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Sophia's War

By Avi
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 144241443X
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 602
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Lives hang in the balance in this gripping Revolutionary War adventure from a beloved Newbery Medalist. In 1776, young Sophia Calderwood witnesses the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, which is newly occupied by the British army. Sophia is horrified by the event and resolves to do all she can to help the American cause. Recruited as a spy, she becomes a maid in the home of General Clinton, the supreme commander of the British forces in America. Through her work she becomes aware that someone in the American army might be switching sides, and she uncovers a plot that will grievously damage the Americans if it succeeds. But the identity of the would-be traitor is so shocking that no one believes her, and so Sophia decides to stop the treacherous plot herself, at great personal peril: She’s young, she’s a girl, and she’s running out of time. And if she fails, she’s facing an execution of her own. Master storyteller Avi shows exactly how personal politics can be in this “nail-biting thriller” (Publishers Weekly) that is rich in historical detail and rife with action.

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This book, from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, provides gifted and advanced learners challenging activities to master and engage with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts through four mini units. Each mini unit is packed with activities that enrich and extend grade-level ELA content for grade 5. Included texts have messages and characters that are developmentally suitable for students. Through higher order reasoning questions, resulting discussions, and student-created products associated with these texts, gifted and advanced students' needs are met while still maintaining messages and characters to which students can relate. Students will be exposed to themes such as the hero's journey, success from failure, journey as a symbol for change, and conflict. Each theme was chosen with advanced fifth-grade students in mind and their emerging need to learn more about themselves, their world, and how to work through adversity to accomplish their goals. Grade 5

Survival ... of the Fittest? - Sophias Überleben 2.0

By Alexa Frech
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : tredition
  • Isbn : 3743904446
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 594
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Sophia, eine Biologiestudentin im letzten Semester, bekommt durch einen vermeintlichen Zufall die Gelegenheit, in der Südsee als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in einem Meeresbiologischen Institut zu arbeiten. Bereits bei ihrer Ankunft ist sie von Mike, dem Sohn des Institutsleiters, gefesselt. Während sie mit menschlichen Vogelgenen arbeitet, genießt sie die Tauchgänge mit Bob, dem Hausdelphin des Institutes, der ihr in manch prekärer Lage hilft. Denn sie muss feststellen, dass die Evolution noch so manche ökologische Nische versteckt hält. Eine These, die bereits ihr von der Fachwelt belächelter Großvater propagiert hatte. Plötzlich befindet sich Sophia inmitten von Lebensraumstreitigkeiten zwischen bluthungrigen Vampiren, Riesengreifen und menschlichen Wissenschaftlern. Ihre Freundschaft zu Phil, einem menschlichen Greif und Todfeind der Vampire, und ihre Liebe zu Mike, seinerseits ein Vampir, macht ihre Lage nicht gerade einfacher. Survival of the fittest? Mit dieser Evolutionstheorie sieht sich Sophia nicht nur theoretisch konfrontiert.

Flashpoint Hagia Sophia

By Brian Croke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 100052275X
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 670
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Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia (‘Holy Wisdom’), or Ayasofya, is one of the world’s most visited buildings. Yet, few visitors have any idea of its long and complex story, or why it has always been a place where history, religion and politics collide. In July 2020, Turkish President Erdoğan set off an explosive controversy by announcing that Hagia Sophia would now be modified into a mosque. This decision provoked fierce criticism from UNESCO because Hagia Sophia was enjoying World Heritage Site benefits. The United States, the European Union, Russia and Greece all chimed in. However, Erdoğan’s action was wildly popular in Turkey, with its 99% Muslim population. Why is Hagia Sophia so important to modern Turkey? Why this provocative decision, and why now? How could all the international critics be ignored? Why does the world care so much about this old building? Why should it continue to care? This book explains President Erdoğan’s controversial decision in terms of Turkey’s national, independent and Islamic politics, and as a response to the mosque massacre in Christchurch in March 2019 when his life was threatened by the gunman. Any consideration of Hagia Sophia’s present and future also requires appreciation of the almost 1,500-year old story of this architectural marvel, from its inception as a church in 537 to its configuration as a mosque in 2020 and beyond. Because all world heritage sites depend on national management, Hagia Sophia will remain Turkey’s responsibility, but the international community is watching to ensure Turkey honours Hagia Sophia’s entire heritage, from the 6th century to the 21st century.

