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Sherlock Holmes, the published apocrypha

Contributions by J. M. Barrie, William Gillette, and Arthur Conan Doyle himself revive the great detective once more in this delightful collection of plays and parodies never before published as a group

Contributions by J. M. Barrie, William Gillette, and Arthur Conan Doyle himself revive the great detective once more in this delightful collection of plays and parodies never before published as a group

The Blue Tower

The work of this “eminent, still-wild spirit of Central Europe” (Publishers Weekly) continues to electrify. In The Blue Tower, language is remade with tenderness and abandon: “Rommel was kissing heaven’s dainty hands and yet / from his airplane above the Sahara my uncle / Rafko Perhauc still blew him to bits.” There is an effervescence and a sense of freedom to Tomaž Salamun’s poetry that has made him an inspiration to successive generations of American poets, “a poetic bridge between old European roots and the American adventure” (Associated Press). Trivial and monumental, beautiful and grotesque, healing, ferocious, mad: The Blue Tower is an essential volume.

The goldfinch sails. The goldfinch sings. Where are you, Eugenijus? Racing
across, opening a hollow with your fingernails. You the pain of the contour, me
that of the train. Linda Bierds drives a car that comes from the Tatras. The condor
ripens the bird. My trousers smell like gasoline. Do you see the pool? Do you see
the pool? Do you see the angel's elbow? It led me to those cliffs arrayed like
Vikings. Zebras have scraped eyes. Ibrahim, Drago and Miklavž are great guys.
Iodine boils ...

Capitol Men

The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen

Reconstruction was a time of idealism and sweeping change, as the victorious Union created citizenship rights for the freed slaves and granted the vote to black men. Sixteen black Southerners, elected to the U.S. Congress, arrived in Washington to advocate reforms such as public education, equal rights, land distribution, and the suppression of the Ku Klux Klan. But these men faced astounding odds. They were belittled as corrupt and inadequate by their white political opponents, who used legislative trickery, libel, bribery, and the brutal intimidation of their constituents to rob them of their base of support. Despite their status as congressmen, they were made to endure the worst humiliations of racial prejudice. And they have been largely forgotten—often neglected or maligned by standard histories of the period. In this beautifully written book, Philip Dray reclaims their story. Drawing on archival documents, contemporary news accounts, and congressional records, he shows how the efforts of black Americans revealed their political perceptiveness and readiness to serve as voters, citizens, and elected officials. We meet men like the war hero Robert Smalls of South Carolina (who had stolen a Confederate vessel and delivered it to the Union navy), Robert Brown Elliott (who bested the former vice president of the Confederacy in a stormy debate on the House floor), and the distinguished former slave Blanche K. Bruce (who was said to possess “the manners of a Chesterfield”). As Dray demonstrates, these men were eloquent, creative, and often effective representatives who, as support for Reconstruction faded, were undone by the forces of Southern reaction and Northern indifference. In a grand narrative that traces the promising yet tragic arc of Reconstruction, Dray follows these black representatives’ struggles, from the Emancipation Proclamation to the onset of Jim Crow, as they fought for social justice and helped realize the promise of a new nation.

Dunn slipped into unconsciousness, and Packard was summoned. Seeing his
friend's desperate situation, he called in another physician, Dr. Scott, who
declared that Dunn was suffering from congestion of the brain and lungs brought
about by excessive vomiting. Other leading physicians of New Orleans arrived,
including Dr. Warren Stone, a local medical pioneer, and Dr. Louis Roudanez, a
Paris- educated Creole physician, but they ventured no new diagnosis and ex-
pressed ...

100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know

The newest title in the popular 100 Words series, 100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know is the perfect book for people who enjoy reading about words that have absorbing histories, intriguing coinages, surprising but useful meanings, or have been used by famous writers throughout the history of English. Many of these 100 words are accompanied by notes that explain in detail the path the word has undertaken in its journey to its current meaning, providing useful etymological information about how the usage of a word develops over time. Additionally, 100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know features scores of quotations from classical and contemporary authors, from Henry James and Jane Austen to Sylvia Plath and William Golding, Douglas Coupland and Donna Tartt. A great gift for anyone who appreciates the beauty, history, and depth of the English language, 100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know will appeal to all who are avid readers and take pride in a vibrant, active vocabulary.

m. cru-CJ-ver-bal-ist (kroo'sa-vur'ba-list) noun 1. A person who constructs
crosswords. 2. An enthusiast of word games, especially of crosswords. [From
Latin crux, cruc-, cross + Latin verbum, word (translation of English crossword).] ...

