Set in west Texas in 1980, No Country for Old Men focuses on the intersecting lives of a hunter who discovers 2.4 million dollars in abandoned drug money, a Texas county sheriff who must protect an innocent couple, and heavily armed men who are determined to reclaim the money at any cost. As their paths carry them up and down the U.S./Mexican border, each person must confront what it means to abandon a life. Filled with the harsh landscapes and lyrical language that have earned McCarthy literary fame, this novel is an enduring meditation on the beliefs and hope that inform people's decisions and shape their destinies.
H. G. Wells - The Invisible Man Unabridged The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and uses it on himself. The story begins as the Invisible Man, with a bandaged face and a heavy coat and gloves, takes a train to lodge in a country inn whilst he tries to discover the antidote and make himself visible again.
Fiercely nationalistic, the first prominent American writers exhibited a profound pride in the territory that would come to be known as the United States. Predating even the Declaration of Independence, much early American writing entailed commentary on the newly developing American society. This volume examines the literature of the country in its nascence and writers such as Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson, who helped cultivate a uniquely American voice.
From Australia to Tanzania and beyond - your students will love discovering fascinating facts about faraway places while they improve their reading comprehension, writing and research skills. Students read a high-interest article about each country or continent then answer specific reading comprehension questions that encourage them to read for details and find facts. In addition, a variety of extended bonus activities are included to insure that your students receive a thorough understanding of each country while building basic skills. (Grades: 4-8, Reading Level: 3-4)
Students retain geography and history information better when they experience living images of world cultures. These programs about some of the world’s major countries help students understand other peoples’ environments, values, and significant historical contributions.
The ancient and the modern intermingle in this country of rich agriculture, Orthodox religious traditions, communist-era monuments, and resilient people. Its greatest city, Kiev, has its own historical treasures and renown.
By calling this book "Negro Americans - The Early Years", we try to give accurate accounts of some of those black men and women who gave their talents and lives to their country during its formative years.
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.