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The Blue-Glow Fire Unbeatable Marble

By Edward Connor
  • ISBN Code: : 3743848112
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Humor
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This is a fanciful story as the main character mainly recounts one particularly eventful year of his life as a young boy living in a fictional small town in rural Australia.Sawtip was a unique hamlet that had strangely attracted a hodgepodge of characters from all over the world. People who never quite felt they belonged anywhere until they found Sawtip.Among the folk who entered the boy's life was his teacher, Mr Cramburn; a troubled soul who escaped what he could of life by anchoring himself to his cherished Rules of Life. The somewhat dotty but dear Miss Julia Castalia and Mr Cramburn's mother whose sad life had turned her into a selfishly possessive parent and drove her son to his excesses, but whose eccentricities revealed a woman of imagination and love.There were also the O'Nancyitches, an impish family of peplechauns; a cross between leprechauns and people. In particular the daughter of that family, Peggy O'Nancyitch, who kept to herself but was ever present when the young narrator needed rescuing.The narrator's family consisted of his nine siblings which included his elder twin brothers whom he had always perceived as the worst of his tormentors. There was his story telling father and his mother, who was always there with tenderness and wise, comforting words. And not to forget the was his walking-stick wielding and cantankerous grandmother who was also always there and always to be avoided.The narrator's life revolved around his friends, school, playing marbles, avoiding the bullies and his lifelong infatuation with Charlotte (Prissy-Face) Righteous-Worthington. Having fun and getting into mischief were prime ingredients in the boy's life. In pursuit of these he and his companions tormented the valley's cows into going on a milk strike before getting their revenge.The young narrator had constantly to be on his toes to cope with the bullies that plagued his life. However although bullies had the brawn he had a reservoir of cunning and imagination and of course Peggy.Playing marbles was a great attraction to the boys of Sawtip and the narrator was a champion. Unfortunately Simon (the Bulldog from Brooklyn) Jones also fancied himself as a marbles aficionado and worse still he was also enamoured with the beautiful Charlotte. This led to several potentially unpleasant encounters, as she manipulated them both, that culminated in the greatest marbles game in the entire history of all marbles games. It was during that game that the fabled Blue-Glow Fire Unbeatable Marble appeared when utter defeat loomed large. In adulthood he saw his friends from childhood drifting away and out of his life. His infatuation with Charlotte eventually led to a wedding ceremony, however the enigmatic Peggy O'Nancyitch and another appearance of the mythical Marble saved the young man; this time from a fate of nagging and mundane boredom.

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The dragons of Berk are coming to Dark Horse! Hiccup, Toothless, and all their dragon-riding friends from DreamWorks Animation's acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon films are starting new adventures in comics! Created with the help of the film's writer, director, and producer Dean DeBlois, these graphic novellas will bridge the gap between the second film and the upcoming third film. More adventures, more dragon lore, and more fun! You won't have to wait years for more dragons; they are coming to you--in comics!

Favorite Fairytales

By
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  • Book Code : N.a
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Do you love to read the stories? Well, everybody loves stories. This book 'Favorite Fairytales for Your Charming Kids' is filled with more than 100 interesting stories of various animals which every kid would love to read and listen to.

John Ruskin: Praeterita

By Ruskin John Ruskin
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474472230
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Art critics
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Praeterita is perhaps the best-loved of all the fruits of Ruskin's many-sided and tormented genius. This exceptional biography - the first of Ruskin's works in the Whitehouse edition - simultaneously presents a deeply reflective portrait of an early 19th-century Protestant family - its genuine piety, its severities, its suffocating possessive affections - and the product (at once intellectually brilliant and emotionally damaged) of its educational system.

Crossroads of Twilight

By Robert Jordan
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  • Publisher : Tor Fantasy
  • Book Code : 1429960744
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
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The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Fleeing from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, whom he is fated to marry, Mat Cauthon learns that he can neither keep her nor let her go, not in safety for either of them, for both the Shadow and the might of the Seanchan Empire are in deadly pursuit. Perrin Aybara seeks to free his wife, Faile, a captive of the Shaido, but his only hope may be an alliance with the enemy. Can he remain true to his friend Rand and to himself? For his love of Faile, Perrin is willing to sell his soul. At Tar Valon, Egwene al'Vere, the young Amyrlin of the rebel Aes Sedai, lays siege to the heart of Aes Sedai power, but she must win quickly, with as little bloodshed as possible, for unless the Aes Sedai are reunited, only the male Asha'man will remain to defend the world against the Dark One, and nothing can hold the Asha'man themselves back from total power except the Aes Sedai and a unified White Tower. In Andor, Elayne Trakland fights for the Lion Throne that is hers by right, but enemies and Darkfriends surround her, plotting her destruction. If she fails, Andor may fall to the Shadow, and the Dragon Reborn with it. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn himself, has cleansed the Dark One's taint from the male half of the True Source, and everything has changed. Yet nothing has, for only men who can channel believe that saidin is clean again, and a man who can channel is still hated and feared-even one prophesied to save the world. Now, Rand must gamble again, with himself at stake, and he cannot be sure which of his allies are really enemies. TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." —Variety The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan Warrior of the Altaii By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Greatest Feminist Classics in One Volume