A War of Ideas

By Emma Vincent Macleod
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 0429841906
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 929
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The responses of British people to the French Revolution has recently received considerable attention from historians. British commentators often expressed a sense of the novelty and scale of European wars which followed, yet their views on this conflict have not yet attracted such thorough examination. This book offers a wide-ranging exploration of the attitudes of various groups of British people to the conflict during the 1790’s: the Government, their supporters and their opponents inside and outside Parliament, women, churchmen, and the broad mass of British public opinion. It presents the debate in England and Scotland provoked by the war both as the sequel to the French Revolution and as a distinct debate in itself. Emma Vincent Macleod argues that contemporaries saw this conflict as one of the first since the wars of religion to be significantly shaped by ideological hostility rather than solely by a struggle over strategic interests.

Go Traveling學好英語環遊世界

By LiveABC編輯群
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 希伯崙股份有限公司
  • Isbn : 986441187X
  • Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 460
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►購買完整紙本書請上:https://goo.gl/oE8sZV 超實用8大主題,出國旅行不能少! 行前準備 你能推薦一家不錯的青年旅舍嘛? 機場英語 你可以告訴我這趟飛行將會為我累積多少飛行里程嗎? 住宿英語 我們會晚一點到,請保留我們所預訂的房間。 餐廳英語 我們有八個人,有包廂的位子嗎? 交通英語 我可以在哪裡拿到路線圖呢? 購物英語 你們賣得最好的商品是什麼? 玩樂英語 你們提供哪些水上運動? 狀況英語 是否有任何副作用是我應該知道的呢? 以上這些出國英語必備句你都會嗎? 本書幫你結整彙整,一書在手暢遊無阻! 旅人詞彙心智圖+實用句+會話+旅遊資訊 依旅遊場景打造,讓你出國時,英語會聽、會說、能溝通! 自助旅遊人人愛,但是英語能力成阻礙?! 有旅遊經驗的人不難發現,跟團旅遊有其便利性,而自助旅行往往能夠更深地認識當地環境及人文,自己參照旅遊指南、網路資訊或地圖走遍各地時,自然而然地會對整個遊覽的城市或地區更有概念,也能有更多機會親身接觸當地的人事物。英語是國際共通的語言,想要自助旅行的人免不了用英語與人溝通,這時候如果有足夠的英語能力,整趟旅遊的順暢度和愉悅度將大大提昇! 『旅人詞彙心智圖』聯想式學習法,英語學的快又好! 本書共8大旅遊主題、47個情境單元,涵蓋旅行時會遇到的各種情境,從行前安排、旅遊相關諮詢及訂機票等,到搭機、住宿、餐飲、交通、 購物、娛樂活動及旅遊時的各種突發狀況,不論是旅遊行前或旅遊途中的所有大小事,都一應俱全。本書特別設計了「旅人詞彙心智圖」,以聯想歸納的方式記憶單字及詞彙,並提供實用句、真人影片會話及補充相關旅遊資訊,在學習英語的同時,也能拓展旅遊視野及知識。 「旅人詞彙心智圖」記單字及詞彙更有效率 每個單元依主題以「心智圖」(Mind Map)的方式整理相關字詞,透過聯想與歸納來幫助記憶,讓學習能夠更有系統且有效率。 針對特定詞彙,我們亦提供了詳細說明,讓您不但認識單字的意思,也了解其相關資訊。 旅行必備常用句,要會說的、該聽懂的,這裡通通有! 分「旅人要會說」及「旅人要聽懂」兩個部分的常用句,學習如何實際應用「心智圖」中所學的詞彙(句中以黃色塊標示)。另外特別提供可作替換的詞彙,幫助讀者舉一反三、學得更多。 『Speak Out 旅人要會說』精采例句 n 我們一行人中有幾位小孩;你 們是否備有兒童座椅呢? We have a few kids in our party; do you have child seating available? n 不好意思,三位的話,要等多久? Excuse me, what’s the wait time for a party of three? n 用走的大概要多久才會到達海邊? How long would it take to get to the beach on foot? n 免稅商品跟正常訂價的價差是多少? What is the price difference between duty-free items and regularly priced items? n 我想要租借這個展覽的語音導覽。 I’d like to purchase an audio guide for this exhibit. 