself and the meaning of our doing is thrown into doubt and disarray. Beyond, but also through such dramas - of man and writer - Des Forêts struggles, however, to stabilise the claims of the kingdoms of love, of other, of otherness; the excarnate tussles with the incarnate; futility stares in amazement upon simplicity, childhood, mystery... John Naughton's study, eloquent, patient, discreet yet deftly perceptive, helps further to restore to Louis-René des Forêts' work a place of honour from which it has, delightfully, honestly, tended to shrink.

Author John T. Naughton
Isbn 9789051834864
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 1993
Pages 124
Language English
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"When Jean Louis Ska's Introduzione alla lettura del Pentateuco was first published in Italy, it was quickly hailed as the most attractive and usable introduction to the Pentateuch to appear in modern times. Because of its strengths, it was soon translated into French. The English translation published by Eisenbrauns has been completely reviewed and updated (including the bibliography) by Ska. Among the book's many strengths are its close attention to the ways in which modern cultural history has affected Pentateuchal interpretation, attention to providing the kinds of examples that are helpful to students, presentation of a good balance between the history of interpretation and the data of the text, and the clarity of Ska's writing. For both students and scholars, many consider this book the best contemporary introduction to the Pentateuch."--Publisher's website.

Author Jean Louis Ska
Isbn 1575061228
Genre Religion
Year 2006
Pages 285
Language English
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During thirty years of literary collecting, Louis Daniel Brodsky has acquired some of the most important source materials on the life and work of William Faulkner anywhere available. Indeed, the Brodsky Collection, now owned by Southeast Missouri State University, has been characterized by Robert Penn Warren as "stupendous." In William Faulkner, Life Glimpses, Brodsky mines this storehouse of previously unpublished material, using interviews, letters, speeches, movie scripts, and notes to enrich our understanding of this well-known Southern writer. The result is a highly readable biography that is thematic and episodic rather than chronological in its organization. Building on specific documents in the collection, Brodsky opens new windows on the parallel development of Faulkner's literary career and personal life. New material on the early poems ''Elder Watson in Heaven" and "Pregnancy" gives insight into Faulkner's developing literary and personal aesthetics during the 1920s and 1930s. Faulkner's metamorphosis from self-doubting, isolated artist to confident public spokesman during the 1940s and 1950s forms the central core of the study. Through previously unavailable screenplays written for Warner Bros. during World War II and an interview with Faulkner's fellow screenwriter Albert I. "Buzz" Bezzerides, Brodsky charts the decline in Faulkner's literary output and his corresponding discovery of a public voice. He shows how Faulkner's astonishingly positive 1950 Nobel Prize acceptance speech was not a sudden about-face from the bleak outlook that had produced The Sound and the Fury. Rather, Faulkner's years in Hollywood showed him that words, even screenplays, could shape the way people think and react. Faulkner's lifelong quest for a "manly" role ended, Brodsky declares, when he took up the mantle of public spokesmanship. In the final chapter, a revealing interview with Faulkner's granddaughter, Victoria Fielden Johnson, paints an insider's portrait of life at the Faulkner home, Rowan Oak. A copy of Faulkner's recipe for curing pork, included in the appendix, emphasizes his longterm struggle to produce fine literature while supplying the everyday needs of a large family. These and other materials, previously unavailable to scholars and the reading public, will broaden and enrich our understanding of one of America's most celebrated writers.

Author Louis Daniel Brodsky
Isbn 0292759606
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2013-12-06
Pages 256
Language English
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Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "eclectic, exciting, convincing, provocative" and in The Washington Post Book World as "brilliantly original," Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s The Signifying Monkey is a groundbreaking work that illuminates the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and black literature. It elaborates a new critical approach located within this tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself. Examining the ancient poetry and myths found in African, Latin American, and Caribbean culture, Gates uncovers a unique system for interpretation and a powerful vernacular tradition that black slaves brought with them to the New World. Exploring the process of signification in black American life and literature by analyzing the transmission and revision of various signifying figures, Gates provides an extended analysis of what he calls the "Talking Book," a central trope in early slave narratives that virtually defines the tradition of black American letters. Gates uses this critical framework to examine several major works of African-American literature--including Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, and Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo--revealing how these works signify on the black tradition and on each other. This superb 25th-Anniversary Edition features a new preface by Gates that reflects on the impact of the book and its relevance for today's society as well as a new afterword written by noted critic W. T. J. Mitchell.

