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Twelve Years A Slave Twelve Years A Slave

Автор: Frederick Douglass

Год издания: 0000

Solomon Northup (born c.1807) was an American abolitionist and author. Born free to a freed slave and a free African American woman, he was a professional violinist, farmer and landowner until he was offered a job as a musician in Washington D.C., where he was drugged and kidnapped by slavers. He was sold to a painter in New Orleans and remained in bondage for 12 years until a Canadian plantation worker alerted the authorities in New York. He was emancipated on January 3, 1853, although his captors where never brought to justice. Northup chronicled his harrowing experience in this historic memoir, which was adapted into the 2013 Oscar-winning film of the same name. A moving memoir that deserves a place on every bookshelf and will appeal to those with an interest in this dark chapter of American history. Read & Co. History is proud to be republishing this classic slave narrative now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter by Frederick Douglass.
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years

Автор: Townsend Sue

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Arena One: Slaverunners Arena One: Slaverunners

Автор: Морган Райс

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“From Morgan Rice, #1 Bestselling author of THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comes a new trilogy of dystopian fiction. New York. 2120. American has been decimated, wiped out from the second Civil War. In this post-apocalyptic world, survivors are far and few between. And most of those who do survive are members of the violent gangs, predators who live in the big cities. They patrol the countryside looking for slaves, for fresh victims to bring back into the city for their favorite death sport: Arena One. The death stadium where opponents are made to fight to the death, in the most barbaric of ways. There is only one rule to the arena: no one survives. Ever. Deep in the wilderness, high up in the Catskill Mountains, 17 year old Brooke Moore manages to survive, hiding out with her younger sister, Bree. They are careful to avoid the gangs of slaverunners who patrol the countryside. But one day, Brooke is not as careful as she can be, and Bree is captured. The slaverunners take her away, heading to the city, and to what will be a certain death. Brooke, a Marine's daughter, was raised to be tough, to never back down from a fight. When her sister is taken, Brooke mobilizes, uses everything at her disposal to chase down the slaverunners and get her sister back. Along the way she runs into Ben, 17, another survivor like her, whose brother was taken. Together, they team up on their rescue mission. What follows is a post-apocalyptic, action-packed thriller, as the two of them pursue the slaverunners on the most dangerous ride of their lives, following them deep into the heart of New York. Along the way, if they are to survive, they will have to make some of the hardest choices and sacrifices of their lives, encountering obstacles neither of them had expected – including their unexpected feelings for each other. Will they rescue their siblings? Will they make it back? And will they, themselves, have to fight in the arena?

An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798 An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798

Автор: John Barrow

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Полный вариант заголовка: «An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798 : including cursory observations on the geology and geography of the southern part of that continent, the natural history of such objects as occurred in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms, and sketches of the physical and moral characters of the various tribes of inhabitants surrounding the settlement of the Cape of Good Hope. To which is annexed, a description of the present state, population, and produce of that extensive colony / by John Barrow».

Twelve beautiful designs for farm-houses Twelve beautiful designs for farm-houses

Автор: William Halfpenny

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Полный вариант заголовка: «Twelve beautiful designs for farm-houses : with their proper offices, and estimates of the whole... / by William Halfpenny».

A tour, performed in the years 1795-6 through the Taurida A tour, performed in the years 1795-6 through the Taurida

Автор: Guthrie Maria

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Полный вариант заголовка: «A tour, performed in the years 1795-6 through the Taurida, or Crimea, the antient kingdom of Bosphorus, the once-powerful republic of Tauric Cherson, and all the other countries on the North shore of the Euxine, ceded to Russia by the peace of Kainardgi and Jassy : the whole illustrated by a map of the tour along the Buxine coast, from the Dniester to the Cuban; with engravings of a Great number of ancient coins, medals, monuments, inscriptions, and other curious objects / by Mrs. Maria Guthrie ; described in a series of letters to her husband, the editor Matthew Guthrie».