Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup
Publisher: Joe Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781773910796
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"This is no fiction, no exaggeration. If I have failed in anything, it has been in presenting to the reader too prominently the bright side of the picture." Solomon Northup-s best-selling memoir recounts his harrowing experience of being kidnapped and sold into slavery. First published in 1853, the book explores the horrors Northup endured as a result of his enslavement, and provides a shocking account of his struggles to reclaim his freedom. Twelve Years a Slave was made into an Academy-Award winning film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to today's digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

WAR TIME RECIPES

Author: Janet McKenzie 1852-1933 Hill
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 1371087997
Release Date: 2016-08-27
Genre: History

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.

Her Baby s Bodyguard

Author: Ingrid Weaver
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 9781426852374
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Special Forces sergeant Jack Norton's mission: to safely see brilliant Russian scientist Dr. Eva Petrova to America. The unwitting pawn in an international biowarfare plot was hiding one minor contingency—her infant daughter. Jack didn't do relationships well, never mind kids. So how was it these two were planting themselves firmly under his skin? Eva Petrova was no stranger to putting up emotional barriers—she'd done it all her life. But when she saw Jack's softer side, she wondered if they were missing out on something more explosive than this mission. Only one way to find out…

Colombia Urbanization Review

Author: Taimur Samad
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821395240
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides diagnostic tools to inform policy dialogue and investment priorities on urbanization in Colombia, addresssing the need to deepen economic connectivity, enhance coordination at a regional and metropolitan scale, and foster efficiency and innovativeness in how cities finance themselves.

1633

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 9781618243423
Release Date: 2002-08-01
Genre: Fiction

AMERICAN FREEDOM AND JUSTICE VS. THE TYRANNIES OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY The new government in central Europe, called the Confederated Principalities of Europe, was formed by an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians led by Mike Stearns who were transplanted into 17th-century Germany by a mysterious cosmic accident. The new regime is shaky. Outside its borders, the Thirty Years War continues to rage. Within, it is beset by financial crisis as well as the political and social tensions between the democratic ideals of the 20th-century Americans and the aristocracy which continues to rule the roost in the CPE as everywhere in Europe. Worst of all, the CPE has aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, the effective ruler of France. Richelieu has created the League of Ostend in order to strike at the weakest link in the CPE's armor¾its dependence on the Baltic as the lifeline between Gustav Adolf's Sweden and the rest of his realm. The greatest naval war in European history is about to erupt. Like it or not, Gustavus Adolphus will have to rely on Mike Stearns and the technical wizardry of his obstreperous Americans to save the King of Sweden from ruin. Caught in the conflagration are two American diplomatic missions abroaRebecca Stearns' mission to France and Holland, and the embassy which Mike Stearns sent to King Charles of England headed by his sister Rita and Melissa Mailey. Rebecca finds herself trapped in war-torn Amsterdam; Rita and Melissa, imprisoned in the Tower of London. And much as Mike wants to transport 20th-century values into war-torn 17th-century Europe by Sweet Reason, still he finds comfort in the fact that Julie, who once trained to be an Olympic marksman, still has her rifle . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Understanding Systemic Risk in Global Financial Markets

Author: Aron Gottesman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119348467
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Genre: Business & Economics

An accessible and detailed overview of the risks posed by financial institutions Understanding Systemic Risk in Global Financial Markets offers an accessible yet detailed overview of the risks to financial stability posed by financial institutions designated as systemically important. The types of firms covered are primarily systemically important banks, non-banks, and financial market utilities such as central counterparties. Written by Aron Gottesman and Michael Leibrock, experts on the topic of systemic risk, this vital resource puts the spotlight on coherency, practitioner relevance, conceptual explanations, and practical exposition. Step by step, the authors explore the specific regulations enacted before and after the credit crisis of 2007-2009 to promote financial stability. The text also examines the criteria used by financial regulators to designate firms as systemically important. The quantitative and qualitative methods to measure the ongoing risks posed by systemically important financial institutions are surveyed. A review of the regulations that identify systemically important financial institutions The tools to use to detect early warning indications of default A review of historical systemic events their common causes Techniques to measure interconnectedness Approaches for ranking the order the institutions which pose the greatest degree of default risk to the industry Understanding Systemic Risk in Global Financial Markets offers a must-have guide to the fundamentals of systemic risk and the key critical policies that work to reduce systemic risk and promoting financial stability.

Howling Changes

Author: W. Dockemeyer
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781504965750
Release Date: 2015-11-30
Genre: Fiction

The Baker family is in for a rough road ahead of them, from everyday life and abandoned by their mother at a young age, to being teenagers and coming into their own. Till one Friday night, it all changes. Normal problems seem to fade away only to be replaced by a startling change and a fight for survival. None of them will ever be the same again.