Author Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Isbn 0199874514
Genre Social Science
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 352
Language English
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If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong's own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life spanned a critical time in American music as well as black history.

Author Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ
Isbn 1101639962
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2004-12-29
Pages 112
Language English
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"In The Spirit Lives in the Mind the renowned storyteller and historian of the Omushkego shares teachings and stories of the Swampy Cree [Winisk Northern Ontario region] people that have been passed down from generation to generation as part of a rich oral tradition. Cree spiritual beliefs revolve around the sacred places and rich landscape of the Hudson Bay lowlands. [James Bay region also.] The beautiful narratives in The Spirit Lives in the Mind illuminate the meaning and value of spiritual maturity and power, the parallels between Omushkego morality and Roman Catholic teachings, and the importance of maintaining the traditional stories. Bird also offers explanations of shamanism and demonstrates how Catholicism affected Cree tradition. Bird collaborated with Susan Elaine Gray, who worked from many years of learning about and teaching Aboriginal culture and traditions in compiling his narratives and personal testament for The Spirit Lives in the Mind. It is a remarkable evocation of aboriginal storytelling about the Cree peoples, their landscape, and their places in the sky."--Pub. website.

Author Louis Bird
Isbn 0773576924
Genre Religion
Year 2007
Pages 257
Language English
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Joe Louis held the heavyweight boxing championship longer than any other fighter and defended it a record 25 times. (In the 1930s and 1940s, the owner of the heavyweight title was the most prominent non-team sports competitor.) In addition, Louis helped bridge the gap of understanding between whites and blacks. During World War II he not only raised money for Army and Navy relief and entertained millions of troops as a morale officer, but became a symbol of American hope and strength. This biography of Louis outlines his rise from poverty in Alabama to become the best-known African American of his time and describes how an uneducated man, simple at his core, became so articulate and ended up on the side of right in the battles he fought, with fist or voice.

Author Lew Freedman
Isbn 1476602123
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2013-03-21
Pages 252
Language English
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Le Couronnement de Louis, an anonymous work dating from about 1130 to 1140, is the earliest heroic epic of the William of Orange cycle and therefore lays the foundation for the entire chanson-de-geste genre. It tells the story of William's defense of Louis, son of Charlemagne, during his childhood, and William's heroic deeds as he battles Saracens and other villains. This line-by-line translation closely follows the original Old French, capturing the stylistic features that clearly mark the poem as oral literature. A discussion of the poem's background and themes, the William of Orange cycle, and the chanson-de-geste genre precedes the translation.

Author Nirmal Dass
Isbn 9780786482986
Genre History
Year 2003-02-10
Pages 131
Language English
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Today, Happy Louis learns the importance of sharing with his friend Babou. Read along and learn with them on this educational journey. This book has English and French built in one.

Author Happy Louis
Isbn 9887774863
Genre
Year
Pages 28
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Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through touch, Braille opened the world of books to the sightless, and almost two hundred years later, no one has ever improved upon his simple, brilliant idea.

Author Margaret Frith,Who HQ
Isbn 0698167767
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2014-03-13
Pages 112
Language English
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The second play by a "writer of terrific promise" (Time Out) is a comedy of family intrigue and secrets Interwoven events from the past and present blend together in this touching comedy spanning two generations of a family. Secrets that refuse to remain buried erupt as Jewish and non-Jewish family members are brought together. After years of separation, the funeral of their father Louis is the catalyst for the family members having to face it out in the bedroom - the place where all the confusion began. And the place where the truth about each of them will finally be discovered."He's had the decency to rename the funeral parlour... He provides coffee out front and coffins out back. Apparently not enough people are dying anymore but everyone needs cake." Published to tie-in with the world premiere at the Hampstead Theatre, London.

Author Simon Mendes Da Costa
Isbn 1408151197
Genre Drama
Year 2014-10-10
Pages 112
Language English
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The first full-scale biography in twenty-five years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the Supreme Court–a book that reveals Louis D. Brandeis the reformer, lawyer, and jurist, and Brandeis the man, in all of his complexity, passion, and wit. A huge and galvanizing biography, a revelation of one man’s effect on American society and jurisprudence, and the electrifying story of his time.

