The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars


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One of the Ten Best Books of the Year, Washington Post Book World
One of the Los Angeles Times’ Favorite Books of the Year
One of the Top Ten National Books of 2008, Portland Oregonian
A 2009 Honor Book of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association

“Few books have combined the historical scope and the literary skill to give the ­foreign reader a sense of events from a Vietnamese perspective. . . . Now we can add Andrew Pham’s Eaves of Heaven to this list of indispensable books.”
New York Times Book Review

“Searing . . . vivid–and harrowing . . . Here is war and life through the eyes of a Vietnamese everyman.”
—Seattle Times

Once wealthy landowners, Thong Van Pham’s family was shattered by the tumultuous events of the twentieth century: the French occupation of Indochina, the Japanese invasion during World War II, and the Vietnam War.
Told in dazzling chapters that alternate between events in the past and those closer to the present, The Eaves of Heaven brilliantly re-creates the trials of everyday life in Vietnam as endured by one man, from the fall of Hanoi and the collapse of French colonialism to the frenzied evacuation of Saigon. Pham offers a rare portal into a lost world as he chronicles Thong Van Pham’s heartbreaks, triumphs, and bizarre reversals of fortune, whether as a South Vietnamese soldier pinned down by enemy fire, a prisoner of the North Vietnamese under brutal interrogation, or a refugee desperately trying to escape Vietnam after the last American helicopter has abandoned Saigon. This is the story of a man caught in the maelstrom of twentieth-century politics, a gripping memoir told with the urgency of a wartime dispatch by a writer of surpassing talent.



Art History Portable Book 1,Book 2, Book 3, Book 4, Book 6 & NEW MyLab Arts with Pearson eText — Valuepack Access Card Package (5th Edition)


Price: $176.67
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0205941761 / 9780205941766 Art History Portable Book 1,Book 2, Book 3, Book 4, Book 6 & NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText — Valuepack Access Card Package

 

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0205206565 / 9780205206568 NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText — Valuepack Access Card

0205873766 / 9780205873760 Art History Portable Book 1

0205873774 / 9780205873777 Art History Portables Book 2

0205873790 / 9780205873791 Art History Portables Book 4

0205877567 / 9780205877560 Art History Portables Book 6  





Tools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid’s Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Rome (Build It Yourself)


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Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.





L21T – Standard of Excellence Book 1 Theory & History Workbook Teacher’s Edition


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The Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 and 2 combine a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. The result is the most complete band method available anywhere.

Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform.
Three starting systems help ensure positive results in any beginning situation.
FOR … ONLY exercises (i.e. FOR FLUTES ONLY) offer idiomatic solutions to the unique challenges of each instrument.
Excellerators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics.
A nine page FOR OBOES ONLY starting system gives beginners a solid foundation for learning in the full band setting.
Expanded French Horn and Percussion books, including a separate book for Timpani & Auxiliary Percussion, address the unique needs of beginners on these instruments.
A comprehensive,totally-correlated Electric Bass book offers expanded opportunities for student involvement.
Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study.
Achievement Lines and GO FOR EXCELLENCE! test lines ensure objective assessment of students’ accomplishments.
A built-in reward system motivates students and encourages musical growth.
Expanded 48 page part books (instead of the usual 32 pages) provide added reinforcement of musical skills.
600-plus page full Conductor Scores contain Objectives for every line of music, Director tips, extended reference articles, duplicable worksheets and quizzes, and theory, listening, composing, improvisation, geography, foreign language, history, and other interdisciplinary Activities for Excellence.Standard Of Excellence BK 1,MSC THRY/HISTORY WB-TEACHER The Theory section of Book 1 concentrates on learning the basic language of the music that helps develop well-rounded musicians: reading and drawing notes in both treble and bass clef, learning key signatures and simple rhythms, and introducing intervals
Students compose their own rhythms within parameters, and encounter fun puzzles and games to reinforce their new skills
The History section of Book 1 gives an overview of music history in the context of world events, using text, illustrations, and timelines
Students get a taste of music history from antiquity to the present day, with introductions to the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century
Every historical section has written exercises, plus Brain Busters that challenge students to drive beyond the words on the page by thinking and researching on their own



The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It


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Winner of the MN Book Award for Nonfiction. “Wherever the people are well informed,” Thomas Jefferson wrote, “they can be trusted with their own government.” But what happens when they are not? In every issue of modern society–from climate change to vaccinations, transportation to technology, health care to defense–we are in the midst of an unprecedented expansion of scientific progress and a simultaneous expansion of danger. At the very time we need them most, scientists and the idea of objective knowledge are being bombarded by a vast, well-funded, three-part war on science: the identity politics war on science, the ideological war on science, and the industrial war on science.

The result is an unprecedented erosion of thought in Western democracies as voters, policymakers, and justices actively ignore the evidence from science, leaving major policy decisions to be based more on the demands of the most strident voices.  