『Listen Up 旅人要聽懂』精采例句 n 我將帶領這個旅行團,我會在外面的巴士站等大家抵達。 I’m leading the tour group and I’ll be waiting outside the bus station for everyone to arrive. n 您的機上餐點想要選雞肉飯還是麵呢? For your in-flight meal, would you like chicken with rice or the noodles? n 各位女士、先生請注意,有一班航班已變更。海洋航空第815號班機現在將會從 F44號登機門啟航。 Ladies and gentlemen, we have a gate change. Oceanic Flight 815 will now depart from gate F44. n 晚安,我是打來跟您確認您下星期五晚上到星期日的預約。 Good evening, I’m calling to confirm your reservation for next Friday night until the following Sunday. n 請將您的行動電話轉為靜音並 請不要在這個展區內拍照。 Put your cell phones on silent and please refrain from taking pictures in this exhibit. 真人影片、互動家教,看看老外怎麼說! 全書的主題對話都拍攝成真人影片,邊看影片邊學習道地的口說英語,彷彿身歷其境、遍遊各地。 對話中的實用單字、片語及慣用語等,也詳盡解說並適時提供相關補充,讓讀者能深入了解其用法及含意。 「旅人加油站」延伸補充增加學習樂趣! 每個單元都精心規劃了與各主題相關的延伸學習,包括圖解單字、好用句、旅遊資訊及情報等,讓您為旅程做好準備的同時,也能增添旅遊常識。 ►購買完整紙本書請上:https://goo.gl/oE8sZV 目錄介紹 Chapter 1: Before the Trip 行前準備 1-1 Planning a Trip 旅遊計畫 1-2 A Change of Plans 變更行程 1-3 Arranging a Trip to Europe 安排歐洲旅行 1-4 Vacation: Off on His Own 選擇自助旅行 1-5 A Cruise Vacation 諮詢遊輪假期 1-6 Booking Airline Tickets 訂機票 1-7 Making the Resort Reservation 度假村飯店訂房 1-8 Getting Ready for the Trip 行前準備 Chapter 2: Flying 搭機 2-1 Checking In at the Airport 機場辦理登機 2-2 Overbooking 航班超賣 2-3 In the Departures Terminal 在出境航廈 2-4 Flight Delay 班機延誤 2-5 In Flight 在機艙裡 2-6 Arrival 入境 2-7 Lost Baggage 行李遺失 Chapter 3: Accommodations 住宿 3-1 Checking In 辦理入住 3-2 Checking Into a Youth Hostel 入住青年旅館 3-3 Hotel Facilities and Amenities 詢問飯店設施 3-4 Checking Out 辦理退房 Chapter 4: Dining 餐飲 4-1 Making a Reservation 餐廳訂位 4-2 Dining without a Reservation 無事先訂位 4-3 Waiting for a Table 現場候位 4-4 Ordering in a Restaurant 點菜 4-5 In the Mood for Pizza 點披薩 4-6 Italian Food 義大利餐點 4-7 Ordering Fast Food 速食店點餐 4-8 A Coffee-Shop Adventure 咖啡探索之旅 Chapter 5: Transportation 交通 5-1 Asking for Directions 問路 5-2 Renting a Car 租車 5-3 Taking a Train or Subway 搭火車或地鐵 5-4 Riding the Bus 搭公車/巴士 Chapter 6: Shopping 購物 6-1 Shopping for Clothes 購買服飾 6-2 Buying a Smartphone 購買手機 6-3 Souvenir Store 紀念品店 6-4 At the Supermarket 超市購物 6-5 Returns and Refunds 商品退換貨 6-6 Duty-Free Shopping 免稅店購物 6-7 Tax Refund 海外退稅 Chapter 7: Entertainment 娛樂活動 7-1 Tourist Information 旅遊資訊 7-2 Museum / Art Gallery 博物館/美術館 7-3 The Amusement Park 遊樂園 7-4 Water Activities 水上活動 7-5 Aquarium Adventure 海生館 7-6 A Day at the Zoo 動物園 Chapter 8: Emergency 突發狀況 8-1 A Doctor Visit 就醫 8-2 At the Drugstore 藥妝店 8-3 An Unfortunate Theft 物品遺失 【使用Q&A】 ►如果您無法順利下載或閱讀本書:https://goo.gl/wujhLH ►如何撥放音檔: Step1. 請確定書本為[有聲版]或[無音檔]的純書版,僅[有聲版]可使用音檔功能 Step2. [有聲版]叢書在尚未完成下載狀況下,必須透過網路連線收聽,請保持手機為online狀態。 ►如何離線閱讀:http://goo.gl/mq9Afw ►如何下載圖書:http://goo.gl/k3HjRv ►如何申請退費:http://goo.gl/Qzb9Zw ►超過2小時退費:http://goo.gl/zuGrDc ►更多圖書使用者須知:http://goo.gl/P9pWuY ►讀者服務信箱:service@liveabc.com

