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Nan's Journey

Desperate to save her life and that of her five-year-old brother, Nan packs and flees an abusive home, embarking on a journey that will test her faith, determination, and spirit. Set in the 1800s, Nan’s Journey, follows Nan and her brother, Elmer, as they seek safety.Desperate to save her life and that of her five-year-old brother, Nan packs and flees an abusive home, embarking on a journey that will test her faith, determination, and spirit. Set in the 1800s, Nan’s Journey, follows Nan and her brother, Elmer, as they seek safety and find refuge and hope in the arms of a family of strangers—including Fred Young, a disgruntled preacher turned mountain man, who reaches out to help, only to find a hope and love renewed in his own heart. In her first novel, author Elaine Littau weaves memorable characters into the vivid background of the wild, unsettled heart of America, presenting readers with the timeless struggle of overcoming adversity, and seeking hope above all through Nan’s Journey
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When I Met Crazy in the Morning: Mae's Tale

Short story based on the characters in the novel Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey. Told from the point of view of Mae, Josephine's neighbor, who tries to determine if Josephine is dead or alive the morning after her wreck.This anthology comprises NMIT’s second Time to Write short story contest. The 600 to 1000 word entries came from 12 to 17 year olds, adults, and NMIT students. Each was judged by a panel of Bachelor of Writing and Publishing lecturers and the winners announced at the Time to Write festival launch on Monday 27 May 2013. Inside are stories about wounded soldiers, giant dragons and cake baking. There are others about adultery, ghosts and love. They were imagined by both young and more experienced minds, but all have been written with imagination and care. Enjoy.
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Child of Time

A tale of a young man and the new world he finds himself thrust into. What Kiyan knew about himself comes into doubt, his peaceful life must be left behind for a war. His heritage makes him an important element in the war that ravages the known universe. His actions can alter the futures for the better of for the worse. Some desisions could mean the fate of our universe. Kiyan is caught up in a war that he didn't start because of a vision seen through the mists of time. It is decreed that he will be the one who will end the war once and for all. Along the way he makes friends and enemies. Explores his powers and learns of the known races. Time becomes a weapon but it is a sword that can cut both ways. What is, what was and what might have been or yet will be hang in the balance. In the end, there is only one choice.
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Film Form

Twelve essays written between 1928 and 1945 that demonstrate key points in the development of Eisenstein's film theory and in particular his analysis of the sound-film medium. Edited, translated, and with an Introduction by Jay Leyda; Index; photographs and diagrams.
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The History of Soul 2065

"This is storytelling at the top of the heap."—Jane Yolen, winner of the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement"Powerful and dreamlike, this intergenerational meditation on family, mortality, and hope is far more than the sum of its parts."—Publishers Weekly, starred review"Achingly familiar and wonderfully strange."­—Samuel R. Delany, Hugo and Nebula Award winner"Plunge into The History of Soul 2065, there's nothing like it."—Jeffrey Ford, World Fantasy Award winnerMonths before World War I breaks out, two young Jewish girls just on the edge of adolescence—one from a bustling Russian city, the other from a German estate—meet in an eerie, magical forest glade. They are immediately drawn to one another and swear an oath to meet again. Though war and an ocean will separate the two for the rest of...
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Why Trust Science?

Why the social character of scientific knowledge is the reason why we can trust itDo doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should we trust science when our own politicians don't? In this landmark book, Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength—and the greatest reason we can trust it.Tracing the history and philosophy of science from the late nineteenth century to today, Oreskes explains that, contrary to popular belief, there is no single scientific method. Rather, the trustworthiness of scientific claims derives from the social process by which they are rigorously vetted. This process is not perfect—nothing ever is when humans are involved—but she draws vital lessons from cases where...
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The Extraordinary eTab of Julian Newcomber