Shawn Lawrence Otto’s provocative new book investigates the historical, social, philosophical, political, and emotional reasons for why and how evidence-based politics are in decline and authoritarian politics are once again on the rise, and offers a vision, an argument, and some compelling solutions to bring us to our collective senses, before it’s too late.

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The Tiger (Chronicles of An Imperial Legionary Officer Book 2)

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Abandoned and cut off from friendly lines, Stiger takes the fight to the enemy!

A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter… Captain Ben Stiger captured Castle Vrell and rid it of a minion of a dark god. Now he finds himself cut off from the empire with a hostile rebel army marching on the legion’s fortress where they guard the entrance to the Vrell Valley. It is not in Stiger’s nature to simply wait for the enemy. Badly outnumbered and facing odds greater than twenty to one, he sets out to impede the enemy’s advance and show them the steel that the legions are made of. To help him on his way he has the services of his friend, Eli one of the last remaining elven rangers. As if matters could not get worse, an army of dwarves is preparing to retake Castle Vrell, a sacred place they name Grata’Kor.

There are forces at play greater than Stiger can imagine. To survive, he must not only contend with a well-supported rebel army, but a hostile dwarven nation intent on fulfilling a mysterious prophecy that has the potential to shatter the world and bring ruin to the empire.

The battle to save the empire and the world continues in this action packed adventure.



The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition


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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

From Sauron’s fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.

When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.

The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

This edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and an extensive index.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.

Praise for The Lord of the Rings

“An extraordinary work — pure excitement.” — New York Times Book Review

“One of the great fairy-tale quests in modern literature.” — Time

“A remarkable book.” — Newsweek

“One of the very few works of genius in recent literature.” — New Republic

“A work of immense narrative power that can sweep the reader up and hold him enthralled for days and weeks.” — The Nation

“Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron.” — C. S. Lewis

“The first thing one asks of an adventure story is that the adventure should be various and exciting . . . Tolkien’s invention is unflagging.” — W. H. Auden

“J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic trilogy remains the ultimate quest, the ultimate battle between good and evil, the ultimate chronicle of stewardship of the earth. Endlessly imitated, it never has been surpassed.” — Kansas City Star

“A masterful story . . . an epic in its own way . . . with elements of high adventure, suspense, mystery, poetry, and fantasy.” — Boston Sunday Herald
50th anniversary edition of The Lord of the Rings, fine first edition hardcover with jacket



The EC Archives: Vault of Horror Volume 4


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Dark Horse Comics brings even more macabrely majestic stories from the Vault! This terrifying tome has been digitally recolored–using Marie Severin’s original palette as a guide–and features stories drawn by all-star comic artists Johnny Craig, Graham Ingels, Joe Orlando, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, and George Evans!



The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion

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There has never been a more important political investigation than Robert S. Mueller III’s into President Donald Trump’s possible collusion with Russia. His momentous findings can be found here, complete with:

  • The 300 pages of the historic report, as released by the Justice Department
  • An introduction by constitutional scholar, eminent civil libertarian, and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz.
  • The relevant portions of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the 1999 provisions written by former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, which establish and regulate the powers of the special counsel.
  • Rod Rosenstein’s 2016 order appointing Robert Mueller III as special counsel and outlining the scope of his investigation.
  • Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary of the report, as sent to Congress.
  • Barr’s explanation of the four reasons for redacting the report, and a key for identifying them in the color-coded report


The wait is over. Robert Mueller, a lifelong Republican, has concluded his investigation and submitted its findings to Attorney General William Barr. Barr has told Congress that Mueller found no proof of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and did not come to a conclusion on obstruction of justice—neither concluding the president committed a crime nor exonerating him. But Mueller’s report was over 300 pages and Barr’s summary was only four pages, raising questions about the conclusions of a historic investigation.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s probe into Russian influence on the 2016 election of Donald Trump—including links between the campaign and Russian interests, obstruction of justice by President Trump, and any other matters that may have arisen in the course of the investigation—has been the focal point of American politics since its inception in May 2017. 

Democrats in the US House of Representatives hoped to use the report to begin impeachment proceedings, with the support of those critical of the president. Media tracked Mueller’s every move, and the investigation was subject to constant speculation by political pundits everywhere. It resulted in the indictments of Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and many others. President Trump and his supporters affirmed that the investigation was a “witch hunt” and the product of a plot by the political establishment—the “deep state”—to delegitimize his presidency.

Mueller’s findings—at least according to Barr—allowed the latter to claim victory. But now, thanks to a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler for the full report, a resolution from the House of Representatives to release the full report to the public (though blocked in the Senate by Mitch McConnell), and popular demand, it’s time for public to judge if that is true.

The Mueller investigation will join Watergate, and the Mueller Report will join the 9/11 Commission Report, the Warren Report, and the Starr Report, as one of the most important in history. The Mueller Report is required reading for everyone with interest in American politics, for every 2016 and 2020 voter, and every American. It’s now available here as an affordable paperback, featuring an introduction from eminent civil libertarian, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, who provides a constitutional, civil law-based commentary sorely needed in today’s media landscape.