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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316032379
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The fearsome foursome is back in the second installment of the New York Times bestselling series praised by Rick Riordan! The Mysterious Benedict Society is up against a new mission, significantly closer to home. After reuniting for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search--a search to find Mr. Benedict. It seems that while he was preparing the kids' adventure, he stepped right into a trap orchestrated by his evil twin Mr. Curtain. With only one week to find a captured Mr. Benedict, the gifted foursome faces their greatest challenge of all--a challenge that will reinforce the reasons they were brought together in the first place and will require them to fight for the very namesake that united them.

A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #1: A Dastardly Plot

A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #1: A Dastardly Plot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Healy
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A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #1: A Dastardly Plot by Christopher Healy Summary

A rip-roaring, hilarious alternate-history adventure starring the world’s most famous inventors—and its most forgotten. From the author of the beloved Hero’s Guide series, Christopher Healy. It's 1883—the Age of Invention! A time when great men like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Nicola Tesla, and George Eastman work to turn the country into a land of limitless opportunity. And it all happens at the world famous Inventor’s Guild headquarters in New York City—a place where a great idea, a lot of hard work, and a little bit of luck can find you rubbing elbows with these gods of industry who will usher humanity into the future. Unless, of course, you’re a woman. Molly Pepper, daughter of brilliant but unknown inventor Cassandra Pepper, lives with her mother in New York. By day, they make ends meet running a pickle shop; but by night, they toil and dream of Cassandra taking her place among the most famous inventors in America. In an attempt to find a way to exhibit Cass’s work at the World’s Fair, they break into the Inventor's Guild, where they discover a mysterious plot to destroy New York. The evidence points to the involvement of one of the world’s most famous inventors, and now it’s up to Molly, Cassandra, and a shop hand named Emmett Lee to uncover the truth—even if no one will ever know it was they who did it. “Christopher Healy, author of the Hero’s Guide series, knows how to tell a good story. He’s done it again with the adventures of a determined girl named Molly Pepper.”—Brightly, Best Middle Grade Books of Fall 2018

A Perilous Path

A Perilous Path Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sherrilyn Ifill,Loretta Lynch,Bryan Stevenson,Anthony C. Thompson
Editor: The New Press
ISBN: 1620973960
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A Perilous Path by Sherrilyn Ifill,Loretta Lynch,Bryan Stevenson,Anthony C. Thompson Summary

A no-holds-barred, red-hot discussion of race in America today from some of the leading names in the field, including the bestselling author of Just Mercy This blisteringly candid discussion of the American dilemma in the age of Trump brings together the head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the former attorney general of the United States, a bestselling author and death penalty lawyer, and a star professor for an honest conversation the country desperately needs to hear. Drawing on their collective decades of work on civil rights issues as well as personal histories of rising from poverty and oppression, these leading lights of the legal profession and the fight for racial justice talk about the importance of reclaiming the racial narrative and keeping our eyes on the horizon as we work for justice in an unjust time. Covering topics as varied as “the commonality of pain,” “when lawyers are heroes,” and the concept of an “equality dividend” that is due to people of color for helping America brand itself internationally as a country of diversity and acceptance, Ifill, Lynch, Stevenson, and Thompson also explore topics such as “when did ‘public’ become a dirty word” (hint, it has something to do with serving people of color), “you know what Jeff Sessions is going to say,” and “what it means to be a civil rights lawyer in the age of Trump.” Building on Stevenson’s hugely successful Just Mercy, Lynch’s national platform at the Justice Department, Ifill’s role as one of the leading defenders of civil rights in the country, and the occasion of Thompson’s launch of a new center on race, inequality, and the law at the NYU School of Law, A Perilous Path will speak loudly and clearly to everyone concerned about America’s perpetual fault line.

Journey of 200

Journey of 200 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wilbur
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1664161201
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This book is about a boy named Guillaume and his two sisters Catherine and Madeline. The sisters are also his companions, and they are there for him. This book is about a long dangerous and intense journey on a path from India to China. The journey transforms the group’s hopes and dreams, and they acquire allies and enemies along the journey.

Desperate Passage

Desperate Passage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ethan Rarick
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199756704
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In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive shelter. The conclusion is known: by spring of the next year, the Donner Party was synonymous with the most harrowing extremes of human survival. But until now, the full story of what happened, what it tells us about human nature and about America's westward expansion, remained shrouded in myth. Drawing on fresh archaeological evidence, recent research on topics ranging from survival rates to snowfall totals, and heartbreaking letters and diaries made public by descendants a century-and-a-half after the tragedy, Ethan Rarick offers an intimate portrait of the Donner party and their unimaginable ordeal: a mother who must divide her family, a little girl who shines with courage, a devoted wife who refuses to abandon her husband, a man who risks his life merely to keep his word. But Rarick resists both the gruesomely sensationalist accounts of the Donner party as well as later attempts to turn the survivors into archetypal pioneer heroes. "The Donner Party," Rarick writes, "is a story of hard decisions that were neither heroic nor villainous. Often, the emigrants displayed a more realistic and typically human mixture of generosity and selfishness, an alloy born of necessity." A fast-paced, heart-wrenching, clear-eyed narrative history, A Desperate Hope casts new light on one of America's most horrific encounters between the dream of a better life and the harsh realities such dreams so often must confront.

