Read the book that inspired the famous film franchise in this wonderfully funny picture book. Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig's SHREK!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the planet is what you consider ordinary.
Twelve Years a Slave
The year was 1841. That "Peculiar Institution" of slavery was running full bore in the south. Solomon Northup, age 33, a well-educated black man who was born into freedom, resided with his wife and three children in his native state of New York. Solomon was kidnapped and sold into slavery in our nation's capital...Washington, D.C. The perpetrators of this crime, in order to sell Solomon, insisted he was an escaped slave from Georgia. Whenever Solomon protested and declared himself a free man, he was terribly beaten...once near to death. Solomon was sold and transported to Louisiana where he spent twelve long years of suffering, degradation, whippings and hard labor as a slave. For fear of his life, he had to give up the idea of convincing his masters and others that he was actually a free man and a citizen of New York and he resigned himself to the accept the life of a slave. But, through his years of captivity, he never once stopped believing that one day... he would be freed and again become united with his family in New York. The enslavement of the black race was an everyday fact of life from the earliest settlement of this country up to the end of the Civil War, which brought a close to this shameful period of our history. In the 1840's there were many... very many white people who opposed this concept of forced labor and the maltreatment of fellow human beings. The voices of these abolitionists were becoming louder and louder not only in the north where slavery was practically non-existent, but even in the heart of the south also. One of these, Samuel Bass, a Canadian by birth, put his own life in jeopardy to free Solomon. This book gives, in chilling detail, an account of a way of life that hopefully will never, ever, occur again in this great country... the "Land of the Free!" This book is part of the Historical Collection of Badgley Publishing Company and has been re-created from the original. The original contents have been edited and corrections have been made to original printing, spelling and grammatical errors when not in conflict with the author’s intent to portray a particular event or interaction. Annotations have been made and additional content has been added by Badgley Publishing Company in order to clarify certain historical events or interactions and to enhance the author’s content. Photos and illustrations from the original have been touched up, enhanced and sometimes enlarged for better viewing. Additional illustrations and photos have been added by Badgley Publishing Company.
Dear Mister Bollywood
Dear Mister Bollywood is a letter to the most famous man in India, Shah Rukh Khan. This letter spins off into Rina’s life story of her struggle to survive and her hunger to succeed, but not at any price. Rina is set to make it big her way, without compromising on her principles. She won’t sell her soul. She meets adversities and defeat. She is on quest for success, a journey that she has taken to find her destiny in life and make something of herself. This journey brings her to an encounter with her beloved hero Shah Rukh Khan and then to life in Mumbai where she tries to make it big it in Bollywood. Although she fails, she still loves India, Bollywood, and Shah Rukh Khan, but she also realizes that she is actually on a journey to learn to love herself. This book is meant to inspire people to live with passion, pursue their dreams, and never give up on innocence, truth, and justice.
Not Fade Away
George Gastin is a Bay Area tow-truck operator who wrecks cars as part of an insurance scam. One of the cars he is hired to demolish is a snow-white Cadillac that was supposed to be a present for the Big Bopper, who died in the Iowa plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. Gastin has a change of heart and takes off in the car, heading for Texas where the Bopper is buried. Armed with a thousand hits of Benzedrine and chased by adversaries real and imagined, Gastin navigates a road trip that covers many miles and states of mind. Traveling in time from the Beat era to the dawn of the sixties, from the coffeehouses of North Beach to the open plains of America, Gastin picks up some extraordinary hitchhikers: the self-proclaimed "world's greatest salesman," the Reverend Double-Gone Johnson, and a battered housewife with a box of old 45s. As the miles and sleepless hours roll by, Gastin's trip becomes a blur of fantasy and reality fueled by a soundtrack of classic rock 'n' roll.
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Ten years ago Sayre Lynch escaped from her small Louisiana hometown. Now she must return to Destiny to bury her brother, and confront her manipulative father and the painful memories she attempted to flee. As investigators raise questions about the nature of Danny's death, Sayre examines the turbulent relationships within her own family. Complicating her attempts to learn exactly how her brother died is Beck Merchant, her father's brilliant and canny attorney, who seems every bit as corrupt as her father. Yet despite her low opinion of Beck, Sayre finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. Tension between the workforce and management is mounting in Sayre's father's steel mill. While another hotbed of lies, secrecy and depravity smoulders and then ignites within his own family . . .
Let s Sing and Learn in French
A collection of 20 original songs that help children learn basic vocabulary and pronunciation. Illustrated lyrics book and cassette.
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Theodore J. Kaczynski - a.k.a 'The Unabomber' - is notoriously famed as the mastermind behind one of the longest and most publicised terror campaigns in US history. Between 1978 and 1995, he sent 16 bombs to targets including universities, airlines and The New York Times, killing three people and injuring 23. The ideas expressed by Kaczynski before and after his capture raise crucial issues concerning the evolution and future of society. For the first time, the reader will have access to an uncensored personal account of his anti-technology philosophy.
Applied Magic is a selection of Dion Fortune's writings on the practical applications of magical and esoteric techniques. The whole of existence is not just what our five senses can comprehend. There is a whole kingdom of mind and spirit that comes from another plane of existence -- the cosmos -- where mystics and poets have gone to reach another kind of knowing. Everyone has the ability to access these invisible planes of existence -- and to bring themselves into harmony with the great Cosmic Forces. Fortune also discusses practical applications, the group mind, the psychology of ritual, the three kinds of reality, and people who have been involved in esoteric study. She provides invaluable guidance to anyone intent on increasing inner awareness. She declares, "Esoteric tradition admits of no exclusiveness; it sees all religions as the expressions of our spirit rather than the personal revelation of a jealous God to His chosen people. It suffers from neither superstitious awe nor bigoted fear". This edition includes a glossary that defines terms used in the study of the Western Mystery Tradition when she was teaching her group in London, a new introduction by Gareth Knight, and an index.