In this forceful manifesto Professor E. D. Hirsch, Jr., argues that children in the United States are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. They lack cultural literacy: a grasp of background information that writers and speakers assume their audience already has. Thus even if a student has a basic competence in the English language, he or she has little chance of entering the American mainstream without knowing what a silicon chip is or when the Civil War was fought.
Beckett's Radio Plays RTÉ (Ireland's National Radio and Television) Radio 1 in association with Gare St Lazare
Players Ireland broadcast Beckett's seven radio plays; Embers, Words and Music, Rough for Radio 1, Rough for Radio 2, Cascando, The Old Tune and All that Fall to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Samuel Beckett on Thursday, 13 April 2006.
From Pulitzer Prize–winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew.
Includes: Book 5 'The Wrath of Mulgarath' The Spiderwick Chronicles is a series of children's books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. The books chronicle the adventures of the Grace children, twins Simon and Jared and their older sister Mallory, after they move into the eponymous Spiderwick Estate and discover a world of faeries that they never knew existed.
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From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of "God Is Not Great", a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic through the ages with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. REUPLOAD NEEDED
Terry Pratchett &amp;amp;ndash; Discworld: 38 I Shall Wear Midnightby Terry Pratchett
It starts with whispers.
Then someone picks up a stone.
Finally, the fires begin.
When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . .
Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren’t sparkly, aren’t fun, don’t involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy.
In this inspiring and instructive book from internationally acclaimed therapist and self-help author Beverly Engel, readers learn why apology is so important to our emotional and physical well-being-and why our inability to apologise is the source of a great deal of the dysfunction and unhappiness in all aspects of our lives. With the help of many moving, real-life stories, Engel passionately demonstrates the transformative power of apology and offers practical, easy-to-follow prescriptions for putting the power of apology to work in our own lives. Approximate running time: 180 minutes. Two audiocassettes.