Twelve-year-old Julian Newcomber knows he has a fitting—what the smart folks call apropos—last name. His family moves constantly due to his Dad's quirky inventions, which have a habit of misbehaving and blowing up the family home. So he's always been the new kid in school. Now firmly settled in a peaceful and close-knit community, Julian believes he's finally found a home, not to mention a safe haven from his father's calamities. That is, until a vaguely familiar 20-year-old man walks out of the bedroom closet, and identifies himself as future Julian. It turns out that his father's latest contraption, the eTab, alters time. So Grown-Up Julian decided to take a joyride into the past and dropped his cell phone on a Civil War battlefield. (Who wouldn't want to see Pickett's Charge, after all?) With his own eTab too low on juice to take him all the way back to his own time, Grown-Up Julian needs Young Julian to locate a quantity of Cucumium so he can go back to the Civil...
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Court of Lies

From Gerry Spence, one of America's greatest trial attorneys and the New York Times bestselling author of How to Argue and Win Every Time, comes an explosive courtroom thriller of murder, passion, and the twists and treachery of law and justice. Lillian Adams is going on trial for the murder of her wealthy husband before Judge John Murray, to whom she has been like a daughter since childhood. Despite this long, shared history, both the prosecutor and defense attorney agree that Murray should sit on the case, and Murray himself knows he must. For he believes that if he steps down and another judge is appointed, there will be little hope for Lillian. The prosecutor is a sadistic psychopath who will pervert the law to convict Lillian and do everything in his power to hurt Judge Murray. And Murray must save Lillian.Gerry Spence takes readers through shocking twists and suspenseful courtroom scenes that only the great maestro of the courtroom himself...
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Graphic Design

Our bestselling introduction to graphic design is now available in a revised and updated edition. In Graphic Design: The New Basics, bestselling author Ellen Lupton (Thinking with Type, Type on Screen) and design educator Jennifer Cole Phillips explain the key concepts of visual language that inform any work of design, from logo or letterhead to a complex website. Through visual demonstrations and concise commentary, students and professionals explore the formal elements of twodimensional design, such as point, line, plane, scale, hierarchy, layers, and transparency.This revised edition replaces sixty-four pages of the original publication with new content, including new chapters on visualizing data, typography, modes of representation, and Gestalt principles, and adds sixteen pages of new student and professional work covering such topics as working with grids and designing with color.
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Amor Vincit Omnia (Original English Version)

We use the word "love" as though we were intimately acquainted with its definition. After all, we all love many people as well as many other things. We love our parents, family, friends, pets, cars and, those truly lucky among us, our professions and jobs. But who among us can clearly define what constitutes true love with its most powerful, transformative ability for those lucky enough to encounter it? Who can say with certainty that they will love for a lifetime with the same intensity of a new love and maintain that same intensity? This short story focuses with humor on a theme of vital importance in both fiction and in life: the transcendental power of true love that can literally change our lives forever in an instant, wherever and however we come to find it.
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A Land Torn

Now edited by an actual editor. Many thanks to Robin S. Enter a tale of intrigue, secrets, betrayals, and a continent on the verge of falling apart. Woven from a number of characters, each with their own hopes, fears, and dreams, the story chronicles the birth of a new age in Den'dra. A teenaged boy awakens one morning after a nightmare and sees it coming to pass in the waking world. He takes flight to escape a terrible fate. The Asgare, a fabled assassin that vanished fifteen years ago, has a surprise encounter that precipitates a trek across the land in search of his son. A dragon patrolling the border between draconic and human lands discovers a human child that is not all it seems. A princess watches her father's health decline and dreads the consequences held in her future. Their goals are not as disconnected as would first appear. In the end, they must all rely on each other to survive the coming trials.
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The Red City: A Novel of the Second Administration of President Washington

Leopold Classic Library is delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive collection. As part of our on-going commitment to delivering value to the reader, we have also provided you with a link to a website, where you may download a digital version of this work for free. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. Whilst the books in this collection have not been hand curated, an aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature. As a result of this book being first published many decades ago, it may have occasional imperfections. These imperfections may include poor picture quality, blurred or missing text. While some of these imperfections may have appeared in the original work, others may have resulted from the scanning process that has been applied. However, our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. While some publishers have applied optical character recognition (OCR), this approach has its own drawbacks, which include formatting errors, misspelt words, or the presence of inappropriate characters. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with an experience that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic book, and that the occasional imperfection that it might contain will not detract from the experience.
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