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Civil War America

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As war raged on the battlefields of the Civil War, men and women all over the nation continued their daily routines. They celebrated holidays, ran households, wrote letters, read newspapers, joined unions, attended plays, and graduated from high school and college. Civil War America reveals how Americans, both Northern and Southern, lived during the Civil War-the ways they worked, expressed themselves artistically, organized their family lives, treated illness, and worshipped.

Written by specialists, the chapters in this book cover the war's impact on the economy, the role of the federal government, labor, welfare and reform efforts, the Indian nations, universities, healthcare and medicine, news coverage, photography, and a host of other topics that flesh out the lives of ordinary Americans who just happened to be living through the biggest conflict in American history. Along with the original material presented in the book chapters, the website accompanying the book is a treasure trove of primary sources, both textual and visual, keyed for each chapter topic.

Civil War America and its companion website uncover seismic shifts in the cultural and social landscape of the United States, providing the perfect addition to any course on the Civil War.


A Wallflower Christmas

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New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas invites you to spend the holidays with the Wallflowers—four young London ladies who finally found the men of their dreams…and will join together once more to help the world’s most notorious rogue meet his match.

The magic of Christmas

Rafe Bowman has just arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady-in-waiting, and if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed. Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But when four former Wallflowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen…

BEGINS under the mistletoe

Winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants. However, Christmas works in the most unexpected ways, changing a cynic to a romantic…and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts.

“Splendid romance.”—Booklist     

About the Author

Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award–winning author of twenty-one novels. Her books have been published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.


A A Walkers Notebook

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A Walker's Notebook has been compiled for all those people who walk for pleasure (over 77% of the UK adult population). Published to coincide with the centenary of Wainwright's birth its small flexi format, with its splashproof cover, makes it ideal for slipping in a pocket and taking along with you. Whether a Sunday afternoon jaunt close to home or a hill walk on holiday, A Walker's Notebook has space to record details of nearly 100 walks including dates, routes, companions and what you experienced on the way. Also included are pages to make notes of favourite pubs, cafes and places to stay. Illustrated throughout with charming illustrations by A. Wainwright this is an ideal gift for anybody who loves walking.


Gisela's Holiday Story

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First in the holiday series of beginning chapter books for the young history enthusiast! The Medieval Maidens Holiday series lets readers become part of the special day of real princesses who lived in real medieval castles. Gisela's holiday takes place on the Feast of All Saints. Readers learn what life was like this holiday was like in the 9th century.


I Was Just Thinking

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This book reveals the power of positivity, expresses hope and love, and is full of personality. The encouraging words will increase your personal and professional life. The author's belief is that this book will create positive powers in the life of the reader. He wrote the book specifically for his children to show them that they are always on his mind and the things that he thinks about for them are focused on accomplishments, happiness, joy, and above all, love. After reading this book, you will discover no matter where you are as a parent, your feelings and thoughts will always be wrapped around intense positivity for your children. The mission of the book is to deepen relationships with one another by conveying to parents and children the depths of thoughts and feelings and just how as a parent, we are always thinking of positive formulas for our children filled with high hopes. The pages encourage our children to not settle for second best and to not become content with a complacent life of mediocre existence that so easily satisfies people of this present and. And most of all, to focus on the positives in life while eliminating the negatives.



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