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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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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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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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