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016

Science writers get into the game with all kinds of noble, high-minded ambitions. We want to educate. To enlighten,” notes guest editor Amy Stewart in her introduction to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016. “But at the end of the day, we’re all writers . . . We’re here to play for the folks.” The writers in this anthology brought us the year’s highest notes in the genre. From a Pulitzer Prize–winning essay on the earthquake that could decimate the Pacific Northwest to the astonishing work of investigative journalism that transformed the nail salon industry, this is a collection of hard-hitting and beautifully composed writing on the wonders, dangers, and oddities of scientific innovation and our natural world. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 includes Kathryn Schulz, Sarah Maslin Nir, Charles C. Mann, Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Kolbert, Gretel Ehrlich, and others Amy Stewart, guest editor, is the award-winning author of seven books, including her acclaimed Kopp Sisters novels and the bestsellers The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own a bookstore called Eureka Books. Tim Folger, series editor, is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines. He lives in Gallup, New Mexico.

“The strategy has always been to modernize old buildings in such a way that they
use almost no energy and cover what they do use with renewables,” said
Matthias Sandrock, a researcher at the Hamburg Institute. “That's the strategy, but
it's ...

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012

The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 includes JEROME GROOPMAN, SY MONTGOMERY, MICHAEL BEHAR, DEBORAH BLUM, THOMAS GOETZ, DAVID EAGLEMAN, RIVKA GALCHEN, DAVID KIRBY, and others

He wondered if he could use a strategy designed to control agricultural pests on
mosquitoes instead. A year before, Alphey, then at the University of Oxford, had
developed a technique for generating fruit flies harboring genes that selectively ...

CliffsNotes Chemistry Quick Review, 2nd Edition

Inside the Book: Elements Atoms Atomic Structure Electron Configurations Chemical Bonding Organic Compounds States of Matter Gases Solutions Acids and Bases Oxidation-Reduction Reactions Electrochemistry Equilibrium Thermodynamics Review Questions Resource Center Glossary Why CliffsNotes? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need-fast! CliffsNotes Quick Review guides give you a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of the basics. Introducing each topic, defining key terms, and carefully walking you through sample problems, this guide helps you grasp and understand the important concepts needed to succeed. Access 500 additional practice questions at Master the Basics –Fast Complete coverage of core concepts Easy topic-by-topic organization Access hundreds of practice problems at

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Quick Review By Harold D. Nathan, Ph.D. and Charles Henrickson, Ph.D.
Revised by Robyn L. Ford, M.Ed. 2nd Edition About the Authors Charles
Henrickson ...

Defining Breaking Dawn: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT

The most captivating way to master vocabulary for the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT exams Take a bite out of tedious studying and sink your teeth into the newest test-prep sensation. Join Bella, Jacob, and Edward as you learn more than 600 vocabulary words for the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT! With hundreds of new vocabulary words, this book can be used completely on its own or as a follow-up to DefiningTwilight, Defining New Moon, and Defining Eclipse. You'll use this vocabulary workbook side-by-side with your own copy of Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn. Each chapter of the workbook gives you eight words taken from Breaking Eclipse, with page references for you to read the words in the context of your favorite novel. Once you have a grip on the words and their meanings, you'll take SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT drills to test and integrate your new vocabulary skills. Improve your vocabulary skills to get into the college of your dreams Learn synonyms, Latin word parts, and memorization tools Other titles by Leaf: Defining Twilight, Defining New Moon, and Defining Eclipse

C. Déjà vu (the feeling of already having experienced something) is more
extreme than matrix . . . no, “Déjà vu is . . . a glitch in the Matrix” (The Matrix,
Warner Brothers, 1999). D . Censure (harsh criticism) is more extreme than
reproach (less ...