By Jane Austen,Charlotte Brontë,Fanny Burney,Mary Wollstonecraft,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Rebecca Harding Davis,Louisa May Alcott,Henry James,Leo Tolstoy,Thomas Hardy,Elizabeth Gaskell,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Henrik Ibsen,Kate Chopin,Grant Allen,Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett,H. G. Wells,Gene Stratton-Porter,Willa Cather,Edith Wharton,Theodore Dreiser,Ada Cambridge,Mary Johnston,Marietta Holley,Elia Wilkinson Peattie,Virginia Woolf,Zona Gale,Elizabeth von Arnim,D. H. Lawrence,Margaret Oliphant,Lucy Maud Montgomery,Margaret Mitchell,Harriet Martineau,Nikolai Leskov,Margaret Deland,Sojourner Truth,Mary Ware Dennett,John Stuart Mill,Sarah H. Bradford,Julia Ward Howe,Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Margaret Fuller
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 19509
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 642
  • Pdf File: the-greatest-feminist-classics-in-one-volume.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited collection of feminist masterpieces - from fictional protagonists who influenced generations of young women to the real heroines of the past, their life stories and their legacy. Fiction: Camilla (Fanny Burney) Maria; Or, The Wrongs of Woman (Mary Wollstonecraft) Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne) Lady Macbeth of the Mzinsk District (Nikolai Leskov) Hester (Margaret Oliphant) Life in the Iron Mills (Rebecca Davis) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James) Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy) North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell) The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman) Herland (Charlotte Perkins Gilman) A Doll's House (Henrik Ibsen) Hedda Gabler (Henrik Ibsen) The Awakening (Kate Chopin) The Woman Who Did (Grant Allen) Miss Cayley's Adventures (Grant Allen) New Amazonia (Elizabeth Corbett) A Girl of the Limberlost (Gene Stratton-Porter) The Iron Woman (Margaret Deland) My Ántonia (Willa Cather) The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton) Summer (Edith Wharton) Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser) Sisters (Ada Cambridge) Hagar (Mary Johnston) Samantha on the Woman Question (Marietta Holley) The Precipice (Elia Wilkinson Peattie) To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf) Miss Lulu Bett (Zona Gale) Lady Chatterley's Lover (D. H. Lawrence) The Enchanted April (Elizabeth von Arnim) Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell) Emily of New Moon (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Memoirs: Madame Vigée Lebrun Jane Austen Caroline Herschel Mrs. Seacole Elizabeth Cady Stanton Emmeline Pankhurst Biographies: Lucretia Sappho Aspasia of Cyrus Portia Octavia Cleopatra Julia Domna Zenobia Valeria Hypatia Roswitha the Nun Marie de France Mechthild of Magdeburg Joan of Arc Catharine of Arragon Anne Boleyn Queen Elizabeth Mary, Queen of Scots Queen Anne Maria Theresa Marie Antoinette Madame de Stael Augustina Saragoza Charlotte Brontë Florence Nightingale Harriet Tubman