A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #3: The Final Gambit

A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #3: The Final Gambit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Healy
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A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #3: The Final Gambit by Christopher Healy Summary

The thrilling conclusion to Christopher Healy's funny, action-packed, acclaimed alt-history adventure! It is 1884, and Molly and Cassandra Pepper, Emmett Lee, and Emmett’s long-lost father are sailing back to New York following their death-defying adventure in Antarctica. Having discovered a subterranean world at the South Pole while saving the world from certain doom once again, surely their accomplishments will finally earn them the recognition they deserve. Unless, of course . . . well, you know by now. And so do the Peppers and Lees. They’re used to having their deeds covered up by the government in order to protect powerful men, and frankly, they’re sick of it. And when their return to New York doesn’t go the way they’d planned, they decide that maybe it’s best to go into hiding and accept that, perhaps, the forces aligned against them are just too great. As the 1884 presidential election approaches, however, our heroes discover a plot against leading candidate Thomas Edison that only they can stop. It’ll be up to them to decide whether to come out of hiding, make the perilous journey to Washington, DC, and do the right thing one last time. Even if it means risking everything they have left.

A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #2: The Treacherous Seas

A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #2: The Treacherous Seas Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Healy
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062342029
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A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #2: The Treacherous Seas by Christopher Healy Summary

The second book in the new adventure trilogy from the beloved author of The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. It's 1883—only a few months after Molly Pepper; her mother, Cassandra; and her friend, Emmett, saved New York from an attack by the megalomaniacal Ambrose Rector while managing to preserve the reputations of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, whose technology was manipulated in Rector’s scheme. Their selfless heroism will finally earn them a place in the Inventors’ Guild, alongside the greatest minds of their generation. Unless, of course, no one knows that they did any of that. Left with nothing but empty promises and a struggling pickle shop after the government chooses to cover up the crisis, Molly, Cassandra, and Emmett have no idea where to turn—until they learn of a daring expedition to the South Pole, where an meteorite of mysterious power is embedded, and where Emmett’s father, explorer and ship captain Wendell Lee, disappeared years ago. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, our heroes commandeer an experimental seacraft to make their play on the pole. But the trip is more treacherous than they realize, and there’s no guarantee that they will return successful—if they even return at all.

Perilous Journey

Perilous Journey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Corena Mahon
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145357705X
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Our Perilous Journey

Our Perilous Journey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Real McCoy
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469152045
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Our Perilous Journey by Real McCoy Summary

This book is about the great danger America is facing and we the people, are totally ignorant as to how or why. America has become a Godless society. Our religious hostility toward God and traditional religion is so prevalent that even Satan must feel embarrassed. We have become a demonic monster to the world as they see our hypocrisy in action. Our leaders speak with a hollow voice. We elect leaders where character, morals, and ethical values mean nothing. As God gives us over to a reprobate mind (Romans 1: 28) we see that we fully qualify in all of the wickedness mentioned in Romans 1: 18-32. We have now as a nation surpassed wickedness in Noahs day and Sodom and Gomorrah. A very small portion of Born Again Christians is the only GLUE that is holding America together. God refused to let me say no, I do not want to write a book of any kind. I am an eighty two year old man who has gone through life with a severe hearing loss totally unprepared in the literary challenge of book writing. All I can say to the reader is, Here it is straight from Gods Holy Spirit, take it or leave it.

Tropic of Football

Tropic of Football Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rob Ruck
Editor: The New Press
ISBN: 1620973383
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Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award “Everything that’s rousing and distressing about block-and-tackle football is encompassed in Tropic of Football. . . illuminating.” —Newsday How a tiny Pacific archipelago is producing more players—from Troy Polamalu to Marcus Mariota—for the NFL than anywhere else in the world, by an award-winning sports historian Football is at a crossroads, its future imperiled by the very physicality that drives its popularity. Its grass roots—high school and youth travel program—are withering. But players from the small South Pacific American territory of Samoa are bucking that trend, quietly becoming the most disproportionately overrepresented culture in the sport. Jesse Sapolu, Junior Seau, Troy Polamalu, and Marcus Mariota are among the star players to emerge from the Samoan islands, and more of their brethren suit up every season. The very thing that makes them so good at football—their extraordinary internalization of discipline and warrior self-image—makes them especially vulnerable to its pitfalls, including concussions and brain injuries. Award-winning sports historian Rob Ruck travels to the South Seas to unravel American Samoa's complex ties with the United States. He finds an island blighted by obesity, where boys train on fields blistered with volcanic pebbles wearing helmets that should have been discarded long ago, incurring far more neurological damage than their stateside counterparts and haunted by Junior Seau, who committed suicide after a vaunted twenty-year NFL career, unable to live with the demons that resulted from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Tropic of Football is a gripping, bittersweet history of what may be football's last frontier.

