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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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Tales of Adam

By Daniel Quinn

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Adam provides guidance and wisdom as he and his son Abel engage in a conversation about the mysteries of life, nature, and humankind, in a collection of illustrative stories.
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This historical anthology of writings fromn the Berkshires presents a collection of works, including contributions from writers such New England masters as Bryant and Melville, as well as notable writers of the present day.
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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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Simply written, but powerful and unforgettable, The Man Who Planted Trees is a parable for modern times. In the foothills of the French Alps the narrator meets a shepherd who has quietly taken on the task of planting one hundred acorns a day in an effort to reforest his desolate region. Not even two world wars can keep the shepherd from continuing his solitary work. Gradually, this gentle, persistent man's work comes to fruition: the region is transformed; life and hope return; the world is renewed.
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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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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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