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This is the story of four puppies: Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La, and Gaston. (Read more...)
Gaston works the hardest at his lessons on how to be a proper pooch. He sips, never slobbers! He yips, never yaps! He walks with grace, never races! Gaston fits right in with his poodle sisters.
But a chance encounter with a bulldog family in the park (Rocky, Ricky, Bruno, and Antoinette) reveals there's been a mix-up, and so Gaston and Antoinette switch places. The new families look right, but they don't feel right. Can these puppies follow their noses and their hearts to find where they belong?
In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. (Read more...)
As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight (but she doesn't), and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom, to a prince she has never met.
On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive, unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets, even as she finds herself falling in love.
In 1893, when Gandhi set sail for South Africa, he was a twenty-three-year-old lawyer who had failed to establish himself in India. In this remarkable biography, the author makes clear the fundamental ways in which Gandhi’s ideas were shaped before his return to India in 1915. (Read more...)
It was during his years in England and South Africa that Gandhi came to understand the nature of imperialism and racism; and in South Africa that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would undermine and eventually overthrow the British Raj.
Gandhi: Before India gives us equally vivid portraits of the man and the world he lived in: a world of sharp contrasts among the coastal culture of his birthplace, High Victorian London, and colonial South Africa. It explores in abundant detail Gandhi’s experiments with dissident cults such as the Tolstoyans; his friendships with radical Jews, heterodox Christians, and devout Muslims; his enmities and rivalries; and his often overlooked failures as a husband and father. It tells the dramatic, profoundly moving story of how Gandhi inspired the devotion of thousands of followers in South Africa as he mobilized a cross-class and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a brutally racist regime.
Ernest Shackleton was one of the last great Antarctic explorers, and he led one of the most ambitious Antarctic expeditions ever undertaken. (Read more...)
This is Shackleton's story and the story of the dozens of men who threw in their lot with him, many of whom nearly died in the unimaginably harsh conditions of the journey. It's an astonishing feat, and was unprecedented at the time, that all the men in the expedition survived.
Shackleton's expedition marked the end of a period of romantic exploration of the Arctic and the Antarctic, and this is as much a book about the encroaching modern world as it is about travel. Nick Bertozzi has documented this remarkable journey with such wit and fiendish attention to detail that it's impossible not to get caught up in the drama of the voyage. Shackleton is a phenomenal accompaniment to Bertozzi's earlier graphic novel about great explorers, Lewis & Clark.