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A Childhood is the unforgettable memoir of Harry Crews's earliest years, a sharply remembered portrait of the people, locales, and circumstances that shaped him - and destined him to be a storyteller. Crews was born in the middle of the Great Depression, in a one-room sharecropper's cabin at the end of a dirt road in rural south Georgia. If Bacon County was a place of grinding poverty, poor soil, and blood feuds, it was also a deeply mystical place, where snakes talked, birds could possess a small boy by spitting in his mouth, and faith healers and conjure women kept ghosts and devils at bay.At once shocking and elegiac, heartrending and comical, A Childhood not only recalls the transforming events of Crews's youth but conveys his growing sense of self in a world "in which survival depended on raw courage, a courage born out of desperation and sustained by a lack of alternatives."
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A collection of nine stories about American Tall Tale heroes, including Davy Crockett, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Johnny Appleseed, Stormalong, Mose, Febold Feboldson, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan.
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Profiles the thirty-nine men who drafted the Constitution, including: John Dickinson, George Read, Gunning Bedford Jr., Jacob Broom, and Richard Bassett of Delaware; Benjamin Franklin, James Wilson, Gouverneur Morris, Robert Morris, George Clymer, Thomas Mifflin, Jared Ingersoll, and Thomas Fitzsimons of Pennsylvania; William Livingston, William Patterson, David Brearley, and Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey;Abraham Baldwin and William Few of Georgia; Roger Sherman and William Samuel Johnson of Connecticut; Nathaniel Gorham and Rufus King of Massachusetts; James Madison, George Washington, and John Blair of Virginia; among others.
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Johnny Tremain

By Esther Forbes

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After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution.
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Neff (a hiker and retired minister) chronicles the history of the region surrounding Katahdin, Maine's highest mountain. The focus is on how humans from Native Americans and early explorers to loggers and conservationists have affected and been affected by this dramatic landscape. The volume is illustrated throughout with b&w archival photographs and maps. Distributed in the U.S. by Globe Pequot Press. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Originally published in Vogue under the title: 'The Man Who Planted Hope and Grew Happiness'.
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A barren region in France is brought back to life by the efforts of Elzeard Bouffier who, with great determination, plants 100 acorns everyday over thirty years
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A combination of critical commentary by a respected poet and a selection of verse, journal passages, essays, and travel works by Thoreau
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Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, the Endurance was crushed, creating the need to travel across the ocean to safety.
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Walden

By Henry David Thoreau

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The one hundred fiftieth anniversary edition of the natural history classic first published in 1854. With B&W illustrations by one of America's leading engracers and woodblock artists.
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An alphabet book contains rhymes featuring items from A to Z that symbolize Thoreau's Walden retreat, with paragraphs explaining their connection to the pond and Thoreau's sojourn there.
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