...It’s tough being a modern day pirate Hannibal “Salty” Greco is a smuggler, a brigand, and a 21st century rogue but his loyalty to those close to him is his best asset. When he and his team are hired for an elaborate heist of an illegal gold shipment it promises excitement and peril.
When the prize is so large betrayal and treachery are close at hand. Friends turn enemy and trust is hard to find. Salty must weave his way through action and intrigue to get his team to safety…….and just maybe get rich in the process!!! Join the team and feel passion’s boil and the gunfire fly!!
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.
Un libro per i nostri ragazzi, quindi anche per noi. Un libro pratico, perciò pieno di sogni. Un libro emozionante, per l'Italia che non si rassegna. L'Italia deve pensare in avanti. Non è un lusso, è una necessità. Con questo libro Beppe Severgnini ci spinge a “riprogrammare noi stessi e il nostro Paese (brutto verbo, bel proposito)”. E offre agli italiani di domani - questione di atteggiamento, non solo di anagrafe - otto suggerimenti: semplici, onesti, concreti.
Sono le otto T del tempo che viene, otto chiavi per aprire le porte del futuro. 1. Talento. Siate brutali 2. Tenacia. Siate pazienti 3. Tempismo. Siate pronti 4. Tolleranza. Siate elastici 5. Totem. Siate leali 6. Tenerezza. Siate morbidi 7. Terra. Siate aperti 8. Testa. Siate ottimisti Dietro le otto porte, non c’è necessariamente il successo. Ma di sicuro c'è una vita - e un'Italia - migliore.
Mentre Arkas, richiamato a Zarya, medita vendetta, Tasryne, Agmal e Karl si mettono sulle tracce del Giullare, che ha purtroppo recuperato la Reliquia del Primogenito. Ma quando i due Diavoli torneranno a fronteggiarsi, lo scontro sarà più duro del previsto e Agmal, per poter salvare Tasryne e attirare su di sé la furia del Giullare, lancia qualcosa che non è mai stato pronunciato sulla Terra: la sfida dei Diavoli, dalla quale soltanto uno può uscire vivo...
Rosie loves her new home with John the deli owner.
But when John's niece comes to visit, Rosie and her pal Fritz get blamed for everything. They know they're not the ones wrecking John's house, but who is? Will Rosie and Fritz catch the real culprit, or are they headed for obedience school?