• Biography & Autobiography

Rural Free

A Farmwife's Almanac of Country Living
Author: Rachel Peden,Sidonie Coryn
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9780253221612
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 381
View: 7844
"Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf and 1961 by Rachel Peden"--T.p. verso.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Speak to the Earth

Pages from a Farmwife's Journal
Author: Rachel Peden,Scott Russell Sanders
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9780253223425
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 6620
A farmwife for 45 years, Rachel Peden believed that the family farm's best crop is a "harvest of the spirit." In Speak to the Earth, she looks at life—domestic and wild, human and critter—through the eyes of someone who witnesses nine seasons of the year rather than the typical four. Peden views the farm as "a place of opportunity simultaneous with obligation, an immaculate fitting-together of plant and animal life." Each year yields an abundance of small, priceless observations. Through her writings, Peden encourages readers to appreciate both the simple pleasures in life as well as the more profound qualities embodied in family and neighbors, mallards and ladybugs, possums and pigs, and the irresistible characteristics of old houses, local history, and changing times.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Land, the People

Author: Rachel Peden
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9780253222299
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 332
View: 5341
"Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf; c1966 by Rachel Peden."--T.p. verso.

    • Fiction

My Ántonia

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611483X
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
View: 5852
Splendid early novel (1918) evokes the Nebraska prairie life of the author's childhood, and touchingly commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers who settled the land.

    • Fiction

A Prince of the Captivity

Author: John Buchan
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473373719
Category: Fiction
Page: 502
View: 6818
A classic John Buchan story of daring-do and espionage during World War I. This classic works, originally published in 1933, is here being republished together with a new introductory biography of the author.

George Washington: Farmer

Author: Paul Leland Haworth
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465556435
Page: N.A
View: 2298

    • Dreams

Phantasms of the Living

Author: Edmund Gurney,Frederic William Henry Myers,Frank Podmore
Publisher: N.A
Category: Dreams
Page: N.A
View: 835
"A large part of the material used in this book was sent to the authors as representatives of the Society for Psychical Research; and the book is published with the sanction of the council of that Society ... Mr. Myers is solely responsible for the Introduction, and for the Note on a suggested mode of psychical interaction ... Mr. Gurney is solely responsible for the remainder of the book ... the collection, examination, and appraisal of the evidence--has been a joint labour, of which Mr. Podmore has borne ... a share ..."--Preface.

    • History

The Every-Day Book, Or

Author: William Hone
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781376635195
Category: History
Page: 874
View: 4042
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

    • Biography & Autobiography

My Life and Times

Author: Jerome K. Jerome
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473373514
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 346
View: 9619
This early work by Jerome K. Jerome was originally published in 1926 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'My Life and Times' is the autobiography of this humorous author of fiction and essays. Jerome Klapka Jerome was born in Walsall, England in 1859. Both his parents died while he was in his early teens, and he was forced to quit school to support himself. In 1889, Jerome published his most successful and best-remembered work, 'Three Men in a Boat'. Featuring himself and two of his friends encountering humorous situations while floating down the Thames in a small boat, the book was an instant success, and has never been out of print. In fact, its popularity was such that the number of registered Thames boats went up fifty percent in the year following its publication.

    • English language

A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed As a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology

Author: Richard Soule
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
Category: English language
Page: 456
View: 2563
Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

    • Business & Economics

Strategy Without Design

The Silent Efficacy of Indirect Action
Author: Robert C. H. Chia,Robin Holt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521895502
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 248
View: 7264
"In business the survival and flourishing of an organisation is most often associated with the ability of its strategists to create a distinctive identity by confronting and rising above others. Yet not all organisational accomplishment can be explained with recourse to deliberate choice and purposeful design on the part of strategic actors. This book shows why. Using examples from the world of business, economics, military strategy, politics and philosophy, it argues that collective success may inadvertently emerge as a result of the everyday coping actions of a multitude of individuals, none of whom intended to contribute to any preconceived plan. A consequence of this claim is that a paradox exists in strategic interventions, one that no strategist can afford to ignore. The more directly and deliberately a strategic goal is single-mindedly sought, the more likely it is that such calculated instrumental action eventually works to undermine its own initial success"--Provided by publisher.