The Perilous Journey Home

The Perilous Journey Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lyn D Jackson
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781468583311
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A group of weary travellers filed down the mountainside on their way home. They had been to fight a great battle against the Evil Blue Dragon and won. But all was not as it should be, for at their first stop the travellers found that all the people and animals had vanished from the village, and the lamasery was also empty. Not a single monk remained. Who, or what, had taken them, They realised that they are in grave danger. Suddenly the party of travellers disappeared, with the exception of one, Raynor the Hammerhead. He alone had to find out what happened to them, and effect a rescue without being caught himself. So started the perilous journey back, and the adventures of our travellers.

The Perilous Journey Begins

The Perilous Journey Begins Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rich, Ritter
Editor: Publication Consultants
ISBN: 1594335532
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In 1860 a Scottish lass protects her younger sister from a savage beast on the windswept highlands above Pentland Firth. An Iowa farm boy discovers a dark secret on the gory battlegrounds of Shiloh in 1862. Two years later a Colonel of the Taiping Army retreats in shame after the bloody fall of Nanjing. Born of an English father and a Sioux mother, a U.S. Cavalry Scout fights for his life on the unforgiving plains of western Kansas in 1867. During autumn of the same year, a Russian fur trapper sails from Sitka, Alaska on an American ship bound for San Francisco in a farcical quest for gold. Two years later an enigmatic law student calmly departs Budapest after the brutal murder of a corrupt policeman. In Salt Lake City during the spring of 1871, a young woman a few months shy of fifteen gallops away from her wedding reception to escape an arranged marriage. And after the dawn of the twentieth century, the winsome Muireall Anne Ravenscroft—inspired by the tragic intertwining of these seven lives—will write her definitive history of the American West. But this is only a prelude to the magnificent epic that awaits you....

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trenton Lee Stewart
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316072465
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Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before. Filled with page-turning action and mind-bending brain teasers, this wildly inventive journey is sure to delight.


Penola Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roy Jaques
Editor: RoyJaques
ISBN: 0648875512
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A prominent brewery tycoon in Lincolnshire has a beautiful 16-year-old daughter, Baroness Penola Bloomfield, who goes to a fortune teller because she admires the young officer who has moved into the estate next to her father's. The gypsy warns her there is trouble ahead due to an indiscretion. Penola is sent to the Colony of Australia as a convict, incurring extreme hardship during a very slow voyage: rape, pregnancy, starvation and eventually shipwreck before giving birth to a son while unconscious on the beach. A whaling ship takes her to Hobart. A judge who wants to marry her has her released into his custody. The judge's sister wants a baby from the relationship but his brother does not want a child from a convict girl in the family. The brother wants to kill her but plans rape by a native African, at gunpoint. Penola escapes, meets Captain Bligh who gets her out of trouble, she then continues to Sydney on a well-known whaling ship. She has massive drama in Sydney: murder, marriage, court case, and then finds her shipwrecked child... that's only the half of it, now read the book.

The Promise of the Grand Canyon

The Promise of the Grand Canyon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John F. Ross
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698409981
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“A convincing case for Powell’s legacy as a pioneering conservationist.”--The Wall Street Journal "A bold study of an eco-visionary at a watershed moment in US history."--Nature A timely, thrilling account of the explorer who dared to lead the first successful expedition down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon—and waged a bitterly-contested campaign for sustainability in the West. John Wesley Powell’s first descent of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869 counts among the most dramatic chapters in American exploration history. When the Canyon spit out the surviving members of the expedition—starving, battered, and nearly naked—they had accomplished what others thought impossible and finished the exploration of continental America that Lewis and Clark had begun almost 70 years before. With The Promise of the Grand Canyon, John F. Ross tells how that perilous expedition launched the one-armed Civil War hero on the path to becoming the nation’s foremost proponent of environmental sustainability and a powerful, if controversial, visionary for the development of the American West. So much of what he preached—most broadly about land and water stewardship—remains prophetically to the point today.

