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The Nickel Boys (eBook, ePUB)
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020Time #1 Novel of the Year 2019'If greatness is excellence sustained over time, then without question, Whitehead is one of the greatest of his generation. In fact, figuring his age, acclaim, productivity and consistency, he is one of the greatest American writers alive' Time'A commanding triumph' Sunday Times'Every chapter hits its mark' New York Times'A real page-turner' Mail on Sunday________________________________________________________________________Author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida.Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart: he is as good as anyone. Abandoned by his parents, brought up by his loving, strict and clear-sighted grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But given the time and the place, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives at The Nickel Academy, which claims to provide 'physical, intellectual and moral training' which will equip its inmates to become 'honorable and honest men'.In reality, the Nickel Academy is a chamber of horrors, where physical, emotional and sexual abuse is rife, where corrupt officials and tradesmen do a brisk trade in supplies intended for the school, and where any boy who resists is likely to disappear 'out back'. Stunned to find himself in this vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr King's ringing assertion, 'Throw us in jail, and we will still love you.' But Elwood's fellow inmate and new friend Turner thinks Elwood is naive and worse; the world is crooked, and the only way to survive is to emulate the cruelty and cynicism of their oppressors.The tension between Elwood's idealism and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision which will have decades-long repercussions.Based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative by a great American novelist whose work is essential to understanding the current reality of the United States.

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The Nickel Boys (eBook, ePUB)
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020Time #1 Novel of the Year 2019'If greatness is excellence sustained over time, then without question, Whitehead is one of the greatest of his generation. In fact, figuring his age, acclaim, productivity and consistency, he is one of the greatest American writers alive' Time'A commanding triumph' Sunday Times'Every chapter hits its mark' New York Times'A real page-turner' Mail on Sunday________________________________________________________________________Author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida.Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart: he is as good as anyone. Abandoned by his parents, brought up by his loving, strict and clear-sighted grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But given the time and the place, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives at The Nickel Academy, which claims to provide 'physical, intellectual and moral training' which will equip its inmates to become 'honorable and honest men'.In reality, the Nickel Academy is a chamber of horrors, where physical, emotional and sexual abuse is rife, where corrupt officials and tradesmen do a brisk trade in supplies intended for the school, and where any boy who resists is likely to disappear 'out back'. Stunned to find himself in this vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr King's ringing assertion, 'Throw us in jail, and we will still love you.' But Elwood's fellow inmate and new friend Turner thinks Elwood is naive and worse; the world is crooked, and the only way to survive is to emulate the cruelty and cynicism of their oppressors.The tension between Elwood's idealism and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision which will have decades-long repercussions.Based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative by a great American novelist whose work is essential to understanding the current reality of the United States.

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Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen by Natio...
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As National Public Radio's senior foreign correspondent, Anne Garrels has covered conflicts in Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. She is renowned for direct, down-to-earth, insightful reportage, and for her independent take on what she sees. One of only sixteen unembedded American journalists who stayed in Baghdad's now-legendary Palestine Hotel throughout the American invasion of Iraq, she was at the very center of the storm. Naked in Baghdad gives us the sights, sounds, and smells of our latest war with unparalleled vividness and immediacy. Garrels's narrative starts with several trips she made to Baghdad before the war, beginning in October 2002. At its heart is her evolving relationship with her Iraqi driver/minder, Amer, who becomes her friend and confidant, often serving as her eyes and ears among the populace and taking her where no other reporter was able to penetrate. Amer's own strong reactions and personal dilemma provide a trenchant counterpoint to daily events. The story is also punctuated by e-mail bulletins sent by Garrels's husband, Vint Lawrence, to their friends around the world, giving a private view of the rough-and-tumble, often dangerous life of a foreign correspondent, along with some much-needed comic relief. The result is enthralling, deeply personal, utterly authentic: an on-the-ground picture of the war in Iraq that no one else could have written. As Chicago Sun-Times critic Lloyd Sachs wrote about Garrels's work in Baghdad, "A few choice words, honestly delivered, are worth more than a thousand pictures...In your mind's eye, they carry lasting truth." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Garrels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000322/bk_aren_000322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Let George Do It, Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 592min
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Bob Bailey stars as detective George Valentine, a likable guy who is confident in his abilities and willing to give just about anything a shot. Frances Robinson gives life and allure to the character of Claire Brooks, George's girl (and girl Friday). Rounding out the regular trio is Lt. Riley, Valentine's reluctant right-hand man down at police headquarters, played to the hilt by Wally Maher, with an endearing mix of frustration and admiration. Receiving urgent requests by mail each week, the words "Dear Mr. Valentine" are followed by invitations to investigate missing person cases, robberies, cover-ups, family secrets, love triangles, suicides, and so-called accidents. George and Brooksie oblige, busting up murder plots, rackets, and romances. The plights of the wrongly accused, wrongly convicted, and wrongly intentioned are handled with humor, charm, and daring in 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes. Episodes include: "Friendship Club (aka Island in the Lake)" 05-31-48, "Have Some Excitement" 06-07-48, "A Piece of Publicity (aka Hired for a Bodyguard)" 06-14-48, "Problem Child (aka Unfit Mother)" 06-21-48, "Mr. Korawski - American (aka The Racket)" 06-28-48, "Murder Me Twice (aka The Man Who Was Murdered Twice)" 07-05-48, "A Close Call" 07-12-48, "Cry Murder (aka A Deadman Who Was a Murderer)" 07-19-48, "The Money Maker" 08-02-48, "The Perfect Specimen" 08-09-48, "The Ghost on Bliss Terrace" 08-16-48, "The Corpse That Took a Powder" 08-23-48, "A Minor Case of Murder" 08-30-48, "The Impatient Redhead" 09-06-48, "The Father Who Had Nothing to Say" 09-13-48, "The Hearse Was Painted Pink" 09-20-48, "Death Wears a Gay Sport Jacket" 10-18-48, "The Flowers That Smelled of Murder" 11-01-48, "Murder - It's a Gift" 11-08-48, "Stand-In for Murder" 11-29-48. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Bailey, Frances Robinson, Wally Maher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001227/rt_radi_001227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Zebra (pen manufacturer)
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Zebra Pen Corporation is an American manufacturer of writing instruments. The company was founded in New York in 1982 as an independent corporation wholly owned by Zebra Co. Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan. They sell a wide range of pens, pencils, and highlighters through retail stores, wholesalers, and mail orders.The Zebra trademark was adopted in 1914. Legend has it that Mr. Ishikawa, founder of Zebra Co. Ltd., wanted a company name that would be memorable and also appropriate for their export business to other countries. He took an English/Japanese dictionary and, opening it Japanese style from the back, started with the "Z" words. He stopped at "Zebra".

