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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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Arizona's Arivaca Valley lies only a short distance from the Mexican border and is a rugged land in which to put down stakes. When Arizona Territory was America's last frontier, this area was homesteaded by Anglo and Mexican settlers alike, who often displaced the Indian population that had lived there for centuries. This frontier way of life, which prevailed as recently as the beginning of the twentieth century, is now recollected in vivid detail by an octogenarian who spent her girlhood in this beautiful, cruel country. Eva Antonia Wilbur inherited a unique affinity for the land. Granddaughter of a Harvard-educated physician who came to the Territory in the 1860s, she was the firstborn child of a Mexican mother and Anglo father who instilled in her an appreciation for both cultures. Little Toña learned firsthand the responsibilities of ranching—an education usually reserved for boys—and also experienced the racial hostility that occurred during those final years before the Papago Indians were confined to a reservation. Begun as a reminiscence to tell younger family members about their "rawhide tough and lonely" life at the turn of the century, Mrs. Wilbur-Cruce's book is rich with imagery and dialogue that brings the Arivaca area to life. Her story is built around the annual cycle of ranch life—its spring and fall round-ups, planting and harvesting—and features a cavalcade of border characters, anecdotes about folk medicine, and recollections of events that were most meaningful in a young girl's life. Her account constitutes a valuable primary source from a region about which nothing similar has been previously published, while the richness of her story creates a work of literature that will appeal to readers of all ages.
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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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Passover

By David Mamet

Our Price: $15.00
(1995). Thin 8vo. ADVANCE READING COPY (ARC). NF in wrappers.
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Passover

By David Mamet

Our Price: $6.00
An inspirational gift book celebrates the Passover season in the story about a grandmother who, while helping her young granddaughter prepare a traditional recipe, reflects on her family's traumatic past and what her heritage means to her.
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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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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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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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