    • History

The Rise of an African Middle Class

Colonial Zimbabwe, 1898-1965
Author: Michael O. West
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253109330
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 4790
Offers an extremely sophisticated, nuanced view of the social and political construction of an African middle class in colonial Zimbabwe." —Elizabeth Schmidt Tracing their quest for social recognition from the time of Cecil Rhodes to Rhodesia’s unilateral declaration of independence, Michael O. West shows how some Africans were able to avail themselves of scarce educational and social opportunities in order to achieve some degree of upward mobility in a society that was hostile to their ambitions. Though relatively few in number and not rich by colonial standards, this comparatively better class of Africans challenged individual and social barriers imposed by colonialism to become the locus of protest against European domination. This extensive and original book opens new perspective into relations between colonizers and colonized in colonial Zimbabwe.

    • Literary Criticism

Brief History of English and American Literature

A Background on Literature
Author: Henry A. Beers
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
View: 6729
This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.

    • History

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (Vol. I: Abridged, Annotated)

Author: Harriet Martineau
Category: History
Page: 608
View: 1439
Queen Victoria was an avid reader of her works and Charles Darwin said of her, "...one ought not to look at her as a woman." The novelist Margaret Oliphant said "as a born lecturer and politician she [Martineau] was less distinctively affected by her sex than perhaps any other, male or female, of her generation. Famed for her writing, sharp intellect, and wonderful wit, Harriet Martineau was a friend or acquaintance of nearly every English luminary of the mid-nineteenth century. Her writing included fiction but was primarily essays on all the great issues of her day. In this witty autobiography, she expounds on travel, America, slavery, friends, being a writer, fame, her failing health, and mesmerism. She never fails to entertain! For the first time ever, this long-out-of-print book is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE or download a sample.

    • Education

Teaching Environmental Literacy

Across Campus and Across the Curriculum
Author: Heather L. Reynolds
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253354099
Category: Education
Page: 216
View: 881
To prepare today's students to meet growing global environmental challenges, colleges and universities must make environmental literacy a core learning goal for all students, in all disciplines. But what should an environmentally literate citizen know? What teaching and learning strategies are most effective in helping students think critically about human-environment interactions and sustainability, and integrate what they have learned in diverse settings? Educators from the natural and social sciences and the humanities discuss the critical content, skills, and affective qualities essential to environmental literacy. This volume is an invaluable resource for developing integrated, campus-wide programs to prepare students to think critically about, and to work to create, a sustainable society.

    • Fiction

Have His Carcase

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453258914
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
View: 5076
When Harriet Vane finds a dead body on the beach, she and Lord Peter Wimsey must solve a murder when all the evidence has washed out to sea. Harriet Vane has gone on vacation to forget her recent murder trial and, more importantly, to forget the man who cleared her name—the dapper, handsome, and maddening Lord Peter Wimsey. She is alone on a beach when she spies a man lying on a rock, surf lapping at his ankles. She tries to wake him, but he doesn’t budge. His throat has been cut, and his blood has drained out onto the sand. As the tide inches forward, Harriet makes what observations she can and photographs the scene. Finally, she goes for the police, but by the time they return the body has gone. Only one person can help her discover how the poor man died at the beach: Lord Peter, the amateur sleuth who won her freedom and her heart in one fell swoop. Have His Carcase is the 8th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

    • Business & Economics

The Farmers' Market Book

Growing Food, Cultivating Community
Author: Jennifer Meta Robinson,J. A. Hartenfeld
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253219167
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 271
View: 9946
Explores the voices and rhythms of this timeless phenomenon