With Frederick the Great (Annotated): A Tale of the Seven

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It brings us closer to her unique protagonist. These six novels allow the past to shine in all its complicated glory. One suspects he was probably a bit muddier in real life, but even so, his contrast to the wealth of the nobles could not be more stark. If the book had been pruned by about 100 pages, I could have recommended it highly. Biography of Joe McCarthy, background on the Red Scare, information on McCarthyism in its time, the downfall of McCarthy, and the aftermath.
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The Persnickety Princess

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Cather was herself aware of French-Canadians from the time she was a child newly arrived in Nebraska. Each stage of a nation’s development produces a newly-believed system of natural law, use of language, and institution of government. While Quebec is "entirely cut off from Europe" (3), it is experienced as spiritually complete in itself. Also with the digital archive of the original article. http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=1996-10-21#folio=158 The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents.
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Dragon Seer

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Timeframe spans from the turn of the 16th century to the 1960s and the Vietnam War. Eliot come to mind, in which he analyzed the importance of Latin and the Romance languages in English and American literature. I found those books, as well as much of Norah Lofts' work, to be consistent with the period the author was writing about. I wouldn’t be here now- afraid, lonely, and waiting to arrive at a destination I’m unsure of. The author, Richard Platt, who has written a number of nonfiction books for children on related subjects, provides a great deal of accurate historical information, which is reinforced by the illustrations.
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The Apprentice's Masterpiece: A Story of Medieval Spain

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The children had two separate tasks as part of this project: They took part in a multi-national competition called the “Epic Challenge” along with schools from Australia. Michaels attributes the exclusionary racialization of American identity to American anti-imperialism, which used the resistance to "burdening the United States with. .. 'fresh millions of foreign negroes'" as one of its chief arguments against the colonization of the Philippines (386-87 n.1). After Rome abandoned Britain, its Celtic population shifted westward as Saxons took over the east.
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St. Patrick & The Pirates

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At the official web site of the Louvre there are virtual tours of many galleries and exhibitions showcasing its 35,000 works of art. If I am to believe the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads—and why shouldn’t I?—most people who’ve read the book loved it. Features the settling and development of Los Angeles, California late 19th century, two prominent families and their successive generations. Rather than write from the third person perspective, where you hover over all your characters like God, try writing in the first person perspective of each of your characters.
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The Passion of Dolssa

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And I understand how difficult all of this must be for you.” He studied his son. “I do as I must. A nobleman’s bed had canopies with rich hangings, sometimes embroidered with his shield. No one knew she was a woman until, during a papal procession through the streets of Rome, she went into labor and gave birth to a child. LONESOME DOVE: Follow retired Texas Rangers from Texas to Montana in Lonesome Dove. 58. Not sighted Based on an actual event, this novel tells the story of Koichi, the son of a samurai of the Wakamatsu fief, who in 1869 goes with his father and others from Wakamatsu to California to found a colony.
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The Camelot Code (First Kiss Club) (Volume 2)

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You can zoom in and out to place the location in context. In Chrétien’s romances we have knights riding out on adventures, fighting bravely against other warriors, monsters and magical creatures. See the illuminated chronicles kept by scholarly monks, discover which musical instruments were played, and find out how master craftworkers used their skills to decorate the great cathedrals. I do plan to re-read Under the Tuscan Sun for fun, but I was looking to learn a little along the read.
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King Arthur and the Round Table (Tales of King Arthur)

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Like the attic study, it too has elicited valuable critical commentary. At the end of his summer of withdrawal from his family and from his previous life, after a profound series of inner transformations, and after a premonition that his life is nearly over, he rather prosaically decides to see a doctor. Most of the boys who fell in this war were unknown, even to themselves. Sly illustrations capture Sarah’s joy in her successful deceptions. Another version says she got pregnant by one of her curial advisors and somehow was able to maintain the charade until she gave birth to the baby.
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The Roman Mysteries: The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina: Book

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Again, besides observing and naming the condition, he does little to assist, beyond the rather effeminate sewing of Thea into a flax poultice, a nurturing (what Granny would have done), not a scientific gesture. Thus, it also means patriotism and familial responsibility. As for Hild, all this means is that she has to keep Edwin’s favor but at the same time weigh what might happen if one of the other kings surge in power and she’s no stranger to battle. I am always collecting information—in libraries, databases, on-site visits, studying photographs of sites, the art and literature of the period, everything is potential gold.
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My Guardian Angel (Sydney Taylor Honor Book)

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There are increasing numbers of books set in contemporary Asia, but proportionally fewer books set in historical periods. Captured by Vikings, young Hekja is taken as a slave to Greenland by the daughter of Erik the Red, and accompanied by no one from her homeland but her loyal dog, shares adventures with her new mistress, who is determined to make a name for herself as her father and brother have. Although it does not accurately depict the fall of the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem, Kingdom of Heaven is a valid exploration of the clash of Crusader and Muslim over the Holy Land, albeit astutely packaged for modern day sensibilities. [1] Arthur Lindley, “Once, Present, and Future Kings: Kingdom of Heaven and the Multitemporality of Medieval Film,” in Filming the Other Middle Ages: Race, Class and Gender in ‘Medieval’ Cinema, ed.
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