Author Melvin I. Urofsky
Isbn 0307378586
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2009-09-22
Pages 928
Language English
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Canadian composer Louis Applebaum devoted his life to the cultural awakening of his native land, and this "magnificent obsession" drove him to become a founder of the Canadian League of Composers and the Canadian Music Centre. He was an instrumental figure in the early development of the National Film Board, the Stratford Festival, and the National Art Centre in Ottawa. For nearly half a century he composed music for the Stratford Festival, television, radio, and films. This illustrated biography explores the man who was beloved by his fellow artists and the icon to whom every Canadian, knowingly or not, is indebted.

Author Walter Pitman
Isbn 1459714709
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2002-10-01
Pages 512
Language English
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When Louis Smith was seven he was faced with a choice that would change the course of his whole life. He chose the path of an athlete, but he lacked concentration and was easily distracted. As a punishment his coach made him perform circles on the pommel horse... Dream to Win: Louis Smith is written by expert author Roy Apps for kids with a reading age of 7 (but could also be enjoyed by pre-teens) and illustrated with black-and-white artwork. The stories focus on top athletes and sport personalities, with each dramatic story bringing to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

Author Roy Apps
Isbn 144514090X
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2015-04-09
Pages 48
Language English
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Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. His experiments countered the common view of spontaneous generation and confirmed the germ theory of disease, and he created the first vaccine for rabies. Pasteur is best known to the general public for describing how to stop milk and wine from going sour. His discoveries saved countless lives and provided great economic value to society.

Author Nandini Saraf
Isbn 8184304323
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 101-01-01
Pages N.A
Language English
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A short look at the life of the famous musician.

Author Judith Pinkerton Josephson
Isbn 0761340017
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 48
Language English
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One of Karl Marx's most profound and most brilliant monographs, this title may be considered the best work extant on the philosophy of history. For all serious students, the "Brumaire" is the book for those who wish to deepen their knowledge on Marxian political conceptions.

Author Karl Marx
Isbn 1595690239
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2005
Pages 95
Language English
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When five-year-old Louis encounters a ghost in the attic of their new home, KC-his mom, whose ancestors include a collection of ill-famed Salem witches-seeks professional guidance to explain her boy's strange narratives. With the help of the metaphysical whirlwind and brilliant young beauty named Oona Neeci-a powerful witch and medium-KC and her doubting husband manage to engage the ghost, a nineteenth century ancestor named Anton Dietrich, locked now in the earthly purgatory of the roof garret where he once convalesced. As Anton, affectionately known as Opa, reveals his story, thick with tragedy and treachery from the time of the Civil War, his needs become clear to his spellbound descendants. However, following a sometimes frenetic plan to free Anton's soul-one that takes the family to Washington D.C., Boston, and New York-the tale does not end with Opa's release. As the past and present mingle with what exists beyond our realm, KC's world shifts again, for those who sought to help Anton suddenly find themselves dependent upon him for their own redemption. Far more than just another ghost story, Louis and the Ghost is a character-driven family saga that blends humor and sadness, romantic erotica, and moments of raw suspense. It's a masterful mix of supernatural happenings steeped in historical fact-a book that will keep you riveted from first page to last.

Author Henry G. Brechter
Isbn 1457523345
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-10-30
Pages 268
Language English
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This book is a study of the measurement and understanding of time in seventeenth-century Europe, particularly in France. Close readings of literary representations of time in Moliere, Mme de Sevigne, and Mmd de Lafayette are contextualized with historical studies of court life under Louis XIV, the restructuring of the early modern French postal system, and the emergencce of new practices of periodical publication, respectively. An epistemological backdrop for these historical and literary studies is provided by an introductory analysis of developments in the science of time measurement under Louis XIV. A concluding section places questions of human temporality in the contemporary context of global environmental concerns.

Author Roland Racevskis
Isbn 9780838755198
Genre History
Year 2003
Pages 216
Language English
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"Louis Lambert" by Honoré de Balzac (translated by James Waring, Clara Bell). 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.

Author Honoré de Balzac
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-11-25
Pages 184
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We all live a double life: the external life which the world sees, and the internal life of hopes and fears, joys and griefs, temptations and sins, which the world sees not, and of which it knows but little. None lead this double life more emphatically than those who are seated upon thrones. Though this historic sketch contains allusions to all the most important events in the reign of Louis the Fourteenth, it has been the main object of the writer to develop the inner life of the palace; to lead the reader into the interior of the Louvre, the Tuileries, Versailles, and Marly, and to exhibit the monarch as a man, in the details of domestic privacy...