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The Nickel Boys
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020Time #1 Novel of the Year 2019'If greatness is excellence sustained over time, then without question, Whitehead is one of the greatest of his generation. In fact, figuring his age, acclaim, productivity and consistency, he is one of the greatest American writers alive' Time'A commanding triumph' Sunday Times'Every chapter hits its mark' New York Times'A real page-turner' Mail on Sunday________________________________________________________________________Author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida.Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart: he is as good as anyone. Abandoned by his parents, brought up by his loving, strict and clear-sighted grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But given the time and the place, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives at The Nickel Academy, which claims to provide 'physical, intellectual and moral training' which will equip its inmates to become 'honorable and honest men'.In reality, the Nickel Academy is a chamber of horrors, where physical, emotional and sexual abuse is rife, where corrupt officials and tradesmen do a brisk trade in supplies intended for the school, and where any boy who resists is likely to disappear 'out back'. Stunned to find himself in this vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr King's ringing assertion, 'Throw us in jail, and we will still love you.' But Elwood's fellow inmate and new friend Turner thinks Elwood is naive and worse, the world is crooked, and the only way to survive is to emulate the cruelty and cynicism of their oppressors.The tension between Elwood's idealism and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision which will have decades-long repercussions.Based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative by a great American novelist whose work is essential to understanding the current reality of the United States.

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Canadian English
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 14/20, , course: Variation in Canadian English spelling, language: English, abstract: This paper addresses the issue of variation in Canadian English spelling, which is a blend of British and American spelling conventions. The study combines theoretical and practical work. The theoretical part briefly defines the concept of Canadian English in general, that is, its historical background and characteristics. Moreover, it describes some major spelling phenomena in Canadian English and examines the ways in which several Canadian style guides deal with the variation in Canadian English spelling. In turn, the practical part of the present paper deals with the actual spelling practices. Based on the investigation of the spelling practices of Canadian journalists, the research attempts to identify whether the newspapers follow any prescriptive spelling norms. The corpus for the analysis was extracted from a sample of articles taken from the online editions of three national Canadian dailies: (1) The Globe and Mail (2) Metro and (3) National Post. The research gathered 277 tokens of words, where spelling varies between British and American English

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American Slang Dictionary, Fourth Edition
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For the 411 on American slang, this guidebook is the top banana From 'head trip' to 'foot in mouth,' American Slang Dictionary gives you the complete definitions of thousands of uniquely American words and phrases, ranging from golden oldies such as 'catch some rays' and 'take the fifth' to more up-to-the-minute coinages like Wall Street's 'jonx,' the Internet's 'ping,' and the gangsta's favorite, 'shizzle.' Inside you'll find more than 12,000 words and expressions from a wide variety of sources, including gangsta rap, the blogosphere, and the U.S. prison system. In a New York minute, you'll be down with the colloquialisms, vulgarities, and substandard English that make everyday interactions in contemporary American life so colorful. BSOD or blue screen of death the blue computer screen that appears after a programming or operational error crunk wild; crazy; out of control kvetch to complain left-handed monkey wrench a nonexistent tool word of mouse a message spread by e-mail

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It's a God Thing
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Often called 'the next Billy Graham,' Luis Palau is among the best-known American evangelists in the world today. His sermons on spirituality and the Christian life, as well as his calls for international and racial harmony, have been heard by hundreds of millions of people at public gatherings and on radio and television in more than ninety-five countries. It's a God Thing brings together stories Palau has gathered on his travels. These stories, often beginning with the words 'You won't believe what happened to me,' unfold to reveal an unusual and frequently miraculous series of events that transformed the life of the storyteller. Recent polls indicate that the vast majority of Americans-around 90 percent-say they believe in God. Yet even the most consistent churchgoers sometimes wonder why miracles-the recovery of a terminally ill child, the unexpected, much-needed check in the mail-happen to other people. Through its simple, true-life stories, It's a God Thing illustrates the small, often mysterious ways in which God orchestrates events to create something positive amid the confusion and pain of daily life and shows that, even when his intentions are not immediately clear, God gives each individual what he or she needs most.

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