his very best

His Very Best
Author: Jonathan Alter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2020-09-29
Pages: 800
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure—ridiculed and later revered—with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, a flawed but underrated president of decency and vision who was committed to telling the truth to the American people. Growing up in one of the meanest counties in the Jim Crow South, Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the nineteenth; his presidency put him at the center of major events in the twentieth; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter traces how he evolved from a timid, bookish child—raised mostly by a black woman farmhand—into an ambitious naval nuclear engineer writing passionate, never-before-published love letters from sea to his wife and full partner, Rosalynn; a peanut farmer and civic leader whose guilt over staying silent during the civil rights movement and not confronting the white terrorism around him helped power his quest for racial justice at home and abroad; an obscure, born-again governor whose brilliant 1976 campaign demolished the racist wing of the Democratic Party and took him from zero percent to the presidency; a stubborn outsider who failed politically amid the bad economy of the 1970s and the seizure of American hostages in Iran but succeeded in engineering peace between Israel and Egypt, amassing a historic environmental record, moving the government from tokenism to diversity, setting a new global standard for human rights, and normalizing relations with China among other unheralded and far-sighted achievements. After leaving office, Carter eradicated diseases, built houses for the poor, and taught Sunday school into his mid-nineties. This engrossing, monumental biography will change our understanding of perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history.

Alfie And His Very Best Friend
Author: Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Red Fox
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Pages: 32
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Alfie and Bernard are very best friends and together they have lots of adventures. Join them as they go to the library, take part in scooter races and make a very special club with only two special members!A heart-warming tale of friendship by the award-winning Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.

The Best Hunting Stories Ever Told
Author: Jay Cassell
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Pages: 576
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Top hunters and writers contribute to this exciting new adventure series!

Horace  The Best Of Lyrick Poets   Some Of His Odes And Epodes Translated By Sir T  Hawkins      Together With A  Persius Flaccus His Satyres  Translated Into English By B  Holyday
Author: Horace
Publisher:
Release Date: 1650
Pages:
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The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told
Author: Nick Lyons
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Pages: 576
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Top fishermen and writers contribute to this exciting new adventure series!

The Very Best Of Kate Elliott
Author: Kate Elliott
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Pages: 384
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Strong heroines and riveting storytelling are the hallmark of groundbreaking fantasy author Kate Elliott (Crown of Stars, Crossroads). Her long-awaited first collection showcases twenty years of her finest work. Captured here are many of Elliott’s previously out-of-print tales, four previously unpublished essays, and a brand new Crossroads story, “On the Dying Winds of the Old Year and the Birthing Winds of the New.” Elliott's bold adventuresses, complex quests, noble sacrifices, and hard-won victories shine in classic, compact legends. In “The Memory of Peace,” a girl’s powerful emotions rouse the magic of a city devastated by war. Meeting in “The Queen’s Garden,” two princesses unite to protect their kingdom from the blind ambition of their corrupted father. While “Riding the Shore of the River of Death” a chieftain’s daughter finds an unlikely ally on her path to self-determination. Elliott’s many readers, as well as fantasy fans in search of powerful stories featuring well-drawn female characters, will revel in this unique gathering of truly memorable tales.

His Very Convenient Bride
Author: Sophie Pembroke
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Pages: 256
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From bridesmaid to bride… Stepping into her sister's place at the altar beside gorgeous tycoon Flynn Ashton, Helena Morrison hopes saying ''I do" and uniting their two families will finally be enough to redeem her in her father's eyes. It has nothing to do with the fact that she's always held a special place in her heart for her childhood crush! But after embarking on the perfect Tuscan honeymoon, their paper marriage dissolves to ash as an unexpected heat flares between them… Dare Helena dream that this convenient marriage could be the fresh start they've both been searching for?

Essay On The Utility Of Collecting The Best Works Of The Ancient Engravers Of The Italian School
Author: George Cumberland
Publisher:
Release Date: 1827
Pages: 538
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In The Best Families
Author: Rex Stout
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: 2010-07-21
Pages: 272
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The aging millionairess has a problem: where is her young playboy husband getting all his money? To help find the answer, Archie infiltrates a party at her palatial estate. But her late-night murder ruins the festive mood . . . and a letter bomb from a powerful crime boss makes Nero Wolfe do the unthinkable—run for his life. Suddenly Archie finds himself on his own, trying to find a killer without the help of his old mentor. For to all appearances, Wolfe has vanished. The career of the world’s most famous detective has ended in cowardice and disgrace . . . or has it? Introduction by Patricia Sprinkle “It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.

Right Before His Very Eyes
Author: Donovan Russell
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 306
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This is a story about people whose ancient way of life is threatened by social upheaval and violence. It is a story of Africans (black, brown and white) during the convulsive height of apartheid – made worse by the great power struggle for Africa during the incredible Cold War. It is a story of people caught in something they do not understand. But, the story is about more than this. It is also about the dilemmas that people have when face to face with a vastly different culture. It is about their helplessness as events wash over them, as modernization steals their children and as hard times reach into their homes. The story is also about the suffering of ordinary people when “big men” step into the breach in Africa, to exploit, intimidate and struggle with each other for power and riches. Issues of socioeconomic development come alive through the story. People’s lives are seen in relation to the initiatives of development organizations. But this is not a story entirely about the negative side of life. It is told through the touching lives of people who manage remarkably well. It is a story of people from vastly different backgrounds who have hope where there is little room for it, civil relations where there should be antagonism, patience in the face of extreme frustration and who trust in an atmosphere of suspicion. The story is at times even amusing. It takes place in a complicated, fascinating and overwhelmingly beautiful part of the world.