The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides

Author: Rosalyn Schanzer

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442075535

Category:

Page: 60

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Takes a unique and lively approach to the story of the American Revolution by weaving the tale around two quite similar leaders--George Washington and King George III--offering insights into the actions and convictions of participants on both sides of the Atlantic. Reprint.
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The Fight for a New Nation

Author: Ellis Roxburgh

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1482422204

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1875

Although we rarely consider it today, it was remarkable that the small forces of the American colonies were the victors of the American Revolution. After all, England was the most powerful nation in the world at that time. This entertaining volume, an appealing way to present the important facts surrounding the Revolution, takes readers into the biographies of the Founding Fathers as well as George III and his advisors. The crucial events and decisions that ultimately led to England's loss are presented in an accessible narrative that will appeal to young historians and Revolutionary War buffs alike.
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Author: Carneades

Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589613058

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Hitler rose from corporal to die Fuhrer. "Dubya" from deserter to Commander-in-Chief. Both ruled by lies and propaganda -- Hitler's Goebbels. Bush's Rove. Both were fanatic Conservatives who rammed their credo down the throats of their citizenry, and both Hitler and Bush, became counterfeit Presidents, who torched the democratic institutions which elected them, and then launched bogus wars to subvert dissent into a failure to support the troops. Yet, while both Hitler's and Dubya's heinous havoc found mitigation in their personality disorders, the collusion by American medias in the Neo-Nazi Conservative coup of the United States reeks as the villainy of villainies.
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Elevating Instruction Day by Day

Author: Leslie Blauman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506324991

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Skill-building through potent instruction, day by day In these much-anticipated sequels to The Common Core Companion, Janiel Wagstaff and Leslie Blauman provide a collection of connected lessons and formative writing assessments that bring Monday-to-Friday clarity to the task of integrating reading and writing with ELA standards. In each volume, the 50+ lessons are divided into fi ve, week-long learning sequences addressing key literacygoals. A best-practice glossary, If/Then charts, unit-planning calendars, and other tools round out these essential references, both in book and online. Follow each sequence and week by week, you’ll build the instructional potency to help students achieve a year’s worth of growth as you integrate: Writing Narratives with Identifying Sensory Words in Text Research with Identifying Topic and Details Opinion Writing with Close Reading for Text Evidence Comparing and Contrasting with Publishing Using Digital Tools Informative Writing with Use of Text Features
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Roman

Author: George Saunders

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641211956

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs stirbt Präsident Lincolns geliebter Sohn Willie mit elf Jahren. Laut Zeitungsberichten suchte der trauernde Vater allein das Grabmal auf, um seinen Sohn noch einmal in den Armen zu halten. Bei George Saunders wird daraus eine allumfassende Geschichte über Liebe und Verlust, wie sie origineller, faszinierender und grandioser nicht sein könnte. Im Laufe dieser Nacht, in der Abraham Lincoln von seinem Sohn Abschied nimmt, werden die Gespenster wach, die Geister der Toten auf dem Friedhof, aber auch die der Geschichte und der Literatur, reale wie erfundene, und mischen sich ein. Denn Willie Lincoln befindet sich im Zwischenreich zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits, in tibetischer Tradition Bardo genannt, und auf dem Friedhof in Georgetown entbrennt ein furioser Streit um die Seele des Jungen, ein vielstimmiger Chor, der in die eine große Frage mündet: Warum lieben wir überhaupt, wenn wir doch wissen, dass alles zu Ende gehen muss?
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The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS

Author: David J. Barron

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451681992

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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An “ambitious...deep history and a thoughtful inquiry into how the constitutional system of checks and balances has functioned when it comes to waging war and making peace” (The Washington Post)—here is the full, compelling account of this never-ending debate. The Constitution states that it is Congress that declares war, but it is the presidents who have more often taken us to war and decided how to wage it. In Waging War, David J. Barron opens with an account of George Washington and the Continental Congress over Washington’s plan to burn New York City before the British invasion. Congress ordered him not to, and he obeyed. Barron takes us through all the wars that followed: 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American war, World Wars One and Two, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and now, most spectacularly, the War on Terror. Congress has criticized George W. Bush for being too aggressive and Barack Obama for not being aggressive enough, but it avoids a vote on the matter. By recounting how our presidents have declared and waged wars, Barron shows that these executives have had to get their way without openly defying Congress. In this “vivid…rich and detailed history” (The New York Times Book Review), Waging War shows us our country’s revered and colorful presidents at their most trying times—Washington, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Johnson, both Bushes, and Obama. Their wars have made heroes of some and victims of others, but most have proved adept at getting their way over reluctant or hostile Congresses. Donald Trump will face this challenge immediately—and the Constitution and its fragile system of checks and balances will once again be at the forefront of the national debate. More essential than ever, Waging War is “both timely and timeless” (The Boston Globe).
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Author: David Potter

