A visitor in the night / J. Cassat -- Sir Bo, the dragon fighter / N. Roloff -- What scarecrows do best/ J. Cassat -- Dapple / A.D.
Stearns -- The day dragons stopped dreaming / V.J. Kuyper -- If animals could talk / J. Cassat -- The hairy, green, three-eyed, four-armed, triple-fanged, kid-eating monster / B. Cimochowski -- Rudy and the captain / C. Rayburn -- The very best hiding place / A. Doray -- A toucan can / M. Paul
Cynthias Leben geht steil bergauf. Sie ist erfolgreiche Kriminalkommissarin beim Berliner LKA, der man voraussagt, einmal die jüngste Polizeipräsidentin aller Zeiten zu werden. Während eines dramatischen Einsatzes Mus sie sich entscheiden: Weiterhin eine erfolgreiche Karriere oder Gerechtigkeit für ein einzelnes, wehrloses Opfer?
Fade in on a girl, with a hunger for fame... ...and with her uproariously funny, widely circulated, and often totally unhinged recaps of the television show SMASH, author, playwright, and perpetual non-speaking townsperson Rachel Shukert finally got a scrap of it to gnaw on. A once-aspiring actress who never quite got over her dreams of Broadway stardom, Shukert lovingly sunk her teeth into analyzing (and often, inventing) every detail of NBC's embattled little-musical-that-couldn't, and before long, found herself at the center of the backstage drama behind the backstage drama that captivated America (or at least, the part of it that spends a lot of time handing out their head shots in Times Square.) Childhood heroes became devoted fans. Rabid internet mobs called for her death. And through it all, Rachel kept recapping, risking her health, her sanity, and her sleep hygiene forever. And somehow, she made her Broadway dreams come true, although in a way she never could have imagined as a nine-year-old lip-synching her way through the original cast album of "Sunday in the Park With George" back in her living room in Omaha. An inventive blend of memoir, cultural criticism, and wildly absurdist fan fiction (and including never-before-published material, suitable for sing-alongs!), LET ME BE YOUR STAR is your recap of recaps from a master of the form, lifting the veil on fan culture, Broadway, and the woman behind the keyboard desperately trying to think of another mildly erotic joke about Elaine Stritch at 4:30 am on a Tuesday. Anyone who loves television, the Internet, or Into the Woods (and if you don't fall into any of these categories, please prove to this computer that you are a human being) won't want to miss this thoughtful, hilarious meditation on life, art, and the act of creation by one of our most inimitable comic voices.
When the delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787, the new Constitution they had written was no more than a proposal. Elected conventions in at least nine of the thirteen states would have to ratify it before it could take effect. There was reason to doubt whether that would happen. The document we revere today as the foundation of our country’s laws, the cornerstone of our legal system, was hotly disputed at the time. Some Americans denounced the Constitution for threatening the liberty that Americans had won at great cost in the Revolutionary War. One group of fiercely patriotic opponents even burned the document in a raucous public demonstration on the Fourth of July. In this splendid new history, Pauline Maier tells the dramatic story of the yearlong battle over ratification that brought such famous founders as Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Jay, and Henry together with well-known Americans who sometimes eloquently and always passionately expressed their hopes and fears for their new country. Men argued in taverns and coffeehouses; women joined the debate in their parlors; broadsides and newspaper stories advocated various points of view and excoriated others. In small towns and counties across the country people read the document carefully and knew it well.
Americans seized the opportunity to play a role in shaping the new nation. Then the ratifying conventions chosen by "We the People" scrutinized and debated the Constitution clause by clause. Although many books have been written about the Constitutional Convention, this is the first major history of ratification. It draws on a vast new collection of documents and tells the story with masterful attention to detail in a dynamic narrative. Each state’s experience was different, and Maier gives each its due even as she focuses on the four critical states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New York, whose approval of the Constitution was crucial to its success. The New Yorker Gilbert Livingston called his participation in the ratification convention the greatest transaction of his life. The hundreds of delegates to the ratifying conventions took their responsibility seriously, and their careful inspection of the Constitution can tell us much today about a document whose meaning continues to be subject to interpretation. Ratification is the story of the founding drama of our nation, superbly told in a history that transports readers back more than two centuries to reveal the convictions and aspirations on which our country was built.
"Isfahan is half the world" was the proud boast of the 17th-century capital of Persia, established as the new political centre of the country by Shah Abbas I shortly after his accession to the throne in 1588. One of the many travellers attracted to Persia by these claims was Jean Chardin, a young French jeweller who spent a total of 10 years in Isfahan. During this time, he became intimately familiar with the city, its markets, shops, and workplaces; he was invited into people's houses and entertained; he visited gardens and participated in hunts; his knowledge of Court affairs was extensive; and he travelled hundreds of miles, all over the country, visiting other towns and villages. His journals are a source of information for all interested in Middle Eastern history. They also provide a portrait of life both at court and among humble artisans in 17th century Persia. First published as "Chardin's Voyages", this edited collection includes a comprehensive introduction with a biography of Chardin and a description of Iran in the mid-17th-century, placing the writing in its historical context.
Pada era media sosial seperti sekarang ini, mungkin kita mengira bahwa tak ada lagi orang yang terlalu takut untuk berbicara. Semua pendapat yang ada di pikiran kita bebas diutarakan secara terbuka. Akan tetapi, tidak demikian kenyataannya. Masih banyak orang-orang yang takut berpendapat karena khawatir di-bully. Dianggap musuh karena pendapat dan keyakinannya berbeda dari masyarakat kebanyakan. Ada pula yang takut bicara karena khawatir suaranya tak didengar, tenggelam oleh riuhnya pembicaraan lain yang dianggap lebih penting. Dari situ, saya kemudian sadar bahwa orang-orang masih ragu bersuara karena belum banyak orang yang bersedia "mendengarkan". Mendengarkan dengan hatinya dan membuang jauh-jauh perasaan menyingkirkan ketidaksepahaman. Oleh karena itu, melalui suara-suara saya dalam buku ini, saya mengajak kalian untuk meningkatkan keberanian. Cobalah untuk berani berbicara. Cobalah untuk berani menerima perbedaan dan memahaminya. Setelah itu, mari kita belajar untuk menjadi juru bicara yang bermartabat bagi bangsa Indonesia.
In the early 1920s, Jake Witherspoon, a prominent DC attorney, moves his family back to his hometown to help his widowed mother. He also wants to give his family the chance to leave the turmoil of the big city and live a quiet, small-town life in the beauty of rural Arkansas, where living is easy and nothing much happens. At least that was the plan. But to paraphrase Robert Burns, “The best-laid plans of mice and men / Often go awry.” Jake is not used to having his plans go astray—or anywhere he has not intended, for that matter. So when he wakes up one quiet morning in his mother’s house in Hulet, Arkansas, and has no idea what has been happening in his own life for the past several years, he’s forced to piece together his painful old life and examine the man he was—and the man he wants to be. Filled with mystery, suspense, and political intrigue, A Defect of Character is the powerful tale of one man’s journey from selfishness to self-discovery against a backdrop of deceit and murder in 1920s Arkansas.