Voice of the Silenced Peoples in the Global Cold War

By Anna Mazurkiewicz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110661004
  • Pages : 463
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 964
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According to its members, exiled political leaders from nine east European countries, the ACEN was an umbrella organization—a quasi-East European parliament in exile—composed of formerly prominent statesmen who strove to maintain the case of liberation of Eastern Europe from the Soviet yoke on the agenda of international relations. Founded by the Free Europe Committee, from 1954 to 1971 the ACEN tried to lobby for Eastern European interests on the U.S. political scene, in the United Nations and the Council of Europe. Furthermore, its activities can be traced to Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. However, since it was founded and sponsored by the Free Europe Committee (most commonly recognized as the sponsor of the Radio Free Europe), the ACEN operations were obviously influenced and monitored by the Americans (CIA, Department of State). This book argues that despite the émigré leadership's self-restraint in expressing criticism of the U.S. foreign policy, the ACEN was vulnerable to, and eventually fell victim of, the changes in the American Cold War policies. Notwithstanding the termination of Free Europe’s support, ACEN members reconstituted their operations in 1972 and continued their actions until 1989. Based on a through archival research (twenty different archives in the U.S. and Europe, interviews, published documents, memoirs, press) this book is a first complete story of an organization that is quite often mentioned in publications related to the operations of the Free Europe Committee but hardly ever thoroughly studied.

Jefferson's War

By Joseph Wheelan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Isbn : 0786740205
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 477
  • File Pdf: jefferson-s-war.pdf

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Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America's war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that support it. The Barbary pirates, a Muslim enemy from Tripoli, attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity. Jefferson ordered the U.S. Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel "force with force." The Barbary War was also a proving ground for such young officers as William Bainbridge, Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, and David Porter -key players in the impending War of 1812 against Great Britain.

