A Predicament of Innocents


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This collection of George Stranahan's essays and photographs explores the art of teaching, the minds of children, and how the educational infrastructure stifles the growth of both. The text examines educational practices, debates, and theory, and advocates learning with children rather than teaching to them--adapted from Tattered Cover Bookstore summary.




Library Lin's Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction


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Trust a librarian to help you find books you’ll want to read Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction is a librarian’s A-list of nonfiction books organized by subject area—just like a library. Linda Maxie (Library Lin) combed through 65 best books lists going back a century. She reviewed tens of thousands of books, sorted them according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and selected an entire library’s worth for you to browse without leaving home. Here you’ll find • Summaries of outstanding titles in every subject • Suggestions for locating reading material specific to your needs and interests In this broad survey of all the nonfiction categories, you will find titles on everything from the A-bomb to Zen Buddhism. You might find yourself immersed in whole subject areas that you never thought you’d be interested in.




In the Midst of Innocence


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"An endearing ballad of the struggle for existence and understanding." – Booklist Ten-year-old Pearl Wallace is living in the mountains of rural Tennessee in the depths of the Great Depression and several years into Prohibition. Pearl struggles with her moral dilemmas: What can she do to protect her best friend Darlene from an abusive stepfather? And, especially, how much does she need to tithe on the money she has earned from stealing her daddy’s moonshine and selling it? Meanwhile, Emily Weston, a missionary, has come to “lift the poor hillbillies of the region out of their ignorance and misery.” Coming from a place of affluence and privilege, she is quickly overwhelmed by the social and racial issues facing her students and their families. When murder, fire, and heartbreak threaten those they love, Pearl and Emily must confront the hate and bigotry of their neighbors. Emily’s time in the mountains will be one not of saving souls, but of personal reckoning. "Deborah Hining is a remarkable talent.” – Elizabeth Hein, author of How to Climb the Eiffel Tower




An Innocent Proven Guilty


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Philip Hayward is a teacher who thinks of himself as 'Mr Nice Guy'. However, due to his brother's cheating him out of his home, he fantasized about fratricide. When a serendipitous meeting reveals his brother's whereabouts, he stumbles into his brother's new house to discover a body.With his brother dead, he feels duty bound to find out who killed him. The police want him 'to help them with their enquiries' because he has left a bloody footprint on the floor.Phil sees himself like the fugitive, Hannay, in 'The 39 Steps', the only way he can stop running is to find the culprit and clear his name.It's time to call in some favours, but has he really been good enough for people to help him; a known murderer who had motive and who was the last person at the crime scene?Can he prove his innocence before the police move in and who is Diana Deverill who signs herself "Deadly nightshade" and pursues Phil at every opportunity?




The Chrysalis of Oc: Innocent and the Innocents


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At the turn of the thirteenth century, a tolerant, wealthy, and cultured society blossomed in what is now southwestern France. Occitania was the domain of the Counts of Toulouse. Its people valued poetry, music, and literature over warfare. Their language Occitan, was the lingua franca of the courts of Europe. Their troubadours traveled widely and were popular sources of news and entertainment. Tragically, their success struck fear in the minds of the pope and kings, so a brutal crusade was launched to destroy a people that sought only peace. Seven hundred years later, as the battles raged on the Normandy beaches, a sleepy little town in the Limousin woke up to what they expected to be like any other. But this day they were to have unwelcome visitors, the Waffen SS. The Chrysalis of Oc is a sweeping historical tale that links thirteenth and twentieth century France and the bloody crusades that changed the course of the world forever.




The Renaissance New Testament


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"This work has the chief elements of a Greek grammar, dictionary, concordance, and commentary."--Page 4 of cover




33 An Innocent Proven Guilty


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Philip Hayward is a mathematics teacher who is 'Mr Nice Guy'. He tries to be generous and giving, but he harbours a guilty secret, he wants his brother, Patrick, dead. Ten years previously they had bought a flat together but when Patrick lost his job through shady deals, a year later, they were forced sell. As the elder brother, Patrick was the principal name on the mortgage and he held the account. When they sold, the capital payment for the flat was paid into his bank, and he disappeared to America with all the money. The mortgage company came after Phil for the whole debt, leaving him with a huge sum of money to pay off and nowhere to live. He had even contemplated fratricide; the bitterness at his unfair treatment had become greater as time passed and as his poverty weighed more heavily on him. When a serendipitous meeting reveals his brother's whereabouts, he stumbles into his brother's new house to discover a body. With help, he can find his brother's killer but will he be in time?




IPG innocent Proven Guilty


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Philip Hayward is a mathematics teacher who thinks of himself as 'Mr Nice Guy'. He tries to be generous and giving, but he harbours a guilty secret, he wants his brother, Patrick, dead. His brother sold their flat and left with the money; then, the mortgage company came after Phil for the mortgage debt, leaving him with a huge sum of money to pay off and nowhere to live.He fantasized about fratricide; the bitterness at his unfair treatment had become greater as time passed and as his poverty weighed more heavily on him.When a serendipitous meeting reveals his brother's whereabouts, he stumbles into his brother's new house to discover a body.Can he prove his innocence before the police move in and who is Diana Deverill who signs herself "Deadly nightshade" and pursues Phil at every opportunity?His distinctive looks and height give him away at every turn but will the help of the Muslim community save him from the clutches of the law and allow him to track down the real murderer.







The Friend


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