The IMPACT Body Plan

Author: Todd Durkin
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781609611828
Release Date: 2011-09-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

Todd Durkin is the most sought-after personal trainer in sports, and if you don't know his name, you've definitely seen his work. He is the man who helped world-class athletes such as quarterback Drew Brees win a Super Bowl MVP, pitcher Cole Hamels win a World Series MVP, and professional snowboarder Shaun White win two Olympic gold medals. He is known throughout sports as the one trainer who can use any person’s unique raw materials to transform them into—quite literally—the best they can be. Now Durkin has tailored his elite training program for anyone looking to transform their bodies. Based on groundbreaking "muscle matrix" research, Durkin’s program is designed to adapt to your body to help you shed flab, build strength and flexibility, and enhance your athletic performance.

Sacred Cups

Author: Jane Lebak
Publisher:
ISBN: 1942133049
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Genre:

Gabriel and the other Archangels of the Presence have a new assignment: guard the Messiah through his childhood and ministry. Gabriel still struggles to synthesize the lessons for his year as a man, but he carries the shame of his punishment with him into his relations with the other angels. When created beings kill the Son of God, mortal enemies suddenly become allies while close friends become enemies, and Gabriel finds himself on the battle field of a war he never wanted to fight.

Lost in the Transit Desert

Author: Diane Jones Allen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317356868
Release Date: 2017-07-28
Genre: Architecture

Increased redevelopment, the dismantling of public housing, and increasing housing costs are forcing a shift in migration of lower income and transit dependent populations to the suburbs. These suburbs are often missing basic transportation, and strategies to address this are lacking. This absence of public transit creates barriers to viable employment and accessibility to cultural networks, and plays a role in increasing social inequality. This book investigates how housing and transport policy have played their role in creating these "Transit Deserts," and what impact race has upon those likely to be affected. Diane Jones Allen uses research from New Orleans, Baltimore, and Chicago to explore the forces at work in these situations, as well as proposing potential solutions. Mapping, interviews, photographs, and narratives all come together to highlight the inequities and challenges in Transit Deserts, where a lack of access can make all journeys, such as to jobs, stores, or relatives, much more difficult. Alternatives to public transit abound, from traditional methods such as biking and carpooling to more culturally specific tactics, and are examined comprehensively. This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in transport planning, urban planning, city infrastructure, and transport geography.

1634 The Baltic War

Author: Eric Flint
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 9781618245724
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Fight for Freedom in a Dark and Bloody Age! After a cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantsville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe, the United States of Europe is forged in the fire of battle. The Baltic War reaches a climax as France, Spain, England, and Denmark besiege the U.S.E. in the Prussian stronghold of Lubeck. The invention of ironclads, the introduction of special force tactics during a spectacular rescue operation at the Tower of London _ the up-timers plan to use every trick in the time traveler's book to avoid a defeat that will send Europe back to a new Dark Age! Multiple New York Times best-seller and creator of the legendary "Honorverse" series David Weber teams with New York Times best-selling alternate history master Eric Flint to tell the tale of the little town that remade a continent and rang in freedom for a battle-ravaged land in the latest blockbuster addition to Flint's "Grantsville" saga! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "This is a thoughtful and exciting look at just how powerful are the ideals we sometimes take for granted, and is highly recommended[.]" ¾ Publishers Weekly on Flint and Weber's 1633. "[R]eads like a Tom Clancy techno-thriller set in the age of the Medicisã" ¾ Publishers Weekly on New York Times best-seller, 1634:_ The Galileo Affair.

The Greensboro Blockhouse Project

Author: Jill L. Baker
Publisher: Indiego Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1946824070
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: ARCHITECTURE

As the Revolutionary War progressed, little-known events were unfolding in the rugged wilderness region of northern Vermont. General Jacob Bayley, Colonel Moses Hazen and their soldiers carved out a military road, the Bayley-Hazen Military Road, from Newbury to Westfield, also known as Hazen¿s Notch. The intended purpose of this road was to provide a speedy conduit for troops to reach southern Canada. Four blockhouses were constructed along the road to accommodate soldiers and act as footholds in the region. After the war, the road and blockhouses facilitated the spread of settlement in the untamed wilderness. The Greensboro blockhouse provided housing to soldiers and civilians, aiding in the establishment of the town of Greensboro, Vermont. Eventually the blockhouse fell into ruin and folkloric memory, until now. This book presents the history of the Greensboro blockhouse and the data produced from four years of archaeological investigation, including 72 full-color images, maps, letters, and photos of the excavation and the material recovered during that process. The authors are proud to preserve this little-known chapter in America¿s formative history as a living memory for future generations.

Project Success 2

Author: Susan Gaer
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0132942380
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Project Success is a blended-learning digital and print course with a strong focus on workplace skills, career readiness, and 21st century challenges. This unique video-based series engages learners with high-interest video vignettes that represent a "day in the life" of characters in diverse workplace settings that may simulate their own. Integrated skills lessons encourage critical thinking and problem solving woven into the students' English language learning journey.

Victoria Hagan

Author: Victoria Hagan
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 9780847859962
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Interior decoration

Hagen features a selection of ten interiors that embody her iconic American aesthetic. Located throughout the country, the projects feature a range of architectural styles presented with a generosity of spirit and an appreciation for the intricacies of design. Each photo section features a short introduction by Hagen.