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385390580

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Percy Jackson fans will embrace this humorous time travel adventure, the first in a series, about an iPhone malfunction that sends three kids back to 1776 in time to rescue George Washington. On Christmas Day, Mel finds General George Washington lying dead as a doornail in a stable. But Mel knows that George Washington must cross the Delaware River, or the course of American history will be changed forever. Could Mel’s iPhone have sent him back in time to 1776? And can Mel and his schoolmates, know-it-all Bev and laid-back Brandon, come to the rescue? Perhaps, with a little help from two colonial kids and Benjamin Franklin himself. Debut novelist David Potter cleverly combines time travel, humor, and American history in this fast-paced adventure. For American Revolution enthusiasts, there's information about historical reenactments, additional reading, and websites. Praise for THE LEFT BEHINDS: THE IPHONE THAT SAVED GEORGE WASHINGTON “Sequel, anyone? Let’s hope so, because the concept of bringing an iPhone into the past is just too cool to stop at one episode… This is Magic Tree House all grown up, and kids who once loved that time travel conceit will be delighted all over again.” –The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “A skillful blend of humor, history, mystery, and adventure makes for a fun, fast-paced tale that will leave readers a little wiser.” –School Library Journal “History and humor collide.” –Booklist “A new twist on time travel.” –Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.
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Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Maryland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: N.A

View: 2012

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An Essay from Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145162106X

Category: Social Science

Page: 10

View: 1202

Originally collected in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Sports, this essay is about baseball and soccer.
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Ein Inspector-Lynley-Roman 20

Author: Elizabeth George

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641225329

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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Die Bürger des englischen Städtchens Ludlow sind zutiefst entsetzt, als man den örtlichen Diakon eines schweren Verbrechens beschuldigt und ihn verhaftet. Kurz darauf wird er in Polizeigewahrsam tot aufgefunden. Im Auftrag Scotland Yards versucht Sergeant Barbara Havers Licht ins Dunkel um die geheimnisvollen Vorfälle zu bringen. Zunächst weist tatsächlich alles auf den Selbstmord eines Verzweifelten hin – doch Barbara und mit ihr DI Thomas Lynley trauen dieser Version der Ereignisse nicht. Gemeinsam werfen sie einen genaueren Blick hinter die idyllische Fassade Ludlows – und entdecken, dass fast jeder hier etwas zu verbergen hat ...
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40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

Author: Carole Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237611

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.
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Author: Suzanne Barchers

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425873960

Category: Social Science

Page: 9

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This activity makes learning about Presidents' Day fun and engaging. This lesson is filled with ready-to-use reproducibles, fun facts, puzzles, crafts, and more. Turn holidays and cultural celebrations into learning experiences for your students.
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Author: Roger Chesneau

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848321147

Category: History

Page: 64

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The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references – books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. The five battleships of the class covered by this volume were the most modern British capital ships to serve in the Second World War. They were involved in many famous actions including the sinking of both Bismarck and Scharnhorst, while Prince of Wales suffered the unfortunate distinction of being the first capital ship sunk at sea by air attack.
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Bericht über den Spanischen Bürgerkrieg

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602480

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Ende 1936 kam Orwell als Zeitungsreporter nach Barcelona, um über den Bürgerkrieg zu berichten. Er schloß sich der Miliz P.O.U.M. an, der Arbeiterpartei der marxistischen Einigung, und kämpfte den Winter über an der Front in Aragonien. Als er wenig später mit ansehen mußte, wie die Kommunisten bei der Ausschaltung der ihnen nicht genehmen Truppen Methoden der faschistischen Geheimpolizei anwandten, wurde er zu einem der erbittertsten Feinde des sowjetischen Totalitarismus.
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Stories

Author: George Saunders

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641125685

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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George Saunders, der unumstrittene Meister der zeitgenössischen Shortstory, hat mit seinen neuen Erzählungen nicht nur die literarische Welt im Sturm genommen. Sein Band »Zehnter Dezember« war das Buchereignis des Frühjahrs 2013 und sprang sofort auf die oberen Ränge der New-York-Times-Bestsellerliste. In Frank Heiberts kongenialer Übersetzung liegen diese brillanten, einzigartigen, witzigen, zärtlichen und übermütigen Erzählungen jetzt auch auf Deutsch vor. Niemand versteht es, so virtuos und ungewöhnlich über ganz gewöhnliche, unvollkommene Menschen zu schreiben, die sich mit einer nicht ganz gewöhnlichen, unvollkommenen Welt herumschlagen, wie George Saunders. Da ist zum Beispiel die fünfzehnjährige Alison. Als sie, den Kopf voller grandioser Weltumarmungsgefühle, von einem Fremden entführt zu werden droht, steht der Nachbarjunge, der alles mit ansieht, vor einer schweren Entscheidung: Soll er ignorieren, dass das schönste aller Mädchen vermutlich Opfer eines Verbrechens wird, oder soll er sich über alle moralischen Gebote, nach denen ihn seine Eltern großgezogen haben, hinwegsetzen und eingreifen? Oder da ist der Mann, den medizinische Versuche über die Grenzen seines Selbst hinausführen, und zwar sowohl in puncto Lust als auch in puncto Mordlust. Und da ist in der Titelgeschichte der dicke, einsame Junge, der sich auf unsicheres Eis begibt und dabei die Selbstmordabsichten eines alten kranken Mannes durchkreuzt... George Saunders seziert in seinen oft nur wenige Seiten langen Storys mit beißendem Humor und oft nur wenigen Strichendie ganze Fehlbarkeit und Schwäche der menschlichen Natur wie unserer Gesellschaft und Zeit. Diese Erzählungen vergisst man lange nicht.
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