Women Write Back

By Stephanie Mathilde Hilger
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Isbn : 9042025786
  • Pages : 175
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 728
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"Women Write Back explores late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century women's responses to texts written by well-known Enlightenment figures. Stephanie Hilger investigates the authorial strategies employed by Karoline von Gunderrode, Ellis Cornelia Knight, Julie de Krudener, and Helen Maria Williams, whose works engage Voltaire's Mahomet, Johnson's Rasselas, Goethe's Werther, and Rousseau's Julie. The analysis of these women's texts sheds light on the literary culture of a period that deemed itself not only enlightened but also egalitarian."--BOOK JACKET.

Unexpected Destinations: Boxed Set

By Lyn Cote
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lyn Cote
  • Isbn : 1386722952
  • Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 703
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This boxed set includes two novellas: For Sophia's Heart and Winter Homecoming. For Sophia’s Heart~A penniless but pretty girl...a wealthy young man on his way to war--what could draw them into a marriage of convenience? In April 1898, Sophia Schiffler boards a train and meets Gannon Moore, both on their way to Chicago. Gannon is going to withdraw from the university to enlist in the Spanish American War. Teddy Roosevelt is gathering his rough riders to invade Cuba. Mourning the recent loss of his sister, Gannon is shocked when Sophia reveals she is going to marry a man she's never met. When this suitor doesn't meet Sophia at Union Station as planned, what they discover there catapults Sophia into a situation she could never have imagined. Over the next months with Sophia in Chicago and Gannon preparing for war in Florida, they exchange letters written from their hearts. In the fall, Gannon returns from war, a changed man. The course of true love never runs smooth. And life has a way of turning tables on two young people in love. Their springtime love endured separation and a war. Will it survive a winter of reality? For Sophia’s Daughter~A rich man’s daughter and a logger’s son--what could bring them together in the wintry northwoods? Catching a freight train out of Chicago is no way to spend Christmas Day. The Depression has cost Will Gustafson his classy wife, executive job and high society life. Now he’s heading home to the northwoods of Wisconsin to face the “I told you so’s” he deserves. On the freight train a homeless little boy attaches himself to Will like a lost puppy. On the day after Christmas in her Model T, Mrs. Cass Moore Newton picks up Will and the boy and takes them home with her. Is she crazy? But a new widow, she needs a handyman to help her weather the winter in her isolated cabin. She’s concealed her “delicate” condition from everyone, including her parents, but can’t deceive Will. He fights his growing attraction to this good but stubborn woman—so unlike the wife who divorced him. The three of them become an unlikely “family.” Yet what will happen when the snow melts and all their secrets are revealed? Keywords: Keywords: historical 20th century romance, family saga women, historical romance, christian historical romance, clean historical romance books, clean historical romance series, christian historical ebooks

The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902: 963 Days

By Pieter G Cloete
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : African Sun Media
  • Isbn : 0620963549
  • Pages : 414
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 481
  • File Pdf: the-anglo-boer-war-1899-1902.pdf

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Since the start of the Anglo-Boer War today 120 years ago thousands of publications, written or typed reports and other creations have been produced to narrate the war events, express opinions on its origins, causes, course, results and legacy and on participants in the struggle. This process is ongoing, since the debate amongst both professional historians and interested amateurs on exactly what happened and why is still raging and new information on the war still crops up. The history of the Anglo-Boer War is truly a neverending discourse. As the author of a number of books on the war, I have consulted hundreds of both published and unpublished sources. Some were of limited value, but a small percentage of the published books were of such high value that they formed part of a small stack of books that found a permanent home on my desktop while I was in the writing process. Pieter Cloete’s The Anglo-Boer War – A Chronology, both the original English version and the enlarged Afrikaans version published in 2010, was always part of that stack. It is to me a privilege to write a foreword for the user-friendly and meticulously researched book. It not only contains a wealth of information but a detailed source list and an extensive index. There are few, if any, more helpful reference books on the war and thus represents an essential resource to anyone with a more than superficial interest in the Anglo-Boer War. DR JACKIE GROBLER Historian and author Recently retired after 40 years at the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, The University of Pretoria.