Author John Abbott
Isbn 1537803492
Genre History
Year 2017-12-05
Pages 280
Language English
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So who is Louis van Gaal? An inflexible ex-PE teacher who only knows how to act like a dictator or a footballing visionary that has made him one of the greatest ever European managers? Wherever he has gone, Van Gaal has been accused of being a domineering disciplinarian and a control freak. He is certainly, by his own admission, a man who leaves nothing to chance. A disciple in the 1970s of Rinus Michels’ Total Football philosophy, he is a fascinating contradiction – an ultra-individualist utterly devoted to the collective effort. He believes in the team over the individual, in always having a plan and a team prepared to follow it. Van Gaal led the young Ajax team he moulded to Champions League glory in 1995, went on to win titles across Europe with Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich and served two stints as national coach of Holland. It is a career that has never been short on colour and drama – from fallouts with players to rants at the media wherever he has managed. Dutch football commentator Maarten Meijer’s has written the definitive biography of van Gaal – both the man and his methods. It offers the best psychological insight so far – from his earliest roots to his greatest triumphs – into the man given the task of returning the glory days to Manchester United. **New chapter on Louis van Gaal's first season with Manchester United**

Author Maarten Meijer
Isbn 1473503396
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2014-07-24
Pages 384
Language English
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The French philosophe Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755) was a political and social thinker of enormous depth, range, originality, and influence. The essays by eminent scholars reprinted in this volume explore significant aspects of his contributions to political, constitutional, and religious thought during the epoch of the French Enlightenment. Topics highlighted include his Persian Letters (1721), his history of Rome (1734), and the views he expressed in The Spirit of Laws (1748) on natural law, forms of government, English constitutionalism, religion, commerce, international relations, and the philosophy of history. Supplemented by a detailed introduction that contextualizes the papers selected for this volume, as well as an extensive bibliography, this work serves as an authoritative reference to the best scholarship on Montesquieu's political thought. The volume is edited and introduced by David W. Carrithers, Adolph Ochs Professor of Government at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and author of numerous publications on Montesquieu.

Author David Carrithers
Isbn 1351572237
Genre Philosophy
Year 2017-07-05
Pages 626
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“L’Amour is popular for all the right reasons. His books embody heroic virtues that seem to matter now more than ever.”—The Wall Street Journal More unpublished works from the archives of Louis L’Amour: complete short stories, partial novels, treatments, and notes that will transport readers from the Western frontier to India, China, and even the future. Exploring the creative process of an American original, the Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures series will uncover the hidden history behind the author’s best known novels . . . and his most mysterious and ambitious unfinished works. In this second volume, Beau L’Amour examines how his father made the transition from struggling pulp writer to successful novelist and uses his father’s notes, journal entries, and correspondence to continue the process of seeking out how and why many of these never-before-seen manuscripts were written as well as speculating about the ways they might have ended. These selections include the beginnings of a post-apocalyptic science fiction tale, a proposal for a nonfiction project based on the life of Renaissance-era traveler Ibn Batuta, and two chapters of a historical novel set in India about the origin of L'Amour's well-known Talon family. At the other end of the spectrum are classic adventures, such as “In the Measure of Time,” a chance encounter set on the high seas, and a science fiction film treatment set in Mexico, as well as seventeen chapters of a novel that reappears throughout Louis’s journals and letters and speaks to his fascination with post-revolutionary 1950s China, leading him so far as to correspond with the Dalai Lama. With rare photographs and commentary, this book further maps the journey L’Amour embarked upon to become one of our greatest storytellers and the diverse realms to which his imagination traveled, making him a true American pioneer.

Author Louis L'Amour,Beau L'Amour
Isbn 042528493X
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-11-19
Pages 576
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LOUIS LINVILLE is plagued by nightmares that seem to foretell of something bad about to happen. By night, he dreams of a mouthful of blackened, rotting teeth and struggles to breathe. By day, he works as a busy and successful consultant and spends time with his love, Karen. But when he is involved in a horrific car accident, it seems Louis's nightmares have unfortunately come true. As Louis floats somewhere between reality and the world beyond, he meets his Watcher who has been with him throughout his lives. As the Watcher reveals that Louis has landed in a place where he can take stock of his lessons, observe what he has learned and has left to learn, and prepare to accept the next phase of growth and maturity, he also discloses that Louis has held several identities in his past lives. While the Watcher leads Louis back in time to see who he has been and why, Louis realizes there is greater meaning to his existence than he ever knew. In this poignant short story, a man who meets his Watcher after a life-altering accident is led on an enlightening journey back into his past lives.