The Economist: Pakistan

The Economist: Pakistan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Economist
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241963168
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The Economist: Pakistan by The Economist Summary

The Penguin Economist Special reports delve into the most pressing economic issues of the day: from national and global economies, to the impact of trade, industry and jobs. Written to be read on a long commute or in your lunch hour - be better informed in under an hour. Pakistan is in a tricky situation. It is under constant scrutiny by the world media but is more often than not described in terms of its problems. There are indeed difficulties - bordering the unsettled nations of Afghanistan and Iran puts it in a precarious position. A poor and badly educated population for the most part is not helping the country's growth. There is hope. The wealth of natural resources, a growing, urban population and a more democratic government all point to a positive future. But with the NATO withdrawal from its troubled neighbours nearing, Pakistan's survival hangs in the balance. Simon Long's special report includes the following sections: Perilous Journey Too close for comfort State of vulnerability Captain's innings In the shadow of the mosque Lights off A taste of Hunny Always with us Dripping with blood Going with the flow

Becoming Female And Male

Becoming Female And Male Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ramon Piñon Jr.
Editor: Book Venture Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1643481649
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Becoming Female and Male: Our Extraordinary and Perilous Journey focuses on critical aspects in the development and biology of our reproductive system. A wealth of information not readily available to the general reader is complemented with a rich assortment of historical perspectives and commentaries. It begins with the amazingly complex, seemingly miraculous processes that lead to the formation of the eggs and sperm, follows the fetal development of the genital tissues, the post-pubertal reproductive functions of females and males, the pubertal transition, and finally our reproductive twilight. The next section focuses on fertilization and implantation, birth and lactation, and exciting new studies relating the origins of chronic adult diseases to our pre-birth environment in the womb. The third section covers pregnancy loss and birth defects, while the final section reviews birth control methods, the causes of infertility and the new growth industry - assisted reproduction. In addition, three appendices supplement the main text and provide more detailed information about sex chromosomes, mutations, hormonal integration of the reproductive system, and disorders of sexual development.

Perilous Bounty

Perilous Bounty Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Philpott
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1635573149
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An unsettling journey into the United States' disaster-bound food system, and an exploration of possible solutions, from leading food politics commentator and farmer-turned-journalist Tom Philpott. More than a decade after Michael Pollan's game-changing The Omnivore's Dilemma transformed the conversation about what we eat, a combination of global diet trends and corporate interests have put American agriculture into a state of "quiet emergency," from dangerous drought in California--which grows more than fifty percent of the fruits and vegetables we eat--to catastrophic topsoil loss in the "breadbasket" heartland of the United States. Whether or not we take heed, these urgent crises of industrial agriculture will define our future. In Perilous Bounty, veteran journalist and former farmer Tom Philpott explores and exposes the small handful of seed and pesticide corporations, investment funds, and magnates who benefit from the trends that imperil us, with on-the-ground dispatches featuring the scientists documenting the damage and the farmers and activists who are valiantly and inventively pushing back. Resource scarcity looms on the horizon, but rather than pointing us toward an inevitable doomsday, Philpott shows how the entire wayward ship of American agriculture could be routed away from its path to disaster. He profiles the farmers and communities in the nation's two key growing regions developing resilient, soil-building, water-smart farming practices, and readying for the climate shocks that are already upon us; and he explains how we can help move these methods from the margins to the mainstream.

The Legend of Chip

The Legend of Chip Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stanley Campbell
Editor: Legend Writer Publications
ISBN: 0999597159
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Charged with a crime he didn’t commit, Chip flees his homeland. Under the alias of William Chips, he finds himself again in the services of Captain O’Toole and aboard the mighty Ottoman. Embarking on a new and dangerous voyage, they set course for the tense shores of the British Colonies. To his dismay, Chip soon discovers that he cannot run from his troubles. That the darkness he sought to escape knows no boundaries, nor is held to any shore, and remains as close as looking over his shoulder.

Operation Exodus

Operation Exodus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gordon Thomas
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429946162
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The riveting chronicle of Jewish war survivors and their flight on the dramatic voyage of Exodus 1947, the international incident that gained sympathy for the formation of Israel The underground Jewish group Haganah arranged for the purchase of a small American steamer as part of an ambitious and daring mission: to serve as lifeboat for more than four thousand survivors of Nazi rule and transport them to Palestine. Renamed Exodus 1947, the ship and its young crew left France en route to the future state of Israel. The Holocaust survivors aboard Exodus endured even more hardships when the Royal Navy stopped the ship in international waters, used force in boarding (killing two passengers and one crewmember) and eventually deported its human cargo to internment camps in Germany. The death of the ship's captain in late 2009 generated headlines throughout the world. Enriched with new survivors' testimonies and previously unpublished documentation, Operation Exodus is the deeply moving saga of a people who risked all in search for a home.