Under The Old Sycamore Tree
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📒Under The Old Sycamore Tree ✍ Majd Khalaf
📝Under the Old Sycamore Tree Book Synopsis : Around 33 centuries, in Ancient Egypt, an Israeli village called Goshen was enslaved by the Egyptians for many centuries. The people of Goshen suffered greatly under the tyranny of their Egyptian masters and had given up hope trying to be rid of them. All but one man... Qaroon! In this narrative reimagining of the Quranic story, Qaroon, an Israeli slave, rebels against the fate of his people and rises up to become the wealthiest and most powerful man of his time.
📒Witches And Ghosts Pirates And Thieves Murder And Mayhem ✍ John P. Hunter
📝Witches and Ghosts Pirates and Thieves Murder and Mayhem Book Synopsis : Based on Colonial Williamsburg's popular evening programs, Cry Witch; and Legends, Myths, Mysteries, and Ghosts, here are scary stories from the eighteenth century. Here are the stories of a farmer whose hitchhiker turns out to be a deadly spirit; of a young woman buried alive; of a finger detached from its body but still able to point to that person s murderer; of a man and woman whose love outlasted their lives, of a groom whose brides never survived the wedding night; of a ship and its crew forever frozen in an icy hell. Here are the stories that amused and frightened Virginians more than two hundred years ago. Read them if you dare!
📒A History Of Us All The People ✍ Joy Hakim
📝A History of US All the People Book Synopsis : Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text. A History of US is a 10-volume, award-winning series about the birth and development of the United States as related by master storyteller Joy Hakim. All the People, the last volume in the series, covers US History from the end of World War II to the present. This updated fourth edition covers, for the first time, events that have taken place in the past 6 years, including the 2008 election of Barack Obama and the signficance of this election. All the People focuses on Civil Rights in the last half of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st, ensuring that readers will have a firm grasp of the groundbreaking nature and lasting importance of this movement. Throughout the book, which has been completely redesigned with a bold new look, Hakim portrays contemporary American life in a lively, engaging way. Readers will encounter fascinating stories about famous Americans (Joe McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Nixon), historical events (the Vietnam War, the first man on the moon), and major cultural movements (1960s counterculture, feminism). Interspersed features provide further anecdotes about the characters that have shaped the last 65 years--for instance, one conjectures about what Alan Greenspan might hide in his briefcase; another discusses the life and times of Mark I, the world's first automatic computer. Sidebars, illustrations, definitions and quotes line the margins, providing illimitable sources of information and entertainment. About the Series: Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.
📒The King David Report ✍ Stefan Heym
📝The King David Report Book Synopsis : In this retelling of one of the great Biblical stories, King Solomon commissions Ethan the Scribe to write the official history of King David. But Ethan finds another life behind the curtain that divides the past from the present--the story of a David who seduced, lied, bragged, and plundered his way to power. Ethan faces a dilemma. Which life should he write about?
📒The World Beneath The Sycamore ✍ Rita R. Trafford
📝The World Beneath the Sycamore Book Synopsis : In her first book, A Place Called Forever, Rita R. Trafford touched upon the troubled childhood of a six-year-old girl looking for answers to why her childhood wasnt one she could consider as being normal. This book, being a sequel to that story, follows the life of that same child as an adult still dealing with the traumatic reoccurring memories of her childhood. Grace Curry, now a wife and mother of two sons, must find a way to deal with her negative past so she can move on and establish hope for a better future. Some would suggest that Grace is going through an identity crisis, but in all reality, she is merely trying to cope with two different worlds that seem to want to coexist. Grace realizes that she must give up one of those worlds in order to survive in the other. The problem lies in her self-perceived inability to separate the two.
📒The Golden Key ✍ Craig Etchison
📝The Golden Key Book Synopsis : A dark power threatens to engulf Krystyna's world and destroy its environment and its people.From a castle far from Krystyna's home, the evil power sends out emissaries of darkness and destruction--even commanding forces of nature to create devastating storms. At the castle itself, black legions guard a small, magic box crafted by an ancient wizard, a box containing powers that, if unleashed, will drown the world in darkness.In frightening circumstances, Krystyna undertakes a perilous journey to the castle. She carries the golden key to the wizard's magic box, a key Krystyna has possessed from the time she was a baby and stolen away from her mother by her nurse.Krystyna has only courage, quick wits, a belief in good, and the assistance of her best friend to help her overcome the formidable obstacles that stand between her and the castle. But will those be enough to insure success?
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📒What This River Keeps ✍ Greg Schwipps
📝What This River Keeps Book Synopsis : The moving story of a Midwestern family fighting to preserve their ties to the land and to each other: “Bears comparison to the best work of Steinbeck” (Kent Haruf, author of Plainsong). In the rolling hills of southern Indiana, an elderly couple copes with the fear that their river bottom farm—the only home they’ve ever known—will be taken from them through an act of eminent domain. The river flowing through their land, where the old man has fished nearly every day of his life, may be dammed to form a reservoir. Their son, meanwhile, sinks deeper into troubles of his own, struggling to determine his place in a new romantic relationship and the duty he owes to his family’s legacy. What This River Keeps is a heartfelt novel about what it means to love a place and a family, and the sometimes staggering cost of that love. “Like the best work of Richard Russo, Greg Schwipps lushly creates the depth and breadth of a single community with absorbing detail, a refreshing keenness and lyric kind-heartedness. These are likeable, imperfect people, beautifully drawn, living without pretense in what they want from the world.” —Tom Chiarella, fiction editor of Esquire Magazine
📒The Kuzzilbash ✍ James Baillie Fraser
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📒We Look Like Men Of War ✍ William R. Forstchen
📝We Look Like Men of War Book Synopsis : From the bestselling author of The Lost Regiment series comes a factually based narrative of the black military experience in the Civil War. We Look Like Men of War "I was born a slave, as was my father before me, but I shall die a free man...." Thus begins the poignant story of Samuel Washburn, born a slave in 1850. A young master's cruelty leads to an unforeseen confrontation, which forces Sam and his cousin to flee the plantation. They run north to freedom, only to return south to fight for the greater cause. Though still a boy, Sam becomes a regimental drummer with a "colored regiment" and sees action in the Wilderness campaign at Fredericksburg and Petersburg, as well as at the bloody Battle of the Crater in July of 1864. Sam's voice offers a unique and insightful perspective on the carnage of the War Between the States and the toll it took on both young and old, black and white. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.