Author Kevin M. Treanor
Isbn 1480871109
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-11-12
Pages 62
Language English
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Abraham Lincoln raved that this series of historical biographies gave him "just that knowledge of past men and events which I need. I have read them with the greatest interest. To them I am indebted for about all the historical knowledge I have." Considered what we would now call "young adult" literature, this collection, first published between 1848 and 1871, was designed to present a clear, distinct, connected narrative of the lives of the great figures of world history, those people who have been most influential, at least as American pastor and historian JOHN STEVENS CABOT ABBOTT (1805-1877) saw it from his 19th-century perspective. Wildly popular and republished many times under different collected names, this replica set mimics the 1904 reprint known as the "Makers of History" series. It will delight students of history as well as show the scholar how history telling has changed over the last few centuries. More than 30 other volumes in the series are also available from Cosimo Classics. This volume, dating from 1870, covers French king Louis XIV (1638-1715), from his birth and childhood and his rule as "the boy-king" to festivities at the court, the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, intrigues and wars, and more.

Author John S. C. Abbott
Isbn 1605207837
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 412
Language English
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This full-length biography explores the multifaceted—and altogether fascinating—life, opinions, and accomplishments of African American scholar and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. • A chronology of Henry Louis Gates's life • Photographs of Gates and others who have played a role in his biography • A bibliography of resources

Author Meg Greene
Isbn 0313380473
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2012-04-06
Pages 188
Language English
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Uncollected Stories’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Stevenson includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Uncollected Stories’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Stevenson’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Author Robert Louis Stevenson
Isbn 1786567962
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-07-17
Pages 113
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Volume III of the Canadian Centenary Series Now available as e-books for the first time, the Canadian Centenary Series is a comprehensive nineteen-volume history of the peoples and lands which form Canada. Although the series is designed as a unified whole so that no part of the story is left untold, each volume is complete in itself. The thirty-eight years from 1663 when the French Crown assumed control of New France to 1701 when Louis xiv determined to seize the whole interior of North America are among the most colourful and exciting in Canadian history. It was a period which saw a dramatic growth in the colony from a sprinkling of settlements along the St. Lawrence River to an empire stretching far into the interior of the continent, from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. With the strong backing of the King’s Minister, Jean Baptiste Colbert, considerable military and economic aid was channelled to New France and administrators provided who were to leave their lasting mark on the colony--Denonville, Talon, Champigny, and many others. Although many of Colbert’s policies were doomed to failure, it was his watchful care that assured the amazing growth of New France. Out of this unleashing of human energy and out of the strife and suffering it engendered was to emerge a new nation and a distinct Canadian identity. First published in 1964, W.J. Eccles’s important contribution to the Canadian Centenary Series is available here in e-book format for the first time.

Author William John Eccles
Isbn 0771003374
Genre History
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 276
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"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez. 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.

Author Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-03
Pages 862
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This eBook edition of "THE GREATEST ADVENTURES SERIES - Robert Louis Stevenson Edition (Illustrated)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Table of Contents: Novels: Treasure Island Kidnapped (Adventures of David Balfour I) Catriona (Adventures of David Balfour II) The Wrecker The Ebb-Tide St Ives: Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses Short Stories: Island Nights' Entertainments (South Sea Tales) The Adventure of the Hansom Cab The Adventure of Prince Florizel and a Detective The Misadventures of John Nicholson

Author Robert Louis Stevenson
Isbn 8027200245
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-08-07
Pages 3200
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Stevensoń09s unfinished masterpiece, Weir of Hermiston, has been entirely re-edited from his final manuscript, revealing a rather different novel from the bowdlerised version produced posthumously by his friends. Stevenson revisits the conflicted Scotland of James Hogg and Sir Walter Scott as well as that of his own youth, but also responds to recently published novels. A substantial essay explores the complex early publication history of the novel on both sides of the Atlantic, and exceptionally full explanatory notes and other background information are provided.

Author R. L. Stevenson
Isbn 1474405266
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2017-05-24
Pages 313
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