The Essential Feminist Collection – 60 Powerful Classics in One Volume

By Jane Austen,Charlotte Brontë,Fanny Burney,Mary Wollstonecraft,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Rebecca Harding Davis,Louisa May Alcott,Henry James,Leo Tolstoy,Thomas Hardy,Elizabeth Gaskell,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Henrik Ibsen,Kate Chopin,Grant Allen,Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett,H. G. Wells,Gene Stratton-Porter,Willa Cather,Edith Wharton,Theodore Dreiser,Ada Cambridge,Mary Johnston,Marietta Holley,Elia Wilkinson Peattie,Virginia Woolf,Zona Gale,Elizabeth von Arnim,D. H. Lawrence,Margaret Oliphant,Lucy Maud Montgomery,Margaret Mitchell,Harriet Martineau,Nikolai Leskov,Margaret Deland,Sojourner Truth,Mary Ware Dennett,John Stuart Mill,Sarah H. Bradford,Julia Ward Howe,Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Margaret Fuller
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 14216
  • Category : Fiction
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e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited collection of feminist masterpieces - from fictional protagonists who influenced generations of young women to the real heroines of the past, their life stories and their legacy. _x000D_ Fiction:_x000D_ Camilla (Fanny Burney)_x000D_ Maria; Or, The Wrongs of Woman (Mary Wollstonecraft)_x000D_ Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)_x000D_ Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)_x000D_ The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)_x000D_ Lady Macbeth of the Mzinsk District (Nikolai Leskov)_x000D_ Hester (Margaret Oliphant)_x000D_ Life in the Iron Mills (Rebecca Davis)_x000D_ Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)_x000D_ The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James)_x000D_ Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)_x000D_ Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)_x000D_ North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell)_x000D_ The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)_x000D_ Herland (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)_x000D_ A Doll's House (Henrik Ibsen)_x000D_ Hedda Gabler (Henrik Ibsen)_x000D_ The Awakening (Kate Chopin)_x000D_ The Woman Who Did (Grant Allen)_x000D_ Miss Cayley's Adventures (Grant Allen)_x000D_ New Amazonia (Elizabeth Corbett)_x000D_ A Girl of the Limberlost (Gene Stratton-Porter)_x000D_ The Iron Woman (Margaret Deland)_x000D_ My Ántonia (Willa Cather)_x000D_ The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)_x000D_ Summer (Edith Wharton)_x000D_ Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser)_x000D_ Sisters (Ada Cambridge)_x000D_ Hagar (Mary Johnston)_x000D_ Samantha on the Woman Question (Marietta Holley)_x000D_ The Precipice (Elia Wilkinson Peattie)_x000D_ To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)_x000D_ Miss Lulu Bett (Zona Gale)_x000D_ Lady Chatterley's Lover (D. H. Lawrence)_x000D_ The Enchanted April (Elizabeth von Arnim)_x000D_ Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)_x000D_ Emily of New Moon (Lucy Maud Montgomery)_x000D_ Memoirs:_x000D_ Madame Vigée Lebrun _x000D_ Jane Austen_x000D_ Caroline Herschel_x000D_ Mrs. Seacole_x000D_ Elizabeth Cady Stanton_x000D_ Emmeline Pankhurst_x000D_ Biographies:_x000D_ Lucretia_x000D_ Sappho_x000D_ Aspasia of Cyrus_x000D_ Portia_x000D_ Octavia_x000D_ Cleopatra_x000D_ Julia Domna_x000D_ Zenobia_x000D_ Valeria_x000D_ Hypatia_x000D_ Roswitha the Nun_x000D_ Marie de France_x000D_ Mechthild of Magdeburg_x000D_ Joan of Arc _x000D_ Catharine of Arragon_x000D_ Anne Boleyn_x000D_ Queen Elizabeth_x000D_ Mary, Queen of Scots_x000D_ Queen Anne_x000D_ Maria Theresa_x000D_ Marie Antoinette_x000D_ Madame de Stael_x000D_ Augustina Saragoza_x000D_ Charlotte Brontë_x000D_ Florence Nightingale_x000D_ Harriet Tubman

The Greatest Scottish Novels & Tales in One Edition

By Robert Louis Stevenson,Walter Scott,John Buchan,O. Douglas,George MacDonald,J. M. Barrie
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 22717
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-greatest-scottish-novels-tales-in-one-edition.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents the greatest historical novels, adventure classics, legends, romance novels and war stories set in Scottish highlands and moors. Contents: Robert Louis Stevenson: Kidnapped Catriona Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale Weir of Hermiston Walter Scott: Waverley Guy Mannering The Antiquary Rob Roy Ivanhoe Kenilworth The Pirate The Fortunes of Nigel Peveril of the Peak Quentin Durward St. Ronan's Well Redgauntlet Woodstock The Fair Maid of Perth Anne of Geierstein Old Mortality The Black Dwarf The Heart of Midlothian The Bride of Lammermoor A Legend of Montrose Count Robert of Paris Castle Dangerous The Monastery The Abbot The Betrothed The Talisman John Buchan: The Thirty-Nine Steps The Three Hostages Huntingtower Castle Gay The Power-House John Macnab Sir Quixote of the Moors John Burnet of Barns A Lost Lady of Old Years The Half-Hearted Salute to Adventurers Midwinter Witch Wood The Free Fishers O. Douglas: Olivia in India The Setons Penny Plain Ann and Her Mother Pink Sugar The Proper Place The Day of Small Things Priorsford Taken by the Hand Jane's Parlour The House That Is Our Own George MacDonald: David Elginbrod Alec Forbes of Howglen Robert Falconer Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood What's Mine's Mine The Elect Lady Heather and Snow Salted with Fire Malcolm The Marquis of Lossie Sir Gibbie Donal Grant J. M. Barrie: Auld Licht Idylls A Window in Thrums The Little Minister Sentimental Tommy Tommy and Grizel

