Autumn in Venice

Author: Andrea Di Robilant
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1101946660
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The acclaimed author of A Venetian Affair now gives us the remarkable story of Hemingway's love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there--a vivacious eighteen-year-old who inspired the man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work. In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called "a goddam wonderful city." He was a year shy of his fiftieth birthday and hadn't published a novel in nearly a decade. At a duck shoot in the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Di Robilant--whose great-uncle moved in Hemingway's revolving circle of bon vivants, aristocrats, and artists--re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship. Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; when the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, Adriana was there as he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. This illuminating story of writer and muse--which also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrity--is an intimate look at the fractured heart and changing art of Hemingway in his fifties.

Quotations of Ronald Reagan

Author: Ronald Reagan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781557090645
Format: PDF, ePub
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Collects quotes from the former president and offers a brief overview of his life.

Reagandoodle and Little Buddy

Author: Sandi Swiridoff
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736974652
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The moment Reagandoodle first set eyes on Little Buddy, he knew his world was about to change. What he didn't know, was that they'd brighten hearts all over the world. Told with warmth and a touch of humor by Reagan himself, fans of Reagandoodle and Little Buddy hear the true story of how one adopted dog and an eleven-month-old foster child develop an unforgettable friendship. To all the fans of @Reagandoodle and Little Buddy . . . the book is finally here! An uplifting tail of friendship, foster care, adoption, and hope. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to help support foster care families.

The Teacher s Calendar School Year 2003 2004

Author: Chase's Calendar of Events
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007141231X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Covering events from August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004, this unique reference helps educators in grades K-8 enhance their lesson plans in ways they never thought of before. Teachers will find a wealth of innovative ideas for lessons, bulletin boards, and school calendars on every page.

First Martyr of Liberty

Author: Mitch Kachun
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199731616
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First Martyr of Liberty explores how Crispus Attucks's death in the 1770 Boston Massacre, often cited as the first man to die in the American Revolution, led to his achieving mythic significance in African Americans' struggle to incorporate their experiences and heroes into the mainstream ofthe American historical narrative. While the other victims of the Massacre have been largely ignored, Attucks is widely celebrated as the first to die in the cause of freedom during the era of the American Revolution. He became a symbolic embodiment of black patriotism and citizenship. This book traces Attucks's career through both history and myth to understand how his public memory has been constructed through commemorations and monuments; institutions and organizations bearing his name; juvenile biographies; works of poetry, drama, and visual arts; popular and academichistories; and school textbooks. There will likely never be a definitive biography of Crispus Attucks since so little evidence exists about the man's actual life. While what can and cannot be known about Attucks is addressed here, the focus is on how he has been remembered - variously as either ahero or a villain - and why at times he has been forgotten by different groups and individuals from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Peoria Stories Tales from the Illinois Heartland

Author: Ken Zurski
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1937484254
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From Ken Zurski, author of The Wreck of the Columbia, comes a collection of stories about people and events which helped shape a city and region. Included are profiles of Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Lindbergh and many other famous and not so famous figures who played a part in the rich history of Peoria and Central Illinois. Incorporating important historical milestones like the first flights, the rise of the automobile, and radio’s early days, Zurski skillfully intertwines local and national perspectives into each story for a captivating trip back to the past. Peoria Stories will both enlighten and entertain.

Now Dig This

Author: Kellie Jones
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791351360
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated catalogue offers an in-depth survey of the incredibly vital but often overlooked legacy of Los Angeles's African American artists, featuring many never-before-seen works.

The Lepers of Molokai

Author: Charles Warren Stoddard
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Discusses the leper colony on Molokai and the work of Father Damien.