rms the farmland plateau hard by the Schuylkill River into a virtual cabin city. Together with a dedicated coterie of advisers both foreign and domesticMarquis de Lafayette. Baron von Steuben. the impossibly young Alexander Hamilton. and John Laurenshe sets out to breathe new life into his military force. Against all odds. as the frigid and miserable months pass. they manage to turn a bobtail army of citizen soldiers into a professional fighting force that will change the world forever. Valley Forge is the story of how that metamorphosis occurred. Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. the team behind such bestsellers as The Heart of Everything That Is. The Last Stand of Fox Company. and Halsey’s Typhoon. show us how this miracle was accomplished despite thousands of American soldiers succumbing to disease. starvation. and the elements. Here is Steuben. throwing himself into the dedicated drilling sessions he imported from Prussian battlefields. Here is Hamilton. proffering the shrewd advice that w
The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is return with one of the most inspiringand underappreciatedchapters in American history: the story of the Continental Army’s six-month transformation in Valley Forge.December 1777. It is 18 months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. and some 12.000 members of America’s beleaguered Continental Army stagger into a small Pennsylvania encampment 23 miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. The starving and half-naked force is reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats at the hands of King George III’s army. and are barely equipped to survive the coming winter. Their commander in chief. the focused and forceful George Washington. is at the lowest ebb of his military career. The Continental Congress is in exile and the American Revolution appears to be lost. Yet a spark remains. Determined to keep the rebel cause alive through sheer force of will. Washington transfo
Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster
The physics-bending charm of The Time Traveler’s Wife meets the curious mischief of The Eyre Affair in this debut novel.Annabelle Aster doesn’t bow to convention-not even that of space and time-which makes the 1890s Kansas wheat field that has appeared in her modern-day San Francisco garden easy to accept. Even more exciting is Elsbeth. the truculent schoolmarm who sends Annie letters through the mysterious brass mailbox perched on the picket fence that now divides their two worlds. In this unconventional and enchanting tale. Annie and her new neighbor must solve the mystery of what connects them before one of them is convicted of a murder that has yet to happen-and somehow already did.
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Shannon Holmes. king of urban lit and #1 Essence bestselling author. brings you another story from the mean streets of the South Bronx.Kenny „Ken-Ken” Greene left his days as a hustler behind him when his wife was killed during a scam gone bad. leaving him with a baby daughter. Now he’s a cab driver. doing what he can to put food on the table and give his daughter. Destiny. everything she needs. In spite of his past or because of it. he’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep Destiny off the streets. But when he is shot and paralyzed during a robbery while on the job. Destiny knows that she has to step up to the plate to take care of the father who has provided for her.Allowing herself to learn from one of the fiercest of street hustlers. Destiny becomes his lover. and soon her skills rival his. But the longer she stays in the game. the deeper into the game she falls.
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vide a manifesto for young progressives south of the Mason-Dixon line to rise up and claim their homelandwithout abandoning the best of their culture. Exploring race. class. guns. religion. drug addiction. alcoholism. and homophobia. the Liberal Rednecks tell it like it is while challenging stereotypes at every turn. Fresh. funny. and surprising. The Liberal Redneck Manifesto gives us a vision of Dixieland as it exists nowand what it could become.
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Penguin Classics presents Herman Melvilles Moby-Dick. adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor William Hootkins. The frail gunwales bent in. collapsed. and snapped. as both jaws. like an enormous shears. sliding further aft. bit the craft completely in twain… Moby-Dick is one of the most expansive feats of imagination in the whole of literature: the mad. raging. Shakespearean tale of Captain Ahabs insane quest to kill a giant white whale that has taken his leg. and upon which he has sworn vengeance. at any cost. A creation unlike any other. this is an epic story of fatal monomania and the deepest dreams and obsessions of mankind. Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable. collectable. quality productions – perfect for on-the-go listening.
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