Masters of the Flame

By Elsa Jade
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  • Publisher : Red Circle Ink
  • Book Code : 1941547214
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All three books of the Masters of the Flame dragon shifter trilogy! Readers say... "romantic and exciting"..."riveting story"..."beautifully written"! DRAGON FEVER He must find the heart of his dragon treasure. She will be the treasure of his dragon heart. The Nox Incendi dragons are dying. In a mysterious faux castle on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Rave Dorado has been struggling for centuries to find a cure for the creeping cold that is slowly turning his dragonkin to stone. Until his fiery gaze falls on a curvy, plucky female whose purity of spirit lights a flame in his icy soul… Piper Ramirez knew a girls’ night out with her two best friends at the world’s most exclusive casino would be beyond belief…but she had no idea just how far. Inexplicably drawn to the dark and sexy Rave, she’ll roll the dice and take a chance giving him her body, though he is too much of an enigma to truly trust. But the Nox Incendi shifters aren’t the only one with secrets in Sin City. Piper will have to open her eyes to a strange new world and Rave will have to open his heart if they want to survive the dragon fever. DRAGON FATE He longed for the fury of the mating fever. She had the magic to touch his dragon heart. Unlike the other Nox Incendi dragons, Torch Dorado never sought his treasure, the hoard that would bring peace to his inner beast. But when he hunts down Anjali Herne, he may have found the first scintillating jewel to tame his dragon heart. But Anjali is a threat to the security of all dragonkin, and he’ll have to make her believe he is not the fire-breathing, maiden-munching monster of fairy tales. Well, there may be a little munching and a lot of fire… DRAGON FALL She fell for a dragon half turned to stone. Now the mating fever will turn them to ash – or let them fly. As lord of the Nox Incendi dragons, Bale Dorado is supposed to protect his people within the exclusive Keep casino in Sin City, but the curse that plagues the clan has all but turned him to cold stone. Only by finding the powerful, burning heart of his treasure will he survive to lead them against a deadly magical threat to dragonkin. Instead, he finds himself falling for a wounded, delicate…virgin? Esme Montenegro fears everything about the broken, disfigured dragon lord—including her wild, feverish attraction to him. She too is falling…and if she can’t find her wings, they and all the Nox Incendi are doomed. _____________ Fall in love with the Nox Incendi dragon heroes...and fly!

House of Dred

By Troy Theisen
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491703350
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Fiction
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Twelve-year-old Reesa Bellemont moves with her family from sunny California to the dour Washington state coastline. Her father’s uncle, Dr. Edward Bellemont—also known as Dr. Dred—willed a house there to Reesa’s father, and the chance to move into the big, old place is too good an offer to pass up. Even as the seven Bellemonts and their dog cross the threshold of their new residence, however, strange and wicked things begin to occur. Reesa has always had special talents, and she feels particularly sensitive to the house’s ill will. Even so, her father, Gavin, denies anything is wrong, and they remain in the house despite the odd occurrences. Soon, Reesa makes the acquaintance of Jerome White, a strange man who lives in a cabin deep in the woods. Jerome comes to the Bellemont house for dinner one night—but with his arrival, the dark forces truly manifest. Jerome is secretly the keeper of the Amulet of Prophecy, the second of the six Amulets of the Rainbow. Using his metaphysical abilities and the power of the amulet, he and Reesa must fight against an ancient force. The deceased Dr. Dred is somehow involved, and the lives of each and every Bellemont are now at stake. Jerome and Reesa are the family’s last hope for surviving the evil that threatens their souls.

Dragons Entwined

By Keira Blackwood,Liza Street
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  • Publisher : Liza Street
  • Book Code : 1386597252
  • Total of Pages : 737
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 612
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When dragons bond, it’s for life. Security doesn’t work as a solo gig, no matter how determined I am to do everything on my own. Dragons don’t play so well with others. I need a partner or I’m screwed. And not in the hot way. But instead of finding one partner…I find three. They move into my tower, and that’s where it gets messy. Each of them calls to a different part of me. Taylor, the poet, translates the inner workings of my heart, even when I can’t find the words. Quentin’s insights enlighten every situation, pushing all the right buttons and unlocking secret desires. Slade’s the biggest, strongest, yet sweetest man I’ve ever met, and he softens the rough edges of my wounded soul. I’m supposed to choose between them, but I can’t. I want to claim them all. It’s absolute torture. But even worse: one of these precious men hides a secret that could tear us apart. Dragons Entwined includes all three books in the reverse harem trilogy: Dragon Shattered, Dragon Unbroken, and Dragon Reborn. The trilogy features one strong female dragon shifter and the three hot-as-sin male dragon shifters who win a place in her company...and in her bed.

Truman

By David McCullough
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743260295
  • Total of Pages : 1120
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.